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Comment Why your article won't be read (Score 5, Insightful) 148

I'm not even making a slashdot-type "nobody reads the article" joke here - literally no one anywhere is going to read the article when you use high-level SAT words and phrases like:

incestuous words
regime (not referring to a country's leadership)
protean
epistemic
doctrinaire

If its supposed to be ironic, I get it, but if its not then you failed miserably and don't even understand your own ideas.

I think its good to have as big of a vocabulary as possible and I actually recognize most of these words or could figure it out from contrast, and I consider myself to have a fairly above-average vocab due to having an English teacher for a Mom, but repeatedly using "big" words like those is just a shortcut to letting us know you're an asshole without much to say.

tldr version:
tldr.

Comment AMD vs Intel performance (Score 2) 311

Regardless of how many cores you have, 90% of the crap that 90% of people do doesn't even benefit from having more than two cpu cores, and it only benefits from that because you can use one core for "the app you're running in the foreground" and one core for literally all other background tasks so your system doesn't lock up if you really need to use 100% of a core, AMD can throw more cores at their CPUs but end users won't see real world performance benefits except in limited scenarios. Intel's super cheap Pentium G3220 at 3ghz (and with only two cores) beats everything AMD sells except for hand-picked benchmarks where AMD's core advantage overcomes its brutal per-clock disadvantage. Single threaded performance is whats king and you'd have to run an AMD cpu at like 5ghz to overcome its poor performance per clock to beat a 3ghz Intel (core-architecture) CPU. And its sad for me to say this because I bought nothing but AMD CPUs from like 2000 until 2014. I wish they could be competetive but the situation looks pretty bleak. I can't use their stuff when their 8 core 4.5ghz cpu is only "a little bit faster" than my 4 core 3ghz phenom from 2009, but my i7 4790k is like, a solid 3 times faster than that 2009 phenom in almost anything you throw at it.

Comment Re:redundancy (Score 1) 183

I tried to be nice, but at the point will just watch as you get mod bombed to hell, Problem is that you take a position based on stupid assumptions, get called on those assumptions and then double down. Then you get called on it again and make an ass of yourself blaming the summary.

Have a nice day.

Comment Re:redundancy (Score 1) 183

I've read your comments on this article and you appear to not have a basic grasp on reading or logic. I will be kind and assume you have taken too much cold medicine and are not normally this imbecilic, but that is the impression that folks are getting of you right now.

My recommendation is to walk away from the keyboard, clear your head and maybe post again in the morning.

Comment Re:Why do you like KDE? (Score 1) 115

A few years ago Gnome 2 became Gnome 3 which sparked a fork and KDE3 still exists today it's called Trinity Desktop. I guess there will be a KDE4 fork. I can't be bothered with the KDE Software Compilation or whatever it's called, it's just KDE to me.

/me is a happy Trinity user

Comment Time to Stop with Political Correctness (Score 4, Funny) 244

Okay, folks, it is time to get rid of the political correctness and call a spade a spade.

There is one group of Americans who cause the vast majority of violent crimes in the United States. They commit a disproportionately large amount of homicides and make up a vastly disproportionate amount of the people in prisons across the country.

They are responsible for being a majority of drug offenders. They cause most fights in schools and make up the vast, vast majority of high school drop outs.

They are also responsible for a vastly disproportionate amount of DUIs.

But political correctness will not allow us to talk about this problem. If we simply locked up this part of society, we'd all be better off.

And I think we all know what group this is.

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Males. Lock 'em all up and throw away the key.

Comment The story about it being fake is fake. (Score 3, Insightful) 37

The message board post saying it was a fake was a fake. It was in French and they were joking about how they're so good at making repros that its theirs and its a fake. Except they were joking.

This doesn't prove its real, but I wouldn't be quite so quick to jump to the conclusion that its a fake.

The guy who has it seems to be worried about plugging into the "7.6V" power input, but its pretty obvious that a 7.5V psone power supply will run it just fine.

In cases like this, skepticism is to be expected, but the "proof" that its "fake" was an admitted joke, so lets roll it back to "maybe fake" instead of "definitely fake" until more info comes out.

Comment Woe is you (Score 0) 227

I'm gonna say what everybody else already said with the added bonus of a harsh reality check.

Regardless of the expensive area you've chosen to live in, there is no excuse for you to not be able to survive 3 months without income. Love her or hate her, Suze Orman would be tearing you to shreds if you asked her this question, so i'm going to do so by proxy.

There are people out there that have to feed a family of 3 on $25,000 a year. They have to spend every dime they make on a place to live and food - and for that reason its somewhat acceptable if they're having difficulty saving a cash cushion, they'd have to be REALLY thrifty and still not really make it.

Meanwhile, a rough estimate of your income after taxes means you're probably taking $100-$125,000 a year home. With that level of cash in your pocket, you'd have to be snorting cocaine with $100 bills and then wiping your ass with it to not have more than a 3 month cushion after even just a couple years of employment.

You should be glad that you're making enough that you don't ACTUALLY have to worry about food or shelter. Not making the mortgage payment on your $600k mcmansion does not classify as "worrying about shelter" because it was your choice to overdo it.

Once you break through the median family income, your goal should be to save as much as possible, not to spend it all and have nothing to show for it.

You need to, right now, go to a retirement investtent web site such as Vanguard.com, open an account, and start putting 25% paycheck in it until you have a years worth of income saved up, then you can drop that back to 10-15% or so. If you do this, you basically won't ever have to worry about money again.

Yes, you won't be able to buy a new BMW 5 series every 2 years, no, you won't be able to move out of that $600,000 crapshack and into a million dollar crapshack in 5 years. But for the love of god, don't openly worry about your finances when you make over $200k a year! You have a spending problem, not an earning problem.

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