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Comment: Re:Server 2012 already looks like Windows 8. (Score 1) 311

by TangoMargarine (#47522927) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Bash is less flexible (uses strings instead of objects),

Why would you want to use a scripting language for OOP? Use an "actual" language. For scripting uses, use a scripting language.

I get that you want to harp on about how great linux is..but if *ix supporters fail to be objective in their assessments of these things

How about a more direct comparison--bash vs. batch scripting. They were both around 20 years ago.

Comment: Re:Best Wishes ! (Score 1) 311

by TangoMargarine (#47522903) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

No, Multics was the predecessor of Unix. The guys who worked on Multics had the philosophy of "do the exact opposite of Multics where possible" when they worked on Unix. Look it up.

Then after awhile everybody started branching mainline Unix and while they were fighting about restandardizing them all together, Microsoft came in and ate their lunch.

Comment: Re:Here we go... (Score 1) 432

by TangoMargarine (#47516257) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

For the kneejerks among us who will undoubtedly not understand the subtlety I was trying to convey there, the saying can be interpreted to apply to both the Israelis and the Palestinians alike.

The Mandate ends and the Israelis get invaded...
so they take up arms to defend themselves...
and after doing so successfully they go on the offensive and capture more territory...
then the Palestinians take up arms to resist and try to get their territory back...
so they keep sending suicide bombers and launching rockets over the border...
so the Israelis retaliate with helicopter airstrikes...

And on and on and on.

Comment: Re:I don't think it's the industry in general. (Score 1) 906

by TangoMargarine (#47516071) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

And it depends where you are online. I'm a member of an online RPG called Kingdom of Loathing with a pretty active chat system.

The moderators are *very* active. Say what you will about heavy-handedness, but recent events have proven that if you start throwing around anything with a flavor of misogyny to it in open chat, you will be banned with much prejudice. May be partially related to our uncharacteristically high female playerbase but the game creators are all guys.

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 1) 906

by TangoMargarine (#47515775) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Any theories why that is? I'm trying to imagine why there would be such a big skew towards people actually wanting to *kill* women in this context. It doesn't help them achieve any of their stereotypical oriented-around-women objectives.

My armchair philosophy stab in the dark would be inferiority complex. Rage if you want, but I'll admit I have one sometimes.

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 1) 906

by TangoMargarine (#47515743) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

For awhile there, every time I read a summary I assumed that the editor/submitter was lying to me somehow and just had to figure out which part was the lie. And it was pretty accurate.

So then you go read the comments until you find the one guy who ACTUALLY knows what's going on when it turns out even the writers of TFA, while not lying per se, are usually purposely misrepresenting the issue. I have to give Slashdot credit for that, as I know I'm not going to get accurate news about copyright law, DRM, government end-runs etc. anywhere else.

I'm more over at Soylent these days, but I think the first part has gotten a bit better here since then.

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