Cuireann mÃ© marc ar an lÃ. CuimhnÃm.
In any case: Happy birthday, nettin_pure. I hope the day has been a very good one. LÃ breithe sona duit!
Few words are said;
Nor even a look of the eyes
Nor a bend of the head,
But only a hush of the heart
That has too much to keep,
Only memories waking
That sleep so light a sleep.
-- Sara Teasdale
It's a happening place. There are upwards of 3, maybe 4 posts a day!
You should join us, if you like.
(message mods to join; can't let the riffraff on reddit in! Just our very own special riffraff.)
Hey, Slashdot was instrumental in finding Twue Wuv for me, so I couldn't possibly leave it forever. The 14 day comment limit, however, is unfortunate for those of us who stop by only every 6-9 months.
I have read your updates and am interested in your lives and would love to leave a comment expressing as much.
So, hey, Red5, congratulations on the marriage and baby and stuff! And all the other babies that have happened in the past 5 years or so for everybody else! And marriages! And diplomas! And new jobs! And sorry/congrats about the divorces!
I'm a masochist. No, not of the sexual variety. Of the slashdot variety. For some reason, not only do I still continue to read this site, I click on links to stories about cars and phones. The raging stupidity and arrogance is amazing.
And yet I come back.
Does anything around here work anymore? I go to the zoo.pl page (uid changed to mine to protect the guilty) to try to change friend/foe/neutral status, and I get:
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at slashdot.org Port 80
I have to click in three different places to find the right link to let me do a JE.
I was gonna give a laundry list, but fuck it, it's just pissing in the wind. I figure Dice was able to buy it for, what, the price of one week of coffee at Starbucks?
This is my farewell to Slashdot. I once stated after seeing my submissions disappear faster than spam -- often while RED and bearing no negative tags -- that I'd leave Slashdot out of self-respect if it happened again. Although I made an exception or two afterwards, the time has now come. I do not waste my time to have even the effort of a summary squandered so aggressively whilst spam outlives my contributions. The title of this journal is due to the tendency for this to occur under the watch of Soulskill -- almost exclusively. Whether or not it has anything to do with any particular editor or not, I obviously cannot say with certainty. It has simply reached a point where I've come to expect it -- an unhealthy anticipation. Hopefully some of the 18 accepted submissions have helped to enrich things rather than otherwise; I definitely tried. As a final note to actual "friends"; my failure to reciprocate was Discordian in nature, and I was inclined only to friend my foes. For us Discordians must stick apart. Take care folks and keep the the excellent stories coming!
- Penurious Penguin
Noun. (America, UK)
1. A collusive process whereby otherwise public information is made proprietary, assimilated and either (a) retained, or (b) reconstituted by the few for purposes of affecting the many
2. The art of making something seem more intelligent by obscuring the details necessary for thorough evaluation (See: esoterica)
3. A primary ingredient in propaganda
4. A private precursor to public ignorance
5. An expendable and valuable resource thought by oligarchs to produce results at a significantly-faster rate than wisdom, but with greater consequences and less predictable results on long-term scales
6. An industrialized, highly refined form of data-processing specially tailored for those deficient of intellect.
7. A misnomer, popular amongst uncreative pun enthusiasts (See Langley)
8. A theoretical state of mind thought by some to be obtainable by eliminating the thing itself
Via LXer: Steam Beta expands for another 5000!
Alright folks, I had to do it. And surely at least a few of the grumpy bastards on Slashdot could use a grin, or even a laugh. Have a listen to "Bill Gates" in a vicious rap-duel with "Steve Jobs".
Guns, meth, Russian Roulette, murder, and Belize -- Are you prepared to die?.
An interesting CNBC interview with John McAfee
Via LXer, Phoronix announces that Microsoft has released Skype 4.1 for Linux:
No official change-log has yet to emerge for the Linux version of Skype 4.1, but the closed-source VoIP program now has the ability to sign into Microsoft accounts and also chat with Microsoft Windows Live users.
Skype 4.1 for Windows was originally released in 2009 and is now up to version Skype 6.0. The OS X version of Skype was also updated to 6.0 last month with Microsoft and Facebook account integration.
I think I'll let this one cool down a bit before upgrading anything.
Although a story on the subject of succession was posted on Slashdot yesterday, Ars Technica has one just out, which provides some additional insight and updates on the situation. 90,000 people is a pretty good start, considering it's a pretty new petition. Guess that's what the drones were for -- our leaders really look ahead!