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Comment: Re:Not a narcisisst (Score 3, Interesting) 140

by Unknown74 (#48124707) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Books On the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla?
I disagree about Edison being like Jobs. Edison made more connections to folks in business - he, too, worked in the lab, and made a great invention - the light bulb. But then he realized that to get lightbulbs in every house, he had to get electricity in every house, too. Enter Westinghouse, and may others who invented the electricity distribution industry. Come on - who could be as big an a$$hole as Jobs...really???

Comment: HOLD IT! HOLD IT!! (Score 1) 294

by Unknown74 (#47938533) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance
If you look at the charts on nature's site, they only mention ONE sugar substitute - SACCHARINE! Good grief, we've known for decades that stuff is not too great. No mention of the more modern sugar substitutes. Basically a junk article, but it's being quoted all over the internet as if it were fact.

Comment: Re:Wow... (Score 1) 232

by Unknown74 (#47925579) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?
I completely agree with DoD. This is NOT a new trend....I left such a place almost two years ago. It was FDD plus liberal amounts of intimidation by a certain senior engineer, who thought his way was the only way to do things. When you identify an FDD shop - in the words of Commander Keen, avoid, avoid, avoid!!

Comment: Re:NT is best (Score 1) 190

by Unknown74 (#47747017) Attached to: Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated
" The desktop environments (Gnome, KDE, Xfce, ect.) on Linux are ugly, slow, buggy, and generally shitty." Shows what very little you know. The main problem with KDE and Gnome is, they improved them both to death. If you are not running top of the line hardware, forget it. As for XFCE and others, you clearly do not know what you are talking about. I switched to XFCE a few years back (from KDE). It does what I want, looks great, never gives any grief. And this is in a development environment, mind you. You may want to try a Linux distro that is not 10 years old next time.

Comment: OOOps! (Score 4, Informative) 115

by Unknown74 (#47635553) Attached to: Can We Call Pluto and Charon a 'Binary Planet' Yet?
My mistake...Pluto has FIVE moons. Charon: Discovered in 1978, this small moon is almost half the size of Pluto. It is so big Pluto and Charon are sometimes referred to as a double planet system. Nix and Hydra: These small moons were found in 2005 by a Hubble Space Telescope team studying the Pluto system. Kerberos: Discovered in 2011, this tiny moon is located between the orbits of Nix and Hydra. Styx: Discovered in 2012, this little moon was found by a team of scientists search for potential hazards to the New Horizons spacecraft flyby in 2015. may the 'little planet that could' keep right on thumbing it nose at everybody!

Comment: AHEM... (Score 2) 115

by Unknown74 (#47635519) Attached to: Can We Call Pluto and Charon a 'Binary Planet' Yet?
Uh, folks, Pluto actually has FOUR moons... Charon: Discovered in 1978, this small moon is almost half the size of Pluto. ... Nix and Hydra: These small moons were found in 2005 by a Hubble Space Telescope team studying the Pluto system. Kerberos: Discovered in 2011, this tiny moon is located between the orbits of Nix and Hydra. ...and it just keeps on thumbing it nose at the dwarfists, and now, the binarists. But tell me, how is a FIVE body system a BINARY system? Hmmmmm?

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