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Comment: Re:Are you sure? (Score 2) 815

I'm looking at PC-BSD as a way to jump-start myself into FreeBSD. The desktop is not too bad, but I'm as yet unsure whether all my tools will run there or not, though.

BTW, I take exception to the attempt to draw a dividing line between desktop and server use. There are lots of us who use Linux on the desktop because we're doing software, Web, or other development, or work that's related to it.

Comment: Re:Honestly, who gives a fuck? (Score 0) 599

by Zontar The Mindless (#48238497) Attached to: Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

Not that it's really anybody else's business, but her ex-bf's blog indicates that Zoe is anything but "penis-hating". Brianna Wu is married (to a man). The others I don't know about, nor do I actually care, but since you raised the point... there you go.

More seriously, in my experience, men expressing such epithets generally mean something more like, “In my world, women are good for one thing only; therefore, any woman whom I find desirable but won't put out for me, or whom I don't find desirable, is a dyke who wants to put all men in concentration camps.”

ProTip: Stop blaming women for your own shortcomings, and you might even start getting laid.

Comment: Re:Good for them (Score 2) 553

by Zontar The Mindless (#48238365) Attached to: Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Apparently you are intimidated by complete sentences. There's a cure for that problem: Learn how to do it right. Then people will understand you better, and you'll no longer have to try to hide your ignorance behind "I know what I meant and you're an idiot if you can't read my mind".

Perhaps His Holiness is old enough to have learnt about something called "The Law Of Unintended Consequences". This often seems to crop up in conjunction with the implementation of Solutions Without Problems. You should read up on it sometime.

Comment: Re: I don't really see the point. (Score 1) 128

Celerons still take thirty seconds to process a mouseclick though. That hasn''t changed.

Windows user? I've got openSUSE running on my old laptop from 2004--an Acer with a Celeron--and it still handles full-screen video (and mouseclicks) very nicely, thank you.

Comment: Re:Tumblewhat? (Score 4, Interesting) 24

by Zontar The Mindless (#48234883) Attached to: OpenSUSE Factory To Merge With Tumbleweed

I've been using SuSE/openSUSE since 2005. It's always mostly worked quite well for me, and when I have had issues, in almost every case it was a problem that originated upstream (I'm looking at you, Nouveau).

I know plenty of people who use it (including 3/4 of my team at work). Most of them are in the German-speaking countries, Benelux, or Scandinavia.

I've not had much trouble with it lagging behind, although I have had the opposite problem on a couple of occasions, like when they've moved up to a newer version of gcc than our dev/QA people were testing against at the time. I've filed several bug reports against our products that were closed as !BUG and then re-opened after Fedora/RH/Debian/whatever caught up.

If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program, wake him up.