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Comment: Re:See what happens when you whine enough? (Score 1) 99

That's not entirely true, you have to have a 64 bit boot loader to be able to run the latest and greatest OS X. The first generation of Intel Mac Pros had a 32 bit boot loader and are thus officially unable to run anything post Lion(there are workarounds however)

Comment: Re: I think this means (Score 2) 255

by antifoidulus (#47626575) Attached to: TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor
I was about 100 km from Fukushima when it happened, the reason they didn't flood the reactors with seawater right away was that the president of TEPCO, who before the earthquake was famous for being a cost cutter, wanted to save the reactor because if they flooded it it would never produce power again. He only reluctantly agreed to have it flooded after it was clear not doing so would result in an even bigger catastrophe. The dude should be hung for what he did.

Comment: Re:..but we won't give any more doses to anyone el (Score 1) 390

by antifoidulus (#47603839) Attached to: "Secret Serum" Used To Treat Americans With Ebola
Yeah, because the dude was there volunteering in Africa because he just hates black people. And of course, drug manufacturing is just SOOOOOOO simple that anyone can do it, it's just those greedy bastards(who cares who they are, anyone but you is a greedy bastard, right?) who are preventing it. Here is a clue dipshit, if developing drugs is so easy, why don't you be the hero and do it? Or would that interrupt your self-righteousness time?

Comment: Re:ROI for drug development (Score 1) 390

by antifoidulus (#47603781) Attached to: "Secret Serum" Used To Treat Americans With Ebola
Actually ebola is quite deadly for non-human primates as well, in fact they have successfully created a vaccine that prevents the disease in non-human primates, it just hasn't been developed for humans as of yet. Also, fwiw the most likely reservoir for the disease is bats, bats apparently can carry the disease without suffering any ill effects.

Comment: Re:That kinda sucks (Score 2) 172

by antifoidulus (#47603693) Attached to: Sony Tosses the Sony Reader On the Scrap Heap
Unfortunately that is pretty much an apt description of everything Sony has made in the past 2 decades or so, really slick hardware with crap software and frustrating incompatibilities. They either need to just do a clean sweep of their software division or else just become a hardware design consulting company.

Comment: Re:Sales flow chart. (Score 1) 97

by antifoidulus (#47554299) Attached to: Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs
Give Postgres a try, it's pretty easy to get started. And if anyone tells you MySQL is faster, ignore them until they prove it using your application and realistic transaction volumes.

While I agree with you about Oracle, you are dead wrong on MySQL. MySQL(well, increasingly MariaDB) is extensively used at some of the highest trafficked sites on the internet(Google and Facebook to name a few). It is more than capable of handling large transaction volumes.

Comment: China is not alone (Score 3, Interesting) 58

+ - Japan arrests woman for making a printable 3d model of her vagina

Submitted by antifoidulus
antifoidulus (807088) writes "The BBC is reporting that a Japanese woman has been arrested for making a 3d model of her vagina that can be printed using a 3d printer. Megumi Igarashi had sent the printable model to people who sent her money to create it. A police spokesman told AFP news agency she had distributed data that could "create an obscene shape". While giant phalluses are a common spectacle at Japanese fertility festivals, apparently vaginas are still considered "taboo". Ms. Igarashi is fighting the charges."

Comment: iOS Management Tools for non-macs (Score 3, Interesting) 126

I wonder if this means that Apple will finally port it's iOS management tools to run on something other than OS X server. Ever since Apple killed the XServe(and really even before that) this has been a major hinderance to wider scale enterprise adoption of iOS devices. The tools are actually quite good, but if you are forced to try to cram a bunch of mac minis somewhere or trying to get some mac pros in the server room, it's just a pain. Add to that lack of practical way to deploy OS X server instances on the cloud and you have enterprise customers just not interested in trying to screw around with iPhones. Hopefully this partnership will fix that.

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