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Comment Who cares? (Score 1) 412

DirectX being proprietary and Wine unable to Not Emulate it, might you not as well go with nvidias blob and OpenGL? At least the screensavers look good. Well, some of them. 3D is so 2000. What we need is fast 2D. Wayland and nouveau may be the future. xf86-video-nv never was.

Comment Mine is simpler (Score 2, Interesting) 582

/* -*- coding: utf-8-unix -*- */

#include <stdio.h>

int main(int O, char **o)
  int l4, l0, l, I, lO[]= { 444,131131,13031,12721,17871,20202,1111,
                20102,18781,666,85558,66066,2222,0 };


  return 0;

Comment Re:cancer worries (Score 1) 394

1. What makes you think fasting is any more enjoyable than light to moderate exercise? Repeat after me: "Starvation is painful." With exercise you get pain modulation in the form of endorphines. Fasting ... well, no such luck... Your genes are SCREAMING at you to FEED. Constantly.
2. How are you planning to avoid gaining when going back to your body's set-point caloric intake after fasting for 6 months?
3. The less you eat, the smaller the margins and the higher the risk of not getting the nutrients you need. And no, supplements will not magically fix a deficient diet.

Comment Re:NTFS linux driver will always be quirky (Score 1) 484

True, I have had zero problems with Windows XP / ntfs and Linux in recent years. But what about Windows 7's ntfs? I've upgraded from XP to Windows 7 and I have found that Ubunut Karmic has problems accessing *some* of the directories on the ntfs-filesystems.

Another thing, will windows 7 "enhance" my external HD's ntfs so that I won't be able to acccess it from Linux? The external HD is mostly a storage/backup disk but I use it occasionally to transfer files to Windows 7.

Comment Dunning–Kruger (Score 3, Insightful) 928

Reminds me of the cognitive bias known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, which describes how incompetetent individuals overestimate their competence (did anybody say middle manager?) while the truly competent underestimate their competence (aka. depressive realism). Maybe competent women are more vulnerable to depressive realism?

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.