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Comment: Re:'Regardless of... income and education level' ? (Score 1) 422

by cas2000 (#48183899) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

I wrote "spoilt" and i meant "spoilt'.

            adj 1: having the character or disposition harmed by pampering
                          or oversolicitous attention; "a spoiled child" [syn: {spoiled}, {spoilt}]

if you're going to be a spelling nazi, at least get a fucking clue first.

and WTF is this "Juan" shit? is that some lame attempt at a coded racist slur, implying i'm mexican or spanish or something? i don't even live in the police-state shithole known as the USA, i live in australia - mexicans are extremely rare here.

Comment: Re:'Regardless of... income and education level' ? (Score 2, Insightful) 422

by cas2000 (#48182133) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

spoilt white boys often have a huge chip on their shoulder and are obsessed with denying their priviledge. it's why they make absurd strawmen and rant about them at any opportunity, regardless of whether it's relevant in context or not.

i.e. "white boys burden".

this particular spoilt white boy seems to be suffering from the idiotic meme that white males are really the oppressed victims in modern society.

Comment: Re:Stay out of our business then..... (Score 1) 993

by cas2000 (#48078385) Attached to: Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

And why did RedHat "choose" systemd? Because they had very little choice... udev has been eaten by it, and GNOME requires it.

No, it's exactly the opposite. RedHat owns systemd and gnome and udev. udev was merged into systemd and gnome depends on systemd because RH wants to own linux.

Why is everyone else joining them?

because they want to use udev and gnome and have little or no choice.

Comment: Re:Simple set of pipelined utilties! (Score 1) 385

by cas2000 (#47941261) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

one major problem with that is that you can't replace any of those 3-15 "modules" with something better (or just different) without replacing ALL of them.

this has an enormous chilling effect on innovation - the only improvements or changes permitted in any of those 3-15+ modules are those that are accepted by the systemd gatekeepers, who are not known for their acceptance of other people's ideas or code.

if systemd stuck to just being an init replacment, most people wouldn't have a problem with it. it's the fact that it's borging all sorts of other daemons that is the problem.

Comment: Re:English usage (Score 1) 97

by cas2000 (#47838433) Attached to: Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

your sexist rant against singular "they" might have some validity if it wasn't for the fact that "they" has been used as a singular pronoun for at least 400 years (i.e. since approximately the beginning of modern english) and the fact that there are numerous nouns in the english language which can also be used as either singular or plural - "bacon" for example. it's not unusual.

in other words when using singular "they", the pronoun and antecedent *DO* match in number. No amount of ranting will change that fact.

Comment: Re:Bad business practice (Score 1) 139

by cas2000 (#47802395) Attached to: Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

no, it's convenient. and more secure.

I buy *all* of my steam games from my linux machine.

I play nearly all of them on my windows machine. I do not and will not ever use this machine for anything other than playing games - and certainly never use it for any purchases or financial transactions. neither my paypal account nor my credit card details will ever be used on this machine - windows is just too vulnerable and prone to malware to be trusted for that.

if i couldn't see windows-only games while logged in using a linux browser, i'd never be able to buy windows games.

Comment: Re:Tarzan need antecedent (Score 1) 824

by cas2000 (#46611777) Attached to: Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

That's not discrimination... that's just low tolerance for bullshit. It has nothing to do with the employee's own politics. Only with the fact that he was objecting -- publicly -- ABOUT his boss's politics, whatever they happen to be.

yeah, uppity employees need to be put in their place! can't have them expressing opinions that their bosses don't like, especially in public. they need to learn to shut up and keep their heads down. it's just a shame that it's not legal to whip them any more, all you can do these days is fire them.

Comment: Re:Isolation, Reflection and Cross-talk (Score 2) 35

by cas2000 (#46487583) Attached to: Nanoscale Terahertz Optical Switch Breaks Miniaturization Barrier

most chip production is still at 28nm or larger, so 200nm is less than 10 times larger....which is still a negative.

on the positive side, though, it switches at terahertz rates - and even assuming that means only 1 Thz, that's still 200-250 times faster than the roughly 4-5 Gigahertz that current top-of-the-line CPUs switch at.

10 times the size for 250 times the speed...for non-mobile applications like a desktop or server CPU - or for a GPU - the larger size would almost certainly be worth it.

Comment: Re:Come and get it, stupid future generations! (Score 1) 676

by cas2000 (#46459079) Attached to: 70% of U.S. Government Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals

also, it's not just about taxing rich individuals, it's about correctly taxing giant corporations so that instead of paying 0.05% or similar they pay the same tax rates that everyone else - including individuals and small companies that aren't big enough to "offshore" profits to a tax haven - has to pay.

Comment: Re:And... (Score 3, Funny) 676

by cas2000 (#46459009) Attached to: 70% of U.S. Government Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals

thank you, thank you, thank you! you've solved the greatest mystery of all time:

        Step 1: Steal Underpants.
        Step 2: "bip-bam-boom!"
        Step 3: Profit

if only we had all realised it was as easy as bip-bam-boom!, we'd all be underpants tycoons or illegal immigrant millionaires.

and your method is so versatile, it can easily be adapted to countless other situations - for example, i could rob a bank, then claim that i was forced to do it by aliens and their evil mind control and bip-bam-boom! i'd end up with my stolen money and a complete acquittal.

thank you for your life-saving business plan advice.

Comment: bogus comparison (Score 2) 104

by cas2000 (#46431103) Attached to: BPAS Appeals £200,000 Fine Over Hacked Website

The amount is particularly egregious when perpetrators of willful data theft often attract fines of only a few thousand pounds."

This is nonsense. "data theft" and "failure to secure personal data" are two completely different crimes - it's perfectly normal for different crimes to have different penalties.....and failing to secure the personal details of 9900 patients is a far more serious crime than breaking into a computer and copying files.

Comment: executor's request plus will should be enough (Score 1) 465

by cas2000 (#46416393) Attached to: Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Legally, the Executor of the will (or the appointed Administrator if there was no will), should be able to write that letter of consent, if Apple cretinously insists on having one - the Executor is acting on behalf of the Estate, and has similar powers and reponsibilities as a person with power of attorney.

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