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Comment: Good ol' slashcode (Score 1) 1521

by dark_panda (#37214738) Attached to: Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

I remember installing a copy of slashcode on a Pentium III running Red Hat 6.2 around 11 years ago this summer to run my school labs' bbs system. Somehow I managed to remain sane during that time and I have convinced myself that I am a better programmer and developer for having survived that onslaught of twitchy perl and bash scripts. Thanks Rob teaching me about the virtues of patience in programming and especially when reading other people's code, for slashcode, and especially for slashdot. So long and thanks for all the ponies.

Comment: Congrats to MJ! (Score 1) 180

by dark_panda (#33670116) Attached to: Michael Jackson Themed MMO In the Works

It's nice to see all of this recent publicity for Michael, he's had it pretty rough for the last decade or so. Hopefully he'll be able to capitalize on all of this newfound attention and turn the corner on his financial woes given this huge surge in popularity.

What's that you say? Oh. Sorry to hear that.

Comment: Quick date calculations (Score 4, Funny) 252

by dark_panda (#30780934) Attached to: Firefox 3.7 Dropped In Favor of Feature Updates

"Mozilla would roll out Firefox 3.6 and 3.7 over the course of 2009, each bringing minor improvements to the browser. However, a steady stream of delays to Firefox 3.6 has rendered that goal unobtainable."

[jay@gobstopper ~]% date
Fri 15 Jan 2010 12:32:18 EST

... ... Okay guys, looks like this math checks out. It seems that releasing Firefox 3.6 and 3.7 in 2009 is an unobtainable goal at this point in time. You know, in 2010.

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