Staples to close 225 stores in US by the end of 2014.
Staples to close 225 stores in US by the end of 2014.
Namely, after several replies, it has yet to accuse me of lying. It still follows most of its usual behaviors, but the lying accusation module is not being called up on the usual schedule. Someone might want to look into this before we have any further slashdot code-rot.
- Actual independent, non-partisan agenda-free investigations into events
- Government representation of the people, elected by the people
- Having federal agencies do the job they are tasked with
I can see how conservatives would hate those ideas so much. That is, I can understand it, if they live in some sort of alternate up==down reality.
The Finns are definitely going to give you a run for your money if you play like you did today.
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report on Benghazi
NY Times report on Benghazi
So we have two reports, one from the government and one that was from the media. Neither were kind to the administration, yet neither provided everything the conservatives wanted either. So how many investigations do they want? At what point will they be happy?
It appears the first answer is "enough to drive the president out of the white house", and the second is likely "only after the president and everyone with a "D" after their name is driven permanently from Washington DC".
How would I do it? In the spirit of Open Source, I'd use PostgreSQL as a database backend, as MySQL or MariaDB is, in my humble opinion, inferior to PostgreSQL.
One reason is the syntax of PL-PGSQL vs. T-SQL. I hate T-SQL compared to PL-PGSQL (or just PL-SQL if I'm writing a Stored Proc for Oracle).
After that, I'd model the database to do what I want, and store what I want, and I'd ensure that the data was fully in 3rd Normal Form.
And if you bitch about joins, I'll hit you with a fucking sledgehammer.
After that, throwing up some PHP to format the page is an afterthought. The critical piece is getting the database right.
The database itself would need to be clustered to be able to scale with the load, and PostgreSQL does a pretty nice job of it.
Think I'm done with slashdot (again) for a while (again).
So I see Slashdot is heading towards another redesign, and there's a fair amount of folks fighting the good fight. While I wish you all the best in your current endeavor, I shan't participate or agitate.
Because the sad truth is, original flavour management already killed off this site almost ten years ago through sheer lack of giving a fuck, and Slashdot's first exodus happened, taking some of the best from this place. Worse, Taco and cronies decided that the best move after that was to spend too long slapping a coat of Web 2.0 all over the place, which had the net effect of getting rid of around half the people who had decided it stick it out. By the time Barry O. was inaugurated, the damage was well and truly done. The only people left were idiots, trolls and the precious few too lazy to jump ship.
So go ahead, flood FP stories with anti-beta comments, create alternative communities but remember: This is well-trod ground. Many before you have tried and failed. Moreover, there's nothing here left to save anyway.
Best of luck.
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RalphWigum (519738) has made you their foe.
I suspect it may relate to one of the comments I posted in the discussion on the voter shortsightedness article as I haven't written much here that has gotten much attention lately, but that's just a guess.
I WAS RIGHT.
From Fast and Furious to the sky high unemployment to the "recovery summer" that never happened to Benghazi to ObamaCare to the continual end runs around the constitution to illegally appointing people to the labor board to allowing a Nuclear Iran... and now in the SOTU he threatens to bypass Congress even more...
Like I said -- he's been a disaster.
The line for the libtrolls to kiss my ass starts to the left.
Version: Unknown, presumably current?
Description: The PudgeScript parser does not accurately recognize requests for information. See example where a request was not acknowledged. It appears that the current version might only recognize requests when they end with a question mark, however as the PudgeScript is supposed to emulate the activity of a person with training as a journalist, this is insufficient.
Furthermore, the execution of PudgeScript shown in that example forgot to accuse me of lying. This may be a bug as well.
This is why I stopped paying attention to conservatives long ago: Breathless hype of impending doom, but as you investigate, you find that no matter what technical truth is contained in these overhyped claims, the reality always turns out to be underwhelming at best.
I got my first taste of it back in the late 90s when the big conspiracy theory of the day was FEMA's apparently limitless power during a crisis. Clinton, busy with Lewinskygate, and on his way out, was just waiting for one good disaster in order to unleash FEMA and some sort of New World Order. And then you find out it's just boilerplate shit about responsibility, chain of command, and agency co-operation in order to better respond during an emergency.
And so we come to Dictator Obama and his Fascist Regime, Executive Orders flying out as as fast as his army of statist apparatchiks can churn them out, making a mockery of the Greatest Democracy in the world, like no other politician in the history of ever.
To be fair though, shame on me. I'm the one got excited then disappointed. No point in blaming the howler monkeys for being the usual idiots on this one.