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Comment: dare to hope (Score 1) 187

by johncandale (#49151899) Attached to: Lenovo Saying Goodbye To Bloatware
Dare I hope this will come true? I remember Sony laptops used to offer a "wiped" install on some laptops, with a clean win7 install, no Sony or bloatware software (cue windows is bloatware jokes... you're not funny). I was going to get a Sony, mostly for that reason (they were comparable to other laptops in every other respect).

Comment: oh yeah pot is safe sure, ...for your physi health (Score 1) 395

Long term pot use is disastrous for your ability to function emotionally, but hey at least your liver will still be working. So go ahead and smoke up. I will be LOLing when nobody worthwhile wants to deal with your addled mentality at 40 years old while my Alcohol greased social life will be fully functional. Protip:it's the addiction that is bad with any drug.

Comment: the interenet is bad for everyone (Score 1) 256

by johncandale (#49134661) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Parental Content Control For Free OSs?
Protip: get your kids to socialize away from the internet. That will boost their lifetime achievement in jobs, school, everything much more then reading Wikipedia or watching documentaries. It's all about social skills. Kids should be writing and doing math more anyways. by hand. over and over again. If your kids are spending any extra time on the internet, it's a waste. The best thing is just logs that show how much time they wasted and discuss it with them, but remember they will just hate you for monitoring them

Comment: conculsion based on a myth (Score 1) 95

by johncandale (#49134627) Attached to: Linux Foundation: Bugs Can Be Made Shallow With Proper Funding

undermined the confidence many had in high quality of open source

protip: only naive college-level awareness fanboys thought that. Everyone else was aware of the illusion of security in Linux and knew it was mostly through obscurity that it was not the victim of attacks. It's not just a lot of eyeballs btw, but the right eyeballs. And reviewing shipped code for security is usually the last thing foss people spend their time on.

Comment: the science was bad and the movie was bad (Score 1) 132

by johncandale (#49125187) Attached to: Why Hollywood Fudged the Relativity-Based Wormhole Scenes In Interstellar
In the PR and even in the reviews it was claimed there were long drawn out scenes discussing physic theories. This was nonsense. All those scenes were 5 minute sum-ups and 5 times as much time was used to talk about how the feeling of love should be used in a judgement about which planet to visit. They need to shut up already about it being a sciencey movie. It wasn't. It was a feelings movie. A bad one. The red camera of HAL9000 had more personality then any actor in this terrible terrible film. This is the first Hollywood movie I had seen in a year. I was dragged to it. It just reminded me not to waste my time.

Comment: Some countries just want to see the world burn. (Score 1) 131

by johncandale (#49125053) Attached to: US May Sell Armed Drones
Some countries just want to see the world burn. I have lately decided the real reason wages have been flat in the united states sense the 70s is that is when we started sending vast amounts of our wealth overseas in the form of foldable cash to buy off people. It all disappears into the black hole.

Comment: Re:Run Silent, Run Deep (Score 1) 439

by johncandale (#49120553) Attached to: Will Submarines Soon Become As Obsolete As the Battleship?
aircraft carriers are already obsolete. You just can't hide from satellites. In the first major war they are going to be the first things sunk. Their carrier group isn't going to be able to stop 2000 guided missiles shot from 1000s of miles away. And if that doesn't work, they will just shoot a nuke into the middle of the group. Or under the group.

fortune: cpu time/usefulness ratio too high -- core dumped.

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