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Comment: Re:haven't watched it... (Score 1) 391

by kevingolding2001 (#47727445) Attached to: UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

To not be ignorant.

Basically this member of ISIS (with an East London accent) is explaining exactly what he believes, what his religion dictates, how he views the actions of the US, and why he feels justified in doing what he is doing.

The video cuts away prior to any actual gore being shown so it's not really that offensive (compared to some other videos I have seen).

If you really want to try to understand the whole complex mess of Islam in the 21st century, then there is a whole bunch of disturbing things you need to see, including this video (okay, you can stop about 30 seconds before the end for the 'sanitised' version.)

Comment: Re:Niggers. (Score 0, Flamebait) 359

by kevingolding2001 (#47693401) Attached to: Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

Now, if the authorities in African countries are smart,

I suspect that the authorities are usually just as much RFSP as everyone else.
And calling for flame-throwers will invoke outrage from the PC RFSP in every other part of the world.
And you and I will now be called 'racist'.

Wasn't there enough information posted and published everywhere in the mass media in Liberia to inform even the dumbest people not to do that at all?

There is never enough information to inform willfully ignorant people.
And now I'll be called 'racist' again.

Comment: Re:If you didn't know what you were doing ... (Score 2) 145

by kevingolding2001 (#47661497) Attached to: The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

WTF is 10Base-2 doing there? I haven't seen that since the mid-90's.

That was probably the "or so" that came after the word 'decade'.

A "decade or so" could be taken to mean 2 of them, which puts it back in the mid 1990's.

I think you're just being Captain Pedantic, when all the GP was really trying to say was that things move pretty quickly in IT.

Comment: Statistics in isolation mean nothing (Score 1) 561

by kevingolding2001 (#47661451) Attached to: Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

I'd be interested in seeing the percentage breakdown of job applicants in comparison.

Hypothetically, suppose that on average 2 out of 10 job applicants are female. In order to achieve a '3 out of 10' female employee ratio means that Apple must have gone out of their way to hire more females than males.

Without knowing the demographic breakdown of the applicants, then the number of employees is meaningless.

Comment: Re:You're welcome to them. (Score 1) 402

by kevingolding2001 (#47587895) Attached to: Comparison: Linux Text Editors

I don't know your personal circumstances, but for me learning vi was one of the wisest things I ever did.

At university I hated it and ignored it, but in my very first real computing job after university I had the opportunity of watching somebody who was proficient in vi editing some code. He was touch typing editing commands and making text fly around the terminal faster than I could follow, so I put all my prejudices aside and bothered to learn how it was possible.

Yes there was a learning curve, but in very short time I was far more productive using vi than anything else.

But... you need to know how to touch-type. The biggest advantage of vi comes from the fact that you don't need to move off the home keys. Someone who can type without actually looking at the keys can understand how valuable this is. Hunt-n-peckers will never understand this.

Comment: Boards or ROM's (Score 2) 133

Is it the boards that are really so interesting, or the ROM chips thereon?

Many years ago I remember playing some of my favourite childhood arcade games on my PC with MAME, and the hardest bit was getting hold of the ROM chip images.

Even way back then most the games mentioned in the article seemed to be available, so I wonder if this anything more than sentimental value.

Comment: Re:Not likely. (Score 1) 365

If you think the controls on Metro are unintuitive, you're a certified idiot.

I am a very experienced software developer, and I work with a bunch of very talented systems programmers who progam in things like Perl etc.
I have sat there in stunned disbelief about how bad an interface could possibly be when these very same people got stuck on the 'Seattle page' for about a half hour trying to figure out what to do with the mouse. Ummm. Etc....

Ahh. What's the point. You're obviously religious about this. Nobody can make you understand.

Comment: Re:Dead on arrival (Score 0) 345

by kevingolding2001 (#47279869) Attached to: Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

Bikers such as myself appreciate the engine noise their bikes make.

Anti-social fucktards like you need to be eradicated.

Are you so retarded that the only thing you can contribute to society is to annoy an entire suburb of people (literally) with your 'fat pipes' at 1:00am? Seriously, go look up 'sociopath' in the dictionary. There's a picture of you on your motorcycle happily making people deaf.

Go do in a fire Wanker!

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