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Comment: Re:Warning Shot (Score 0) 148

by kurkosdr (#46650365) Attached to: Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours
In even more layman's terms, there is a "special" category of mistakes, like confusing "their" with "there", "your" with "you 're" or "here" with "hear" that happens ONLY to people who consider language as a bunch of sounds (and not as a bunch of words and gramnar rules). We all mispell words, get tenses wrong and forget words (when we fail to apply the grammar rules properly), but people who make mistakes of the "special" category don't even know what grammar is.

Comment: Re:Warning Shot (Score 0) 148

by kurkosdr (#46649899) Attached to: Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours
To put it in layman's terms, if you have the SLIGHTEST clue about grammar and how sentences are formed, there is no way you can confuse "their" with "there". I, a non-native speaker (I am greek), do not confuse the two. So, confusing the two means that you 've learnt english as a bunch of sounds, and when you write you are trying to find words that fit the sounds. I have no problem with people writing "thought" as "thougt" or even with people writing "definitely" as "definately" (as long as they don't insist it's the correct spelling, like most do), but seeing people confuse "their" with "there" and "your" with "you 're" saddens me, because said people are parrots. There is no nice way to put it.

Comment: Re:Warning Shot (Score 4, Funny) 148

by kurkosdr (#46649013) Attached to: Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours
"hit there targets". Their, their, their, THEIR! Basic kingergarten-level knowledge. Damn idiocracy. 10 years from now, everyone will spell "right" as "rite" and posts complaining about it will get downvoted. Mark my words. (after all, most people already think "definitely" is spelled "definately", and can't tell the difference between "doing good" and "doing well")

Comment: Re:Trivializing the Holocaust (Score 1) 268

"I wanna see the oxygen deniers" We only have gravity deniers so far. Gravity is "just a theory", the earth and the universe itself are held together by the hand of God (Col 1:17). And yes, some people believe such things http://www.chick.com/reading/t... According to Wikipedia, some professor wrote an article on "Intelligent Falling", but the paper has been retracted and hasn't been archived http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...

Comment: Re:Devil's advocate (Score -1, Flamebait) 526

by kurkosdr (#46204183) Attached to: Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC
Wow! Downvoted already, no reply with refutation from the downvoter of course. Arrogant slashdot neckbeards have to stand for arrogant developers, because they code FOSS I guess. Where would FOSS be without arrogance amd overgrown infants (neckbeards) policing the internet?? (by downvoting of course, no refutation).

Comment: Re:Not Dell's Fault Necessarily (Score 1) 526

by kurkosdr (#46204147) Attached to: Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC
" you are driving the amp at 100% and VLC volume at 200%, I wouldn't warrant you either. That's negligence" I believe it's accidental, not on purpose. As i said in the post above yours, VLC has it's volume controls mapped to the scroll wheel, so you may accidentally push volume above 100% without realizing it. Especially if you use the touchpad. Stupid design decision (allow user to push volume above 100% by default) compounded by silliness (volume control mapped to the scroll wheel). But the VLC dudes have an arrogance measured in metric tonnes, so they 'll probably defend the scroll wheel thing, as they 've done in the past.

Comment: Devil's advocate (Score 2, Interesting) 526

by kurkosdr (#46203997) Attached to: Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC
Playing the devil's advocate here, but most audio waveforms look like sine-waves (so to speak). Converting the waveform to a square-wave (what VLC's clipping does when you push the volume above 100%) puts a prolonged stress on the speakers even if you don't increase max output, which most speakers can't withstand. And the VLC dudes have helpfully mapped the volume controls to the scroll wheel, so you 'll probably push the volune above 100% accidentally. Thhe ability to push volume above 100% should be disabled by default IMO. Anyway, if your Dell fries speakers but can stilk boot, uninstall VLC and KM Player.

Comment: Really? (Score 1) 184

by kurkosdr (#45871253) Attached to: Yahoo Advertising Serves Up Malware For Thousands
" Fox-IT says it appears to be 'financially motivated" (Insert Nicolaw Cage "you don't say" pic here) Also, Yahoo has the billing info, IP address and username of the fine fellows behind this. Can't they sue them, or at least publish that info? Oh, I forgot, that would be "aggravating a partner" which is bad for the bottom line...

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