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Comment: Re:Religion (Score 3, Insightful) 506

by kNIGits (#42599967) Attached to: Missouri Republican Wants Violent Video Game Tax

I have no mod points, and you're already at +5, but I just wanted to add my +1, Insightful to your comment.

Religion has caused, and is causing, more hate and violence than any political ideology that I can think of in recent times. The tax-free status of religions needs to be revoked immediately.

As a former Christian, I've abandoned the "faith" and I'm currently trying to stop my wife from giving away my hard earned salary to an organisation that cannot prove anything it stands for.

Comment: Small clarification to the linked Mashable article (Score 3, Informative) 289

by kNIGits (#42539165) Attached to: Australia Is On So Much Fire, You Can See It From Orbit

Quote from the linked Mashable article:

with temperatures hitting 107 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas

That's 41C, and not entirely accurate. The island-state of Tasmania, the coldest (on average) place in Australia, reached 41C. Some areas on the mainland have reached 49C, which is 120F. My home in central NSW (six hours west of Sydney) was 40-42C for 4-5 days, with high winds for the last couple. Bushfires were burning several kilometers from my home, with over a hundred firefighters fighting to contain them. Emergency vehicle sirens have been common, and I've received SMS messages from the Rural Fire Service warning about how close the fires are.

Thankfully a cool change appeared yesterday, but there are still many fires burning around the country and temperatures are expected to increase again tomorrow.

As an aside, why won't Slashdot let me post the degree symbol (alt-248)?

+ - Fullscreen applications or window managers? 1

Submitted by larppaxyz
larppaxyz (1333319) writes "Going back in time, when 14" displays and 1024x768 resolution were big deal we really didn't have choice but to run our applications fullscreen/maximized. You just could not fit enough text and UI elements to small window. Displays and resolutions got better and we still are running our browsers, text editors and utilities maximized. Our mobile phones and tablets have UI's that are minimalistic with big and clear buttons and common tasks are replaced with gestures. Is this trend coming to desktop computer UI's also? Do you like old school window managers more than full screen applications? Does it feel easier to just switch current application instead on moving around windows? Is it just issue with our current window managers we are using (or not using)? What does this all mean to UI desing in future?"

Comment: Re:Allergic reaction to MySQL (Score 4, Informative) 271

by jbellis (#31463898) Attached to: Digg Says Yes To NoSQL Cassandra DB, Bye To MySQL

Teradata and the other big relational db products (vertical, greenplum, etc) are all _analytical_ databases, designed for small amounts of complex queries, where adding new data to the system takes minutes if not hours. They are completely unsuitable for running a live application against.

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