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Comment: Re:Duh (Score 4, Insightful) 338 338

You find life unbearable on a Zenbook running Windows 8.1, and you say Ubuntu Jr makes things easier? Unlikely.

What obviously happened is that you got your panties in a bunch when you saw that metro screen and weird start button, and you couldn't be bothered to spend 5 minutes to read or watch a Windows 8.1 tutorial to learn about all the nice features. Instead you blamed Microsoft and went back to your zone of comfort.

It's ok to prefer Linux; I use Fedora on my desktop. But you didn't even give a chance to Windows, so don't come bitching about that O/S and be a drama queen on top of it. Millions of people use Windows on a daily basis on hardware that is a lot worse than your Zenbook and they don't jump from the balcony 20 minutes after powering up their machine for the first time. It's people like you that make Linux users look like petulant idiots.

Comment: Re:Easy (Score 1) 338 338

Netra (SparcStation, Ultra, etc.) among others had this "feature". You were expected to change it if you needed those adapters to work on the same network, and of course this had to be done with the shitty LOM connection, which itself was a huge pain in the ass.

I'd rather take a job at Best Buy running Windows Update and antivirus scans on cheap HP laptops all day than touch another Solaris machine.


Comment: Re:I kinda miss smit from AIX (Score 1) 338 338

For most commands on AIX, ike wget, they managed to remove the useful options. And they still force you to have username of 8 characters max.

If one day there's an International Court of Justice for computers, AIX will be among the first to be on trial.

Comment: Re:essential to know about jQuery (Score 1) 125 125

It's very likely that people would already have the CDN version in their browser cache since a lot of website use that link.

This is a popular claim, but what little real data I've seen says quite the opposite. There are so many different minor versions of a library like jQuery that the chance of any given visitor to your site actually having visited another site using the exact same version from the exact same CDN within the cache window turns out to be pretty low.

There are not that many version of jquery in use, and anyways the odds of that same visitor having your local version on his first visit are ZERO, which is basically the worst case scenario. Given the fact that this is a third-party library that you are unlikely to modify, hosting it on your own servers provides no advantage whatsoever. Just monitor the CDN like you do for your own resources.

Comment: Re:essential to know about jQuery (Score 2) 125 125

There is a performance aspect to consider, however, especially on mobile where the network sucks. It's very likely that people would already have the CDN version in their browser cache since a lot of website use that link. By forcing users to download your version, you are slowing things down for them at the worst possible time - their first visit to your website.

If you have valuable content and a captive audience, fine, but if like most people you are in dire need to attract and retain visitors, it's best to put chances of doing a first good impression on your side. Use the google hosted version and keep an eye on things.

Comment: Re:Cool (Score 1) 191 191

My best friend has been gang-raped (by adults) when she was in middle school. It lasted for 6 hours, and she required extensive medical care after that event, including reconstructive surgery in multiple areas (genitals, colon, dental and facial). For the parts that she recalls, she did not "squeal".

As it happens, one of our common friends is a porn producer that specializes in hardcore stuff. So we have discussed the whole rape fantasy thing extensively over the years.

None of this makes me an expert, but I don't think anyone in this thread has better information on this subject than me.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke