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Comment: Re:Okay - stop... just fucking stop. (Score 1) 104

by macs4all (#49387631) Attached to: It's Time To Open Your Eyes

There is no acceptable amount of time for an adult to act like a 6-year-old. Sorry.

Normal, well adjusted, "life having" people find humor on their own everyday, without the need for it to be shoved down their throats. If you need today to have humor then I would suggest you follow your own dick-ish advice from earlier and get a life.

Sez (yet another) ANONYMOUS COWARD...

Comment: Re:Okay - stop... just fucking stop. (Score 1) 104

by macs4all (#49387271) Attached to: It's Time To Open Your Eyes

April fools day is about hoaxes and pranks ... not thinly disguised click-bait and attention whoring by a lame editor who thinks he's funny.

Actually, I find most attempts at April Fool's humor to be purile and devoid of actual humor; but that's not the point. The point is simply in the irreverence of it all. That ONE day of the year, we all get to be 6-year-olds; laughing at stupid jokes, calling friends up and (non-harmfully) pranking them, etc.

The quality of the humor doesn't enter into it. I agree it's more enjoyable if the joke is slightly more erudite than the "pull my finger"-level; but it's all in good fun, and that's the real point.

Comment: Re:Okay - stop... just fucking stop. (Score 1) 104

by macs4all (#49387095) Attached to: It's Time To Open Your Eyes

The references provide a shared framework and a starting-point for humor that is generally enjoyable by most "geeks" or "nerds".

So, if you are not enjoying it, then the inference is obvious. So, kindly turn-in your Geek Card now, and leave the rest of us to enjoy our drivel.

That is so last-century. Now that the government wants everyone to get into STEM, having a Geek Card is no longer cool. It ranks right down there with hipsters, both of which are still slightly above being Mike Pence.

Hey! As an (embarrassed) citizen of Indiana, them's fightin' words!!! ;-)

Comment: Re:Okay - stop... just fucking stop. (Score 4, Insightful) 104

by macs4all (#49387009) Attached to: It's Time To Open Your Eyes

You're enjoying an endless stream of "stories" which are nothing more than references to books and movies?

Sorry, but this is like being told knock knock jokes by a four year old, it's just tedious and pathetic.

These stories aren't hoaxes or pranks, they're just drivel.

Actually, it is people like you who are "tedious and pathetic".

The references provide a shared framework and a starting-point for humor that is generally enjoyable by most "geeks" or "nerds".

So, if you are not enjoying it, then the inference is obvious. So, kindly turn-in your Geek Card now, and leave the rest of us to enjoy our drivel.

Comment: Re:I hate this day So MUCH! (Score 3, Insightful) 104

by macs4all (#49386941) Attached to: It's Time To Open Your Eyes

I used to come to Slashdot all the time (I only visit occasionally, because I got mad when they pulled the whole BETA thing) as a way to take some time away from work and catch up on tech news, maybe learn something. But every single flippin' April fools you get tons of these obnoxious stories. If anything interesting really does happen, I never believe it either (great day for someone to do something evil as noone will believe it actually happened.) Then to add insult to injury, you get all the bozos who start submitting the jokes early and then late. So basically there becomes a 3 day block (3/31, 4/1 and 4/2) where almost none of the stories have any actual content.

You do realize, of course, that trying to guess which stories are "real" (but which reel?), and which are "jokes" is part of the "fun" for the rest of us who are not humor-challenged.

And the fact that you actually liked /. Beta is further proof that you are an alien Pod, rather than a true and proper member of the /. "community"...

Comment: Re:Okay - stop... just fucking stop. (Score 5, Insightful) 104

by macs4all (#49386751) Attached to: It's Time To Open Your Eyes

A couple of them? Cool, funny, etc.

Posting them non-stop while you dredge every corner of sci-fi? It's like being rick-rolled, geek-style (shit... now /. is going to post one of those, I just know it...)

Seriously guys, this is becoming irritating.

It's ONE day of the year!

Seriously. Get a life. Read another website for today. Do some damned WORK.

The rest of us actually enjoythis.

Now shut up or we'll bring back the My Little Ponies theme...

Comment: Re:Approx. every other version of Windows is shit. (Score 1, Flamebait) 122

by hairyfeet (#49378425) Attached to: Microsoft Rolls Out Project Spartan With New Windows 10 Build

The NT line never went tick tock (until Ballmernator fucked it up by merging with consumer which was fucking full retard, like consumers and fortune 50 customers want the exact same thing) because business was where their bread was buttered. the good ones on the NT line were NT 4 (after SP4), 2K, XP (after SP2), 2K3/XP X64, Win 7.

For those counting Win 10 in the good column? DO NOT COUNT YER CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH, so far in the past 3 months I've seen 2 good builds and two shit builds and there is still a LOT wrong with Win 10. 1.- Like Win 8 there are areas where it hides needed controls from the user, 2.- the icons look like Windows 2, for why that is important see any article on visual feedback, 3.- there are still too many things where you are given no clues WTF it is, just look up how many services they have running with vague as fuck names, that is a malware writers wet dream, 4.- The performance seems to be all over the place, with one release its doing better than Win 7, the next its grinding the piss out of the HDD, 5.- The appstore? Needs to DIAF, its full of half assed programs, outright scamware, and what programs it has in common with the Apple appstore is often triple the price.

With Win 7 I heartily recommended my customers switch on launch, in fact I was doing Win 7 installs on launch day, but unless the Win 10 gets their collective shit together and irons out the serious issues? I'm gonna advise everybody to wait for at least SP1 or the 6 month mark and evaluate it then.

Comment: Re: Christian Theocracy (Score 1) 1110

You do realize, don't you, that the federal courts have, with the exception of two circuits (and the Supreme Court smacked down the reasoning used by Judge Posner in the 7th circuit - so it really means only one circuit is an exception), found that using the courts in a private suit constitutes government action because the judiciary is part of the government. In other words, the Federal RFRA would be applied in the same exact way as the Indiana RFRA would - as a defense raised before the court because the court could not rule on the case because it would involve government action in contravention of a person's sincerely held religious beliefs? The Indiana version merely codifies this rule. So no real difference here. This one issue swallows both of your "differences" because 1.) The government becomes an actor once it comes to court and 2.) The Federal RFRA becomes essentially an affirmative defense because of #1.

Actually, IMHO, the Indiana language raises a serious "Entanglement" question. Of course, the law in its present form is untested; so we have no idea whether that will be the case (no pun).

But, the Term of Art "Intervene" is used, as it is in a Federal False Claims Act ("Qui-Tam") case, not to refer to the Judiciary performing its usual duties of "interpretation"; but rather when the Government actually becomes a PARTY to the case-in-chief (in the case of the FCA, the Plaintiff, and in the case of RFRA, the Defendant(?)). Otherwise, the Government would ALWAYS be considered a Party in EVERY case, and of course that is patently ridiculous.

And besides, it is clear by the plain language of the IRFRA that it is primarily intended to be used as an Affirmative Defense not by the Government; but by the "real" Defendant(s).

Comment: Re: Christian Theocracy (Score 1) 1110

You HAVE to TYPE some of the words in all caps, otherwise people won't KNOW you're a raving LUNATIC.

No.

I just get tired of manually typing in style tags, and so revert to the old non-styled text way of providing emphasis.

And so what, exactly does that have to do with the content of my post, Mr. AC?

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