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Comment: Re:I've never shorted a stock (Score 2) 86

by Zontar The Mindless (#47951095) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

Oh sure, a lot of people on /. would like to see MS crater; but be careful what you wish for. Do you really want AAPL to be the A no. 1 tech company for EVERYTHING, including your workstation?

Microsoft have no connection whatsoever to my workstation or what I run on it. Now explain to me how their demise is going to change that.

Comment: Re:More mental retardation (Score 1) 165

by bluefoxlucid (#47947401) Attached to: The Minecraft Parent

It's been happening forever. In the 1500s, a Catholic Priest dedicated his efforts to attacking the mnemonics techniques used to memorize scripture--and everything else--because they attached lewd and base images to ideas in the mind. This happened after one preacher admitted he used an image of a naked virgin girl in a not-so-puritan situation to help remember some odd line of the Catholic bible. Having such thoughts in peoples's heads was unacceptable, entirely.

Comment: Re:It's the early morning people who are nuts (Score 2) 123

by bluefoxlucid (#47946983) Attached to: 'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

I've noticed about five people have responded, and some of them have user IDs in the millions. That's a pretty small cross-section; and I've had up to 50 responses to posts on Slashdot in under an hour, when I've really pissed the crowd off with some uncomfortable fact. I'm not taking much stock in the overwhelming rise of the majority rule of morning people here.

There is some evidence that 80% of the population awakens far too early, to detrimental effect on health. The idea has gained some traction slowly over the past decade or two; in the next 30-40 years, I expect we'll link circadian disruption by bastardized early-riser sleep culture to the high incidence of stupidity, depression, and psychosis leading to school shootings.

Comment: Go drink yourself into a Pimms' stupor... (Score 1) 419

by Dogtanian (#47946943) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

it is much more productive and beneficial for their sanity if they direct their political woahs at Westminster

What are "political woahs"? It sounds like something out of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure in Scotland". ;-P

And as if the English are any better; go out in any crap nowhere provincial town there late on Saturday night and I'm sure you'll see as much drink-fuelled disorder as anywhere in Scotland.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. -- Woody Allen