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Comment: Re:Pure irony... (Score 1) 386

by organgtool (#46838377) Attached to: F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

Of course I was doing streaming Internet video and building CDN's when you were in diapers

That's being awfully presumptuous about my age and there's no way that statement could possibly be true.

so WTF do I know?

So you have technical knowledge about how streaming video and networks work. Given your close proximity to the industry, it would explain the heavy bias you're exhibiting that is clearly overpowering your judgment.

Comment: Re:Democracy at work (Score 5, Insightful) 115

I'm getting really tired of this shitty argument. We currently have a system in which rich people and corporations can donate nearly unlimited amounts of money to all political candidates, essentially buying them all out and you insist that the problem is with the voters. When every candidate is bought, there is no one left representing US! Stop acting like there is always a perfect candidate and somehow we pick the wrong one 100% of the time.

Comment: Re:Pure irony... (Score 1) 386

by organgtool (#46834657) Attached to: F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane
This has been debunked so many times that I'm not even going to address it. You're either so dumb that you needed an adult to help you put that sentence together, in which case I pity you, or you're an arrogant shill, in which case you should choose a bridge and do the world a favor.

Comment: Circle of Life (Score 1) 126

by organgtool (#46834103) Attached to: Lumina: PC-BSD's Own Desktop Environment

Lumina aims to be lightweight, stable, fast-running, and FreeDesktop.org/XDG compliant.

I have no doubt that it will start out that way. And then after a few years of development to achieve feature-parity with other window managers, it will likely become just as bloated, buggy, and sluggish as the rest of the window managers.

Comment: Re:Pure irony... (Score 1) 386

by organgtool (#46832113) Attached to: F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane
You're completely wrong - what we're going through now is the RESULT of the free market. Since there are no government regulations forcing the ISPs to treat content fairly, the ISPs are free to degrade your traffic however they want and force you to pay more for undegraded connections.

For some reason, you and many other people confuse free markets and fair markets. "Free market" means that the sellers in the market are free to do whatever they want and you're free to bend over and take whatever they offer you. If you don't like it, then you're free to start up your own ISP and compete with them - it should only take a few billion in venture capital to get started.

Comment: Re:I informed you thusly... (Score 1) 386

by organgtool (#46832047) Attached to: F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

Anyways, Obama HAS been purchased, and he IS a Manchurian candidate if there ever was one.

Get used to it. In the U.S., rich people and corporations can contribute nearly unlimited sums of money to PACs. Since the contributions are not required to be disclosed, the rich can contribute heavily to ALL of the major candidates without any of the candidates knowing that their contributors also contributed to their opponents. This guarantees that no matter who is elected, the rich will get their way at the cost of the lower and middle classes. At this point, voting is pointless since the only thing it determines is which asshole will have the hand of the rich and powerful up their ass controlling every move of their political term.

Comment: Keeping Our Priorities Straight (Score 5, Funny) 460

by organgtool (#46810093) Attached to: Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

As this threat to growth becomes more evident, investors will become less attracted to investments in the utility sector.

It's about time that power companies realize that their most important goal is not in providing customers with a quality source of electricity, but in making investors as much money as possible.

Comment: As Always, Please Do It In Moderation (Score 1) 312

by organgtool (#46779303) Attached to: Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk
My aunt was a hair stylist for decades before she retired. After retirement, she had to have at least one surgery to fix the damage that gravity had done due to being on her feet all day. On the opposite side, we know that sitting all day isn't good either. So, like all things, sitting and standing are at their best in moderation. Moderation can be achieved using high-top desks with tall chairs. They offer the option of standing for a while and then sitting down. They have these at the operational center where our software is deployed and I find that standing for twenty minutes and then sitting for twenty minutes provides a good balance.

Comment: Re:Polishing old code or writing good code (Score 1) 133

by organgtool (#46774695) Attached to: Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary

Next year it would be very interesting to see the "New code defect density" as a separate metric - currently it is "all code defect density" which may not reflect if Open Source is *producing* better code. The report shows that the collection of *existing* code is getting better each year.

This is exactly what I would expect. Odds are that open source and closed source software start out with similar defect densities. The difference is that open source software, over time, is available for more people to inspect and find bugs that weren't found by the original cast of developers.

Comment: Did They Really? (Score 1) 612

I was about to blame Slashdot for a bad headline when I realized that the article actually states that this mathematical proof offers evidence that the universe could have spontaneously formed from nothing. But if the universe really did form spontaneously from nothing, wouldn't that violate the law of conservation of mass and energy?

After reading the article, it sounds like they have a good theory about what happened during the Big Bang, but I didn't see anything in the article that offered proof that something came from nothing.

Comment: Re:The Slide-to-Unlock Claim, for reference (Score 1) 408

by organgtool (#46697219) Attached to: Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

As mentioned in a different reply, I see non-continuous movement: slider at the left side; slider in the middle; slider at the right side. Three images, replaced in succession, as I said.

Only a lawyer could look at this video and state that Apple's slide-to-unlock is an entirely new invention worthy of tens of millions of dollars in licensing fees just because their animation has a few more frames.

Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 1) 1746

by organgtool (#46654549) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO
FFS, Freedom of Speech is not some magic shield that guards you from the blowback of saying or doing something very stupid. While I do find it harsh that this man's career is taking a huge hit for a view he once had years ago (and may not even have anymore), the simple fact is that other people have the right to voice their opposition to his actions.

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