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Comment Re:Visual Studio + g++ || Clang (Score 1) 889

Oh my God yes. I worked for a consulting firm that specialized in PowerBuilder front ends with Sybase as the backend in the early '90s and saw the whole thing go down.

MS: Hey Sybase, let's form a partnership!

Sybase: You want little old us to partner with the most powerful software company in the world? Hell yes!

MS: Just let us make our own version of your database for ahem, fun, you know, and we'll call it MS SQL Server. Just to get it spread wide, and get it known, you understand.

Sybase: Uh, well, I guess, Okay.

...time passes, MS knows all the secrets to the Sybase database...

MS: Hey, nice knowing you, we got all your stuff now, bye, and don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!

Comment Re:Do doctors still use them? (Score 1, Informative) 179

Just so you know.. those devices are unreliable unless calculated weekly.

Two doctor visits ago, I showed a 175/110. I panicked... they panicked. They got a stethoscope and I was 122/78.

Last doctor visit, they were no longer using the electronic devices and had gone back to stethoscopes.

Wow, where do I begin. First of all, you mean "calibrated," not calculated. Also, stethoscopes are not used to check blood pressure, sphygmomanometers are.

Comment Re:Happy Fun Ball (Score 1) 29

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Comment Re:Your pro-censorship stance (Score 1) 127

I have been a member of Fark (and most of the time a paying member of Total Fark) for almost 12 years now, and apparently I was "shadowbanned" recently. I have been banned for a day or two once before, for good reason. This time, I have no idea why this happened. Last week I tried repeatedly to post comments and they quit showing up. No reason given. I sent feedback, and never got a response. I agree with and can verify personally most of the negative comments on here about the site. Fortunately, my TF subscription ran out a couple of days ago, and I'm never going back. You, Mr. Curtis, are a fucking piece of shit asshole. Sincerely, show me, former TFer.

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