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Comment: there are plenty of open source leeches (Score 2) 255

by slashdice (#49233185) Attached to: On Firing Open Source Community Members

There's a guy I know. Call him Charlie. Not his real name. In fact, it's more than one guy. I'm sure you know many Charlies, too.

Charlie is a core contributor to half a dozen high profile open source projects. Not that he actually, contributes anything useful. But he hangs out on the irc channel and did just enough (which probably involved closing tickets as "will not fix") to get invited as a core team member. Based on his name, other projects invite him as a core contributor.

I run an open source project. It was featured somewhere (not slashdot!) and had a hype boost. Almost instantly, I get an email from Charlie asking if he can be a core team member. His only contribution was sending that email. Not even starring it on github. So I told him to fuck off.

Comment: the most important thing: (Score 1) 698

Tell her how good slashdot used to be, before beta, before dice, before va linux, before the pt cruiser, before

On second thought, fuck that. Take your money and go to Amsterdam. Party it up with all the hookers and drugs while you still can. And pay extra for bareback. It's not like AIDS will kill you!

Comment: Re:Best news I've heard all day (Score -1, Flamebait) 96

by slashdice (#49081225) Attached to: Researchers Block HIV Infection In Monkeys With Artificial Protein
But seriously, primates (other than humans) have small peckers. And even for humans, asian peckers are pretty small, too -- compared to whites or blacks -- but consistent with other primates. Anyhow, the point is, if you need a small monkey condom, do like Rob Malda and shop at the asian grocery store for your condoms. Just don't tell them that they're actually designed for fingers, not peckers!

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming