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Comment Re:an amazing OS (Score 3, Insightful) 284

I started computing with Dos5/Win 3.0. Loved Dos 6.2 + WFW 3.11. Then M$ threw out their solid, stable, bought, code base and defecated out Win 95, and the world changed.

My memories of win95 were equally warm and fuzzy, until the the BSODs began.
Oh the horror of working on a CS project for hours, with a upcoming deadline, and watching a good chunk of code and hours of work vanish upon File -> Save -> BSOD -> "NOOOOOOOOYYOOOUUUUFUUCCC..."
M$-Anything is the only product brand that made me want to throw my computer out the window and go back to pencil and paper for tasks, where applicable

As soon as I found Redhat 9, and it was what M$ should have been, I jumped ship from the M$ line of crapware entirely.
Today it's FreeBSD all the way
Fast, rock solid stable, bleeding edge software, safe and secure. This is what computing SHOULD be all about. Not the flashy, squirrely, dumbed down, garbage the marketing depts think people want today.

Comment Re:Do people really take this risk seriously? (Score 2) 236

As typical of most /. articles and comments being mind-numbingly asinine, your post gets close to the mark.
It's not a matter of IF, it's a matter of WHEN.

Our solar system still has billions of objects hurling about the sun. Nothing is static. Everything is dynamic. It's only a matter of time before the earth gets hit again by a space rock the size of a mountain, more or less, .. doesn't really matter.

As many comments previous & following involve the "buried head in the sand" approach, which is just fine, there's no need to "worry" about an asteroid impact. It'll happen when anyone least expects it.

The skies are very big and our eyes on the sky are very limited.

Comment Re:Virus Name (Score 1) 275

Can we just agree that all the news stations are incredibly retarded?

No, there are varying degrees of retardation.

Degrees of Retardation:
(1)"That is ONE stupid son-of-a-bitch"
(10)Moron in the corner drooling on himself and blaming Obama for everything wrong in this world since the beginning of time

Fox News and those that watch it, are below the bottom degree of Stupid
Somewhere around 11 or 12

Hope that helps ..

Comment Re:The Golden Turd Principal (Score 0) 711

On the contrary
I also use M$ systems in my place of work and have for many years. My preferred OS is superior in every way to any proprietary system I've ever used, contrary to your M$ fanboi drivel.

The advantage to running Linux and BSD is they are somewhat niche systems, therefore not necessarily dumbed down for dolts like you, and therefore much less desirable for malware authors to target, although no OS is perfectly unbreakable. Your M$-xx and iOS-xx are easy targets for malware, and that is a fact, not so much on my side of the fence.

You're free to go with the majority like sheep, whatever floats you boat .. asshat!

Comment The Golden Turd Principal (Score 0) 711

Yep, I got an iPhone 5 when it was offered to me for no-charge with a 2 year contract. Been using it for 6 months now & in my opinion, it's the biggest POS out there. Will never have another iCrap device again & getting this thing was a mistake. I was duped

For example, It features a note pad app that deletes my notes at random intervals, usually in less time than it takes to follow up on said memo. In the settings app, everything is removed and/or locked down and/or obfuscated to the point that nothing is usable for the average intelligent human being, this coming from a Linux/KDE user that is accustomed to and expects to having access to system settings.

This thing is truly a Golden Turd. Mr Cook's take on the smart phone scene reminds me of Doris the Bowler hat & being pwned by an iPhone is like being assimilated to the Borg.

I know full well Android isn't perfect, but even a dumb phone is better than this damn thing.

Comment Re:Has this been a large problem? (Score 0) 256

I call this concept "Frontier Justice"
Someone rapes your daughter? Fsck the courts, hunt down and kill the bastard!

On topic, some sick fuck out there running around taking upskirt photos in public places? Yep, a couple good solid right hooks to the face by every male around would do wonders to curb such socially-deviant behavior.

Comment Re:Change (Score 1) 742

I've been an M$ hater for many years now, with just cause, and will never change. They had their chance. I liked win3 - 3.11, then came win95
Ever program on a Win95 system? After spending an hour typing code, you go to save your work, only to see the system lock up and crash .. and you lose a pile of good starter code. I quickly learned to save after every line of code. Purely asinine ..

Win98 was the same thing .. but coming with new promises of improvements ..
Finally came win2k and some improvement but a whole new learning curve to install and configure properly. I reinstalled that over and over for a month until I has a system that stopped crashing

Microsoft Win-xx is the only OS that ever made me want to throw my computer out the window and go back to pencil and paper

Then I found Red Hat 9 .. Holy shit batman! This is everything win2k was suppose to be but it installed in an hour, came with all the applications I need and 'just worked' right out of the box .. perfectly!

Today I dual boot Debian Wheezy and PCBSD 10. I can emulate most of my classic rpg games on Wheezy, and use Freebsd for finance and accounting due it's security. I have one laptop that came with Vista that I use on occasion for software that is purely M$ locked in. Today M$ is dead to me and I see their fanbois as clueless 12 year olds that just don't know any better.

Comment Re:even a broken clock... (Score 1) 523

Funny how CRAB and the RNC were the ones that began the warrant less wiretapping and the "unconstitutional surveillance programs" in the first place.
It'll be interesting to see if they resume all their SS and gestapo crap with the next time they get another group of their stooges in the white house.
Hopefully the bulk of their mouth breather supporters across the nation will remember these words of today, but I won't hold my breath on that ever happening.

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. -- Christopher Lascl