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Comment Re:xkcd just mentions well-established cliché (Score 1) 337

You do realize that xkcd just mentions well-established clichés, right?

No I don't. You could apply this logic to everything that was ever written, claiming that every single thought has been uttered before (making your statement a cliché as well). Where's the fun in that? And what does count as 'original'?

By the way, I'm a dipshit: xkcd is very funny.

Comment Re:It's amazing anyone employs him (Score 4, Insightful) 337

I don't know how to jolt myself into seeing what each moment could become. But I do know one thing: the solution doesn't involve watering down my every little idea and creative impulse for the sake of some day easing my fit into a mold. It doesn't involve tempering my life to better fit someone's expectations. It doesn't involve constantly holding back for fear of shaking things up.

Some xkcd's become clichés for a reason. This is one of them. xkcd 137.


Slackware 13.1 Released 155

Several readers made sure we are aware that Slackware 13.1 release is out. Here's the list of mirrors. "Slackware 13.1 brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.6.1, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy-to-use desktop environment, and KDE 4.4.3, a recent stable release of the new 4.4.x series of the award-winning KDE desktop environment."

Comment Re:Democracy needs smart people (Score 1) 1138

Going to college doesn't make one smart. While college was a great experience, it is far from something everyone should go to. The fact that many businesses require degrees anymore is just plain stupid.

I have dabbled in the art of computers since the late 70's. I helped set up office automation in the Army. I have a "bit of experience" with computers and then get told I need a degree to get a job. 20+ years of experience and a company wants a degree so I can work for them troubleshooting desktops. Also, I am one of those that is getting his IT degree paid for by the gov't/you all - and I thank you! When I graduate I will have a degree that says I "know" what I'm doing and have done for over 20 years!

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