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Comment Re:The facepalm is strong with this one. (Score 1) 192

I suppose you're one of those types who like the artificial film grain added to modern digitally captured and/or digitally synthesized movies to intentionally add noise and reduce signal quality? Skeuomorphisms are by definition anachronisms. They need to be removed. Penetrative sex on the other hand is timeless, such as reading and watching movies. A better analogy is how the money-spending, laborious conversation and tedious mind games leading up to penetrative sex could be removed and doing so would enhance the experience while simultaneously making it more efficient thus allowing you to have higher quality penetrative sex far more frequently. Likewise, removing annoying and time consuming page-turn animations actually enhances the reading experience while making it more efficient.

Comment Re:It's a typesetting error. (Score 3, Interesting) 409

As a meat eater myself and sibling to a die-hard vegan, I can honestly say non-meat eaters still retain all those characteristics in full effect. And I can tell you now that even with my abnormally high testosterone and sex drive, I'm an honest person and have never sexually assaulted anyone. Unless they explicitly asked me to first. Chemicals may set the stage for our lives but we still choose how they play out. Blaming behavior on diet is just a pathetic excuse to shirk responsibility. No court on earth would buy such an excuse, nor should they. And since this book appears to have a religious slant - remember that Eve allegedly gave in to temptation despite being completely vegan. But what's religion without a bit of self contradiction?

Comment Re:is it shipping to customers ? (Score 2) 394

That is oversimplifying it too much. It does also state that if you make changes and distribute to anyone as binary or otherwise, you have to make those changes available to any third party, not just the recipient of the binaries, as per:

b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three years, to give any third party, for a charge no more than your cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,

Comment Re:Thanks Oprah. :) (Score 1) 111

So these people who want a 'fully open cpu' expect someone to put up large amounts of money to design, fabricate and mass-produce - enough production to drive down the per-unit costs to hobbyist-attainable levels - while exposing themselves to almost guaranteed direct competition against them using their own IP, all out of their own pocket so the hobbyist doesn't have to pay? How is that ever going to work? If you can't afford to fabricate a design *anyway* what point is there to having the design 'fully open' in the first place? I'd much prefer a refined, *well documented* core I can easily use wherever I want cheaply than having hdl to something I can never turn into tangible silicon. I'm not saying these recent ARM applications processors are well documented by the way. There's plenty of room for improvement there. Specially with the GPU interfaces. I just think people need to take a step back and realize 'fully open' isn't anywhere near as useful as 'well documented and production-grade'

Comment Re:Not even /.ed yet! ;-) (Score 1) 150

Complete rubbish. You can turn off the final carriage return in nanorc - it's there because a lot of scripted config file parsers require it. I bet you didn't even know nano can do regex search&replace either. ps: "real engineers don't blame their tools" *happily employed developer and sysadmin of 20+ years who uses nano*

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