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Comment Much like Galileo (Score 0, Flamebait) 177

The conclusion of the EU report will be: IT'S NOT FAIR! How come those degeneration AMERICANS get to have all the spying! We'll build our OWN spy network... with blackjack! and hookers!

In fact, just push back the start of the spy network while doubling the budget every couple of years or so and let us have the hookers now!

Comment Serves him right! (Score 3, Funny) 894

He's obviously a denialist and he got off easy.

The wood that he unscrupulously and capitalistically exploited for his burgeious profit contraption could have reduced ALGORE'S carbon footprint if he hadn't murdered it for his own selfish amusement. I'm just disturbed that this 1%er scum wasn't thrown into our enviromental reeducation camps for his crimes against science.

Comment Re:Fuck religion. (Score -1, Troll) 903

"Women have a right to have control over their own bodies."

Really? Forcing other people (including other women) to pay for birth control for other women doesn't sound like you want women to control "their own bodies" to me.

You do realize that those "right wing neanderthals" you love to charicature are just saying that if women want birth control they should just go out and... you know.. buy it at a store. Just like everything else in life.

True story: Birth control prices for the lady in my life went UP by a pretty massive amount since your God and personal Savior Obama took office. So basically, when that neanderthal Bush was president, it was easier for women to be "enslaved" by going out and spending their own money to buy birth control on their own since women are actually capable of indepdent thought.

1970's feminists: Women are free and independent and can buy their own birth control!

2010's feminists: Women are stupid and weak and need to have their birth control provided for them by the Government using other people's money because expecting women to think for themselves and be independent is sexist!

Comment Consumer grade vs. Enterprise Grade (Score 5, Insightful) 293

Slightly more seriously than my last post, the S3500 was the only enterprise-grade SSD tested in that batch. Frankly, I have little sympathy for you if you expected consumer-grade SSDs to perform like Enterprise-grade SSDs in a mission-critical application.

Consumer grade drives, even/especially the "high performance" ones that will often benchmark better than the "overpriced" enterprise drives, ain't designed to have perfect data retention. Of course, consumer or enterprise, any drive can fail and appropriate measures including RAID and backup* should always be in place no matter what type of drive you have.

* Yes, RAID != backup, I know, don't bother making that post.

Comment Re:Network Transparency ... solved (Score 4, Interesting) 137

" You have no idea what "network transparency" really means."

No... you don't.

Me*: Network transparency means that applications can render graphics to a local terminal or over a network with zero changes in code path and zero need to know anything about the underlying rendering model. Therefore, any remotely modern version of X.org is by definition not network transparent since every since modern local rendering technique such as DRI and compositing is completely incompatible with the fallback socket-based path that is used for networking remote X programs. Consequently, modern X is not network transparent and people who can't understand that just because it is still possible to send X pixmaps over a network socket in a kludgy manner does not mean X is "transparent" should maybe do some research on how X actually works instead of hurling insults.

  Modern X-remoting is effectively pushing pixmaps over a socket in an inefficient manner. It is fundamentally different than the modern composited rendering path that effectively bypasses 99.9% of the original X server and is where Wayland is going. Additionally, if X were so beautifully perfect at network transparency then using it over a WAN connection wouldn't be one of the leading causes of suicide in network administrators and proxies like NX would never have come into existence.

Where "Me" includes the X.org developers including Keith Packard BTW.

You: "I MADE PRETTY PICTURES GO OVAR INTARNETS!! DARR!! NETWORK TRANSPARENT! SINCE SOME TYPES OF RDP ONLY TRANSFER DESKTOPS NOT INVIDUAL WINDOWS RDP NOT NETWORK TRANSPARENT!! DAR!!! X DEVELOPERS ARE STOOPID AND DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT X!!! DAR!!"

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