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Comment Re:To quote Rick Perry: (Score 1) 178

You got me interested since it seems I'm wrong. Apparently my definition came from this

The Chimera (/kÉËmÉÉ(TM)rÉ(TM)/ or /kaÉËmÉÉ(TM)rÉ(TM)/, also Chimaera, Chimæra; Greek: ÎÎμαÎÏα ChÃmaira) was, according to Greek mythology, a monstrous fire-breathing creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of three animals â" a lion, a snake and a goat. Usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that ended in a snake's head,[1] the Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra.

I predate this by a long while; when I was young, such a thing didn't exist. I was a year old when the double helix was discovered, 16 when "The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA" was published by James Watson, and was in the USAF when Paul Berg created the first recombinant DNA molecules by combining DNA from the monkey virus SV40 with that of the lambda virus. Strange that I never ran across that use of the term since they've used donated organs (at least experimentally with animals) all my life.

New use of an old word, thank you for the education! I know a fellow with both a donated liver and donated corneas. He has an artificial knee so he's both chimera and cyborg.

Comment Re:Windows (Score 1) 178

I take it you never "upgraded" to KDE 4.2... my computer still has nightmares about that foul beast. Or worse, GNOME. Thank God I was warned about Unity.

But yeah, the nice thing about linux is KDE sucks? Well, swap desktops or distros (I just dialed mine back until it got less retarded).

Poor Windows users. That's what they get for using a toy OS.

Comment Re:pdftk (Score 1) 9

Thanks, I'm running kubuntu on one of the towers, I'll try it. But I found that Lulu will let you upload two PDFs, so I'll see what it looks like when I get the galley proof I ordered today (their interface is abysmal). The PDF they showed from combining the two didn't look too good, we'll see. If the galley proof sucks (another $20) I'll try your method.

Comment Re: Of course... (Score 1, Offtopic) 419

Wow, who's got mod points today? An on-topic post gets modded offtopic and your offtopic (and completely inaccurate) comment gets modded up! Is someone trying to kill slashdot??

You accuse the GP of trolling, you're the one who's wrong. The tea party is indeed the faction that shut the government down, and what's more they say they're willing to do it again.

Now if you folks will excuse me I need to go metamoderate. There are a lot of folks with points that should never get any.

And editors, I could use some, it's been a while.

PS- both the parent and I are offtopic and should be modded as such.

Comment Re: Of course... (Score 5, Insightful) 419

I think we'd (the Linux community) be a lot farther ahead if they got together and implemented a single solution that solved all the known requirements.

A single solution? In Linux?? You're as crazy as whoever modded you "offtopic". Mods, read the FAQ. He isn't offtopic. I disagree with him, too, but that's not a reason to downmod someone.

Nerdfest, choice is one of the best things about open source. You're wrong, Shuttleworth is wrong, and those opposed to him probably are, too.

If you want a single solution, get an Apple or a Windows machine. Leave my choice alone, I LIKE choice.

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