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Comment Re: My Dell XPS that came with Linux installed... (Score 1) 274

I have a Dell XPS 13. I was not able to get the Linux Developers version. The only real difference between the two is the wifi chipset. I have had absolutely zero issues with my XPS 13 and in fact, I like it a lot. I am currently running Linux Mint on it. I believe it is the 17.3 release? Regardless it is the one before they rebased on a newer Ubuntu LTS.

Simple. Easy. Trouble free. Rock solid. Oh... and a gorgeous screen. The colors are not faded and grey like lesser grade panels display.

Comment Same old tune. (Score 2) 320

One man's propaganda is another man's truth.

Propaganda, insider information, hate facts. Who cares. More power to the Russians if they can disrupt a bunch of corrupt people from getting their way (DNC). I'd love for them to start poking at the Republicans next.

Sun light sanitizes all things. Keep dragging the truth from all the dark holes it is hiding in.

Comment Re:About time... (Score 1) 96

According to Wikipedia, English is the largest world language

So, that makes it likely that people are able to use it with the skills of native English speakers? How's your Spanish and Mandarin?

Remember, it is better to sit quietly in the corner having everybody think you're a moron than to open your mouth and remove any lingering doubt.

Comment Re:About time... (Score 1) 96

Based on the way you wrote your comment, proper English wasn't a requirement for your "uni" degree

I always find it funny when retards like this comments on the use of the English language, thinking it is the only language used in the world. Why is it that retarded Americans actually think the "World Series" encompasses any significant portion of the world?

Comment Re:What (Score 1) 184

... one of the greatest explorers in history.

Your statement hit me hard. I would go so far as to say that he and Neil are the greatest explorers in history. Think about it: No other life form can get out of this gravity well on purpose. They touched a completely alien world. How much greater can you get? You can not.

Something about the moon landing brings tears (not of sadness) to my eyes. It is an enduring milestone for the entire human race.

Comment Re:Everyone's demanding higher pay (Score 1) 304

I can't wait for the day when you are too old to provide any kind of value and we can just push you into a meat grinder.

Eh? You mean that is NOT already going to happen? My life so far has felt like I have been in a meat grinder and I do not imagine it getting any better when I am no longer able to contribute.

Shit, they already took my retirement from me. The money from that financial meltdown in 2008 came from somewhere and the banks were not hurt. Oh, it was just my retirement. Drop me into the meat grinder now. I am tired of this shit.

401k? WTF ever happened to Social Security? Oh. I remember now. When I was about 11 years old, some nice old man got up in front of Congress and whined about having so many billions of dollars laying around doing nothing and that it should be used. Well, it was used but the people who used it did not want to give it back, so they played games with Treasury Bonds.

Regardless of any of this, I will die alone and destitute without a single person caring that I am freezing or starving to death.

Hurray for the caring society we have created!

Comment Re:Hate speech is pretty well defined (Score 1) 1051

Interesting that I can type faggots, but not n1ggers. (lameness filter encountered)
Flag as Inappropriate

Let's see:

Holy shit! I never knew the word n1gger was prohibited. Now I need to find out what other words I am prohibited from saying:

I am just not enough of a hater to have a wide vocabulary of hateful words. Let's see if these make it through.

Weird. I would love to hear why hateful words to black people are censored but hateful words towards Jews, Native Americans, etc are not censored. So odd.

Comment Re:Think Nothing of it, Uber! (Score 1) 130

Raymond Chen has a recurring theme on his Old New Thing blog of "What if applications other than yours did this?" What would battery life or capped data plans look like if every application felt a need to send location telemetry home all the time?

Well, you are in luck. A fully loaded Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will last up to about 48 hours on a single charge if not actively used. The same phone, with no Google Services, apps, or anything other than a bare metal Android install will last up to about 28 days on a single charge if not actively used.

Heavy usage of a fully loaded Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is roughly 12 hours. Heavy usage (how can this be?) of bare metal Android is about a week.

Comment Re:{game of the year} (Score 1) 113

I'd switch to Linux if it could play {game of the year}. Until it plays that game without much Wine hassle, I can't see myself switching.

I play some fairly popular games on Linux. Natively. (DOTA 2, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Borderlands 2, etc)

I play some some fantastically popular games under Wine in Linux. (Skyrim, Dirt3, etc)

I bought Grand Theft Auto V. I can not play it in Linux either Natively or under Wine.

You know what? My freedom is more important to me than Grand Theft Auto V or the ~$60 I paid for it. I abandoned it all when Windows 10 came out.

If your freedom is not terribly important to you, as it seems not to be for the majority of people (until it affects them), then feel free to let your computing platform be dictated by the mass media.

Essentially, what your statement is saying is that you do not care if you are monitored, tracked, tagged, and bagged. Well, you may care, but you care less than playing {game of the year}. Seems pretty low to me.

For myself, I do not care who uses Linux... but that Poettering (SP?) character is sure making me wish there were more controls over developers who touch infrastructure. I DO NOT WANT ANOTHER FUCKING WINDOWS PLATFORM. I have rejected it for a reason. Why are people bringing such vertical and brittle shit to Linux?

Meh. Random thoughts. I apologize.

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