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Comment Re:Giant meteor 20?? (Score 1) 159

Once again inanimate rock you have failed us you helped out the dinosaurs god really does hate us

By no means. This is just God's way of reminding us not to get caught doing what the dinosaurs got caught doing.

Yup, eating and procreating are evil things. You will burn in an imaginary hell forever!

Comment Re:Not today, lamestream media (Score 2) 156

I was about to write some really snarky prose until I read the rest of the article and realized that the headline was a dog whistle specifically for me. There's some good stuff there, for the poor souls who accept such limited control over their computer.

Wait, someone on /. RTF?!?!?!?!?!

My life is complete. I could die today in complete peacefulness, knowing that all is right with the world.

Comment Re:Don't upgrade your hardware, and... (Score 1) 228

At least I can upgrade the SSD to 1 TB or more but no upgrading the RAM soldered to the system board.

Wait, people buy laptops that have the RAM soldered to the system board? Who would do that?

A tablet, sure, but a laptop? And no USB ports either? To each their own, I guess, but wow, what a waste of money.

Comment Re:macs are for gays (Score 1) 268

Moral of the story? Fuck, I don't know.

The moral of the story is that HP/Compaq is shit and has always been shit. Compaq was shit before being acquired by HP and the resulting combination is also shit. In case you're wondering, Sony is also shit. You want Asus, Lenovo, or Toshiba, in no particular order.

I agree with the "HP is shit" comments, and that includes their printers.

For laptops and desktops, my employer only buys Dells, and we've had pretty good luck with them.

Comment Re:Is it so hard to bake in a chron job? (Score 1) 181

No, cron has a binary. It is indeed a binary for a daemon, but it is named 'cron', and lives in /usr/sbin

crond would be what you would find in /etc/init.d

There is no cron binary in Mageia:

~ $ which cron
which: no cron in (/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games:/usr/lib64/qt4/bin:/usr/lib64/qt5/bin:/home/username/bin:/sbin)

~ $ ll /usr/sbin | grep cron
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 37104 Oct 18 2014 anacron
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 63192 Oct 18 2014 crond

Comment Re:Merry Christmas!! (Score 1) 146

Educated atheists? Wow, now there is a contradictory pair of words.

Quite the opposite, actually. Educated people have the intelligence to think for themselves, and to realize that religion is made-up bullshit.

Educated people also have the intelligence to recognize that religion is popular because much of humanity needs it, not because there is any truth to religion itself.

Here are some reasons why people believe in, or need, religion:

* To please their parents.
* Because society has taught them that it is "the right thing to do."
* Because it answers the question "where did I come from?"
* Because it answers the question "where did the world come from?"
* Because it answers the question "where did the universe come from?"
* Because it answers the question "what happens to me after I die?"
* Because it answers the question "why is life unfair?"
* Because it gives them a sense of purpose.
* Because it gives them a sense of belonging.
* Because it satisfies an emotional need.
* Centuries ago, when science was in its infancy, religion could answer every "why" question that science could not answer.

Jodie Foster's character in the movie Contact is a good example of how science (education) and religion do not mix. Religious characters tried to explain the unknown with their "faith", while Jodie's character tried to explain it with science.

Comment Re:In Other News (Score 1) 178

Um bullshit. Companies hire contractors at their own set rates. The ability to set your own rate has nothing to do with being a contractor.

You might want to stop talking out of your ass. All it does is make you look like a fool.

As a contractor, only I set my rates. Companies usually have a budget for a project, but I've never seen one that "only hires contractors for $45 an hour".

Comment Re:So, in other words...a bug? (Score 2) 73

Somebody found a bug in a piece of proprietary software. This is news? It happens all the time. Google will fix it soon and we'll all forget about it. Nothing to see here, folks.

For those who have an Epson printer and did not know that this could happen, it is definitely news.

If you think it is not, then you are probably in the wrong forum.

Comment Re:Epson??!! They're still around?? (Score 1) 73

Currently, Epson is the best thing there is.

I get prints at 0.2c, no cartridge lock-ins, ink refills are cheap and I get to do it myself.

Also: This bug was caused by Google and now has been fixed by Google. I never required GCP, because Epson Connect Services have handled printing and scanning for me.

Same here. I used to have an HP OfficeJet, until a firmware update corrupted it so that it would only work with genuine-HP ink. It would no longer work with 3rd party ink, even though it had been doing that fine for the previous 2 years.

I donated the HP to Goodwill, and bought an Epson. The Epson works great with cheap, refilled ink cartridges.

Oh, and I will never buy another HP product again, nor will I ever install another firmware update.

Comment I doubt it (Score 3, Insightful) 75

According to TFS, "Roughly four in five Americans agree that ... they can easily determine what information is trustworthy."

Considering how many Americans only use their computers to access Facebook and email, that "4 out of 5" claim seems unlikely. What seems more likely is that "4 out of 5 Americans have no idea what information is trustworthy because they get said information from social media."

Comment Re:between 3 and 10 Mb/s is slow? (Score 2) 209

Although i agree that speeds should be much faster considering the amount we are charged, people need to recognize that THEY are part of the problem.

my Mother-in-law streaming Hulu

She should be watching television, not clogging up the intertubes

my kids gaming while playing Youtube videos

make them go outside and play

my wife facetiming with the grandkid

the telephone works just great for talking to people

And who the hell are you, that you think you can dictate what other people can do, or should do, for entertainment? Being an a-hole does not qualify you for that task.

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