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Comment Re:Keep in mind... (Score 4, Interesting) 241

This conversation reminds me of a conversation I was having with an Amway rep about buying some kind of vitamins or lotion:

"It's all natural, so it's perfectly safe."

"Yeah... well... cyanide is also natural and it's definitely not safe."

The Amway person frowned and walked away. He didn't want to hear any negativity that might pull him out of his good-feeling cult group.

Comment Re:government to rethink education on smoking (Score 1) 561

This message has been brought to you by the Surgeon General's campaign against heart and lung disease, and is intended for viewers with lower IQs. If your IQ is above 95, this was not intended to be condescending in any way.

Dude, dont dig the fag lingo, but the smoking sounds awesome!!!

Comment Re:Stay away from this (Score 1) 116

Yeah, that's just what I was going to say. He stole my idea!

You just have to wrap the secret bit-thingies in double-secret bit-thingies and before you know it's you're a tenured professor because nobody knows what the hell you're actually doing.

Just wait until he replaces the dilithium crystals with Folgers, then we'll really be in trouble.

Comment Re:Not a valid argument... (Score 1) 371

I understand the concern - that MySQL will be an in-house "competitor" for resources to Oracle's database. However, why wouldn't they be complimentary?

That's the big mystery.

Microsoft seems to be doing ok with both SQL Server and SQL Server Express. It helps that the migration between the two is mind-numbingly simple.

If Oracle set up an easy way to migrate from MySQL to Oracle, and they renamed MySQL into "Oracle Express", there you go.

Comment Wow! I'm a hybrid!....well, maybe not (Score 1) 568

I have a large cranial capacity (hat size: 8 1/8) and I'm over 6 feet tall. I'm sure that my ancestors interbred with the Boskop, leading to me, a mentally AND physically superior humanoid! I began to make plans to rule the world, if not the known universe. But my wife pointed out that the simplest explanation is often the best and that I'm probably just a big fathead. Rats!

Comment my personal opinion (Score 1) 467

OK. Some folks write that it would not be a Black Mark, some that it would be.

Probably for some it would be, for some not.

As for me, personally, in my opinion, it would definitely be a big black mark. I would probably never tell you this in your face if I will have to work with you in one team.

But, frankly, I would never consider you a part of a fair world, part of a goodness. Never ever. You will be in my opinion a part of force of darkness and evil.

I do not argue that this opinion is correct for everyone. It is just the way I feel about it.

As Gandhi wrote: "Be the change you want to see in the world." What change will you be?

Comment Simple problem (Score 1) 639

Linux in end user terms is bloated, because the end user demands it.

My window manager of choice is Ratpoison, and I already anticipate the degree of abuse that I will probably receive in response to saying that, from former Windows users. These are people who apparently believe that a computer cannot be usable unless its' interface requires at least 2 Gb of RAM in order to function.

The Western world has been described as having history's fattest humans, and there is a relationship between physical bloat, and operating system bloat, although again, people will accuse me of being mentally ill for mentioning it.

The people who demand and consume McDonalds, however, and who grow obese and diabetic from that, are the same people who demand "junk food" interfaces such as Windows or KDE. There [b]is[/b] a correlation. Both are caused by an incessant craving for speed, convenience, superficial appeal, and above all, a need to avoid either active intelligence or personal responsibility, no matter the cost.

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