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Comment Stillborn (Score 1) 515

It never lived.
It was ridiculously bloated and psychedelically confused from the absolute beginning, and it still is.
They had a small windows of opportunity when Gnome was abusing its users in a most foul way, "starting all over again" and basically delivering a window interface lacking even the most basic functionality for a fairly long time. But that time has gone.

Comment Admini... (Score 0, Offtopic) 240

That has been known for a very long time already. The force centres around this element: http://www.lhup.edu/~DSIMANEK/...

New chemical Element Discovered
by William DeBuvitz

The heaviest element known to science was recently discovered by investigators at a major U.S. research university. The element, tentatively named administratium, has no protons or electrons and thus has an atomic number of 0. However, it does have one neutron, 125 assistant neutrons, 75 vice neutrons and 111 assistant vice neutrons, which gives it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by a force that involves the continuous exchange of meson-like particles called morons.

Since it has no electrons, administratium is inert. However, it can be detected chemically as it impedes every reaction it comes in contact with. According to the discoverers, a minute amount of administratium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete when it would have normally occurred in less than a second.

Administratium has a normal half-life of approximately three years, at which time it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which assistant neutrons, vice neutrons and assistant vice neutrons exchange places. Some studies have shown that the atomic mass actually increases after each reorganization.

Research at other laboratories indicates that administratium occurs naturally in the atmosphere. It tends to concentrate at certain points such as government agencies, large corporations, and universities. It can usually be found in the newest, best appointed, and best maintained buildings.

Scientists point out that administratium is known to be toxic at any level of concentration and can easily destroy any productive reaction where it is allowed to accumulate. Attempts are being made to determine how administratium can be controlled to prevent irreversible damage, but results to date are not promising.

Comment Re:And this is why my primary browser isn't Firefo (Score 1) 156

Flash is, and has been, a major, if not the biggest vector of attack in browsers since its inception. It has since its birth in the pits of hell been an ill-bred monstrosity, a cancer. It should have been euthanised long ago.

Companies that still use it for their ****ing "presence on the web" deserve to die the horrordeath of Doom.

These are not pesky little factoids you should leave out when you give an answer like that.

Comment Braindead (Score 1) 523

Braindead indeed.

Mouth-foaming fool Torvalds is at it again, trying to talk down on some normal and inconsequential commenting habits.
I would not be surprised if his preferences are in line with his coding preferences' in relation to braces, where he started a Holy Fulmination (t/m) against that guy with the beard.

Arrogant airheaded asshole.

Comment Re: The shifter is always in the same position (Score 1) 365

What is wrong with you people (mostly Americans I guess). Do you actually take driving lessons?
This is not true, horrifyingly stupid and really really dangerous.
The handbrake is there to /always use/ when you need your car to be stopped: in front of a traffic light, in garage, parking spot, on your drive way, and most certainly on a hill.
Putting your car in gear is to be used when parking inclined, as a small extra safety measure, to make sure that if the parking cable breaks your car will roll away as slowly as possible. For the same reason you might want to steer your front wheels to a curb, or even put stones behind the wheels.
Just putting your car in gear means it can jump forward much further when hit by another car, or start rolling on a hill when given a small bump.

Comment Re: Meh... (Score 5, Informative) 365

You are part of the problem.
The hand brake is the thing meant to safely and effectively immobilise your car when needed; in front of a traffic light, parking spot, driveway, garage.
The "P" position of automatic gearboxes is a gimmick without obvious use. When used while driving or on a hill it can even damage the gearbox.
You guys simply do not know how to handle a car properly.

Comment Proper car handling (Score 1) 365

Maybe people should just learn proper car handling.
Any position where the car is halted means you put on the handbrake. Traffic light, drive way, parking lot, wherever.
Not . ever .abuse the "P" position of an automatic gearbox. It was not meant for that, it is not fit for too; on hills it also puts unnecessary stress on the gearbox.
That "P" position is little more than a gimmick only present on automatic gearboxes, or at best, a feeble extra safety measure to be used /on top of/ the basic good practice of using handbrake.

Comment Re:Firefox needs to veer hard to privacy. (Score 1) 103

"How did this one slip through?"
Yes, LMAO too.
So unexpected that I was actually immediately wondering about what hidden corporate interest or developer insanity could be involved this time. Because seeing past experience, it must be something like that, right?

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