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Comment Re:Ellison is a terrorist (Score 2) 156

You may not like Windows (note: none of my computer equipment, phones, or work machines run Windows), but it normalized a pretty significant set of operating system features ranging from preemptive multitasking to pluggable filesystems to a workable fast userspace mutex. Windows also maintained a *wildly* long history of binary compatibility well beyond virtually any other OS out there.

They did some next level shit.

I was an Amiga user, a Mac user, a Linux junkie, etc. To call Windows "playing with a toy" is to demonstrate an utter lack of awareness of the depth of that operating system and its facilities.

Of course, I'd rather use Linux or mac OS (and there were others, like NeXTSTEP, along the way), but let's give credit where it's due.

Comment Re:Energy density (Score 1) 89

I was hoping someone else figured this one out. I explain to non-technical people all the time that it's not hard to store large amounts of energy in a small space, it's hard to keep that energy from being released all at once in a KB malfunction.

The smart ones ask what KB stands for. The really smart ones figure out it means "KaBoom" on their own.

Comment Re:Who gives a shit (Score 1) 204

I love your double standards. Everything feminists want to blame on the current boogeyman is incontrovertibly the fault of that scapegoat. But when someone was so targeted by feminists that her mail was sent directly to a bomb squad, that she was forced to flee the country, and the threats against her are actually played out suddenly you can't accept it.

Comment Re:Who gives a shit (Score 1) 204

Gee someone whose mail had been sent directly to a bomb squad rather than her home due to the sheer amount of violent threats, who lived with constant abuse and threats of violence, who was forced to leave one country already due to those threats of violence and continued to receive them here in the US, finally had one of those threats made good on.

I wonder.

Comment Re:Who gives a shit (Score 1) 204

Finding her shooting is not difficult at all. As for the cute trick you pulled weaseling in the claim about wikipedia and "independent reliable sources" nothing could be further from the truth. Wikipedia's definition of a "reliable source" is any source which says something approved of by Wikiproject:Feminism. Personal blog posts and tweets are reliable sources for any claim if the person making them is someone like Zoe Quinn while third party newsmedia articles are unreliable if they dispute feminists' claims.

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