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  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    You *do* realize that you're starting to get into the territory where *any* group of regularly interacting people develop an in-language? I mean, fen, for example. Or can I talk about RAID-1 is not a backup, and have you understand...
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    Yeah, but in some cases, the BGF 9000 was *not* a good answer. For example, at the end of the first Doom wad... first rockets, then get close to the wall, and through the gap, where he can't get you,...
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    Had to read your whole post. I kept thinking you were talking about the Orange Idiot.......
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    Well, I have two answers to that: first, I have been known, many times, to start out by literally saying, "mind if I ask a stupid question?" That, at least with the folks I've worked with, usually gets a valid...
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    My answer to "open-plan offices" is "look for another job". Hell, in 1967, when I was first in college, right out of high school, during orientation, we were told, in so many words, that to study or do homework, find...
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    Y'know, a long, long time ago, I came up with a really, really uncool, unhip, un-socially-orientated way of dealing with someone who's body language or obfuscated language confused me: I *ask*. Never understood the mind-bogglingly STOOPID "someone does something, but...
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    I see, like, "I have the True Religion, you have a philosophy, they are superstitious."...
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    "Some people's gait"? Mostly, everybody's is. Personally, I divide everyone into four categories: 1. People who walk heavily, but not loud. 2. People who walk loud, but not heavily. 3. People who walk loud and heavily. 4. People who walk...
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    Hey, thanks, great idea. That would mean we Pagans could go back to having virgin sacrifices (just in time for Samhain!), *and* improve the human gene pool. You! Incel! Out of the gene pool, *now*!...
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    The short time I wore sandals, back in the late sixties (I decided I didn't like sandals. These days, more than half the year, I wear boots.), I always wore socks. Of course, a) they were not the kind of...
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    Nope. Trust me, I was *there*. SWB (who people in Texas hated as much or more than Mother Bell by the late eighties) bought Ameritech, then bought AT&T, and "rebranded" themselves AT&T (while I was working as a contractor at...
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    You wrote: One reason that the single dimension is so harmful is that people like me (who include many or even most of the world's leading mathematicians, scientists and engineers) are NOT dysfunctional - we merely think differently from the...
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    Heh. A link to Cariadoc's weebsite. For that kind of history, I'd trust him (I strongly disagree with his economics). Why, yes, when I was in the SCA in the last half of the seventies, in Philly, Cariadoc was my...
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    Under...her... bed... power up to cover a 747 (about 2 2U servers, I'd think, if she was lying on them).... ROTFLMAO!!! Moz, you're a treasure. Don't ever leave this blog. ROTFL!...
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    Er, have you been drinking Kool-Aid (tm), or some other liquid provided by a cloud provider? From your link, para 2: "This approach, however, is counterproductive to the data protection objectives and the IT modernization and global economic growth goals...
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    1. C8 is live. Just say NO. Wait for 8.1, really. 2. alternatives is the RH answer. Alternately, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, or other variables that the environment knows. 3. *ALL* security fixes get back-ported by RH (or upstream, as we say on...
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    Fractal ownership.... I recently read of a place in NYC, I think it was, where the ownership was so fractal, that the tenants could complain, but get no maintenance, and the city was called in, and they "owners" said "but...
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    I have to admit to being surprised - most of our video cards had multiple ports. There are also video splitters.... 2U, half-height? I assume that means that the slots were vertical, rather than horizontal, and that they didn't offer...
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    Brief. It was *the* programmers' editor late eighties/early nineties on PCs. Among many, many things, it had (ta-da) *column* copy. Highlight the column, user-determined start and stop, and you could move it....
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    Sorry, I include "things you run on actual servers"....
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    Virgins? Human virgins? Speaking as a Pagan, let me assure you that I have no idea where you could *begin* to get a steady supply of human virgins over the age of consent. Speaking as a dragon (I *am* the...
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    Why, so management can get you to do work at all hours, and never mind that pesky 8 hr day.......
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    Oh, and let's not forget outsourcing so you can have the work done in sweatshops in, say, southeast Asia, with no unions, minimal pay, and excuses that let you provide the only, not just the most, important product: ROI....
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    Which is why, btw, that a couple years ago, the UK government said "thanks, but no thanks" to the Cloud, because they had no assurance that UK government data would be on UK soil....
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    Maybe I'm "babbling" about what I know about? Maybe, with the title I held the last 10 years, sr. Linux systems administrator, I've *built and run* clusters (one was over 1100 cores, another about 512), and am friends with the...
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    Maybe look into the wearable hardware? As I recall, someone (MIT?) has an annual catwalk fashion show of wearable hardware....
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    "Violent"? Perhaps you should reread what he wrote, that I was responding to. Of course, if CAPITAL LETTERS/raising my voice scares you, you might want to just drop it. For one, I said I am not on the scale, nor...
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    I've got wiki. It comes with my router, which I have *inside* the phone company's router. And a ridiculously long password. Ellen uses it for her phone, and that's it. Wired is way faster, more secure, and reliable....
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    It did - that was when I worked for Ameritch in a startup division. Incredible job, wonderful people... except for upper management, who left me *this* close to clinical burnout (according to a friend who's a degreed practicing psychologist... and...
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    Test? What is this "test" business? Is that where you roll out alpha software for "early adopters", who then complain, and you decide what you feel like fixing? I had *two* jobs where we had serious testing - as in,...
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