Re: DDoS (Score: 5, Funny)

by in Temporarily Offline? on 2014-03-11 19:39 (#FX)

Yeah, way too much pointless drama over there. Changing the subject completely, I was meaning to ask if anyone here had any opinions on whether I should go with vi or emacs as my text editor?

Re: I'll be skipping it, but it seems like a good idea (Score: 2, Funny)

by in Science TV Series Cosmos to Reboot on 2014-03-10 21:52 (#DV)

Nothing wrong with personality if it keeps people's interest. Over in the UK we have Prof. Brian Cox, one of the few people to hold a full professorship in physics at a world top 50 university and also had a number 1 pop chart hit. He gets some criticism for his presentation style, but it popularizes a subject usually unpopular with the masses, so it's hard to complain. Plus he looks cute :)

Re: Least of the problems. (Score: 1)

by in Windows Finally Gets a Shutdown Button on 2014-03-10 21:45 (#DS)

Windows usually has me bashing my head against the keyboard in anguished frustration. At least this way it might have a useful outcome and shut the machine down, thus ending my torment.

Library of Congress (Score: 5, Funny)

by in Sony and Panasonic Teaming Up For New Optical Disk Format on 2014-03-10 21:44 (#DR)

Imagine the storage capacity of a Library of Congress filled with these discs!

Re: One way or another (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Should companies offering online services be required to maintain them? on 2014-03-10 21:43 (#DQ)

I agree 100%. When the publisher EOLs the online services they aren't going to make any more money out of it, and maybe letting the community run their own services will keep interest in the product so they can sell you a sequel sometime later.

Re: Violins? (Score: 2, Funny)

by in Windows Finally Gets a Shutdown Button on 2014-03-10 21:40 (#DM)

I enjoy scattering misplaced or incorrect Latin phrases throughout text. And using 'irregardless'; a perfectly cromulent word meaning 'without lack of regard'.

Re: Deeper problem (Score: 2, Funny)

by in How Not to Write an API on 2014-03-10 21:35 (#DJ)

'Salted hash' sounds like a delicious snack. Nom.