* Posts by McKrack

5 posts • joined 16 Jun 2018

Oracle staff say Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump is against 'company ethics' – Oracle, ethics... what dimension have we fallen into?

McKrack

"You need to think of Larry Ellison the way you think of a lawnmower. You don't anthropomorphize your lawnmower, the lawnmower just mows the lawn, you stick your hand in there and it'll chop it off, the end. You don't think 'oh, the lawnmower hates me' -- lawnmower doesn't give a shit about you, lawnmower can't hate you. Don't anthropomorphize the lawnmower. Don't fall into that trap about Oracle" - Bryan Cantrill

The mod firing squad: Stack Exchange embroiled in 'he said, she said, they said' row

McKrack

Re: Is this just an English thing ?

It gets even more ridiculous in languages with M, F, and neuter gender. New words are being invented. Nobody can agree which new word is proper.

It is a cluster-consensual-intercourse.

Wait, did you hear that? That rumbling in the distance? Sounds like... a 16-socket IBM Power9 box shuffling this way

McKrack

I presume it can run any number of discs, except exactly 4000. No other explanation

German researchers defeat printers' doc-tracking dots

McKrack

LX

Just bring your own LX-300 with worn out ribbon.

Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

McKrack

Re: Yeah - but if I am a "common criminal" I'll definitely find another non-indiegogo to pawn

Well, you can get a Yugoslavian shepherd dog to that list. A pair Šarplninac dogs is about as much security as you need.

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