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There's nothing ad hominem about claiming Microsoft codes poorly, given the evidence of the last several decades. I've been developing applications professionally since it was Windows/286, and the sheer number of stupid bugs, mistakes, and obviously poor design decisions still never ceases to amaze me. Knowing what I know from previous traipsing through the Windows kernel, I'm surprised it fares as well as it does on battery tests.
Easy: because Microsoft is dumb as a post when it comes to coding. Take a look at Mark's Blog entry on how just right clicking to compress some files produces DOZENS of stupid file operations. Windows is a complete mess internally. It sucks. So don't be surprised when it burns power badly. http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2007/08/07/1715181.aspx
The great thing about political correctness is that I can refute your entire article, all of your data and conclusions, with a single word: SEXIST! #obvious
Toggle Commented May 20, 2013 on Was There Any Doubt About The Outcome? at BLACKFIVE
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A comment to those who see nothing incompatible with homosexuality in the scout oath: it is sad that you don't, but it wasn't considered necessary at the time the oath was written because no one in his right mind would have considered homosexuality to pass for "morally straight". Homosexuality was considered a sexual perversity and a problem in medical circles until 1974 when the DSM IV changed its view purely on the basis of cultural pressure and not medical or scientific evidence. The purpose of the BSA has always been to help young boys become good masculine men. Homosexuality could not be more at odds with that purpose. Almost every religious viewpoint there is considers it an abomination. From the secular evolutionist perspective there is literally nothing more undesirable than self-selecting yourself out of the Darwinian pool. And a veritable mountain of evidence from the social sciences demonstrates that it is anything but a healthy lifestyle. The BSA must not cave to the soft tyranny of the homosexual movement. I encourage others to write and express this same idea in a variety of ways.
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Don't worry, as soon as a republican is elected president such disclosures will be treasonous and covered significantly by the press.
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Defense mechanisms?! What does Obama have to defend against?! He gets nearly non-stop worshipful coverage from his campaign apologists (a.k.a. the mainstream press) as he moves from one "tough and hard-hitting" interview to the next on late night comedy shows. The bottom line is that he's a fool who needs to be voted out of office ASAP.
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2012 on President Epic Ass-Clown... at BLACKFIVE
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You are so missing the obvious: the people giving the orders aren't serious men involved in serious business. They have no conception of anything you're talking about. To them it's perfectly reasonable for soldiers out in the field to worry about their RoE cards. This is why it's important to select presidents and leaders from the ranks of the competent, not the ranks of the community organizer brigade.
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What you're suggesting (1) makes sense, (2) would make our military far more effective, and (3) considerably reduce our casualties. As near as I can tell, the Obama administration is hostile to all three of those goals.
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I find folks generally divide pretty cleanly into two bins: (1) those who let reality shape their ideology, and (2) those who expect reality to conform to their ideology. The latter, which has been dominating the increasingly PC cultural landscope, rightly lost this time around.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2012 on Do I Have To Say I Told Them So? at BLACKFIVE
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I'm surprised to hear this from you because I've read your blog long enough to know you're a productivity focused guy. My day job provides me a nice machine (3+ GHz quad-core hyperthreaded CPU, 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB hard drive), but I'm very frequently pushing its limits. And it's not that I'm playing Skyrim in the office. I'm often working on architectural diagrams and/or reverse engineering code in Enterprise Architect while I have two or three sessions of Visual Studio 2010 open, a couple of version control system apps (usually Perforce and Mercurial), always Microsoft OneNote, usually Microsoft Word, sometimes Excel/Access, and two or three virtual machines running various servers/clients for deploying/testing code and/or doing research into other things. And of course that says nothing about the memory/CPU hog that is Outlook 2010. Sorry, but I max out my use of the system I have, and I'd love to have another 1 - 2 monitors and more RAM. I'd use that too. When I'm working at home I regularly have between three and five machines maxed out, depending upon what I'm doing.
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2012 on The PC is Over at Coding Horror
The blog post was awesome. Being acquainted with the term 'Obozo' was just icing on an already tasty cake. Priceless.
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2012 on It's Not You, It's Me.... at BLACKFIVE
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I think I can speak confidently for the Obama administration on this one when I say that whatever your concerns and complaints are, it's all Bush's fault.
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I'll give the French their credit where it's due: they were the ones who stopped the Muslim expansion in 732 AD, the only ones. Europe should be thanking them for that today if it wasn't too busy bowing to Islamofascists instead.
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2012 on French Bad Ass at BLACKFIVE
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ROFL! I'm sorry, but I'm laughing so hard right now I can barely breathe! You write like you think it matters one whit to SCOTUS whether their ruling makes any sense in the real world?! Seriously?! You're joking, right?!
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2012 on The Stolen Valor Opus at BLACKFIVE
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They're a little formulaic, but they're good enough that I'm more than willing to vote with my pocketbook. I wish more "artists" would adopt such positive, pro-freedom messages.
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That's completely insulting! There is no way the Germans would have known about an invasion if Obama had been president because there wouldn't have been an invasion, silly. Obama would have been "leading from behind", counting on the French to invade. Sheesh.
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Wait, an entire submarine full of women deprived of male fraternization for three-plus months will be pulling into port all at once, and all you can think to do is complain?!?!
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Sorry, Deebow, but they're not frat boys, and it wasn't mere beer and weed found inside but sensitive information. We citizens are right to expect better of those who serve in such high places. It's not a non-story at all. It's not the end of the world either, but at a bare minimum those fellows need their clearances yanked followed by reassignment.
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More than anything I feel pity for those souls so scarred by war that they thought posing with dead bodies and parts thereof was amusing.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2012 on Can't seem to find the outrage at BLACKFIVE
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Setting aside the moral question of hiring prostitutes (you obviously don't have a problem with it, but I do), I think what does deserve scrutiny is how they completely blew their jobs by having the president's itinerary and other sensitive information in the rooms at the time. That makes them all security risks for any foreign government willing to employ a "sparrow school" to gain access to such data through women willing to do whatever it takes to get it. If there was no such potential for data compromise, then as far as I'm concerned it remains a moral question but at least not one of national security.
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Your suggested strategy kinda sounds like what others called "more rubble, less trouble" from the outset. Made sense to me then. Makes sense to me now. So naturally that can't be something the Obama-fool will pursue.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2012 on The Spectre Of Un-Won War..... at BLACKFIVE
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The part I find funniest is that if the military he reviles were truly the sort of dull-witted, cold-blooded killers he takes them to be, they'd surely have snuffed out his life a long time ago; yet ironically *he's* the jackass who advocates hurting innocents to make a political point. I think there's a point where irony goes beyond self-parody into the sea of pathetic.
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What do you expect? The only type of seal with which anybody in Hollywood has actual contact is the type that lounges on its back in the water and barks for fish. Kinda like entitlement-happy liberals, don't you think?
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And now that dear man is dead, his economic legacy claimed by a philandering perjurer, his legacy of freedom being pissed away by a narcissistic fool in today's white house. And all the prospective nominees to run against said fool this year are barely shadows of his shadow. How does America endure when so many will vote for feckless stupidity?
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2012 on We Must Fight at BLACKFIVE
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Those Islamophobic racists! Do they not realize that shouting "Allah is Great!" is code for "We are totally peaceful and will not even think of blowing you all up in the name of Allah"?! Man, what is America coming to...
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