Ross154   The long, uneventful wait for Elite:Dangerous for Linux

July 21, 2007

Putting to bed the ol’ Pirates vs. Ninjas debate

Filed under: rant,society — Victor Tramp @ 5:56 am
Putting to bed the ol' Pirates vs. Ninjas debate

For the uninitiated, there’s an ongoing lighthearted debate in the hacker world… It’s a little old (as hacker memes go), but essentially it boils down to; who’s cooler, Pirates or Ninjas?

I’m personally tired of hearing about it, so I’ll make thing’s painfully clear for everybody..

ninjas are cooler. Obviously

July 14, 2007

Shouting into the nothingness, again…

Filed under: rant,society,technology — Victor Tramp @ 12:33 am
Shouting into the nothingness, again...

So I’m listening to NPR, and they’re doing a piece on WiFi access at KOA (Kampgrounds of America) campgrounds. And I’m irritated to no end. But why? A hand full of people with tons of knowledge and experience, discussing; why this isn’t camping, the technical difficulties of putting up wireless in the wilderness, and whether or not the internet’s an addiction.

Hmm, well first of all. The internet isn’t an addiction, in the same sense that fire isn’t alive. Oh I’m sure there are some poor whackjobs out there that are indeed addicted to things on the internet, and when they’re taken away they’ll cry like little babies, but that’s any real, actual, addiction.

The internet itself is just a bunch of computers strung together granting various degrees of access to one another.. That’s a pretty esoteric concept to get addicted to.. I’d hope this would help put to bed some of this silliness, but nobody in charge of psychology is reading this.

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July 1, 2007

Another sunday

Filed under: Stuff,Wisdom of Webcomix — Victor Tramp @ 9:44 pm
Another sunday

not every sunday is a bucket of bunnies..