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I don't use Emacs; it uses me.

Overrated / Underrated : Moderation :: Anonymous Coward : Posting

Don't park drunk, accidents cause people.

Yeeow! Nothing like a paradigm shift without using the clutch!

There are 4 boxes to use in the defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order. Starting now.

This sig does in fact not have the property it claims not to have.

There's no point in questioning authority if you aren't going to listen to the answers.

Cable Subscription: $30/month VCR: $80 TV: $300
Recording the expression on Darl's face when he's indicted: Priceless

Cats land on their feet. Toast lands jellyside down.
A cat glued to some jelly toast will hover in quantum indecision

-- I wonder which will go down in history as the bigger failure:
the War on Drugs or the War on Filesharing

/He who sells / What isn't his'n / Is headed for / Some time / In prison /

Every year during my review, I just pray the words "" aren't mentioned.

"It is not yours, has never been yours, and will never be yours."
Eric Raymond, Bruce Perens

Curiosity was framed; ignorance killed the cat. -- Author unknown

Soylent Green -- the taste differs from person to person

Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.
Those who live in the past are already repeating it.

My rights don't need management.

With presidents like Bush and Sharon, who needs terrorists?.

3,000 years ago in Egypt, cats were worshipped as gods.
They have not forgotten this.

Stop the Slashdot Effect! Don't read the articles!

Excessive forking causes un-wanted children.

Blessed are the pessimists, for they have made backups.

You say :wq, I say ZZ. Why can't we all just get along?

"Remember when the U.S. had a drug problem, and then we declared a War On Drugs,
and now you can't buy drugs anymore?"

Fix a computer and it'll break tomorrow.
Teach its owner to fix it and it'll break in some way you've never seen before.

I moderate so my kids won't have to.

C:\>tracert life.liberty.pursuit-of-happiness

Morning has broken, put in a workorder.

Okay... I'll do the stupid things first, then you shy people follow.

A study now shows that a Latin sig gets you lower mod points.
Report, $3500, from Gratian Group

"I'll likely get modded down for this but..." - Slashdot Karma Whores

There is no greater insult to one's religion, than to use it to justify violence.

Teachers do it with class, statisticians do it with 95% confidence,
and SLASHDOTTERS do it with moderation!

* Support bacteria! It's the only culture some people have.

I think the [MS Word] paperclip is a great idea. - Miguel de Icaza

Overrated / Underrated : Moderation :: Anonymous Coward : Posting

Ownership, it does a project good

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
- John Lennon

This .sig is temporarily offline for maintenance

"[T]he working stiffs...They make $75-100k a year. That's not much to live on."
- Jack Valenti on who piracy hurts most

/dev/humor: not found

Does anyone else recognize Slashdotters by their sigs more often than their user names?

What kind of asshole buys an SUV in the middle of an oil war?
All too often I'm ashamed to be an American.

Error 407 - No creative sig found

The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
-- Will Rogers

Boat n. 1. A hole in the water, into which money is thrown.

"Only Finland - superb, nay, sublime in the jaws of peril
- Finland shows what free men can do." - Winston Churchill

Accentuate the postitive, don't waste your mod points on the negative.

Bride wants to marry IBM and screw Linux. Brother MS willing to pay any dowry.

Bride demands 'dowry' to screw Linux, gets raped by IBM! Lover MS watches in horror!!

Since this sig passed the lameness filter, it isn't lame. Actually, I find it to be pretty cool.

So Buddha walks into a pizza parlor and says: "Hey, make me one with everything."

[Don't deal drugs; the CIA hates competition.]

Heisenberg may have slept here...

"Information wants to be expensive" - Stewart Brand,
the same guy who said "Information wants to be free"

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it - Sir Winston Churchill

People don't lobby Congress, dollars do.

They paved paradise, and put up a slashing dot.

Only God may judge Osama Bin Laden, It's our job to arrange the meeting.

I offer to give you a free beer, if you refuse the terms of this offer.

Earth First - We'll strip mine the other planets later.

"Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality." -- Dalai Lama

A directive occured while processing this error.

My other post has a good .sig

Whoever said "True happiness springs from moderation" never /.'d

Karma: Bad (mainly due to an unoriginal sig)

Slashdot: When News Breaks, We Give You The Pieces

Don't exploit artists by stealing music. RIAA hates competition.

Karma: Terrible (mostly affected by putting yet another karma joke in your sig)

Move along, no sig here.

My other post has a good .sig

Yeah, but at least I get cronjobs nightly.

This Sig is a mnemonic device designed to allow you to recognize this author in the future.

Excelent: Karma (IN SOVIET RUSSIA)

Proprietary licensing: The nonviral freedom to restrict the freedoms of others :)

Just because it's a Well Known Fact doesn't mean it's true.

IBM had PL/1, with syntax worse than JOSS,
And everywhere the language went, it was a total loss...

Reviled did I live," said I, "as evil I did deliver."

I read a comment I completely disagreed with. I moderated it +1 Interesting.

That's right - save the knee-jerk reactions for when Red Hat changes a desktop theme.

All those who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.

--- Thanks to the Total Information Act, at least I know *one* person
is reading my posts. Hi Mr. Poindexter!

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone,
but they've always worked for me." -Hunter S. Thompson

Wise man say: A skilled troll is a master baiter.

Never underestimate the bandwidth of a 747 filled with CD-ROMs.

Sig: u grammar nazis can bite me ass.

"I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don't always
agree with them." -- George H. W. Bush

Intellectual Property, like flying pigs, cannot be found in nature.

-- To avoid sarcasm or irony being modded down,
I've introduced the UK-Smiley (ironicon) £:-).

Slashdot: Doritos of the new millenium
Post all You want, we'll mod more

Read it again, I'm sure I made a point in there somewhere.

My wife said if I got modded down again, she'd leave me for CowboyNeal

Poverty is God's way of punishing those who do not believe in Capitalism

I'm not surprised that there are unix clones. How else can unix reproduce?

"Humanize war? You might as talk about humanizing hell!"
-- British Admiral Jacky Fisher

troll v.,n. To utter a posting designed to attract stupid responses or flames.

Cult: (n) a small, unpopular religion.
Religion: (n) a large, popular cult.

I no longer have the energy nor the vicious streak required to
effectively post in Apple threads on Slashdot. Sorry.

Life is complex: it has real and imaginary components.

Almost all of our faults are more pardonable than the methods
we think up to hide them. -- La Rochefaucald

Warning: Some ideologies on the Net are smaller than they appear.

Being a moderator and a metamoderator at the same time is just scary....

BSD is for people who love UNIX. Linux is for those who hate Microsoft.

I think that the anti-Microsoft sentiment is simply due to their having
been so successful selling a lot of crap.? -Woz

This signature has been banned by the Australian Government.

-- The only skin on a computer should be porn.

0 1 - just my two bits

Who reads .sigs these days anyway?

I do not believe in trolling, if you are a troll please do not respond to my posts.

Sig: If I don't come out of this alive, tell them that I said something
incredibly imaginative and profound.

Be kind. There are too many mean people out there already.

I believe posters are recognized by their sig. So I made one.

Instructions should be read first, or not at all.
Anything else is admitting defeat...

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
-- Abbie Hoffman

Evolution is a 'theory', just like gravity.
If you don't like it, go jump off a bridge.

Is it safe to go out at night? Is disco dead yet?

The internet is now closed. Please log off now.

I told the priest, "Don't count on any Second Coming. God got his ass
kicked the first time he came down here slumming."

if you mod me up I will introduce you to my sister

Karma Schmarma: a fifth of scotch + one liter of club soda

Will the Congress show the same headlong rush when it comes
time to take the blame for what happens?

"They were here when I moved in"
-- Gary Heidnik explaining the three naked women chained up in his basement.

Linux is like my wife, hard to understand but very nice once you get under the hood.

-- Oh, I knew I should have used that preview button!

RIAA Headquarters: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy

Those who would sacrifice sound quality for hard-drive space deserve neither.

Only skydivers know why birds sing, only birds know why skydivers smile.

Good evening Mr. Laden. All your Qaeda are belong to U.S.

Don't label something "offtopic" unless you know the topic well enough to
tell what's on topic.

Those of you without a sense of humor are at the mercy of the rest of us.

--- Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

Karma: Dubious (mostly affected by moderation done to your comments)

Karma: Totally excellent! (mostly affected by Bill and Ted and one Anonymous Coward)

Karma: Professionally Doomed (mostly affected by inability to keep opinions to self)

James Tiberius Kirk: "Spock, the women on your planet are logical.
No other planet in the galaxy can make that claim."

This sig has been ROT26 encrypted.
Reading it is unlawful under the terms of the DMCA

Have crack, will moderate.

How's my programming? Call 1-800-DEV-NULL

--an unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys--

Kiddies to the left of me, Lawyers to the right.
Here I am stuck in the middle with GNU.

I'm out of my mind right now, but feel free to leave a message.....

KARMA: Knowledge-based Augmented Reality for Maintenance Assistance

The reason we nerds dominate is . . . Oh, wait, Is that beer?

Face it, a nation that maintains a 72% approval rating on George W. Bush
is a nation with a very loose grip on reality.

50 karma IS a license to troll

Mandrake-Linux-KDE. Because Freedom and Love still matter.

toms helpful hints: edit your inittab. 6 consoles is sometimes just not enough.

RIAA Headquarters: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy

Mandrake and KDE for me? For free? Ahhh, the joys of the Revolution.

Remember... you vote with your dollars for the kind of behavior you like
from a Linux distro.

How do I convince my boss that the pointy hair guy is not the hero of the strip?

Fault loves the past, worry loves the future, but content enjoys the present.

"We all do no end of feeling, and we mistake it for thinking." --Mark Twain

Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self; for what we wish,
we readily believe. --Demosthenes

sig: If it's theft to listen to music before buying it,
then it's theft to refuse returns on albums that suck.

I'll come up with a better sig when I'm not drunk...

Neither individuals nor corporations have any right to come into court
and ask that the clock of history be stopped.-RAH

The drops of water don't know themselves to be a river; and yet the river flows.

You step in the stream, but the water has moved on. This page is not here.

Wizards Guild parking ONLY!
Violators will be toad.

I doubt, therefore I may be.


Tact is the ability to tell a man he has an open mind when he
has a hole in his head.

DOS is dead, and no one cares...
If there's a Bourne Shell, I'll see you there

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

How do you know a /.er was first on Mars?
There is a flagpole with a sign reading "First Post"

Warning! Quantum mechanics dictate that what you are observing may
not be the actual contents of this post.

The reason we nerds dominate is . . . Oh, wait, Is that beer?

Thanks, Bushes: Apply for Canadian citizenship now, avoid the rush!

posted anonymously for humanitarian purposes.

I suppose I could try for something witty, but nobody reads these anyway...

"The answer to the Question of Life, the Universe and Everything is... 42"
- Deep Thought

Kiddies to the left of me, Lawyers to the right.
Here I am stuck in the middle with GNU.

If all this should have a reason, we would be the last to know.

Women want a lot of things from one man.
Conversely, men want one thing from a lot of women.

Hilary Rosen's speech was about her love of money and her desire
to roll around naked in a pile of money.

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because
its easier to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.

"My strength is as the strength of ten men,
for I am wired to the eyeballs on espresso."

Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum.

Old truckers never die, they just get a new peterbilt.

Web Designers: You aren't artists and the media isn't the message.
The message is the fucking message.

If idiots could fly, /. would be an airport.

"Business is a good game-lots of competition and a minimum of rules.
You keep score with money." -- Nolan Bushnell

Linux : Windows :: Manual : Automatic Transmission

Security holes in Windows is a feature you paid for.

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
- Popular Mechanics, 1949

----Your subscription to this sig has expired.

--- What parts of "shall make no law", "shall not be infringed",
and "shall not be violated" don't you understand?

"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh"

Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience,
for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so!"

Every night, tired dyslexics around the world look forward to 8 hours of peels.

Slashdot: The only place you can see ratings like (Score: 0, Insightful).

This sig is left as an exercise to the reader

-- We live in a world where lemonade is artificial and soap has real lemon.

"Engineers arn't boring people, we just get excited about boring things." -anon

The downside of being better than everyone else is that people
tend to assume you're pretentious...

Out of Cheese Error...
Please reboot universe goes down July 22, 2002.
This is not the end, but it's a very good simulation.

Compared to the alternative, I'm pretty sure relativism sucks.

There are only 10 types of people in the world:
those who understand binary, and those who don't.

This Sig has been depreciated.

Ignorance can be cured - stupidity ...

Like car accidents, most hardware problems are due to driver error.

Awk! Pieces of eight. Pieces of eight. Pieces of seven...
ERROR: General Protection Fault. [Paroty Error.]

"What kind of loser quotes himself in his own sig?" -- some guy I know

-this sig temporarily down

"Without SPAM we wouldn't have been able to feed our army"
-Nikita Khrushchev

Land of the Free indeed...

Founder of Silly Sigs int.

What did the slashdot user use for birth control? His personality

Those who do not know the past are doomed to reimplement it, poorly.

As far as I'm concerned... Bush can stick his Rumsfeld up his Ashcroft

My interest is in the future, because that's where I'll be spending
the rest of my life.

Nuke the gay whales

Ben Franklin refused to patent his stove, lightning rod, bifocals, or anything else.
Technology to the people!

"Given the pace of technology, I propose we leave math to the machines
and go play outside." -- Calvin

--Too many .sigs can cause lung cancer.

---- By reading this you are agreeing not to read this.

-- The universe began. Life started on a billion worlds...
-- Except on one where stupidity was there first.

Pop quiz: In what country does a cartoon mouse enjoy more legal
protection than an individual's privacy?

Doing evil in the name of good is still evil.

--"Karma is justice without the satisfaction"

Since 9/11, has *everyone* lost the backbone to fight for personal
freedoms and civil liberties?

"Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe
of the poetry by which they are surrounded."

Linux: The world's best text-adventure game.

"You can justify anything by putting it in quotes, adding a famous name
and making it a sig" - Albert Einstein
I want to own a monkey. Or a Congressman. Not much difference.

can't we all just get a bong?

-- Heisenberg may have slept here.

Dream as if you'll live forever.
Live as if you'll die tomorrow.

It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make
them all yourself.-Rickover

-Microsoft and the BSA, the BEST advocates to get companies to switch to Linux!
Thanks Microsoft!

"I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada." - Britney Spears

'Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot are fools,
and those who dare not, are slaves.' - George Gordon

God does not play dice with the universe. Albert Einstein
Stop telling God what to do. Niels Bohr

When inlaws are outlawed, only outlaws will have inlaws...

This is that sig that you think you have read somewhere before

So many cats. So few recipes.

wher eis the spllchkr when u need it...

"Sit back and enjoy the chaos" -Unknown

"Burn, Hollywood, Burn." --Public Enemy

Blend one part each: Bailey's, Kahlua, vanilla ice cream. Drink responsibly.

Can I bum a sig?

**Disclaimer: Opinions cited by me are not necessarily my opinions.
Facts cited by me are not necessarily facts.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." -- Plato (427?-347? BC)

Real programmers don't comment!
It was hard to write, It should be hard to read!

Weasels Ripped My sig.
Not all who wander are lost.
10: print "this is the sig that never ends": goto 10

;; signal/noise ratio is getting worse; I now read posts at +3 or above

Games DON'T affect kids. If PacMan did, we'd all be eating pills
and listening to repeditive music...

I've never meta-moderated an 'overrated' comment

- In hell, treason is the work of angels.

nuclear presidential echelon assassination encryption virulent strain

A thorough software professional is one who when his wife yells at
him "goto hell", worries more about the goto.

Lee Kai Wen -- Taiwan, ROC 4 years of /.-ing and still 89.5% Slashdot pure!

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Those who can, do. Those who can't post to Slashdot.

Once you've tried Slack [], you won't go back!

Rev 13:16-17 is the Biblical prediction of Bill G and Passport

--- -When all is said and done, more usually gets said than done.

This .sig is either false or a paradox.

--- Metamoderating abusive downgraders since my 300th post.

You are lost in a twisty maze of little standards, all different.

Don't think that a small group of dedicated individuals can't change the world;
it's the only thing that ever has.

"If Windows XP is the answer, Then you didn't understand the question."

You brought your own reality into existence when your brain came online.

Of course we torture people, we need the information --Gen. Pinochet

CmdrTaco checks my posts for spalling errors.

Why? Because someone has to keep the karma whores in line
When inlaws are outlawed, only outlaws will have inlaws...

Winners compare their achievments to their goals,
losers compare theirs to that of others.

we measure success one karma point at a time.

An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overature
and not think of The Lone Ranger. -

---- Sacred cows, golden calves, stupid business models. Let's get rid of them.

in linux-dominated parallel world, all children's names begin with g, k or x

Only skydivers know why birds sing, only birds know why skydivers smile.

All the world's a stage, and i'm on it.

heuristic algorithm seeks stochasitc relationship

Disclaimer: IANAL (I Am Not a Lama)

A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer,
and there's more conversation.- Wm.Blake

"Those who can make you believe absurdities
can make you commit atrocities" - Voltaire

This message is provided under the terms outlined at

All that's necessary for the trolls to win is for good people not to (meta-)moderate.

The real Threed's /. ID is lower than the real Bruce Perens'.

Moderation Totals: Pity=2, Idiot=1, Total=3.

If a directive from Bill Gates and an UNLIMITED BUDGET can't
get Hotmail off UNIX servers ---

Broadband: (n) An all-female rock music group.

I have discovered a truely marvelous sig,
unfortunately the sig limit is too small to contain i

Solution: put Arafat, Sharon and a knife in a locked room.
The survivor gets life in prison for murder.

'No publisher will ever pay you enough to successfully sue them' - Dave Sim

The world would be a better place if God had left us a tarball.

Press the N/E key to continue. If you can't find the N/E key, call Tech Support

No thanks. I don't smoke anymore.

"In many cases, the correct "null" may be NUL, not NULL." --Bob Stout
I got my first karma point minutes after I gave up trying to get them.
Now I'm addicted!

.sig not found. (A)bort, (R)etry, (F)ail?

Ever since I saw Vanilla Sky I've wondered, am I Lucid Dreaming (tm)
or just a supporting player for one of you?

Don't think that a small group of dedicated individuals can't change the world;
it's the only thing that ever has.

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely
rearranging their prejudices. -- William James

One of the reasons that I became a lawyer was to avoid ever having to hire one.

"I don't tend to lurk where people can find me." - Alan Cox

I'm not a number, I'm a human macro!

'mmmmmmmmm.... forbidden donut'

....A well done medium is rare....

Don't want Karma, got Karma, want replies.

.sig last updated Jan. 14, 2000

I'm a cross compiler. At weekends I dress up as Pascal...

"Those who can make you believe absurdities
can make you commit atrocities" - Voltaire

Ceci n'est pas une sig.

"It's not like your minds are as open as the source you love..."
- Me to the majority of Slashdot.

"Think, It aint illegal.....yet" - George Clinton

MSDOS is not dead, it just smells that way. -- Henry Spencer

I come in peace to code Linux!

- -Sig error! Humor not found.

Kiddies to the left of me, Lawyers to the right.
Here I am stuck in the middle with GNU.

Why aren't we told if it's an editor moderating our posts?

"If Windoze is the answer, can we please have the problem back?"


You just ate the most acid I've ever seen anybody eat in my life!
I hope you're not busy for, like, a month!

"Perfection is acheived not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away"

Just because we stole them doesn't mean they're OUR donkeys, does it?

The length of a response is inversely proportional to the stupidity of its parent post.

They told me they fixed it! I trusted them to fix it! It's not my fault!

Is "Sig" copyrighted by ;)

Who would try to squeeze a printer driver on the bottom of 256 bytes long stack nowadays?

Karma 50. Will troll for beer.

Unix is user friendly, it's just selective about who it's friends are.

Those who can, do. Those who can't post to Slashdot.

--- The more you know, the less you understand.

I love Mondays. On a Monday, anything is possible.

Quoc me nutrit me destruit

Ever notice half of the messages on Slashdot end with pleas of moderation mercy?

Couldn't think of a sig, so think of something funny and pretend I said it.

Either give it away or get top dollar, but never sell yourself cheap.

No sig is worth reading.

Welcome the United States.
The only nation to ever deploy a nuclear weapon on another.

Games DON'T affect kids. If PacMan did, we'd
all be eating pills and listening to repeditive music...

Greatest threat to the American way of life: the US Attorney General.

Karma 50. Will troll for beer.

I do not know what WW3 will be fought with,
but I know what WW4 will be fought with,
sticks and stones - Einstein

Complex problems require overlooking simple solutions.
~Steve Jobs

Hey, I'm Microsoft Certified; why does my mom refer to me as "My husband's son"?

When one reads Bibles, one is less surprised at what the Deity knows
than at what He doesn't know. - Mark Twain

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
-Albert Einstein

"You can now flame me, I am full of love,"

Disclaimer: The opinions in this post are mine and do not reflect
the opinions, wishes, intentions or strategies of my employer.

Any sufficiently advanced man is indistinguishable from God

Sig:All who want games in linux will sign up to Transgaming,
All who dont sign up to Transgaming dont want games

sig There are always four sides to every story: your side,
their side, the truth, and what really happened.

What was the greatest thing before sliced bread?


Mod, mod, mod...And another troll bites the dust...

The length of a response is inversely proportional to the stupidity
of its parent post.

Friends don't let friends use Microsoft on a server.

Peace. Love. Linux!

If the self-serving bias is universal, how come I only see it in other people,
but not myself? Answer that one!

--- time is an illusion, lunchtime even more so

[ The only consistant feature of all of your dissatisfying relationships is you ]

My Karma ran over my Dogma

-- The new karma math: 50+4=49.

Do not mod down just because you disagree. Do not mod up just because you agree.


Slashdot: Proof that a million monkeys at a million typewriters can create a masterpiece

"Can of worms? The can is open... the worms are everywhere."

This .sig has been rented by Bjorn de la Cour.

Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in mud,
after a while you realise the pig is enjoying it.

Disney, Inc. borrowed from Hugo and Andersen; why can't you borrow from Disney?

Stop bitching about the Karma cap.
It gives otherwise maxxed out people at 47 an incentive to post quality.

I love to metamoderate
Anyone with an Offtopic or Flaimbait, I automatically declare unfair!

-- If no truths are spoken then no lies can hide --

Lend a man a PC and he'll surf for a day.
Give a man a PC and you're his tech support forever.

"Whadaya say Honey, feeling stupid? I know I am" Homer

"Information wants to be expensive"
- Stewart Brand, the same guy who said "Information wants to be free"

"I can't buy what I want because it's free.Can't be what they want because I'm me."
-Corduroy, Pearl Jam

destruction leads to a very rough road, but it also breeds creation

You have violated Robot's Rules of Order and will be
asked to leave the future immediately.

-- Life is like an analogy.


If you don't like it, ignore it.
All negative mods are meta-moderated 'unfair'.--ALL OF THEM.

-- iNiTiUM -- "Short-Term Memory Failure: Error 4.20 in /proc/net/neural"

"We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it"

Oh shit! I forgot to click "Post Anonymously"...

Omnis tuus castra sunt inesse nos

AC's filtered. After all, they're called anonymous *cowards* for a reason.

Everytime I read slashdot, I am reminded of why I shouldn't read slashdot.

Great cheap Mexican food west of Boston: 42.3243 N 71.3994 W

My opinions are my own. I offered them to my employers, but they refused

I'm still working on a clever footer.

--- "If you can't beat them, buy them" - Microsoft

This .Sig is left intentionally humourless.

I became cynical. Then I became a consultant.

If I wanted a sig I would have filled in that stupid box.

All your Beowulf cluster of grits are belong to Cowboy Neal.
Did I miss one?

If idiots could fly, /. would be an airport.

"They laughed at Einstein. They laughed at the Wright Brothers.
But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown"

Disclaimer: IANAL (I Am Not a Lama)

All your .sig are belong to us!

Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
-Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

----------I bought Windows and all i got was this lousy BSOD.----------

Those who can, do. Those who can't post to Slashdot.

Per mare per terras

"All that glitters has a high refractive index."

Consequences, long as I'm rich.

I've decided to mispell one or more words in all my correspondence.
If you don't like it then don't read it.

"I can't give you a brain, so I'll give you a diploma"
- The Great Oz (blatently stolen sig)

-- Give me liberty or give me something of equal or lesser value from your
glossy 32 page catalog.

"There is hope... but not for us." -Kafka

All my karma I got from +1 funny.

The world is run by idiots because they're more efficient than hamsters.

**** So I hit the Karma Kap... don't I get a prize or something? ****

FreeBSD - the power to serve.

Slashdot is the easiest place in the world to make a name for yourself;
that's why I ignore ACs.

"We are healthy only to the extent our ideas are humane." Kurt Vonnegut

--- Intellectual "property" is to property as fool's gold is to gold.

"Inventions cannot in nature be a subject of property." - Thomas Jefferson

Mr. Baggins... I find your lack of cowardice.. disturbing.

Why don't lottery players ever pick "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6"?

*I've sworn a sacred oath never to give Apple any of my money until they change their
ways (closed systems, stupid lawsuits over "look and feel", high prices, etc).

-- These are very exciting times. We've got alot to do: we better get to it.

I Disable Sigs [], but apparently you don't.

Bill Gates - The man who named his company after his penis.

Why are you guys so fork paranoid?
Do you want everyone to vote for the same political party, too? -theo

"The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition."
- Carl Sagan

Modding someone down because you don't agree with them?
Prepare to lose points with my Meta-mod.

We had to destroy the sig to save the sig.

Making Linux GPL'd was definitely the best thing I ever did. - Linus Torvalds

(currently testing something about signatures here)

Just because a post disagrees with you does not make it Troll/Flamebait.
Open minds entertain dissenting opinions.

(If you can't hear me, it's because I'm in parentheses)

Change what you cannot accept. Accept what you cannot change - Unknown

Your compiler will be classified as a "protection circumvention device".
You will have to license it.

"Lightning shines on wavey beach, and all clouds are made right:
Happiness Appears!"
From the song "Infant Girl" in the Japanese version of Mothra (1961).

My other sig is funny!

A young idea is a fragile and beautiful thing. Attack people, not ideas.

Modding someone down because you don't agree with them?
Prepare to lose points with my Meta-mod.

Linux Viruscan..... Windows 95 found. Remove it? (Y/y)

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance" - Derek Bok

Nothing makes meta moderation easier then getting 10 redundant comments.

Quantum mechanics: the dreams that stuff is made of.

Sarah Laughton: "...does your computer ever crash?" Bill Gates: "Oh definitely, ..."

Ugliest karma whore on the corner.

"...and Maddest of all, to see Life as it Is, and not as it Should Be."

I have a Life and a Clue. They're sitting on the shelf next to Monopoly.

Live fast, die old, and make very sure everyone knows you were there. alan cox

Pirating software is like stealing crack from a drug dealer and pretending that it makes
you free from addiction.

"The Internet is like a gateway to the net" - Bob Dole

A bash poem: time for echo in canyon; do echo $echo $echo; done

I'm a peripheral visionary.

Politics is rife. Vote with your this.

-- "I read Freshmeat every day, and marvel at it, understanding hardly anything"
- Jon Katz

If lollipops were outlawed, only criminals would suck.

Jesus saves...Passes to Gretzky...Gretzky shoots...He SCORES!

People who urge you to be realistic generally want you to accept
their definition of reality.

Thank God Sex is not licensed under GPL or everyone would get to watch! -- me

proudly posting paranoid paragraphs w/max possible Karma points.

Last week, I left my 2 XP CD's on my dashboard in plain view.
Someone broke into my car and left 2 more.

If it ain't broke, you need more software.

Beliefs don't hurt others; actions hurt. Beliefs don't help others; actions help.

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Proud member of the vast left-wing conspiracy.

Most people are looking for intelligent life in space. I haven't given up Earth yet.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character,
give him power. -- Abraham Lincoln

- -This SIG contains DigitalRightsManagementTechnology.
Circumvention is an act of terrorism.

Shit happens. Fire it up.

Member, Coalition to bring back the BLINK tag

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
- Chinese Proverb

- If you're not browsing at -1... don't worry, you aren't missing anything.

Slashdot is the easiest place in the world to make a name for yourself,
that's why I ignore ACs.

Mmmm.. donuts

end of line

/You cannot fold a piece of paper in half more than six times, no matter what the size.../

Chasing Amy
(We all chase Amy...)

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws"-Tacitus

Pirating software is like stealing crack from a drug dealer and pretending that it
makes you free from addiction.

My word processor was written by Stanford Professor Donald Knuth. Who wrote yours?

Moderation Totals: Flamebait=2, Troll=2, Redundant=1, Insightful=1, Interesting=1,
Funny=3, Underrated=2, Total=12. Yeah!

It's getting about time to leave everywhere

"Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done".
--Linus Torvalds

You have violated Robot's Rules of Order and will be asked to leave the future immediately.

- I don't need to go outside, my CRT tan'll do me just fine.

-- coffee.exe missing. universe halted.

--Chris Burke. Think free speech; drink free beer.

Boycott shampoo! Demand REAL poo!

-- We have enough youth... how 'bout a fountain of SMART?!?!

When the illusions of reality fade away,
which is more deceptive? Reality or the illusion?

Try Linux, the Operating System which values your freedom.
Not the Outlaw Microsoft, which values their bottom line.

--------- The 'gui' in 'penguin' is pronounced K-D-E .

meta-moderator (n): Takes care of people who mod posts as Troll/Flamebait if they
simply don't agree with it.

Moderators: If you have to look up any of the terms I've used, don't moderate me.
You're probably confused.

Friends don't help friends install MS junk.

I meta-moderate negative ratings to unfair. Use points on good comments,
not trolls who get drown out anyway.

no sig for the wicked

The sum of the universe is zero.

With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead;
but to tyrants I will give no quarter. -- William Lloyd Garrison

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. - Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

"This is just like television, only you can see much further."
-- Chance (Peter Sellers), _Being_There_

job Placement, n.: Telling your boss what he can do with your job.

Linux installed. It is now safe to turn ON your computer...

Sig Err.

Usually at karma-cap, please upmod my troller account instead.

----- "Anything that can be made using hydrocarbons can be made using carbohydrates."

Loneliness is a power that we posess to give or take away forever

chmod +x /bin/laden; pkill -9 /bin/laden; rm -rf /bin/laden; find /home/taliban -exec rm {} \

FATAL ERROR: x86 Architecture Found.

If you can't learn to do something well, learn to enjoy doing it poorly.

No my posts aren't trolls - I'm just an asshole in general.

Well I hit the karma cap. Guess it's time to stop posting intelligently
and burn off some karma.

Who moderates the meta-moderators?

"I can't give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma"
- The wizard of Oz

This sig made only from recycled ASCII

Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

--Rule #1 in a flamewar - If your opponent resorts to profanity
... you just won.

Despite the rising cost of living, it remains a popular activity.

I used to have a cool sig but people replied to it more
than they did my comments.

It's OK to be social, just don't tell anyone about it.

A mighty oak is the result of a nut that held its ground.

mv /fridge/beer /hand && make beer | open

Don't think of it as a flame---it's more like an argument that does
3d6 fire damage

If you go out with a girl, do not introduce her to Linux, because
when you break up,she will still be calling you for months and months.

"Someone had made a real mockery out of my mockery of MSNBC's mockery"
- Paul Ferris

"We're all sons of bitches now." -- J. Robert Oppenheimer

If I'm gonna die for a word is POONTANG.

The wheel is turning but the hamster is dead.

- I don't need to go outside, my CRT tan'll do me just fine.

"My network's got no nodes!","How does it smell?","(sniffs packets) Awful!"

Card Carrying Karma Whore.

Behold the Glory of Wireless: Surfing from the john was never so easy.

Software is like sex -- it's better if RMS isn't involved.

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
-- Mark Twain

"I think that the anti-Microsoft sentiment is simply due to their having been
so successful selling a lot of crap." -Woz

Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
Those who study history are doomed to know it's repeating.

This comment has been ROT-26 encoded, any attempt to decode is subject
to prosecution under DMCA.

Keep doing the same things, and you keep getting the same results.

Arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics.
Even if you win, you're still retarded.

I come in peace to code Linux!

If you lived at Slashdot, you'd be home by now!

Black holes occur when God divides by zero.

Don't let THEM imminetize the eschaton.

15% of the populace will never steal.
5% of the populace will steal most anything not nailed down.

Card Carrying Karma Whore.

-- never mistake motion for action

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but so would a 80lb. carrot.

If it is not on fire, it is a software problem.

Sig (n): A nasty growth found at the end of emails and otherwise interesting messages.

This comment is for mature audiences and may contain adult situations,
sex scenes, drug use and strong language

I used to have a decent sig, but I got bored of it

no sig here... move along, move along.

You mean I get speech too??? I just wanted the beer...

Anyone who thinks hunting is barbaric should try visiting a chicken farm someday

I posted to /. and all I got was this stupid sig

Slashdot - News for Herds. Stuff that Splatters.

This sig is worse than my last.

Linux: In an insane world, it's the sanest choice.

.sig: Now legally binding!

Do not meddle in the affairs of sysadmins,
for your account is crunchy and tastes good with ketchup

I intend to live forever, so far so good.

What does this button......

67.5% Slashdot Pure I guess I need to work on that.... :)

Lee Kai Wen -- Taiwan, ROC 4 years of /.-ing and still 89.5% Slashdot pure!

"Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come." -- Victor Hugo

If I wanted a sig I would have filled in that stupid box.

Time's never wasted when you're wasted all the time.

GNU is a free (beer) system with a not-free (speech) viral license. Go figure!

Lbh ner va ivbyngvba bs gur QZPN.

You cannot apply a technological solution to a sociological problem.
(Edwards' Law)

Secret windows code
while (1) { if (num_process > 1) { bluescreen(rand()); } }

Slashdot: the the most successful troll ever!

This sig is false.

``Wherever you go, there's another stupid sigfile quote.''

Today is a good day to live in Europe.

.Sig wanted: Must be concise, funny, and display my cleverness.

Beer is both bread and circus.

"Mary had a crypto key, she kept it in escrow, and everything that Mary said,
the Feds were sure to know."

--To decode this comment into a readable form, rot13 it twice.--

If bullshit was gold, Slashdot would be Fort Knox

Shift happens. Fire it up.

grep -r linux http://*.*.???/ |

life is what happens during long compiles.

By reading this signature ("the Sig"), you ("the Reader") agree ("the Nod")
that 120 chars ("the Limit") is not enou

jjooiinn tthhee SSaavvee LLooccaall EEcchhoo CCaammppaaiiggnn!!

I'm not paranoid. But everyone thinks I am...

Sigmentation fault. Comment dumped.

Boycott Naugahyde! Save the naugas!

(Please remember to flame me on both sides, for even cooking .... )

Sig for sale. Slightly used, small scratches. Trades welcome.

Windows free since 1998.

Sig Err.


Any sufficiently advanced man is indistinguishable from God

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach him to eat and he will fish forever.

120 characters is way too short for a useful .sig, you slashdot suckers!

Children who read the -1 comments on Slashdot will be exposed to things that
are unfit even for adults. - Linuxplane

I think there's a place for closed source software, it's just not at my place.

the 4th Amendment- it was nice while it lasted...

You mean I get speech too??? I just wanted the beer...

What are we doing today Brain?
I'd tell you Pinky, if it wasn't for this 120 character limi

I donate karma every 56 days, that's as often as the Red Cross permits.

We regret to inform you that, due to the current economic climate,
we were unable to obtain funding for a sig.

Oh, for the heady days when I read /. infrequently enough to be allowed to moderate.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you

This morning I took two Ex-Lax in addition to my Prozac.
I can't get off the john, but I feel good about it.

A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer is to computing what a McDonalds
Certified Food Specialist is to fine cuisine.

Hi! I'm a signature virus. Copy me into your sig file and help me spread!

-- "What is now real was once only imagined..." --

oh, i have slipped the surly bonds of dos, and danced the skies on Linux silvered wings.

Mod me up Scotty, there's no intelligent answer below here.

Programming is like sex... make one mistake, and support it the rest of your life.

Wind River: a fitting moniker for a company whose committment has dried up
and blown away.

IBM had PL/1, with syntax worse than JOSS,
And everywhere the language went, it was a total loss...

* 1 reptile beneath your current threshold

Digression is the sincerest form of babbelry

"There's so much left to know/ and I'm on the road to find out." -Cat Stevens

If capitalism works, why are there so many stupid rich people?

Feminism is the wild notion that women are human beings.

Linux *is* user friendly. It's not idiot-friendly or fool-friendly!

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"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven."
-- Ecclesiastes 3:1

If knowledge is power, and power is sexy, then why am I still single??

--- Wow. Imagine a Beowulf Cluster of morons.

(define sig "To the editors: your English is as bad as your Perl.
Please go back to grade school.")

Let's try not to let fact interfere with our speculation here, OK?

The above comment may be extremely inflamatory. For your protection,
it has been rot13'd twice.

now back to your regularly scheduled rants, MS hating and first posts

Yeah, Windows is great... I used it to download Linux.

More sax and violins on TV!

Moderation Totals: Wrong=2, Stupid=3, Total=5.

The storage component dedicated to the temporary residence
of textual messages is in a non-empty state.

The truth is more important than the facts.
-Frank Lloyd Wright

Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface.

This will probably get modded down because I failed to mention
my Beowulf cluster of Natalie Portman Cruisers.

-- Hello, my name is Leon Brooks, and I pronounce Windows
"dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda". It saves time.

"The words of the prophets are written on the Slashdot walls."

...meta-moderating is the jury duty of the /. community...

I used to moderate, but I was tired of being associated with such assholes.

A fool and his money are soon venture capital

"Life is all about strategy, mathematics and psychological perceptiveness."

"Outlook not so good." That magic 8-ball knows everything!
I'll ask about Exchange Server next.

Money is how people with no talent keep score.

----- Live simply so that others may simply live.

All information in this post is true in some sense, false in some sense,
and meaningless in some sense.

Moderating trolls and flames as "Offtopic" is Unfair
and will be metamoderated as such.

Linux - the Unix defragmentation tool

**Disclaimer: Opinions cited by me are not necessarily my opinions.
Facts cited by me are not necessarily facts.

Welcome to Microsoft Cafe our specials today are vaporware,
broken promises, and no we do not have Java.

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." - Locke

Warning: you are logged into reality as root...

- MBA's: Can't live with 'em. Can't legally torture them to death.

I just hate 'yes' men, don't you Smithers?

In the immortal words of Socrates, who said; 'I drank what?'

Which is worse: Ignorance or Apathy?
Who knows? Who cares?

"You think that you can beat them // I know that you won't //
You think you have everything // But no, you don't"

-------- Huh? What do you mean the users still have files open??
I don't care! Reboot that server! I have work to do!

"Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out,
but that is not the reason we are doing it"

Moderation is for monks.

The client is the server

When x86 dies, that's the end of CISC. Yay!

patience is a virtue...anger is a gift!

News Flash: Invisible Man arrested for indecent exposure, film at 11

to protect your machine from certain boot sector viruses,
put the line: FDISK /MBR into your autoexec.bat file.

-- Running Microsoft? What do you want to fix today?

Have YOU acheived Nerd-vana?

Keep your friends close. Keep your enemies in a little jar on your desk.

The views expressed in this email are entirely somebody else's

Violate the DMCA.

you realize, don't you, that there's no purpose to ANY of it

/bin/tcsh: Try it; you'll like it.

2 years of /.-ing and still 89.5% Slashdot pure!

The more I learn about the Internet, the more amazed I am that it works at all.

"Any suficiently stupid /. poster is indistinguishable from a troll" -- ME

"Everything has a purpose" he said for no reason at all.

My reality check bounced.

Embrace the madness...

Learn from your parents' mistakes: use birth control.

Previous sig consumed by flames.

Stupid people should not breed.

Love over Gold.

"Come my friends, 'tis not too late to seek a newer world." -- Tennyson

This post made from 100% post-consumer recycled magnetic
domains. No binary trees were cut down to make it.

This sig is well formed, but invalid, XML.

(too lazy to even create a slashdot account, much less log in)

Slight disorientation after prolonged system uptime is normal for new Linux users.
Please do not adjust your browser.

Score -1: tantalizing, yet lacking real info

anyway just my $0.02, (well 0.01 cents since I'm in Canada.)

.. Programmers are busy writing the next best idiot proof software. The universe,
in the meantine, is busy making the next best idiot. The universe is winning

Do you even know anything about perl? -- AC Replying to Tom Christiansen post.

Sig? I don't need no steenkin' sig.

Never send a human to do a machine's job.

"How many light bulbs does it take to change a person?" ==BMcC==>

I have a nice perspective on what it means to be in charge of the most important project
in the history of mankind."--Brian Valentine, W2k Proj Mgr

Capt`n! The spellchecker kinna take this abuse!

A woman's place is in the house... and the Senate.

Good moderators should always mark down "overrated" posts which do not deserve
the +1 karma bonus.

With Windows Millenium MS was able to get the boot time down to 25 seconds.
That's almost as short as it's uptime.

Help! Help! I'm trapped in a Microsoft job and I can't get out!

FreeBSD The Power to Serve

Okay, I got Linux installed. So where's the free beer everyone keeps talking about??

Life story by Kafka, illustrated by Dali.

insignificant sig

Think for yourself, and feel the walls become sand beneath your feet. -Queensryche

No one is really going to be free until nerd persecution ends.

DISCLAIMER: My opinions are held as truth in all courts of law in my world.

This is my signature. SO THERE!!

-- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a perl script.

Gnu is Not Unix / Linux Is Not UniX

Good programmers treat Microsoft products as damage and route around it.

You can tell how desperate they are by counting the number of times
they say "innovate" in their press releases.

Some people wonder whether there is intelligent life in other parts of the universe;
I wonder if there is intelligent life on Earth

Dammit, my mom is not a Karma whore!

Politics is life. Vote with your self.

Elegant, Commented, On Time; Pick any Two

This space for rant

I think not; therefore I ain't...

Slashdot, with its uncontrolled content and participants' poor impulse control,
remains Internet culture's answer to "Lord of the Flies."' - Salon

Plagiarism is necessary. Progress demands it.

I'm not a monotheist; the world was obviously designed by a committee.

This .sig here until i think of something funny.

(Who Meta-Meta-Moderates the Meta-Moderators?)

-- In /dev/null, noone can here you stream. If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear,
do the other trees make fun of it?

If I can't dance, then I won't join your revolution-- Emma Goldman

"I believe the children are our future: Nasty, brutish, and short."

[Sig obliterated ;-) ]

43rd Law of Computing: Anything that can go wr
fortune: Segmentation violation -- Core dumped

It is the perceived insignificance of one's own existence that causes
one to cast aspersions upon the existence of another.

Heavily Armed, Easily Bored, and Off my Medication!

you realize, don't you, that there's no purpose to ANY of it

If God Droppd Acid, Would he see People???

"Standing up to an evil system is exhilarating." -- RMS, Slashdot interview

"Its not a bug...just think of it as a new undocumented feature" - M$ TechSupport

Avoid the Gates of Hell. Use Linux!

-- No, I refuse. I'm going to be different - I'm not going to have a sig.

Do not try to read the sig, for that is impossible.
Instead... only try to realize the truth. There is no sig.

"Nobody owns the fucking words man." - James Dean

------ Generic .Sig v.03PR1

The irony of the Information Age is that it has given new respectability to uninformed opinion

Those who say, don't know and those who know, don't say.

Anyone who plans the future around bean counter information will find themselves in the spectator section...

"Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality."(The Dalai Lama)

;; It appears that /dev/null is a conforming XSL processor

The Internet interprets advertising as damage and routes around it.

Don't throw your computers out the windows. Throw the Windows out of your computers.

Disclamer: I work for a hardware company. I post when I feel critical of something,
whether it be my employer or a competitor. Happy??

Opinions expressed by the author may not actually exist in the wild.

Linux is designed by the most brilliant people in the world and
it can run on anybody's platform. -- Irving Wiadawsky-Berger, IBM VP

We have fought the AC's, and they have won.

ZDNet: give it up, others have.

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

"You rarely get there first by walking in another mans path"

Are you moderating me up/down because of the quality of my post or because
you agree/disagree with my point of view?

Don't let the sig_nazi criticize your .sig

The Internet makes control of digital media impossible. Deal with it.

I dont have a .sig just yet.

It's not what it is, it's something else.

A little Cookie's Wake-up Juice would sure hit the spot.

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain
of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.-- Bertrand Russell

.sig Note that these are my personal opinions, they are just as faulty as anyone elses.

Error in operator: add beer

I hate people who quote .sigs

It's 4 AM and instead of studying for my Calc III final I am posting to Slashdot.

ls: .sig: File not found.
(A)bort, (R)etry, (I)gnore?

"'Tis some script kidd3z," I muttered, "tapping at my server port- Only this, and nothing more."

Sorry, I forgot to take my medication today.

I'll pretend like there's something witty here and you pretend like you laughed at it.

-o Question authority! Yeah, says who? o-

-- Press to test. *click* Release to detonate.

Hi! I'm a signature virus. Copy me into your sig file and help me spread!

slashdot: I miss my free time, Rob.

"FORMAT C:" - Kills bugs dead!

Floppity floppity flip/The mouse on the mobius strip/The strip revolved/
The mouse dissolved/In a chronodimensional skip

Does this .sig make my butt look big?

My other .sig is a 4000 line perl program.

Notice: Your mouse has been moved. Windows will now restart so this change can take effect.

-- I believe that X is ten. I'm an existentialist.

If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed...
..oh wait, he does.

Sex the Unix way:
# unzip ; strip ; touch ; finger ; mount ; fsck ; more ; yes ; umount ; sleep

Gates' Law: Every 18 months, the speed of software halves.

Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

Asking if computers can think is like asking if submarines can swim.

It is OK to flame that which desirves to be flamed.
Gentlemen: Start your engines.

If you don't like this post, it's because ipchains corrupted it on the way in.

It's not the size of your stack that matters, it's how you push and pop

-- Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom.

"The obvious mathematical breakthrough would be development of an easy
way to factor large prime numbers." Bill Gates, The Road Ahead, Viking Penguin (1995),

Software is like sex- the best is for free" -Linus Torvalds

*** KDE Apps 4 karma *** Web Dev 4 bills *** *** do wot ya gotta do! ***

"Politics is for the moment, an equation lasts eternity" -A. Einstein

Self promoting sig: I was a founder of Check it out; I think it's pretty cool.

"Time wounds all heels" -- Robert Heinlein

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. -- Benjamin Franklin

"I will never let my schooling get in the way of my education." --Mark Twain

Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.

.sigs are dumb

I hate stupid little sigs... Hey look, I've got one.

Why is abbreviation such a long word?

"One World, one Web, one Program" - Microsoft promotional ad
"Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer" - Adolf Hitler

Some users have funny sigs. Not me.

It's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

If the above does not make sense, I had a Gibberish Protection Fault

--still looking for a cute little .sig

The fact that nobody understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.

Have a Sloppy night!

I hate spelling and grammar nazis.

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. --Gandhi

Little Brother is watching you...

Failure is not an option. (It comes bundled with NT.)

Be kind. There are too many mean people out there already.

All mistakes in spelling and grammar are licensed under the GPL.

A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking."

Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some
watery tart threw a sword at you!

-- All things considered, insanity may be the only reasonable alternative.

"When I grow up, I want to be a weirdo"

"Warning: you are logged into reality as root..."

Have You Moder Meditated Today?

"No. Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try." -- Yoda

Bill Gates: "Innovation"
Me: "You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means"

God does play dice, and life was a lucky roll.

So E is relatively prime to (P-1)(Q-1)... Odd, that.

I post anonymously because I'm more interested in the discussion than the karma

"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought."

Knowing is half the Battle" -G.I. Joe

Ever get that NT feeling?

Instead... only try to realize the truth. There is no sig.

Strong data typing is for those with weak minds

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive
where we started and know the place for the first time -- T.S. Eliot

regards, Jim Ray. Opinions are my own.

The problem with e-mail lists is that you can't post as the "Anonymous Coward".

I have discovered a truly remarkable .sig block which this margin is too small to conta

I just got lost in thought... It was unfamiliar territory.

"There's a fine line between stupid and clever" Nigel from Spinal Tap

I've got to learn to post this kind of thing anonymously.

.. my native language is NOT english. Don't complain about linguistics.

"Consider yourself a member of a virtual corporation with Mr. Torvalds as
your Chief Executive Officer." - Linux Advocacy HOWTO

--- This sig contains no references of any sort to LSD.

Ths siG is kurentlee n alFa rleese verzun

-- Error: Cannot find file REALITY.SYS - Universe halted, please reboot!

No officials from Microsoft were harmed in the making of this report.

Ideas, not implementations, want to be free.

hmmm.... i wonder what anonymous coward's karma is...

Better to let others assume you're a fool than to send an e-mail and prove it!

!pu dekcuf sreenigne tfosorciM

God: "Here's a quarter, kid, get yourself a real operating system." [ducks flames] ;)

test .sig

Never assume malice where incompetence suffices.

-- 'Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.

--Humpty Dumpty was pushed!

Spellchecking is for imagination impaired drones who wouldn't know poetry if
a Dr. Seuss book fell off a shelf and fractured their skull.

The irony of the Information Age is that it has given new respectability
to uninformed opinion

Hallow, my name is Scott McNealy and I pronounce Solaris, "Soo-LAAR-eese".

Question Microsoft.

insert clever line here

--- Open standards. Open source. Open minds. The command line is the front line.

Press any key to continue, or any other key to cancel.

Don't let the sig_nazi criticize your .sig

"In Murphy We Turst"

"'Tis some script kidd3z," I muttered, "tapping at my server port--
Only this, and nothing more."

'We have no choice in what we are. Yet what are we,
but the sum of our choices.' --Rob Grant

Black holes occur when God divides by zero.

There are times I look at a post from a AC and say "Dear God, why
doesn't he log in?" And then I read the next AC and just say "Dear God!"

The quiet ones are the ones who change the world. The loud ones only take the credit.

"An intellectual is someone who has been moderated beyond their intelligence."

Linux: Think of it as evolution in action...

If the above does not make sense, I had a Gibberish Protection Fault

How's my programming? Call 1-800-DEV-NULL

-- No, I refuse. I'm going to be different - I'm not going to have a sig.

Things are only impossible until they are not.

My Karma's's yours?

"Am I paying for this abuse or is it extra?" - Edmund Blackadder

A nerd is someone whose life revolved around computers and technology.
A geek is someone whose life revolves around computers and technology, and likes it.

If your computer says LINUX, run...computers can't talk!

I have no .sig, and I must scream.

This comment brought to you by the language "C" and the number 2^32

I have seen the Gimp and it is Good.

Any suficiently stupid /. poster is indistinguishable from a troll"

.. and that dinosaur has just looked up into the sky and realized it's beginning to snow.

/gets off his soapbox/

A thunderstorm is God's way of saying you spend too much time in front of the computer.

Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.

Disclaimer: I'm not as smart as I think I am.

"Free" as in "free 'undred quid".

A tit shoved in their face means total system failure."

I heard Sig's were released under the BSD license by Satan.

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor

----- Count me grateful to MS. If they make it too easy to use,
I'll have to get a real job.

If design is not Bauhaus, it is Baroque.

Build a better mouse trap... and you'll be sued by someone who patented
mouse trapping devices in 1993.


"Pinky, you've left the lens cap of your mind on again." - The Brain

[Sig obliterated ;-) ]

- I support [Sig obliterated ;-) ]

- I support anonymous posting.

Generating 2048 Bits of Randomness...

Shaw's principle: Build a system that even a fool can use,
and only a fool will want to use it.

Curiosity may have killed the cat. But lack of it, is killing mankind.

War determines not who is right, but who is left.

Sig Fault.

-- "I don't know what real life is, I only know mine."

-- This is a pre-alpha .sig, not being able to read it is a known feature.

-- Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation.

Karma Police Squadron Leader

Know ye not that ye are Gods???

A lot of things wrong with society today are directly attributable to the fact that the
people who make the laws are sexually maladjusted. -- Frank Zappa

-- Windows 2001: "I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that."

-Support the death penalty for flooding Slashdot.

In a place beyond time and space, in a land far better than this, look for me there...

- If ignorance is bliss, may I never be happy.

I do not pretend that open source is the correct model for every application. Just 98%!

Never ask a geek why, just nod your head and slowly back away. -Rob Malda

**original Homebrew Computer Club member***

if at first you don't succeed,
shoot the consultant who suggested you try in the first place...

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." -- John Wooden

you ever hear the one about the polish guy and the .sig file?

I've just gotta .sig file?

I've just gotta get me one of them neato sigs.
..let's see, where'd I put my copy of Bartletts? Hmm...

Just because I don't look like you or act like you,
that doesn't make me any better or worse.

Me, procrastinate? I'll let you know tomorrow.

If you won't log in, I won't read your comments. Anonymity is for cowards.

Linux user since early January 1992.

militant agnostic: i don't know, and you don't know either.

(Please browse at -1 to read this comment.)

-- Count Spatula: The Culinary Vampire "Fear my barbeque tongs, mortal!"

-- I use Macs for work, Linux for education, and Windows for cardplaying.

- "Life is a bitch - and she hates me..."

-- I can't think of anything witty to put here. Sorry.

Ignore the man behind the kernel, I am the great OS!

Sure, I have a thankless job. That's okay. I have a lot of karma to burn off.

- This post uses only 100% recycled electrons.

-- "I'm too old to use Emacs." -- Rod MacDonald.

I'm practicing random acts of conciousness

Observation is the essence of art.

Non-Deterministic Finite Automata

Proof that complaining about Slashdot works: Sengan appears to be gone.

Sig Error #38 - The dog ate my .sig

Hurry up and jump on the individualist bandwagon!

The revolution will NOT be televised.

"My .sig is better than your .sig!" -- Benjamin Franklin, 1776

My .02 (adjusted for inflation)

The computer *is* the game.

I tried to be omnipotent once but I just couldn't do it

Entropy isn't what it used to be.

Insanity Takes Its Toll. Please Have Exact Change

Gates moved the mountains of perception once, but alas, he is lost to us, now.....

If a tree falls on an anonymous coward yelling 'First Post' in the forest,
does anybody hear?

-Rob No Matter what I just said to the contrary, you are right.

The fool thinks he is wise, but the wise man doth know himself to be a fool."
Celebrate Diversity!! -- Eradicate Bigotry.


Computers run the world. Nerds run the Computers.

"How could this [Y2K Bug] be a problem in a country where we have Intel and Microsoft?"
-- Al Gore

cdensch doesn't do signatures

Copy Protection: A clever method of preventing incompetent pirates from stealing software
and legitimate customers from using it.

And it's normal for your car to occasionally stop working on the highway.
All cars do that. Just ask your dealer. Right?

Paranoia isn't an infectious condition, it's a way of life

I'll be right back, my coffee cup is empty.

If I took the time to bleed from all the tiny little arrows shot my way I wouldn't be here.

Free Software: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

Any technology indistinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
-- H L Mencken

engineers never lie; we just approximate the truth.

penguinicide... when jumping out a window just won't do.

Life is like an egg better scrambled than fried.

This virus cannot be run in DOS mode.

Oh no! I've been sucked into /dev/null!

Computers can only simulate determinism.

*all comments are strictly the view of the writers, please don't shoot him*

All opinions expressed herein are my own, and not those of my employers, who are appalled.

Linux, of course. Why?

The truth is more important than the facts. -Frank Lloyd Wright

If you've got a .sig, you must have something to hide...

Wish I was a .sig

Time Flies Like the Wind, Fruit Flies Like Bananas

-- Note: These Comments are Generated by ME! Not You! ME!

Without music, life would be an error. F. Nietzsche

The opinions expressed here are my own. If you don't like 'em... Think up your own stuff.

It's your god. They're your rules. *You* go to hell.

- Gravity is a harsh mistress.

Don't take life too seriously -- you'll never get out of it alive.

-- Beer is good for you, when drunk in vast quantities.

Linux - Fast Pane Relief

*EULA: By reading or responding to this message you agree that all my stated
opinions are correct.* "EULA" -- patent pending.

"I hate dot sigs" - meMy -2*exp(j*PI) cents.

-- The quality of Doubting is rare among men, and a few choice souls are born with it.
--Anatole France

Yes! We are all individuals! I'm not!

-- I reserve the right to be completely wrong --

Moderate my karma habit! :-)

People tell me one thing one day and out the other.

Someone had to put all that chaos there!

"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of magnetic tape."
The bandwidth is great! The latency is awful.

- Visit Slashdot's /dev/null

signature geterated by a swarm of rival attack goats

We are Microsoft of Borg, resistance is futile, you will *bzzzzzt*
General Protection Fault in MSBORG.DLL

ERROR: Null .sig, core dumped.

Religion Null .sig, core dumped.

Religion is O.K., as long as it get's you laid.

The most feared fact of life is change.

"One Microsoft Way"

Moderators: Don't forget to mark this one down for truthfulness.

Pain is the gift of the gods, and I'm the one they chose as their messanger...


Suspending disbelief for more than 26 years

The only thing worse than infinite recursion is infinite recursion.

Quote me as saying I was misquoted' - Groucho Marx

What do you get when you mix FreeBSD and linux?
-- A daemonic penguin who has just fed on the souls of a bunch of herring.

People will pay big bucks for the luxury of ignorance."

"UNIX" is never having to say you're sorry.

Everything possible to be believ'd is an Image of Truth - Wm. Blake

"I will take the Ring", he said, "though I do not know the way."

As the wise man said, though, Your Mileage May Vary.

Feed the Karma monster - moderate this post up! :-)

Doctor's mistakes you bury, Engineer's mistakes you live with forever.

If ignorance is bliss, is omniscience hell?

What's this sig? Was I supposed to put something funny here?

There is no premature anti-fascism. -Ernest Hemingway

There is no such thing as good luck. There is only misfortune and its occasional absence.

Who is General Failure, and why is he reading my disk?"

Linux - For people willing to learn.

For more than a 4 generations the IT Professionals were the guardians of qualty and
stability in software. Before the dark times. Before Microsoft...

What happend to all the caffine-oriented names for products? Ah, those were the days...

MSFT - jack of all software, masters of none.

Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.

-- If I had a billion dollars for everytime somebody said that to me, I'd still be broke.

I remember when Sun really was about open computing

Microsoft Works: as bad an oxymoron as Military Intelligence.

"I is the mark of an intelligent mind to be able to entertain an idea without
necesarily accepting it." -Aristotle

Vegetarians eat vegetables. I'm a humanitarian.

"Violence on TV only affects children whose parents act like TV personalities."

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.

Paranoia isn't an infectious condition, it's a way of life

- In jokes for outcasts

If it was said on slashdot, it MUST be true!

send flames > /dev/null

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on

- the silly student / he writes really bad haiku / readers all go mad

'There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.'


NT, Networking, Security. Pick any two (you can't have all three).

"The meek shall inherit the Earth, the rest of us will go to the stars..."Asimov

- Closed mouths gather no feet

The word "woman" is no longer politically correct.
You should use "Female-American" instead.

If your life passes before your eyes when you die, does that include the part
where your life passes before your eyes?

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A good maxim to live by is to always live by good maxims

Beer recipe: free! #Source
Cold pints: $2 #Product
Safe rides home, any hour: $25 #Support

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can
sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

I found eternal happiness! Whoops, I just lost it.

Computer programmers PEEK before they POKE

NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!

This space for sale

There are three types of people in this world: Those who can count, and those who can't.

Utopia would be free speech, free software, AND free beer.

The opinions represented here do not necessarily reflect the opinions of myself.
No information above warranted tobe true, or even make any sense.

Moderators Guide -- It's all fun and games till someone starts keeping score!

Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

The secret of the universe is @*&^^^ NO CARRIER

Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

Sign up for Alladvantage under EBS-939 and help me make money!! Sign up for UtopiAd
under Valis and Help me make money! This Sig was Prematurely Ended.

He who laughs last thinks slowest!

Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.

This sig goes live 11-NOV-99. Stay Tuned!

"More hay, Trigger?" "No thanks, Roy, I'm stuffed!"

"Remember, your body is a temple; however, it's also your dancehall and bowling alley"
-- Dharma Montgomery

A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.

- Blondes? Brunettes? Linux? The world is full of tough choices.

Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.

Error, no keyboard - press F1 to continue.

Ever notice how fast Windows runs? Neither did I.

- your knees hurt, don't they?

"Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes."

.sig thingy

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.

Paranoia is just Reality at a higher resolution!

I used to have a handle on life, then it broke.

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean THEY are not out to get you

I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.

The sex was so good that even the neighbors had a cigarette.

Jedi Hacker (Apprentice) and Code Poet

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.

Life would be much easier if I had the source code.

RAM DISK is not an installation procedure!

The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.

I write all my critical routines in assembler, and my comedy routines in FORTRAN.

"Real programmers use: COPY CON PROGRAM.EXE"

Logic: The art of being wrong with confidence...

Maintenance-free: When it breaks, it can't be fixed...

Microwave: Signal from a friendly micro...

Nostalgia: The good old days multiplied by a bad memory...

God is REAL, unless explicitly declared INTEGER.

AAAAAA - American Association Against Acronym Abuse Anonymous

Justify my text? I'm sorry but it has no excuse.

Programming is an art form that fights back.

Suddenly, I realized, everything had gone terribly wrong. --Hunter S. Thompson

These aren't the droids you're looking for. Move along.

Never forget: 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.

- Cause and effect, chain of events, all of the chaos makes pefect sense...

We cannot reason ourselves out of our basic irrationality. All we can do is learn the
art of being irrational in a reasonable way. - Huxley

Good programming is 99% sweat and 1% coffee.

... Ceterum censeo Microsoft esse delendam !

If you let them do it to you, you've got yourself to blame. -Pete Townshend

- Every man for himself, all in favour say "I"

That that is, is that that is not 'Not is.' Is that it? It is.

Debugging is anticipated with distaste, performed with reluctance,
and bragged about forever.

A free society is a place where it is safe to be unpopular

This .sig is here to make you think, "Him again?"

Where are my damn moderator points when I need them?

Good beta testers are worth their weight in gold.

This is an I-Post. Also avaliable in orange.

Hates people who have stupid little sigs

Ignore this .sig

The real meaning of the GNU GPL:
"The Source will be with you... Always."

Help me! I'm stuck in actual reality!

"Imagination is more important than knowledge" -- Albert Einstein
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