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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by maxwell demon on Thursday December 15 2022, @08:50PM (10 children)

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Thursday December 15 2022, @08:50PM (#1282581) Journal

    They shouldn't have used those cheap Chinese mod points. They don't withstand any use. You really can use them only once.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by DannyB on Friday December 16 2022, @03:22PM (9 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 16 2022, @03:22PM (#1282677) Journal

    When the server is down for maintenance, replacement of vacuum tubes, belts, worn parts and lubrication of gears and bearings, it is possible to use those old mod points as ball bearings in the server's machinery.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @08:59AM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 17 2022, @08:59AM (#1282844)

      Wait a minute, I thought you flipped them inside out and built web pages out of them.

      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday December 20 2022, @02:55PM (4 children)

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday December 20 2022, @02:55PM (#1283329) Journal

        That would be a better option than letting unused mod points drain into our oceans.

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        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @01:18AM (3 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21 2022, @01:18AM (#1283432)

          Within the North Pacific Gyre, there is a smaller, lesser known, SoylentNews mod point gyre. And speaking of gyres:

          Turning and turning in the widening gyre
          The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
          Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
          Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
          The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
          The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
          The best lack all conviction, while the worst
          Are full of passionate intensity.

          By some Irish poet.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 22 2022, @04:51AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 22 2022, @04:51AM (#1283564)

            You spin me right round, baby. Right round.
            Like a record, baby. Right round, round, round.
            You spin me right round, baby. Right round.
            Like a record, baby. Right round, round, round.

            I want to mooo-OOO-ooo-OOO-ooo-OOO-OOO-D!
            I want to mooo-OOO-ooo-OOO-ooo-OOO-OOO-D!

          • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 30 2022, @09:47AM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 30 2022, @09:47AM (#1284402)

            Only on SoylentNews would someone troll mod Keats. We all know who it was, the same idiot asking for advice on "Euro" cinema, not knowing the difference between "movies" and cinema, in the first place. "The worst, are full of passionate intensity."

            • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @06:15AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 31 2022, @06:15AM (#1284496)

              Bloody Poms! Fucking Brits! Arsehole Anglos! When everyone hates you, you must be doing something wrong.

    • (Score: 1) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:52AM (2 children)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday December 28 2022, @01:52AM (#1284165) Journal

      Oh, FFS, Danny, stop spreading disinformation. The servers have no balls, bearing or otherwise! They are all eunuchs!

      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @05:42AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday January 02 2023, @05:42AM (#1284733)

        Runaway knows about stuff like this! The Nigerian witches still have his penis. Don't know where his balls have gone, have to ask the cat.

      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday January 03 2023, @03:24PM

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday January 03 2023, @03:24PM (#1284956) Journal

        Linux is very similar to eunuchs, but does not have any actual eunuchs code. It isn't "genetically" eunuchs. See SCO vs IBM which began March 6, 2003 and is about to reach its 20th anniversary. The litigation has picked up steam again and moved back to New York court.

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