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Oct 27th 2010 11:44AM What exactly is the difference between a differences of opinion and a fork?Isnt a fork when people have different opinion that a certain community and decide to set out on their own?I know that Unity is to GNOME what Mageia is to Mandriva or LibreOffice to OO but differences of opinion is EXACTLY why people fork things and go on their own.Anyways... the GNOME shell is pretty meh and Unity is the same
Nov 4th 2009 6:16PM I love your work Ariel and youre by far the best MMA interviewer on camera but your partner there is a total douchebag who spends all his free time on his little blog belittling anything that isnt UFC affiliated.Every japanese, Strikeforce or other org is treated with disdain, with jabs and innuendos thrown in like confetti.Asking him about Fedor is like asking Rosie Odonell about fellatio: dont like it, aint gonna talk good about it.The MMA blogs are filled with smarmy types who feel that masking everything in humour will cover their lack of substance. Id rather read a Zac Arnold, you or your buddy Steve than any cagepotatoe and fightlinkers out there.Always and constantly putting down any non-UFC entity is what Ben does best and his opinion has been tainted a long time ago.I watch MMA online from all continents, I dont need some bias douche always harping how his 'precious' is better.
Sep 9th 2009 10:05AM It brings an interesting question: why do this anti-Linux indoctrination when they offer no Linux competition to Microsoft?Isnt it strange that they spend so much effort on something which doenst even have a foothold?Of course, if you see Steve Ballmer's graphs from his Feb2009 meeting with shareholders, you will see that the purple piece of the pie (Linux) is bigger than the blue one (Apple); Redmond believes there are more Linux based OS out there than Apple. You cant let your US centric views skew worldwide trends but I was born in Brazil and by the end of next year, the computer lab project will serve 50 million brazilian students and it is Linux based.Btw, can you get a Zune to sync on a Mac?Btw, mom and dad are in their seventies as are 6 other aunts and uncles and they are all on Linux now, its that easy.(and priceless to me who doesnt have to spend hours decrappifying their Windows boxes anymore).The webcentric uses people have of computers (ie: netbooks with no storage and using the cloud services) makes it that the OS is less and less important.Facebook, Myspace, Gmail, Twitter, IM(like Meebo) makes the browser the 'thing'.
Aug 31st 2009 1:47PM Always a pleasure to hear Coker talk, true gentlemen and I only hear good things about him from the kickboxing community these past 20 years.I cant wait to see more of those DREAM fighters here and Jacare vs Lawler sounds very interesting.And the prospect of a grand Mayhem entrance like he does in Japan sounds fun too.As for the Ariel, the little mermaid IS the best reporter in MMA and the most entertaining. When you think online interviews in MMA, no one comes close.
Aug 31st 2009 1:41PM So Soszinski is now a northwesterner.Dude is polish, lived some in Canada and trains on the west coast and is used in UFC shows as the token canadian guy, you cant claim him as a local boy in Portland AND in Montreal, (where it makes little sense)
Aug 27th 2009 4:03PM >Less defensible. ??Excuse me?LESS defensible?Are you leaving a little slimmer of doubt there buddyboy?Try the word TOTALLY instead of LESS you coward.Death threats to children has no middle ground, no matter what is said.Fanatics whose identity revolved around a logo or team are already one screw loose anyways but this takes idiocy to another level.By the way, he was 100% right that everyone got into martyr mode in Liverpool and that no one ever stood up to assess their own fans actions which led to this.You have 10,000 people show up without a ticket and try by all means to get into a stadium they had no right being in without tickets and bad things will happen.Those 10,000 dont show up, this tragedy doesnt happen.This was THE best podcast/radio show. The ESPN wankers dont come even close and everything else is minor league or tedious. And now its off.Instead we have jackoff bloggers trolling for hits.And Eff Liverpool and their scummy fans. You want to threathen children? Join the army.
Jun 1st 2009 11:45PM Amare 21.1 ppg and 8.9 rpgon what was the most prolific offense in a long time AND playing with Steve effing Nash.Bosh 19.6ppg 9.2 rpg on a horrible franchise with bad management, terrible players (Rasho was the best frontline mate he ever had) and learning from cancers like Wince Carter and Jalen Rose.They are different styles of players so im not gonna compare strenghts and weaknesses but Bosh has been a model player and has grown into a leader while Amare is a walking soap opera.In terms of maturity, theyre not even close.Considering how blessed Amare has been playing with the high flying Suns and unlucky Bosh has been getting stuck in Toronto, I wouldnt crow about how good I am. With Bosh's nice shooting touch, I think he would have probably had a higher PPG than Amare.Had it been the other way around, Amare would have probably ballooned a la Shawn Kemp in Toronto and have been out of the league by now.The only guy who had it worse was KG in Minny.Bosh isnt really a franchise player but he can be a piece of the puzzle like Pau Gasol is in LA.
Jun 1st 2009 8:38PM Best BS line of the month:"That's all it is."Right. Its so simple that none of the previous fighters and their camps didnt think of it.Hmmm, wait... doesnt Rashad have a trainer who a few months ago was considered a genius?(You mean Greg Jackson and company never thought of that timing thing?)Now, we hear Tompkins here, there and everywhere.... (0-4 fighter in Canada)Why? Because he coached in the IFL?He works for the Old Man?Seems like if you give people a choice between Greg Jackson and Tompkins, people would look at who theyve trained and what those people did under them. Not saying he's not a good coach but seems he's been getting a lot of ink since that 'brazilian time' episode.Yes, I think chest to chest with a BJJ black belt is a cant miss idea.Not. Then again, if you cant beat a guy standing, the ONLY option is to take it to the ground so its not like he's coming up with another idea.Richard above is right, there arent that many martial artists in the UFC (heck, we always hear about how such and such has a blue belt in BJJ. THat's the belt right after white in BJJ, not a middle of the pack belt like in judo) and even less those who have mastered more than one.Machida is a karateka, who is a black belt in BJJ, he has competed in sumo as well as another martial art I believe.So yeah, getting three regional fighters should work well on that little timing thing.TJ above also makes a good point about Shotokan/Shotokai karate (it would be too long to explain the principles of having Kata bunkai lead to different levels of controlled kumite but you dont just pick it up like some fighters pick up a few judo moves like juji gatame or reverse ude-garami).Kyokushin which is by far the most popular style in north america is different from shotokan (although there are many, many different variations of shotokan) and the differences between them are much more important in their approach to engaging an opponent than the simplistic "kyokushin requires strenuous training, conditioning and realistic contact when sparring."As well, shotokan is often describred as the art of finishing your fight with one hit with out getting hit while kyokushin is the art of multiple consecutive hits that makes your opponent think twice before making his next attack. its true that Kyokushin (which I think was created in the 50-60s from Shotokan and other sytles) uses more circular movements in the execution of techniques than the traditional styles of Karate that rely on simple linear motion and while that is already a huge difference, the mentality and philosophy of a shotokan fighter has to be understood to know what they will do. The thing that I love the most about shotokan is how through emphasis on good forms and stances, it manages to generate the maximum amount of force physiologically speaking with little 'telegraphing'. Quick, compact, lethal.That I think is the big difference.Name me another MMA fighter whose base is in Shotokan?Yes, its karate but theyre not all the same.So good luck with that timing thing; it sounds very simple.
Jun 1st 2009 6:15PM I dont know about you but I have a problem with quitters.If a player said during a season "I had enough, we cant win with this team, I just want to go home." I wouldnt want him within two times zones from my team.So why would you want a coach like Van Gumby (or a Jim Obrien) who quit DURING A SEASON?Once a quitter, always a quitter shouldnt apply just to players.You quit on an NBA team (im not talking Rudy T. who had cancer a mere two years before he went to the Lakers) and you shouldnt be allowed the privilege to get back in.I guess Gumby's mystical .500 mark (44-44) in the playoffs and his failure to get out of the 1st round four times with the Rockets might make some people drool because he is on TV after all but why would you fire a defensive coach who supposedly doesnt understand offence for another one who has the EXACT same rap?And what are the odds that Gumby will have Thibodeau to take care of the defensive end for him like he did for 7-8 years in NYC and in Houston?Brown's problem is he doesnt run the Cavs, Lebron does.My big question is IF the Cavs ever get some decent offensive players will Lebron be happy to relinquish the ball to less talented players (because lets face it, that's basically everyone in the NBA apart from a handful of players.)?I have my doubts.
Jun 1st 2009 5:48PM how desperate for attention do you have to be to recycle all the same old cliches?Golf.Baseball.American rules football.3 of the most popular sports in the US and the most tedious to watch.I actually dont mind bittorrenting NFL games from the net when theyre condensed in a 25 min avi file even though in reality there is only 12-15min action in a looooong 3.5 hour program.The only thing worse is the neverending cricket tests.But the other two, baseball and golf?(the english go nuts for cricket and darts which is really the same thing)Look at the top team sports played around the world: soccer, basketball, volleyball, handball, waterpolo.None are popular on TV in the US except basketball.Maybe its not soccer's fault, maybe its living isolated on an island (Canada is a banana republic that has only one pro league of their own) by geography and by a taliban like mentality of the outside world.So you dont like soccer. Fine.Now do you promise to never talk about it again?Or are you just going to rehash the same article every few months since you have nothing original to say?Because based on this article, one word comes to mind:Hack.
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