520 posts • joined 20 Jul 2011
Which leads to the Highway to Hell......
Re: customer information was not compromised
I wouldn't be crossing any borders for a day shopping trip if I were them, in any case.
-friendly advice from a 'murican in a place where even the mailmen have SWAT teams...
'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' -> Robert Heinlein
Don't mess with it.
Re: You have to tell them
That will backfire on you one day.
I had a client years ago ask me if I could teach her Excel on a housecall and since I am not the most patient of teachers, I pulled a number out of my ass: '$250 a hour'. She says' 'Well, if that's what it costs'...
I truly wish I asked for more.
I'm pretty sure I suffered a minor stroke the Day of Excel Class.... oy... better just to say 'No, they have places for that'.
... if it were delivered in 160 character chunks, you could handle the awesome?
Amongst the worst...
An Ewok Jedi....
I'm working on this myself. I already have a 1GB ethernet set up with Netgear WNDR4300 wireless router and a few 1GB switches. TV's are 42" & 55" dumb 1080p flat panels with a Panasonic and a LG blue ray USB/network enabled players attached to them. Blueray layers read directly from a Playlater folder on my dev machine (largest hd lol) or I walk 'The Walking Dead' season around via USB, depending. Oh and the Wii and the Xbox 360 can read/play them too.
The .plan is to get one of those WD My Cloud 3TB NAS boxes to store all my media and to make available to any device in the house. That WD also has a USB port for external HD backups... remote abilities too. Just waiting on the extra cash.
Re: What bothers me most about all this
I've been on a waiting list for DSL for 7 years now - AT&T DSLAM is antiquated and essentially somebody has to die to free up a DSL port. Which is why I'm on satellite for $80/month with a 15GB monthly cap... I reckon we're lucky to have POTS lines...
Bunch of bastards at Comcast
I was *just* bitching about them a few hours ago while recording video streams on my laptop, well attempting to anyway, from the office. Hulu and Amazon Prime was shiite while Netflix worked flawlessly... then I remembered the BS Comcast was doing...
Anyway while I have the largest pipe (giggity) Comcast has to offer for small business (5mb/up 22mb/dn), streaming video is pretty much crap from anyone except Netflix or Comcast themselves, yet at home with an Exede Satellite 15GB/month data cap, I can stream whatever from whomever.
I don't know where I was going with this. I'm tired, been a long day, and I'm hoping the Dell Precision workstation I was working on this afternoon bursts into flames overnight from stress testing. How about that?
Ya'll have a great evening.
Re: Aaron Swartz
Ding, ding, ding!
I was sitting here trying to remember that guy's name-> seems to me to equate to about the same thing he did.
Re: So long as...
Eddy Ito gets it +1
Re: So long as...
Talking about movies or Obama? Everything you said can be attributed to Him too.
Re: Solar flares...?
Dumbass. Tin foil is for amateurs.
Now, a couple dozen coats of lead paint on your house/cave/bench will protect you in a court of law... I mean lasers... aliens.... deathrays AND solar flares. Add some DDT to your lawn and you're set to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Damn kids today...
Apples with gaspacks....
Re: Titles are for toffs
'Biting the hand that feeds IT'
Lester or John or somebody *did* trademark/patent that, RIGHT?
Was better-> stoner snob back in the Day-> Ya'll will love this. Ar Force guys from the local Titan Missile bases would get me fscked.exe and we'd ice up* the Donkey Kong over at the Sicilian pizza place down the road...
* ice up: load the top-facing facade with quarters, preventing anybody from calling the machine.
Re: The only problem with Pacman
One of two things.. ok, maybe both...
1. You have no soul.
2. You be a youngin'
Have respect for the classics.
This happened to two disparate client XP machines yesterday - just two out of 40 or so puttering around still among my clients. Just two. Common denominators were failed login, Hitachi drives, Intel X38 Express chipsets, and a failed checkdsk... and the dodgy MSE update. Never found anything on the net either so figured it out and installed another AV product, reran checkdsk afterwards and corruption 'disappeared'...
IDK.. I do know I'll be switching out AVs on the remaining XP workstations just in case.
Not bad at all for a Fed project per machine, of course there will be cost overruns.
Just replaced the last two XP workstations at a client's this past Thursday, with new Dell Precision LTs w/Windows 7, the 657MB security updates the first run, then moarr, lots moar, A-B-C software for salesperson, then X-Y-Z software for offsite estimator etc, took 4 hours sitting side-by-side (my third HP Elitebook sitting with them)
Looked impressive as hell to the Amish that came in the store...
Is not happy with the amount of studying/ testing that I do on different projects, mostly because I'm an IT whore-> I'll take on pretty much anything. It's really all the same, just different ways of getting there. I run a consulting/IT bidness, local and small scale, keeps the bills paid. wow, ten years now. huh. Didn't realize that. Copy, run, start baby!
Jack of all trades, master of none. You'll get consistent/varied work in any case.
Re: Old enough
I stand corrected. I think. Wouldn't the scale of the calculations require sliderules? Or just armies of humans with adding machines?
I do remember my parents wailing away at a desktop adding machine paying bills, taxes in the early 70's.
Thing was as big as a large 4-slice toaster.
How old is the author?
'The 1930s and 1940s saw government, academics and businesses start to build their digital computers to crunch large volumes of data more quickly than could be done using the prevailing model of the time: a human being armed with a calculator"
A calculator. A CALCULATOR? Really now.
Oh horseshit. 1st time he rags on a gay linux dev, he's out.
Pretty sure being the Fadda of Linux wouldn't save him.
Re: @David W.
1. Considering the voting public is split, and half of those are conservative, I'd say at most, 50% 'of the people' are for Obamacare.
2. ACA was passed in the middle of the night without ONE Republican vote. Not one.
3. Everything is more expensive with health insurance, deductibles higher, premiums higher.
4. EVERY point/promise Obama and his minions made was broken. You can keep your doctor, not. You can keep your insurance, not. It will be cheaper, not.
5. I cannot find a doctor for my wife within 150 miles that will treat her since we lost her doctor to ACA. Costs me $250 + prescriptions at the emergency room every 30 days just to *get* her meds Under the Bronze plan which was all I could afford.
So, without further adieu, Go Fuck Yourself, Sir.
See? Wasn't that nice, you democrat talking points regurgitator? I said 'Sir'.
Must have His cut.
Re: I pity South Korea
well, ya know.... I've been contemplating tearing the house down, surrounding the property in razorwire, and putting up a windchime farm *just* because of the grief I get from my neighbors... best of all? They're family so I feel South Korea's pain lol.
Re: China = SpaceBalls?
the combination is... is... 12345....
I care... in a way. Still tweaked about the 33% price increase of the Note 3 within 24 hours of that damn pic. DeGeneres uses an iPhone IRL anyway...
It's all a bunch of tree-hugging hippy crap anyway...
Wife and I were discussing this the other day - I was tweeting Ellen Degeneres my displeasure of her Oscar 'selfie' which caused the Samsung Note 3 to increase in price by 33%, effectively killing it for me - I digress...
Point is I can color-coordinate better than any woman alive, can decorate the fuck out of any room(think motif), am not gay, yet would be at a disadvantage in bidding a project with competition that *was* gay. Yeah. The world is strange. Just like a really bad movie...
I need to install a new motherboard in a server like right now - catch ya'll later.
Can be embarrassing.
lol! Remember when Computer Shopper was the size and thickness of a medium-sized city's phone book? Roughly 1.5-2 inches? Those were the days... still have some around here...
Paying $4.99 for Start8 to get an XP-like interface... you pay more for coffee at Starbucks, vs. continually pissing and moaning about the modern UI over how MS 'shoulda done it'.
How much is your time worth? $4.99 is a very small price to pay to just get on with it and do my job(s). Maybe I pick my battles differently, maybe I just get tired of the squishy sound beating my head against a wall. Take your pick.
*up/down votes-> wasn't me. Too much effort for this subject.
Re: They're not paying you $100
ok, wouldn't buy any hardware from the Microsoft Store, but ya'll need to stop being ridiculous.
I've been running Windows 8 since first day on an HP EliteBook 8440p, running Start8 since 45 minutes after install and haven't seen Metro or whatever you want to call that way-too-large start menu since. Boots right into desktop.
Pay your $4.99, Bada boom, bada bing, Windows 7 desktop with Windows 8 speed.*
*edited to say: I apologize for the pun. It was not intended. Try again with an Italian mobster accent.
I'm involved with doing this stuff right now. Weird.
Working with a fabricator now for a security shield of some sort - from birds and BB guns - diminishing returns from designing a bullet-proof case that costs more than the camera, ya know?
Explosives are *always* the answer...
... the applications are always the question. As in when and how.
Re: the inoffensive, tiny chickens of today
Yep, Lewis is incorrect here. I've got a rooster that has attacked the wife and daughter, little fucker goes for the eyes with his spurs.
fyi: There is such a thing as a chicken tractor, upper level for nesting and laying, lower fenced-in part so they can be 'outside'. You move it every three or four days and it greens up the yard nicely. Negligible smell this way as opposed to a traditional chicken coop. Eggs taste better too.
...we play 'Clash of Clans' along with the kids, we're better at it than they are*
*it's the clones you have to look out for. You also have the kiddies on their own accounts with no credit card attached. Due Diligence (yes, responsibility is an ancient forgotten concept).
Re: and that IBM AT
...is running OS2/Warp. Rebels, those Google folks. Rebels.
Re: Micro-USB is too flimsy
The original Kindle Fires had bad micro USB connectors from the factory (23% by some accounts)-> recently had to send one off to be repaired/remounted. Takes a grounded soldering gun and a magnifying glass. I ain't that good lol.
Re: Suck it, Apple. @Mike Bell
What makes them shitty?
I just did an informal poll of $house $devices, Samsung S4, Motorola Razr XT912, BlackBerry Storm 2, Samsung Stratosphere, four generations of Kindles (orig, 2012, HD, HDX), Acer A500. Everything except the Acer uses the micro USB, small side up. All 4.6-5 volts, except for the two extra-special-super-duper-$20-actually-nice 9.6 volt Amazon Fire quickchargers. Looking at the micro-usb, the small side 9-10 times has the USB icon (except for my fastboot USB cable, scorpion on that one ;)
It's much better than it used to be, I swear there were no feature phones back in the late 90's/early 00's that didn't have a oddball power connector.
he 'called' Obama, eh?
I can't even talk to a congresscritter.... too many staff in-between..
Re: Small and unscientific survey of high school students
HA! I see what you did there.... 'winners' indeed.
That ain't gonna fly, especially here lol
All I know is....
Android folks get treated like second-class citizens by Apple people...
Case in point: All the bitching (still) about letting the riff-raff into what was a iTunes-only thing, Clash of Clans, by the iPhone/iPad crowd... hurt my feelings, it did. So much I flashed a couple of Kindle Fires* to vanilla KitKat to play CoC on.
*I'm agnostic with hardware, whatever works best, I say. They fly btw, those Fires make excellent daily-use multipurpose tablets with a proper OS.
Re: Sharpest knives...
s'ok.. Mamma Earth is slowly taking care of the issue-> sinkholes for the worst offenders.
Got a friend in Tampa. trains military/police dogs... the bitey kind lol. Wait, what are we talking about? Got a CSS problem for a website due out today...and mind is jello atm. I need a beer already.
Oh yeah ... lawyers suck... pretty much covers subject.
The Absolute Best Thing About The Samsung Galaxy S5 is:
It will drive the price of the Samsung Note 3 down, which is what I'm after to begin with.
Re: Well humans where around 8000 years ago
Don't be silly. It's well known that it was George Bush who did it...
Still prefer my laptops for surfing/working-> easier to balance a laptop pretty much anywhere. My Kindles (Original, HD, HDX) run Kitkat and are good for entertainment (Clash of Clans... stupid game yet addicting lol - those Kindles make excellent vanilla Android tablets).
Laptops run Win8pro, desktops on Win7. Really my only bitch is I'd really like my laptops to have touchscreens (note to self, go get a couple of touchscreen laptops)... when running tablets and laptops in tandem, there is a definite WTF moment when I start tapping on the laptop screen and nothing happens... stupid human tricks, eh?