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Torvalds CONFESSES: 'I'm pretty good at alienating devs'

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Mushroom

Words

They can have real world consequences, direct and indirect.

For instance, the name 'Milky'. Five letters in the alphabet that are slang for an individual who is 'milking' or extending a job or contract for profit. What began as a courtesy call to ensure a workstation was configured properly, became an invoice for $73.30 (.5 hr).

We keep the equipment running properly so you can do *your* job, We are not casually insulted furniture.

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Careless Whisper? Anonymous messaging app accused of stalking users, blabbing to Feds

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1st Rule of Fight Club....

'"He's a guy that we'll track for the rest of his life and he'll have no idea we'll be watching him," the Whisper executive allegedly said.'

IT humans being IT humans... gossip about users - geeks* waving their privates at each other.

;)

*or so I've been told.

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Prez Obama backs net neutrality – but can't do anything about it. Thanks, Obama

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Re: Why does Obama consistently appoint industry shills to positions of power?

Good question, aye? Definitely *not* what it said on the box...

http://change.gov/agenda/ethics_agenda/

"I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over. I have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists — and won. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president."

-- Barack Obama, Speech in Des Moines, IA - November 10, 2007

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Hey, non-US websites – FBI don't have to show you any stinkin' warrant

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Re: If you aren't human you don't get human rights

Hey, I didn't vote for the Nobel Peace Prize winner.... 6 years of enlightenment thus far... not sure if my brain can handle 2 more... feels squishy atm.

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Wait for it....

... Next Fed lawyers* will claim US air space or sea boundary applies here - packets become US property and subject to US law when being passed through American networks...

/shame

/bullshit

*World would be a happier place without lawyers - get a 2-fer since most politicians are lawyers too. Just saying.

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Mushroom

Better?

Scorched earth seems more appropriate - Feds have lost their fucking minds...

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TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'

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Slightly different scenario, but....

.. when I go laptop shopping, I open a candidate and give the bottom front corners a flex. If it flexes, it's no longer worthy*. Some sales folks look at me oddly at times. Just saying.

*I consciously try not to move/carry open laptops around by their corners - seen too many client laptops with cracked motherboards not to take some caution.

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BENDY iPhone 6, you say? Pah, warp claims are bent out of shape: Consumer Reports

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Re: Laboratory Street

<Tinfoil Hat Activation>

Obviously the tests were completed by researchers who use iPhones personally, therefore skewed the results to substantiate their intelligent choice in phone hardware. Misery loves company.

Obviously.

</Tinfoil Hat Activation>

;)

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Pizza stores popped, sandwich stores sacked in PoS plunder

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<thinking>

Best reason to go back to using cash & hope your bank's atms are safe..

CC/POS systems are discussed and targeted constantly - what I would like to know is what about those checks the older generations still use to frustrate everybody behind them in line? Scanned & transmitted, then handed back to the customer.

Since mail theft is a time-honored, old-school method of obtaining & washing checks for fun and profit - would this not also be a concern? Easier than washing and old tech enough to fly under the radar.

Somebody care to shoot my balloon down?

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BlackBerry slowly pulls out of power dive into toilet

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Re: 10 million iPhone 6s sold and counting...

@psychonaut

I love my Note 3 - best compromise between carrying both tablet and phone - clients also appreciate using a stylus for CC payments instead of a finger - one package. Great phone thus far. Clash of Clans plays magnificently ;)

However, my post concerns the BB Storm and Storm2, which were very capable phones that did their jobs *very* well. I owned the Storm2, that 'click' screen was great*, only degraded with wet fingers but still operable. I wanted the BB Torch but Verizon got the substandard version without the qwerty slider kb. Both Storm2s we have still sit on standby.

Seriously, the day Blackberry dies, will be a sad day and I *will* shed a tear if they do not pull it out.

* as with life, it depends on what you're used to. Email would fly off that Storm with blurred thumbs...

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Apple 'Genius': iPhone 6? We've had NO COMPLAINTS about our BENDY iThing

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Re: are surprised it bends / cracks - really.

'May Contain Nuts'

+1 for making me look*.

*I learned something today.

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

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Re: Girth

Giggity....

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4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM

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That would be Rule 34.

Don't have a dog in the race - just amused by the whole 'celebrity' episode. Security? What's that?

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In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE

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LG HE direct-drive front loaders have bearings in the front of the drum and after 7 years of hard use, finally gave up - over $400 in parts to repair - that's with me doing the work - ended up with a Samsung HE toploader washer just last week. I try to repair first, have a Whirlpool dryer that I've resurrected three times, this LG? Not so much.

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Apple's Watch is basically electric perfume

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Re: Bling

Seiko 5 Automatic, 21 jewels - bought it seven years ago for $150 online and worn on work days or going out. Stainless Steel even. Good watch.

I'm a Luddite in some ways, don't use self-serve check outs in walmart either. Don't trust 'em. Yet I set my watch with my Note 3's time lol... just upgraded to a Acer Predator w/i7 found on CL for $600 for dev work (wife reads this sometimes)...

Nothing like a good watch. Not those things though.

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Chrome update to raise alarms over deceptive download bundles

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Re: Interesting

heh... gotta wait for the 5 second delay as the Adobe install doesn't display the autofilled checkmark box immediately.

They're bastards,

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Greenpeace rejoices after getting huge renewable powerplant CANCELLED

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Re: Why...

Which leads to the Highway to Hell......

*burp*

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Kids hack Canadian ATM during LUNCH HOUR

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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...

http://www.infowars.com/u-s-postal-service-announces-giant-ammo-purchase/

;/

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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Pint

No.

'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress' -> Robert Heinlein

Don't mess with it.

Cheers!

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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'.

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Disney plans standalone Star Wars movies to go with the main trilogy

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Perhaps...

... if it were delivered in 160 character chunks, you could handle the awesome?

Just wondering...

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

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Devil

Amongst the worst...

An Ewok Jedi....

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Recommendations for NAS-based home media set-up

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Good thread

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.

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FCC mulls two-speed internet, axing net neutrality ... unless you convince it otherwise

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Re: What bothers me most about all this

+1

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...

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Comcast exec says wired broadband customers should pay-as-they-go

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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.

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McAfee accused of McSlurping Open Source Vulnerability Database

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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.

Well now...

:|

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DreamWorks CEO: Movie downloaders should pay by screen size

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Re: So long as...

Eddy Ito gets it +1

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Re: So long as...

Talking about movies or Obama? Everything you said can be attributed to Him too.

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Systems meltdown plunges US immigration courts into pen-and-paper stone age

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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...

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CEO Tim Cook sweeps Apple's inconvenient truths under a solar panel

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Re: Outgassing

http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/cowpack2.jpg

Apples with gaspacks....

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Re: Titles are for toffs

Oh shit!

'Biting the hand that feeds IT'

Lester or John or somebody *did* trademark/patent that, RIGHT?

o.0

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WTF happened to Pac-Man?

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Donkey Kong

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...

Good times

;)

* ice up: load the top-facing facade with quarters, preventing anybody from calling the machine.

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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.

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

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Meh

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.

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US taxman blows Win XP deadline, must now spend millions on custom support

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Devil

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...

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IT bods: How long does it take YOU to train up on new tech?

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The wife

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.

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Why won't you DIE? IBM's S/360 and its legacy at 50

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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.

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Stop

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.

http://www.math.utah.edu/~pa/sliderules/

;)

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Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

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Re: Mozilla

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.

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White House blasts Samsung for tweeting Obama-Ortiz selfie

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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'.

;)

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El Presidente

Must have His cut.

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Crashed NORKS drones discovered by South Korea

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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.

;)

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Chinese company counters pollution by importing fresh air

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Re: China = SpaceBalls?

the combination is... is... 12345....

;)

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WTF: Twitter bug temporarily kills THAT Oscar selfie

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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...

<grumble>

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

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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.

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Michelle Obama speaks out against censorship ... in China

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Hero worship...

Can be embarrassing.

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IBM PCjr STRIPPED BARE: We tear down the machine Big Blue would rather you forgot

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Byte Magazine

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...

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