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Ask Slashdot: Getting Around Terrible Geolocation?

0xdeaddead Re:It it bugs you a lot you can bypass those... (100 comments)

If it makes you feel any better, I'm in Hong Kong, and all my stuff has American accounts so all that glorious DRM shit doesn't work. Yeah much to my amazement it doesn't work when you travel.

about a week ago
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Amazon Goes After Oracle (Again) With New Aurora Database

0xdeaddead It's the apps, stupid! (102 comments)

Nobody buys Oracle because they need a DB, and that sounds sexy. They buy Oracle because their application needs a database, and it either ONLY runs on Oracle, or is highly recommended to run on Oracle.

And then there is Oracle commerce which I see nobody mentioning. The backend of most businesses, which shockingly needs an Oracle database.

Got some random data you want to organize? have a budget? If so MSQL, otherwise MySQL. Have a real world app? Oracle.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Losing the School Markets To iPads and Chromebooks

0xdeaddead What do you think Windows 8.1 with Bing is for? (219 comments)

and all those ~$100 tablets. If Microsoft didn't lower the cost of Windows to zero those would all be Android tablets.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

0xdeaddead In Hong Kong (613 comments)

we dont' do DST. It's so nice. Short time differences are the WORST to deal with. I'd rather deal with 12 hour time differences, then some 1-2 hour nonsense.

about three weeks ago
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Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry

0xdeaddead Re:Red mouse nub (73 comments)

heh it's already #13, and falling.

about 1 month ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

0xdeaddead Re:Container ships (491 comments)

You forget the solution that is always 'sold' to people is that they need to buy something. If we gave a shit about the environment, the big ass ships would be nuclear, and people would instead fix their old cars as making new cars is far more damaging to the environment. But that doesn't sell, and the consumer needs something to buy in.

I'm always amazed how duped the 'smart' and general public is.

But they love buying new things, Bernays was a freaking genius.

about 2 months ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

0xdeaddead what about the batteries (491 comments)

good news, we're never leaving Afghanistan. Enjoy your permanent war on terror for some stupid toxic batteries.

about 2 months ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

0xdeaddead I just flew AA from Hong Kong to USA (819 comments)

And couldn't freaking recline.

It was a 15 HOUR FLIGHT.

So yeah sucks ass, but forcing the plane to land because I'm pissed off (land where anyways?), that's just some grade A entitled bullshit.

Also I bet they were all 1-6 hour domestics.

amateurs.

about 2 months ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

0xdeaddead so just how affriad should I be (369 comments)

Im somewhere between 0 and 0.
really? hidden documents?

big whoop.

But I know a scared population is an easy to control one.

about 3 months ago
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A New Homegrown OS For China Could Arrive By October

0xdeaddead i'm thinking yet another linux distro (93 comments)

that'll be abandoned in 2-3 years.

Just what we need, more fragmentation. And zero innovation.

about 3 months ago
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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

0xdeaddead I'd love to be in his class (179 comments)

and know what not to do. If anything Steve is the textbook example on how an MBA brought zero growth to Microsoft, and destroyed not only two biggest cash cows in history, Windows & Office, but doomed the company to failure by de-incentiving through MBA theory of the week games like bands, to constantly backdooring H1B1'ing the workforce.

Gates made Microsoft, but Balmer destroyed it.

about 3 months ago
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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

0xdeaddead Re:5e: Best D&D, MHO (203 comments)

did some rug get mitterated upon?

about 3 months ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

0xdeaddead so if I say take a position that the CCP (502 comments)

is full of crap, which is of course illegal in china. so the CCP can get MS to give them all my incriminating 'speech' because it's saved in the US?

Yeah this is going to be a 'good thing'.

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Parties' To Treat Drug Addiction

0xdeaddead so in the interest of peer review (47 comments)

where can you download one of these uh parties.?

about 4 months ago
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HP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port

0xdeaddead plenty are on hecnet (136 comments)

no really, a decnet network for hobbiest, enthusiasts.

There are literally dozens of us!

about 4 months ago
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Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law

0xdeaddead So China is going to do (110 comments)

what the DOJ failed to do.

about 4 months ago
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The Problems With Drug Testing

0xdeaddead People like danger (166 comments)

the 'death' is what attracts people to the drugs.

about 4 months ago
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The Problems With Drug Testing

0xdeaddead So you live in a police state (166 comments)

Honestly it's more of a joke looking from the outside, enjoy your 'freedom'.

about 4 months ago

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0xdeaddead 0xdeaddead writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Super cool I just got it booting with qemu snapshot 2005-03-16_23 on windows xp.. its slow as hell.. but Im going to update the base & see how it is....

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0xdeaddead 0xdeaddead writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Hey, what is the deal with Openstep on virtual software?! Nextstep 3.3 run on Virtual pc with no issues, you need a serial mouse for it on vmware (and vmware costs 4x the price of vpc, so guess which one I bought),but Openstep crashes on both. Qemu gets further, but it doesnt detect the mouse....

Dammit so close! but Im stuck with 2gig partitions under Nextstep.

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