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Apple Shows Off New iOS 7, Mac OS X At WWDC

AnotherShep Re:tabs in the Finder window? (607 comments)

Explorer in Windows or one of a million shitty things that sort of work in Linux.

about a year ago

Israeli Firm Makes Kilomile Claims For Electric Car Battery Tech

AnotherShep Re:Non-metric units can also be counted in base 10 (247 comments)

Oh I agree it's technically valid, but how can you say it without feeling shame? I should change my second sentence there, too. They need a kilopunch in the microdick. Topical!

about a year ago

Israeli Firm Makes Kilomile Claims For Electric Car Battery Tech

AnotherShep Re:Kilomile? (247 comments)

This guy here knows how to do it right.

about a year ago

Israeli Firm Makes Kilomile Claims For Electric Car Battery Tech

AnotherShep Kilomile? (247 comments)

Who the fuck came up with that dumb word? Someone needs a nice hearty punch in the dick for that.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

AnotherShep My experience... (635 comments)

A few things that have been helping me:

-Snack, but on good things. Fruit, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc. Read the nutrition label on everything.
-Drink water. A lot of water. I've been drinking 4L a day - that helps both reduce food cravings and avoid kidney stones. Fuck kidney stones, seriously.
-Take up a sport. There's no more fun way to exercise than something fast-paced and competitive. If you play video games, stop doing that and use that time to do something out in the real world.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Web Platform For a Small Municipality?

AnotherShep You have no idea what you're getting yourself into (161 comments)

Just a few questions to see if you've even bothered to think about this beyond "Websites are cool, open is awesome!"...

These questions all come from firsthand experience.

1) Who will maintain the data on the site?

a) Does the city have the budget for them to do this?

b) Will there be resistance to the amount of work they have to do / training they have to take?

c) Will you train them?

2) What do the solicitors think? Will they even let you post what you want on the site?

3) Do the departments want the information available? Are they going to push back if they don't?

4) You have no budget. Who pays for or does the hosting? Registration? Admin stuff? Maintenance?

5) Do you actually have buy-in from the people you need it from, or are they just humouring you?

6) Are you being used? This is the sort of thing that municipalities (Yes, even your small one. Look at its tax roll sometime) can easily justify dumping $20k+ into

7) They have done a feasibility study, right?

8) How familiar are you with accessibility standards? Are there some you legally must meet to even put the site up?

9) Who is responsible for the site itself?

10) Are you prepared to have this project drag on for over a year?

11) Finally, the hardest one - are you certain you know the scope of the project?

Good luck, but don't get yourself in trouble...

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Surface Pricing Goes Toe-to-Toe With Apple iPad

AnotherShep Re:Too little, too late (521 comments)

'Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview and the final version are not for use in commercial, nonprofit, or revenue generating activities. Commercial license options available (sold separately). '

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do Before College?

AnotherShep Either take the summer off, or... (335 comments)

if you have an itch, scratch it. Work on a personal project - something that bugs you or that you can improve. Personal accomplishments like that can make a huge difference come job interview time.

more than 2 years ago

US Senator Proposes Bill To Eliminate Overtime For IT Workers

AnotherShep Re:I am planning to move to NC (1167 comments)

You keep your wallet in your front pocket? Guys, the situation is worse than we thought. :(

more than 2 years ago

Smart Meters Wreaking Havoc With Home Electronics

AnotherShep Re:Not so smart (375 comments)

People are worried because this ridiculous shit is going around as a chain email:

Also people think it's going to give them The Cancer because, you know, RADIATION.

more than 2 years ago

Smart Meters Wreaking Havoc With Home Electronics

AnotherShep Re:Not so smart (375 comments)

There are a couple of ways these things are designed. There are the p2p ones you're talking about and then there are some that use a licensed frequency to communicate directly with towers. I'd find out which strategy your municipality went with before worrying.

more than 2 years ago

New Mac OS Trojan Produces BitCoins

AnotherShep Hahahahaha (247 comments)

Hahahahahahahahahaha "popular". Bitcoins. "Popular". hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

more than 2 years ago

Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion, Updates Air

AnotherShep Re:Why? (453 comments)

I'm on Shaw. 4 gigs will take about as long as a timmies run.

more than 3 years ago

BlackBerry Code Signing Server Outage

AnotherShep A little bit late (32 comments)

The outage was resolved earlier today. But yeah, it's a bit of a pissoff.

more than 3 years ago

How To Get Websites To Ban Sign-ups From Accounts

AnotherShep Re:SNR (175 comments)

Are you kidding? Did you even try reading the article or going to the site to see what they were talking about?

more than 3 years ago


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