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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

Archfeld Re:Change (742 comments)

Well said, I would give you mod points if I had some this week.

about 2 months ago
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EA's Dungeon Keeper Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

Archfeld Re:Works for Slashdot as well... (367 comments)

I totally agree, I am NOT a fan of the beta, but there is a place for those comments and suggestions and it isn't in a thread about another subject. If a comment is off-topic, it is OFF-TOPIC regardless of how pertinent it is to the beta. The boycott and rational criticisms about the beta in the appropriate place will convey our feelings quite sufficiently I think.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Distributed Online Storage For Families?

Archfeld NAS ? (168 comments)

WD has a really cool NAS device, if your audience has a bit of tech knowledge it should be easy to get one or even 2 of the devices (backup is great) send them to 2 of your family in geographically diverse locations and presto, private cloud storage for you and the family.
Cnet has a review posted here
http://www.cnet.com/network-st...

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Archfeld Re:Why? (2219 comments)

Have you any suggestions for a good alternative site ?

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Archfeld Re:Why? (2219 comments)

Agreed on the boycott, and on the why remove information comments made by several. I am not sure Slashdot has or was given a choice. DICE is a LOUSY company to deal with and everything they touch turn to feces. I've been hanging here for a long time and this is by FAR the worst change to come along and it ISN'T getting better but worse. Going be sad to go, but the whole point of ever being here was the community and the discussions which are both nearly impossible to use or participate in under the beta. Remember when this place was a task of love for a few editors and folks, well NOW it is a profit making endeavor and $MONEY$ is ALMIGHTY to DICE.
Now on the stickler side, is it an EXODUS, or a DIASPORA ?

about 2 months ago
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Is Verizon Already Slowing Netflix Down?

Archfeld Astound cable in CA/MN (298 comments)

My cable company has been metering us for several weeks now following a slight overage in our data limit. They charged us 15 bucks for exceeding 100 GB in a calendar month, thanks to a Tera-Online download and a busy month with Netflix. The corporate media companies are going to finally succeed in their dream of channelizing the net and making it just another TV medium dominated by commercial adds and controlled by the media oligarchy. Welcome to the future...it is a place of dim hopes, shattered dreams and corporate citizenship. The Idiocracy lives...

about 2 months ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

Archfeld Re:Return the favor (1038 comments)

Who said EU, only the bloated country of Danes who seem to think that they can dictate what you do with purchased goods. As for a FSCK'n genius, wow, you've placed yourself high on that pedestal by your illuminating response. As for human rights violations let's look at history and see which country has a longer, bloody and much worse human rights history. Some of the traditional executions carried out by your so-called enlightened country would make a mass murderer queasy.

about 3 months ago
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Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please

Archfeld Re:Allow it... (340 comments)

If you can make them stop talking on their cell phones can you make them just STFU period ? Not allow any conversation on a plane because it might offend some douchebag corn-hole. If someone is yelling say something, if someone is talking on their phone quit fsck'n eavesdropping and mind your own damn business. People are nosey bastards who think things are their issue when they are not. The theatre is a TOTALLY different situation, and hardly should be compared to a plane or bus or any other place 'normal' conversations are on-going.

about 3 months ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

Archfeld Return the favor (1038 comments)

The US should ban ALL imports from Danish companies, and add a huge tariff to any goods ending up there. Dictating what your customers do with the products they buy from you seems well, unenforceable and ignorant.

about 3 months ago
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PC Shipments In 2013 See the Worst Yearly Decline In History

Archfeld MAC will last longer ? (564 comments)

Any cites for that so-called fact. MAC's are closed systems with a much more engineered life span than a clone PC. As stated previously no parts to be swapped any failure is the end of life for a MAC. The anomaly of MAC's upswing could be attributed to the absolute lack of any upgrade path.

about 3 months ago
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Bitcoin Payments Go Live At Overstock — Two Quarters Early

Archfeld Re:First major retailer to accept Bitcoin (182 comments)

Very well said. BitCoins resemble company scrip more than any other medium of exchange. They are NOT legal tender thus no-one has to exchange them. If I had mod-points I'd use them for you...very rarely do I see an AC post worth moding up...

about 3 months ago
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Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

Archfeld Yes (937 comments)

Many of the kids today are MUCH more stupid. Go back just 50 to 70 years and kids as stupid as those today got eaten by wolves, killed by disease, or any number of natural Darwinian type deaths. Today we preserve the seeds of our own destruction by ensuring terminally stupid children survive until they can mate with ANOTHER surviving terminally stupid child and produce STUPID SQUARED kids. The movie Idiocracy
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/ was right on the money.

about 3 months ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

Archfeld Re:I believe it (1010 comments)

No I believe in science because the results are reproducible unlike say most religious miracles.

I can conduct most of the grand experiments in history and get the SAME results, not the same with the miracles from the bible. My couple of fish just won't feed thousands...

about 3 months ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

Archfeld Re:I believe it (1010 comments)

The theory of relativity, the theory of evolution, the theory of causality, and theory of capitalism, all UNPROVEN, and at this time UNPROVABLE.

Your lack of faith should not be assumed to prove or disprove anything...

That being said I can see why so many people in Texas believe in so-called 'Intelligent Design', evolution skipped them.

about 4 months ago
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Google Starts Tracking Retail Store Visits On Android and iOS

Archfeld Back in the stone ages... (157 comments)

We went to the MA-Bell/(insert local phone company here) pay phone that was on nearly every block and dropped a dime in the slot, made a call and wandered on about our business. If you were a drug dealer, or so self absorbed that you could not be out of touch you carried an ancient device known as a pager.

about 5 months ago
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HP's NonStop Servers Go x86, Countdown To Itanium Extinction Begins

Archfeld Re:EPIC failure (243 comments)

WOW, you are very correct, it has been that long since I was in school that I had completely forgotten the absolute joy at getting a programmable calculator and putting away the slide rule. Dang I feel old now...

about 5 months ago
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Amazon Offers Cut of Ebook Sales To Book Stores Selling Kindle

Archfeld Re:So a commission to cut your own throat? (80 comments)

Love the quote, thank-you. Asimov and your signature author Heinlein are two of my favorites. On a side note I also collect authors' signatures, and that is hard to do on an electronic version. I've spent countless hours in pursuit of authors and had great luck getting them to sign my books. Like I posted to previous reply, I share around a circle of friends and they also buy books so the costs are shared, with the added benefit of getting to chat at our bi-monthly pen and paper RPG sessions. We've been playing D&D, and Gurps together for more than 20 years now.

about 5 months ago
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Amazon Offers Cut of Ebook Sales To Book Stores Selling Kindle

Archfeld Re:So a commission to cut your own throat? (80 comments)

If I could find a way to hand the e-book around the my circle of reading buddies it might become inviting but as many books as I offer them, they return so the price is split several ways making the physical book even more attractive. I will stipulate that part of the attraction of a book is a visceral smell and feel of paper.

about 5 months ago
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HP's NonStop Servers Go x86, Countdown To Itanium Extinction Begins

Archfeld Re:EPIC failure (243 comments)

Ditto that comment. I really hate the fact that HP gets any credit for NON-STOP, Tandems baby, or VAX and Alpha, 2 of the 3 great things that Digital brought forth into this world, the other WAS Alta-Vista. The only thing HP ever did well was printers and that time has LONG since passed...

Note : I spent several years supporting all of the above machines and may be a bit biased.

about 5 months ago

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Time out for exxcessive MODS ?!?!

Archfeld Archfeld writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Got to say I am dissapointed, I've been here at /. for a long time, posting as both a reg'd user, and as AC depending on at home vs work and topic, my Karma is excellent, I subscribe to slahsdot and have for quite a while.
Recently I posted a comment on an Apple article, an opinion, granted but not obscene, or off-topic but apparently quite controversial. It received 5 down mods and 3 up mods and as a result, the IP or my USERID, not sure which yet was placed in TIME out ??? While I can appreciate the need to mod, the post was NOT a troll, nor off-topic and yet silenced I am. I sent an email to /. for info and received a reply and then sent follow up..they are attached :

I have replied again and am awaiting response :(

Would that be me, or one of the 75 or 80 other registered users from this place ? Does it include an ID # or just the IP ?
Basically, someone doesn't like my opinion and I am being censored because of it ? I do not troll, or post anything not general audience safe, I use AC occasionally to post things that might conflict with my work's stated opinions or such, as many other people I work with also post on slashdot.

Nice just checked my account : 7 flamebaits on a single apple article, gee nice system, post an opinion and get bounced from the audience.
BTW During the same period on the same posting there are 3 POSTIVE MODERATIONS AS WELL, so essentially 3 people decide what is suitable for everyone to view, what happened to the SET your BROWSE LEVEL to avoid the noise ?
"Perspective is skewed..Wed August 18, @02:53PM 3 1, Interesting
what do you expect from rabid Wed August 18, @02:12PM 1 0, Troll
      attached to Real Feels iTunes Backlash"

  I have talked to several other users here and we all beleive there is a problem with that kind of censorship, but if it is working as designed we will of course work within the system, after all the net is about community :)

Note : KARMA EXCELLENT, subsciption ACTIVE, EMAIL available for response, instead I get modd'd down anonymously and gagged by automation...

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Rozeboom [mailto:samzenpus@akane.blockstackers.com]On
Behalf Of Robert Rozeboom
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 7:28 AM
To: Duffield, Robert L
Subject: Re: new ip moderation is censorship any way you look at it,

You have been downmodded too many times and are in time out.

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Duffield, Robert L wrote:

> it is your web site and you are free to run it the way you like of course but,
>
> If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "fb1a0da8eeb758c77e86486ba4501552" and "4d56937246936127aabe0e1618fd7391" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "171.159.64.10" and your username "Archfeld".
>
> This is one of the firwewall IP's for a very large tech company, there are like 100,000 users coming from behind 3 possible IP's. It is very likely that is the cause of so-called excessive posting. I have been a /. registered member for a LONG TIME,note the 4 digit CONTINOUSLY USED ID, but if I cannot post anonymously on certain topics I'll just go elsewhere, thanks.

http://slashdot.org/~Archfeld

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Weapons of Mass Destruction

Archfeld Archfeld writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Where are the Weapons of Mass Destruction ? The US government scrambles to cover its' ass, unfortunately they are ALL ASS...
Tom Ridge and John ASScroft continue the facist run thru Amerika, and Jeb Bush has appointed a guardian to a retarded womans' fetus, in addtion to her state appointed guardian, so what happens when they conflict, does the court decide the mother is in fact just a warm breathing baby carriage ?? Obviously is can't be considered in the fetus's best interest if an abortion is prescribed....Thanks Bush Clan, is there one of you who isn't a lying cheting piece of human feces ? and Barbara doesn't count...she married in.

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Brave Soldiers directed by Morons

Archfeld Archfeld writes  |  about 11 years ago

Sigh, I am torn by the 'war' or more properly $75 Billion (that's US billion) police action in Iraq. There is no doubt Saddam is a capital fubar but our government led by his Royal Ineptness GWB scare me more than anything I can remember.
I just hope that between the protests and the stripping away of our freedoms bit by bit by this Facists regime the supreme court has inflicted upon us, that the only people truly deserving of our support and sympathy don't get pushed aside. Those poor souls eeking a living in Iraq, and the brave men and women who volunteered to serve this country not knowing they would be so poorly used.

While not a normally very religious guy God Bless us all, we need it.

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Sigh...moral at work blows

Archfeld Archfeld writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Time to rant..as one of the survivors of the recent wave of corporate separation, aka firings
MAN things suck even worse around here. Thanks to the wonderful legislators in California, I am back on a time sheet and have lost my coveted 9x80 workweek with Monday's off. Then to add insult to injury we pick up 3 new contractors who have yet to produce ANY work of value, but seem to require more handholding to get the simplest of tasks done. Somewhere I really hope a staffing consultant is choking on a ham sandwich. I am off to Dallas to inspect a lab and try and figure out how you support hardware from 2000 miles away. Sadly but the economy is making me pine for the Clinton days, when all you had to worry about was who Bill was Fscking. Now we have to worry about GW, A$$Croft, Ridge, and Congress, and the concerted victim is US, not some willing intern.

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the friends thing is cool

Archfeld Archfeld writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I've recently began actually following the web of friends, and yes sadly freaks here. It is a really cool function, and following it one step further to friends of friends and foes of friends, etc shows a hugely complex web of relationships, and by far the best way to track intelligent discussion and lower the noise to signal ratio.

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MsGeek going away

Archfeld Archfeld writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Sad to see...If you need help with the security issue to stop a crap flood let me know...otherwise good luck and I'll see ya around here :)

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