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Firefox 33 Arrives With OpenH264 Support

ArchieBunker Re:What is openh264? (114 comments)

A copy of a commercial codec that nobody but neckbeards will use.

about two weeks ago
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Kmart Says Its Payment System Was Hacked

ArchieBunker Re:Does K-Mart use the same stuff as Sears? (101 comments)

Kmart has newer registers but the screen where you swipe credit cards looks like OS/2 or Win 3.1 judging by the hourglass displayed.

about two weeks ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

ArchieBunker Slackware (303 comments)

Minimal install footprint meaning no bloat. Install only what you choose plus no systemd bullshit.

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

ArchieBunker Re:WHY WHY WHY GO TO WEST AFRICA???? (475 comments)

No good deed goes unpunished. How can you help people who mob hospitals and loot things like bloody mattresses and other infected waste?

about three weeks ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

ArchieBunker Binary logs (403 comments)

No logging from systemd is now in binary form and needs special viewers and processing tools. So all the classic text programs like tail or grep or awk can no longer be used. This is a solution in search of a problem.

about 1 month ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

ArchieBunker Re:Systemd integration counted as a positive thing (403 comments)

Go back in time 5 years and tell everyone Linux would be using binary log files, watch the fireworks. Systemd is from the same people who brought you the sometimes working Pulseaudio system. If init scripts did suck so badly then why were they in use for decades? Why was a replacement this long in the making?

Next you guys are going to be talking about this great binary system for config files like the guys in Redmond use.

about 1 month ago
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Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

ArchieBunker Re:Bodhi Linux has died (166 comments)

No, they were an init script holdout and systemd put a hit on them.

about a month and a half ago
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Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

ArchieBunker PCs are the problem (111 comments)

Remember when cash registers used to be glorified calculators? Now they are cheap PCs running poorly configured operating systems. You have tons of attack vectors open from USB ports to unneeded services. That and credit card companies are too fucking cheap to switch to chip and pin. The only reason the rest of world switched was because the companies were forced to. Not in the good old USA.

about a month and a half ago
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Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion

ArchieBunker Re:Alibaba Is Useless (97 comments)

Google used to let you block certain domains from searches but not anymore. I found an add on that hides results. I haven't seen Alibaba in a long time but that stupid ehow.com always turned up and was never once useful.

about a month and a half ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

ArchieBunker Re:more rules.... (338 comments)

How often do people run their vacuums? Once or twice a week for 10 minutes? I'd hardly call that serious pollution.

about 2 months ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

ArchieBunker Shes not that great (364 comments)

Outside of the show shes pretty average. She only looks good in relation to the rest of the crew.

about 2 months ago
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Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

ArchieBunker Re:Are there any reasons... (174 comments)

Well there is quite a bit more equipment between the battery and electric motor. Not quite like the old days of controlling the speed with a rheostat. That said for $15K you could buy a brand new car or a pretty nice used one.

about 2 months ago
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Hack an Oscilloscope, Get a DMCA Take-Down Notice From Tektronix

ArchieBunker Analog (273 comments)

Nobody ever does work with analog circuits...

about 3 months ago
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Least Secure Cars Revealed At Black Hat

ArchieBunker They are (140 comments)

The brakes are controllable on cars with collision avoidance.

about 3 months ago
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Least Secure Cars Revealed At Black Hat

ArchieBunker Too much bullshit (140 comments)

I bought a 99 Volvo S80 and it has the fancy auto dimming rear view mirror. The car was used so of course expensive mirror no longer dims. You can't even swap out a junked mirror because of the address bullshit. You have to keep the circuitry from your mirror and swap only the mirror itself. Otherwise you need the dealer software to reprogram the main computer.

about 3 months ago
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Mozilla Dumps Info of 76,000 Developers To Public Web Server

ArchieBunker Backlash (80 comments)

Probably backlash from the 80% disapproval rate for that shitty new interface they dreamed up. I'm using Palemoon now.

about 3 months ago
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HP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port

ArchieBunker The old timers were right (136 comments)

OpenVMS will outlive us all. I really can't believe there are that many OpenVMS boxes in the wild. Can anyone list some applications still being run by OpenVMS?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

ArchieBunker Good luck (208 comments)

With the numbers that ASICs are doing these days can you even get one coin using CPUs alone?

about 3 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

ArchieBunker Fuck ESPN (200 comments)

ESPN is the most expensive cable channel. It accounts for the largest chunk of your bill. I have never watched ESPN and don't plan to. Why can't they go with a subscription model like HBO?

about 3 months ago

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Richard Stallman happy that Steve Jobs is gone

ArchieBunker ArchieBunker writes  |  about 3 years ago

ArchieBunker (132337) writes "Richard Stallman is an eccentric, odd person who just went sour. In one fell, misguided swoop, he has compared the late Steve Jobs—an admittedly imperfect man, like us all—to corrupt mayors and other "evils" visited upon society:"
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