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Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

Baloo Uriza Re:Business People. Ya right. (463 comments)

Clearly, the son had shit he did not wish to share, with family, or otherwise. Be it GLBTQ, furry, sci-fi, Dr. Who, Mystery Men, Office Space, or Other, clearly, the deceased didn't feel it was necessary to come out, so unless their final wishes were privy to you, respect their wishes. And trust their judgement. Seriously, there's opinions older than I am now from family online that would rather not know that I live in Oklahoma with my boyfriend. Even knowing that it's pretty much a $5 and 45 minute process for us to get married. But enough of my problems...seriously, come out or get off the pot. Literally. If you can't deal with it, stop dragging it out and break up. If you can, let your folks know. It's not 1998 anymore. And I say this as someone who moved to Tulsa to get away from Portland's homophobic culture that punishes anyone who isn't heteronormative or white, based on actual experience as a bisexual Cherokee who grew up native to NE PDX and later Beaverton...Oregon has no room for anyone who isn't willing to work for far less money than it costs to live there, especially if they aren't all Euro-white, cis-gendered, straight, and willing to go against anybody who isn't a heteronormative, white, straight, male, european-descended person. Seriously, google "Whitest city in America" and realise that it doesn't get any better in any state in the Pacific or Mountain time zones...

about three weeks ago
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Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

Baloo Uriza Could we not even? (463 comments)

Seriously, it's 2015. I literally have better shit to do than go to the store during the same hours I'm fucking stuck at work, to get waffles, milk, cheese, bread, ice cream, yogurt, beef, chicken, turkey and bison. I would literally hire my local milkman if I wasn't too far, for literally all of this shit. And if he could finish my grocery list, "and then some." Seriously, Jesus fucking Christ, how is it I'm in 2015 and I'm still dependent on European half-ancestors to get this through people's heads that I like basics like fish and bread and will pay a subscription for it? Is America _really_ this backwards? Are we really this Bed, Bath and Beyond comprehension? Fuuuck me in the goat ass...

about three weeks ago
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Sony, Facebook, Google, Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft Now All Have a Hand In VR

Baloo Uriza Linden Labs, OpenSimulator still leading (61 comments)

So, still gonna have to play a LOT of catchup on this. Shiny hardware is nothing without an application for it. OpenSimulator and Linden Lab are solving this equation from the other end.

about three weeks ago
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School Defied Google and US Government, Let Boys Program White House Xmas Trees

Baloo Uriza Whoa, wait, Fast Company? (355 comments)

OK, some things really make me wonder.

  • Fast Company still exists, even after trying to sue Fucked Company, repeatedly, for trademark infringement, quite fraudulently given parody laws?
  • Fast Company's starting to do things that Pud from Fucked Company would do?

Seriously, my mind is blown here.

about a month ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Baloo Uriza That's how you do it. (295 comments)

Yup, being a dick to public transportation users, cyclists, delivery drivers and everyone else because your price fixing racket's getting some competition is totally the way to handle the situation.

about a month and a half ago
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Last Three Years the Quietest For Tornadoes Ever

Baloo Uriza Great... (187 comments)

...now my senator (fucktard Tom Coburn) is going to start claiming climate change is a good thing, even while birds explode midflight in August from the heat.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Baloo Uriza Re:America, land of the free... (720 comments)

This opens up a good point - I'm all in favor of taking criminal history into account, so long as we're talking relevant history.

Take your example - if I'm hiring you to drive in the company car, then DUI (and worse, reckless driving) are relevant crimes. But if the job was "show up, sit in cubicle, keep servers running", without driving as part of the job? Then what do I care?

And even then, depends on the company and whether or not they're going to let you prove you're capable of managing your shit properly. My last job was as field service engineer, and it seemed like the entire field service crew all had a DUI on their record. But, as long as you show up to work sober and get shit done, they couldn't care less what you did off hours.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Baloo Uriza Re:America, land of the free... (720 comments)

Heck, when I was working as a field service engineer, you'd think it was mandatory that everyone had one DUI on their record at that company...

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Baloo Uriza Re:America, land of the free... (720 comments)

Weird. I've worked as a field service engineer and now work in a NOC since my conviction. Wasn't really an issue.

about a month and a half ago
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DragonFly BSD 4.0 Released

Baloo Uriza Netcraft weighs in (66 comments)

Seriously? This deep in the thread? And nobody's gone for the classic? Fine, I'll get it started...

It is now official. Netcraft has confirmed: *BSD is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered *BSD community when IDC confirmed that *BSD market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last [samag.com] in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be the Amazing Kreskin to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time FreeBSD developers Jordan Hubbard and Mike Smith only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: FreeBSD is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. *BSD continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *BSD is dead.

about 2 months ago
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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Baloo Uriza Re:T.Y. for the memories (81 comments)

This is the comment I came here to post.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Baloo Uriza Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

ob-Debian GNU/KFreeBSD is dying...

about 2 months ago
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Why the World Needs OpenStreetMap

Baloo Uriza Re:Because it's fucking awesome, that's why. (162 comments)

Nominatim doesn't know where you're zoomed in. Narrow your search terms. Searching for "Starbucks, Seattle" finds dozens. How am I finding the address and you're not?

1 year,12 days
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When did A&E become a public entity?

Baloo Uriza THIS (12 comments)

So much this.

about a year ago
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President Lawnchair Waits to Be Blamed For Another Killing

Baloo Uriza Re:Bogus equivalence (51 comments)

Eat some more pills, pillhead.

about a year ago
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President Lawnchair Waits to Be Blamed For Another Killing

Baloo Uriza Re:"Please log in" (51 comments)

Yeah. Then a black man moved into the presidential suite at the white house.

about a year ago
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Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?

Baloo Uriza Re:Giving out Candy, Duh (273 comments)

I'd take some unpaid time off work to drive the getaway car.

about a year ago
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Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?

Baloo Uriza Re:Damn kids (273 comments)

Personally, I hate Halloween. I have enough identity issues that I don't need to be wearing costumes and masks. The only time I put a mask on these days is when a safe word is involved.

You literally sound as fun as a blanket party.

about a year ago
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Hackers Break Currency Validator To Pass Any Paper As Valid Euro

Baloo Uriza Re:Firmware update? Unlikely. (162 comments)

And yet, it still surprises me how many places that have called my company for service see me arrive on site holding a clipboard, a cardboard carton, and a toolpouch full of screwdrivers, and automatically assume that I'm there to fix critical equipment touching customer data without so much as checking my paperwork, much less checking ID. People are stupid. This trick could very easily work in plain sight.

about a year ago

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Starting a new Slashdot account

Baloo Uriza Baloo Uriza writes  |  more than 5 years ago Started using a more typable and memorable name on Slashdot, also got tired of automatically getting the karma bonus.

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