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Tennesee Man Charged In "Virtual Pornography" Case

BenjiTheGreat98 TennesSee (639 comments)

It appears none of the mods mave noticed the big misspell in the title of the summary. Tennessee has 2 S's. Yes, I am from TN, so maybe it just seems more glaring to me.

more than 5 years ago
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Star Trek's Warp Drive Not Impossible

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:Simple, right? (541 comments)

You usually can't get better meat than freezer beef that you raised. What you get from your local Krogers or wherever just isn't as good.

Sometimes it's not always about the money. I'm sure it kept my Grandfather alive. He lived to 94 years old and worked on the farm up until that last 4-6 months of his life. He fed calves and did other chores or whatever he could do. He even helped pull wagons while doing hay during last years hay season. If he had just decided to sit in his rocking chair at 65, he wouldn't have lasted as long as he did.

more than 5 years ago
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Star Trek's Warp Drive Not Impossible

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:Simple, right? (541 comments)

Well, actually, there are several small farms around here as well in TN. One thing I point out was that there are not many small, _self-sufficient_ farms. Most of the small farms are guys who are getting a little supplementary income from selling beef head or some of the more affluent people playing what we like to call 'weekend warriors'. They don't like that term so much :) Though I guess I can't laugh. My 9-5 is in IT then I go head out to the farm on Saturday.

more than 5 years ago
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Star Trek's Warp Drive Not Impossible

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:Simple, right? (541 comments)

I don't know what area of the country you are in, but really, a farm that consist of less than 100 acres is extremely rare, or at least getting more rare. It is not enough to really sustain a living wage these days. My father owns a dairy farm in the south east US and I still work with him on it on the weekends. If all we had was 100 acres, he would've had to hang it up years ago.

Also, many people that buy fertilizer (not all, of course) buy it and it is spread for them by their local co-op or whoever since that equipment is so expensive for the amount you'd use it.

more than 5 years ago
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Stephen Hawking Is "Very Ill" In Hospital

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:Oh dear (413 comments)

Einstein did believe in a God. His belief would probably be categorized as Deism. He believed in a deity that created the Universe, but he did not believe in a personal God that performs miracles, comforts the sick, etc, etc. He often spoke of figuring out the secrets that God created in the universe. If I recall, it was all too mathmatical for there not to be some sort of deity to have created it in the first place.

As a young boy, he did have strong faith. He observed Jewish practices, but as a teen, he rejected it. It was later in life that he came to the conclusion that there is a God.

more than 5 years ago
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Linux Foundation Asks Who Says "I'm Linux" Best

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:Didn't Novell already do this? (459 comments)

I may sound like a huge nerd, but every time I see that commercial, but it gives me goose bumps at the end of it.

Anybody else? Anybody? .....?

more than 5 years ago
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How To Argue That Open Source Software Is Secure?

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:Fight back (674 comments)

Linux patch management is flexible, allowing automated patching of systems on a self imposed schedule; e.g. desktops automatically, servers at night after warning.

WSUS is very capable of doing this. I often set all desktops to auto update with critical updates and set the servers in a group that doesn't update. I then manually update them myself, as needed.

more than 5 years ago
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Iran Has Put a Satellite Into Orbit

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:Citation Needed? (923 comments)

It was an interesting piece. I would recommend for reading Robert Baer's latest book, The Devil We Know. It gets more into the political structure and the authors insights into what Iran is ultimately after. Rick Steve's piece got into the culture that Baer didn't touch as much.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Do We Name Servers the Way We Do?

BenjiTheGreat98 3 super computers from Evangelion (1397 comments)

Balthasar, Caspar, Melchior

Also the names of the supposed 3 wisemen/kings that visited the baby Jesus.

more than 5 years ago
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Learning To Read With Click and Jane

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:Not enough data (115 comments)

In the book Freakonomics, this is one of their conclusions. The fully admit that the 2 datums are correlated, but books do not necessarily make the children smarter. It more likely genetic predisposition. Smarter parents are more likely to have more books. They then pass their genetic disposition for intelligence to the child. Or it could be they care more, thus try harder.

Very interesting book. I highly enjoyed it. Especially the section on parent intervention into a child's education.

more than 5 years ago
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Marijuana Could Prevent Alzheimer's, New Study

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:Rational (807 comments)

Back in college when I smoked a lot of pot I thought smoking and driving was OK. I didn't think it impaired me that much. It wasn't until I was driving and I was convinced I saw a man being hanged from a light pole. A real lynching! I was freaking out. Then as I got closer I realized it was just kudzu hanging down off a light pole. It didn't stop me from driving at the time, but I decided it wasn't that safe. I regret it now, but at the time I didn't really care that much.

more than 5 years ago
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Daemon

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:CSI NY (395 comments)

Well, yes, I suppose there is that too :)

more than 5 years ago
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Daemon

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:CSI NY (395 comments)

It makes me cringe watching something like Smallville that pulls so much crap as far as hacking goes. It didn't used to be that way but now if someone needs something they walk into a room with a 'wireless device' that pulls information off of the servers automatically. Or wirelessly copies hard drives in matters of seconds. Or so many plots that involve Cloe hacking the NSA/local police/DHS mainframes in a matter of seconds to get that vital piece of information.

Thank God this is the last season. It needed to be off the air about 3 years ago...

more than 5 years ago
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Walmart Caves On DRM Removal

BenjiTheGreat98 Re:Wal-Mart (215 comments)

Speaking of Tags, does somebody know how to make them not show? I have in my setting 'Show Tags' as unchecked.

about 6 years ago

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BenjiTheGreat98 BenjiTheGreat98 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

BenjiTheGreat98 writes "From the article: "Randy Nichols and Andrew Lamb of Unionville [TN] appear to have actually come up with a way of getting around without filling up the gas tank. And with this truck, there isn't much of a choice, because it doesn't have anyplace for the fuel." It hasn't been confirmed outside of the article in this small town paper's story, but a very interesting concept. Hopefully, the gas companies don't have them "done away with" as they said."
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