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Magnetic Brain Stimulation Makes Learning Easier

Big Nothing Re:Amateur Hour (208 comments)

I have a similar wife, but there's nothing temporary about the procedure.

more than 3 years ago

Where Does IT Fall Within Your Organization?

Big Nothing Small/medium size organisation; 1100 employees (243 comments)

The IT Dept. used to be part of the Service Dept. along with HR, Info, Legal, Utility services, etc. but now we're part of the Finance Dept. which just about everyone think is wrong. The IT Big Boss is trying to get IT to be a stand-alone dept. reporting directly to the VP.

more than 4 years ago

Making Babies In Space May Not Be Easy

Big Nothing Re:May not be easy... (262 comments)

All you have to do is find the G-spot, and it'll all be ok.

about 5 years ago

DHS To Kill Domestic Satellite Spying Program

Big Nothing Re:It has to be said (150 comments)

Your car analogy seems to be flawed.

more than 5 years ago

Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?

Big Nothing Re:You want a friend? (1354 comments)

Actually, that's not bad advice - assuming you'd actually care for a dog (and be able to take care of it). A dog will provide you with comfort, friendship and unwavering loyalty beyond anything any human can or will. At the very least it will:

* make you more satisfied with your life and thus
* make you less desperate for company (believe it or not, desperation is not sexy)
* get you off your ass.

As a bonus it might
* provide the opportunity to meet other people
- some of which are of the opposite gender
- all of which you share a common interest (dogs)

That last point is not irrelevant, because at the very least you'll have some place to start a conversation.

Also, in a humorous side note:,22049,24112087-5013605,00.html

more than 5 years ago

Ridiculous Software Bug Workarounds?

Big Nothing Re:Run Windoze much?? (655 comments)

I remember back in the Windows days, there were various stability and malware problems that could only be fixed by installing Linux, *BSD or some other high-quality OS. Ridiculous, I know, but true nonetheless. As a bonus though, the TCO was significantly reduced, so basically it was a win-win situation.

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 "Not Much Faster" Than Vista

Big Nothing Re:Weren't the earlier betas much faster? (821 comments)

I modded you up because your sig ordered me to. Fortunately, the sig doesn't say anything about posting comments afterwards.

sudo don't change your sig

more than 5 years ago

The Problem With Estimating Linux Desktop Market Share

Big Nothing Re:Easy solution (409 comments)

My prediction would be:

Huh?: 50%
Word: 10%
Internet: 10%
Windows: 10%
No computer: 10%
Mac: 8%
Linux: 2%

There probably should be an option with ISPs in there, but I can't be bothered.

more than 5 years ago

Seven Arrested After Protesting Army Video Game Recruiting Center

Big Nothing Re:This is America (433 comments)

I'm all for using games as a means of sparking young men and women's interest in joining the armed forces. It's a great way to show them what to expect without actually sending them overseas. The only condition I ask is that a representative number of gamers get shot in the gut with an AK-47.

more than 5 years ago

PG&E Makes Deal For Solar Power From Space

Big Nothing Excellent headline (392 comments)

"PG&E Makes Deal For Solar Power From Space"

Is there any other kind?

more than 5 years ago

Worst Working Conditions You Had To Write Code In?

Big Nothing Re:I got that beat (1127 comments)

1up: I worked on Windows Vista.

more than 5 years ago

Worst Working Conditions You Had To Write Code In?

Big Nothing Re:Ha! I have you all beat! (1127 comments)

I can certainly top that. I worked on Windows Vista.

more than 5 years ago

Google Open Sources Updater

Big Nothing Re:Finally some justification (174 comments)

Your comment would be really funny if it wasn't so depressingly true.

more than 5 years ago

Sunspot Activity Continues To Drop

Big Nothing Re:fun with statistics (435 comments)

Trolling aside, the sun doesn't follow the Gregorian calendar. Making statistics using the Gregorian calendar is therefore irrelevant at best.

more than 5 years ago

South Park Creators Given Signed Photo of Saddam Hussein

Big Nothing Re:I always thought (1297 comments)

Now, I'm a peace-activist (or "bleeding-heart-liberal tree-hugging, dolphin-loving hippie moron" as you Texans like to call us) and usually one of the first to admit that the U.S. is no better than many of its enemies when it comes to aspects of human rights, torture and respect for life. But seriously. Making someone watch South Park does NOT constitute torture. And I'm not even a South Park fan.

Besides, it could have been a lot worse. He could have been forced to watch every Steven Segal movie ever made over and over. Or Gigli. Or Matrix 2 and 3. Or that Providence TV-series. Now THAT's torture.

PS: Don't mess with Texas - it's not nice to pick on retards DS

more than 5 years ago

New ICANN TLDs May Cause Internet Land Rush

Big Nothing Re:Alternative viewpoint: (443 comments)

If I had the money, forking out 185k + annual for "" would be totally worth it.

OH OH OH! .ayb!!!

Websites may come and go but memes are eternal.

more than 5 years ago

DIY 1980s "Non-Von" Supercomputer

Big Nothing Re:Obligatory (135 comments)

To he who modded me down:

All your memes are belong to us!!

more than 5 years ago

DIY 1980s "Non-Von" Supercomputer

Big Nothing Re:Obligatory (135 comments)

I was just thinking the same thing! Maybe we can use it to display pictures of Natalie Portman, naked and petrified and covered in hot grits. I just bought the domain, we can use it!

more than 5 years ago

DIY 1980s "Non-Von" Supercomputer

Big Nothing Obligatory (135 comments)

Does it run Linux?

more than 5 years ago



Stephen Hawkins seriously ill

Big Nothing Big Nothing writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Big Nothing writes "World-famous mathematician and physicist Stephen Hawking (67) — by many concidered to be the Einstein of our time — is reported to be very ill in Camebridge hospital with a chest infection he has been fighting for several weeks."
Link to Original Source

XBOX failure draining money from Microsoft

Big Nothing Big Nothing writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Big Nothing writes "The various technical difficulties with the XBOX 360 has previously been covered here on slashdot. Now various news sources are reporting that the repair costs for Microsoft are going to be a whopping $1bn. Microsoft will extend the warranty to cover repairs related to the "red lights of death" problem up to three years after purchase."


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