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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Bigbutt Re:This is good (364 comments)

This was on Canyon just past the legal center and coming around the curve towards Broadway. There were no obvious signs and no indication of a police officer. I was tagged at 5 over and since I ride a motorcycle, I am very cautious, proactive, and aware of my surroundings. It is four lane with an island and I was in the left lane. I was next to an SUV and had scooted ahead of it briefly to be out of blind spots and visible to other turning traffic, and then slowed back down to the posted speed (35 I think, maybe 30). The camera took the pic from the right side so maybe he was parked in the Library parking lot.

And yea, there is a sign upon entering Boulder. As I recall, it's fairly small and under or grouped with several other signs as you come around the curve and the road splits into 4 lanes.

I honestly don't ride fast in town (ticket proving otherwise of course) and am generally very cautious and moderate in my riding. In 128,000 miles on my bike, I've only been pulled over twice. 57 in a 55 down in Arizona (warning) and passing on a double yellow near County Line and 7 by a Boulder County Sheriff (verbal warning).

[John]

13 hours ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Bigbutt Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (364 comments)

287 in northern Colorado has stop lights and a 60 or 65mph limit depending on your location with stop lights (one has a reduce to 55 in the area of the light at Rt 52).

[John]

yesterday
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Bigbutt Re:This is good (364 comments)

Depends on whether they're identified. In Boulder Colorado, I was nabbed by a speed camera. I know the area where I generated the infraction and there was no notice, no sign, no nothing other than a letter a few weeks later.

[John]

yesterday
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Bigbutt Re:It's always been a myth (238 comments)

My girlfriend is a gamer; video type. She's done some casual social gaming but since we started dating last year, she's gotten into more complicated resource type games and role playing (she's playing an Indian in the Deadlands Reloaded game I referee).

So still 50/50 but with 6 data points :)

[John]

about a week ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Bigbutt Re:More feminist FUD (238 comments)

Depends on the game I guess. I avoid the mindless Tetris and Candy Crush things but play Carmageddon, Risk, Ticket to Ride, and Small World on my Tablet and Phone. I have Doom and Wolfenstein 3D on the phone but the update to the iPhone 5 broke the controls :(

[John]

about a week ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

Bigbutt Re:Or, just don't get married. (446 comments)

"Hey, why buy the cow when the milk is free?"

(Yea I heard that from her relatives fairly often)

[John]

about a week ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Bigbutt Re:WHY are men trying to scare women away from gam (716 comments)

It's not the same guys. Don't attribute the bad behavior of a few sociopaths with the majority of guys who still enjoy the company of women. What's that hashtag? #notallmen

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Bigbutt Re:Anonymity == being a schmuck for a good number. (716 comments)

Maybe that's the difference. I ignore trolls and will even leave a thread on a forum once it starts getting too weird. Are women escalating by responding, being too defensive? It's not hard to spin up some folks. Just mention any MRA type of comment and some women will step up and respond. Depending on how far you want to troll women, you can really get them going. It can work for me too. Posting inaccurate information will likely get a response from my trying to correct it. That's the thread weirdness I mentioned above. At a certain point, sometimes quickly, it'll get too trollish/weird and I'll ignore it and back off/out.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

Bigbutt Re:What was automated? (236 comments)

I didn't know Aspergers was a synonym for "I just don't care". There's a difference between "meh" and "difficulty interacting socially".

[John]

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

Bigbutt Re: Mint (302 comments)

The problem is we have a mixed environment of Solaris, HP-UX, and even Tru64. Red Hat is newer. So we needed to use a Linux that worked with the existing infrastructure. Our software already worked with the main two we were using and even had a client for Tru64. When investigating possible Linux platforms we wanted OpenBSD first (I know, not linux but the Unix team is a fan) but no support. But of course we had to check the compatibilities of each of the agents we were using at the time. All worked with RHEL. That limits our choices quite a bit. :) Now it's momentum. We have 1,100 systems of which about half are RHEL and some CentOS. Even if the agents started being compatible across the board, we don't have the manpower to start support an even more diverse environment.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

Bigbutt Re:What was automated? (236 comments)

It's the constant conversation actually. "Did you see that [some sports thing] Sunday?! Go [sports team]!" or "Looks like it might snow, good for skiing, snowboarding, etc" or even "Happy Holidays!".

There needs to be a "no talking" aisle.

Oh wait, there is one. It's called 'Self Checkout'.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

Bigbutt Re:What was automated? (236 comments)

Yea that too. Nothing like finding the canned goods packed in with the hotdog buns. The Wal*Mart folks actually do a much better job at bagging than the grocer weirdly enough.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

Bigbutt Re:What was automated? (236 comments)

I think it's more of a bulkiness limit for me. More than 4 or 5 bags will have me looking at the checkouts. And yea, if there's a line at the self checkout that's 2 or 3 people per register deep, I'll go through a checkout even if it's longer.

I don't go to Lowes. It's targeted to women shoppers with the store layout, more visual displays, and big box department store feel vs the warehouse DIY feel of Home Depot. Plus I'm not a fan of the "man playground" at the front of the Lowes. Makes me feel like I'm being dropped off by the wife while she shops.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

Bigbutt Re:What was automated? (236 comments)

Meh. I don't mind the self-checkout lines. The fewer people I have to talk to, the better. Walk in, get what I want, scan and pay, walk out.

[John]

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

Bigbutt Re: Mint (302 comments)

Because infrastructure tools including some backup and monitoring agents only work with RHEL. I don't mind using different distros for my desktops (my right one is Ubuntu, left is Slackware, home is RHEL for cert study, coworker uses Mint) but when it's a server, I have to go with what's supported by various vendors and at the minimum, all support RHEL.

With that said, some third party application vendors use different distros for their application. A recent one had their product working only on SUSE. When we said we couldn't support it from an infrastructure management point of view, the vendor said their next version will work with RHEL. I guess they are seeing what we do. If I can't manage the environment (1,100+ servers), I don't want your product.

And to the developers, I personally don't care what your favorite distro is. When it comes into production, it must fit into the environment. We provide a standard supported distro. If you can't be arsed to check with us first, don't be surprised when we kick back your product pointing you to the standards document, and force you to ensure it works on RHEL.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Bigbutt Re:Unicomp (304 comments)

The odd part is when I use squshy keyboards, I seem to make more spelling errors. I like my Model Ms and get folks commenting on them when I have a snazzy computer setup and a keyboard from 1989 :)

[John]

about two weeks ago

Submissions

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You Wouldn't Download A Car?

Bigbutt Bigbutt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Bigbutt writes "It appears that the background theme that plays on DVDs during the anti-piracy advertisement was for a specific audience. When the author heard it on a DVD he rented, he realized it was being used well beyond the original contract. He's now suing for a million euros."
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Reasons for the username

Bigbutt Bigbutt writes  |  more than 4 years ago

The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across The 8th Dimension

I'm a fan of Christopher Lloyd, have been since Taxi I guess. His character in Buckaroo Bonzi was John Big Booty "Big Boo TAE". They were all "John" something; John Big YaYa for example. So when I created my account, I created "BigButt" as a fan tribute sort of account.

That's not to say I don't have a big butt, certainly it's smaller now.

It's also why I sign off as:

[John]

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