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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Bigbutt Re:"Social justice warriors" are the ultimate trol (546 comments)

You can ask that, but you won't get a sensible answer. What will happen instead is that they pick some other part of your post, only respond to that, and call you a misogynist, racist, or some other name.

That's odd because that is what happens when I bring up a different viewpoint. All of a sudden I'm being dogpiled because I said 'dogpiled' and 'wtf did you mean about _that_!'. It's frustrating enough that I step away from the thread and forum.

[John]

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage?

Bigbutt Re:Bigger question (170 comments)

It's a configuration option when you newfs a file system. Man newfs or mkfs.

[John]

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage?

Bigbutt Monitoring Sucks (170 comments)

The problem is the monitoring group is reluctant to make "custom" changes due to the size of the environment. OS and hardware level alerts are a pretty minor part of the overall monitoring environment in terms of the number of configuration changes required. With mirroring and system/geographic redundancy, we can wait until the morning status reports to identify systems before they get to critical.

[John]

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Bigbutt Re:Human nature (546 comments)

Yea, I got a troll mod for a 'man cave' comment. I read it and yea, I was being snarky so it was justified :)

[John]

2 days ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Bigbutt Re:This is good (398 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]

4 days ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Bigbutt Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (398 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]

4 days ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Bigbutt Re:This is good (398 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]

4 days ago
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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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

Bigbutt Re:Or, just don't get married. (447 comments)

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

(Yea I heard that from her relatives fairly often)

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Bigbutt Re:WHY are men trying to scare women away from gam (728 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. (728 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 (303 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

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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