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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

Bigbutt Re: Simple answer... (455 comments)

Has Tinkerbell been fucking bunnies [b]again[/b]! Honestly you'd think she'd learn after last time. (Bunnies with wings :rolleyes: )

[John]

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

Bigbutt Wrote My Own (259 comments)

Tagging, Tag cloud, organizing by event, upload capable from portable devices as well as computers. Written on a LAMP system (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). I have a special tag to identify pictures I want to rotate through the main page. It's still not quite where I want it to be but my stuff generally is a work in progress.

Write it yourself. You'll learn quite a lot and invest time into your photos :)

[John]

5 days ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Bigbutt Re:Depends (567 comments)

Don't know about ultra-wide but syslog entries can be pretty long same with the output of ps.

I do try to break up my code lines so they're readable but sometimes there's not a good place to use a line break.

And of course I'm not going full screen so it's good to have space on either side to overlap screens vs having to flip back and forth.

Carl

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Bigbutt Re:Depends (567 comments)

I have asked if I can though. Still waiting on whether they'll let me do so. We'll see :)

[John]

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Bigbutt Re:View angles (567 comments)

That you say all monitors completely suck when used in Portrait mode when you should have said the monitors you've used completely suck in Portrait mode. My Acer monitors work just fine in Portrait and rotated 180* with no distortion.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Bigbutt Re:Depends (567 comments)

The bad part are the Linux drivers. With this setup, the monitors are in two domains. When I move the domains to overlap, I can move my mouse pointer into various monitors however I can't get back, I have to go counter clockwise to get the pointer back to the center monitor. So I can move from center to top but not top to center without going to the left monitor first.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Bigbutt Re:Depends (567 comments)

I've spread my graphics programs across all four monitors when I have a large image. You get the bezels in the way but it seems to work well enough for my low-key usage.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Bigbutt Re:Depends (567 comments)

Upside down? Flipped? Rotated 180*? :)

[John]

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Bigbutt Re:Depends (567 comments)

Two video cards that support two monitors each.

But at work I have a laptop with an attached monitor and two Linux systems using Synergy to let me use the laptop mouse and keyboard on all three. It's a bit wonky though as the Mac version of Synergy isn't bug free yet.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Bigbutt Re:Depends (567 comments)

And I custom built my own wooden stand using TV wall mounts for the monitors.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Bigbutt Depends (567 comments)

I manage Unix systems so having it be wide screen helps with longer lines.

But I also write code so having a portrait screen helps when I'm reading documentation (PDFs for example).

So I have a four monitor setup. Two Landscape (one reversed above my number 1 landscape monitor) and Two Portrait; one to the left and one to the right of the two center monitors. Works well for web browsing and coding where I want more side to side screen space and gaming and works well when coding and I need directories to the left and pdfs to the right. The top screen has my debugger or Firebug if I'm working on a web page.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

Bigbutt Re:Good (190 comments)

For me, rpg.net, tdpri.com, sport-touring.org. I also pay for access to the Ubisoft forums by buying their product (Rocksmith and $1,500 of DLC). I've paid money for other sites but stopped paying and going for various reasons. Sport-touring.net was bought out by Vertical Scope and the place is inundated by ads. The posts have dropped off quite a bit and folks are over on STo instead. Sportbikes is another one bought by Vertical Scope that I originally paid for access but dropped off of after the purchase. I paid for access to another gaming site but when they changed the layout to make it impossible to read on a tablet, I bailed and haven't been back.

I've had the Disable Advertising checkbox for Slashdot for years so I figure I've paid my dues with postings, as inane as they are :)

I also have a server for my own personal stuff that I pay about $1,000 a year for. Lots of space and ram and pretty good support. Been using them for years. I host my pictures (32,000 pics), blog, vanity site, forum for my ex's hobby, and various programming and game sites. I don't use any advertising. I figure I don't get enough traffic to justify it :)

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

Bigbutt Re:#4 (171 comments)

Yea, I just got through pitching a bunch of old books and games that don't work on my computer any more but I have about 150' of RPGs and Board Games. Currently playing Mage Knight with my girlfriend (she insisted :) ).

[John]

about two weeks ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

Bigbutt Re:All for poisioning the well (285 comments)

Shame on you for not knowing that ladies can have girlfriends.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Bigbutt Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (698 comments)

I think the problem is if the ads weren't so intrusive, folks wouldn't go looking for an ad blocker (or write one). I think I was first annoyed (that I can recall) by the "hit the monkey" ads. I didn't click it however it was distracting. I started in on hosts file but eventually I found ABP and started using that. I use a tablet for much of my off-computer browsing and there are enough crazy ads that my browser crashes to the home screen several times a week. Just this morning I went to a news site and there was a video which auto-started.

That means you'll have more of a problem getting people off of ABP than if the ads weren't so intrusive in the beginning as to have folks looking for a solution like ABP. Heck, new users now are inundated by intrusive ads and popups not to mention drive by malware. Folks like me recommend ABP and NoScript by default.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

Bigbutt Re:*Sigh* (171 comments)

You could try meetup as well. We have a large RPG meetup group in Denver (over 1000 members with over 2000 games since 2006). There are a few others including board game meetups.

[John]

about two weeks ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

Bigbutt Re:Yeesh (584 comments)

I didn't realize there was a "men's" chess league. Why is there a "woman's" chess league?

[John]

about two weeks ago
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South Korea Bans Selfie-Stick Sales

Bigbutt Re:Selfie Stick? (111 comments)

Ahh, that explains the regulatory issues. Thanks.

[John]

about three weeks ago
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South Korea Bans Selfie-Stick Sales

Bigbutt Selfie Stick? (111 comments)

For those of us who don't know, a "selfie stick" is just a long pole or boom with a mount for a phone so you can take a picture from farther away or without the phone being in the picture.

I've seen them mostly for folks riding on the dirt where they have a GoPro or something on the end and are taking shots of the front of the vehicle zooming through the dirt.

[John]

about three weeks ago

Submissions

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You Wouldn't Download A Car?

Bigbutt Bigbutt writes  |  about 3 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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