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Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

Billhead Re:Why single out Whole Foods? (794 comments)

Well, according to the sea salt I find at work in the kitchen it is ANCIENT SEA SALT that was once part of the sea back in ANCIENT TIMES.
It has been preserved underground and under volcanic ash and is carefully dug out of the ground in Utah!

about 7 months ago

GIMP, Citing Ad Policies, Moves to FTP Rather Than SourceForge Downloads

Billhead Re:who cares (336 comments)

Same reason I stopped using it.
Oh, you want to draw a circle around something? Here, select an area with the ellipse tool, fill it a solid color, then go to some menu options and shrink your current selection, then delete what is in you now smaller selection!

about 10 months ago

After Launch Day: Taking Stock of IPv6 Adoption

Billhead Re:IPV6 is BROCCOLI!? (244 comments)

While we're at it, raw cauliflower dipped in ranch dressing is wonderful.
Cauliflower has always reminded me of broccoli.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft's Hotmail Challenge Backfires

Billhead Re:Probably wide spread (453 comments)

In that case you should also know that pidgin stores the passwords in plaintext in the settings file(at least last time I checked).

more than 2 years ago

Wikimedia Treats Their Operations Like Their Projects

Billhead Re:policies (33 comments)

I'm lost here... what's "an analog"? Do you mean a diagram?

more than 2 years ago

Book Review: Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development

Billhead Re:Learn X in X hours/days (44 comments)

As others have pointed out, there are 24 one hour chapters, it's not meant to teach you in a 24 hour period.

more than 2 years ago

DNA Sequenced of Woman Who Lived To 115

Billhead Re:Hopefully (175 comments)

The difference is want and need. If you steal a bread to feed your children (and yourself) is a want. To steal an xbox to entertain your children is a want.

I think you meant "need" for the first example?

more than 2 years ago

AMD Starts Shipping First Bulldozer CPU

Billhead Re:Sandy Bridge-E (202 comments)

It's the required car analogy, what more can you ask for?

about 3 years ago

More Windows Phone Update Problems

Billhead Re:Samsung Again? (103 comments)

So am I the that is seeing this MOTD at the bottom of /.?

Are Linux users lemmings collectively jumping off of the cliff of reliable, well-engineered commercial software? -- Matt Welsh

more than 3 years ago

Firefox 5 In Aurora Channel

Billhead Re:Only half as good as Chome (161 comments)

It DOES affect the software when they start adding bloat just to get a jump on their competitors with a new version number.

more than 3 years ago

Salt Lake City To Launch Mobile Payment System

Billhead Re:Sure (60 comments)

Do you mean Mobil and their Speedpass?
If I remember correctly they even had one that you can glue onto your window so it activates the pump when you drive up.

I haven't seen a Shell/Texaco station with that but maybe they just weren't in my area.

more than 3 years ago

Does the Moon Have Military Value?

Billhead Re:Ah, I get it (332 comments)

Go switch to classic discussion style, it still looks mostly the same other than the side bar.

more than 3 years ago

The Hobbit To Be Filmed In New Zealand After All

Billhead Re:Films? (123 comments)

($15m US) tax rebate

US$7.5m per film

more than 3 years ago

Windows 8 To Be Released In October 2012

Billhead Re:Let me be the first to say to Microsoft... (337 comments)

My thoughts exactly, I only first used Vista it on a new system last year and don't see what all the rage was about.
From what I've heard, the main problem was with the lack of device drivers right after it was released.

more than 3 years ago

AVG Update Breaks iTunes

Billhead Re:Had This Problem Myself (185 comments)

I tried Avira on two computers two months ago, and on one it was constantly trying to access the floppy drive, and that seems to be a known problem.

I'm not going to bother installing it on my other computers to see if it works, I'm going with NOD32.

more than 5 years ago

Gamer Claims Identifying As a Lesbian Led To Xbox Live Ban

Billhead Re:Mod parent up (1182 comments)

What do you think this is, some kind of generic news aggregation site?

When was the last time you read Slashdot?

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu Wipes Windows 7 In Benchmarks

Billhead Re:And... (781 comments)

Naturally since you support 100 times as many users as I do your going to experience many more problems then I would, but the only time I had a problem that couldn't be fixed without reinstalling Windows was back on Windows 98 when I installed two firewalls at the same time.

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu Wipes Windows 7 In Benchmarks

Billhead Re:And... (781 comments)

And then there's the lovely day that a program simply... stops working. Why? Who knows! Time to format and reinstall!

I don't think I've experienced anything like that in the last 7 years on Windows 2000 or XP.
On the other hand, after updating my Ubuntu box some time ago BackupPC stopped working, and it took few hours of digging to find out that the updated version of BackupPC needed a variable set in the configuration file, only the update didn't take care of that, and the error message was rather cryptic.

more than 5 years ago

Malware Spreading Via ... Windshield Fliers?

Billhead Re:Who reads those things anyway? (207 comments)

And that's before you notice that your local government is using a website like:

How is the average person supposed to know that a suspicious address? For all they know it could be some sort of acronym, and would the average Joe actually notice that the alleged government site doesn't have a .gov TLD?

more than 5 years ago



Billhead Billhead writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Billhead (842510) writes "My boss purchased a Quantum SDLT220 tape backup drive for our few computers in the office, I was have been put in charge of maintaining the backups. The only prior backup experience I have is with my home networks using Python scripts. We don't have any special needs, just encryption and scheduling. Our original backup software isn't compatible with the SDLT220, and other backup software we have tried have been horrible(unable to decrypt backups, memory leaks, unstable network backups). What does the Slashdot community use for small office backups?"


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