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Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

BladeMelbourne Re:Lie a little (629 comments)

Getting old is learning not to care what people think of your opinion or whether they heard you the first time.

The chances are... they don't (and shouldn't) care.

about a year ago

Red Hat Confirms GNOME Classic Mode For RHEL 7

BladeMelbourne Feeling old... (192 comments)

When Red Hat 6 or 7 are mentioned in close proximity I automatically think of the CDs I was installing on my PIII 450 MHz many years ago. Before I visited Fedora, *buntu and Debian.

I still have that PIII... maybe I should boot it up and frustrate myself trying to get LILO to install and then unfrustrate myself looking at pixelated pr0n at 28.8 kbps :-)

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best VPN Service For Australia?

BladeMelbourne Re:And don't forget to encrypt your PC (138 comments)

TrueCrypt will not help you. Passwords and decryption keys must be provided if ordered by a magistrate, or you face six months in jail.

The Australian Cybercrime Act 2001 No. 161, Items 12 and 28 grant police with a magistrate's order the wide-ranging power to require "a specified person to provide any information or assistance that is reasonable and necessary to allow the officer to" access computer data that is "evidential material"; this is understood to include mandatory decryption. Failing to comply carries a penalty of 6 months imprisonment.

This has been in place since October 2001.

more than 2 years ago

Is the CodePlex Foundation Truly Independent Now?

BladeMelbourne Re:Like github, but worse (123 comments)

Uh, no 16021 projects. And this was with one click from the homepage - "Project Directory" - funny about how obvious links make sense.

>more interested on marketing and policies than in code
Really? From your 1 second glance at the homepage? Unless you have 99% vision loss, you are a troll - or illiterate.

more than 4 years ago

iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Wreaking Havoc On Apple Store

BladeMelbourne Megahertz Myth Reborn! (285 comments)

The only thing Apple can take is several loads of man-juice. Purchasers of superior quality hardware (unfortunately not upgradeable) and inferior software (according to wilipedia and R.Stallman) are known as MacFags (TM, patent pending).

I'm not a troll whilst holding the sword of truth. #legend #of #the #seeker

MacFag quote: This is UNIX - I know this!

more than 4 years ago

Stargate Props Going Up For Auction

BladeMelbourne Re:A Working ZPM (131 comments)

ZeePMs are at maximum entropy upon creation. ZedPMs can dial more than 6 chevrons, and make wraith become vegan.

With proper pronunciation comes much zero point energy. Use it wisely!

about 5 years ago

DragonFly 2.4 Released

BladeMelbourne Re:In other news: (73 comments)

Yo AC, I'm happy for you and I'm going to let you finish, but that's what x64 said about DragonFly 3 years ago.

more than 5 years ago

DragonFly 2.4 Released

BladeMelbourne Re:very nice BSD distribution (73 comments)

Thor uses Linux. Stability only requires "not flying off the handles". Thankfully, Kanye does not have his own "Hammer" brand.

more than 5 years ago

Canonical Fully Open-Sources the Launchpad Code

BladeMelbourne sweet (104 comments)

I [heart] this company and Ubuntu,

more than 5 years ago

Google Considers Taking Beta Tag Off Gmail

BladeMelbourne Re:Coming soon... (180 comments)

It's no longer beta, it's gamma.

more than 5 years ago

If Windows 7 Fails, Citrix (Not Linux) Wins

BladeMelbourne Some salt... (638 comments)

for when hell freezes over.

Although if Microsoft had an option in 7 to "make it look like XP" it would be a good thing.

more than 5 years ago

Chrome Helping Other Browsers Out, Says Opera CEO

BladeMelbourne Re:Opera Mozilla (187 comments)

I'm running 9.62. I just remember it came with a banner back in the 90s.

I switched at 9.5 - bookmark synchronisation (ala Google Browser Sync) clinched the deal!

more than 5 years ago


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