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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

BlazingATrail Budweiser trucks seen nearby (217 comments)

Budweiser sent trucks to take some of the piss water away to make American style beer

yesterday
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How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

BlazingATrail Re:Analyst/Programmers ... (225 comments)

you used to carry your stack of punch cards to a Demi-priest, who passed them to the Priest who was the only one that was allowed to touch the computer. Funny, how even today that role still exists.. it's called a DBA.. these jerks won't let mortal developers near a database, even though the dev writes the script to be run against production, and DBA monkey just hits Run for you.

5 days ago
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How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

BlazingATrail The Disney Way (225 comments)

Read the book The Disney Way.. it doesn't matter if you are the CEO or there to paint the fence. If you see garbage, you pick it up. It's about everyone pitching in to make a company awesome. (said in a Disney Princess voice)... but seriously... Of course everything is a balance, I think the operative word is "occasional" ops.. it doesn't take much time out of dev schedule to manage a web server or VM so your product just keeps working, especially when it is a new product and the production ops are still being figured out.

5 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

BlazingATrail Magic upgrade sequence solved! (574 comments)

You can upgrade by installing Windows Me, then Vista Ultimate, then enable start menu, disable start menu, 8.0 SP1, Windows ME again but holding ALT-F5 until BSOD appears, then quickly insert the 3.5 floppy with 8.1 patch on it (if you didn't keep a floppy drive.. oh you're so screwed!).

about a week ago
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Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live

BlazingATrail Re:Hardware off switches (152 comments)

Just like auto manufacturers put cosmetic do-nothing switches in for disabling the airbags. Also, the emergency air masks in the airplanes are just hooked up to each other, not to oxygen. Take quick panic breaths and see who passes out first!

about two weeks ago
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Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live

BlazingATrail Trust no one (152 comments)

Simple solution, make a personal "cone of silence" around your chair and wear a mask.

about two weeks ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

BlazingATrail Assault gun (630 comments)

It looks scary, let's ban it !

about two weeks ago
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Linux Developers Consider On-Screen QR Codes For Kernel Panics

BlazingATrail Re:The matrix (175 comments)

Of course,.... 42 is the answer but we will never know the ultimate question!

about two weeks ago
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Linux Developers Consider On-Screen QR Codes For Kernel Panics

BlazingATrail The matrix (175 comments)

I prefer all my BSOD, crashes and core dumps to use the Matrix dripping green characters and pixel crap method of reporting errors. It's easier to see the patterns. Guru meditation # 42

about two weeks ago
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How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?

BlazingATrail Critical numbers (392 comments)

I don't care if it's enough, just put me on the next spacecraft with Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johansson... Everything will be just awesome!

about two weeks ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

BlazingATrail Re: Clearly vaccination is to blame! (558 comments)

Herd immunity starts to fail and those idiots that don't immunize start to affect those that can't be immunized such as pregnant women and babies. imo, you refuse to immunize you should be placed on No fly list, refused entry into school, government buildings etc. Treated like a leper, yes.. but you had the choice of a freely available cure.

about three weeks ago
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WSJ: Prepare To Hang Up the Phone — Forever

BlazingATrail Re:POT is Constitutionally Protected (449 comments)

Constitutionally protected privacy? you are joking right? wires, air waves, your front door or cute laws are not going to stop your government from spying on you.

about three weeks ago
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TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

BlazingATrail Re:soudex? (275 comments)

Or a passport number? these guys were here on visas they should have all kinds of unique numbers and probably photos assigned to them. Why the fuck are they using manually entered names as the only check? Waves hand slowly in the air and invokes the Force: This is not the John Smith you are looking for. TSA Agents repeat, this is not the John Smith we are looking for.

about three weeks ago
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NSA General Counsel Insists US Companies Assisted In Data Collection

BlazingATrail Re:Taking bets here.. (103 comments)

So what happens if one of these big companies say FU and refuse to let NSA in. As soon as a warrant, raid or somebody is jailed then the "secret program" is out of the bag. These companies need to grow a pair.

about 1 month ago
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Church Committee Members Say New Group Needed To Watch NSA

BlazingATrail Who will watch the new group? (143 comments)

The constitution and judiciary who will enforce it is the only group you need. They won't so the new group is just as free to break the law as the NSA. The Supreme Court and your government is already corrupt and ignores the constitution, so you're pretty much screwed.

about a month ago
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Top U.S. Scientific Misconduct Official Quits In Frustration With Bureaucracy

BlazingATrail Surprize! (172 comments)

It's government, what did you possibly think was going to happen?

about a month ago
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How the NSA Plans To Infect 'Millions' of Computers With Malware

BlazingATrail crime? (234 comments)

Shouldn't somebody go to jail for this?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Reviewing 3rd Party Libraries?

BlazingATrail Re:.Nyet ! (88 comments)

Are linux versions available? Can I get Windows for free? sorry but Micro$oft PR doesn't work here

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Reviewing 3rd Party Libraries?

BlazingATrail .Nyet ! (88 comments)

.NET, closed source library.. (munching popcorn).. you poor thing. what did you expect was going to happen ?

about a month and a half ago

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