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Monster Hypergiant Star Discovered

BluPhenix316 Ford Prefect (94 comments)

Has a cousin from that star system, and he said the stars were just rubbish....

about a month ago

Valve Announces Hardware Beta Test For 'Steam Machine'

BluPhenix316 Re:Linux users excluded from beta? (271 comments)

Big Picture Mode does and has worked on Linux for a while now. Infact Big Picture mode worked on their beta before it was even "officially" released.

about 7 months ago

NSA Posts Opening For "Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer"

BluPhenix316 That is a job..... (177 comments)

I really would not want. You are basically the NSA's scape goat. Any privacy related issues would have to go through you and you would become the NSA's whipping boy. Even if you agree with what the NSA is doing, that job has gotta be frightening.

about 7 months ago

Egyptian Authorities Detain French "Spy" Bird Found With Tracker

BluPhenix316 It is a cover up (110 comments)

That bird is a spy. It works for the NSA to capture traffic over IPoAC

about 8 months ago

Ricin Tainted Letter Sent to Senator and Possibly the President

BluPhenix316 Re:Jessie! What have you done? (461 comments)

I was thinking exactly the same thing. Someone has been watching too much Breaking Bad.

1 year,2 days

Some States Dropping GED Tests Due To Price Spikes

BluPhenix316 Re:GEDs Don't Work (224 comments)

I dropped out of High School because I was living on my own and had to work. The only job I could get at the time and age required me to work during normal school hours. I then got my GED and since then have joined the military and now i'm out of the military and i'm attending College. If it weren't for the GED I wouldn't have been able to do what i've done and get more than a minimum wage job.

1 year,5 days

Solar Electric Spacecraft Propulsion Could Get NASA To an Asteroid

BluPhenix316 Anyone else think..... (53 comments)

That this could really be a bad move? I mean what if some mistake or miscalculation happens and then we have a 500 ton asteroid headed straight for Earth? Wouldn't it be better to examine the Asteroid in the field instead of bringing it back to Earth?

1 year,5 days

KLyDE: Lightweight KDE Desktop In the Making

BluPhenix316 Why? (129 comments)

KDE Lightweight = Razor-QT, it's already been done MATE. ;-)

1 year,7 days

Florida House Passes Bill To Ban "Internet Cafes"

BluPhenix316 Re:The summary... (124 comments)

Why I got modded down. I didn't say anything about banning the gambling devices. The summary is worded like all internet cafes are banned. Places where you go and can surf the web. I know that isn't the case because I read the article.

1 year,27 days

Florida House Passes Bill To Ban "Internet Cafes"

BluPhenix316 The summary... (124 comments)

Yeah, the summary in this is pretty awful. That is like saying, we are going to ban cars because people might use them for something other than driving. How about, let's ban Baseball Bats, because people use them for assault rather than baseball.

1 year,27 days

Video Editor OpenShot Wants To Kickstart Windows, OS X Versions

BluPhenix316 Lightworks (55 comments)

Lightworks is coming soon to Linux, nuff said

1 year,28 days

Saints Row IV Announced

BluPhenix316 Cash Cow is a Cash Cow (63 comments)

Saints Row IV is Announced, if you run this across Google Translator it translate to Cash Cow is getting Milked.

about a year ago

Trisquel 6.0 'Toutatis' Is Now Available

BluPhenix316 Re:Trisquel doesn't make sense to me (109 comments)

I posted this, I didn't mean to post as Anonymous, I was on another computer and thought I was already logged in.

about a year ago

Russians Find "New Bacteria" In Lake Vostok

BluPhenix316 Re:Wouldn't it be awesome if.... (147 comments)

I think there was a debate about this already, a meteorite from Mars found in Antarctica that had fossilized microbial bacteria

about a year ago

Earth-buzzing Asteroid Would Be Worth $195B If We Could Catch It

BluPhenix316 Anyone else think.... (265 comments)

That this is a really really bad idea. Attempting to catch an asteroid that is near earth. What happens if you make a mistake and the thing comes crashing to Earth? I could see the news, "Well folks, in the attempt at catching the Asteroid it is now aimed to strike New York. If you think the economy was bad before....."

about a year ago

Valve Starts Promoting Steam For Linux To Windows Users

BluPhenix316 Re:We need better support from NVIDIA/AMD first (474 comments)

Where have you been? NVIDIA has been working on drivers for linux for a long time now. Their 310 series drivers work great with my 660 GTX.

about a year ago



Microsoft makes Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive!

BluPhenix316 BluPhenix316 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

BluPhenix316 (2656403) writes "Microsoft has made Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive. I think this is merely a update to make Direct X more integrated with Windows 8. Is this going to be the trend? To lock you into the OS updates so Windows 7 doesn't last as long as Windows XP has?"
Link to Original Source

Ask Slashdot: Is Samba4 a viable alternative to Active Directory?

BluPhenix316 BluPhenix316 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

BluPhenix316 (2656403) writes "I'm currently in school for Network Administration. I was discussing Linux with my instructor and he said the problem he has with Linux is he doesn't know of a good alternative to Active Directory. I did some research and from what I've read Samba 4 seems very promising. What are your thoughts?"


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