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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Nope, it's the homeless (312 comments)

The homeless I see often near my work.
Crying baglady. (Always on the same corner, amd always crying.)
Shirtless birthday guy. (It is always his birthday, and he moves corners.)
Homeless HIV+ guy. (He is so unflaggingly upbeat and positive, [pun intended], that I have given him a few bucks once in a while.)
I need to get to $PLACE to see my daughter. (I fell for it the first time I saw him. Now I loudly call him on his BS.)

11 hours ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Are we so in thrall to our fossil fuel overlord (340 comments)

Just think about how it will be if you are drinking your starbucks that was heated by burning cow dung..

Well, it might taste better. :)
I love good coffee. Therefore I can't stand Starbucks.

3 days ago
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Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Why in the FUCK (41 comments)

It would be great if people could request an update on a specific location. Possible way to monetize that would be that a person could pay to climb the queue.

3 days ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Are you sure? (270 comments)

Sorry, but I was producing 'spaghetti code' long before windows 95 came out.
Perhaps I should sue. :)

about a week ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:A possum playing possum (270 comments)

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

about a week ago
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Unix Admins

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:#7 Be Appriopriately Lazy (136 comments)

I have always said, "Anything you are going to do more than three times. Script it."
Also Cron is your best friend. :)

about a week ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

What do you have against the North American Marlon Brando Look Alikes?

about two weeks ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:There should always be contingency plans.. (307 comments)

Immortal space turtles just sound amazing.

Only if we can teach them Ninjitsu. Because that would be epic!

about two weeks ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Are these the same editors who.. (544 comments)

the propeller noises to the jet in "Airplane!" ?

I am quite sure that was done on purpose. You know, that was the joke...
Perhaps they should have just used a whooshing sound instead.
(For the humour impaired, the whooshing sound is the sound of the joke passing right over someones head.) :)

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Experiences With Free To Air Satellite TV?

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:April First????? (219 comments)

I am hoping you are right. Because otherwise it is a stupid idea.

about two weeks ago
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Darth Vader Runs For President of Ukraine

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Too soon (114 comments)

OMG Ponies!!!

about two weeks ago
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Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Space travel (357 comments)

You are a disgrace to all man kind. Your man card is hereby revoked.
Damn it! The only thing men have over women is the ability to kill spiders!

about three weeks ago
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Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Space travel (357 comments)

There is a problem with your plan.
What if two spiders somehow gets on the ship to mars? With no men to kill the spiders, the women would be over run in no time. :)

about three weeks ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Depends on the dish (285 comments)

Lactose intolerant, means no yogurt either.
No milk, cheese, yogurt, Ice cream, most white bread, almost all packaged foods.
There is milk or milk products in just about everything.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:We have alread seen it. (535 comments)

Being able to shoot the things on Facebook that annoy me, might make it worthwhile. But I will need a bigger gun.
Say, a BFG-9000.

about three weeks ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

Capt.DrumkenBum We have alread seen it. (535 comments)

Remember the Futurama version of the internet. Lets go for a walk around Facebook in Virtual Reality...
No thanks.

about three weeks ago
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Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:You know what they call alternative medicine... (517 comments)

1) A healthy mix of fresh vegetables (a lot), dairy products (some), and proteins (some meat, fish, eggs)
2) It tastes good
3) I really like eating it

The problems with your plan, (For me at least.) I hate vegetables. They taste terrible to me. The very few Veg that I do like are all high starch, potatoes, corn, etc. Also severely lactose intolerant.
Honestly a choice between a salad and going hungry, I am going to have to think about it for a while.
So #1 pretty much eliminates 2 and 3.

So what mostly works for me is lots of meat, eggs, some fish, as much as I can of what veg I do like, and a multivitamin every day. Along with a heck of a lot of walking. (Over 5 miles a day, average.)

According to my doctor, I am disgustingly healthy.

about three weeks ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:Depends on the dish (285 comments)

Protip: Never, ever drink water if you just ate something that was "too spicy". Capsaicin isn't water soluble, so you're just spreading it around with the water, making it burn even worse. Try whole milk or ice cream instead. Much, much better.

But I'm lactose intolerant you insensitive clod.
I just avoid spicy food. :)

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

Capt.DrumkenBum Re:The Earl Scheib Institute (370 comments)

I am so glad someone got that. I was wondering if anyone would.
I have often thought about starting my own online diploma printing company. I think I just came up with a great name for it. :)

about three weeks ago

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Solaris and encryption

Capt.DrumkenBum Capt.DrumkenBum writes  |  about 4 years ago

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) writes "I have spend days searching for a solution to a problem, but I can't find one.

I have a MySql database with not for public consumption data in it, running on a Solaris 10 server using ZFS. I figured for safety I would encrypt the database files, but it seems that there is no way of doing this. ZFS filesystem encryption is pending, Truecrypt is not viable under Solaris. I can't believe this is impossible. Has anyone else found a solution?"

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