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I expect to retire ...

Cro Magnon Dunno (256 comments)

I'm already too late for the first two options. In theory, I could retire in my mid 50s, which is drawing dangerously close, but I don't think I will. I should have enough by mid 60s, assuming Congress doesn't raid my 401K, Social Security still exists, and the entire economy hasn't collapsed. Hmm, now I'm depressed. :(

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

Cro Magnon Re:I loved the ads (284 comments)

That might have been true when Byte was around. The last time I looked at a print mag (don't remember what one), it had about 100 pages of pure ads. You could collect all the scattered stories and cram them on a single page.

3 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

Cro Magnon Re:Rewarding the bullies... (791 comments)

3) Alpha males who think they have something to prove, since they were alpha males, I generally didn't bother trying to make friends out of these guys, they always turned me off anyways

I never had much trouble with the alpha males. The ones I knew had better things to do than push around geeks half their size. Most of my problems were with the wanna-bes. They weren't big enough or strong enough to compete with the alphas, but they were bigger than I was.

4 days ago
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The Case For a Safer Smartphone

Cro Magnon Re:We'll need more 911 operators (184 comments)

Are you sure they're actually talking? I figured they were playing Angry Birds/Candy Crush.

about a week ago
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The Case For a Safer Smartphone

Cro Magnon Re:If you can learn to put a beer down while drivi (184 comments)

My newest car has a bluetooth. If I get a call on the road, I can press one button, on the steering wheel, to answer the phone, and another to hang up, easier than fiddling with the radio. I can keep the phone in my pocket the whole time.

about a week ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Cro Magnon Re:Good. Time to kill this project and support KDE (689 comments)

It's almost as if GNOME and Unity and all of that are like a precursor to Obamacare or something.

If you like your Gnome 2 you can keep you Gnome 2?

about a week ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

Cro Magnon Consider the source (641 comments)

Is it that hard to believe that someone who spent the best 7 years of her life lost in deep space could get tricked into this?

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Cro Magnon Re:Are you a hypocrite? (1112 comments)

AFAIK, Hans never donated to an anti-gay cause. He only killed someone.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

Cro Magnon Re:Viva La XP! (641 comments)

I just recently got "upgraded" to W7 at work, and while it certainly sux less than W8, and has good things compared to XP, on "look and feel" I really preferred XP.

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

Cro Magnon Re:60 minutes is not longer of value (544 comments)

Nothing 60 minutes says should be considered accurate.

Fixed your sentence. :)

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

Cro Magnon Re:Not only for Tesla or videos (544 comments)

I don't know whether it's a quieter engine, better insulation, or both, but I can tell a big difference between my 2014 Nissan Altima, and any of the cars I had before it. Much quieter. I would think a hybrid or pure electric would be even quieter.

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

Cro Magnon Re:The noise problem is not just a TV one. (544 comments)

Why not? With all those arms, they really can drive, talk on a cellphone, eat a McBarf burger, and do their makeup.

about two weeks ago
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Ad Tracking: Is Anything Being Done?

Cro Magnon Re:After a lifetime of being inundated with them (303 comments)

There are several companies that are on my blacklist because of ads. Sometimes because the ad was extremely bad to begin with. Other times, the ad wasn't too bad, but they ran it 50,000 times until I puked when seeing/hearing anything remotely similar to that ad.

about two weeks ago
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Ad Tracking: Is Anything Being Done?

Cro Magnon Re:The problem is not targeted ads (303 comments)

Also, I was recently researching senior-friendly phones for my mom. Now, I'm seeing ads for that damn Jitterbug phone all over the place!

about two weeks ago
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Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light

Cro Magnon Re:Pissing off tailgaters for fun and profit (364 comments)

I fantasize about pressing a button and spikes come out the back of my car, impaling any car following too closely.

about three weeks ago
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How Far Will You Go For Highest Speed Internet?

Cro Magnon Re:Becoming content (142 comments)

Becoming content is the first step to becoming complacent.

How do you become content?

I've heard about providing content, but becoming content? Is that, like, entering the matrix?

I think it has something to do with Facebook. Or maybe Google.

about three weeks ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Cro Magnon Re:it is NOT a sin to be homosexual (1482 comments)

It's also a sin to engage in premarital sex. Oddly, fewer people seem bothered by that sin.

about three weeks ago
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UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

Cro Magnon Re:Projections (987 comments)

Or until everyone dies.

about three weeks ago
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More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

Cro Magnon Re:Passengers (367 comments)

Yup! My GF is a big talker, but she knows to shush when I'm fighting heavy traffic. She also alerts me to stop signs I didn't see. Or the ones that I did see too, but nobody's perfect. :)

about three weeks ago
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More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

Cro Magnon Re:It's the conversation, (367 comments)

There's been a number of times when I was driving and talking with my GF, and I'd come up on heavy traffic and suddenly shut up. My GF could see why I quit talking. Someone on the phone couldn't, and might be talking in my ear while I'm dealing with the traffic.

about three weeks ago

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Does anybody read these things?

Cro Magnon Cro Magnon writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Just wondering if there's any point in writing a journal here.

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