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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

DigiShaman Re: marriage is about children? (613 comments)

That's true. However, what gays want is truely a civil union so that they can partake in the same legal benifits and protections that a heterosexual married couple does.

10 hours ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

DigiShaman Re:Politically correct travel restrictions claptra (231 comments)

I don't get it. Why does a travel restrictions have to be an all-or-nothing proposition?

It's real bloody simple. Let medical staff, military, and those working directly to address the Ebola epidemic travel. Those that wish to travel for leisure or other business related reason, banned from doing so. Exceptions are if you wish to return home to Africa to be with your family, but knowing full well you can't leave until after the epidemic subsides.

Anything wrong with the proposed solution above?

13 hours ago
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Quake Meets Minecraft in FPS Construction Kit Gunscape

DigiShaman Re:fps? (50 comments)

"fps and consoles doesnt mix, pick one"

Call of Duty (COD) series sold over a 100 MILLIONS copies. Most of that on consoles by far and away! You couldn't be more wrong. Now that said, I personally prefer the PC platform for FPS games, but I'm in the minority here per the market.

2 days ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

DigiShaman Re:She's.. (232 comments)

Now to be fair, you did "possess" it.

3 days ago
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Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

DigiShaman Re:What does "Not enough lasting value" mean? (145 comments)

Meaning, if it's yet-another-fart-app that provides 15 seconds of novelty fame for the creator, it's not worthy. Apple want's to control quality over quantity in the App store.

3 days ago
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Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

DigiShaman Re:drone controller (145 comments)

No, I think Apple doesn't want an iOS device to serve as an on-board computer for home-brew guided weapons! Well DUH!

3 days ago
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Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

DigiShaman It ended with a trip (93 comments)

And it started out like this.

about a week ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

DigiShaman Re: Please Microsoft... (347 comments)

Microsoft patch Tuesday is the 2nd of every month. After testing, they should be deployed and installed at least by Friday, and then rebooted that night or weekend for changes to take effect.

The problem isn't rebooting the PCs for security updates. The problem is rebooting PCs once a week to pro-actively address memory leaks. This is very bad and dangerous mindset for multiple reasons. I.e. LAZY! But most if all, it involves communication via IT to the rest of the staff which I rarely every see in the corporate world. Most IT departments of this SEP (Someone Elses Problem) view in which they themselves are abstracted from the very company that keeps them employed. That very notion should be a fireable offense IMHO.

about a week ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

DigiShaman Re: Please Microsoft... (347 comments)

I'm sure all but the CxO's and executive, right?! God forbid if you have to be the IT grunt that has to explain data loss from a document that wasn't saved prior to them going home.

Yeah, rebooting PCs via automated scripts is both fucking lazy, and addresses the symptoms, not root cause.

about a week ago
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Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

DigiShaman Re:Wonder what brand is best now... Intel? (101 comments)

For everyday work, an SSD help calm my aggression enormously. Nothing frustrates me more than having to wait on a machine that's capable of processing math billions of times faster than I ever could. There's no excuse for it. Now, test and working VMs run like a bat out of hell, and searching through content in Outlook is a breeze for reference lookup.

about two weeks ago
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The Future of Stamps

DigiShaman Re:Complete waste (131 comments)

This better not be a hand-held unit. I can only imagine children getting ahold of this thing and playing around with it. Burning out the retina of your eye, thus rendering partial or total loss of vision would be tragic! No, they need to be in the form factor as as automatic stapler. Just slide the corner of a letter in the notch and it's good to go.

about two weeks ago
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The Future of Stamps

DigiShaman Re:Shipping companies.... (131 comments)

I'm really surprised no one thought about adding peppermint flavoring to the glue of all those Christmas stamps. Guess that might never happen now.

about two weeks ago
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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

DigiShaman Re:So as an American.... (489 comments)

That is correct. Constitutional rights supersede treaties.

about two weeks ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

DigiShaman Re:Ebola vs HIV (381 comments)

Too hard to transmit? Yeah, sure. And people that were zipped up in a body condom weren't supposed to catch it too.

about two weeks ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

DigiShaman Re:Let me get this right (839 comments)

The IRS will not not go away. The tax code is used and exploited for votes and social engineering. It's a source of power that politicians will never relinquish.

I like the dream BTW.

about two weeks ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

DigiShaman Re:Ebola vs HIV (381 comments)

Ebola is like an airline crash. It's horrible to hear about and shocking... but likely to happen to you? No...
You are far more likely to get killed by HIV, The Flu, Heart Disease than Ebola. Even if we have a major outbreak here.

No, more like an astroid impact. Not likely to happen in one's lifetime. But, when you see a nasty rock hurdling through space coming toward your planet, everyone takes notice. Ebola has a real potential of wiping out more than 50% of all human life. Both due to the Ebola virus itself, and the ancillary wars and famine that result from a societal collapse. AIDS is, yes. This Ebola shit, happing NOW. Stop it while we can!!!

about two weeks ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

DigiShaman Re:It only takes one ... (381 comments)

People that value their jobs (afraid of losing it) and at risk for being one paycheck away from paying the mortgage/rent will not skip work. I'm fortunate enough to be working in IT that can do my job at home. I prefer not to, but it's optional. Unfortunately, half my time involves being on-site to various client locations...touching lots of keyboards and mice when I user requests immediate help. It's also why I care a bottle of Purell in my pocket during the flu season or use it when I suspect someone with a cold.

about two weeks ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

DigiShaman Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

You know, if there was an actual pool (forget a shower) of something that would kill thus stuff, I wouldn't hesitate to swim in the stuff for a few minutes prior to taking anything off. Not getting this virus is worth the extra peace of mind to be double, no....triple damn sure.

about two weeks ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

DigiShaman Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

You can only catch it by ingesting another persons bodily fluids

Let me translate that into real-world terms. Do NOT rub your eyes, nose, or mouth with the hand/s that have come in contact with Ebola infected bodily fluids.

about two weeks ago

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Bill O'Reilly website hacked

DigiShaman DigiShaman writes  |  more than 6 years ago

DigiShaman (671371) writes "Bill O'Reilly (Fox News commentator) had his website hacked on September 19th 2008 following Bill's criticism of Palin's e-mail account being broken into. According to the website, 205 members who signed up after the 14th had their security compromised. An e-mail from Bill states "Rest assured that we are on this. Our defense of Sarah Palin has led some criminals to attempt to disrupt our enterprise. At this moment federal authorites and our attorneys are compiling information against these people. We stand behind our products but, most importantly, we stand behind you. We'll get the bad guys. Count on it.""

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