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New Google Fiber Cities Announced

Dripdry Los Angeles (147 comments)

For the love of god, please just give us a half-way decent internet connection. Please?

Hell offer it to Glendale or some other "city" in Los Angeles. I'll bet they'll find a way...

3 days ago

Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Dripdry Upgrade (570 comments)

Has anyone here had a better experience upgrading an MS product?
I always learned to simply install fresh, so an upgrade seems like a potentially Bad Idea.

about two weeks ago

Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

Dripdry Guilty as charged! (291 comments)

I had this happen to me, kind of...

I thought for years that I'd cheated on an ex of mine. When someone asked me to recount everything that had happened, I came to that part and realized I'd simply been guilted, shamed, and abused into thinking I'd done something terribly wrong, when I was really just the victim of a person who was being horrible and vicious.

people are pretty pliable.

about two weeks ago

The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea

Dripdry Bomb? (288 comments)

I saw it!

Movie was juvenile, but I actually found it pretty hilarious. Not high-brow funny, and a little stunted sometimes, but I laughed. I'm not sure I need to see the movie again (ok ok, it was pretty low-brow yuks, for sure) but it was a good enough time (I didn't pay to see it, so....)

it could have had a much better ending, with Kim Jong-un faking his death and moving to a different country, or abdicating and becoming a disco dancing star, or something happier than getting blown up, but that's just my 2 cents.

about a month ago

What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Dripdry Re:Increase pay, reduce work week. (628 comments)

Try telling this to my boss. I work in finance and have a CFP.
My boss is *crazy* ambitious. Absolutely bonkers.
She grew up poor and now she is so nuts about being #1 that she works our asses into the ground triple/quadrupel checking work sometimes just to be sure we get a few more dollars of business. There is NO WAY to have more downtime. We could close the office a day per week... that;d be nice.

I say we cap how much money people can make, or severely limit it after a certain point. Once someone hits that cap there's no reason to amass more personal wealth, only work on personal accolades and hiring more quality people who can also come up in the world.

I know it's a hamfisted approach, just throwing this out there if anyone's still reading.

about a month ago

How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Dripdry it had to happen eventually... (441 comments)

all this money floating around had to start making interesting headlines like this eventually.
See headlines from 2008, 1999 also.

about a month ago

Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

Dripdry Re:Make it convenient for me and I will pay (251 comments)

It hasn't. There are all sorts of obscure tv shows and movies that will never see the light of day which one was able to find on TPB.
Paid is fine, but there's lots of cool content that will be lost if TPB goes down permanently.

about 1 month ago

Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

Dripdry Meditate (312 comments)

Meditate. even 5-10 minutes a day is a good start.

about 2 months ago

Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Dripdry Oculus and Facebook? Ha! (368 comments)

Notch getting pissed about Facebook buying Oculus?

Mr. Pot, white courtesy phone from a Ms. Kettle

about 5 months ago

Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Dripdry Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

Yeah, my girlfriend used to suffer from CFS. She Couldn't Forget Shit, and I was ALWAYS to blame for it.

about 5 months ago

Mathematicians Solve the Topological Mystery Behind the "Brazuca" Soccer Ball

Dripdry In colIege, I knew a girl who had TWO of these! (144 comments)

In colIege, I knew a girl who had TWO of these! Woo, mama! She helped me with my Calculus, alright....

about 7 months ago

Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

Dripdry I know someone who works on this kind of stuff (265 comments)

I know someone who works on this kind of stuff.
He works on theme parks, recently getting hired (within his company) to fix mistakes and problems with them, in Dubai and the surrounding area. His take is repeatedly that they don't know how to do quality-control there. Their projects SOUND amazing, but they skimp on the essentials and end up with disastrous results much of the time. He believes this is a mess waiting to happen, given the area's track record, but isn't involved in the project.

about 7 months ago

Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Dripdry Said it before... (225 comments)

Crowd-fund it.

about 7 months ago

Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

Dripdry What is wrong with people? (710 comments)

No, really, what the heck is their deal? If I get only 7 hours of sleep for more than 2-3 days, I start turning into an ornery, unfocused, weak, idiot zombie who's as likely to pour a cup of coffee into his lap as into the mug!

I don't understand how people do it.

about 7 months ago

Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting

Dripdry Price (188 comments)

I knew Sting concert tickets had gotten expensive, but this?

about 7 months ago

US Secret Service Wants To Identify Snark

Dripdry So... (213 comments)

So they want to turn all social media into an even more passive-aggressive wasteland than much of it already is?

about 8 months ago

'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

Dripdry Doctorow (323 comments)

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom hasn't come up yet?

Coming to terms with what it might be to actually be human... printing ourselves and transferring a back-up to that body...
what does that mean? will consciousness go with it?

To me, consciousness is probably just an electronic current that holds us to our memory. The terrifying moment, even if I could replicate myself elsewhere, is,"What happens when I sever that connection and transfer over/" will I just die and a perfect copy keeps living on just as I was a moment ago, or do I go with it? *could anyone tell*? It is the stuff not just of the fear of death, but no one ever knowing that makes it a nightmare.

Sorry to post so dark... nice weather, huh?

about 8 months ago

Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Dripdry Re:I've been under a rock... (1198 comments)

yeah, but this is the internet. how much that you actually read really happens?
people are anonymous, they tend to exaggerate.

about 8 months ago

How Virtual Reality Became Reality

Dripdry Re:Except It Isn't (104 comments)

For what reasons will it fail, then, would you say?

about 8 months ago

Favorite Star Wars Movie?

Dripdry Re:Get off my effin lawn! (457 comments)

I was a very wee lad and only remember part of the Hoth scene in the theater... when I promptly became sick and threw up, missing the rest of the movie :(

about 9 months ago


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I'm a party Machine

Dripdry Dripdry writes  |  more than 6 years ago

1) Get marked Troll for the first time today because I made an MST3K joke that got a few responses and hyucks.

2) Get talked down to by a client who I've already been considering firing, but keep on because my dad still works with me.

3) Watch the markets continue to fall

It's been a heck of a day.

I know i'm supposed to use this space to further the frontiers of science and insight, but I'm just not qualified to do that yet.

"I'm a party machine" -Bruce Haack


Financial ramblings in a time-wasting spiral of madness

Dripdry Dripdry writes  |  more than 6 years ago This is my first journal entry. Having read through slashdot, and even posted a few times, it seems difficult not to be slightly intimidated by the sheer volume of intelligence floating through this parts (yes, this parts) of the intarwebules. It can be helpful, but the ability for others to rapidly digest and pick apart any argument put forth makes one not only think about one's words but also about whether they are helpful. Ho hum. Back to the financial mines.

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