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UK Teen Banned From US Over Obscene Obama Email

Em Emalb Re:Now that's just stupid. (555 comments)

I'm being cremated, so you'll have to shit in my ashes.

I'll have my family email you with where my remains will be spread.

For the record, I've killed hundreds of millions of potential babies, but no "alive" babies.

Also, die in a fire.

more than 4 years ago
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UK Teen Banned From US Over Obscene Obama Email

Em Emalb Re:Now that's just stupid. (555 comments)

Whoops, didn't close the tag.

The above comments, and this bullshit right here: Slashdot requires you to wait between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.

It's been 1 minute since you last successfully posted a comment

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are the reasons this place is going to shit.

more than 4 years ago
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UK Teen Banned From US Over Obscene Obama Email

Em Emalb Re:Now that's just stupid. (555 comments)

They've all been programmed to obey authority without questioning.

LOL, yeah, I'm a fucking KILLING MACHINE!

Have you ever served in the military?

Do you really think we're unable to think for ourselves?

Are you really comparing the military to prison?

more than 4 years ago
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UK Teen Banned From US Over Obscene Obama Email

Em Emalb Re:Now that's just stupid. (555 comments)

I served my country, 5 years in the Marine Corps. I've been all over the world, to countries that saying anything about the leader of that country could get you thrown in prison or worse.
This is a knee-jerk reaction to a kid's momentary lapse of judgement.

You know nothing about me, and it seems, not a whole lot about anything.

more than 4 years ago
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UK Teen Banned From US Over Obscene Obama Email

Em Emalb Re:Now that's just stupid. (555 comments)

Love the lack of free speech here.

Burn a flag, protest, do whatever, but HOW DARE YOU CALL OUR PRESIDENT A PRICK!

You sir, will never visit our country!

Sometimes I can't believe I live in this country, it's so goddamned weird.

more than 4 years ago
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Where I am now, it's ...

Em Emalb Re:Try Arizona (525 comments)

No where in the NE (United States at least) does the average humidity level "hover" around 80%, at least not that I could find in my 2 seconds of googling.

That's insane. More like 40-50% is the norm. (Which is still ridiculous. Right now, in Northern Virginia where I live, the temp is 96F with 31% humidity. I just got back from Vegas and it was 109F with much less humidity. Which one was worse? I dunno man, both were stupid hot.

more than 4 years ago
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Australian Government May Shelve Internet Filter

Em Emalb Re:And then after? (143 comments)

No, they'll answer you, they'll tell you what you want to hear.

Then...they'll do whatever the hell they want. What? You elected them!

(Sadly, that's how it seems to go all over the world.)

more than 4 years ago
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Solar-Powered Shrub Car

Em Emalb Re:Sometimes, I really hate artists (47 comments)

Nah, man, see you just don't get it.

Any time in my life I've ever heard that phrase, it was being uttered by a complete and utter tool.

(Why yes, I do use it in day-to-day conversation, why do you ask?)

more than 4 years ago
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Mass SQL Injection Attack Hits Sites Running IIS

Em Emalb malicious code writers should DIAF (288 comments)

With their families watching.

I hate people. No, not you, but them. Over there. Next to the oranges.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Destroy a Black Hole

Em Emalb Whaazzaaaa? (364 comments)

What they would like is a way to get rid of the event horizon so that they can see what goes on behind it.

Am I understanding this? We don't really know how black holes work, but we know the event horizon is the point where light and other matter stop "coming out the other side", and in order to see what's on the other side, they want to dstroy a black hole?

two things...

Thing 1: head asplode

Thing 2: How is this a good thing to do? Aren't they basically stating that they don't understand how or why this is occurring, but they want to destroy something to figure out what goes on behind it? When are they planning to do this? December 21st, 2012?

more than 4 years ago
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The Matrix For Businesses

Em Emalb lol, let the firings commence! (88 comments)

I can see it now....someone says something dumb, Frank from Accounting comes over to their side of the conference table, jumps up on it and proceeds to tea bag them.

Yeah, MMO-like corporate worlds could be fantastic.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple iAd Drawing Antitrust Scrutiny

Em Emalb Re:Christ! Really? It's come to this? (260 comments)

Actually, Mr "Anonymous Coward", if indeed that is your real name...I have a mix of devices at home and work. iPhone for my phone, macbook pro for my laptop, Dell for desktop, etc. No, I don't have an iPad, and if you'll re-read my signature, you'll note it's a joke.

And, as far as you "developing" apps for the iPhone, I'm sure you're amazingly successful.

I've been in this industry a long fucking time, and I've seen shit come and go. But this time, the consumer isn't even a thought. This is two companies arguing over who gets to put ads on our devices whether we want them there or not. And that's horseshit, IMO.

Oh, and thanks for the course on how software works. I'm sure you're quite successful.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple iAd Drawing Antitrust Scrutiny

Em Emalb Christ! Really? It's come to this? (260 comments)

For fuck sake, they're ARGUING OVER THE RIGHTS TO PUT FUCKING ADS ON OUR PERSONAL DEVICES.

Are we supposed to feel sorry for them? Fuck them and their ads. Do not want.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Researcher Issues How-To On Attacking XP

Em Emalb Re:Do no evil (348 comments)

It's early, and I don't feel like "debating" with you, so I'll just insult you instead.

You're wrong, stupid-head. The wrongness of your post stinks so bad of wrong that if regular-flavored wrong were switched for your extreme-wrongness, we wouldn't even know what regular-flavored wrong tastes like.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Telephone For Datacenters?

Em Emalb Re:Jawbone Bluetooth (110 comments)

Actually, I recommend a SIP Phone on speaker mode...that'll shut 'em up. ;-)

(Seriously, though, I second the jawbone. They're bad-ass when it comes to noise canceling.

more than 4 years ago
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For Normals, Jobs' "Retina Display" Claim May Be Fair After All

Em Emalb Re:Wrong or right (386 comments)

I dunno, the average joe wouldn't know what the hell Jobs was talking about.

more than 4 years ago
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Scientists Use Calvin Klein Cologne to Lure Big Cats

Em Emalb Re:Sex Panther (63 comments)

Ah, I love Anchorman:

Brian Fantana: [about Veronica] I'll give this little cookie an hour before we're doing the no-pants dance. Time to musk up.
[opens cologne cabinet]
Ron Burgundy: Wow. Never ceases to amaze me. What cologne you gonna go with? London Gentleman, or wait. No, no, no. Hold on. Blackbeard's Delight.
Brian Fantana: No, she gets a special cologne... It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries... Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good.
Ron Burgundy: It's quite pungent.
Brian Fantana: Oh yeah.
Ron Burgundy: It's a formidable scent... It stings the nostrils. In a good way.
Brian Fantana: Yep.
Ron Burgundy: Brian, I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline.
Brian Fantana: They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time it works, every time.
[cheesy grin]
Ron Burgundy: That doesn't make sense.
Brian Fantana: Well... Let's go see if we can make this little kitty purr.

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

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California considers banning black cars

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Em Emalb writes "I had to double-check today's date, but California is considering banning "dark hued" cars to help reduce the state's carbon footprint. Apparently, CARB (that's the California Air Resources Board) has done studies that indicate "the climate control systems of dark colored cars need to work harder than their lighter siblings — especially after sitting in the sun for a few hours."

Details here: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/25/california-to-reduce-carbon-emissions-by-banning-black-cars/

Next step: Ban that pesky black asphalt."

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Journals

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bye slashdot

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I'm migrating to multiply. My nick there is ememalb.

Come say hi.

Multiply has all the stuff slash does, plus a whole lot more. I like it mucho better.

See you there. Or not...your call.

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minicom is kicking my ass...

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hey, any of youse guys use minicom?

It's kickin my ass. I've got a cisco 2851 router I'm tryin to configurate on a wee bit.

The baud rate settings are 115200 on the router, and even when I set them to that in minicom it chokes like I'm force-feeding it Anna Nicole's bloated corpse.

Any ideas?

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The Official "Post your username on Multiply Here" journal

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I'm ememalb, who the fuck are you? ;)

Post your multiply usernames here, so we can keep it all in one place.

Unless you don't want to, in which case...ok.

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State of the Em

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

So uh, yeah. It's friday up in dis bizzo once again. Which means, well, not a whole lot, I guess. Still got a few more things around the house to get knocked out, but other than that, we are just biding our time. Paying rent and a mortgage as well as two sets of utility bills is kicking the shit out of my budget. Like Jet Li fighting a 3 year old. Can't wait till the house closes in ATL at the end of this month.

Anyway, this means I'm Captain Lowkey, Defender of the Couch, Freer Of the Beers(TM) for the next few weeks or so. Which kinda sucks, as I'd like to get out and explore the city some. Patience, young Lowkey, patience.

Anyway, how you kids doing today? Hope ya'll have a nice day and a good weekend.

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Hey George...

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

So, in driving around VA, I've determined something.

If you see someone driving like a complete tool, for example, making a right turn across 3 lanes of traffic from the left turn lane...check the plates...more than likely they're from Maryland.

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Let's suppose a few things here...

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Suppose your house in Atlanta was about to sell at the end of the month.

Suppose you plan on spending a nice chunk of the investment monies on the following things:

1) Two HDTVs. One large screen (50"+)for the living room, one smaller (in the 36-42" range) for the bedroom.

2) One receiver for living room

3) One DVD player for living room

4) wireless speakers for living room

If you were to suppose all these things, what would you get? This is my quandary. I'm not looking for a "dream setup", more like, say you had 6k to get all this stuff.

You might ask, Em, why do you need all this shit? Well, the answer is, my current tv doesn't support HD, it's down in my basement, and I have nothing upstairs in the living room to watch. Plus, TV (mainly movies and sports) is a big event in my house, I'd prefer to get a nice set or two for selfish because I can reasons. Capeesh? ;)

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Em on teh Big Game...

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Well, I waited for 21 years for that game. I woke up yesterday morning at 8:30 with one thought in my head: LET'S GO BEARS!! (clap-clap, clap-clap-clap).

By 9:15 I'm sitting there watching pregame coverage. By noon I'm geeked out of my head...having watched youtube highlights of the Bear's season...ugh. I'm too pumped up.

Head over to my friend's house at 3, with beer, brats, some cheese dip and chips.

At 4:30, the brats are on the grill, I've got a beer in hand, other friends are showing up, it's time to do this.

6:35pm: Kickoff!

WOOOO!!!!

Devin Hester, you da man!!!

OMG Payton threw a pick! This is gonna be a walk!

WOW what a run by Thomas Jones! Great catch Moose!

then the bottom fell out. Where was the vaunted D? Why were they giving such a huge cushion the the Colts receivers? Why the fuck can't you guys stop the run? Holy hell! This is getting annoying.

Well, halftime, we're down by two points, no biggie!

What do you mean the Colts are gonna go on a 942 play drive and score? Come the eff on!

Rex? What was that throw? I realize it's wet, but TJ has been running the ball solid! Turner, are you watching the game you're calling plays for?

DEFENSE WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU?

Game over.

Good game, Colts.

My Bears just didn't show up. Everyone will blame Rex, but fuck, the "vaunted" Bears D couldn't make a stop. How many 3rd and 5s, 3rd and 8s did the Colts convert? Christ.

RUN THE BALL, TURNER! It's a fucking monsoon out there!

For all you Rex haters: Homey was scrambling the entire fucking game. The Bears o-line sucked. The Bears D sucked. Special teams, other than the first play of the game, sucked. The turn-overs sucked. The only player who it seems even realized this was the Super Bowl was Thomas Jones.

Everyone else: I'm ashamed to have watched that pitiful effort. You sacked Manning once. One time the entire game. You got ran on (Rhodes should have been the MVP, not Manning)

A huge let-down, to be sure...

Next year: The only player on D that doesn't have a contract through 2008 is Lance Briggs. You might know him as the guy who doesn't get credit for being the bad-ass he is. Urlacher gets all the credit, when play after play after play it's Briggs making the tackle, or busting through the gaps to stop the run, taking on the fullback head on.

I sincerely hope the Bears lock him up for a few more years at least. Next year, we'll get the hardest schedule in the NFC. Which means I don't see a 13-3 season...but the North is weak, especially with Favre coming back for one more year of abuse in Green Bay. We'll make the playoffs, and then it's "all bets are off"

I hate this time of year...nothing til hockey playoffs. :(

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Mac/PC ad I'd like to see....

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Mac:Hi, I'm a mac.
PC:And I'm a pc.

Mac:Hey pc.
PC:Hey mac.

PC:Hey mac, bring out "Teh Ubuntu".
Mac:Shh, "Teh Ubuntu's sleepin"
PC:Well, wake him up.

(Cut to Ubuntu humping pc's leg viciously)
(cut to Mac's mouth gaping wide open)
Mac: Holy cow, you can do that??!?

Ubuntu: HUMPINDALEG, HUMPINDALEG, HUMPINDALEG, HUMPINDALEG

PC: oh boy, that's warm!

Mac: wow.

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Hello world! What's for lunch?

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

How about it?

I'm mulling over a few choices...might go with Five Guys burger for lunch. That ish is goot.

You?

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It's about time I wrote about this. Chicago Bears

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

So, my beloved Bears are playing in the superbowl.

This team is different from the team that played a hugely overachieving Seahawks. Everyone talks about Manning, and him getting to the SB, but on a larger scale, the Bears finally got past the 1st game of the playoffs, which is nice. That to me was huge. I watched that game with baited breath the entire time waiting for them to implode. I never worried during the Saints game.

This team has the chance to win, even though the NFC is a huge dog to the AFC again this year. Rightly so, as the AFC is a much tougher league...this year.

However, you don't go 13-3 over the course of a season and suck. The Bears did have an easy schedule, but for the most part they blew out the weak teams and outlasted the stronger teams. I'm liking their chances against the Colts much better than I liked their chances against the Pats, so that's a good thing.

This game is a validation, imo, of the system they have in place and the personnel they have on the field. I just wish Mike Brown wasn't out, he's such a difference maker.

Speaking of difference makers, Sexy Rexy has taken me on a roller coaster this year. I never waivered in my faith of my boy from FLA, unlike the media thinks pretty much every Bears fan has. He's the best shot we have. The game, luckily, doesn't solely depend on him having a better than average game. He's come up huge in the clutch, which for me is a sign of good things to come.

I'm not gonna kid myself, the Colts are a damned good team, and that D has tightened up a ton during their playoff run. However, if the Bears can do three things, they'll win this game.

1) Run the ball effectively.

2) control the clock. The longer they can keep Manning and Co off the field, the better.

3) stop the short pass. The deep ball isn't as much of a threat as the media portray. Any time a QB throws a long pass, there's a damned good chance it will get picked off. When the Bears played badly this year (Miami, Arizona) it was because they were missing tackles and getting nickle and dimed to death by the short pass. If they stop the short pass, they have a legit shot at winning this game.

If they don't, it will be a long day in the Em household.

GO BEARS! It's been 21 years, time to do this.

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man, this is cool....

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

So, the company I work for now is roughly 1000 times smaller than the company I used to work for. No more giant undertakings to get an expense report in, I can simply walk over there and get it handled. No more waiting weeks for access to specific things, it's so simple.

It's very nice.

It's also nice to feel like everything I do makes a difference to this place, one of the reasons I was so burnt out was because I felt like no matter how many hours I worked, how hard I worked, or what I contributed, no one would care at my old work. So that's pretty awesome.

On a scale of 1-10, I'd say making this move to here is a solid 23.

How goes it this am* kids?

*for those in the US. For those in Europe/Aus/etc, happy afternoon.

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More Ubuntu assistance requested....

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hey linux gurus, here's the haps:

I have 6.10 (thx Jaw) running on a Dell D820. The issue is, the normally intelligent dude who purchases laptops for this company didn't spend the extra $30 on the nvidia graphics card (previous entry was correct, this is a newer laptop than that one was) and instead is limiting me to the 945GM express chipset...basically, the windows video card.

Here's the thing, my graphics are alright, 1024x768, but I know that someone out there knows how to make it better...but all the links I've found to do so are broken. Anyone help out a complete and utter noob? I'll try to actually, you know, stick around and answer questions this time. I'm thinking there's something in the xorg file I can tweak, but I ain't seeing it, and as I said, N00B = me.

Any and all help appreciated.

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indeed

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 6 years ago

So, sorry I didn't get to respond to the questions in my last entry, been super busy.

Here's an update:

I took a job with an investment firm in the DC area. Jen and I packed up during the week of the 18th and moved here on saturday the 20th. Our stuff got here the 23rd, and the movers unpacked the trailer that same day. So far, so good, got a lot of unpacking to do, lots of things to go. Had the directv and cox cable guys out on tuesday, and boy, did they ever do the shittiest job imaginable.

So the Cox guy comes out first, 3 hours before he's supposed to be here, and rather than come at the alloted time, he decided to just throw a welcome to Cox packet on my front door and left. Well, I went from DSL to Cable modem, and didn't have a cable modem. So my wife calls Cox dispatch and requests the tech get his ass back onsite. Ok, no problem, tech will be there in 2 hours. Dude never showed. Lovely. So...moving on. Directv dude shows up...4 hours late. I request a 5 LNB setup, since I'll be getting two new HD receivers and 2 new HD tvs shortly. Well, that's a no go, according to both Directv cust. support and the tech onsite. Fine, whatever, see you in a month, dickhead. Anyway, I get home right about the time dude is finishing up, and Jen's been unpacking the entire time...so no one is really paying close attention to what dude is doing. I walk down stairs to dude getting the picture up and working. Sweet. He leaves.

I go to check the lines, (I have a dual line tivo box) and am only seeing one signal. Fuck. Oh, and my cable modem doesn't work, nor does my digital phone line. Double fuck.

Anyway, I got to spend last night unfucking the giant nest of retardedness that was the directv dude's "install" job.

This MFer had removed all the Cox connections, and slapped on his on connectors. No biggie, I'll just move these to the correct places. Except this asshole had DUCT TAPED THE ENDS ON. I shit you not. Not crimped, duct tape. Unreal.

So around 11:30 last night I finally got everything hooked up right. I now have active ports in every room of the house. Sweetness.

Tons more unpacking to do, etc, etc. But I'm here.

How you doin?

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Ubuntu 10.6 nvidia drivers?

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hey folks.

I'm running Ubuntu 10.6 and am having problems with my nvidia drivers on my laptop.

Anyone offer any advice?

Automatix didn't find anything for me....

thanks

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moving companies....

Em Emalb Em Emalb writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hey folks, been a while.

Been pretty busy with work, and all that.

Anyway, the wife and I are moving.

I was hoping some of you out there have experience moving long distances (state to state)...if so, care to share some wisdom?

Thanks.

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