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Windows 7 Is the Next Windows XP

Flyerman Re:Excellent News! (504 comments)

Oh yeah, because the cost of a touch screen monitor is the last thing to consider.

about a year and a half ago
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Adopt the Cloud, Kill Your IT Career

Flyerman Re:oh please (241 comments)

Ohhhh, and when you can't use external hosting, put it on your "private cloud."

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Skype Setup For Toddler's Room?

Flyerman Re:Plexiglass ? (302 comments)

As soon as I get home tonight, this is happening.

about 2 years ago
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Interview With TSA Screener Reveals 'Fatal Flaws'

Flyerman Re:Firing in US (582 comments)

Congratulations. You've completely ignored the entire conversation to say something obvious about the TSA's role in general.

Thank you for your contribution.

I suppose you're the kind of person who replies to people discussing different games with something about using Linux and not playing games because they're stupid.

about 2 years ago
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Interview With TSA Screener Reveals 'Fatal Flaws'

Flyerman Re:Firing in US (582 comments)

If an employer was loading guns at random, and paying you to point them at people and pull the trigger, could you just walk away? Or would you feel a responsibility to stop them?

That is what happened in this case. The TSA is NOT making sure everyone who goes onto a plane is not a terrorist, resulting in plane-guns that are randomly loaded, or not, with terrorists.

You want to just walk away and ignore the situation entirely.

about 2 years ago
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Flashback Trojan Hits 600,000 Macs and Counting

Flyerman Re:How to tell whether you are infected (429 comments)

I agree, but there are a lot of things Apple-related that get blown out of proportion. I'm a Windows guy and I still think this.

Foxconn, antennagate, missing iPhones, whatever the latest 1% issue with iPad 3 is... It all gets too much press for no reason I can really think of.

about 2 years ago
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Flashback Trojan Hits 600,000 Macs and Counting

Flyerman Re:Macs don't get hacked (429 comments)

I may be wrong, but I believe it only asks for a password if the logged in user is not in the local administrators group. In this case it asks for a local admin username and the associated password.

about 2 years ago
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Why Linux Can't 'Sell' On the Desktop

Flyerman Re:heh (1091 comments)

Pretty sure we don't need to compare closed source software to the forced imprisonment and labour of a sentient lifeform, do we?

about 2 years ago
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Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

Flyerman Re:There's Your Problem Right There (1108 comments)

I don't like correcting people. Especially an obvious error like that one, or typos.

about 2 years ago
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Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

Flyerman Re:There's Your Problem Right There (1108 comments)

Should be "sun is center of our solar system"

Sorry.

about 2 years ago
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Detecting Chess Cheats Taxes Computers

Flyerman Re:Huh? (159 comments)

RTFA?

THIS! IS! SLASHDOT!!!!!

more than 2 years ago
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Wikipedia Didn't Kill Brittanica — Encarta Did

Flyerman Re:Finally (288 comments)

Does that even work if you post as AC?

more than 2 years ago
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New Interface Could Wire Prosthetics Directly Into Amputees' Nervous Systems

Flyerman Re:The Warrior's bland acronym, MMI, obscures... (160 comments)

I think, and my thoughts cross the barrier into the synapses of the machine - just as the good doctor intended.
But what I cannot shake, and what hints at things to come, is that thoughts cross back.
In my dreams the sensibility of the machine invades the periphery of my consciousness.
Dark. Rigid. Cold. Alien.
Evolution is at work here, but just what is evolving remains to be seen.

-- Commissioner Pravin Lal,
"Man and Machine"

more than 2 years ago
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US Military Working On 'Optionally-Manned' Bomber

Flyerman Re:first bomb (278 comments)

We certainly should not give him a pass. But a lot of people had already made their decision regarding Obama before he took office. Just look at the price of bullets between election and inauguration.

Obama is not the best president, but you can't say he was the worst until his time is done.

more than 2 years ago
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US Military Working On 'Optionally-Manned' Bomber

Flyerman Re:first bomb (278 comments)

It was already a 4 by the time I replied, so I'm not too broken up about it.

more than 2 years ago
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US Military Working On 'Optionally-Manned' Bomber

Flyerman Re:first bomb (278 comments)

Wasn't a lot of war time spending actually kept off the books? Wouldn't it make sense that you'd collect less taxes during a recession?

If you want to blame Obama, remember that Bush had 4 years with a Republican Majority in both houses with which to balance the budget.

more than 2 years ago
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Russian Scientists Revive Plant From 30,000-Year-Old Seeds

Flyerman Re:In Soviet Russia ... (162 comments)

Holy crap. That sounds like the beginning of a novel.

more than 2 years ago
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Fair Labor Association Finds Foxconn Factory "First Class," Says Labor Watchdog Group

Flyerman No way! (219 comments)

Is anyone actually surprised by this? Did anyone actually think they might say the factory is a pile of shit?

more than 2 years ago

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