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Astronomers Find What May Be the Closest Exoplanet So Far

Geek Hillbilly OK Another one (89 comments)

OK is it another "Hot" Jupiter or is it a rocky world in the habitable zone? Might just be Quonos.(Klingon Home World)

about three weeks ago

How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

Geek Hillbilly Assmeble and repair (391 comments)

I built several while trying to heal from my last amputation.Being trapped in my home due to the winter weather,I had the time,since I had nothing else to do and nobody visited,again due to the weather.

about 2 months ago

DOJ Requests More Power To Hack Remote Computers

Geek Hillbilly Turnabout (76 comments)

Well,I can always set up a very nasty supervirus surprise if my machines are touched.Try to access my machines like that,I reserve the right to respond in kind.

about 4 months ago

Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

Geek Hillbilly Re:Two solutions (Encrypt or leave) (243 comments)

Dropbox just shot their business model in the head.I hope they realize that.

about 6 months ago

Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

Geek Hillbilly That's it (243 comments)

If Dropbox is doing that,then their service will get dropped like an overheated potato.I won't use them,that's for sure.

about 6 months ago

Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email

Geek Hillbilly Re:Translation: (144 comments)

I'll believe it when pigs fly under their own power.

about 6 months ago

I prefer my peppers ...

Geek Hillbilly Re:Cooking (285 comments)

I did not know of the Carolina Reaper pepper.Well,here come the Big Bang Chili

about 6 months ago

I prefer my peppers ...

Geek Hillbilly Cooking (285 comments)

I make 10 different styles of chili.2 main ones are Tex.Mex(no Beans) and Hillbilly(Lots of Beans-we like to fart).Start off with mild,hot Thermonuclear,Supernova and Gamma Ray Burst The last one has every variety of pepper known including plenty of the Ghost pepper.It is much hotter than the so called Hell FIre chili I heard about watching the travel channel.The last time I made the last one (Both Tex-Mex and Hillbilly style) the EKU ROTC was challenged to see if anyone could handle a small bowl of the Gamma Ray Burst chili.No one could. I like my chili as hot as possible.If there ever comes a hotter pepper than the ghost pepper,then I will make the ultimate hot chili-The Big Bang guaranteed to rip your stomach into quarks.

about 6 months ago

$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

Geek Hillbilly Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

Hell,I have an old Sperry Multimeter that is as yellow as a Tweety Bird.I've owned it for 30 years or more.What's their problem?

about 6 months ago

Is DIY Brainhacking Safe?

Geek Hillbilly Re:Predictions? (183 comments)

The real dangers,besides frying your brain,will be the ultimate of addictions.Called Wireheading,with electrodes implanted into the pleasure center of the brain,you could possibly "Pleasure "yourself until you die of neglect.I first heard of this via the Known Space series of books by Larry Niven.(Louis Wu was a wirehead in The Ringworld Engineers) Take your time,think it through(Something else from those books)

about 6 months ago

Daylight Saving Time ...

Geek Hillbilly Time to lose Daylight Savings Time (310 comments)

It is way overdue to lose Daylight Saving Time. We live in a 24/7 world that ignore the natural cycle and since it saves nothing,why do we need it?

about 6 months ago

School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA

Geek Hillbilly I smell a lawsuit coming (417 comments)

In Kentucky,this behavior would get that IT guy 5 years in the state Pen.AT the very least,some need to sue the school and the IT guy for the root CA.That will put a halt to this type of behavior.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?

Geek Hillbilly If Granny is Happy with KDE on Debian (287 comments)

Then use KDE on Debian.You can overthink the solution if you will take time to puzzle it through.If she is happy,then use that.No need to get too fancy with the distro.

about 6 months ago

Merlin's Magic: The Inside Story of the First Mobile Game

Geek Hillbilly Re:Bob, if you're reading this- (60 comments)

I got 1 for Christmas,which I still have and yes,it works perfectly.Still love to get it out and play with it.Thanks,Bob

about 7 months ago

An Iowa ISP's Metered Pricing: What Will the Market Bear?

Geek Hillbilly It will backfire (479 comments)

If and when the ISP starts that,I am prepared to cut loose immediately.Just because they sell it doesn't mean I have to buy.

about 8 months ago

How much of your media do you store locally?

Geek Hillbilly Re:All of it (187 comments)


about 9 months ago

Disney Pulls a Reverse Santa, Takes Back Christmas Shows From Amazon Customers

Geek Hillbilly Re:Would you expect anything else? (418 comments)

There is a way to stop them.STOP BUYING DISNEY SHIT OR GOING TO THE PARKS.HIT THE MOFOs where it hurts them the worst,in the billfold.

about 9 months ago


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