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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

I'm New Around Here Re:Allons-y! (607 comments)

I watched the show during the Tom Baker years. Did he have an appropriate phrase?

It's been a couple decades, and I just don't remember.

Loved the 50th anniversary special though.

yesterday
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Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

I'm New Around Here Re:This makes sense. (278 comments)

Is this a bank in the US?

Not asking the name, just curious where in the world banks are that way.

about a week ago
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Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

I'm New Around Here Re:This makes sense. (278 comments)

Do you walk around your users' office space looking for the paper they write successive passwords down on?

If I walked into the office, would i be able to find at least five passwords this way?

I don't think your "secure network" is that secure. I visit many offices in my work, and I see how people survive your system.

about a week ago
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Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

I'm New Around Here Re:This makes sense. (278 comments)

Hmmm, let me think about this. Which is safer?

A. Have a system similar to what an anonymous person online described, and never have to write down or save a password for sensitive sites; or

B. Have my computer remember all my passwords, and still have to write them all down for when I am out of the house.

I know what I consider to be more secure. How about others?

about a week ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

I'm New Around Here Re:It's only fair (147 comments)

Yes, it's good to hear from you as well.

And as I was reading the thread with my various contributions, I will admit that my arguments against ned's posts aren't perfectly consistent as far as whether he means just one non-sports-watching geek, or everyone as individuals. But his comment did push my button.

Thanks for the response.

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

I'm New Around Here Re:user error (706 comments)

My biggest problem when I rode into work was that even with a 5-minute shower to wash off the slight sweat from the half-hour ride, I still sweated for the next four hours. And that was inside a temperature controlled computer shop. Thankfully it was the military, so it wasn't something anyone would complain about.

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

I'm New Around Here Re:user error (706 comments)

I live in south Florida right now, and about half of our stuff is dried on racks, whether inside or outside. The half that goes in the dryer is the sheets, towels, and older clothes. Saves a lot of money, and the clothes do last longer, as someone above mentioned.

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

I'm New Around Here Re:No real surprise (706 comments)

That was one of the first thoughts I had as well. Just because someone worries about global warming, doesn't mean they don't cook dinner, have multiple computers for parents and children, and in general stay up later to do something after the kids go to bed, whether that is cuddling or paying the bills.

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

I'm New Around Here Re:No real surprise (706 comments)

Your preconceived notions were that I had preconceived notions in relation to this study, this thread, and global warming.

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

I'm New Around Here Re:No real surprise (706 comments)

Re-read my post please. I agree that the global warming crusade is a power grab and transfer of wealth. But this 'study' is still shit, with shitty methods and assumptions. Just because it vindicates your preconceived notions doesn't mean it's worthy of your endorsement.

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

I'm New Around Here Re:No real surprise (706 comments)

While I don't disagree with that, this report is the wrong one to trumpet about. The asked 250 people a question that is quite ambiguous, and then monitored them for a year. I read the article earlier today on some other site, and it sounded like rubbish for those reasons and others.

about a week ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

I'm New Around Here Re:It's only fair (147 comments)

I don't wholly agree with the AC's viewpoint, but I think he brings up a valid argument; sports are a multi-billion dollar (euro, pound, yen, etc) business, even at the college level. The activity causes horrible injuries as a matter of course, both immediate and long-term. If this was the case with any other industry, it would be shut down, such as with the use of asbestos or open dumping of chemical waste.

As for myself, I just don't get into sports except for once in a while if my "home state team" is in the NBA Finals (it's been a few years). Never was good at any of the few I tried, but that didn't matter in the geek crowd. Now, nedlohs wants to say people like me don't matter, that we are 0%. Yeah, I take a personal offense to that remark. And I think that is exactly how he meant it.

If he meant that only that one particular AC was, as he stated, "approximately 0%", then nedlohs should understand that he himself is as well, so his remark means just as little as he claims the AC's does.

A more intelligent response to the AC could have been stated that humans have always had contests that pit humans against each other. Quite often those contests left thousands of people dead. I would rather let the bloodbath be contained by rules that commercial sponsors can accept, than have the primal human aggressiveness run rampant through our streets on a daily basis.

As for ESPN, I dropped cable years ago. We have a digital antennae, and receive a half dozen stations, with their sub-channels bringing it up to a dozen. My wife misses her old shows on TNT, USA, and so on , but I don't. The good ones are all done now anyway.

about a week ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

I'm New Around Here Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

Nonsense. A company is a totally fictitious entity. The government created it and the government can make it do whatever they want.

(As it turns out, the corporation is also able to control the government, but that's another topic.)

Well, the government is also a totally fictitious entity itself. So, it's not surprising that fictitious entities are controlling each other.

about a week ago
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Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It

I'm New Around Here Re:My ex-wife (238 comments)

Great sex doesn't require a bright soul.

about two weeks ago
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How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

I'm New Around Here Re:Too bad (202 comments)

I almost got to that universe once. But what was actually different was that I was a chicken.

about two weeks ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

I'm New Around Here Re:It's only fair (147 comments)

How many times do we see actions forcing a company to change their ways, where it all started with one person complaining?

Nedlohs can spin it how he wants, but he effectively said no individual matters, for any reason or any situation.

Considering how many people have ditched cable and sattellite service over the last few years, there are a lot of people who realized they can live without ESPN.

about two weeks ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

I'm New Around Here Re:It's only fair (147 comments)

In fact you make up approximately 0% and hence your particular preferences

His particular preferences apply to to every other geek here who doesn't care about sports and ESPN. That group is bigger than 0%.

Are you somehow claiming every individual has no influence, because everyone is approximately 0% of the population in general, or of patrons of a particular business?

about two weeks ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

I'm New Around Here Re:It's only fair (147 comments)

So, is he wrong on his points?

I figure he has the right to either enjoy sports or lament their existence, along with the multi-billion dollar companies that own and support them.

about two weeks ago

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