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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

IWantMoreSpamPlease Meanwhile the world burns (200 comments)

The NSA, with apparent approval from our gov't, spies on its own citizens with impunity, and let seem to be caught flat-footed by events unfolding the Middle East and Ukraine (at least from what I have heard on the radio)
The president twiddles his thumbs while our allies cry out for help.
What in three hells happened to our country?

4 days ago
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Coffee Naps Better For Alertness Than Coffee Or Naps Alone

IWantMoreSpamPlease Re:Drop Caffeine Altogether (133 comments)

I quit (albeit accidentally) caffeine over 20 years ago, and I've never thought about the effects like you describe before, until you brought it up.
Yes, going to sleep quickly is a piece of cake, and instantly awake is the norm for me.
I'd like think there are health benefits from giving up caffeine as well, but overall I'm just glad to be done with the caffeine-related headaches.

about three weeks ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

IWantMoreSpamPlease Altruism (611 comments)

I have a small photography journal, free to go to, and while I know it's hosted on Google's blogspot, I don't run any kind of revenue generating ads on it. I know Google has their own monitoring crap built in to blogspot, but I do not think there is anything I can do about that.
My main site is hosted and paid for fully by me, no ads, nothing, just content. If my hosting costs go up because of increased bandwidth, then I pay the costs. I am happy to see increased traffic, means I must be doing something right.
But ultimately I'm providing content because I want to, not because I want anything back.
This is the way it should be.

about a month ago
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Amazon Embodies the Gender Gap in Tech

IWantMoreSpamPlease Summary makes my head hurt (302 comments)

Perhaps the person who wrote it does not have English as his(her?) first language, but it does not parse at all. Go read the story the summary is based on if you want to make heads or tails of this.

about 5 months ago
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Ars Technica Reviews Leaked Windows 8.1 Update

IWantMoreSpamPlease Re:Oh my god (194 comments)

Peter Bright has been sucking the MS cock since he first started posting on Ars Technica's forum back in the late 90s. His posts were always full of vemon and hate towards anyone who dared criticize MS (and therefore extension, himself) When AT was making new positions for editors, he whined and screamed for one, and if he didn't get it, threatened to leave AT. I am so glad AT implemented the "ignore" function. Now him, and Evil_Merlin are never seen by me. If only I could filter out his stories as well...

about 6 months ago
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Hubble Witnesses Mysterious Breakup of Asteroid

IWantMoreSpamPlease Three words (69 comments)

Alien asteroid mining.

'nuff said.

about 6 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

IWantMoreSpamPlease Seems to me (578 comments)

That NBC has broadcast (ahem) their intentions loud and clear. It is now up to you (the person wishing to watch the Olympics) do decide what you are going to do about it.
When your choices are systematically taken away, yours options become much easier to make.

about 7 months ago
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Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

IWantMoreSpamPlease Re:In all fairness (237 comments)

As I wrote here: http://slashdot.org/comments.p... I used Seagates exclusively, because they never failed on me, and every time a client came in with a bad hard drive, it was either a WD or Hitachi. It's also worth mentioning that Seagate were the *only* ones for a while to offer a 5 year warranty on their drives. If they sucked so badly, why stand behind them for so long? In short, your experience and mine agree, and I used a *lot* of Seagate drives...

about 8 months ago
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Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

IWantMoreSpamPlease Re:Revisionist History (237 comments)

I'd like to know who you deal with then... IBM lied about their DeskStars WD lied about their (ancient, admittedly) 6.4 MB drives that had near 100% failure rates Maxtor lied about their 100 gig drives Hitachi bought out the DeskStars and initially, made no changes whatsoever, causing the trend to continue. So I ask you, who is left to buy from?

about 8 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

IWantMoreSpamPlease Re:That's interesting (444 comments)

Or as I mentioned in my last line, YMMV, I've had *great* luck with Seagates, from 1999 until I changed careers 11 years later, and I had large numbers of people come in with failing drives (typically WD and Hitachi DeathStars) that I replaced with Seagates and no one ever complained. Seagate were at one time the only company with a 5 year warranty on their drives. Says something about their product to stand behind it for that long.

about 8 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

IWantMoreSpamPlease That's interesting (444 comments)

For the past 11 years, I used nothing but Seagate drives in my builds for clients. Over those past 11 years, I built something like 20 systems a month (on average) with occasional large scale orders of 200. The number of failed Seagates I could count *on one hand* YMMV clearly, but I stand behind Seagates.

about 8 months ago
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US Treasury Completes Bailout of General Motors

IWantMoreSpamPlease Re:Assuming (425 comments)

I've heard it, but I disagree with your outcome.
For starters, as the other poster made mention of, the bank bailouts add a whole lot more to this.
But let's just stick with my example for the time being.
50k will buy you a LOT of options:
Job re-training via an education
Re-location to a place with a better job market (I think this was mentioned elsewhere)
Paying off debts, allowing you to live on a reduced income.
I'm sure there are more options.
I object to the US gov't propping up failing businesses, esp ones with shoddy products. If they can't compete, off they go. Someone will come in and fill the vacuum.

about 9 months ago
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Africa, Clooney, and an Unlikely Space Race

IWantMoreSpamPlease Quote (137 comments)

'To Western eyes, it may seem rather inappropriate to launch space programs in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 70% of the population still lives on less $2 a day

And he would be correct all around. I think Africa has larger issues to deal with first, before sending someone into space...but that's just my viewpoint

about 9 months ago
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US Treasury Completes Bailout of General Motors

IWantMoreSpamPlease Assuming (425 comments)

the numbers of correct, the US could have let GM collapse and give ever person directly affected (1 million people) 50,000$ in a lump sum and we (the people) would probably still have come out ahead.

Something to think about...

about 9 months ago
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Comcast Donates Heavily To Defeat Mayor Who Is Bringing Gigabit Fiber To Seattle

IWantMoreSpamPlease Plausible Deniability (356 comments)

It's good for the gov't, and good for the corps too!

Shame We the People get screwed when they use it

about a year ago
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What Employee Lock-In Means At Facebook

IWantMoreSpamPlease If all this is true (391 comments)

and I admit to not reading the many links, but taking the article at face value (dangerous I know)
BUT
if all of it is true and accurate, it sounds like Mr. Z is a world-class asshole and is trying to bring back the dark days of robber barons building their wealth on the backs/lives of indentured servants...

Yet one more reason (like you needed another really) not to use Facebook

about a year ago
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Foxconn Accused of Forcing InternsTo Build PS4s Or Lose School Credit

IWantMoreSpamPlease Can we finally agree (196 comments)

to stop having shit made in China? We have the labour, technology, skills and parts to make it here at home.
I know why we don't (capitalism!) but damnit, we should.

about a year ago
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Security After the Death of Trust

IWantMoreSpamPlease So- (162 comments)

Back to sneakernet?

about a year ago
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SkyOS Now Free (As In Beer)

IWantMoreSpamPlease Re:And we care...why? (88 comments)

Way back when, I was on an Alt-OS kick and found out about SkyOS. I was initially excited, hoping it was on the level of BeOS (which I ran exclusively for a time) and paid for the license to run it. Despite having access to unlimited hardware, and following the devs very carefully, I never could get it to run properly, and eventually gave up. Late last year I found a link to it again and saw it had been abandoned. Same really, it had some promising ideas to it.

1 year,2 days

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Updated Search-

IWantMoreSpamPlease IWantMoreSpamPlease writes  |  about 9 years ago

Thanks to some here on Slashdot, and a bit of luck, I've managed to find all the music I was looking for.

Now to return the favour, if anyone is in search of 80s era metal (of all forms) let me know. Pilate_Error@yahoo.com

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In Search Of

IWantMoreSpamPlease IWantMoreSpamPlease writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I've been tracking down and buying the last Metal CDs I want, slowly converting over from cassettes and LPs. In my searches, I am still missing a few. I'm willing to pay *top dollar* for them. They must be in excellent condition, and originals (no bootlegs, or burns). The list is as follows:

Tarzen (self titled)
Indestructible Noise Command (first album)
Pandemonium (The Kill and Hole In The Sky)
Blind Illusion (The Sane Asylum)
Anihilated (Created In Hate)
Ded Engine (first album)
Phantom (Dead or Alive, NOT the japanese pressing)
Attila (Rolling Thunder)
Tension (Breaking Point)
Urgent (Thinking Out Loud)
Talas (Live Speed On Ice)
Annihilator (Alice In Hell)
Vicious Rumors (Digital Dictator)
Satan (Into The Future)
Sword (Metalized)

If anyone has any of these, post a comment here, and we'll discuss prices. Otherwise, e.mail me at Pilate_Error@yahoo.com.

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March of Kings

IWantMoreSpamPlease IWantMoreSpamPlease writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I wonder, where did all the Metal go? And I'm not talking about todays "metal", crap like Spineshank, Slipknot, Linkin Park. Shit like that is more rap than metal. It's an embarrassment to have them even be associated with metal.

Real metal, the likes of which started in the early 80s and gained momentum from there, completely fell off the radar screen of radio and (empty)V when grunge hit.

Bands like Exodus, Cyclone, Destruction, Mayhem, Bathory, Venom and others didn't stop making excellent tunes, but their record contracts were dropped like hot potatoes.

Some couldn't deal with it and broke up. Others took a long hiatus. Still others, like Bathory went back to their homeland and started a genre (in this case, Nordic Anthem Metal) that swept the european metal scene by storm and spawned countless imitators.

When the delightful end to grunge (rot in hell Cobain, you nearly destroyed music as we know it) and the drug-related death of 'modern' rock singers, metal has made a wonderful comeback to American shores, albiet not in the strength it was in the 80s.

Real metal fans will be overjoyed to find stalwart bands like Venom and Destruction still producing first class metal (Prime Evil and All Hell Breaks Loose respectively)

Other bands like Exodus, Fifth Angel and Shok Paris are sadly no long with us, but their music remains and will far outlast the REM and N'Sync clones of today.

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Chasing Amy

IWantMoreSpamPlease IWantMoreSpamPlease writes  |  more than 11 years ago

We have all, at one point in time or another in our lives, Chased Amy. I am no different. I just wish I could have caught her. Nonetheless my life was brightened immeasurably by the time we were together. LWG, wherever you are, this is for you.

She came to me I thought I'd found her
the girl of all my dreams
And until then I did not know what
happiness could bring
We laughed we cried side by side
the summers turned to years
But winter came the skies have grayed
from happiness to tears

She said she would never leave me
never let me go
But now she's left with me this feeling
so sad and so alone
She went away I tried to find her
I cried aloud her name
I realized it was goodbye
the heartache and the pain

Why did she go away and leave me with the heartache?
Why did she leave me with the pain?
If I could tell her so I'd tell her that I love her
and all my dreams have gone away
these Lost and Lonely Days

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Beats the stuffing outta me

IWantMoreSpamPlease IWantMoreSpamPlease writes  |  more than 11 years ago

BeOS user. Why? Because BeOS does all I need it to. After all, aren't computers just tools? Sure, they're fun tools, but what good is a tool if it has no use *for you*?

I don't like Linux. Nor do I care for any MS offering other than NT (lightweight Win95 shell look and feel, robust enough to use for extended periods of time.)

Why? Because as a tool, it offers no use for me. YMMV.

Right, enough in this journal thing. It seems like just so much electronic masturbation.

BTW: 1st post!

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