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Ask Slashdot: Event Sign-Up Software Options For a Non-Profit?

IwantToKeepAnon FRAMES (104 comments)

Don't convince them write a static html page with frames or iframes to survey monkey and call it done. Tell them it'll take a couple of weeks to test and debug and then upload it to their volunteer signup URL.

:))

BTW, this is the classic ROI conundrum. The work used once a year will NEVER payoff, but you just can't convince some customers of that. :/

about a month ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

IwantToKeepAnon Not that awful/scary (555 comments)

Good. Forks are a good way for those who disagree to still get along. Debian and Forked-ian and still share patches (outside of the init process) and stay in sync easily ... if that is what they choose to do. So we will wind up with the choice of Debian-classic or Debian-with-sprinkles. Cool.

This reminds me of GNU Emacs and XEmacs, they disagree (or lack legal rights to make code free) on the basics but a lot of the elisp is kept in sync. Choice is G(NU)ood.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Reporting Still Relevant?

IwantToKeepAnon Re:Hmmm ... (179 comments)

That's not a dashboard, that's a reporting system that joins dashboarding and reporting. Dashboards are current transient data. Anytime you go back in time, that's a report. You just supported the OP's claim.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

IwantToKeepAnon In other news ... (848 comments)

A member of Putin's advisory council on human rights goes missing.

about 2 months ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

IwantToKeepAnon Reverse Scam (251 comments)

Makes me want to start a reverse scamming scheme. Call people up and try and get remote access, if you succeed completely disable their internet access. Bonus points if you can burn out their network card to make the fix permanent.

about 3 months ago
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Do Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cast Doubt On the Big Bang?

IwantToKeepAnon Re:Oh good lord. (225 comments)

Also, the evolution and make-up of stars

Do stars evolve? Are there small genetic changes that make them more fit to reproduce? Is there "survival of the fittest" stars? Sure they get bigger, brighter, burn out, collapse, etc.... but that's its life cycle.

about 4 months ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

IwantToKeepAnon Re:Repeat after me... (315 comments)

Repeat after me...

CSS3 is not a programming language. No more then HTML is.

Not very catchy. :[

about 4 months ago
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Interview: Edward Stone Talks About JPL and Space Exploration

IwantToKeepAnon Re:Headline: (57 comments)

Wow, tough room. :/ Where's /.'s sense of humor?

about 5 months ago
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Unisys Phasing Out Decades-Old Mainframe Processor For x86

IwantToKeepAnon RTFA (113 comments)

The switch to x86 processors won't affect existing Unisys customers looking to upgrade older mainframes with faster systems. x86 Dorado servers will continue to support the ClearPath OS 2200 operating system, while the Libra line will support the ClearPath MCP operating system. Both the OSes will execute tasks on Intel's Xeon server chips through a firmware layer that translates the OS code for execution on x86 chips.

about 5 months ago
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Facebook Lets Users Opt Out of Targeted Ads

IwantToKeepAnon Private Window FTW (97 comments)

I only ever browse FB in a firefox private window with script/ad/flash block and ghostery. Then I logoff FB and close the private window. On andriod I use TinFoil for FB.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

IwantToKeepAnon Switched to Apple .. better than the other way rnd (711 comments)

Apple is proud you can switch to them from Android, are they proud that their product iMessage destroys the experience the other way around? AND that it is impossible for Apple to fix their own bug? Or is that a "feature"?

about 6 months ago
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ISEE-3 Satellite Is Back Under Control

IwantToKeepAnon Cloud computing can byte me ... (56 comments)

This is Oort cloud computing. :-p Seriously, funny how "cloud computing" sounds like nifty nomenclature when you're earthbound. But see if from a totally different perspective and it doesn't sound so nifty anymore. Not that this satellite is greater tech than we have now, but what if we were visited by an interstellar race; what would they think of our "cloud computing"?

And a nice non-sequitur: Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

about 6 months ago
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Why You Shouldn't Use Spreadsheets For Important Work

IwantToKeepAnon Re:Code reviewing a spreadsheet (422 comments)

For non programmers modern spread sheet give the user rope, with a noose already premade and a map on where to put your head.

Wait ... are we talking Excel or C?!?

about 6 months ago
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Efforts To Turn Elephants Into Woolly Mammoths Are Already Underway

IwantToKeepAnon Re:Yabba dabba doo. (147 comments)

[Flintstones] Can't wait for that mammoth burger.

[Murphy] I'm not cookin' no $@#$ brontosaurus burgers! This ain't the $@#$ Flintstones, Gus! Look at Charlie standing over there with 3rd degree burns

about 6 months ago
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Efforts To Turn Elephants Into Woolly Mammoths Are Already Underway

IwantToKeepAnon Re:Wooly What?! (147 comments)

Hybrid walking giants!

A gas/electric powered wooly mammoth. Soon Tesla will come out with an electric only model. Progress! Science!! :))

about 6 months ago
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Efforts To Turn Elephants Into Woolly Mammoths Are Already Underway

IwantToKeepAnon Re:Global Warming (147 comments)

Maybe they should ask the elephants if this is a good idea before they strap on a wool coat to their DNS.

Yeah, but have you ever seen an elephant in a bikini! Shudder ....

about 6 months ago
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Grace Hopper, UNIVAC, and the First Programming Language

IwantToKeepAnon Oblig Simpsons (137 comments)

It weighed 13 tons ...

and smelled like a stake! UNIVAC-nero! (whip crack)

about 6 months ago
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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

IwantToKeepAnon Re:I didn't watch the video (409 comments)

...But no one said you couldn't move to a private cloud if there is business value in doing so. Cloud is not a scam, the marketing is. Cloud is not a swiss army knife.

That's not a "cloud", that's a virtual server farm. Doesn't have the same ring and the C?O hasn't heard the buzz on those. :-/

about 6 months ago

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Snowden and Star Trek connection: Paradise Lost

IwantToKeepAnon IwantToKeepAnon writes  |  1 year,27 days

IwantToKeepAnon (411424) writes "In Deep Space Nine: S04E11 "Paradise Lost" earth is being invaded and there's a security "overreaction". Armed Federation and Starfleet troops patrol the streets and conduct random screenings to identify the terrorist aliens.

I was watching this episode recently (which is part 2 of a 2 parter) and was getting visions of DHS, TSA, NSA, etc... And then about minute 26 there's this:

SISKO: A lot of them. Daneeka, McWatt, Snowden, Orr, Moodus. All of them were officers on the Okinawa when I was Leyton's XO. As far as I can tell, every officer on this list served under Leyton at one time or another.

So is Snowden that common of a name? What are the odds that that particular name is used in an episode about terrorism, espionage, and intrigue? And about government agencies invading the privacy of its populace to make them feel secure?"
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The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla - Marco Tempest (TED.com)

IwantToKeepAnon IwantToKeepAnon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

IwantToKeepAnon (411424) writes "The TED summary : Combining projection mapping and a pop-up book, Marco Tempest tells the visually arresting story of Nikola Tesla — called “the greatest geek who ever lived” — from his triumphant invention of alternating current to his penniless last days."
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Google Play Terms of Service

IwantToKeepAnon IwantToKeepAnon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

IwantToKeepAnon (411424) writes "Google has rebranded Android Market in favor of Google Play Store. When you launch the app you must Accept the terms of service or be kicked out. I don't know if I want to accept the terms of service. It's pages long and contains links to other terms of service. Kind of a recursive TOS.

What are Android users on /. doing? Are you accepting or refusing and why? Is there another market so I can bypass Google?"

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