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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

Joe U Re:Open source was never safer (544 comments)

One word for you: Microsoft.

2003 called, they want your Microsoft back. The Microsoft of 2014 has a better security record than almost every other vendor in the consumer field.

I would worry more about Flash, Java, Firefox and Android.

2 days ago
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Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

Joe U Re:Given Microsoft's past history (194 comments)

A few other apps cause that MAJOR FLAW in the Nexus camera driver to appear.

This is an Android driver bug, plain and simple.

about a month ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

Joe U Re:The strangest place? (322 comments)

It was my Uncle and a Dell Inspiron desktop and nothing was working right since he had no idea how to maintain the computer. But he did know how to use Firefox and get his email.

I fixed his computer as a Christmas gift. It runs Windows 7 now and he knows how to use IE and get his email.

I also turned on auto update, cranked UAC to maximum and set it to require a password, 3 years, no support calls.

about 2 months ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

Joe U The strangest place? (322 comments)

I once saw Linux on some average users desktop. Total non-techie, and there he was using Ubuntu.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Remotely Deleted Tor From Windows Machines To Stop Botnet

Joe U Re:Class Action? (214 comments)

Ok Attorneys: Could this qualify for a class action suit to shut them down forever and burn them to the ground?

Short answer: No.

Long answer: No. And you need to actually read how it was done before commenting.

about 3 months ago
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How Chris Christie Could Use the NSA Playbook

Joe U Re:beacon of freedom (266 comments)

Well, yeah, the federal government can't go bankrupt, it can just print more money and tax more. What it can do, however, is wreck the economy, and that's what it has been busy doing for a decade.

So, what you're basically saying is that you do not understand macroeconomics.

about 3 months ago
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Oil Recovery May Have Triggered Texas Tremors

Joe U Possibly (172 comments)

Back in the 1960's this was brought up with wastewater wells.

Geologists are not sure if the small quakes prevented a larger one, or lead up to a larger one.

On a somewhat related note, if you want to see why wastewater wells near fault lines are bad, ask Oklahoma with 300+ earthquakes in just a few years.
http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/man-made-earthquakes/

about 5 months ago
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4 Prominent Scientists Say Renewables Aren't Enough, Urge Support For Nuclear

Joe U Re:Regulations are needed (776 comments)

While the US Navy's more recent safety record appears much better, one can say the same of most civilian nuclear reactors as well.

Ask the people who have tritium in their water supply about our civilian nuclear reactors.

http://www.ap.org/company/awards/part-ii-aging-nukes

The most recent being this year.

about 5 months ago
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4 Prominent Scientists Say Renewables Aren't Enough, Urge Support For Nuclear

Joe U Re:Regulations are needed (776 comments)

The USSR had their share of flaws, some of which don't apply to the US.

about 5 months ago
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4 Prominent Scientists Say Renewables Aren't Enough, Urge Support For Nuclear

Joe U Re:Regulations are needed (776 comments)

I have a better solution. Outlaw nuclear power plant operators and let someone competent like the Navy create a non-profit to run the plants.

about 5 months ago
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4 Prominent Scientists Say Renewables Aren't Enough, Urge Support For Nuclear

Joe U Re:Regulations are needed (776 comments)

No, I don't. So stop letting them run them.

about 5 months ago
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4 Prominent Scientists Say Renewables Aren't Enough, Urge Support For Nuclear

Joe U Re:Regulations are needed (776 comments)

I'm not anti-nuke, I'm anti-greed.

I have no (ZERO, None, nada, zilch) issues with nuclear energy as long as it's done properly.

I have major issues with letting companies like ConEd run anything dangerous. They will cut corners to make more money, they will leak radioactive waste into the groundwater, they will eventually cause a disaster. It's in their nature. They need to earn a never ending growing profit, the quick way to that is to cut corners.

So, YES, we must invest in nuclear, but must do it properly.

about 5 months ago
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4 Prominent Scientists Say Renewables Aren't Enough, Urge Support For Nuclear

Joe U Regulations are needed (776 comments)

Nuclear energy is proven, has the lowest pollution, best carbon footprint of anything we have (it's largest footprint comes from the concrete used in it's construction) and could be far cheaper if it wasn't severely over-regulated.

Pure bullshit. Those regulations are there to stop the local energy company from cutting corners and blowing up something. Something that they do on a regular basis in non nuclear energy.

The most dangerous aspect of nuclear energy is the energy company.

about 5 months ago
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Windows RT 8.1 Update Pulled From Windows Store

Joe U Re:On the other hand (178 comments)

Faster? Cite a reference maybe?

He's talking about the Pro. Which has a Core I5 w/ Intel HD 4000.

In simple terms, it's faster. If you want to get detailed, it's much faster.

about 6 months ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Joe U Re:Linus management technique works (1501 comments)

No, being successful got him that. Success does not require abusive behavior.

about 9 months ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Joe U Re:Linus management technique works (1501 comments)

Jobs, Gates, Ballmer, Torvalds and the rest are assholes.

Acting like an asshole is all fine and dandy for them until one day they drop dead and people remember the rich, successful, yet still dead asshole.

Many people think like the ends justify the means, they don't. There's no rule that says you have to manage like a raving lunatic to be successful.

about 9 months ago
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Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Joe U Re:Linus management technique works (1501 comments)

You spelled Apple wrong. Also, Dell, Sun, and Oracle.

Most big time managers act like that. It doesn't excuse the behavior.

Either way, Jobs is still dead and all his screaming and abusiveness didn't let him live one second longer. His money isn't very useful to him now.

about 9 months ago
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MasterCard and Visa Start Banning VPN Providers

Joe U Re:Lo-Tek Solution (353 comments)

Better yet, USPS money order paid in cash.

about 9 months ago

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Paypal froze WikiLeaks account under US pressure

Joe U Joe U writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Joe U (443617) writes "PayPal said on Wednesday that it had suspended the account of whistleblower website WikiLeaks because it was involved in activities deemed illegal by the US government.

What was omitted from the article is that there is no formal indictment against WikiLeaks. They have not been charged with nor convicted of any crime."

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The week starts on Sunday

Joe U Joe U writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Slashdot, for a site geared towards geeks, you think you would remember that the week starts on Sunday, not Monday.

I'm talking about the this week/last week navigation on the main page, it's a minor bug, but a noticeable one.

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