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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

JohnVanVliet law zero (417 comments)

i do beg to differ
the forth law of robotics
-- LAW 0 ( zero ) !!!

the current human population is a UNSUSTAINABLE levels
for various reasons a world population of about 2.5 to 3.5 - 4.0 Billion is sustainable

law 0 would allow for the REMOVAL of 4 billion people from the planet
( something WE humans are unwilling to do at this time )

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

JohnVanVliet Re:are the debian support forums down? (286 comments)

that it dose
i was one of the FIRST people to use pulse in fedora 6
now back then there were issues

Almost 10 years have past and those issues are no more


about 2 months ago

Linux distro to vampire XP install?

JohnVanVliet linux (10 comments)

well RHEL 5.10 will support the OLD 2001 XP hardware from 13 years ago
and RHEL 6.5 will also for most 13 year old hardware ( except for the nvidia gforce4 and OLDER cards )
a minor hack of the OS is needed for that .

You can use the FREE CentOS or ScientificLinux 5.10 or 6.5
OR BUY $$$$ the redhat support contract

about 3 months ago

X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

JohnVanVliet Re:Flare (145 comments)

The Carrington event was a X27 to x45

so a 1.6 is tiny ( for a big one)

a 2 is 10 times greater that a 1 in power

about 3 months ago

X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

JohnVanVliet Flare (145 comments)

Seeing as it is only a x 1.6
As far as BIG things go this is a bit tiny

so PREPARE for the WORST
1 to 2 days no electricity
expect the BEST
pretty lights in the sky

about 3 months ago

What Disk Imaging software works best?

JohnVanVliet disk images (1 comments)

the "dd" command

about 6 months ago

Microsoft takes down No-IP.com domains

JohnVanVliet re (4 comments)

I used to use No-Ip.com
and ALWAYS recommended it
it was a great service

about 6 months ago

Even In Digital Photography Age, High Schoolers Still Flock To the Darkroom

JohnVanVliet darkrooms (240 comments)

i worked in custom color and B&W darkrooms for over 10 years

finally by the late 90's there were 3 jobs for over 200 techs in the SE Michigan area

The oldest piece of hardware was a Kodak K10 that still had vacuum tubes

about 6 months ago

Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails

JohnVanVliet lost mail (347 comments)

did not "Bush" already loose a ton of mails when the "white house" moved from the
Huge giant sized corporate Lotus based mail to the " small business/HOME" mail system from MS

this is NOTHING new

about 6 months ago

Question: Can I leave DRMd content I've bought from Amazon to anyone in my will?

JohnVanVliet drm (1 comments)

make drm FREE copies

about 6 months ago

Target Moves To Chip and Pin Cards To Boost Security

JohnVanVliet target (210 comments)

i can almost GUARANTY that target will "frack up " this too
a 2015 prediction
target will use the password " 1234" to secure the servers

about 8 months ago

DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

JohnVanVliet ceo's (347 comments)

--- "i think what we have here is a failure to communicate" ---

as in the CEO has NO idea about the technology being used

px resolution is a easy one to do , and would make some sense .

the SIZE of the screen is just a phallic reference .


about 8 months ago

Firefox 29: Redesign

JohnVanVliet Re:tabs (688 comments)

I forgot to add ---

I knew there was a reason i use SEAMONKEY as my default browser
at least for now there is Firefox 24 LTS

about 8 months ago

Firefox 29: Redesign

JohnVanVliet tabs (688 comments)

the "about : config " setting for "tabs on bottom"
was removed !!!!!!!!!!!!

if you upgrade and not a new install the setting is there
and the "page reload" is NOT MOVABLE

about 8 months ago

Why Don't People Understand The Chevy Volt?

JohnVanVliet RE: "are consumers just really that dense?" (1 comments)

Yes they ARE that dense
the "average" person in the usa now is basically a moron
and you can put most of the blame on our failing public education ( a even private is failing )

about 8 months ago

Do backups on Linux no longer matter?

JohnVanVliet ext2,3 (5 comments)

this is the old ext2 and 3

even RHEL6 is using ext4 or LVM
and if one is using RHEL5.10 and ext3
rhel5 legacy is using the older tools

about 8 months ago

Favorite unexpected comment/slang/denigration phrase?

JohnVanVliet re (2 comments)

The acronym " TANSTAAFL "

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

JohnVanVliet Re:User friendliest: (187 comments)

I would suggest installing WINE and then running Windows Firewall.

WTF !!! are you "fracked in the head " ?
iptables is way better

anyway you could not even do that

about 9 months ago

ask slashdot: tight firewall for brand-new linux user

JohnVanVliet firewall (2 comments)

As a Linux user for 10+ years .
The Default settings for the firewall in almost any linux OS are good

and set up to be secure
Ubuntu dose NOT use "yum" .That is a Redhat tool
about the only thing the user might need to do is if they are using a P2P program and there isp blocks port 6881
is open ports for it

"set up a default deny rule"
unused ports on linux systems are already BLOCKED in "stealth" mode
as in there will be no "deny" answer going back

about 9 months ago


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