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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Kaenneth Re:Let me get this right (818 comments)

That's called Inflation.

3 days ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

Kaenneth Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

Ever play the Telephone game?

Being Trained, and being Trained-to-Train are two different things.

4 days ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

Kaenneth Re:Geographic matching (365 comments)

So you're saying they should tax software whenever it goes via the internet?

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

Kaenneth Re:Fine! (365 comments)

citation?

about three weeks ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Kaenneth Re:LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS (907 comments)

As a matter of fact, they don't have to accept it...

But if they refuse it, payment has been 'tendered' and the loan satisfied, and no more payments need to be made.

Consider the expression, when eating at a restaurant, and the owner says 'Your money's no good here.' which means your meal is 'on the house'.

I've been through this with the courts themselves; I tried to pay a small fine (one of those 'mandatory even if innocent' ones...) 3 times over a 45 day period, but because their systems were in disorder they were unwilling to accept the cash payment at the appropriate clerks office during posted business hours.

When they later tried to send me a bill for it, I sent a letter back explaining that they had refused to accept my legal tender multiple times, in front of witnesses, and that I considered the matter closed. It's been 8 years, and nothing further has occurred, nothing is on my credit, I can renew my drivers license, etc.

about three weeks ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Kaenneth Re:Could be improved (907 comments)

You haven't seen the freeways around here...

about three weeks ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Kaenneth Re:Oh good (907 comments)

Then sell the bill to a collection agency.

about three weeks ago
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Fukushima Radiation Still Poisoning Insects

Kaenneth Re:Relevent (119 comments)

Unfortunetly, I'm a reader, not a writer, but I've been thinking, in a sci-fi context, about a creature on a water planet that evolved tool making ability in a gas pocket inside their body.

Imagine a whale-sized creature with a dozen prehensile tongues, breathing through it's nose, while building machine parts inside it's mouth.

(now, add a Japanese schoolgirl...)

about three weeks ago
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Fukushima Radiation Still Poisoning Insects

Kaenneth Re:Cue the knee-jerk nuke haters & their BS. (119 comments)

How many people will be displaced by global warming that could have been mitigated if we were using nuclear instead of fossil fuels?

'climate change' lies squarely at the feet of the willfully ignorant hippies.

about three weeks ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Kaenneth Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

"A teacher, an administrative assistant, a nurse, a librarian, medical data entry, child care."

How many of those are 'chosen' by women, as opposed to being effectively closed to men?

Teacher, nurse, child care... any man who wants to pursue those careers is likely to be automatically suspected of being a pedophile.

about three weeks ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Kaenneth Re:Does HFCS count? (294 comments)

1) Setup a hog farm
2) Offer to sell land to neighbors for 200% of market value so they can shut it down.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

Kaenneth Offsite. (268 comments)

Keep a copy in a different building to protect against fire/flood/theft/etc.

about a month ago
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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

Kaenneth Re:+-2000 deaths? (119 comments)

Competing consumers would also drop from the population. Less food/power/gas would be needed to match.

about a month ago
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Hidden Archeology of Stonehenge Revealed In New Geophysical Map

Kaenneth The Pandorica awaits... (28 comments)

Ahh, the Underhenge!

about a month ago
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Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

Kaenneth Re:Holy cow ... (142 comments)

We're all too occupied playing the lone hero in video games...

about a month and a half ago
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Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

Kaenneth Re:Battlestar Galactica (206 comments)

I bet the Chimpanzees wish they hadn't invented humans now.

about a month and a half ago
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Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola

Kaenneth Re:Nice (105 comments)

Sure Ebola /could/ mutate to spread easier... but the common flu could more easily mutate again to become more deadly, and it's already here.

about a month and a half ago

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The Buffalo Bills' Million Dollar Text Messages

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  about 6 months ago

Kaenneth (82978) writes "The Buffalo Bills are planning to settle a lawsuit over excessive text messages, for sending 3 messages over the amount they intended to send over a period of two weeks through their opt-in program for fans. When the plaintiff, a Bills 'Fan', received 6 then 7 messages instead of 'no more than 5 per week' over a two-week span, he filed suit. The proposed settlement includes up to two and a half million dollars in merchandise vouchers, and half a million for the lawyers."
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Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Been taking a database design class; looks like I designed the databse for my lawyer referral site ( HTTP://freeduiconsultations.com ) somewhat wrong, it didn't account for the possibility of a lawyer being able to practice in more than one state, and many other things so I'm re-designing from scratch.

Probably making it over-complex now, as the current design allows for relationships between directory entries, such that an attorney can be a member of a law firm; and both can be members of bar associations; along with geographic area relationships (State/County/City), practice types (to expand beyond DUI), and a new way of handling Contact information, to allow multiple addresses and phone numbers of the same type.

it's almost a generic Object-Properties-Relationships implementation at the core, I don't know if thats a good or bad thing... I want it to be flexable, but I don't want to make it so flexable that it effectivly does nothing.

All that attorney data will mesh with a site redesign allowing multiple content templates and CSS Styles, allowing each domain name for the site to present appropriate data, user accounts, and such.

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Self teaching web development

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago I'm working on learning CSS, C#, ASP.net, and SQL by creating this site: http://freeduiconsultations.com/

This I'm using as an index of sites: http://portal2portal.com/

I bought these for no good reason, if anyone wants them, I'll consider selling them for a reasonable price for non-profit use.
http://toham.com/
http://themoist.com/
http://mushystuff.com/
http://mippo.com/
http://ibfun.com/
http://gamingshops.com/

and yes, I'm hoping Slashdot will indirectly help my search engine rankings =)

One thing I'm curious about, is do the big search engines adjust the value of a link based upon the subject of the site?, for example, does a link from a minor law site (like mine) to another law site (an attorneys) have more value than a link from a major technical site (like slashdot) to a law site (an attorneys)?

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OTA HD is a pain.

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I'm still working on setting up an Over the Air HD antenna, for use with Windows Media Center...

My first antenna, an indoor one did not work very well, particularly, channels would skip out if someone walked between it and the transmitter.

Also, skips in the video stream would cause my video drivers to crash, taking out Windows, (which, I suppose would be a benifit of Vista, if it can restart the video subsystem without rebooting the machine.)

Updating the video driver seems to have solved that problem, and I managed to obtain an antenna for my roof. The box said it included all needed equipment, but I still had to buy a video cable, a mast, clamps for the mast, a grounding wire (copper is expensive nowdays), and an amplifier.

I plan to lock the antenna in one position, as I don't know of any computer controlled antenna rotors, and that I may want to watch one channel, while recording another, with the transmitters in different directions. Ideally, the large, amplified roof antenna would give me a good enough signal on enough channels without specific aiming.

I still don't have access, in Media Center to the secondary channels, that is, I have 4.1, 5.1, and 7.1, but I can't get to 5.2 or 7.2 on Media Center, while the HDTV set itself can tune them. It's my understanding that this is because the online Program Guide lacks data for those channels; but I still can't manually tune to them.

Maybe Vista will do it better, but I'm holding out for a Vista machine until I can get a 'CableCard' tuner, at which time the OTA antenna will be obselete.

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