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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

Kaenneth Re:What we do know - (443 comments)

Ebola is trying as hard as it can.

about a week ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

Kaenneth Re:The Unearthly Glow (443 comments)

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

about a week ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

Kaenneth Re:Fault in gdi32.dll (179 comments)

Potentially true, a BSOD is preferable to a rootkit.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

Kaenneth Re:The suck, it burns .... (179 comments)

I'm not aware of QA layoffs, I just started a new QA position at MS!

the layoffs were mainly Nokia, marketing, and middle managers from what I've read.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

Kaenneth Re:The suck, it burns .... (179 comments)

Jesus Christ, you fuck up your computer like that, and still try to blame MS?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

Kaenneth Re:The suck, it burns .... (179 comments)

No, it was mostly marketing and middle managers.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

Kaenneth Re:Automated notice not necessary here (368 comments)

You don't require the existing federal government to do anything to homogenize laws across states, see the Uniform Commercial Code and the Uniform Child Custody Act; where states agree that it's easier to adopt basically the same laws

about two weeks ago
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Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

Kaenneth Re:Nerd Blackface (442 comments)

Sheldon is one disfiguring accident away from being a Batman villain.

about three weeks ago
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Crytek USA Collapses, Sells Game IP To Other Developers

Kaenneth Re:Good riddance (121 comments)

Their game(s) were pretty, but the gameplay itself I found lacking.

about a month ago
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"BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

Kaenneth Re:Hyperbole (205 comments)

The bad guys only have to win once.

about a month ago
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Grad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative To $1,000 Air Purifiers In Smoggy China

Kaenneth Re:Don't fix the problem, treat the symptom (182 comments)

And coal burned to produce power for the fans themselves...

How does the power efficiency on compare vs. a designed for purpose fan? does the extra resistance overheat the motor, increasing fire hazard?

about a month ago
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Grad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative To $1,000 Air Purifiers In Smoggy China

Kaenneth Re:What the hell? (182 comments)

Just don't try sleeping WITH it.

about a month ago
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UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

Kaenneth Re:Legitimate concerns (282 comments)

To paraphrase a quote on a different subject: "If you outlaw online anonymity, only outlaws will be anonymous online."

about a month ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Kaenneth Re:Customer service? (928 comments)

Don't try it in any flight that might get diverted/layover in New York, or you'll get arrested for a felony.

Not a gun owner, by NY city laws are crazy, even if you are just passing through the airport.

about a month ago
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Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

Kaenneth Re:"Compatible" (94 comments)

But then you get grease on the discs.

about a month ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Kaenneth Re:Hypothetical (962 comments)

But men aren't allowed to have men's rights discussions.

Their conferences get shut down, their online personas doxed, they aren't allowed to talk about it, CASE IN POINT.

You are an embarrassment of a human being.

about a month ago

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The Buffalo Bills' Million Dollar Text Messages

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  about 4 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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