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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

Kildjean Want a better product? Vote with your wallet. (1009 comments)

People need to tell Microsoft with their wallets what kind of OS they want to have. If 25 million people decided not to buy anything al all, that would send a pretty message of "either do it right, or dont do it at all...."

about 7 months ago
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Internet Explorer 0-day Attacks On US Nuke Workers Hit 9 Other Sites

Kildjean Re:Somebody in the government... (157 comments)

I actually work for the government, they just dont listen to the think tanks that tell them, "Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! Dont do that" and they just go ahead and do it anyways.

about a year ago
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Internet Explorer 0-day Attacks On US Nuke Workers Hit 9 Other Sites

Kildjean Somebody in the government... (157 comments)

Just lost their job... The same idiot that insisted in "lets make all our content only available through IE"...

about a year ago
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EA Is the Game Company Disney Was Looking For

Kildjean John Riccitiello is Darth Plagueis (254 comments)

Palpatine said...

This isn't a story EA would tell you.... It's a Sith legend.

"Darth Riccitiello was a Dark Lord of the Sith so powerful and so wise, he could use EA to influence the midi-chlorians to make...games. He had such a knowledge of the Dark Side, he could even keep the game studios he cared about...from dying.

He became so powerful, the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power...which, eventually of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice (who works for Disney) everything he knew. Then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Riccitiello never saw it coming.

Ironic."

True Story...

about a year ago
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HP To Package Leap Motion Sensor Into — Not Just With — Some Devices

Kildjean Re:I still like my mouse (54 comments)

Have you thought that using this in combination of a mouse would give you more liberty during a presentation or general computer usage? I wouldnt use this alone without a mouse, but i think it works better than the kinect does and it will be integrated on laptops. That is big.

about a year ago
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Huge Explosion at Texas Fertilizer Plant

Kildjean and this is news for nerds how? (422 comments)

I live in Texas, and while tragic and all that, why is this news in slashdot? Why is it news for nerds? Was a computer security issue that caused the explosion? If I want world news i go to CNN or huffington Post, when I come to slashdot is to read news for nerds, stuff that matters.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Killed the Start Menu Because No One Uses It

Kildjean Re:Launchy did it for me (862 comments)

This is a great find! I was using Alfredo on the Mac, but for windows this is great... :)

more than 2 years ago
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Sources Say Meg Whitman To Become HP CEO

Kildjean Re:Really? Really? (277 comments)

I think HP should hire Michael Dell, he could then sell the company in bits and pieces and return the money to the shareholders.... Oh wait...

more than 2 years ago
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Anonymous Kills Websites, Cartels Kill Bloggers

Kildjean or just hire the US DoD... (627 comments)

I think Mobama should send them a couple of pissed off Marines there for a little R&R (tequila, women and fire), or just hire a merc wing from the US DOD and do a cleanup... Mexico shouldnt be that difficult to overtake... a couple of M1A1 HA Abrams Main Battle Tank should do the trick... Mexico Urban layout is like afghanistan ultra light...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Low-Cost Tools To Track Employees' Web Use?

Kildjean Re:squid (384 comments)

Since the management is gone... =(

more than 2 years ago
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.XXX Domain Registrations Begins

Kildjean time to catch on sex.com (140 comments)

i just registered goatse.xxx and se.xxx

more than 2 years ago
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Hurricane Irene Prompts Unprecedented Evacuation of NYC

Kildjean Re:It's a CAT-2 storm, for god's sake... (395 comments)

You are a dumb ass. Hurricanes (along with Tornados) are the only atmospheric events that are categorized. Tropical Storms are not categorized. Further more according to NOAA Irene is still a Category 1 hurricane. Per NOAA www.noaa.gov:

"...Irene Re-Emerges Over The Atlantic Ocean...Water Levels Rising In The Virginia Tidewater Region... Published: Sat, 27 Aug 2011 18:52:53 EDT
At 7:00 p.m. EDT, the center of Hurricane Irene was located near latitude 36.5 north, longitude 75.8 west, or 35 miles southeast of Norfolk, V.A. Irene is moving toward the north-northeast near 16 mph and this motion accompanied by a gradual increase in forward speed is expected during the next day or so. On the current forecast track, the center of Irene will move near or over the Mid-Atlantic coast tonight and move over southern New England on Sunday. Irene is forecast to move into eastern Canada Sunday night. Maximum sustained winds remain near 80 mph with higher gusts. Irene is forecast to remain a hurricane as it moves near over the Mid-Atlantic coast and as it approaches New England. "

more than 2 years ago
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Hurricane Irene Threatens US Northeast; Cover Your Assets

Kildjean ... the end is near... (202 comments)

Earthquakes on the east coast, an impending hurricane too, then Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple, CmdrTaco gone too...... I think the apocalypse is upon us.

more than 2 years ago
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Hurricane Irene Threatens US Northeast; Cover Your Assets

Kildjean Re:Puerto Rico (202 comments)

How fast were those winds going? 20mph? thats nothing... when you get 75mph sustained winds (thats cat1) to 135mph sustained winds (cat4) then talk to me... That same attitude is what got so many people in Katrina killed.

more than 2 years ago
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Hurricane Irene Threatens US Northeast; Cover Your Assets

Kildjean Re:Puerto Rico (202 comments)

I think we are the only country in the world that actually roots for a hurricane to come because it means there will be a chance to not go to work and still get paid LOL!

more than 2 years ago
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Hurricane Irene Threatens US Northeast; Cover Your Assets

Kildjean Re:Puerto Rico (202 comments)

In PR a Hurricane means extra vacation time... =)

more than 2 years ago
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Hurricane Irene Threatens US Northeast; Cover Your Assets

Kildjean PR Is just a step up from a 3rd world country (202 comments)

"Note that Irene has been no joke in the Caribbean; in Puerto Rico (with relatively modern infrastructure), about a third of the island lost power."

Dont fucking insult me. Relatively modern infrastructure? We don't build our buildings with fucking wood and gypsum board... We use armed concrete... that is why we can take a Category 5 Hurricane (like Hugo) or Category 4 (like Georges or Katrina) and survive it without the DRAMA the US experienced with Katrina... When we get a hurricane like that, we receive it with Don Q Rum and in a Beach Chair...

Now If you had said that the island was a step up from a third world country, I couldn't agree with you more... If the goverment agencies did their job right one third of the island wouldn't have lost power and water for more than a day... The services down there are such a fucking joke compared to 20yrs ago when a Category 5 Hurricane would cause the same inconveniences that this Category 1 hurricane caused.

Don't let me get started on the "puppet" we got as a governor... he makes Obama look competent...

more than 2 years ago
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GameStop Opening Deus Ex Boxes, Removing Free Game Coupon

Kildjean Steam or Amazon ftw! (343 comments)

... and this is why I don't buy my games from the galactic empire (gamestop) anymore...

more than 2 years ago
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Canadian Firm Gave Libyan Rebels Surveillance Drone

Kildjean not armed? (165 comments)

It probably had an iPad to show the Lybians something scary that they havent't seen before, like a never ending Terrance and Phillip show...

more than 2 years ago
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Released

Kildjean Re:I don't know... (138 comments)

Dont mean to rain on your parade but I went the Stealth/Hacker way, I just use the disable and stun gun... and I haven't killed a single fucker yet.

more than 2 years ago

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Active Storage Announces 'ActiveSAN' Replacement f

Kildjean Kildjean writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Kildjean (871084) writes "Late last week, we noted that Active Storage appeared set to introduce a replacement for Apple's Xserve, which is being discontinued as of today. The company followed through today with its introduction of ActiveSAN, a new metadata controller appliance to fill the void left by Xserve's departure.
"On the day that Apple has formally stopped selling Xserve, we have exciting news. Until now, Apple's Xserve was the Metadata Controller of choice for most Xsan installations, providing enterprise form factor and capabilities," said Alex Grossman, CEO of Active Storage, Inc.

"Xsan users in high-pressure industries require datacenter-level quality products to manage their Metadata, but also demand the ease of use and setup of Xsan," continued Grossman. "Previously, that meant one thing: Xsan on an Xserve. But all that changes today — with ActiveSAN."

ActiveSAN is a 1U rackmountable controller based on Linux and the Quantum StorNext SAN file system. Active Storage also offers an integrated Mac OS X user interface to make setup and maintenance a fast and simple process.

ActiveSAN runs on a quad-core Xeon processor with 8 GB of 1066MHz DDR3 memory while offering mirrored hot-swappable 1 TB drives, a dual port 8Gb Fibre Channel card, and dual hot-swappable power supplies.

Full details on pricing and configuration options for ActiveSAN are yet to be announced, and Active Storage plans to demo the new hardware at NAB 2011 in early April with product availability set to follow soon after."

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'Back to the Mac' Media Event on October 20th

Kildjean Kildjean writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Kildjean (871084) writes "Engadget reports that Apple has issued invitations for a special media event to be held next Wednesday, October 20th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. The invitation for the event, which is to be held at the company's campus in Cupertino, California, carries the tagline "Back to the Mac".

The invitation also contains an image of what appears to be a lion peeking out from behind the Apple logo, hinting at discussion of Mac OS X 10.7. "Lion" has been one of the most commonly-suggested "big cat" names for the next-generation operating system.

Much of Apple's notebook line with the exception of the entry-level MacBook is due for a refresh, and Apple has refreshed at least a portion of its notebook line each October or November for the last several years. Apple's desktop offerings have all been updated relatively recently, suggesting that the company's media event may focus on notebooks if new hardware is included on the agenda."

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Remote Management Applications

Kildjean Kildjean writes  |  about 7 years ago

Gilbert Palau writes "I work in a large IT Service firm that administers IT NOC's for corporations in the eastern states (Md, DC, VA, NJ, etc). We have been looking for a enterprise size application for Remote Management and Image Deployment. The only one we have come accross that offers everything we want to do is Apple Remote Desktop. I have been searching in finding an application for Windows Server Environments and Networks with Windows XP Clients that has all the tools included in ARD, but I have only found it in separate products that one way or another fall short from the type of performance and tools we are looking. I specially can't believe that being part of the dominating OS species, I cannot find an application that does for Apple Networks, on the Windows Environment. We are looking for a tool where we can do Software Distribution, Asset Management, Remote Assistance, Remote Administration and scheduling of application deployment. I would appreciate if any IT engineers give me their input on what would be the best application to deploy for this type of work or which application compares or is better than apple remote desktop that is windows environment based."
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Kildjean Kildjean writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Kildjean writes "EDITORS NOTE:

Since the original publication of this article we have been inundated with responses from the public at all walks of life. It is important to note that research is ongoing with DCA, and not everyone is convinced it will turn out to be a miracle drug. There have been many therapies that were promising in vitro and in animal models that did not work for one reason or another in humans. To provide false hope is not our intention. There is a lot of information on DCA available on the web, and this column is but one opinion on the topic. We hope you will do your own research into the situation. So, we have added links to resources at the end of this column.

END NOTE

Scientists may have cured cancer last week.

Yep.

So, why hven't the media picked up on it?

Here's the deal. Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada found a cheap and easy to produce drug that kills almost all cancers. The drug is dichloroacetate, and since it is already used to treat metabolic disorders, we know it should be no problem to use it for other purposes.

Doesn't this sound like the kind of news you see on the front page of every paper?

The drug also has no patent, which means it could be produced for bargain basement prices in comparison to what drug companies research and develop.

Scientists tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body where it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but left healthy cells alone. Rats plump with tumors shrank when they were fed water supplemented with DCA.

Again, this seems like it should be at the top of the nightly news, right?

Cancer cells don't use the little power stations found in most human cells — the mitochondria. Instead, they use glycolysis, which is less effective and more wasteful.

Doctors have long believed the reason for this is because the mitochondria were damaged somehow. But, it turns out the mitochondria were just dormant, and DCA starts them back up again.

The side effect of this is it also reactivates a process called apoptosis. You see, mitochondria contain an all-too-important self-destruct button that can't be pressed in cancer cells. Without it, tumors grow larger as cells refuse to be extinguished. Fully functioning mitochondria, thanks to DCA, can once again die.

With glycolysis turned off, the body produces less lactic acid, so the bad tissue around cancer cells doesn't break down and seed new tumors.

Here's the big catch. Pharmaceutical companies probably won't invest in research into DCA because they won't profit from it. It's easy to make, unpatented and could be added to drinking water. Imagine, Gatorade with cancer control.

So, the groundwork will have to be done at universities and independently funded laboratories. But, how are they supposed to drum up support if the media aren't even talking about it?

All I can do is write this and hope Google News picks it up. In the meantime, tell everyone you know and do your own research.

This is a column of opinion written by Printz Executive Editor David McRaney. Comments can be sent to printz@usm.edu

More info on: http://www.studentprintz.com/home/index.cfm?event= displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=c7794f20-d fb1-4494-892d-b529895da103"
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Kildjean Kildjean writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Kildjean writes ""Gizmodo Knows: iPhone Will Be Announced On Monday. I guarantee it. It isn't what I expected at all. And I've already said too much."

Read into that what you will. First thing I notice is the lack of the word "Apple," other than in the tags. Sure, an iPhone could be coming Monday — but is it the iPhone. The only true iPhone is one from Apple. You must forsake all others.

Or maybe they've actually got the goods this time? Tune in Monday to find out and discuss amongst yourselves in the interim."

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