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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

KlomDark Re:The Fix: Buy good Chocolate! (323 comments)

Excellent research! I saw a very similar name to his /. username there.

Going to have to try some!

about a week ago
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Google Wallet API For Digital Goods Will Be Retired On March 2, 2015

KlomDark Re:Google's Paypal (105 comments)

Yep, I wrote a bunch of code for Google Checkout (I think that was what it was called) and then all of a sudden it didn't work. They just up and killed it. Not trusting them again.

about two weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

KlomDark Re:X, perhaps? (399 comments)

Why not, they previously went with Windows Sex Pee...

about 2 months ago
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Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

KlomDark Re:Who to believe? (39 comments)

I think this is the only place where men brag about how short theirs is... ;)

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

KlomDark Re:memory management circa 2014 (637 comments)

Oh come on, you think your little niche is the whole world? A modern day "real programmer" wouldn't waste any time on a shitty 8bit processor.

I did my time in the 8bit 6502 days. I loved them. Those days are gone.

If you're not coding 64bit then you are stuck in the past. Tell yourself anything you want, but if you are still coding on a 8bit processor then you are horribly obsolete.

about 4 months ago
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If UNIX Were a Religion

KlomDark Re: If it was a religion? (392 comments)

Are you allowed to post in this thread? Isn't it some kind of conflict of interest? ;)

about a year ago
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China Prefers Sticking With Dying Windows XP To Upgrading

KlomDark Re:New model mentality (333 comments)

Exactly what I had in mind when I said that. :)

about a year ago
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China Prefers Sticking With Dying Windows XP To Upgrading

KlomDark Re:Server 2012 doesn't comes with a gui (333 comments)

Dangerous? How about massively increasing the time it takes to do basic administrative tasks. I've spent so much time trying to do things in Server 2012 that were absolutely simple from NT 3.5 to Server 2008 that I am officially now rebelling against their stupid Metro interface. Everything is fucked up.

Try debugging an L2TP VPN connection using the silly new interface - you pass from old school to Metro to old school to Metro three times. It just ain't worth it.

They can make a new UI, but nobody's gotta accept or use the damn thing.

Even that Windows 8.1 laptop I was talking about in my parent post: I messed with that for two months. Two days ago I reloaded the thing with Windows 7. I have work to get done, don't have the time to mess with the latest Microsoft fad. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

about a year ago
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UN Votes To Protect Privacy In Digital Age

KlomDark Re:And how is (124 comments)

Which one? What are you talking about?

about a year ago
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UN Votes To Protect Privacy In Digital Age

KlomDark Re:And how is (124 comments)

So, Mr Complainer, got a better idea?

about a year ago
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UN Votes To Protect Privacy In Digital Age

KlomDark USA, seriously? (124 comments)

"Under pressure from US lobbying, the clause that mass surveillance constitutes a human rights violation was dropped earlier."

WTF is this shit from the so-called "Land of the free and the home of the brave"? Not US lobbying, let's call it what it is: Corporate lobbying. Sickening to see my country dying under my feet. Everything my parents told me about Russia being bad when I was growing up is instead coming true here. Damn Damn Damn... Where's that flux capacitor when I need one?

about a year ago
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Decades-Old Rambus Litigation Against Micron For RDRAM Tech Reaches Settlement

KlomDark Re:Hot Grits Indeed! (82 comments)

Six digits? What a bunch of n00bs... ;0

about a year ago
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Decades-Old Rambus Litigation Against Micron For RDRAM Tech Reaches Settlement

KlomDark Re:Now I feel old. (82 comments)

I remember this from way too long ago. I figured it had wrapped up years ago. Was surprised to see it's just now reaching settlement. This was even before OJ's low-speed chase...

about a year ago
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China Prefers Sticking With Dying Windows XP To Upgrading

KlomDark Re:New model mentality (333 comments)

I did the same, installed Server 2012 on a new server, said WTF? Tried to run with it, had no luck with Hyper-V on 2012. Reformatted with Server 2008 R2, never looked back.

They have really got to dump that shitty Windows 8 interface on professional hardware. Ain't nobody got time for that...

Now Windows 8.1 on my laptop, it makes sense and I'm happy with it. But on a server? Give me a frikken break...

about a year ago
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China Prefers Sticking With Dying Windows XP To Upgrading

KlomDark Re:production and development cost (333 comments)

Usually people who just write MicroSoft instead of Micro$oft (or M$) are just showing their age. For the first few years of the company's existence it was Micro-Soft, and most people dropped the dash for MicroSoft. Everyone-hates-dashes...

It's not CHILDish, it's OLDish.

Save your rage for the "M$" people...

about a year ago
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BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"

KlomDark Re:"similar to" (321 comments)

Take your dog whistling and get the fuck out of here, loser.

1 year,10 hours

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Jack Thompson sues for Omaha shooter videogames

KlomDark KlomDark writes  |  more than 6 years ago

KlomDark writes "Omaha's KETV reports that our "good buddy" Jack Thompson is suing Omaha's police chief in connection with the Von Maur shootings. Attorney Jack Thompson said he wants to find out whether Robert Hawkins, 19, played any violent video games. Hawkins shot eight people to death, then killed himself at Von Maur on Dec. 5.

Well, he definitely played the ultimate first person shooter."

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KlomDark KlomDark writes  |  more than 8 years ago

KlomDark writes "Quite a few places are reporting massive data corruption due to a bug in KB920958 recently released via Windows Update. If you have a Windows 2000 machine (Server or Pro) with KB920958 installed and write a file to a compressed folder, the last 4096 bytes will get overwritten with 0xDF (The Beta symbol) after a while. Still unknown whether it's a lazy cache or the lazy compression process, but after a few minutes/hours you'll find your file corrupted. The issue has been reported to Microsoft for couple weeks with no word from them about it yet.

The fix: If you have KB920958 installed, either remove it immediately or (if you have room) uncompress any Compressed Folders.

The company I work for just got bit by it this week. Good thing for working backups!"
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KlomDark KlomDark writes  |  more than 8 years ago

KlomDark writes "Looks like the Dell laptops with Sony batteries in them are not the only dangerous ones. Seems Sony has been putting dangerous batteries in their own VAIO laptops. This time, after putting out the fire, the laptop caught on fire a second time (!!!), prompting the lady to throw the thing out in the driveway while waiting for the fire department."

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