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US Postal Service Hacked, 500k+ Employees and Public Data Breached

Known Nutter Vote? (46 comments)

When I consider all of the "online voting" stories and ideas that float around during election time, I am forced to think of stories like this one.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

Known Nutter Re:Maybe a Mini (355 comments)

"Bait and switch" -- I do not think it means what you think it means...

about 2 months ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

Known Nutter Yet Another... (217 comments)

Yet another Slashdot Airport Security troll article.

You might as well just copy the comments from the last airport security article and paste them here. The same tired subject will elicit the same responses.

Security theatre this, TSA that, incompetent this, overpaid that, privacy violation this, strip search, x-ray, grandma searched, water/liquids... on and on... apply, rinse, repeat... oh, wait... no liquids!

Not that I disagree with most of it...

about 3 months ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

Known Nutter Re:Can we please cann these companies what they ar (288 comments)

Riding an unlicensed cab is a very safe activity compared to having sex, riding a bicycle, skiing, or climbing a ladder.

All of which have some form of government regulation imposed upon them.

about 3 months ago
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Google To Refund $19M In In-App Purchases Made By Kids

Known Nutter Re:Sounds good, right? (88 comments)

Maybe don't give your toddler your $800 cell phone?

How else are the little snowflakes supposed to stare mindlessly into the device in a zombie-like state? Interaction with the world around them? Please.

about 4 months ago
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Twitpic Shutting Down Over Trademark Dispute

Known Nutter Re:Wait, what? (81 comments)

Twatpic ...meh, definitely taken.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

Known Nutter Re:All white meat (426 comments)

You must be fun at parties...

about 4 months ago
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Bad "Buss Duct" Causes Week-long Closure of 5,000 Employee Federal Complex

Known Nutter Re:It's not "buss" - its bus. (124 comments)

You can be pedantic, but come on...I get it, language evolves, but a tech website like slashdot should get the tech vernacular correct, don't you think?

After all, "bus" is not foreign term to "nerds" now, is it? For example, the same term that describes "front side bus" also describes an electrical bus duct.

about 5 months ago
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Bad "Buss Duct" Causes Week-long Closure of 5,000 Employee Federal Complex

Known Nutter It's not "buss" - its bus. (124 comments)

A fool's drivel repeated often enough will some day end up in the lexicon, especially in the moden age of instant mass communications, but that does not make it correct.

"Buss" is not a word, but because there was an electrical manufacturing company called "Bussman" that makes fuses, and people would often shorten it to "Buss Fuses", other illiterates have created a spurious spelling that uses "buss" instead of "bus". It's still incorrect however, in spite of the illiterates repeating it on the internet.

This holds true within the electrical trade, as many old-timers frequently write (not type!) "buss" -- I often see it on equipment labels, one-line drawings, etc.

about 5 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Known Nutter Re:Obligatory Slashdot knee jerk (928 comments)

That's what I'm talkin' about.

I don't give a shit about "bad publicity" or either of these two idiots -- the gate agent or the passenger. I have three upcoming flights with SWA. I'm not one step closer to calling to cancel based on this crybaby's poor-me story.

Next time, guy could just try doing as he's told by those in charge of the situation.

about 5 months ago
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Utility Wants $17,500 Refund After Failure To Scrub Negative Search Results

Known Nutter Re:Who likes their utility? (110 comments)

It seems simple enough to me: increased customer satisfaction (aka reputation in a captive market) means you can inflate your prices and/or reduce the quality of service with less backlash.

It's not quite that simple. Using PG&E as an example, they cannot just inflate their prices. Rate increases must be approved by the State of California Public Utilities Commission, as must rate increases for every other utility in the state.

about 5 months ago
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Utility Wants $17,500 Refund After Failure To Scrub Negative Search Results

Known Nutter Re:Who likes their utility? (110 comments)

And who cares? It's not like you have a choice, particularly with real utilities. You can't just get your power from somewhere else. In the Bay Area, PG&E in constantly running campaigns to improve their reputation, mostly associated with the San Bruno disaster. Why? Shareholder value? If so, I guess I don't quite understand what public reputation of a utility has to do with shareholder value. Perhaps state and municipal permitting related to system construction, rate increases with the PUC to fund said construction... ...thinking outloud here, it seems.

about 5 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

Known Nutter Re:Congrats! (381 comments)

Any modern quartz-controlled watch that costs more than $10 is a status symbol and nothing more.

I don't know about that. My Citizen WR-100 is a very modest watch. My wife bought it for me about 8 years ago. $250. It's my daily driver... the nightstand watch. It's very special to me for many intangible reasons, but it certainly isn't a status symbol.

I get what you're saying, but there's a middle ground somewhere, too.

about 5 months ago
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FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

Known Nutter The answer is alcohol! (128 comments)

Alcohol! Gives me the ability to drown-out/ignore your intrusive cell phone use coupled with the potential to make me more annoying than you to other passengers all the while maintaining my elevated (perhaps evolved?) sense of not giving a fuck about either!

Win-win!

Ain't flying fun!?!?

about 6 months ago
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What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

Known Nutter Re:The answer nobody likes... (286 comments)

However, I also strongly believe that I have a right to privacy, which should be especially obvious when I'm innocent.

You're banking on the assumption that your innocence is especially obvious...

about 6 months ago
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What Happens If You Have a Heart Attack In Space?

Known Nutter Today? (83 comments)

You've got yourself a serious set of problems any number of which will kill you, including the heart attack.

about 6 months ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

Known Nutter Re:Yosemite (411 comments)

That's a bit of a stretch.

about 7 months ago

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Known Nutter Known Nutter writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Known Nutter (988758) writes "This year's Computex is proving to be very exciting with Asus' introduction of their $200 PC. Chairman Jonney Shih introduced the flash-powered portable computer and claimed that it can boot in about 15 seconds. The computer will be available in 7 and 10-inch screen versions and will run a customized Linux distro. Asus has not said when the computer will be available."

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