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KDE Releases Plasma 5

LVSlushdat Re:Hopefully the graphics for... (108 comments)

Surely not me... thats one of the first things that get turned off on a new KDE install.. It just sucks up cycles for something I don't use...

about two weeks ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5

LVSlushdat Re:Love KDE!! (108 comments)

From what I've heard btrfs is the bomb!! I'd love to try it.. but theres only so many hours in the day... Next time I build a machine from scratch I'll give it a try.. Not gonna try to migrate ext4 over (if its even possible).. THAT really would be "working without a net", I'd guess..

about two weeks ago
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Mt. Fuji Volcano In 'Critical State' After Quakes

LVSlushdat Re:volcano (151 comments)

Ask someone from Seattle

Or Mexico City... It has Popocatépetl just down the street.. Arguably the most dangerous volcano in North America...

about two weeks ago
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Mt. Fuji Volcano In 'Critical State' After Quakes

LVSlushdat Re:Solution! (151 comments)

Still, there's a limit to how close to an active volcano people are willing to live, so the really hot zone (in both senses) would not be as direct a threat to people or livestock.

Tell that the millions in Mexico City, right under the "Popo" volcano or Seattle, not far from Mt Rainier.. If/when those blow, those cities are in deep kimchi... Of course, those pale in comparison to the Yellowstone caldera.. if THAT one blows, at least the western part of the USA has a BIG problem....

about two weeks ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5

LVSlushdat Love KDE!! (108 comments)

I love KDE, running it on all of my Linux systems, but WHO THE HELL comes up with these names? Nepomunk?? Baloo?? Silly names.. One thing: I see a PPA for Plasma 5 for KUbuntu.. umm.. how about for those of us who gave up Ubuntu and moved to the "mothership", namely Debian?? Would like to try Plasma 5 on my Debian Jessy laptop... but sure don't want to hoze up the current Plasma 4 install....

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

LVSlushdat Re:Had to stop after a minute... (401 comments)

A lot of bank are now asking you questions when you withdraw a larger amount of $$$. They claim its the gummint making them... IF for some reason, I still did business with banks, my reasons would be "Nunya Bidness"... Thankfully, all of my accounts are (and have been for years) in a local credit union... Banks can kiss my a$$....

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

LVSlushdat Re:nobody ever won a war with their customers (401 comments)

The IRS doesn't have customers.

That's correct.. They have victims.. They're bad enough as the "extortion arm" of the US government, but WAIT till they get fully spooled up with your health care... Things are gonna get REALLY bad...

about two weeks ago
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After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

LVSlushdat Re:Why is Obama doing this . . . ? (219 comments)

I mean, so far, in the polls, he's already being rated as the worst president since WW2.

There's a growing number of Americans who strongly believe he is the worst president EVER.. BAR NONE.. And *I* strongly believe
that number is growing daily....

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

LVSlushdat Re:Seems appropriate (353 comments)

As bad as the US is getting, I sure AM glad I don't live in the UK with THIS crap going on...

about three weeks ago
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Encryption Keys For Kim Dotcom's Data Can't Be Given To FBI, Court Rules

LVSlushdat Re:What a crazy situation (149 comments)

that the Feds have an honest to god propaganda news agency working INSIDE THE US

Yeah.. there sure is.. Its what *was* the "4th Estate", then later, the "Mainstream Media"... It's now become the "US Department of Propaganda".. Herr Goebles, Hitler's propaganda minister would have been soooo proud at how far America has come to towards what Der Fuerer was working for....

about three weeks ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

LVSlushdat Gone to Linux... (681 comments)

Too little.... WAAAAAAY too late....

about a month ago
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$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

LVSlushdat Re:Thanks for the tip! (448 comments)

The U.S. will always be at war now, until the government is bankrupt. Should have listened to Eisenhower.

Umm.. hate to break it to you, but the U.S. government *IS* bankrupt.. The world just hasn't called us on it yet.. If you don't call 17+ TRILLION DOLLARS in the hole, and not to mention an uncountable number of trillions in unfunded "entitlements" bankrupt, I don't know what to tell you... And yes, we certainly *should* have listened to Eisenhower, the last somewhat honest president.... I'm not a (R) and I'm DAMN straight NOT a (D), I'm a FUCKIN' AMERICAN, AND I'M PISSED!!!

about a month ago
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Russian RD-180 Embargo Could Boost American Rocket Industry

LVSlushdat Re:Choice of vendor (179 comments)

Falcon9Heavy.... http://www.spacex.com/falcon-h...
Hasn't flown yet, but if it does redundancy and has as many fail-safes as the current Falcon9, I bet it will do well...

about a month and a half ago
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Russian RD-180 Embargo Could Boost American Rocket Industry

LVSlushdat Re:Reusable rockets (179 comments)

Yeah.. but the shuttle had the gummint butting in.. all of CONgress making sure their home turf got a piece of the shuttle "pie".... In the case of SpaceX, its Musk and his stockholders.. and I'm not even sure how many "stockholders" SpaceX has, as I'm pretty sure its not a publicly traded company.... If ANYbody can do what he claims to be planning, I bet Musk can...

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about a month and a half ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

LVSlushdat Re:Democrats voted (932 comments)

Yeah.. THIS!! I'm an Independent voter in Nevada, up until the middle of BushyJr's second term I was a life-long Republican.. The Republican party has gotten so FAR from its roots, I couldn't remain a "member"... Since I am no longer a Republican, I'm prohibited from voting for ANY candidate in our primary yesterday other than the non-partisan races, like Judge, Sheriff, etc.. This is a crock of SHIT, so I now do not vote in primary elections.. There were several Republican candidates for state and national office that I'd loved to have voted for, but the State of Nevada has seen fit to prohibit me from voting for them, unless I attach a label to my name.. I'M NOT A REPUBLICAN NOR A DEMOCRAT, I'M AN AMERICAN....

about a month and a half ago
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Latin America Exhausts IPv4 Addresses

LVSlushdat Re:If we're not going to switch, charge per ip (197 comments)

Here's the weird part.. I have several Xen/Linux virtual servers thru a vps hosting company.. They include 2 ipv4 addresses and 6 ipv6 addresses with each vps.. On one of my vps, since I host two different sites on it, the two ipv4 addresses are kinda handy.. However, on several others, I have zero need/use for more than one ipv4 address.. I asked their support to take the unneeded addresses back, since ipv4 addresses are in short supply.. Their response? Don't worry, we have plenty... Huh???
I wonder how often this scenario plays out with other vendors? One often wonders just how bad the shortage is when vendors can do this with their address-blocks...

about a month and a half ago
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Latin America Exhausts IPv4 Addresses

LVSlushdat Re:i would (197 comments)

Do like I did, get a free 4to6 tunnel from tunnelbroker.com, a public service from Hurricane Electric (he.com). Since my edge router is able to run the Tomato firmware, it has the capability to act as the endpoint for one of these tunnels, plus it can update my dynamic address from Cox when it changes, to keep the tunnel working.. Very slick.. Its fun to watch my Debian machines doing an apt-get update, and seeing an ipv6 address listed.. The current version of Tomato also implementts ip6tables so you're protected from that end.. Even if you don't have an edge router that can do Tomato, its still pretty easy to configure an always-on Linux machine to handle the tunnel endpoint, just so long as your firewall can be configured to pass protocol 41 (6to4 protocol, as I recall).. They give you a /64 prefix, which is a multi-mega-bazillion number ipv6 addresses.. Big numbers like that give me a headache..

about a month and a half ago
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How Open Government Data Saved New Yorkers Thousands On Parking Tickets

LVSlushdat Re:If people would fight their tickets... (286 comments)

My wife and I visited her sister last Christmas. Sister lives on a street where they have posted no-parking-for-street-sweeping. The day in question was Wednesday, which coincidentally was Christmas Day.. I strongly suspected they wouldn't do street-sweeping on Christmas Day, but I parked in sisters driveway anyway, just in case. Since I suspected they would sweep the following day, I made sure to have the car either out on errands or in the driveway during the time listed on the signs.. About a month later, I get a letter from the city parking authority telling me I've been fined $58 for violating the no-parking law. Interesting thing about the notice.. It lists my Nevada license plate number correctly, but the date/time listed were from back in November 2013, when we were in Las Vegas, NOT Oceanside California (oops.. I let the "cat-out-of-the-bag" as to location)... The letter gave instructions on contesting the ticket, either by mail affidavit or in-person. I sent the form they gave requesting a written administrative hearing, about two weeks later, I get a letter saying my claim was rejected, but if I still want to pursue it, I can request a hearing from a uninterested party, again either by a written affidavit or in person, AFTER paying the $58.. So I pay the $58, and send the written affidavit showing the FACT that the citation was materially wrong.. Several weeks later, get another letter saying "claim denied"... Talk about being a money-making machine... Oceanside Calfornia CAN KISS MY ASS...

about 2 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

LVSlushdat Re:Other way around (711 comments)

I could have pirated it, but I prefer to pay Jeff for his work.

You *could* "pirate" it, then send the amount he's charging for the app to HIM directly.... FUCK APPLE!

about 2 months ago
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Goodbye, Ctrl-S

LVSlushdat Re:Never used this keystroke (521 comments)

Install a non-ribbony version of MS Word

Precisely the reason I still use Office2003.. I DETEST that flippin' ribbon, and flat will NOT use anything that has it.. Of course, since I spend most of
my time on Debian, I don't have this problem over there, what with LibreOffice... Don't care if Office 2003 is 11 years old, it still works and when I need
*real* MS Office, its the one...

about 2 months ago

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