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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

Larryish Meh. (303 comments)

Actually it turned out to be koala flatulence.

Turns out digesting eucalyptus releases that type of gas.

about a week ago
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Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

Larryish Re:Here's the problem (180 comments)

Put the live catfish in a bucket of water with a few handfuls of rock salt stirred in. Helps clear out the mud vein.

about a week ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

Larryish Re:Lantern? (167 comments)

And a GREEN lantern can shoot laser beams, like a shark.

about two weeks ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

Larryish Re:McCarthyism v2.0 (242 comments)

You should write it into a language.

Instead of Java, it would be called Jalalala!

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

Larryish Re:Pft (962 comments)

tits or gtfo

about a month ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Larryish Re:let me correct that for you. (619 comments)

"Retarded Jews need to be sterilized."
-- Wilson

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

Larryish Re:You'll want either AT&T or T-Mobile. (146 comments)

Dunno about the maple syrup folks, but in the States you can get StraightTalk "bring your own phone" package at Walmart for around $60.00. Their unlimited prepaid service plans run $45 per month before taxes.

Moved to their service from ATT and save almost $40 per month.

about 2 months ago
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EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

Larryish Re:This reminds me of a great Simpsons episode (625 comments)

Perhaps you respond better to negative motivation.

Like... um... "shock collar and isolation" with nothing for food but chicken and vegetables?

Little (Big Fat Ass) Debbie cakes will be offered 3 times per day, but partaking of a Little (Big Fat Ass) Debbie cake could result in a severe beating.

Sounds like a valid protocol for behavior modification.

about 2 months ago
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EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

Larryish Re:This reminds me of a great Simpsons episode (625 comments)

Stop eating bread, pasta, and sugar for a month. Cut the dairy down to almost nothing.

Measure your weight before and after.

about 2 months ago
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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

Larryish Re:Thanks. Bad naming. (132 comments)

Any true North American Linux distro would have to be called "Participation Trophy Linux (R)(TM)" and a free CD would be distributed with every box of microwave food and with every package of diabetic test strips.

about 3 months ago
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FCC Website Hobbled By Comment Trolls Incited By Comedian John Oliver

Larryish Re:They're not trolls (144 comments)

nypa

about 3 months ago
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Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns

Larryish Re:It may be back... (80 comments)

It would be nice if Demonoid removed all the dead torrents and went private with a user limit. The best trackers I am on are all private. Public trackers (hi KAT) are toooo slooooowwwwwww and it seems like hit-and-run is more prevalent.

about 3 months ago
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Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

Larryish Re:I believe it because.. (291 comments)

That explains my breast tenderness every 4 wee

Damn you, mom. DAMN YOU!!!ks.

about 3 months ago
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Is Bamboo the Next Carbon Fibre?

Larryish Re:One word answer: (198 comments)

I tried to build a bamboo bicycle, but it didn't go well.

Turns out I shouldn't have used chopsticks in place of a fork.

about 3 months ago
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HP Delivers a Big-Name, 7-inch Android Tablet For $100: Comes With Compromises

Larryish Re:No bluetooth? (182 comments)

This HP tablet is specced identically to my $80 Chinese tablet, with the exception of Bluetooth and GPS. Those features would be worth the extra $20.

May purchase one soon.

about 3 months ago
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Why Cheap Smartphones Are Going To Upset the Industry

Larryish Re:Upset the industry? (234 comments)

I had several of my high-school AP science courses via satellite. They were very, very, very boring. The "teacher" was actually just a coordinator and had almost no grasp of the material. Physics via satellite and chemistry via satellite... ugh. Did I mention the part about how the courses were absolutely, stupefyingly boring?

tl;dr - distance learning FAIL

about 3 months ago

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Web monkey needs job! (How should I go about it?)

Larryish Larryish writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Larryish writes "Been using computers since I was old enough to type, and primarily Linux since late 1997.

Since then I have been knocking around doing freelance computer work; building websites, configuring or administering servers, maintaining networks of sites to promote products or companies, setting up SOHO networks, doing the occasional cabling job, and running a small VPN hosting service. As a bachelor I could fly by the seat of my pants, but last year I got married and the game changed. Need something more secure, a "career" if you will.

I consider myself to be fairly well-rounded, not much of a coder though I can tweak existing PERL or PHP scripts to my needs, not a DBA though I am familiar with MySQL and PostgreSQL. Been hitting up some businesses here and there, they see me in my 30's with no "time-clock" work history and toss the application paperwork straight into the wastebasket.

What would you folks recommend as the best way to get into computing "professionally"? MCSE and A+? MCSE, A+, and A.B.A.?"

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