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Groove Basin: Quest For the Ultimate Music Player

Larryish Re:Really? (87 comments)

Yes. Totem for audio, Rhythmbox for streaming, VLC for video.

2 days ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Larryish Re:Funny (693 comments)

They found out that Soylent News is People!

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask Bre Pettis About Making Things

Larryish Re:Materials (69 comments)

how maek babby?

about two weeks ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

Larryish Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

A multimeter once bit my sister.

about a month ago
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What Would You Do With the World's Most Powerful Laser?

Larryish Re:Easy... (143 comments)

I would probably shoot my fucking eye out, kid.

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Larryish Re: Why? (2219 comments)

Black is the new white.

Slashdot is the new AOL.

I just puked a little bit in my mouth.

about 3 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Larryish Re:Why? (2219 comments)

Slashdot beta reminds me of HuffPo. It loads slow and looks gay.

Is there a Firefox plugin to remove all images and videos from pages on a site-by-site basis? Maybe Adblock filters or something?

Dice is really jumping the shark with this.

about 3 months ago
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'Web Junkie': Harrowing Documentary On China's Internet Addiction Rehab Clinics

Larryish Re:Diapers ! (94 comments)

I just pooped a brown troll into my diaper.

about 3 months ago
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200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

Larryish Re:That doesn't seem right. (628 comments)

I am a citizen of the USA.

I would like to purchase dolphin meats for personal use as foodstuffs.

URL?

about 3 months ago
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Snowden Joins Daniel Ellsberg On Board of Freedom of the Press Foundation

Larryish Re:USA is fast becoming USF (44 comments)

To the tune of Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" :

I was born in America
Where I'm often told I'm free

I voted for the piece of shit
Who told that lie to me

I prick my finger next to you
At the all-you-can-eat buffet

I can't afford to move abroad
Trapped in the USA

about 3 months ago
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Extinct Species of Early Human Survived On Grass Bulbs, Not Meat

Larryish Re:Tiger nuts? Not meat? (318 comments)

I dreamed I was a dinosaur
A mighty fearsome beast
All day I'd run and hunt for fun
On weaker beasts I'd feast

Then I thought "I am a man,
the fiercest beast of all"
And then I went and hunted down
A giant pretzel at the mall.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Protect Your Passwords From Amnesia?

Larryish Re:Secure safe. (381 comments)

1. make passbook
2. lose passbook
3. ???
4. profit!

about 4 months ago
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Intel Puts a PC Into an SD Card-Sized Casing

Larryish Re:So, can it play Crysis at full framerates, or.. (219 comments)

True dat.

Got rid of my last Pentium III laptop last month, gave it to a woman who wanted her 4 year old kid to leave mommy's laptop alone :) It was my knocking-around-in-the-truck-don't-care-if-it-gets-stolen machine. Debian ran great on it, and as far as I know it still does.

The rest of my machines are various Pentium 4 and Pentium M boxes with the exception of a recently acquired dual-core laptop. Linux runs great on them, too. Only problem I have is USB, they don't have 2.0 onboard so I use cards.

about 4 months ago
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McAfee Brand Name Will Be Replaced By Intel Security

Larryish Re:Interesting... (180 comments)

In related news, "bath salts" will now be known as "Intel salts".

about 4 months ago
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Next-Gen Windshield Wipers To Be Based On Jet Fighter "Forcefield" Tech

Larryish Re:Ice insects? (237 comments)

ERMAGHERD!

Badgers.

Ice Badgers.

Look Out for the, Ice, Badgers.

!

about 4 months ago
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Is Bruce Schneier Leaving His Job At BT?

Larryish Re:Who is he? (96 comments)

Bruce Schneier is so cool, Chuck Norris asks for HIS autographs.

Yes, plural.

Autographs.

He has several.

about 4 months ago
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Is Bruce Schneier Leaving His Job At BT?

Larryish Re:job prospects (96 comments)

I have seen Bruce. He does not look to have been raised on a diet of microwave-oven-food and candy, therefore he is not qualified to work for the TSA.

Carry on.

about 4 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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