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Nvidia Adds GeForce GTX 570 To Graphics Lineup

LibertineR Before you say "who cares".... (52 comments)

....dont forget that all cards of the Fermi class are known to improve Penile girth. Sadly, SLI is required for length.

more than 3 years ago
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RIM Announces BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

LibertineR Re:They keep designing for yesterday.... (184 comments)

Can you really envision a bunch of Doctors strolling down the hall at your local hospital carrying one of these things.....with a PHONE hanging off of it from a cable for tethering purposes? This thing should either be a 4G device out of the box, or they just should not build it.

more than 3 years ago
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RIM Announces BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

LibertineR They keep designing for yesterday.... (184 comments)

Why? We dont need this. We need a Storm 3 that WORKS! Why is RIM ignoring the market that made them successful? Let Apple have the consumers, let Droid have the geeks. Business needs a phone that just works, dammit. Oooh, a tablet. I can read my email with larger fonts? WTF?!?!?

Hey RIM, pssst! There is nothing wrong with having the boring, but secure, reliable but quick, phone that just works. NOTHING.

You are being distracted into oblivion by people who WONT BUY YOUR TABLET ANYWAY.

more than 3 years ago
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Misconfigured Networks Main Cause of Breaches

LibertineR Re:Simple fix? (78 comments)

Yeah, but the Chub-ette at the front desk doesn't know that..., nor does her temp fill-in when she goes for that gastric bypass.... Point being, if they want in, they will get in. You have to stop them even if they are inside.

about 4 years ago
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Misconfigured Networks Main Cause of Breaches

LibertineR Re:Simple fix? (78 comments)

The correct answer is to put the ASA in front of an ISA or TMG server, and use it only for packet inspection and port blocking. Forward only the necessary ports for your business, and whatever is allowed is explicitly enabled AND authenticated by domain\user.

That way, nothing gets in OR out that is not expressly permitted, or tied to a specific user account. An internal effected machine cant send anything out the gateway if its not via 8080 with the firewall client, and with a rule naming its executable.

about 4 years ago
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Misconfigured Networks Main Cause of Breaches

LibertineR Re:Simple fix? (78 comments)

....and what is your solution when I come in and tell your fat receptionist that she looks nice in that moo-mu, and that I am there to fix the phones, but maybe we can go for a drink when I am done, and can I have access to the IT closet at 5:02pm?

about 4 years ago
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Oscilloscopes For Modern Engineers?

LibertineR Heathkit of course, bitch! (337 comments)

Just kidding. Memories...... Built two Heathkid O-Scopes as a child.

As for your question, who the fuck knows?

about 4 years ago
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Will Ballmer Be Replaced As Microsoft CEO?

LibertineR Re:Its not Ballmer, its everybody else at Microsof (342 comments)

Well, congrads for getting in, as it is a BIG help in looking for future work, or with VCs when you decide to strike out on your own. LEARN EVERYTHING YOU CAN, then at your first opportunity to be creative, RUN. There are still some brilliant people there, and not just the coders. I learned more lessons from some of the marketing people than from coders towards the success of my own ventures. Avail yourself of the internal classes, especially PUBLIC SPEAKING. Nothing you do in life will be more beneficial to you long term, than the ability to speak in front of people on a topic of interest.

Oh wait, you didn't ask for advice, did you? Okay, then just this; don't fuck a girl-microsoftie. She will move in, and she WONT LEAVE.

more than 4 years ago
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Will Ballmer Be Replaced As Microsoft CEO?

LibertineR Its not Ballmer, its everybody else at Microsoft.. (342 comments)

Microsoft is not the same company it was 18 years ago, when I started there.

Back then, if your code was shit, you heard about it. Not just from your lead, but from everyone up the chain. You got one, maybe two fuckups before you went on plan. If you were one to glance at the clock and be out the door at 5pm, you were not long for the company.

Back then, if you performed, you had a chance of becoming wealthy. Today? Well, good luck bitches.

When the options were flying, you didn't mind getting your ass chewed on a semi-regular basis, and you didn't mind living in your office for weeks on end, if it meant your project shipped on time. The stuff I heard back then, directed at me, at women, at minorities, or whoever the fuck you were, would welcome lawsuits today. Back then, nobody cared, we were shipping, and buying homes for cash.

What's the stock done for a decade? Nothing. A decent wage, and even great benefits are not enough to get smart people to work like slaves; ruin marriages, with some threatening suicide in the parking lots. For that, you need the promise of wealth.

And that time is OVER in Redmond. Some will still do well, but there is never going to be that sense that one day, you and the guy across the hall are going to be drag-racing your new Porsche's on the 520, if we can just get this fucking product out the door.

My first day in Redmond as an employee, I parked my Camry next to Bob McDowell's yellow Ferrari, and said to myself, "that's me one day, if I work my ass off, fuck having a life for now".

That day is long gone, and it aint coming back to Redmond.

Ballmer was the perfect guy to motivate back then, even though he was more focused on sales at the time. Today, he cant even say what he wants to say in public. He has to call Steve Jobs a visionary, rather than the spear up his ass, he really feels he is.

If anyone back then had told Ballmer that one day Apple would be worth more than Microsoft, he would have probably strongly suggested that you go work there, and get the fuck off the campus.

Ballmer is the right guy, its just the wrong day. Different people, different motivations, different skills, and thinner skins.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Out of Favor With Young, Hip Developers

LibertineR Re:MSDN? Hello? (775 comments)

Actually neither. I'm a RETIRED developer, because of the investments I made in education, my own startup & and the tools I needed to do to serve my client base, which was Microsoft-oriented. If that makes me a douchebag, I'll take it. Its 10am in the morning. I'm going surfing. What are YOU doing this morning?

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Out of Favor With Young, Hip Developers

LibertineR MSDN? Hello? (775 comments)

What is all this bitching about the price of tools, with MSDN out there for almost nothing? Frankly, if you dont have $2K for an Enterprise MSDN licensing, you really have no business doing a start up, do you? Beyond that, knowing Microsoft, if you have a good idea, you hardly pay for anything, ever. (Disclaimer, I'm a former MS employee) When I did my startup, having access to the tools as an MS Partner cost me practically nothing. Where there is a will, there is a way.....

more than 4 years ago
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Foxconn May Close Factories In China

LibertineR Psst... Hey China.... (476 comments)

You gotta make it look like an accident. Ya think with all the pirating you do, you might have gotten ONE episode of The Sopranos?

more than 4 years ago
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Why Apple Is So Sticky

LibertineR Because of the kind of people who buy Apple (595 comments)

The kind of people who buy Apple are not what could be considered "Individualistic" in any sense.

These are the kind of people who allow their self-worth to be determined by others; their cool-factor by how many Facebook friends they have, and what parties they are/not invited to.

They have convinced themselves of a form of technical superiority, when in reality, their platform is too small to be noticed by virus\malware providers, or most productivity app venders save a few like Adobe.

They consider themselves "Counter-culture" when in reality, they are the worst kind of lemmings.

Just watch next year, as hundreds of thousands of them toss their iPad for another one, because it will have a camera, and once again in a few years, for another feature that should have been in v1.0.

Does Apple have good technology? Sure. Is it beyond what anyone else could do? Never has been.

Can they market their platform beyond all common fucking sense to people seeking validation through faddish participation? Fuckin A!

Wanna see an Apple user's head explode? Ask them if their device supports IPv6, and watch them strain to answer without giving away that they dont know what the fuck you are talking about.

more than 4 years ago
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What Is the Future of Firewalls?

LibertineR I've said it before, and I'll say it again. (414 comments)

99% of what anyone needs in a firewall can be accomplished by an ISA2006 Server (reverse proxy and AD authentication) fronted by a Cisco Pix for port management.

If you can get past that, then you deserve the goodies, IMHO.

more than 4 years ago
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Heavy US Demand Delays iPad's Worldwide Release

LibertineR Translation... (314 comments)

"We at Apple continue to be amazed at the number of people in the U.S. who will buy just about anything we put in front of them. We never expected the number of these doofus morons to grow, but hey, whose counting? We are simply THRILLED that we can slap a camera on this thing, and the same nuts will buy another one, throwing the old one on Ebay for the credit challenged wannabes who couldn't hack Round 1."

Suffice to say, we can probably get 3-4 rounds from these same people....maybe a USB port for the 3rd go round? Boy, will they lap THAT up...."

" For round 4.....we'll rumor Flash compatibility, but not deliver it, of course.....we'll please the masses with a custom Steve Jobs signature edition, complete with virtual-arrogance, and disdain for all things with pre-emptive multitasking! "

more than 4 years ago
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C-Span Posts Full Archives Online

LibertineR 911 Footage is eerie (115 comments)

Went back to listen to the call in show on 911. Very interesting hearing those stunned voices on that day.

more than 4 years ago
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20 Years of Photoshop

LibertineR On Fireworks (289 comments)

I generally agree that Fireworks is superior for web mockups. However, I hope they get around to fixing text handling, which is still awful after all these years, which forces me back to Photoshop or Illustrator just to add text parts. In other respects, Fireworks CS4 is pretty amazing; able to spit CSS layouts from slices and all that.

more than 4 years ago

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