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Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

Lumpy Re:TPB isn't just cheaper. (115 comments)

TPB? No thanks.

eztv.it is where it's at. TPB is crap for searching and subscribing to specific shows and having a nice RSS feed filtered already for you.

11 hours ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Lumpy Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (364 comments)

Easy solution, STOP letting for profit companies run these things. If a community wants red light cameras, they can buy them, install them, and manage them all under heavy citizen oversight.

yesterday
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

Lumpy Re:Eliminate the middle man (325 comments)

At the ice truck? ARE YOU INSANE?

That path leads to MADNESS!

yesterday
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

Lumpy Typical Burning Man... (325 comments)

A lot of people that show up are not prepared and mooch off of everyone in the name of "community"

We would hide our resources and tell others "nope dont have any" on a lot of occasions and those we could tell were in real need and not just lazy potheads we would share.

yesterday
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

Lumpy Re:The Windows Phone failed. (167 comments)

When poor people buy phones, they choose the free model. and all the windows phones are the free model as nobody in their right mind would intentionally pay the $399 premium phone price for one.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

Lumpy Re:The Windows Phone failed. (167 comments)

IT will be, it will probably be as horrific as the LG, Motorola and Samsung crap.

If the Watch can not do 2-3 days on a charge , it is a complete and utter fail.
If the watch does not have an open API so apps can easily be written for it, it is a complete and utter fail.
And honestly, from what we have seen from Microsoft for mobile devices over the past 3 years, it will be a complete and utter fail.

2 days ago
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

Lumpy Re:Value (155 comments)

Like GM.. Add shiny plastic, crap leather and call it the "premium" version.

4 days ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Lumpy Re:Let me get this right (832 comments)

Flat tax simplifies it greatly.

10% with zero deductions or credits. You dont even need to file taxes unless you are self employed and you should have been doing it quarterly like you have to now.

April 15th becomes nothing but another day in april as nobody has to file anything except for the rich that also pay 10% on all dividend income, all stock income, etc....

5 days ago
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Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race

Lumpy Re:Simple solution (304 comments)

You are correct, People that are hell bent on Monogomy are selfish and childish.

They are the same horrible sociopathic scumbags that demonize homosexuals that want to marry.

about a week ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

Lumpy Re:In short... (232 comments)

City manager can be fired by the city council. Problem is most councils dont have the balls to do it.
City managers are low skill people that cant make it in the Corporate world. They are a dime a dozen.

about a week ago
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Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race

Lumpy Re:Simple solution (304 comments)

Humans do better in a Poly when they are mature and evolved.

Kudos to you!

about a week ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Lumpy Re:Gladly Comply... (405 comments)

Still does not mean you have the right to be a giant raging hemorrhoid on society.

about a week ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

Lumpy Re:Printer drivers (175 comments)

Printing RMA sheets for returning materials to vendors. and the shipping labels that go on the boxes. Printing invoices to be sent to the customers. Printing paychecks. Yes some people still like getting a paycheck.

I also print out on a large format printer blueptints on the large design jet. Damn contractors refuse to get 21" ipads to view the drawings.

about a week ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

Lumpy Maybe now.... (175 comments)

Epson printers will actually work.

Honestly, I blame Epson for the failure, they cant write drivers to save their lives.

about a week ago
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Navy Tests Unpowered Exoskeleton

Lumpy Why Navy? (79 comments)

Army could use this easier... Dual wielding 50cal machine guns and ammo cans mounted on back turn a single guy into a weapons platform that throws 600 rounds a minute at the enemy and can do it all day long.

Although I'd rather see one 50 cal machine gun and then a belt fed 20mm canon with Explosive rounds, or a pair of 40mm fully automatic grenade launchers... One man shock and awe is what is needed on today's battlefield.

about a week ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Lumpy Gladly Comply... (405 comments)

If the Flight attendants would actually apply the rule to EVERYONE and not just coach class.

Last flight I was on the complete dirtbag in first class was chatting away on his cellphone well after the cabin door was closed and we were rolling. They did not say a word to him, yet told the kid with his Kindle to put it away.

First class dirtbags that cant stop talking on their phones need to be smacked in the head, their toy taken from them, and then someone in Coach switches seats with them. They LOSE their first class seat but still pay for it for being a dirtbag.

Sadly these rich guys are all whiny babies and will complain instead of admitting they were being jerks.

about a week ago
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Dropbox Wasn't Hacked, Says Leaked Credentials Are From Unrelated Services

Lumpy Re:Don't reuse passwords, folks. (29 comments)

Why? for useless crap I reuse a lot. I consider Drop Box useless as it's not private nor secure. It's a free throwaway service.

In fact it's smarter to reuse on places like forums and interest webpages.

about a week ago
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VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

Lumpy Re:Oblig xkcd (220 comments)

"Devices that connect via firewire DMA to dump the contents of RAM and thus any keys" -- I live this CSI fantasy crap.

If this is not done within 30 seconds then it's a waste of time as they will get nothing useful at all, it's only useful in a lab on a specific computer and has NEVER been used in law enforcement. I would love to see this work on my Toughbook that does not even have firewire.

about a week ago
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VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

Lumpy Re:you can look up US case law on this (220 comments)

You must fire your ak47 above your head sideways for the greatest accuracy. That is Somalia Law.

about a week ago

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Steve Jackson Games to Re Release OGRE by using kickstarter.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "IT seems that many geeks late night prayers have been answered. Steve Jackson Games is going to re release O.G.R.E. as a super deluxe verswion and he is using Kickstarter as a way to get the ball rolling.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogre-designers-edition

I for one remember a lot of time spent playing OGRE with friends at school, on the bus, etc.. IT was a dirt cheap paper game back then but was unlike anything else ever released."

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Linux and Windows H.323 Videoconferencing apps?

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "I work with businesses that have Tandberg and Polycom H.323 Videoconferencing gear every day. Many of them are medical companies or research companies here in the USA that communicate with doctors in 3rd world countries that don't have the resources we do here and have asked me if there are any free or open source H.323 video conferencing apps available for linux and Windows. I was able to find one for Mac OSX, xmeeting but It seems that the offerings for Windows and Linux are either nonexistent or hiding.

What do you use for real videoconferencing?"
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Satellite collision might cause problems in space.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Lumpy writes "reading my morning RSS feeds I saw this article at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090212/ap_on_sc/satellite_collision about a Russian and American satellite collision in space that has debris that is worrying the ESA and NASA. From the Article — "Scientists are keeping a close eye on orbital debris created when two communications satellites — one American, the other Russian — smashed into each other hundreds of miles above the Earth. NASA said it will take weeks to determine the full magnitude of the unprecedented crash and whether any other satellites or even the Hubble Space Telescope are threatened. The collision, which occurred nearly 500 miles over Siberia on Tuesday, was the first high-speed impact between two intact spacecraft, NASA officials said." Is this a precursor of the fabled "cascade" that everyone has been worrying about might happen in orbit? Granted it was in higher orbit than the ISS and where the shuttle operates, but it may have a HUGE impact on communications if the debris cloud rips apart other satellites."
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Great games to put on a Free PC.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "I am giving several new Pc's to a local charity that will be giving them to needy kids this Xmas. They are not powerful, basically baseline Dells that have intel graphics and Celeron, but more than enough to do homework and other studies on. They are going out with XP on them, and a Ubuntu CD. as well as a bunch of OSS software like OO.o and the others.. But I would like to include some games for the kids. Strategy, fun, etc... Great freeware games that are fun to play. Anyone have a list of the best games that a 13-16 year old will like to play that are free and legal to give away?"
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Comcast loses lawsuit over moving analog channels

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "Comcast Lost their lawsuit to move analog channels to the digital tier. http://blog.mlive.com/chronicle/2008/01/lawsuit_seeks_to_block_comcast.html#preview Comcast has been trying to move channels around in Michigan claiming they need to move analog channels to the Encrypted digital channels. Their latest attempt was to move the community access channels in the detroit area. Comcast keeps claiming they NEED to do this, but in fact can simply move channels to Unencrypted QAM channels giving them the space they need while eliminating the required Comcast cable box. Almost all TV's sold in the past 5 years can receive unencrypted QAM channels over cable-tv."
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Best USB thumb drive for keychain

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Lumpy writes "After having to replace my 8th USB thumbdrive I have had attached to my key chain in 2 years because of failures I was starting to wonder,What have other slashdotters found as their best choice in a USB thumb drive?

I love having one on my key chain, but 95% of these things have a port cover that gets lost in the first 10 minutes, have a really bad design for attaching to the key chain so you lose the drive completely, or are incredibly bad quality, my last designer leather on with leather cover strap comes to mind.

What do you use for your always with you most important usb thumb drive? What is the most durable that will take getting dropped in a puddle or survive living on a key chain?"
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Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Lumpy writes "Lately there has been a HUGE push by Certified Microsoft Professionals and their companies to call clients and warn them of the dangers of open source. This week I received calls from 4 different customers that they were warned that they are dangerously insecure because they run Open Source Operating systems or Software because "anyone can read the code and hack you with ease" they are being told. Other colleagues in the area also have noticed this about 3 Microsoft Partners or so they claim have been going out of their way to strike fear of OSS in companies that respond with "yes we use Open source or Linux" when the sales call comes in. I know this is simply a sales tactic by these companies that will remain nameless, but how do I fix the damage caused by these sales tactics? I have several customers that now want more than my word about the security of the systems that have worked for them flawlessly for over 5-6 years now with minimal expense outside of upgrades and patching for security. Does anyone have a good plan or sources of reliable information that can be used to inform the customer?"

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