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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

Lumpy Re:Side by side on 1920x1080 (225 comments)

2560X1440 is an upgrade. 1920X1080 is only good for laptops and casual use.

12 hours ago
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Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

Lumpy Dear FCC (104 comments)

The problem is NOT funding, The problem is that we have people in charge of the schools that are complete MORONS in regard to technology.

Want to really do some good? design a plan. for the technology backbone in every school and force the schools to adhere to it. Part of the plan is REQUIRED spending on maintenance and replacements. Schools try to use crap forever, I know of TWO schools that still has 10 base T switches in place and Freaking HP routers.

Schools need to be forced to upgrade the gear. All networking gear replaced every 5 years no matter what. Until we get competent people in charge at public schools the technology will continue to be a joke.

Even rich school are running with 10+ year old crap. Honestly VGA for the classroom video to a freaking projector that needed a bulb 2 years ago is shameful.

3 days ago
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Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

Lumpy I have a revolutionary idea.... (164 comments)

You can also stop and get more water. I know I know.... Crazy talk.

3 days ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Lumpy Re:Beware the T E R R O R I S T S !! (428 comments)

"You're willing to sit on the sidelines while ISIS engages in a campaign of genocide and ethnic/religious cleansing?"

This has been happening in the Middle East for more than 1000 years. If you think ISIS is something new then you really need to get an education.
Murdering each other is a way of life in the Middle east. Their holy books demand you kill non believers.

Quran (2:191-193) - "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing...
but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)"

The difference between the factions of Muslims are trivial, yet they murder each other based on this exact passage. ISIS LIVES by this passage and guess what, Thousands upon thousands of groups before them have done the same.

Trying to bring peace to the middle east is as futile as trying to stop the sun from shining.

3 days ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

Lumpy Re:PATRIOT Act (428 comments)

yet none of those senators have the guts to bring up repealing PATRIOT.

That needs to be repealed, it's 100% evil and they all know it.

3 days ago
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UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

Lumpy I hope all of you.... (302 comments)

Everyone is heading to trip-advisor and posting scathing reviews of this place right?

This is the internet, this hotel should be buried by now.

3 days ago
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How Facebook Is Influencing Who Will Win the Next Election

Lumpy Re:Elections are Popularity Contests (71 comments)

Problem is that the Supreme court can be stacked which is bullshit. Plus they can vote AGAINST the constitution without recourse. WE need a change in the system. If they ever go against the constitution for any reason, that judge is hanged immediately right there. I want a fracking Gallows in the courtroom to remind these scumbag justices that they are the FOR THE PEOPLE and FOR THE CONSTITUTION.

If these Corrupt judges were actually doing their job, the PATRIOT ACT and the other anti-america laws passed would have already been shot down.

A Supreme court justice is the last protector of the people (not corporations) and the constitution. And we currently have a bunch of party line puppets in place.

3 days ago
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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Update Performance Explored

Lumpy CM11 users already have the look available. (57 comments)

In the CM11 themes you can apply the Lollipop theme and pretty much make the whole phone take on the biggest changes of Lollipop without effort.

Plus the new apps are already rolling out so you can have it all today instead of waiting for February to get CM12

4 days ago
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Electric Shock Study Suggests We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Others

Lumpy Then explain... (123 comments)

Why most of you drive like complete assholes ricking others lives by tailgating or generally driving as if you own the road?

The research needs to be done two ways for reality. 1 - face to face where you have to face the person you are wronging, 2- secret. Bet that people will knowingly hurt others for trivial gains if they can get away with it anonymously.

4 days ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

Lumpy Re:Nixon? (297 comments)

He was a player for the NY Giants that got in trouble for grinding up his enemies and feeding them to fans in hotdogs sold at the staduim.

4 days ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

Lumpy Re:Wow ... (297 comments)

"In some cases, they simply refuse to acknowledge the basis for the criticism and pretend like their magical unicorns exempt them from reality."

This tactic has worked for Paypal for a very long time. No surprise that others are trying the same.

4 days ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Lumpy Re:Too bad for MCPs? (276 comments)

Yes there is 5% error :-)

Honestly some people that get suckered into the Microsoft Kool-Aid really do know their stuff. And unfortunately a lot of HR departments are far too stupid to understand that certifications mean nothing so they require a billion certs thinking they will get someone that is perfect for the job.

So I can see why youngsters (Under 30) really think they need certifications and they listen to the siren song that Microsoft Bleats as the holy grail to high paying jobs.

A friend of mine is a fantastic thinker and tech, sadly he drank so deep of the MSFT refreshment that he will not even look at a Unix of any type so he is locked into one small skillset that when he has to deal with something outside of that world, he will have no idea what to do.

5 days ago
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State Department Joins NOAA, USPS In Club of Hacked Federal Agencies

Lumpy Re:FISMA Security huh (54 comments)

Then they need to be BANNED From making any policy decisions in regards to Security or operation.

In fact not only banned, but must wear a collar that allows any IT employee to TAZE them when they say something stupid.

5 days ago
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State Department Joins NOAA, USPS In Club of Hacked Federal Agencies

Lumpy Re:FISMA Security huh (54 comments)

I always found it entertaining that In govt you have zero education people dictating IT and IS policies.

But it's the same way in corporate america, I have yet to meet a CIO or CTO that has a clue.

5 days ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Lumpy Re:Dad sacrifices sons childhood for MCP (276 comments)

If he enjoys computers, then give him a REAL OS to deal with. Why train him on the DUPLO of the computer world?

Honestly this kid needs a good linux and a good compiler. Any monkey can do IT, geniuses need to learn the inner workings and have the tools to break things or make them different. He needs to be using an OS that lets you interact with the hardware level and have access to compilers.

MCSE is the factory worker of the 21'st century. Do you want to be an assembly line worker or an engineer who designs the machines that others stand at and put caps on the bottle?

5 days ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Lumpy Re:Too bad for MCPs? (276 comments)

This is 95% of all MCP holders.

5 days ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

Lumpy Re:Note to IT recruiters. (276 comments)

An MS cert does not trump someone with 2 years of real experience. MS certs are only for people that have zero experience hoping to work somewhere other than best buy.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With VoIP Fraud/Phishing Scams?

Lumpy How did you "talk" to level 3? (139 comments)

It should have been a lawyer demanding the resolve it immediately or they are liable for fraud. They know it's illegitimate but until slapped with a lawsuit they don't give a rats ass.

Level3 is one of the shadiest ones, they do nothing until a lawsuit is threatened.

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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