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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

Lumpy 56 percent are dilusional. (260 comments)

Programming is the new factory work, and software patents have ruined the industry so badly that anything that is slightly innovative is murdered by assholes with patents.

about half an hour ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Lumpy Re:Militia, then vs now (1081 comments)

Yes mine can, and no you dont.

1 hour ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

Lumpy Re:Polution tax (135 comments)

Raging Stupidity like buying Nike shows is what keeps people poor. Only idiots buy "name brands" or brands that have a retard culture that surrounds it. Like the moronic wearing flat brimmed hats with the tags still on them. Only the mentally retarded do that.

2 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Lumpy Re:Militia, then vs now (1081 comments)

Look at the other guy claiming he knows guns. Yes you can, I posted how, just because you cant do it does not mean that others cant.

2 hours ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Lumpy Parents fault (251 comments)

Most parents today are horrible. They do NOT interact with the chile like laying on the floor and playing with them. Get your asses off the couch and lie on the floor playing with your kids showing them how to stack blocks, and play.

I gave my daughter a earfull having my granddaughter use the ipad at 2 to keep her entertained. No you play with her using physical objects, and interaction.

3 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Lumpy Re:Militia, then vs now (1081 comments)

Cross bows and long bows are far more effective than a rifle. in fact an arrow will rip through body armor as it has a crapload more energy in it. Buddy of mine does demonstrations of medieval weapons and has a English Longbow that drops steel tipped arrows that were commonly used in the 1300's through modern US military body armor without effort. Most sink in 8 inches beyond the armor.

He then points out to the military guys, "it's not the arrow that will kill you, it's the pig shit it was dipped in before you were shot that will kill you"

4 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Lumpy Re:Militia, then vs now (1081 comments)

Those things kick like an angry mule. and 200 yards? I have seen guys bulls-eye at 600 yards with one of those. That rifle is very accurate.

4 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Lumpy Re:Militia, then vs now (1081 comments)

"Unaccountable quasi-military organizations that tend to be high on ideology and low on reason."

This describes the Law enforcement of every state and city in the United states. NYPD is better described as organized crime.

4 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Lumpy Re:Militia, then vs now (1081 comments)

Militias are growing all over the place. It's not just a bunch of conspiracy nuts and loonies either.

4 hours ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Lumpy Re:Militia, then vs now (1081 comments)

I suggest you look for a guy on youtube called FPS russia. he LEGALLY OWNS all the weapons in all of his videos.
I know people that legally own high rate of fire GE machine guns. 100% legally own, yes you can!

I own two AR15 rifles, one set up for very long distance match shooting, I can get a 3" grouping at 2000 yards with my rifle. I also have several pistols that I am more proficient with than 90% of armed forces and law enforcement. I competition shoot and really enjoy it.

My father was a shotgun master, he could hip shoot up to 6 clay targets at once, he also would get bored and shoot the shells he ejected from the gun between clay targets to show off.

People who are for criminal use of guns are the only people that want to make it hard for legal honest citizens to own them.

4 hours ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charges

Lumpy Never ever trust the police or the law. (670 comments)

They are not there to protect you, never have been never will be.

8 hours ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

Lumpy Re:Butterfly (135 comments)

except it's a butterfly dropping dead from the lack of breathable air.

8 hours ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

Lumpy Re:Polution tax (135 comments)

My answer is to put a 500% tax on all US companies that do not manufacture their products in the USA.

8 hours ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

Lumpy Re:Polution tax (135 comments)

That is not how the USA works.

The proper USA response is....

WAR ON CHINA!!!!!

and it will be really good for our economy, it will bring back manufacturing to the USA as well.

8 hours ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

Lumpy Re:What was their argument? (400 comments)

Only the ones that bought more house than they can afford. your home interest has to EXCEED $10,000 to be deductible outside the standard deduction. If you are middle class and living in a 1,000,000 home... you are not really middle class. Over $150K a year is "upper class" as you are in the 10%

9 hours ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Lumpy Re:Revolt? (637 comments)

I have a major squirrel problem.

9 hours ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Lumpy Re:Structure vs Outcome (637 comments)

Second amendment is there for personal defense and to fix corruption and oppression, NOT stupid. You can not fix stupid.

At least not at the rate stupid is breeding these days....

11 hours ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Lumpy Re:Hardly surprising (637 comments)

There is only one way to fix it. and most people are not really interested in going that far.
History has proven that it is the only way to fix that problem.

11 hours ago

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Steve Jackson Games to Re Release OGRE by using kickstarter.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  about 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 3 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 6 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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