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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Lumpy Re:LOL. You expect MS to fix the problem ... (473 comments)

No but the Dumb-ass developers and Distro makers throw config files all over hell in random places.

If your config files are not in /etc or ~/.appname then the developer is a complete moron. /opt/dev/random/stinky/appname/config.cfg is NOT acceptable.

yesterday
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Lumpy Windows XP was different... (473 comments)

XP was fast as hell until you patched it up to SP3. Microsoft borked the hell out of that OS. Windows 7 I have not had the gradual slowdown problem at all.

yesterday
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Lumpy I am completely surprised... (503 comments)

Whiny law enforcement being forced to actually do their job.... News at a11....

No surprise the broke out the "think of the children" straw man right away though....

yesterday
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

Lumpy Re:Vipers can turn just fine (250 comments)

Yup driven one and raced one. My old pontiac Fiero when I had it utterly destroyed my buddy's 2005 viper at track days on the corners. (Note: I did have an LS engine in the back of mine.... that was a fun project for a winter)

A 1986 sporty looking commuter car utterly destroyed a 2005 "supercar" on a track. On the straights he owned me, but I owned him on the hairpins easily.

yesterday
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

Lumpy Re:Walmart (518 comments)

Afraid of? Low IQ people like you mostly.

yesterday
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

Lumpy Big Deal.... (518 comments)

Both of my AR's were obtained without a background check. I bought both from a private seller. 100% legal.
Honestly this is all mental masterbation. You can easily build an AK47 lower without a milling machine and just some hand tools and a old shovel.

In fact.... here you go....

http://www.northeastshooters.c...

The AR15 is not the best platform in the world, it's just popular. if you really want a gun that can take insane abuse and easily built with hand tools.... AK47 is the gun to build to be subversive..

yesterday
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

Lumpy Re:Prius (250 comments)

Every Prius I see is driven by some turd that is doing 90 in the HOV lane.

yesterday
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

Lumpy Re:Prius (250 comments)

Vipers are straight line cars. They utterly suck in corners. so on public roads you cant go fast unless it's the desert or open Freeway.

yesterday
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

Lumpy Moral of the story.... (250 comments)

If you dont drive like a Complete Dooshbag, you dont get ticketed.

Sadly, most drivers out there dont understand that... "It's the Cars fault Bro!"

yesterday
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Lumpy Re:uhh (505 comments)

Honestly it is a good thing he is not Henry Ford. Henry Ford was so much an asshole, that the United Auto Workers Union formed in direct response to his being a raging asshole to people and his workers in general.

Never aspire to be Henry Ford, he was a horrible evil man.

yesterday
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Lumpy Re:More Efficient (505 comments)

Or just a LOT of humping.... 100 people = 10,000 genetic combinations. Then move foreward with artificial insemination and invitro.

But a LOT of humping is the preferred path, anything to help get rid of the Stupid- Idiotic Puritanical anti sex bullshit in humanity, I am all for.

yesterday
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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

Lumpy Re:How important is that at this point? (194 comments)

none really. The only photoshop holdouts need CMYK or are unable to learn a new interface.

I only use photoshop because of all the free plugins that do what I want without having any skill at all. Butt hen I also think that my horribly out of date CS3 is just fine.

IF there were a lot more free plugins for GIMP that made it easier for us poseurs without any skill look good, it would surpass photoshop quickly.

2 days ago
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My toy collection is ...

Lumpy Re:Men's Toys (206 comments)

"From the ladies I've spoken to, anything not oriented towards pleasing her is a toy. "

Funny, all the vibrating things my wife has in her nightstand she calls toys and all of those are 100% oriented into pleasing her.

2 days ago
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My toy collection is ...

Lumpy Define "TOY"..... (206 comments)

I have several toys. 2 motorcycles (toys) 3 Drones (Toys) A home automation system (Toy) A sports Car (Toy) Electronics lab (Toy and full of toys)

All of those are technically toys. Hell you can consider my toolbox full of snap on tools a full toybox full of toys.

so define "toy".

2 days ago
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Study: Multimedia Multitasking May Be Shrinking Human Brains

Lumpy Re:Addicts (87 comments)

Your guess is way off.
Boys are mentally ill idiots from age 6 until age 30 as well. Want proof? Youtube has all the proof that is needed.

There are some exceptions, but they are very rare.

about a week ago
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NSF Awards $10 Million To Protect America's Processors

Lumpy The path to higher profits... (48 comments)

Is in outsourcing.... nothing bad can happen if you have everything made in China....

about a week ago
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Study: Multimedia Multitasking May Be Shrinking Human Brains

Lumpy Re:Addicts (87 comments)

Between 20 to 24? I suggest you observe the ages below that from 14 years old my daughter has not stopped looking at her cellphone. not even for showering... She uses a ziplock baggie so she can take the phone in the shower.

Honestly, girls after age 13 are bat shit insane until about 30.

about a week ago
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Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

Lumpy Re: Let the Android Market decide (74 comments)

I DARE AT&T to not carry android phones.

And please tell me how Apple does not allow AT&T to bake in their crapware yet sold 22 million phones this past week. Yeah they flopped so bad by not allowing the carriers to add in crapware. Oh wait, they are one of the worlds most popular phones.

Google can certianly tell them, "go to hell, pure android with nothing baked in", and AT&T and Verizon will say... thank you mistress, may we have another.

What else are they going to sell? Windows phones and Blackberry? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

about a week ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

Lumpy Re:Book Bans (404 comments)

He is the keeper of all that is pure and good.

How dare you question his purity!

Remember censorship starts with the "think of the children" thought pattern. Hitler was a big fan of it.

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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