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Protesters Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA's Utah Data Center

Mack428 Surprised (104 comments)

I'm surprised that it wasn't shot down and labeled a terrerist act.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

Mack428 Re:Shouldn't be a problem (176 comments)

Which rules out Raspberry Pi

about 4 months ago
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Injected Proteins Protect Mice From Lethal Radiation Dose

Mack428 Cancer? (59 comments)

I wonder if this could help people being treated for cancer with radiation?

more than 2 years ago
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Google Gmail Motion Beta

Mack428 Re:Fun! (104 comments)

Exactly what I was thinking.

more than 3 years ago
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I would pay ___ monthly for a good online newspaper/magazine

Mack428 Re:Good online content? (315 comments)

That is my point. When most magazines will let you get a year subscription for $10 - $20, to get a paper copy mailed to me, why would I want to pay more than that to get it electronically also or instead? If the electronic price is lower than the paper copy price per year then it makes sense to me. Otherwise. No dice.

more than 3 years ago
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Court Says First Sale Doctrine Doesn't Apply To Licensed Software

Mack428 Re:Soooo (758 comments)

That is exactly what I was thinking. According to this new ruling would selling a used computer with anything but a blank hard drive be a violation? Could you sell it reset to factory install? Would you have to purchase all new licensing for the PC if you purchased it used?

more than 4 years ago
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Should Developers Have Access To Production?

Mack428 Re:For me (402 comments)

It isn't always as easy as just firing up another server. Depending on the complexity of the systems involved and how they tie in together, to reproduce a certain issue you might need multiple different servers, applications and databases. It is usually never as trivial as just deploying a single extra test server.

more than 4 years ago
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4th of July to me mostly means ...

Mack428 On Call (489 comments)

I would love to just have a nice long weekend, but unfortunately I am on call this weekend and will have to work. IT Rocks!

more than 4 years ago
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Time To Dump XP?

Mack428 Re:Staying with XP (1213 comments)

My company is having a hard time getting everyone migrated from windows 2000 to XP. They haven't even started thinking about Win 7 yet.

more than 4 years ago

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