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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

MikeDataLink Box of Rocks Smart (561 comments)

I knew a guy who was mensa... and I can tell you for a fact he was dumb as a box of rocks. Either he cheated or they gave him a free one.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Ditches Silverlight For HTML5 On Macs

MikeDataLink Re:So basically this is the beginning of the end (202 comments)

Silverlight has been dead for a long time. Microsoft officially ended all future development of Silverlight in March of 2013. This is just the natural progression of its funeral.

about 4 months ago
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Wikipedia Medical Articles Found To Have High Error Rate

MikeDataLink The problem is the asshole editors (200 comments)

I refuse to post on wikipedia. I have had almost every edit I have ever made reversed by an asshole editor. IN AREAS THAT I AM AN EXPERT IN, AND THE EDITOR IS NOT. It's like I am Galileo having my posts on Heliocentrism edited by the flat earth believing church. Unless we can out these arrogant editors and replace them with true experts, it will never be resolved.

about 4 months ago
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"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

MikeDataLink Re:A firearm that depends on a battery? (1374 comments)

I'd venture to say people are just as unlikely to clean and oil their gun and install fresh ammunition. Ammunition has a finite shelf life, and much shorter than you might think if left in humid locations.

If you're using your gun regularly (as you should be) to stay well versed with it. You should have zero problem keeping an eye on the battery.

about 5 months ago
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"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

MikeDataLink Re:A firearm that depends on a battery? (1374 comments)

A pacemaker that depends on a battery? No way I would rely on such a device!

about 5 months ago
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If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

MikeDataLink Free Market (353 comments)

How about we stop interfering with the free market and innovation???

about 6 months ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

MikeDataLink Re:Simple fix to their issues. (423 comments)

"I told him that I would not try to sell someone something that they didn't need just because it made the store more money. I didn't get the job."

Good. You shouldn't have. They were offering to pay you for a specific set of tasks. You said you didn't want to do those tasks. You therefore do not qualify for the job.

about 7 months ago
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The Second Operating System Hiding In Every Mobile Phone

MikeDataLink Nothing to see here... (352 comments)

There's a tiny OS running on your CDROM drive, your external USB hard drive, your BlueTooth Mouse, etc. This isn't just a cell phone issue.

about 10 months ago
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Apple Blocks Lawrence Lessig's Comment On iOS 7 Wi-Fi Glitch

MikeDataLink I remember the days... (326 comments)

When every story on slashdot was "Microsoft sucks" and every comment was "If only Apple could get enough momentum to crush Microsoft."

Oh how the times have changed... different companies, same bitches. You people are never happy. LOL.

I, for one, welcome my new Apple Overlords.

about a year ago
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Wikipedia's Participation Problem

MikeDataLink Reverts... (372 comments)

Every single time I make an update, it is reverted within minutes. There are blatant errors in many of the articles, but the ideolog editors prefer the error. Its as bad as news media bias.

about 10 months ago
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Irish Government May Close Apple's Biggest Tax Loophole

MikeDataLink Or maybe, just maybe we quit taxing (292 comments)

Or maybe, just maybe, we quit taxing the hell out of everything and let everyone keep their money.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Makes Another "Nearly Sold Out" Claim For the Surface Line

MikeDataLink Easy... (262 comments)

They made three of them. Ballmer bought one, Gates bought one. The last one is sitting in Best Buy waiting for someone to buy it.

about a year ago
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Apple Sells Nine Million iPhones Over Weekend

MikeDataLink Re:Sorry - Apple is still dying. (432 comments)

Did you actually read one word of the article above???? If you did, did you actually try to understand it????

about a year ago
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What's Stopping Us From Eating Insects?

MikeDataLink Re:Good Question (655 comments)

Are you 12? You're mother should teach you some manners.

about a year ago
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What's Stopping Us From Eating Insects?

MikeDataLink Good Question (655 comments)

It's all in our heads. We choose to eat some animals (like cows) and not others (like cats) because of cultural reasons. Same with insects.

about a year ago

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The Nerdiest Police Video you will ever see.

MikeDataLink MikeDataLink writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MikeDataLink writes "Nerd gets pulled over by cops leaving a Star Trek convention and makes a Star Trek themed video out of the police dash cam footage showing his civil rights being violated (multiple times)."
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Link Building in a REL=NoFollow World

MikeDataLink MikeDataLink writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MikeDataLink writes "REL=NoFollow has ruined the web, or has it? I've been running a technology blog for a couple of years now, but have never actively promoted it (and I won't link it here either, because I am not looking for a link, but real advice). What is the best way in a rel=nofollow web to gain trusted links? I can spend hours promoting my site by trying to get bloggers to link me, or I can pay spammers to flood the web with comments, or I can register and make comments on forums (if I can find a do-follow site).

Surely there has to be a better way to go from unknown to known in the world of blogging without having to resort to those low-life tactics!"
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Hosting on Verizon FiOS

MikeDataLink MikeDataLink writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MikeDataLink writes "The guy who runs the Information Technology Leader's Forum is running an article on how he hosts over 40 different websites off of a FiOS connection, two servers and a big UPS. From the article "The first thing I want to do is point out two VERY important things: 1. Hosting on FiOS is an absolutely fine thing to do, and is fully supported by Verizon. 2. There is a major difference between Verizon’s Consumer FiOS and Verizon’s Business FiOS. This website, and over 40 other websites of mine are running on a 20/20 symmetrical FiOS connection. Surprised? You shouldn’t be.""
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Why aren't there more women in Information Tech?

MikeDataLink MikeDataLink writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MikeDataLink writes "The Information Technology Leader's Forum is running an interesting article entitled "Why are there not more women in IT?". I also find this to be a fascinating question. As TFA points out the career is decently stable, the work environment is generally nice (as in office work) and the rewards are usually good. Anyone women in the slashdot community have answers for us?"
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Peter Jackson Films skewing Facebook comments

MikeDataLink MikeDataLink writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MikeDataLink writes "TheGeekPub.com is running an article on how Peter Jackson Films is deleting negative comments on their D9 pages: "I guess this should be a lesson to all of us that you can’t trust everything you read in user forums or reviews which most of us knew. But it also appears you can’t trust Facebook fan pages either as they are being manipulated by the owners to make their product(s) more favorable.""
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MikeDataLink MikeDataLink writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MikeDataLink writes "I recently did a little investigation of my own. I noticed that the news station I watch shows the full names of children and teens on the air when doing interviews and stories. I wrote the names down and then searched MySpace.com for those names in my area. To my not so much suprise, I found a large majority of them with pictures, blogs, and contact information. Is it a good idea for news stations to use a little more caution in showing full names of minors in this day and age or am I over reacting?"
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MikeDataLink MikeDataLink writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MikeDataLink writes "My-PC-Help.com has a free video about spyware, adware, malware and other malicious software. I think this should be a must watch for anyone before they are allowed to purchase a PC. The video discusses hijackers, myspace scams, and other common deceptions that most non-geek users aren't aware of. The video is also available on YouTube."

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Killer Yellow Jackets?

MikeDataLink MikeDataLink writes  |  more than 7 years ago

It appears very likely! Mike over at MurrayNet writes "I'd like to present to you the most evil creature on the planet. Yes. The Yellow Jacket Wasp. Yes, these evil little bastards are the scum of the earth. So unforgiving and mean. I mean... come on... all I did was crush their house with my foot." Read More...

Sorry Mike, but I can't help but laugh at you! Stay away from the Yellow Jackets nests!!!

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