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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

ModernGeek Re:Politics (384 comments)

Simpsons Did It. Anyone remember the Bear Patrol?

about a week ago

Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

ModernGeek I am not going to convert (244 comments)

I might do it for some things, but right now the ability to only checkout a subdirectory[source] is paramount in the way we use svn around here. Nestled with the fact that there are so many git solutions that are third-party hosted only, and so many hostable open source subversion options available, I'll stick with svn.

Moving everything to the cloud, which is marketing speak for someone else's servers, for increased functionality is not an acceptable solution. Sure, you can host your own git repository, but the functionality in the available F/OSS solutions blows.

about two weeks ago

Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

ModernGeek Re: I don't follow (370 comments)

I'm sure that Apple knows what is best for our future and I intend to make these changes at work as soon as possible.

about two weeks ago

HBO To Offer Online Streaming Without TV Subscription

ModernGeek Re: I am not alone when I say.... (139 comments)

Does chromecast work on my television that only has VGA or Component? What about my raspberry pi driven LCD mounted next to my bed? They will never touch the lucrative market of Free Open Source Software users until they remove the DRM and start accepting DogeCoin without having to use a third party to accept said coins. I can live with giving them a throwaway email address, but some of us still value our privacy as well.

about two weeks ago

A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

ModernGeek Re:No. Just no. (203 comments)

A solution in need of a problem. We have airplanes, we have cars, and we have the information superhighway.

We don't need flying cars, we just need a different kind of software.

about three weeks ago

A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

ModernGeek Elon Musk had nothing to do with this (174 comments)

The only purpose for putting Elon Musk's name in this is to grab the attention of the reader by dropping a popular name, I'm sure that he isn't proud of this truck; the article doesn't even mention his name. I'm sure that the "editor" that put this up didn't even realize they weren't talking about Elon Musk, they just skimmed through, saw "Tesla Co-Founder" and assumed said article was about Musk... I want to even say that the two aren't even on good terms anymore for some reason, something the "editors" should have looked into.. I'm with Steve Jobs on this one, Bloggers are not Journalists.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

ModernGeek Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

It would still be a problem because Apple shouldn't allow the upgrade to be installed on a device which can't run it properly.

Yeah, and if they didn't allow you to upgrade the OS on an older phone, everyone would be complaining and saying that Apple should leave that choice to the end users...

about a month ago

Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

ModernGeek Re:CDC guilty of correlation == causation (291 comments)

We're also modest, which you can see by the parent comment's "Funny" moderation.

Slashdot: Modest, smartest, and best-looking.

about a month and a half ago

Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

ModernGeek Re: Where are these photos? (336 comments)

When will people reach out to the public and let them know the benefits of F/OSS? Had they been running OpenBSD this would have never been an issue as they would have never gotten the camera to mount.

about 2 months ago

IBM Gearing Up Mega Power 8 Servers For October Launch

ModernGeek Re:Workstations ? (113 comments)

Yeah, while the demand may be high right now because of large, existing customers, the ones working out of their homes, working out of small labs, and running small businesses (think of apple's roots) will eventually be the ones moving on to the larger challenges, and start working with medium-sized and then fortune-500 businesses.

Unless IBM thinks that people that come from big money, big data, and big education (think of uber) will be the ones to contend in this area.

This is classic IBM, and it will probably never go anywhere. If it does, it will be replaced by someone with the same vision as them, a tall wall between small and enterprise-grade businesses, people, education, and money. Who can blame them? It's very profitable.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

ModernGeek Re:I don't know how they pay (509 comments)

$500 / hr to the contractor with all of the equipment, $12 / hr to the illegal immigrant they put through the classes.

You're right, it does pay well!

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

ModernGeek Re: Murphy says no. (265 comments)

This guy probably is the tech but is wanting to spend more time with his family or something.

Probably settled down too fast and can't get a better job now. My advice: don't settle down and quit using your wife and children as excuses for your career failures because they'll grow to hate you for it.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

ModernGeek Schedule some days as offset days (265 comments)

You just need to schedule some of your days as offset days. Work from 4pm to midnight some days so that you can get some work done when others aren't around. Some days require you being around people, some days command you be alone.

Or you can just work 16hour days like the rest of us and wear it with a badge of honor.

If you are your own boss and do this, you can earn enough money to take random weeks off from work with little to no notice so that you can travel the world, and do some recruiting while doing it so that you can write the expenses off on the company.

about 4 months ago

My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

ModernGeek Re:Incandescent will be best for the environment. (278 comments)

I agree about the mercury in CFLs but how do you think most solar cells are made? ... They are made using "dirty semiconductor fabs." So what would you rather make with the dirty semiconductor fab, a little square mm LEDs or square meters of solar cells? Also, no one uses lead anymore.

and the alternative to the solar panels on the roof are nuclear reactors, coal power plants, or hydroelectric dams. You tell me which is going to impact the environment the most when you look at the total cost of operation from afar like that.

about 4 months ago

$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

ModernGeek Re:so how is Kickstarter not liable? (448 comments)

3.5 Pass the bar exam.

You still have to sit through law school pretty much everywhere now. No more passing the bar and becoming an attorney. I've looked at this, changing it would be hard. Considering sitting through law school, but I'd rather not if it could be avoided. Just remember, if your small business is incorporated, it is a person, and you can't represent another person in court. One lawsuit could ruin your company and you'd be stuck watching the ship go down, trying to fight for it would be futile as you'd just be thrown out of the courtroom.

about 4 months ago

Credit Card Breach At P.F. Chang's

ModernGeek Re:Cash and checks (117 comments)

Checks are more insecure than credit cards...

about 5 months ago

New Car Can Lean Into Curves, Literally

ModernGeek Re: Gimmick (243 comments)

People that drive these cars only keep them a few years, depending on the length of the lease.

about 5 months ago

SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

ModernGeek Re:The US will of course forbid this (128 comments)

Musk is actually a huge Obama supporter, and Obama has been seen talking to, giving praise to, and visiting with Elon Musk. SpaceX and Elon Musk have been a huge part of the Obama Space Strategy. Any anti-obama sentiment comes from the ending of Republican-politican-approved programs, such as the Space Shuttle through companies like ATK and Boeing.

about 5 months ago

The World's Worst Planes: Aircraft Designs That Failed

ModernGeek Re:Does not matter (209 comments)

Yeah, you can't make a list like that without this one on it. Like they say in the aviation industry: If it looks right, it files right. Probably why Boeing lost to Lockheed for the X-35 contract. Even if it had worked, we would have been the laughing stock of the world when they saw that and said, "Ah, the Americans are here."

about 5 months ago


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