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Xerox Confirms To David Kriesel Number Mangling Occuring On Factory Settings

MrMacman2u Doing it wrong. (163 comments)

Time to buy a Ricoh.

At least they don't monkey with the compression to the level it actually distorts the image.

about a year ago
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New Technique Promises Much Faster Hard Drive Write Speeds

MrMacman2u Re:This sounds like Perl (148 comments)

You mean like old 3.5" floppy disks!

more than 2 years ago
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My phone's battery lasts ...

MrMacman2u Re:I use my iPhone very judiciously (254 comments)

Key word there is "Heavy". A 4500mah battery ALONE is almost as large as a 7" tablet.

I guess those old brick phones are back in vogue huh?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Long-Term Video/Picture Storage?

MrMacman2u KISS (499 comments)

The BEST solutions are usually the simplest!

Stone tablet and chisel... Bam! Good for a few thousand years depending on erosion conditions.

about 3 years ago
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Essential Open Source Tools For Windows Admins

MrMacman2u Re: So you have a kernel? (226 comments)

Copy and pasta!!!

Actually, I'll save people wanting to kill me, see my above post to the first AC :)

more than 3 years ago
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Essential Open Source Tools For Windows Admins

MrMacman2u Re:You need 15? (226 comments)

Heh, actually I have a variety of platforms including a few embedded devices, SO the additional tools I use, including the shell, compilers and utilities varies from server to server depending on their job or task. The only thing that immediately springs to mind as really being universal across all of my devices is the kernel itself!

Though there may be one or two other utilities or programs that might be common to all of them.... I'm not about to put forth the exertion to check ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Essential Open Source Tools For Windows Admins

MrMacman2u You need 15? (226 comments)

As an admin of a small cluster, I can name one, and ONLY one, open source tool that I use in ALL my servers.

Linux.

more than 3 years ago
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What If Aliens Came To Save the Galaxy From Mankind?

MrMacman2u No Problem! (534 comments)

So long as they let me fight on their side, it's all good!

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone 4 Survives Fall From Skydiver's Pocket

MrMacman2u Yeah, they can be pretty tough... (233 comments)

Mine was run over and smashed to a pulp by a GMC Sierra 1500 and it still (kinda) worked. When I plugged it in it was recognized as an iPhone in recovery mode!

more than 3 years ago
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Windows 8 Will Run On All Current PC Hardware

MrMacman2u Re:Windows 8 (385 comments)

Thank you! You saved me from the reply :)

more than 3 years ago
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Windows 8 Will Run On All Current PC Hardware

MrMacman2u Re:Windows 8 (385 comments)

You'll want it for an ARM-based tablet.

No. No I won't.

Not when other OS's that were designed to be tablet OS's are available in lieu of MS's rushed bastard child that's going to attempt to be relevant in a market that has shown again and again a full desktop OS has no place in.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Prepared Are You For a Major Emergency?

MrMacman2u Prepared? (562 comments)

I'm not "prepared" for a disaster in the truest sense of the word. "Prepared" alludes to the fact that some conscious and extra effort has been taken in order to have something to "fall back" on when you are hit with the unexpected.

I think the better word for me is simply "ready".

I grew up in a rural area and was often out in the woods or field without proper tools or away from modern conveniences so I began to develop what I later learned is called an "Every Day Carry" and just made having a wide and flexible variety of tools and supplies constantly ready and always available.

Right now on my person I have an iPhone 4, a 3" lockback pocket knife, small bags, a spare key in my wallet, my wallet, chapstick (shut up lol!), 50 feet of paracord, and a very compact belt sheath holding a leatherman, a 16gb usb flashdrive, a 700 lumen LED flashlight with spare battery and a small waterproof bison tube with needle, thread and firesteel...

I cannot be found without these items so long as I'm clothed. While my car and home is better equipped, if I was suddenly thrust into the middle of nowhere or into a disaster situation, I'm already carrying 99% of what I need to make it indefinitely assuming ANY resources are available (ie-game, trees, water) using what I'm already carrying and survival skills that were learned growing up.

Everything else extra is just frosting on the cake of survival.

more than 3 years ago
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Panasonic Launches Beautifying Camera

MrMacman2u Internal edits... (163 comments)

Seriously? At what point should we even bother taking the photograph? Why don't they just cut to the chase and have it draw in whatever the heck we want? I have nothing against retouching photo's, but you still have to work with an original... When the original is hacked to shreds in order to reflect who/whatever the software chooses at the source is there even a point to taking the photo?

Sorry, just my stick in the mud moment of the year. I'm all better now.

more than 3 years ago
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Tethered, Water-Powered Jetpack Provides Two Hours of Flight Time

MrMacman2u Re:2 hours? (170 comments)

Granted, you can "fly" much longer than in more traditional jetpacks, but it seems a bit like bragging about a car that can go 600 miles on a single tank but is permanently tethered to the gas station.

Kind of like a the infamous Hummer...

more than 3 years ago
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Obama: Wireless Internet For 98% Of Americans

MrMacman2u I'm seeing double... promises. (1 comments)

Again? Weren't we supposed to have this 10 years ago?

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

MrMacman2u Re:This is slashdot? (2254 comments)

If this is sarcasm, I hope you become visually limited some day soon. Not everyone has perfect vision and us "old farts" find it easier to read when the letters are bigger than the tip of a ballpoint.

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

MrMacman2u Re:This is slashdot? (2254 comments)

Um... click the green "+"... Mac OS >= 10.6 uses that as the "make the window as large as possible" button. Click it again to go back to your previous window size.

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

MrMacman2u Re:This is slashdot? (2254 comments)

I would prefer the lack of white space... My first take on V. 3.0 was "Wow... looks good... but too much wasted space."

I'm not a fan of cluttered up sites, but slashdot has long been able to present practically hideous amounts of information and news in a way that doesn't FEEL cluttered and was also easy to ready without wearing out your scroll wheel in 2 articles. There was a freakishly effective balance struck.

Not so much with the new design... but, again it IS new and unfamiliar to all us sticks in the mud, I'll give it a whirl and see how it flies.

more than 3 years ago
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If I'm the driver, I like to go ...

MrMacman2u Re:Much faster? (717 comments)

Not just Cali. 87 in New York, the first time I got on that highway, I was 15 over the speed limit and I was easily the slowest car on the road. There wasn't a single car that wasn't falling behind me, instead they'd all come roaring up and pass me like I was sitting still. At least until I figured out that I'd best get moving if I didn't want to turn into grill fodder for a tractor trailer.
I don't think I dropped below 90 the entire 230 miles.

more than 3 years ago

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Esquire to launch E-Ink Magazine Cover

MrMacman2u MrMacman2u writes  |  more than 6 years ago

MrMacman2u writes "Apparently, Esquire is going to celebrate it's 75th anniversary with a special "bang" that will definitely get not only the general public's attention, but also hackers.

Their newsstand Anniversary Edition issue, due in October, will feature a 3mm thick cover sporting not one, but TWO large greyscale E-Ink displays providing an animated cover with changing headlines and on the back, an advertisement for the Ford Flex SUV.

That's right, two e-ink covers in a single unit that Esquire's deputy editor Peter Griffin states "We look forward to seeing what people do it".

So, how much is this going to cost us aspiring geeks/hackers? According to Mr. Griffin, "Just a few bucks". More information can be gleaned from the article

Anyone making plans for using these in ways the OEM did not originally intend?"

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Poll Idea

MrMacman2u MrMacman2u writes  |  more than 6 years ago

MrMacman2u (831102) writes "Poll idea: What is you favorite computer hardware component? — Motherboard — RAM — Processor — Video Card — Hard Drive — Optical Drive — Cowboy Neal Drive"

Journals

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AT&T Turning Away iPhone 3G Buyers

MrMacman2u MrMacman2u writes  |  more than 6 years ago Stopping into an AT&T store early in order to inquire about the quantity that my local store will have for launch day, I decided to check my eligibility for a subsidized upgrade because I just upgraded 5 months ago under the assumption that the 3G iPhone would not be subsidized like the original version. Upon looking up my account information, the sales person stated that I would be unable simply skip the subsidy and buy a full price iPhone 3G July 11th. I asked if he could verify this and he talked to his manager and got the same answer immediately. "Only new contracts, existing iPhone owners and over 2 year contract renewals" will be able to get the much lusted after new 3G iPhone on launch day. A few more calls verified this for the other stores in my area. So it looks like myself and many others looking to get the shiny new iPhone 3G may be out of luck until the 12th...

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Woo!

MrMacman2u MrMacman2u writes  |  more than 6 years ago

W00t baby!!

I made it onto someone's (ben there... (946946)) "foe list"! Which, according to him, I'm either a Mac Fanboi, a troll and/or an asshole...

Glad to be of service! My guess is that I'm a "Mac fanboi", though I'm a tad old to be a "boi" anything...

No matter! I'm simply pleased that I help give a meaning to life for someone who's existence is obviously so meager that he needs to amuse himself by adding people who may otherwise have a good thought worthy opinion to his foe list.

Granted, I can be a "prick" once in a while and I'm not outside of being a Mac User (I do avoid dribbling when at all possible), but I generally have good intentions and I feel I at least make a heartfelt attempt to better whichever discussion I involve myself in.

Regardless, I have no problems with this guy and he is more than welcome to hate me simply because I own a Mac or perhaps I am occasionally blunt... who knows? Despite your best intentions pal, you will still amuse me, so I'm leaving you in my "Freaks" list and I strongly encourage you to continue on with your little quest!

Cheers!

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