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Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

Nethead Re:Flip the switch (235 comments)

We're just a screen saver.

yesterday
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

Nethead Re:The real crime here (459 comments)

You simply don't have any clue. You can't relate do doing any kind of hard time.

Yes I can. I did about the same amount for stealing long distance calling from Sprint using a C64.

about a week ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

Nethead Re:As long as... (376 comments)

Which is why I'm glad my ISP is run by the Tulalip Tribes. See how far you get sending lawyers after them!

about two weeks ago
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Getting IT Talent In Government Will Take Culture Change, Says Google Engineer

Nethead Re:simple! all it takes is... (166 comments)

That too. and the NRC or folks that design Interstate bridges. But I think he might be talking about local gov. I know in my area there is a local radio wingbat that loves to rake any minor mistake that the local governments make over his personal coal BBQ just to flame the outrage (the outrage, I say!) of underpaid professionals working in a very aggravating environment for not getting everything exactly right each time. FSM knows we don't in the commercial world.

73 de w7com

about two weeks ago
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Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

Nethead Re:Lawn mowers (406 comments)

Reminds me of driving my old '67 microbus. You don't see them rear-ending things often with only maybe an eight inch of sheet metal between you and the bumper in front of you.

about three weeks ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

Nethead Re:Good Thing (195 comments)

Quincy, Washington, US. Get on Google Maps and see if you can see which large buildings are data centers and which are potato warehouses. Hint, potatoes don't need backup generators. The big one is Microsoft.

about a month ago
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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

Nethead Re:Hipsterism at its finest (worst?) (288 comments)

Please DO keep your one copy of the nuclear launch codes on a breakable media. In fact put them on an old punch card and run it through the laundry a few times. We don't want you using those codes!

about a month ago
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Nethead Re:Whelp. (139 comments)

Kind of. He went up to the dog and recited a perfect cat meow. That confused the hell out of the dog. Then, while the dog was befuddled, he let out his patented SCRECH and the pit bull ran under the bed.

about a month ago
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Nethead Re:Whelp. (139 comments)

I have an African Grey, I've seen him humble a pit bull.

about a month ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Nethead Re:Oh really? (377 comments)

Ya know Will, you can be really depressing at times.

about a month ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Nethead Re:ALL RIGHT! (377 comments)

Everett is setup the same way with a lot of it sold to SnoPUD (also public.) I love our public utilities! My water in on Tulalip Bay comes from a Tulalip Utilities well and water tower about a half mile away. The east end of the rez last year put in a 30" pipe to Everett to get more water for the Quil Ceda Village area.

about a month ago
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A Warm-Feeling Wooden Keyboard (Video)

Nethead Re:S'not Wooden (82 comments)

Aluminum Christmas trees. We grow them here in the Pacific Northwest. Why do you think we make so many airplanes?

about a month ago
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Oso Disaster Had Its Roots In Earlier Landslides

Nethead Re:eh? (64 comments)

Well said.

-Joe from Tulalip

about a month ago
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Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

Nethead Re:No duh (280 comments)

I'm using the same crappy password on slashdot that I got the account with.

about a month and a half ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

Nethead Re:Overstating things.... (300 comments)

Not always. My company just got bought by a French firm. I just got back from a week of IBM Lotus Domino 9 System Administration Fundamentals. We moving from Exchange 2010 to Notes.

about a month and a half ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

Nethead Re:Not to worry (401 comments)

My company just sent me to a week long IBM (Lotus) Domino server class. If I ever do the consulting thing again, that will really come in handy.

about 2 months ago

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Once you have a SWAT team the only thing to do is kick some ass.

Nethead Nethead writes  |  about a year ago

Nethead (1563) writes "On Salon.com Alex Halperin talks with Radley Balko, the author of Rise of the Warrior Cop. They discuss [TFA] the rise of police SWAT teams, even in small towns. Balko show the political mechanisms behind why it is almost impossible to stem the tide of militarized police forces and the effects it is having on our communities. Though US centric, I'm sure that these same mechanisms play out worldwide."
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Missing keyboard symbols

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nethead writes "Why don't we have a cents and degree keys on our modern keyboard? I know that on a typewriter one could hit lower case c, backspace and then hit / to make the cent symbol, and one would often move the platen back a half notch to make the degree symbol with a lower case o. But to be honest, if it wasn't for getting back to my home directory I would hardly ever use the ~ symbol. That keyspace (literally, key space) could have been used for the degree symbol. With 100+ key keyboards, that have many redundant keys (think number pad) and symbols that are seldom used, or only used in programming because they were on the keyboard anyway, what symbols would you replace?"
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T-Mobile WiFi (UMA) Calling Down Nationwide

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nethead writes "As noted by myself and TmoNews T-Mobile UMA service is down nationwide at this time. Calling T-Mobile support found that due to an "enhancement" that went awry service could be down for the weekend."
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A Vigorous Discussion of "Our Future In Space"

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nethead writes "At TAM 2011 presented by The James Randi Foundation (JREF) a panel with Pamela Gay, Lawrence Krauss, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, and moderated by Phil Plait, discussed our future in space in an environment where they could freely express their opinions. This is an hour video (so lay off first-posts until you've watched it) with humor, depth and frank realism. Where do we spend our dwindling monetary science funding, manned or robotic exploration?"
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How do you educate a prodigy?

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nethead writes "When he was 8 years old, Gabriel See got a score on the math part of the SAT that would be the envy of most high-school seniors. When he was 10, he worked on T-cell receptor research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He's built a Genomic Lab Liquid Handling System out of Legos. He's studied chaos theory, string theory, quantum mechanics and nuclear science. He's 13 now. How do you fit him into the American school system?"
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X10.com President charged in fatal DUI

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Nethead writes "Alex Peder, the president and director of X10.com, know for their pop-up ad reign of terror, will make his first court appearance Friday in connection with a crash that killed two teenagers. Investigators said the Honda Civic that the teens were in was rear-ended by a Ford Explorer. The Civic had become disabled and had its emergency hazards flashing. Police arrested the driver, Alex Peder who they say hit the teen's car. Troopers say they could smell intoxicants on the suspect. Peder has a history of DUI arrests."
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LInux games for non-gamers

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Nethead writes "Due to some down-time I'm looking for some Linux games to pass the time. I've been playing BattleMaster, a PHP web game but it's only two turns a day and I'd like something a bit faster. I've not really played PC games since the Doom era so I'm really out of touch here. I don't have a real gamer box, just a simple video card. What do the slashdotters think I should try? A simple FPS or some type of networked game would do. What's out there for Linux?"
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Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Nethead writes "The Everett (Washington State) Hearld reports that tribes could gain trademark control over all future use of native plants. Tulalip Tribes claim that the Treaty of Point Elliott guarantees their world patent rights on native trees, flowers, shrubs and even weeds — the DNA of every plant that naturally grows on tribal land. The tribes already have put the case before the United Nations.

If the tribes have their way the future could hold virtual borders through which the plants — and their genetic codes — could not pass without tribal permission. "We not only have a property right to the plant, but also an intellectual property right to the use of the plant," said Terry Williams, a Tulalip tribal leader on environmental issues. "Any breakdown of that plant to look at what generates medicinal purposes of that plant in the genes, that's our right as well.""

Journals

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Zonk days

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Why do I only get mod points on Zonk days?


ThisOldHost:/home/joe>whois modpoints.org

NOT FOUND

I guess that I'll just go mod up some garcia posts ;)

27 Dec 2005: 7 Zonk posts today and I get mod points.

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Just so I don't have an empty journal entry

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 8 years ago

If you want to see the sites I visit often access nethead.org on TCP port 80. If you're a ham then I'm at w7com de CN87tt. My old nic handle is JH484. I use bluerazor.com now (commercial version of GoDaddy.)

I had once had my domain stolen via fax and it was wrote up in Wired.http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,33571,00.html?tw=wn_story_related

I've used the 'net since before the WWW stuff came along (dial-up at 14.4 (on a good day) with a login to a SunOS box (and trying to figure out what the new fangled SLIP stuff was.))

In '96 when I was working at an ISP (wolfe.net) I found out about this new site called slashdot. I was a Suse Linux user then (had suse.org reg'd as a domain even) and called Rob Malda and offered a box for images (we had a hunkin' Sprint T3, massive bandwidth back then.) He wondered how I got his phone number.. whois dude :) Anyway, images.slashdot.org was a Pent 133 with Suse and a 10baseT connection to a cisco 7507 (they spelled it with a small c back then.) I offered the same to freshmeat but he wanted me to load it with slackware and I didn't have the time.

I had a phone appointment Kevin Mitnik to tell him my story but I decided not to. I didn't need it published. Basic gist: C64, Sprint, $30M in phone calls, Secret Service, Ivan Boesky, "free long distance for $100/month", 1987.

As far as internet stuff I've worked at Wolfe.net, FlyingCroc.net (sextracker.com), Amazon.com, ACSAlaska.com, and now at a windermere.com. All these jobs have been as a network engineer. Before the intraweb I was a broadcast engineer in Washington State.

You can find a picture of me here: http://www.monorails.org/tMspages/HallofFame.html

I host the monorails.org site and it's lived through a few slashdottings (the back yard monorail article.)

If, for some perverted reason, you want to know more about me or contact me, send an electronic mail to: spudpecker@perverted.com, or joe@nethead.com,.org,.us,.org.uk,.whatever. (Charlie Fox in .au has nethead.net. Gimmie Charlie! Please?)

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