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Aerial Video Footage of New York Taken By RC Plane

Night Goat Who gives a shit? (208 comments)

Seriously, is this what it takes these days? Fly an R/C plane around and post a video of it on the Internet, get on Slashdot's front page? Thanks for the yuletide, Slashdot.

more than 3 years ago
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USB 'Dead Drops'

Night Goat So this is what passes for clever these days (322 comments)

What the heck is the point of this? Sometimes I hate artists. Here's an idea, just give someone a USB drive when you want to share files with them. Or mail it. Or I guess call it art and attach USB drives to walls. Move over Van Gogh, there's a new master in town!

more than 4 years ago
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Closing In On 1Gbps Using DSL

Night Goat And yet, I'm stuck (230 comments)

Unfortunately, I still find myself with a 2 Mbps download speed tops. This technology needs to be actually utilized! It's killing me to read this stuff and then never see it in action.

more than 4 years ago
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HDCP Master Key Is Legitimate; Blu-ray Is Cracked

Night Goat Re:Weve seen that argument before (1066 comments)

After the illogical, unsupported and self-contradicting post you just made, you have as much right to talk about "sane" as King Herod does to talk about "child care"

This is a great phrase. It made my day. Thank you.

more than 4 years ago
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AMD Hates Laptop Stickers As Much As You Do

Night Goat Re:WD40 (597 comments)

Ha ha ha! That's perfect. Maybe they'll give Kim Komando an editor position.

more than 4 years ago
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MS Design Lets You Put Batteries In Any Way You Want

Night Goat Re:Do You Think... (453 comments)

Yeah, but I'm drunk.

more than 4 years ago
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Modern Day Equivalent of Byte/Compute! Magazine?

Night Goat Re:The Internet is this magazine. (327 comments)

The nice thing about magazines like Byte is that they had editors. The Internet's nice, but without editors who cut out the crap and point us at the good parts, it's not that great. Slashdot is pretty close, but it all relies on good editing.

more than 4 years ago
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Hollywood's Growing Obsession With Philip K. Dick

Night Goat Re:The other theme both PKD and Hollywood love is (244 comments)

I agree. Training skills to the point that they become second nature is how to get REALLY good at the skills. I read a really good article on Larry Fitzgerald's ability to catch footballs, based on extensive training.

more than 4 years ago
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Songbird Drops Linux Support

Night Goat Re:Alternatives (356 comments)

You're probably right. I think it's an unfounded "lean and mean" mentality that's keeping me from pulling the trigger on downloading the extra libraries. I mean, I've got broadband and a couple of monstrous hard drives, so it's not like I'd really notice the extra libraries.

more than 4 years ago
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Songbird Drops Linux Support

Night Goat Re:Alternatives (356 comments)

Those libraries are what's keeping me away from Amarok. There are a TON of libraries that need to be installed in order to get Amarok going. I'd rather not install all the libraries for the sake of getting a music player working.

more than 4 years ago
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Nintendo On the Hunt For More Scalps

Night Goat Re:Spectrum of Headlines (232 comments)

That's classic! I was thinking the same thing.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Spread Word About My FOSS Project?

Night Goat Re:Talk to your users (244 comments)

Good timing! I was just working on a Perl project at home and now I'm at work on Windows and needed a Perl install.

more than 4 years ago
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Lines of computer code written in my life:

Night Goat Re:It's That Elusive Slashdot Demographic (395 comments)

I actually used my "geek-dick" to vote in this poll. My hands were too busy working on the next million lines of code.

more than 4 years ago
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Avatar Soars Into $1-Billion Territory

Night Goat Re:And yet... (782 comments)

Please read no tone of anger, flaming, attitude, or other negative vibes in this post. Lately, I notice that if I reply to someone as if I'm having a normal conversation with them, I get at least one, and often several, angry replies.

Tell me about it! I didn't want to have to resort to this type of disclaimer, but it seems like it's starting to become necessary. Having an opinion that differs from someone else's is starting to be synonymous with personally attacking the validity of their opinion.

more than 4 years ago
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Jaron Lanier Rants Against the World of Web 2.0

Night Goat Re:How many would have read, w/o the web? (231 comments)

I did read, and there's a slight difference between his point and what you think his point is. He's actually against Web 2.0, not the web in general. According to the article, his point is basically that the modern Internet has taken the interesting parts of the early Internet away and left it sort of homogenized. Remixes have taken the place of new creations, basically. I kind of agree with him. I occasionally get "sick of the Internet" and after reading this article, I understand that it's more like I'm getting sick of the way the Internet is right now. Anyway, hopefully this piqued your interest and you skim the article. As for the book, it's probably filled with ideas you've heard elsewhere explained better. At least, that's what the author of the article indicates.

more than 4 years ago
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"Loud Commercial" Legislation Proposed In US Congress

Night Goat Re:Ok, but... (636 comments)

Not all channels do this, and the issue hasn't existed for 60 years.

about 5 years ago
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"Loud Commercial" Legislation Proposed In US Congress

Night Goat Re:Ok, but... (636 comments)

I agree. If enough people were that concerned about the volume of commercials, they wouldn't watch the shows and the problem would fix itself. No need to legislate something that can be dealt with by the nature of the market.

about 5 years ago
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The Most Influential People In Open Source

Night Goat Interesting list, more current than most (189 comments)

Although the article was very thin on details, I thought that it was worthwhile. It put a new spin on things because the list dealt with who was currently influential, rather than trotting out the old names that we've seen on lists like this for the last fifteen years. I realized after reading the article that I just don't care that much, though. Good thing they chose corporate types to put together this list, since they'll get a charge out of reading it.

more than 5 years ago

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Why I use the "Foes" feature of /.

Night Goat Night Goat writes  |  more than 8 years ago

If you're reading this because you noticed you're on my Foes list, this is why. I only use the Foes list for two reasons. One, to screen out habitual trolls. I hardly ever have to do this, and haven't done so for a while. Two, to screen out people who stick their signature in the body of their comments. Put your sig in the sig section so I can filter it out without filtering the entire content of your message out!

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