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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

Nimey Re:Why is it not trivial? (149 comments)

You really need to level-up your trolling. This is 101-level shit, son.

2 days ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

Nimey Re:Why is it not trivial? (149 comments)

Yeah, bullshit. Your nickname has enough entropy that it's exceedingly unlikely this is not you.

2 days ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

Nimey Re:Why is it not trivial? (149 comments)

Boring troll is boring. Put your back into it, boy.

2 days ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

Nimey Re:Why is it not trivial? (149 comments)

If you're going to troll and be full of shit, save us both time and say so up front.

2 days ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

Nimey Re:Why is it not trivial? (149 comments)

You're a poster child for Dunning-Kruger: some random on the Internet who thinks he's smarter than the folks who designed a Mars rover that lasted over 10 years past its 90-day expected life.

2 days ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

Nimey Re:Assumptions (149 comments)

You're a poster child for Dunning-Kruger: some random on the Internet who thinks he's smarter than the folks who designed a Mars rover that lasted over 10 years past its 90-day expected life.

2 days ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

Nimey Re:Alternative Title (149 comments)

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

Nimey Re:ECC? (149 comments)

You're a poster child for Dunning-Kruger: some random on the Internet who thinks he's smarter than the folks who designed a Mars rover that lasted over 10 years past its 90-day expected life.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

Nimey Re: slashdot (610 comments)

cue email forward:
AND SO EINSTEIN PROVED GOD EXISTS (and his atheist public school teacher was a dunce).

"it's not true, but it makes a good point!"

2 days ago
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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

Nimey Re:Why a hardcoded list? (88 comments)

Look, I said I was sorry, I didn't know she was your mom!

2 days ago
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Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32

Nimey Re:Why a hardcoded list? (88 comments)

Because hardly anyone uses DNSSEC, ISPs included.

2 days ago
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Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

Nimey Re:Could try sacrificing virgins (259 comments)

It's not Montana - there has to be virgins among the livestock.

3 days ago

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CrunchBang repository and tracker DDoSed

Nimey Nimey writes  |  about a year ago

Nimey (114278) writes "CrunchBang Linux's package repository and BitTorrent tracker have been DDoSed.. Per the announcement on their forum,

The #! repo server and torrent tracker are currently the targets of a DoS attack and are offline. The attack is being monitored and I hope to have normal service restored soon. Apologies for the inconvenience, but this is somewhat out of my control. The repository being offline affects the cb-welcome post install script, so please don't run it until this is resolved. If you have a new install, please cancel out of the script. Thank you!

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Adobe introduces the paid security fix

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Adobe has posted a security bulletin for Photoshop CS5 for Windows and OSX. It seems there is a critical security hole that will allow attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Adobe's fix? You need to pay to upgrade to Photoshop CS6. For users who cannot upgrade to Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe recommends users follow security best practices and exercise caution when opening files from unknown or untrusted sources."
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Inside Amazon's warehouse

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Over the past two months, The (Allentown, PA) Morning Call interviewed 20 current and former warehouse workers who showed pay stubs, tax forms or other proof of employment. They offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it's like to work in the Amazon warehouse, where temperatures soar on hot summer days, production rates are difficult to achieve and the permanent jobs sought by many temporary workers hired by an outside agency are tough to get."
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Microsoft's Win7 Student Edition fiasco

Nimey Nimey writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "It seems that many people who have bought the $30 student edition of Windows 7 have received a broken installer that will not create a bootable DVD image. The problem seems to be related to extracting a 64-bit version of 7 on a 32-bit version of Windows.

In other news, the Pirate Bay has several editions of Windows 7 available in .ISO format, which need a license key (which we paid our $30 for) to work anyway."

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Anatomy of a malware scam

Nimey Nimey writes  |  about 6 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "The Register has posted an in-depth story analyzing the all-too-common malware XP Antivirus 2008. It's a very professional scam, and I've had many users taken in by it. Essentially the program masquerades as a legitimate anti-malware program, pretends to scan your computer for baddies, wants you to buy the full version to remove what it "found", and imitates portions of Windows XP."
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Mukasey: No prosecutions in Justice hiring scandal

Nimey Nimey writes  |  about 6 years ago

Nimey (114278) writes "Gosh, imagine that. US Attorney General Michael Mukasey will not prosecute the former Bush Administration officials who improperly hired career Justice Department officials based on politics. The Bush Administration continues to protect its own at the expense of the country."

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