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Web-Based Private File Storage?

No-Cool-Nickname A couple months deadswitch??? (467 comments)

In a couple months, I will copy all your personal data to a public open FTP, photoshop the pics of your family to something inexplicably horrible and embarrassing and sold any other personal information to the highest bidder.


more than 4 years ago

New Evidence Presented For Ancient Fossils In Mars Rocks

No-Cool-Nickname Get Your Ass To Mars! (91 comments)

You'll even have fantasies about alien civilizations as you requested; but in the end, back on Earth, you'll be lobotomized!

more than 4 years ago

Recourse For Draconian Encryption Requirements?

No-Cool-Nickname Know Your Audience... (555 comments)

Did you seriously think you were going to get a sympathetic ear HERE? At /.?

Cryostatis meet reality. Reality, this is Cryostatis. You two should get to know each other.

more than 4 years ago

Computer Competency Test For Non-IT Hires?

No-Cool-Nickname IT Failing NOT User Failing (369 comments)

As an IT leader/decision maker in a corporate environment, I would consider this a personal failing and an IT department failing. We (IT) are the experts. We have the skills and knowledge. If someone does not have the skills or knowledge to use a corporate tool (PC, server, network, etc...) it is OUR responsibility to provide training.

I have a "technology orientation class" periodically. 60 minutes of "do this, don't do that". It eliminates the "I didn't know" and "how do I..." problems.

It is arrogant, ill-informed and misguided to demand that an end user know how to make your job easier.

more than 4 years ago

How To Grow a Head

No-Cool-Nickname Re:Zaphod? (355 comments)

Oh, yeah, apparently you can't be president with a whole brain.

more than 4 years ago

Best Friend Fun Party

No-Cool-Nickname I kept waiting for it to be funny... (3 comments)

...then it was over.

Thanks for wasting 3:43 of my life. The only justice is that the idiot who created this wasted a lot more and is that much closer to death.

more than 4 years ago

Are you working right now?

No-Cool-Nickname Re:No, the earth is flat. (338 comments)

Space is curved. Therefore your belief that the Earth is a sphere may be the result of your perception of a flat surface in curved space-time. Therefore (1.5) fails.

more than 4 years ago

New "Hairy" Material Is Almost Perfectly Hydrophobic

No-Cool-Nickname Re:Do boats go faster because it repels water? (133 comments)

Also, since when did evolution stop? Who knows if in another 100 million years, the whales may evolve microscopic hairs.

Whales seem more likely to evolve a digestive system that drawn nutrition from waste plastic in water than microscopic hairs that make them more efficient swimmers. Evolution has to do with increased survival. Swimming slightly more efficiently would have less of an impact than the capacity to eat the slurry of waste we are dumping in the oceans.

People often confuse evolution with improvement. Evolution is adaption. Pure and simple.

more than 4 years ago

Stay Off the Grid, Win $10,000

No-Cool-Nickname Pass on the paycut... (228 comments)

I'd rather hide in my office and not take the pay cut...

more than 4 years ago

Bach Launches Updated MP3 Format

No-Cool-Nickname Useless (279 comments)

This is right up there with the bonus content downloads with a Blu-Ray.

more than 4 years ago

Best estimate of monthly spending on food:shelter

No-Cool-Nickname Re:I spend nothing on shelter (582 comments)

I live in my mom's basement.

This costs you more than you know. Anyone have the going rate on dignity?

more than 4 years ago

The Rise of Machine-Written Journalism

No-Cool-Nickname Unlikely (134 comments)

Today,, a technological news website published a story claiming that news stories could be automatically generated from computers. The absurdity of the story was not lost on the human rea...Attribute already declared at line 15, position 6 !.. Invalid I/O file..

Insert Amusing Human-like Pun Here

more than 4 years ago

Moving Away From the IT Field?

No-Cool-Nickname Re:I'd never do it, but (783 comments)

You have to clean up poop sometimes, but it's decent money.

Sounds like my job in IT

more than 4 years ago

Exoplanet Has Showers of Pebbles

No-Cool-Nickname Shower from Pebbles (341 comments)

I got a shower from Pebbles one time. It cost $200. Pebbles was a stripper.

more than 4 years ago

How To Play Poker With Your Rock Band Guitar

No-Cool-Nickname Additional Requirements... (121 comments)

You've got to know when to hold'em. Know when to fold'em.

more than 4 years ago

Wii Gets Price Cut To $199

No-Cool-Nickname Will buy two (320 comments)

so people can play with my WiiWii.

more than 4 years ago

Billionaire Adds Laser Shield To Yacht

No-Cool-Nickname I have one simple request (16 comments)

And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, would you remind me what I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here!

more than 4 years ago

AIDS Vaccine Is Partially Successful

No-Cool-Nickname I am hopeful. (317 comments)

I have reviewed the other comments and agree that 30% is not much help and that it may encourage risky behavior from those who believe it to be a magic bullet.

Given all of that, I am still hopeful. We had a disease that until now we had made no significant inroads on controlling. Now we have something. We have a beta version or an alpha. Maybe some smart guy will come up with a beta 2 that covers 40%. Then 50%. Maybe in my kids lifetime this horrible disease will be gone... ...and I can start screwing total strangers with impunity again!

more than 4 years ago

Vegetative Patients Can Still Learn

No-Cool-Nickname Proof that... (159 comments)

I can still teach my users to power cycle their own damned computers.

more than 4 years ago



Firefox 3 Attempts New World Record

No-Cool-Nickname No-Cool-Nickname writes  |  more than 6 years ago

No-Cool-Nickname (1287972) writes "From the Firefox website Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours — it's that easy. We're not asking you to swallow a sword or to balance 30 spoons on your face, although that would be kind of awesome. By the way, the official date for the launch of Firefox 3 will be posted here soon — so check back! Join our community and this effort by pledging today."


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