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Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

PW2 membership fee or kiosk at makerspaces (314 comments)

I'll also miss the buy-it-now option for small parts

Instead of disappearing, maybe they can try one more time by making RS small-part kiosks at makerspaces, staffed by makerspace members who use some of the money they get to cover the cost of monthly dues for the makerspace.

about two weeks ago

How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

PW2 Re:I think the term you're looking for is.. (324 comments)

I agree; in addition to the millions of hours of cleanup work we've had to do for clients, friends and family, someone needs to do an audit and find out if the rampant credit breaches are due to crapware that is packaged with free FTP client software.

about two weeks ago

Comet Probe Philae To Deploy Drill As Battery Life Wanes

PW2 drill and harpoon (223 comments)

Drilling and have it become dislodged for an hour or two, hopefully landing in a better place sounds like a feature -- I hope they fire the harpoons a few hours before the batteries are discharged to take the chance of repositioning it in an open area

about 3 months ago

Neanderthals Were the First To Use Specialized Bone Tools

PW2 toolbox (33 comments)

Mmeptk decided his brother was useful after all...

about a year and a half ago

"Anonymous" File-Sharing Darknet Ruled Illegal By German Court

PW2 Re:Exit node malware coming soon (285 comments)

I can't moderate from Win 7 Ultimate I.E. 9 and my current slashdot config -- I get the dropdown boxes -- they don't auto-submit -- there's no [moderate] button at the bottom of the page -- I'll try installing another web-browser sometime if I really need to moderate a message

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Computer Test Lab Set-Up For Home?

PW2 Re:Virtualize (142 comments)

I agree with building a computer with 8GB or more of memory.

I use VirtualBox for my home test system and set the disk image to be written to a 16GB Ram Drive -- this makes it very fast to format and load a new guest OS from ISO or DVD -- I usually set and name the disk images in VirtualBox to be 4GB or 10GB in size. I back up the disk images off-site and on a small raid5 server, and have one local copy in a folder called "ComputerStore" -- set up a shared folder (and network share to something like C:\vshare\readonly, C:\vshare\readwrite for work you need to save)

Windows Ram Drives -- google:
superspeed ram drive
drdataram ram drive
softperfect ram drive

more than 3 years ago

Updated Mac Mini Aims For the Living Room

PW2 Re:Expensive (638 comments)

>> Z- Windows Vista OS - base (Win7 -> +$150)

The $150 upgrade is for Win7-Ultimate -- they had a $30 upgrade option for Win7HomePremium

more than 4 years ago

Chatroulette Working On Genital Recognition Algorithm

PW2 Re:Really... (364 comments)

slashdot style limited moderation points with meta-moderation of a video frame at the time the moderation was made may solve this

more than 4 years ago

I usually fly...

PW2 Re:Economy Class (365 comments)

My colon always has "one-in-the-chamber" and with a minor colitus-like ailment, the crew of RyanAir would hopefully make the donation of coins to open the door for me!

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Poland Photoshops Black Guy To White One

PW2 Re:Dark Tan? (964 comments)

I believe that the local newspaper, Atlanta-Journal-Constitution, did some photoshopping of their own -- a few Sundays ago, I noticed that the Foxtrot cartoon showed Jason with a caucasian friend which seemed out of place based on their character-set; I checked online and verified the difference.

more than 5 years ago

Backlash Builds Against US Copyright Blacklist

PW2 Re:Does the US Get It Yet? (292 comments)

>> We seem to think that in WWII we singlehandedly A) ... B) ... C) ... etc

I've never met a person in the US that made those claims that we "singlehandedly" did any of those things. Even if you have met such a clown, it wouldn't represent the other 300k people here in a way that justifies the word "we".

You may need to go on a diet, because you're pulling too much out of your plump ass.

more than 5 years ago

To What Age Do You Expect To Live?

PW2 Re:Under 60: Health and Suicide (575 comments)

I have a light version of Crohn's and know where every bathroom in the city is. Lot's of coffee in the morning helps make afternoons a little more predictable. I did have 105degree fevers until my doctors discovered it, sent me to the hospital for a week and stopped feeding me sulpha based medicine.

In my case, they want to avoid surgery.

Is surgery an option in your case, just before the euthanasia option is completed? I know surgery can be risky, but in that situation, it may be worth trying first (even if its a little experimental)?

more than 5 years ago

Putting On a Show For the Google Streetview Camera

PW2 Re:Slashdotted (109 comments)

Travelling down that street, there were some interesting characters at:
The odd thing is that the frame one step to the left was removed :(

more than 5 years ago

DIY LED Array Marquee For Your PC

PW2 loading RSS to marquee signs (128 comments)

I developed a Windows program which works with Betabrite signs. The USB connected LED-signs and software are available at: http://www.kitchi-rss.com/

I use it to show news, weather, and friend-updates.

It has some side features such as generating marquee HTML, wml, etc., so you don't immediately need an LED-sign to use the software.

There's also some free software available for that brand of LED-sign at: http://www.remote-control.net/

about 6 years ago

Nokia Urges Linux Developers To Be Cool With DRM

PW2 Re:Funny guy (536 comments)

I'm trying to figure these people out... one person in my networking group sent an email asking for a house-sitter -- and then proceded to ask for rent for that month of $900. I'd hate to see how much this guy charges his babysitter!

more than 6 years ago


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