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Neanderthals Were the First To Use Specialized Bone Tools

PW2 toolbox (33 comments)

Mmeptk decided his brother was useful after all...

about a year ago
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"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

about a year and a half ago
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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 2 years ago
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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
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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
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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
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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 4 years ago
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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
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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
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Putting On a Show For the Google Streetview Camera

PW2 Re:Slashdotted (109 comments)

Travelling down that street, there were some interesting characters at:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=504+Sampsonia+Way,+Pittsburgh,+PA,+United+States&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.095668,78.398437&ie=UTF8&ll=40.461887,-80.016539&spn=0,359.972706&t=h&z=16&iwloc=addr&layer=c&cbll=40.456786,-80.012446&panoid=lSBvKglurQAKmE49AlGQgA&cbp=12,76.19528892102309,,0,19.641576473350586
The odd thing is that the frame one step to the left was removed :(

more than 5 years ago
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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/

more than 5 years ago
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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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