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Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

Provocateur So this Wndows tech guy was selling me his PC (169 comments)

but I put a linux live USB stick in. When he was startled as boot messages scrolled by, I asked him to relax, it's just getting your credit card info and your shoe size. No, you don't have to take them out of your wallet.

about a week ago
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Sony, Facebook, Google, Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft Now All Have a Hand In VR

Provocateur Re:Degree of reality (61 comments)

Oculus made the first big pubic thrust

that has got to be a freudian slip right there

about a month ago
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If the Programmer Won't Go To Silicon Valley, Should SV Go To the Programmer?

Provocateur Re: Exactly this. (294 comments)

it's peak as in 'top of a mountain'. Point taken, nonetheless

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?

Provocateur The ONLY manual I've read: Pay attention (464 comments)

The only manual that I've read from cover to cover when I decided to make a career of using computers was the one that came with the very first desktop PC I bought, how to set it up for daily use, and it had tips on ergonomic positioning and monitor height (angle maybe, and distance) to avoid RSA and vision problems later on.
It was well worth the 15 minutes, because many career changes later on, with each new computer I've remembered those tips and the optimal setup. BTW, GOML!

about a month ago
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Scientists Say the Future Looks Bleak For Our Bones

Provocateur Re:So.... (115 comments)

...those 16oz wrist curls and refrigerator door pulls (to get 1 nacho at a time) I've described before will soon take effect. It's all about intensity.

about a month ago
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The Slow Death of Voice Mail

Provocateur Re:Hyperbole (237 comments)

All and all, voice mail isn't going anywhere. And it is up to us voice message-menu jedi, to show the young padawans how to press 4 to replay the message, and 9 to delete

about a month ago
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The Slow Death of Voice Mail

Provocateur Re:our CEO's vm got hacked (237 comments)

think it was speech-to-text that he tried, and 'terrorfied' was the result...

about a month ago
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Book Review: Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress

Provocateur Re:Joe is not rudimentary! (31 comments)

Yes, I also install joe, not just on my PC, but every liveCD/live session I run linux on.

about a month and a half ago
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Sir Richard Branson Quietly Shelves Virgin Submarine Plan

Provocateur Re:Good! (47 comments)

PR or not, you have to hand it to the man for dreaming big when we all decided the other way. Sure, you're not going to hit 100% on ALL your targets. But the ones that *do hit will be the ones that matter.

about a month and a half ago
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SpaceX Set To Create 300 New US Jobs and Expand Facilities

Provocateur Re:They are also hiring a Farmer (43 comments)

Erm did you read the title as Space sex instead of Space X, that might explain the confusion, in your case.

about a month and a half ago
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Cardboard Hits Half a Million Mark, Gets an SDK

Provocateur Re:Why would this be a joke? (28 comments)

not as sturdy as plastic

If I remember the steps correctly, the next step in your case would be Order another pizza You owe it to yourself to check it out at least before dropping all that cash on the Occulus (Rift).

about a month and a half ago
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Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX

Provocateur Re:Great. More touchscreens. (233 comments)

So why'd you buy it then?
No, he meant operating by touch without taking your eyes off the road; he knows/remembers where volume or tuning knobs are and just reaches out to them almost instinctively.

about a month and a half ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Provocateur Re:Depends (567 comments)

Did you blow your wad when you saw the photo, I did (After all the dirty talk...)

about a month and a half ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Provocateur Re: Have Both (567 comments)

These two comments carry more information than I was expecting tfa to have.

about a month and a half ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

Provocateur Finally stuff that matters! (545 comments)

Throw in Orion splashdown news, and there will be hope for slashdot. And Mars.

about 2 months ago
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Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?

Provocateur Re:Shyeah, right. (284 comments)

Simple. To them 'BC' meant Babylonian calendar. Duh.

about 2 months ago
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Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?

Provocateur Re:Shyeah, right. (284 comments)

You left out the offsite station wagon. If *that's* on the way out, the mag tapes should worry

about 2 months ago
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Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year

Provocateur Re:What DRIBBLE! (101 comments)

..i agree, but I think he was holding back for some reason.

about 2 months ago
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Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

Provocateur why is it a downside? (163 comments)

Is it because of the rule of threes?

about 2 months ago

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Release of Raring melts Ubuntu servers

Provocateur Provocateur writes  |  about 2 years ago

Provocateur (133110) writes "The release of Raring Ringtail has brought a decent sized slashdotting to Ubuntu, even their home page Ubuntu.com connection times out. And having a data center experience technical difficulties at the same time, all add up to a really bad Monday night."
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Father of packet-switching dies

Provocateur Provocateur writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Provocateur writes "Paul Baran, whose work on packet-switching led to the creation of the Internet, dies at the age of 84, in Palo Alto, CA. He had outlined the concept while working on Cold War issues at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica."
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Apple sells unlocked phones in HongKong

Provocateur Provocateur writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Provocateur (133110) writes "Apple started selling unlocked iPhones in HongKong. It had been selling them previously with the carrier Hutchison Telecom, but you can now buy them sans carrier, starting at US$695 for the 8G model."
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Cancer breakthrough invented in garage in Florida

Provocateur Provocateur writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Provocateur writes "A former radio engineer has invented a device that could possibly kill cancer cells with radio waves — in his garage. He is a cancer patient himself. This ham radio operator had an idea in the middle of the night. This inspiring story has it all for /. fans: the motivation, the garage, the hacking together of hardware and kitchen utensils, and initial testing on hotdogs — what's not to like?"
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