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As 2012 comes to a halt, my data takes up ...

Ptolom /home (172 comments)

I took it to mean the contents of my home dir. I think pretty much everything I would call "my data" is in there somewhere. Takes up 150GB.

about 2 years ago
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Where Are All the High-Resolution Desktop Displays?

Ptolom I still like my CRT (565 comments)

I'm still perfectly happy with my massive 2048x1536 Trinitron. My desk may be sagging in the middle, but it only cost £2 and has twice the resolution of the TFT next to it.

more than 2 years ago
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Adobe Releases Last Linux Version of Flash Player

Ptolom Yeah, well fuck you too. (426 comments)

A combination of html5 and bittorrent will replace you crap quite satisfactorily.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unity/Gnome 3/Win8/iOS — Do We Really Hate All New GUIs?

Ptolom Yes (1040 comments)

Yes, we hate them. Or at least I do. That's why I only use wmii on my computers.

more than 2 years ago
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The recent snow on the U.S. east coast ...

Ptolom No QC (292 comments)

There's been no new Question Content all week. This is a disaster!

about 2 years ago
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Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal

Ptolom Re:Not a good public rep (311 comments)

Are you really that sure you know the true story about this?

about 2 years ago
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OpenBSD 5.0 Unleashed On the World

Ptolom Re:Not provably secure (185 comments)

It's quite tricky to prove you wrong, but easy to prove you right. (if you are right) Just find a remote exploit or two.

more than 2 years ago
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OpenBSD 5.0 Unleashed On the World

Ptolom Hardly ever use? (185 comments)

My server runs OpenBSD. It has a really good firewall, and it's absurdly secure. I'm not enough of a masochist to run it on a desktop but if you configure it properly it makes an excellent server OS.

more than 2 years ago
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Helping the FBI Track You

Ptolom Re:Disinformation (193 comments)

Unless they're really gullible. And though the FBI may be many undesirable things, gullible isn't one of them.

more than 2 years ago
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Britain's Broadband Censors: a Bunch of Students

Ptolom Conveyor belt censoring (143 comments)

Porno, porno, porno, clean, anarchists, porno, clean, ET cover up expose, clean.....

more than 2 years ago
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The best computer upgrade I've ever done was:

Ptolom New Mobo (522 comments)

New mobo, ram and processor for my desktop. It looks like a crappy old Compaq, but only the case and disk drives are original.

more than 2 years ago
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Teacher Cannot Be Sued For Denying Creationism

Ptolom Re:So (775 comments)

Maybe, but sacking would probably be a better option than suing

more than 3 years ago
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UCLA Engineers Create Energy-Generating LCD Screen

Ptolom Re:Huh? (108 comments)

There's quite a big difference between the power requirements of a watch, and those of a laptop. On the order of 10^7 times worth of difference. You'd be jiggling your bag pretty hard to get that kind of power out of it.

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla To Remove User-Facing Firefox Version Numbers

Ptolom Bad firefox (683 comments)

Bad Firefox I like this not. It is often useful to know the version number, for awareness of bugs, and getting addons to work. Also, what's the point of the about window if not to tell you the version number? That is the only reason I have ever clicked help/about on any program ever. I am probably overreacting but this kind of cozying up to most technophobic users is what made me leave Ubuntu and then gnome. I'm seriously considering jumping from Firefox.

more than 3 years ago
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Hamstersoft Ebook App Rips Off GPL3 Code, Say Calibre Devs

Ptolom It appears to have gone (283 comments)

Looking at their website, all trace of the Ebook software seems to have vanished, I'm glad to say.

more than 3 years ago
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Google+?

Ptolom Re:Fuck social networks (408 comments)

I'm moving to an ISP with a usenet service soon. It will be wonderful.

more than 3 years ago
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Google+?

Ptolom Re:Fuck social networks (408 comments)

Hey, I'm not a Luddite. I just like Thunderbird, and those little knives for opening letters.

more than 3 years ago
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Google+?

Ptolom Fuck social networks (408 comments)

Fuck them all, I still like IRC, mailing lists and letters with wax seals.

more than 3 years ago
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NYT Update Breaks iPad App, Annoys Subscribers

Ptolom Apps! (140 comments)

I can't stand all this app bullshit. They seem like websites, only you have to pay for them, they only work on one platform, and they all have they all have different interfaces and different ways of working. What's wrong with an RSS feed?

more than 3 years ago

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