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I Wish My Car Had A...

Rank_Tyro Re:I'm feeling most fulfilled... (789 comments)

With the shield surrounding the car, you could just plow through the jerk and not worry about damaging your car.

more than 4 years ago

Anti-Smoking Vaccine Is Nearing the Market

Rank_Tyro Re:Or (237 comments)

I gotta tell you, good cigars and good Scotch is a pretty expensive habit to acquire.

more than 5 years ago

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Early Tuesday Morning

Rank_Tyro The hazards of urban stargazing. (87 comments)

The Good:
                  I saw 5 rocks burn up on entry.
                  I smoked two really good cigars.
                  I had a really nice French Roast.
                  I had a really good Cabernet Franc.

The Bad:
                  I got hit up for money by bums.
                  I was cold.
                  My coffee got cold.

The Ugly.
                  I got hassled by a cop.
                  I got to learn what "light pollution" really means.

I really miss living in the New Mexico desert. As a child, I got to see the Milky Way spread across the sky on moonless nights. It was breathtaking.

more than 5 years ago

Leaked Modern Warfare 2 Footage Causes Outrage

Rank_Tyro Re:WOW (543 comments)

I loaded 84,000 pounds of high explosives on F-111's during Desert Storm. Does that make me a killer? Yes.

Does playing Mech Warrior make me want to kill people? NO.

Get some perspective.

more than 5 years ago

Identity Theft Is Usually an Unsophisticated Crime

Rank_Tyro Identity theft...... (86 comments)

Anyone else remember when it was called "Fraud"?

more than 5 years ago

If I find an identifiable bit of satellite debris ...

Rank_Tyro Re:I'll sell it. (261 comments)

Does Superego count as a power?

more than 5 years ago

New Rifle Tech Offers Variable Muzzle Speed

Rank_Tyro Re:Oh, good. (443 comments)

I would like to point out the fact that these weapons are intended for law enforcement.

No one is saying that John Q. Public has to buy these things. Maybe the authorities should remember things like this.

There is always a balance.

more than 6 years ago


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Finally installing linux on a machine....

Rank_Tyro Rank_Tyro writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Installed VMware on stephanies computer, and I am in the process of installing fedora core 3 on a virtual machine.

The first few times I attempted it, I was trying to install core 4 on vmware 5.The install worked, but trying to install the VMware tools was just not working.

My help desk came over for dinner sunday night and tried as well. I watched him mess around with it between cooking, chatting with the girls and drinking wine. And in the half hour he tried stuff before he figured out I was using the wrong distro I learned enough to at least refine my searches on Google.

Going to have to make dinner for him more often.....

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