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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

RobertLTux Re:Real life is complicated (486 comments)

yeah it can cause folks to say

" ive taken a poll and 75% of us think you are a fracking idiot!!!"

get all of him friendly and then worry about what drugs a dude is taking (hint use your drug book to find LEGAL versions to do the switchover).

2 days ago
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Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security

RobertLTux Re:For software developers (134 comments)

there are a number of places that sell girls ballet costumes that could be used to distract somebody with security clearance therefore we must monitor/regulate access to these stores selling "terror supplies"!

just about anything can be somehow used to "violate National Security" with minimal work and the correct context.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?

RobertLTux In health care?? (143 comments)

I would suggest using tech in 2 different groups

1 where it is absolutely needed: As you can see in this video patients that have a combined Coughing Fit and Projectile Vomit episode are spraying material beyond ....

2 Only when you can justify putting said tech in a BURN BAG with the rest of the stuff from case 1

just remember paper can be put in a Burn Bag without having to file an EPA damage report.

If you actually need to use tech then plan on having meetings to

1 agree on a solution
2 actually implement said solution

about a month ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

RobertLTux Re:Distinct DNA (1330 comments)

actually i would work this from the other side

we need to sort out how to remove and then support prenatal infants so that we can remove the "Danger to The Mother" part of the equation.

Of course i would also propose a 3 Strikes and Your OUT!! policy where if a young man "collects" a Third "Baby Momma" he gets banned from the game (and has his "bat" removed to enforce this).

but then im a Conservative Baptist WOLF with anger issues.

about a month ago
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Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

RobertLTux Grace Hoppper would be PISSED (548 comments)

She would most likely start cutting down one of her microseconds to strangle some folks. We don't need to do stuff like this we need to get kids to learn from the beginning that

1 Girls are not SEX OBJECTS
2 Smart and Pretty are not exclusive of each other
3 Some girls can do Math and some boys can't do Math (and science and tech and...)

about a month ago
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Cable Companies Duped Community Groups Into Fighting Net Neutrality

RobertLTux Re:ooh ive played this game before. (170 comments)

as as a cable tech (being paid by the hour) i reserve the right to

1 spend extra time doing the job because i had to stop every 10 minutes to catch my breath

2 accidentally miss wire your setup to give my fellow (nonallergic) tech a swing at a service call

3 tick that Job Required Uncovered Labor [X] box and add $40.00 to your bill

4 not complete the job at all and tick the Customer Denied Needed Access[X] box

5 just about anything else i can do to F4 with you (and get away with it)

about a month and a half ago
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Snowden Rallies Privacy Advocates In New York City

RobertLTux And then he took over the Galaxy (72 comments)

Nothing says "Your Forces are not big enough" like blotting out the sky with your fighters (and breaking windows with your flyby).

about 2 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

RobertLTux Re:Sweden's elite (1040 comments)

"I'm also thinking of getting a band of kids dressed in rages to surround limos on Park Avenue to beg for money. "

some nice cheap Ballet outfits would be good for RAGES (i think you meant rags with no e). have em dance about your "stage" with signs asking for money/sponsors.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Taking a New Tack On Net Neutrality?

RobertLTux Galaxy of WRONG here (185 comments)

If you actually block legit sites unless those sites pay you for access.

1 they will go off campus for access when they need it
2 if any of those schools are or have a brother/sister college that "does law" they will spin up a Class Action Lawsuit in DAYS

In short if you like what a chicken looks like after being sucked into the engines of a C-5 then go ahead and BE THE CHICKEN!!

Safer would be to make sure than "friendly sites" are always fast.

about 2 months ago
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Security Researchers Threatened With US Cybercrime Laws

RobertLTux the way it should be for TOFC type stuff (156 comments)

mock up a few copies and then dare folks to hack it (sort by remote and physical access type hacks)

when you get something that can stand up to a decent number of hacks (remote hacks that require you to be on the same subnet on a blue moon with Big$ tool between the hours of 22:00 and 23:59 and the product needs to be in mode X and physical hacks that would be obvious don't count) then you as a last check put up a BIG$ bounty on hacks.

Then you can release a cyber product targeting children.

about a month ago
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Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

RobertLTux Re:Doesn't seem like a difficult question (437 comments)

this is where a LEO car should be able to engage a FOLLOW ME type mode to get the car somewhere safe i could see it as

1 the car detects "driver failure event" (everything from just nodded off for several seconds to full cardiac arrest)
2 the car then enables the hazard lights slows down to safe minimum and sets off the "driver in distress" beacon
3 the nearest LEO car then links in and starts guiding the car off the road.

this works just as well with an organic driver as a non-organic driver

about 2 months ago
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Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates

RobertLTux Re:...but that doesn't explain... (584 comments)

okay the biggest problem with any kind of Total Gun Control is

Show of "hands" here how many of y'all have access to both a chem lab and a metal shop??

and how many of y'all have access to a "stash" of ammo and guns in an "undisclosed location"??

with a good chem lab making the primers/charges is dirt simple
with a good metal shop making a gun and ammo is not even dirt simple.

Yes My Friends if push came to shove we would have AKs for Days

about 2 months ago
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The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

RobertLTux Re:Note to myself: (373 comments)

gee what would they call it when a chunk of WING falls off the plane?? (this assumes said "chunk" is not the entire left/right wing)

and how would this be called into the ATC?? "Tower 957A this is flight 9754 requesting immediate landing we are currently at 15 minutes of fuel and have lost a portion of our left wing please advise..."

about 2 months ago
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The Big Biz of Spying On Little Kids

RobertLTux Re:Home schooling (111 comments)

I wonder if this kind of datamining is on MR Smiths radar??

this message was brought to you by the letters H S L D the number 7 and the color Blue

about 2 months ago
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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

RobertLTux its called the SledgeHammer Principle (409 comments)

all else failing you want to be able to take a sledgehammer to your server (to make it go offline if its run off the rails)

IBM will actually sell you a server that this is an approved method (for %BIGNUM% dollars but...)

about 2 months ago
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GitHub Open Sources Atom, Their Text Editor Based On Chromium

RobertLTux Re:Why is usage data in quotes? (121 comments)

yeah the 18000 word document that exactly NOBODY reads completely and competently.

i could write a program and require that you on demand send me a picture of you in a Ballet Performance quality leotard and platter tutu and nobody would even KNOW about it until i tried to enforce it.

about 3 months ago
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The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

RobertLTux Re:They surely are shuffling things around (293 comments)

as far as settings go there is a trick that has been around for a while now

"To activate God Mode in Windows 8, follow the steps below:

1. Go to the Desktop
2. Right-click and select New Folder.

3. Right-click on the New Folder and select Rename.
4. Change the name of the folder [just copy & paste the following string]: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

5. Open the folder and you will find every utility Windows 8 has under the sun.

Note: With God Mode, you can easily access all the Administrative options and make any desired adjustments.

Enjoy!"

or just for "fun" https://dl.dropboxusercontent.... is pre rigged for your amusement

about 3 months ago
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Valve Sponsors Work To Greatly Speed-Up Linux OpenGL Game Load Times

RobertLTux Re:Valve sponsors (202 comments)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

"Valve created the critically acclaimed Half-Life (released in 1998) and Portal series (released in 2007), as well as the software distribution platform Steam (released in 2002) "

btw as of last year Steam has a native Linux version

about 3 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

RobertLTux easy way to do this (664 comments)

explain things to an officer (show the FMi screen "LIVE" to them) and hint that you might be heading "that way" to "chat" with the person. good chances the officer will A lead you to the person B have another officer meet you there.

about 3 months ago

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Via Groklaw Court Rules: Novell owns the UNIX

RobertLTux RobertLTux writes  |  more than 6 years ago

RobertLTux writes "Quoth PJ
"Court Rules: Novell owns the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights! Novell has right to waive!
  Dated: Friday, August 10 2007 @ 04:52 PM EDT
Hot off the presses: Judge Dale Kimball has issued a 102-page ruling [PDF] on the numerous summary judgment motions in SCO v. Novell. Here is what matters most:

        [T]he court concludes that Novell is the owner of the UNIX and UnixWare Copyrights.

That's Aaaaall, Folks! The court also ruled that "SCO is obligated to recognize Novell's waiver of SCO's claims against IBM and Sequent". That's the ball game. There are a couple of loose ends, but the big picture is, SCO lost. Oh, and it owes Novell a lot of money from the Microsoft and Sun licenses. "

anybody got a good recording of TAPS?"

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