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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

RobertLTux Re:u wot m8 (573 comments)

or you can be smart and download the patch set and do the whole thing OFFLINE (hint check out WSUSOFFLINE)

4 days ago
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GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

RobertLTux Re:Why not? (236 comments)

well lets see

Your Dean of Medicine should know better than to let you be out of contact like that
You should know how to train your minions on how to keep the patient alive long enough to allow for a delay
You also should really cut down to less than a bottle of Vicodin a day.

besides you already have an easier way of getting in contact (your PHONE/PAGER)

about a week ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

RobertLTux Re:i pledge to you... (722 comments)

"The main difference is that now you are guaranteed the ability to purchase real health insurance. It's a tragedy I know..."

wanna bet??

there is at least 1 state where if you are not disabled YOU MUST HAVE ENOUGH INCOME TO BUY INSURANCE.

about two weeks ago
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Do Free-To-Play Games Get a Fair Shake?

RobertLTux Re:Entitlements vs. consumables (181 comments)

To give an examples
Jurassic Park Builder has
1 a DNA research bit that flat FAILS about 40% of the time (and you have to pay 10 to 30K per try)
2 hatch times measured in DAYS
3 has recently added one of those 'get points to get "lottery tickets"' things

Dragons World has
1 a rolling set of "Buy Resource Pack and get special dragons" thing (at US$25 US$50 and US$100)
2 an rare system that about requires you to buy gems to get the best dragons
3 Wait times measured in DAYS

Dragon City has
1 a bunch of "social building" things that have you ask friends to help you with the build process.

Anybody wanna make one of these things thats actually FAIR??

my address is on the google commercial mail server if you want to find me on FB

about two weeks ago
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Vint Cerf: CS Programs Must Change To Adapt To Internet of Things

RobertLTux The BOFH fix (163 comments)

make the C levels PERSONALLY on the hook for the cost of fixing any security problems unless it can be shown that ALL good security practices were followed.

about two weeks ago
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The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary

RobertLTux AutoPlay Audio is EVIL (142 comments)

i would say that 85% of the NEW COOL %Framework%! features are garbage. Please have an option to turn that audio OFF.

Gmail also has similar problems (Why does the "hangouts" thing freeze Gmail for several seconds during loading??)

about three weeks ago
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Startup Employees As an Organized Labor Group

RobertLTux Re:Bananas (107 comments)

heck why not go whole hog and have a decent snack vendor (do apples , melons, grapes cheese and jerky ect ).

bonus points if the folks pushing the cart are "hot"

about a month ago
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Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8

RobertLTux Re:Stealing? (197 comments)

the difference is minor and trivial.

lets say i stole your laptop then jumped on a motorcycle and sped off later i hit something and pancake on the street your (former) laptop stays with the bike and gets blown up with the bike. Im not going to get arrested for destroying your laptop im going to get arrested for STEALING your laptop (assuming i do not spend the next couple days bleeding out).

about a month ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

RobertLTux Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

actually the RS meter is most likely a rebranded Fluke to begin with (and or RS PAID Fluke for the needed IP)

about 1 month ago
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St. Patrick's Day, March Madness, and Steve Jobs' Liver

RobertLTux Re:Irony? (129 comments)

1 some folks are drunk but still have functional PARTS of a liver (plus they can provide other organs)
2 of course there are cases where the donor is the "other" guy (drunk t-bones another car and the other car has the donor inside)

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Management Interface On an IT Appliance?

RobertLTux a few suggestions (114 comments)

1 have a Quick Setup page with the most common settings all in one shot
2 Don't have "mystery magic" type settings (hint have a WIFI ON button not spread the ON function across 3 different settings that seem unrelated)
3 have a CLI "rail" so that CLI monkeys can bash the keys when they want to (but have something in the manual where it says
" to enable the SpeedConfig (TM) rail input %^73gH and the products serial number as your first command [this will be a permanent setting]")
4 put how to get to the admin console on a sticker on the item
5 do not assume that the person is using a laptop with 1024X768 res (hint there are things called netbooks running about and you also have smartphones)

about a month ago
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Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

RobertLTux A way to kill this problem DEAD (321 comments)

have a money limit on how much you can buy without entering your password and have a config item for "allow purchases for X minutes after entering password"

about a month ago
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New Jersey Auto Dealers Don't Want to Face Tesla

RobertLTux Hold this is JERSEY (342 comments)

All Tesla needs to do is find the right people to cut in on the "action" and well Bobs^HVinnies Your Uncle.

But seriously this needs to stop.

about a month ago
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Child Porn Arrest For Cameron Aide Who Helped Plan UK Net Filters

RobertLTux Re:Just proves the anticensorship case. (205 comments)

the first is a STOP type filter (its meant to be biased to NOT PORN) and if you notice i said "trivial clothing" does not count.

about a month and a half ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

RobertLTux Re:No place for 'almost', 'not quite' and 'nearly' (423 comments)

what they need to do is hire SALES SUPPORT folks (aka non-com folks that are paid to know PARTS).

I know for a fact that a Million+ store can get a 30% boost in sales just by having a skilled Sales Support guy.

(oh and btw im halfway through a CET cert and have a decent background in AC/DC electronics Semi kicked me in the nodes but...)

In some of this stuff you want to be able to tell a youngling "Rush This You Should Not, Hard You should study or risk Magic Smoke"

about a month and a half ago
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Child Porn Arrest For Cameron Aide Who Helped Plan UK Net Filters

RobertLTux Re:Just proves the anticensorship case. (205 comments)

One thing that would help is to strictly define Child Porn so that fathers/mothers/guardians of children can take pictures of Stuff without getting tagged for CP.

a suggestion a given image is to be considered Child Porn if

1 it has no clinical ,artistic or historical value
OR
2 the subject of the picture is completely Nude (to include pics with trivial clothing and exclude bathing pictures)

AND/OR One or more of
1 The subject is engaging in sexual activity or being used as a prop/toy for sexual activity
2 The subject is being otherwise abused

add the clause that Created or Fictional Children are also covered in the same way and things should be set correctly

(i do find it odd that the main Anti-CP rep seems to like "Candi" himself)

about a month and a half ago
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The Mammoth Cometh: Revive & Restore Tackles De-Extinction

RobertLTux They can but SHOULD THEY (168 comments)

I mean if they do this sometime they are going to recreate something NASTY.

Do we really want to have something that you would need to hunt using an AA12 or M60??

about a month and a half ago
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Damming News From Washington State

RobertLTux Re:WTF (168 comments)

okay have somebody throw a bottle of water at you kind of hurts right?? Now have somebody do that with say ten thousand bottles??

about a month and a half ago
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Damming News From Washington State

RobertLTux Re: WTF? (168 comments)

could somebody beat this guy on the head with a few sliderules?? and then stone him with the beads from a few hundred abacuses??

about a month and a half ago
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First Outdoor Flocks of Autonomous Flying Robots

RobertLTux Re:I've never understood why this is a big goal. (84 comments)

The big problem is the TIME needed to switch Command Units given say 30 "bots"
you have to
1 time out on the current commander (lets say several seconds)
2 somehow given 29 "bots" sort out who will be the best new Commander
3 setup the needed links

all of this while doing what the Flock is supposed to be doing

i could see a guy with a shotgun downing the Command Unit(s) faster than they can switch over.

(of course i can also see the bots deciding at about CU #14 to "frack this Mission is FUBAR RTB now!")

about 2 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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