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SSD Failure Temporarily Halts Linux 3.12 Kernel Work

Sneakernets Eggs, Basket (552 comments)

That's all that Ballmer needs to stop Linux? Just find Torvald's SSD?

about a year ago
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11-Word Extracts May Infringe Copyright In Europe

Sneakernets Pseudo-Streisand effect (132 comments)

I could safely bet the next 10 stories will have the tag '11words'.

about 5 years ago
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AT&T blocks img.4chan.org from customers

Sneakernets *munch, munch* (11 comments)

Oh yeah, this is gonna be good. 4chan is officially too popular for AT&T's ridiculous stunt to go unnoticed.

*munch, munch*
Given all that obnoxious, hilarious crap that ensued over the Church of Scientology videos...*munch, munch* I can only imagine the blind, adolescent fury that will be aimed in AT&T's general direction.

Popcorn?

about 5 years ago
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In Canada, No Expectation of Privacy On the Net

Sneakernets Lost in thought over the children again (206 comments)

You know, Using the "THINK OF THE CHILDREN!" argument to justify violating my privacy is a little old these days. Especially with Child Pornography, distributed by pedophile rings that "Think of the children" much more than you do, minister.

more than 5 years ago
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Troll Patents Lists In Databases, Sues Everyone

Sneakernets Shopping Wishlist for today... (305 comments)

Milk
Bread
Shitload of stamps
Ground Chuck
Vitamin Water
Carrots
Defense Attorney

more than 5 years ago

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Sneakernets Sneakernets writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Sneakernets (1026296) writes "CNN reports that NASA may have found life on Mars via the Viking space probes in 1976-77, but failed to recognize it and killed it by accident. Dirk Schulze-Makuch, a geology professor at Washington State University, says that Mars microbes that the space probes had found were possibly drowned and baked by accident. "The problem was that they didn't have any clue about the environment on Mars at that time," Schulze-Makuch said. Other experts said the new concept is plausible, but more work is needed before they are convinced. http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/01/07/mars.life.ap/in dex.html"

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Vista-XP Battery Test Results

Sneakernets Sneakernets writes  |  more than 7 years ago I am just getting over being very very sick and I'm writing this quickly, so I wanna say: Vista battery went out 15 minutes in my friend's laptop before my XP one did. not much... but still, 15 minutes is a long time. :)

Now, I must drink a gazillion gallons of water. :(

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Digg is Bizarro Slashdot.

Sneakernets Sneakernets writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I have a confession to make.

Sadly, I joined Digg just so I could try to "talk" to the hopeless uninformed people of today and see what they really think.

How dumb I was.

Slashdot recently posted this article http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/22/2121214 which was laughed at in unison here. AS it SHOULD BE, it's blatant FUD through and through.

However, a look at Digg...

http://www.digg.com/microsoft/Hell_freezes_Windows_listed_as_most_secure_OS
  (note: I am not responsible for death by laughter)

And suddenly I wonder, "Is Digg just normal everyday people that are hooked on 'Web 2.0' ? Or is this some alternate universe where LSD is cool, Windows is the Bees' knees and 9-11 was an inside job?"

Maybe I should count my blessings, and thank God it isn't Youtube. http://xkcd.com/c202.html

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Slashdot moderation is a weird beast.

Sneakernets Sneakernets writes  |  more than 7 years ago I"m not trying to say my karma sucks (ok it does, I have none at all thanks to some assholes that consider me overrated), but it's too easy to lose karma than to gain it.

When I did my first few posts, I was just random all the time. I had a few 5, insightful posts, and a lot of good 5, funny posts. the problem is, when you try to be funny (as I am a lot), you run the risk of a pissed off slashdotter with mod points that decides to waste his points calling you "overrated" or "offtopic".

And you can't "remove" that once it's there.

I hope the karma/moderation system is a lot better in the future. It should be redone so that only people with superhigh karma can moderate. Otherwise you end up with good comments from people like me buried due to a -1.

Of course this is redundant, off-topic, and ovverated, so that's -3 for me right here. Perhaps I need to stop being funny and start doing insightful-funny combos like I used to.

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ClearChannel doesn't own my state just yet

Sneakernets Sneakernets writes  |  more than 7 years ago After hearing that ClearChannel had "taken over" FM radio. I decided to check and see what stations in my area were owned by ClearChannel. Turns out, my favourite station is NOT owned by them and is an independent station! Imagine that!

I'm sure they'll buy them out in the future, but for now my state has alternatives.

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