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IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division

SuperTechnoNerd Re:so... (82 comments)

My father is turning in his grave. 37 years he worked at IBM 25 of which he designed and layed out chips at East Fishkill..
So sad.

yesterday
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Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

SuperTechnoNerd Re:It isn't only Windows 8 (304 comments)

Windows is always talking to MS. For example, do a local file search, it opens a connection to microsoft servers. I haven't looked deep into what it sends, but why connect at all?

about 2 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

SuperTechnoNerd Re:It isn't only Windows 8 (304 comments)

As an additional measure I block micro$oft in my firewall so im not "forced" to do anything..

about 2 months ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

SuperTechnoNerd Bad day (255 comments)

Everything that could have gone wrong, did go wrong. They were in deep shit, and they knew it.
Here is a very good documentary on how things played out.

about 2 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

SuperTechnoNerd Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (739 comments)

I know this so called uber-programmer, who is just like this, perhaps worse. instead of shoving people around, he fires them. He simply will not tolerate mistakes and will blow a cork when he sees them. He will berate you, belittle you, embarrass you if front of every one, then maybe fire you.
Rather standard behavior for upper level, ego driven programmers it seems.

about 3 months ago
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FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage

SuperTechnoNerd Movies (199 comments)

It is common for the the movie industry to shoot scenes from drones. So they can't do that anymore? I am sure however Hollywood can do what ever the want, for the are the golden lamb.

about 3 months ago
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The View From Inside A Fireworks Show

SuperTechnoNerd Re:Illegal and Dangerous? (200 comments)

Read about the new ridiculous rules the FAA imposed about drones.. Then you will understand.
Don't you know we are living in a time when someone does something cool, it is automatically illegal?

about 4 months ago
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Hacking Internet Connected Light Bulbs

SuperTechnoNerd Re:Borg Home (63 comments)

Sounds like dumb, sorry smart grid technology :)

about 4 months ago
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Don't Want Google In Your House? Here Are a Few Home-Tech Startups To Watch

SuperTechnoNerd Home Brew (88 comments)

I rather make my own devices and sensors. Much more fun and they will do exactly what you want them to do.

about 4 months ago
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Getting the Most Out of the Space Station (Before It's Too Late)

SuperTechnoNerd Re:Mistake to go in with the Ruskies (155 comments)

Another mistake was to get involved knowing that we would retire the shuttle and have no means of getting there ourselves.

about 4 months ago
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IPMI Protocol Vulnerabilities Have Long Shelf Life

SuperTechnoNerd You're doing it wrong. (62 comments)

It confounds me that still, in today's world, new technologies are designed as such:

Design core features.
Write and test/debug core features.
Then, if there is time, do a security audit and glue some security on top otherwise just release what you got.

Security must be built in from step one, step two, etc. and must be and integral part of the design.
Have we not learned our lesson yet?

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Fixing Windows 8 Flaws, But Leaving Them In Windows 7

SuperTechnoNerd Re: Two bits to say here (218 comments)

Hopefully Google, Apple and Canonical find a way to replace Microsoft products before Windows 9 ships.

Out of the frying pan, into the fire..

about 4 months ago
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The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

SuperTechnoNerd Re:If It Is Private, Keep It Private (475 comments)

Interesting:

envelope in my safe deposit box at a bank

That the government can legally get a search warrant for.
However the one your head it's protected by the 5th amendment.

Think about it.

about 5 months ago
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Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

SuperTechnoNerd Re:Crap gas. (432 comments)

It's far worse now, and you are right, my pre ethanol weed trimmer, all the hoses were destroyed , they just basically dissolved.

about 5 months ago
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Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

SuperTechnoNerd Crap gas. (432 comments)

The problem I find is it goes bad after 6 months to a year or so. Leaving a varnish like gunk residue behind. If I don't completely drain it from my snow blower in spring, and lawnmower and weed wacker in fall, the carburetors need complete overhaul and cleaning by the time I need them - the jets get clogged. You can see the crap in the carb bowl and tanks. Never used to be like this before ethanol.

about 5 months ago
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NASA Money Crunch Means Trouble For Spitzer Space Telescope

SuperTechnoNerd Re:Of course (107 comments)

Because it's a part of the larger anti-science sentiment going on thees days. People are so convinced they know all they will need to know, and science is evil and an unnecessary waste of money.

about 5 months ago
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It's Time For the Descent Games Return

SuperTechnoNerd Re:Hell Yes! (251 comments)

So long ago my memory fails me in my old age..

about 4 months ago
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It's Time For the Descent Games Return

SuperTechnoNerd Re:Hell Yes! (251 comments)

And then later, along came CALI, so we could play it on the internet.. It was so addictive, perhaps they shouldn't bring it back..:)
Another game I would like to see re done is Battle Zone, yet another addictive game.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Tell a Compelling Story About IT Infrastructure?

SuperTechnoNerd Really? (192 comments)

You get a paycheck, right?

about 5 months ago

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