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Last year, I spent the most on ...

The Yuckinator Coping Mechanism (651 comments)


more than 2 years ago

The Large Hadron Collider Has Been Recreated In Lego

The Yuckinator Where's the rest of it? (80 comments)

I see the ATLAS experiment but where's the room-sized Lego tunnel?

more than 2 years ago

Why Everyone Hates the IT Department

The Yuckinator Re:My users love me (960 comments)

My hater is my CEO, who, because I didn't install the proper version of the Sony software for his particular camera - that wasn't on site at the time and the model was quoted to me from memory - thinks I'm completely incompetent.

He's a real treat to work for.

more than 2 years ago

Worldwide Support For Nuclear Power Drops

The Yuckinator Re:Less radiation, more calcium. (324 comments)

That's FUNNY, not Overrated. Stupid mod dropdown! Posting to undo.

more than 2 years ago

Recreating a Mysterious, 2,100-Year-Old Clock

The Yuckinator Re:vanity (209 comments)

Actually, yes it does...

From TFA:

Hublot's own working replica of the Antikythera mechanism, scaled down from shoebox size to wristwatch size, and with a built in clock circuit so it can tell the time as well as make its astronomical predictions.

about 2 years ago

New JBOSS Worm Infecting Unpatched Servers

The Yuckinator This isn't new (47 comments)

intitle:”jboss management console” “application server” version inurl:”web-console”

intitle:”JBoss Management Console – Server Information” “application server” inurl:”web-console” OR inurl:”jmx-console”

As I said above, this isn't new.

more than 2 years ago

AOL Creates Fully Automated Data Center

The Yuckinator I apologize in advance, (123 comments)

But I can't resist.
...In Soviet Russia, remote hands are YOURS!

more than 2 years ago

Xbox 360 Reset Hack Yields Unsigned Code Execution

The Yuckinator xbmc360? (177 comments)

Does this open the door to put XBMC back on the XBox?

about 3 years ago

Do You Want Best Buy Opening Your New Laptop?

The Yuckinator Re:Return it (543 comments)

When you get a new machine from Dell it has a factory installed drive image. When you turn it on for the first time you're presented with a welcome wizard to create your user account and various other settings (dhcp vs static ip, I think, etc).

TFA says that the user account was already created and extra software had been installed.

I don't see anything ridiculous about calling it not new, these two situations are completely different.

about 3 years ago

Do You Want Best Buy Opening Your New Laptop?

The Yuckinator Return it (543 comments)

I'd take it back and tell them it isn't new, then demand a heavy discount or an unopened/unstickered laptop. Better yet, I'd go somewhere else.

While you're at it, take some time to wonder why you're buying a client's computer at Best Buy. Are you really doing your client a favour by getting them a machine with a return-to-depot-and-you-probably-won't-get-your-data-back warranty?

about 3 years ago

Smartphones: the New Home of Crapware

The Yuckinator Re:Tit for Tat? (308 comments)

Thank you to Dennis Miller from his glory days on Weekend Update, c. 1986.

about 3 years ago

Smartphones: the New Home of Crapware

The Yuckinator Tit for Tat? (308 comments)

What is Tat? Where do I get it and how do I exchange it for the other one?

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Protect Data On Android?

The Yuckinator Re:Get an iPhone (238 comments)

Your phone may be fragmented, but my phone only has a bit of a dead spot in the upper left corner of the screen because I dropped it about 45 minutes ago. Nothing's fallen off it yet though.

But seriously, you're either grossly uninformed, a rabid fanboy parroting talking points, have never used an Android device for more than a few minutes, or just a weak troll. Fragmentation is largely irrelevant when you have a developer community like the folks at XDA working on pretty much any android device they can get their hands on. I count 94 devices being actively supported in that forum, many with tens of thousands of posts.

Even if you can come up with a dozen real-world, legitimate reasons that "fragmentation" ought to matter to me (I've heard exactly zero so far), I'd still choose it over your iPhone's walled garden any day.

more than 3 years ago

I get most of my books...

The Yuckinator Used Book Store vs Ebooks (283 comments)

A Used Book Store is a great place to kill an afternoon, and most of my shelves are filled with both hardcover and paperback items I may never have discovered without that browsing opportunity.

That being said, I have owned a Nook Colour since the end of February and haven't cracked a paper book since I got it. I suspect my vote will be different when this poll comes around again. I already have significantly more ebooks than paper books but I'm only counting the ones I've read for my voting purposes. TPB and other sources will satisfy my "haven't heard of this, might as well read it" urge that I usually get from the book shops but I must admit that I still browse the used (and new) book shops but usually just go back home to find the ebook instead of actually bringing home the paper copy.

I suppose that would make me part of the problem, if we were discussing a problem.

more than 3 years ago

CmdrTaco at Kennedy Space Center

The Yuckinator Re:Hey there Cmdr! (105 comments)

Still not funny.

more than 3 years ago

40GB of Data That Costs the Same As a House

The Yuckinator Re:You need to move to texas (188 comments)

Texting is actually more expensive if you don't have a plan than uploading data to the moon via satellite link.

Including the costs of the receiver, and of getting it up there.

more than 3 years ago

I Name My Servers After:

The Yuckinator Re:Is it so hard to have an "other" option? (722 comments)

As a Canadian, I really ought to take the time to learn more about the ins and outs of the US Civil War. Very neat trivia, thanks.

more than 3 years ago

I Name My Servers After:

The Yuckinator Is it so hard to have an "other" option? (722 comments)

This might be the first /. poll I've seen that I can't vote for.

Our servers are named after rivers in Ontario. Welland, Niagara, Feeder, Don, Grand, etc.

more than 3 years ago



Canadian model sues Google

The Yuckinator The Yuckinator writes  |  more than 5 years ago

The Yuckinator writes "A Canadian model has filed a lawsuit against Google Inc., after a Blogger user published what she says are defamatory statements. She is requesting a court order to compel Google to I.D. the blogger.

Liskula Cohen, 36, has been called "our No. 1 skanky superstar" by the anonymous blogger on a website called Skanks in NYC."

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