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The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"

The-Ixian Re:I thought (197 comments)

Who would complain about a *default* password they didn't like? They already bought the widget and have the ability to change the password... Who bases their buying decision on the default password of the device?

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

The-Ixian It's too bad that is has come to this (324 comments)

I used to always recommend download.com to non-technical users as a trusted source for freeware.
 
Now, unless it is available through the ninite.com installer, I don't recommend users download anything themselves.
 
I just went through a major ordeal with my mom's computer where I ended up having to ship the thing to me in order remove the infestation of malware she got because she was trying to install driver software herself. The stuff was basically making her computer unusable. I had to rebuild the box and remove her admin rights to her own machine just to protect her from herself.
 
I feel really bad for non-technical Windows these days....

about three weeks ago
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Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

The-Ixian Re:Not me (255 comments)

My rule is this. If my commute for whatever reason begins to exceed cycling distance, I move so the job is back within cycling distance.

The main thing is a long commute should only ever really be temporary. It's not just the money spent on fuel, but the amazing amounts of time wasted on commuting especially by car when you can't do anything else while commuting.

I am in full support of this. I feel the same way

about 8 months ago
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Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

The-Ixian Re:Not me (255 comments)

I am basically your friend, minus the self-righteousness. I don't own a car and I get everywhere I need to go by bike, train, bus or, if I need to, taxi.
 
I am very aware of the burden I put on friends and family sometimes and so I will go out of my way to make my own arrangements to attend gatherings. Sometimes my transit by bus is as much as 5 hours round trip if I have to go out to the suburbs (my daily commute to work is around 2.5 hours total).
 
It sounds like your friend is kind of an entitled prick.

about 8 months ago
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How Ya Gonna Get 'Em Down On the UNIX Farm?

The-Ixian Re: Stop trying (606 comments)

I am sure there are lots of reasons.
 
I believe that some of the problem is that it takes a team of vastly experienced *nix admins to cobble together all the appropriate software projects AND make them work seamlessly together to do things that are fairly natural on the Windows side.
 
I am thinking of things like deployment tools, central authentication and SSO systems, backup / restore systems, roaming profiles with automounts, file system quotas and ACLs, etc etc.
 
Obviously, all these things are quite possible but it takes a team of very experienced people to pull all this stuff together. Whereas on the MS side, a single moderately experienced Windows admin can pull this stuff together relatively easily for even a medium sized business.

about a year ago
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What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

The-Ixian Re:Hard to believe (804 comments)

Yes, Dell tests things so rigorously it is hard to believe that their laptops overheat and burst in to flames....

about a year ago
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Neural Net Learns Breakout By Watching It On Screen, Then Beats Humans

The-Ixian Perhaps I can teach it (138 comments)

to farm gold for me.

about a year ago
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Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

The-Ixian Re:First sandwich (730 comments)

Except that I don't believe you can be "enlighted" and still believe in traditional gender roles.
 
All I see here are men who see the writing on the wall and don't want the last bit of power over others to slip through their fingers

about a year ago
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Xbox One Released

The-Ixian Re:Its a black ugly box. (310 comments)

You just need to glue flux capacitor to that thing and then hope you (don't?) get hit by a lightning strike.

about a year ago
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Xbox One Released

The-Ixian Re:AMD (310 comments)

Out of the way PEONS! Your betters are posting on the Internet!

about a year ago
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22-Year-Old Norwegian Magnus Carlsen Is the New World Chess Champion

The-Ixian Re:Why chess? (131 comments)

unless it is a horn-less unicorn....

about a year ago
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8 Users of Silk Road Arrested, 'Many More To Come'

The-Ixian Re:Same as it ever was. (318 comments)

Tor was developed by DARPA and is funded by the NSF and the US State Dept.
 
I think your fears are a little unfounded.

about a year ago
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MIT Researchers Unveil Self-Assembling Robot Swarm

The-Ixian Re:Gold Goo (55 comments)

I mean why do we assume that something we create, if run out of our control, will be destructive?

Because it is running out of our control...

about a year ago
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US Killer Robot Policy: Full Speed Ahead

The-Ixian Re:No Problem! (202 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new killer robot overlords...

about a year ago
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Work Halted On Neal Stephenson's Kickstarted Swordfighting Video Game

The-Ixian Why didn't he listen to Reason? (124 comments)

Nobody can be a bigger badass than Raven.

about a year ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

The-Ixian Re:God of the Gaps (1293 comments)

"Fuck the damn creationists I say it with authority,

because kicking their punk asses be me paramount priority.

Them wack-ass bitches say, "evolution's just a theory",

they best step off, them brainless fools, I'll give them cause to fear me.

The cosmos is expanding every second, every day,

but their minds are shrinking as they close their eyes and pray.

They call their bullshit science like the word could give them cred,

if them bitches be scientists then cap me in the head."
 
-MC Hawking, F*ck the Creationists

about a year ago

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