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Gamma-ray Bursts May Explain Fermi's Paradox

TheRealMindChild Re:Fermi's Paradox.. wait (236 comments)

Right, and a planet full of Hulks would kill itself off, supporting the gamma ray hypothesis.

Hulk is invincible

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

TheRealMindChild If nothing else (467 comments)

AVG is a Freemium minefield. May as well be WeatherBug. Serves a purpose, but ultimately adware

about a week ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

TheRealMindChild Re:Attitudes (223 comments)

Eventually I fired up a Windows machine and did it in about five minutes with some commercial trial-ware that nagged me with ads when I installed it.

The reason being that Windows is more than an OS and a collection of predictable platforms. A video on Windows is a video, accessed through the appropriate API. You don't dynamically link to half a dozen libraries, hope they are there, and crash (or demand installation) when it isn't. You install the codec and now everything can deal with it.

This is ultimately the problem with linux. There is no defined platforms anywhere. Software that wants to use anything can't ever guarantee that it will be there. They aren't part of the OS, but rather, part of the users defined installation.

about two weeks ago
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Tiny Fanless Mini-PC Runs Linux Or Windows On Quad-core AMD SoC

TheRealMindChild Re:Perhaps at last an affordable mini PC? (180 comments)

My youngests computer died, and I ended up replacing it with a Biostar A68N-5000. It was $70 shipped. It is fanless and draws very little power. I imagine this is just a further iteration of the technology.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Database GUI Application Development?

TheRealMindChild Re:GTK (264 comments)

GTK actually has lots of good widgets for 'data' not sure what that means exactly

It means he wants databound controls. As in, widgets that update themselves when the dataset changes and changes the dataset when the widget is manipulated

about two weeks ago
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Intuit Charges More For Previously Offered TurboTax Features, Users Livid

TheRealMindChild Re:Not so Deluxe anymore? (450 comments)

hrblock.com

about three weeks ago
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Dish Introduces $20-a-Month Streaming-TV Service

TheRealMindChild Depends (196 comments)

It is only so good as I can cancel at anytime. Else, it is the same Dish that I would get at the same price I would pay for actually having it via satellite (with a 2 year contract).

about three weeks ago
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"Fat-Burning Pill" Inches Closer To Reality

TheRealMindChild Re:Magic Pill - Self Discipline (153 comments)

Can't bulk and cut at the same time.... now maybe you can

about a month and a half ago
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Geminid Meteor Shower This Weekend

TheRealMindChild When/Where (24 comments)

The best I can find as to when is at night, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. As to where, look at the constellation Gemini.

about 2 months ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Might Be Dismissed: Plaintiffs Didn't Own Affected iPods

TheRealMindChild Re:Not unexpected. (141 comments)

The nvidia failures were due to the chip solder points coming loose. It has zilch to do with the chip and everything to do with the manufacturing of the system

about 2 months ago
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Samsung Shows 'Eye Mouse' For People With Disabilities

TheRealMindChild An even better idea (17 comments)

Combine the eye focus with the mouse to constrain the movements of the cursor for the best of both worlds!

about 2 months ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

TheRealMindChild Re:Phooey. They Can Still Kill Us All (455 comments)

But apparently is retarded when using brackets, so there is hope yet

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

TheRealMindChild Re:Too little, too late (525 comments)

Yeah, without one of the most important parts... WinForms

about 3 months ago
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Eben Upton Explains the Raspberry Pi Model A+'s Redesign

TheRealMindChild Re:No composite output means no output at all (107 comments)

HDMI alone is not very useful since most displays don't actually support this, you get a much better range of supported devices by having a composite out. This would fare better by dropping the HDMI and keeping the composite instead.

What? You need to switch drugs, man

about 3 months ago
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How Alibaba Turned November 11 Into the World's Biggest Online Shopping Day

TheRealMindChild Re:It is a lot more than just Canada (115 comments)

Even memorial day is mostly about cooking meat on a grill

Are not holidays, by there very definition, cause for celebration? What better way to celebrate than cooking dead animal on a fire?

about 3 months ago
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Major Performance Improvement Discovered For Intel's GPU Linux Driver

TheRealMindChild Re:Benchmark Bit (96 comments)

Probably the "Official driver" bit

about 3 months ago
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Firefox OS Coming To Raspberry Pi

TheRealMindChild Re:Low power CPU meet bloated pOS (88 comments)

Not only that, but to "enable easy development for robotics", the only thing a Pi can do is bit bang over the GPIO port without add-on hardware

about 3 months ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

TheRealMindChild Re:The good news (700 comments)

Not going to happen, the same way that it didn't happen when DirectTV (or dish, whoever) bricked all of those pirate hardware years ago

about 3 months ago
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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

TheRealMindChild Re:It would be interesting (121 comments)

It's asking ourselves why Windows needs a Gig of RAM in order to even boot properly, when the user "experience" of such is a desktop background bitmap and a clicky button in the corner. Windows 3.1 could do that in 2Mb of RAM.

If you are truly asking yourself that, you just don't understand the differences between hardware of the differing eras and the magnitude more of which modern Windows does compared to Windows 3.1

about 3 months ago

Submissions

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TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 7 years ago

TheRealMindChild (743925) writes "Recently, I obtained a contract who ran some system critical applications on Windows NT 4.0 Embedded machines. They have been having problems with the system crashing and the application failing. Inspecting the machine, core DLL files were corrupt enough that they weren't even recognized as executables by utilities like depends.exe. It was pretty obvious that the system image needed rebuilt (no backup... how lucky). The client INSISTS that we not upgrade the system to a more recent Windows Embedded product. The previous contractor who set up the systems took all of the software with him, and convieniently, he can't be located. So I start my search for a copy of Windows NT 4.0 Embedded, somewhere... anywhere. Simply put, it can not be found, legally or otherwise. Contract issues aside, it started really getting me down that software can actually be lost in time. It is a sad state of affairs, as such things can be learning tools for the future, if even only about the history of how things progressed. Is there some sane manner of which we can keep this from happening? What are some solutions?

On a similar note, Magnussoft Zeta 1.5, released this year, seems also as impossible to find anymore. Ignoring the legal implications, this bit of BeOS history is quite a milestone for so many reasons. I went through contacting everyone that has even reviewed this operating system, and they all either threw it away or gave it to a friend (who convieniently doesn't have it anymore either). Something needs to preserve our software history, but I am completely lost on what I/we can do."

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TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 9 years ago Ok, so I have my posting privledges back from the places I was restricted from. I have made 3 posts since I have discovered this... two are +3 Interesting/Insightful, and the third, which I only posted a couple of hours ago is at +2 Interesting (It has gone as high as +5).

Here is my prediction. The last post I made is now constantly getting modded up, then back down as "Overrated". If this moderation system is as broke as I think it is, those "Overrated" mods will count against me in some pool of "dirty points". When some magical number is exceeded, I will be banned. My feeling is that while negative mods add to dirty points, positive mods do not taketh away. Well see.

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Stupidity runs amok!

TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 9 years ago Yep. Banned again.

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, comment posting has temporarily been disabled. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "b8690e61585b156091065d4ba84649a9" and "c28a3baaf7d76466113b6358eb58324c" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" and your username "TheRealMindChild".

The only thing I can think that triggered this was the that my last two posts were modded to -1 and 0, respectively. It was friday and I was trying to be funny. Regardless, the banning filter is obviously the biggest piece of shit since Fred Durst. Either way, the error message is largely bogus (My subnet is NOT Banned. Coworkers can still use their accounts... it is just MY account on THIS subnet. I can still post from home. I can still use an anonymous proxy. QUALITY CODING FOR YOU!). So, piss on you, poor retarded slashdot coders. Ill just use an anonymous proxy by default.

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Fuck you Malda

TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 9 years ago So, no more than an hour after I posted this:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=157737&cid=13216939

I can no longer post anymore.

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, comment posting has temporarily been disabled. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "b8690e61585b156091065d4ba84649a9" and "c28a3baaf7d76466113b6358eb58324c" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" and your username "TheRealMindChild".

How appropriate. Funny how this happens EVERY SINGLE TIME I bitch at the elitests of slashdot. My karma hasn't MOVED from Excellent since I got it there days after I registered. I OWN my subnet. My modded down (below 2) posts consit of about 5% of all of my posting. The rest stay at 2 or get modded up. The bullshit reason doesn't fly. So much for free speech, eh?

So you know what CmdrTaco... you are a fat loser, and your self esteem problems obviously bleed into other places of your life... even your job. So thanks for nothing, your worthless mountain of rotting pig flesh.

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Take your spelling and jam it up your rectum

TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 10 years ago I am completely sick and tired of people pointing out spelling and grammar mistakes. Especially when it was due to a typo.

Look people... most of you cant use a comma. Most of you are confused by proper casing. ALL of you do NOT speak even close to perfect english. I notice this phenomenon get excruciatingly used when someone has no room to complain or few to no facts to back up an arguement.

Yes, I spell badly. I type even worse. I neglect all apostrophes, but use commas excessively. For you to correct me, you know exactally what I mean. 100% of people in the real world will hate you if the only reply to anything they said was comments on how they mispronounced a word, or even used "who" instead of "whom".

Let it go.

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Slashdot Moderation Rediculousness Followp

TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 10 years ago I have since been allowed to post again. What is goofy about the whole situation is that I was able to post from home about a week before I could post here at work.

To those who have posted comments to the original journal entry, pointing out moderation had nothing to do with one of the two posts I implicated, that was my fault. I wrng used the word moderation... well, maybe. What I meant by that was simply those who fall in the category of "moderator", used their influence/power to squelch me... not that actual point had anything to do with it. I think we pretty much established that they dont. Im beginning to wonder if that is why we can only see pointers to what we posted back only up to 30 days.

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Slashdot Moderation Rediculousness

TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 10 years ago I have long thought the people who bitched about unfair Karma ranking (Funny points not really points, but having them taken away actually takes real points away, or unseen pull that Low UID users have) to be silly. After all, if you arent a complete ass, you arent going to be posting at the bottom of the chain.

Then I posted this: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=117319&cid=9921696

Funny... I cant post anonymously only about an hour after this. Here is the message I got:

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, anonymous comment posting has temporarily been disabled. You can still login to post. However, if bad posting continues from your IP or Subnet that privilege could be revoked as well. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner or login and improve your posting . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "3bcb4482c819e8d917ac28dc729c0e00" and "e307a2db72c91ac1e57334971cf6ad41" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "XX.XXX.XXX.XXXX" and your username "TheRealMindChild"

Bizaar coincidence, but maybe some schmuck down the street is being a cock. So I send an email to moderation explaining the bad use of false positives to restrict posting, and how I specifically have had "Excellent" Karma since about day 2 of me signing up for the account, and while I agree somewhat with the possible restiction of anonymous posting to curb trolling, the prospect of my specific account being suspended was not only rediculous, but horribly irresponsible.

About 42 hours after the "Restriction", I post this nugget (Mostly as humor, but more of an indicator that something is amiss): http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=117594&cid=9939887

Behold, I try to post something a couple of hours later...

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, comment posting has temporarily been disabled. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "b8690e61585b156091065d4ba84649a9" and "c28a3baaf7d76466113b6358eb58324c" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "XX.XXX.XXX.XXX" and your username "TheRealMindChild"

Now this was at work... on a totally different subnet completely. SOmeone is pissed at me. I try SEVERAL other attempts from completely seperate IP addresses across the globe, and I get the same message everytime. My account is restricted.

At this very moment I have Excellent Karma. At best, I have maybe 3 posts moderated Troll out of the HUNDEREDS of posts I made. It is pretty clear to me that the paranoia around here is justified.

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TheRealMindChild TheRealMindChild writes  |  more than 10 years ago I dont even know why I am writing a log entry. I dont actually expect anyone to read it... not even me. A lot has been going on lately and Ive made some decisions, and I hope to god they were the right ones.

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