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Low-Tech Centrifuge Made From An Eggbeater

Tiber Re:FIRST POST (12 comments)


I guess the yolks on me.

about 5 years ago

Low-Tech Centrifuge Made From An Eggbeater

Tiber FIRST POST (12 comments)


about 5 years ago

Microsoft Aims To Cure Server-Hugging Engineers

Tiber Re:Nope, this is very 2000s (285 comments)

I actually have a degree from Drexel in computer science.

I work as a sysadmin.


I was working for companies which could afford to outsource and I got tired of the contract-to-contract life, or the developer-to-outsourced-labor life.

They're going to have a hard time replacing the guy who installs and configures the OS, and more importantly get's the outsourced labors application running. Once I figured out the low quality crap was coming in from India and coming in by the boatload, I realized the sysadmin's niche was actually making it work.

I've enjoyed a stable job ever since the lightbulb went on that the sysadmin is the broker of the applications.

about 5 years ago

District 9 Rises From the Ashes of Halo

Tiber Re:Interesting parallels (207 comments)

Well, it could be worse, it could be a MICHAEL BAY film.

I tagged this article "spaceniggers".

more than 5 years ago

BD+ Resealed Once Again

Tiber troll article is trolling (460 comments)

It appears neither side is able to decisively gain the upper hand, but one thing seems clear â" only full-time, for-profit professionals are able to consistently beat BD+.

That's like saying "only government funded, for profit individuals have any hope of working on the space shuttle". But the space shuttle isn't represented in the majority of homes yet. Come back when enough people have BD+ to make it interesting.

more than 5 years ago

Blu-ray Adoption Soft, More Still Own HD DVD

Tiber Re:Artifacts in a theater near you? (685 comments)

I dunno about your movie theaters but the ones around here are so strapped for cash that they couldn't be bothered to clean the lens on the projector or hire anyone with a clue to actually focus the thing. I would be lucky if I knew I was watching The 300 at all.

Philadelphia, lol.

more than 5 years ago

Earth Could Collide With Other Planets

Tiber there's a tiny chance (255 comments)

that the earth may simply stop existing because if it's quantum state. This applies to the universe as well.

This is why this isn't news.

more than 5 years ago

Security Flaw Hits VAserv; Head of LxLabs Found Hanged

Tiber A rope? (413 comments)

Was he in a closet? Was it wrapped around his neck and genitals which was later covered up with the phrase "his body"?

I think I see a serial killer starting to emerge.

more than 5 years ago

Buying a Domain From a Cybersquatter

Tiber Re:I ended up filing a case (800 comments)

I may be wrong. I wasn't paying the bill. ;)

I'm suprised you found a squatter stupid enough to put valid information into their registration.

more than 5 years ago

Buying a Domain From a Cybersquatter

Tiber I ended up filing a case (800 comments)

It doesn't matter if it's bad faith or not, ICANN wants the domain to have a useful purpose. That's why people put the "search engines" up. However, the likelyhood of them showing up to defend their useful purpose is slim to none. The problem you have is that in order to file with ICANN for ownership of a domain, you need about $3000.

Last time I had to do it, it took about a month. This was last year. We filled out the paperwork, then our "dispute agency" (ICANN itself delegates to an agency) contacted us for MORE paperwork, then the other guy didn't reply because he had used an "anonymous registrar" so we won by default.

more than 5 years ago

Lala Invents Network DRM

Tiber Re:Bah (212 comments)

But can you hax the DRM protected subnet?

more than 5 years ago

Let Big Brother Hawk Anti-Virus Software

Tiber this entire article is full of fail (405 comments)

If you live in a world where everyone else has antivirus software, you're going to see a lot of viruses which evade antivirus software.

Which is what we already see - the viruses don't magically go away when you install McAffee's trash on your system, they simply kill McAffee through zero day or through the users not knowing better than to say no and continue on their merry way with the AV "solution" blissfully unaware.

more than 5 years ago

Powerful Sonar Causes Deafness In Dolphins

Tiber Re:203 decibels? (323 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new Mon Calamarian overlords.

more than 5 years ago

Obamas Give Queen Elizabeth an iPod

Tiber Re:The "Anti Slave Ship" is worth about a klan hoo (649 comments)

"So fucking what" to slavery -- versus "so fucking what" to battling slavery, but not necessarily for the most altruistic reasons? Are you seriously still trying to make those two things the same? Alcohol is the same as no-alcohol?

You're being intentionally intellectually dishonest. You know the correct analogy would be to say "I can't sell alcohol to you so I'm going to make sure no-one is buying alcohol anywhere else".

The english did it by calling it debt bondage. War on terror, meet OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATION! See? If you change what you call something it makes it OK, right?

more than 5 years ago



What Really Happened to the NeXT Cronies?

Tiber Tiber writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Tiber writes "This was it. The last straw. The boiling point. Critical mass. Terminal velocity. Heart palpitation city. For the last time, Phil Schiller had embarrassed Steve and his pantheon of ex-NeXT, Inc. executives at a board meeting in a series of "rotten Apple" (Steve's phrase for Apple's 1985-1996 era) antics that had caused stock to drop more than three dollars at the close of that day. Steve was doing Phil a favor by letting him stay on as president of worldwide marketing, as all other executive roles had been filled by Steve's NeXT cronies. But no more!"
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Rob Malda, ESR at Odds

Tiber Tiber writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Tiber writes "Eric interjected before Rob could go on. "Ah yes. You see, I like to add a shot of Jäger to it to give it a little kick."

"No," Rob replied with anger rising in his voice, "You fucking raging alcoholic. Your semen tastes like old motor oil. I think you may have ruptured both of your testicles and now your colon is shooting diarrhea out of your cock-hole."

"What!? You little fudge-packing piece of shit!" ESR threatened, "Ditch one of my office parties because Hemos calls up and says he's lonely, will you? I bet that's what happened. Well, guess who I'll be recommending we lay off at the next LNUX board meeting? How do you like that, Taco?""

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DIY Propane Conversion

Tiber Tiber writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Tiber writes "Green cars are all the rage, but so far no-one seems to have come out with a critical path for an upgrade to existing cars. Short of the not-very-green solution of throwing out all the internal combustion engines, has anyone seen a kit to upgrade from gasoline to compressed natural gas or propane in America? Seems anything involving sequential fuel injection hasn't made the jump across the pond. In Europe, this type of upgrade is plenty common, but the kits need to be installed professionally. If you have a carburetor for your intake, sites like Got Propane have you covered, but the rest of us are left waiting. CARB exemption would also be a bonus for the California crowd, but not required in all 50 states."

Troop Ideas - Geeks With Guns Need Apply

Tiber Tiber writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Tiber writes "The website Troop Ideas is looking for people with military experience (either currently serving or with some insight) to share their ideas for tech improvement and process streamlining. They are looking for ideas which they can implement which will make the troops lives easier, safer, or more efficient. The way it works is that someone submits an idea, Gestalt (I do not work for them) will whip up a proof of concept, then things are presented to the brass. Try to fit a thinking cap under your helmet!"
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