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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

TimMD909 Re: Ummm.... (169 comments)

SOAP? Use REST for washing his mouth out. All the cool kids do

about 3 months ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

TimMD909 Re: user error (710 comments)

My 2013 Nissan Sentra gets 42 mpg on the highway, with the AC blasting, and going up and down mountains. 32mpg is what I get in bumper to bumper traffic.

about 4 months ago
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Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

TimMD909 Re: THC infections (159 comments)

AFAIK men can get yeast infections too. Don't be sexist (jk ;-)

about 4 months ago
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The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

TimMD909 Re:Lamepocalypse (293 comments)

Quick! How many permutations are there for distributing 10 horns over 7 creatures? Bonus credit for My Little Pony Demon animated GIFs.

about 7 months ago
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Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

TimMD909 Re:UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh (357 comments)

Presby is only a 5 minute drive from places where stabbings and gunshots are common. One of my mom's friends lost her son from a gunshot basically on the doorstep of Presby. There's a handful of other hospitals next door too (Magee, Mercy, Shadyside, etc). Something like this may have saved his life.

about 7 months ago
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Why US Gov't Retirement Involves a Hole in the Ground Near Pittsburgh

TimMD909 Re:Mutants (142 comments)

Their pontifications about the Steelers make it an amusing town to live in 'n'at. Yinz don't even know...

about 8 months ago
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PETA Abandons $1 Million Prize For Artificial Chicken

TimMD909 Placing bets (191 comments)

I was always placing my bets on advertising the 5th piece from this: http://www.ted.com/talks/jack_... New slogan: "Gotta love getting some juicy tail at KFC!" Subheader: "For a limited time, get your tail with or without a bone!" Artificial chicken for the foreseeable future is as real as Robot Chicken.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Educating Kids About Older Technologies?

TimMD909 Re: Basics of the physical world (208 comments)

They'll learn about Z80 programming when they try program something that displays boobs on a TI-83

about 10 months ago
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Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes

TimMD909 Before they patch the hole (351 comments)

The root password is "password1".

about 10 months ago
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Man Jailed For Refusing To Reveal USB Password

TimMD909 Re: Cry me a fucking river... (374 comments)

"Yinz jeet jet?" or "Go Stillers!" ring a bell? If so, you'd understand it's impossible to know exactly what people around here are yakking about.

about 10 months ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

TimMD909 Re: If that wasn't crueal and unreasonable... (1038 comments)

Better make the coffin out of obsidian. Those damn creepers (especially if charged) make a mess of things.

about 10 months ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

TimMD909 Re: If that wasn't crueal and unreasonable... (1038 comments)

I feel free to quote from any source. Other posters should as well. What you said is as silly as saying any religious person is forbidden from quoting scientific literature.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

TimMD909 Re: NoScript (731 comments)

CTRL-W? You and your emacs commands. Like another person said, real men use telnet (port 443 I assume).

about 10 months ago
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Wikimedia Community Debates H.264 Support On Wikipedia Sites.

TimMD909 Re:Stand their ground (247 comments)

Android already supports WebM (http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html). I'm thinking this is more of a "should we care about the people with iPhones?" My answer would be "no." That'll add more pressure on Apple to not be jackasses w/ their mobile OS.

about 10 months ago
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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

TimMD909 Re:three? (729 comments)

Sometimes I wonder if these witty comments are writing from pure genius, or simply by not remembering Harrison Bergeron's name...

about a year ago
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Google Apps Suffering Partial Outage

TimMD909 Re:Hmm... (150 comments)

Four is unlucky in Japan because it can be pronounced "shi". Seven is also unlucky because that can pronounced "shichi". Why is this bad? "Shi" is a homophone for "death". Hence, they "invented" alternate ways to pronounce both. For #4, it's "yon". For #7, it's "nana". Simple as that, the entire Japanese society was able to cheat death. (BTW, why does /. not allow me to add kanji to this post? I feel less otaku...)

about a year and a half ago
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How Old Were You When You First Got a Cell Phone?

TimMD909 Re:I'm old (330 comments)

[She] hates that. FTFY.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Explain To a Coworker That He Writes Bad Code?

TimMD909 Honesty (683 comments)

Have you tried telling him that his code is as painful to go through as running naked backwards through a corn field? Honesty is always the best policy.

about 2 years ago
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The Trouble With Bringing Your Business Laptop To China

TimMD909 Re:Industrial espionage (402 comments)

Another indication: only the word "America" is capitalized.

about 2 years ago

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To My Linux Nerd Bretheren that also have a Mac

TimMD909 TimMD909 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

timmd909 writes "I was reading a post on Slashdot that was particularly flameful towards the guys at Apple. Yes, they charge a lot more for their stuff than The Others. True, there are a lot of sanctimonious Mac OS Xers that will shower you with platitudes. There are many other things "wrong" with them. On the other hand, I could spend hours defending them and the guys from Apple.

I am a Linux Nerd. I love Linux. I run it on everything, except my Macbook. Why do I have a Macbook? Is it to pick up snobby chicks with big breasts? Partly, but mainly because I just got my degree in graphic design. With graphic design, 99% of the people out there use Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. Those programs work best on a Mac. For me, it was simply a matter of executing my projects in the most efficient manner. Mac also works extremely well my Linux-dominated home network. Over a decade of Linux experience was immediately applicable to Mac OS X.

It has also come in handy once I convinced my parents to switch to a Mac. With them running a Mac, scp'ing and ssh'ing into their machine has been a great convenience. It has also helped bring my family closer together. My parents, my brother and I all have a Mac. Sharing data between us has become easy. For years, I used to have to provide a lot of tech support for my parents; now, they can figure out 99% of what they need to on an OS they've only known a few months. Ease of use, anyone?

My question to the community is, what are other Linux nerds' experiences with Macs? Why do people bash Apple so much? It's hardly the best, costs a lot, has its DRM issues at times, but it's still a very well done suite of interoperable products and technologies."
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TimMD909 TimMD909 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

TimMD909 writes "Once again, AOL is a subject of shame. Just look at this news article they have. The 1st picture shows a kid in some chicks arms. It also shows that some people really suck at Photoshop. Go ahead, look, laugh... and hopefully crash the webpage or email server(s). Fire Destroys St Petersburg Cathedrawl Domes"

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