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USPS Losing Battle Against the E-mail Age

Timesprout I find it astonishing (734 comments)

That all the postal services have been so slow to get into parcel delivery. We all order on line these days and surely it would have gone some way to offset the impact of reduced post.

about 3 years ago

Is Ubuntu Moving Away From Its Users

Timesprout Should be easy to fix (2 comments)

Ubuntu has one of the brightest and smartest developers

Take him out for a beer and explain your concerns to him. I'm sure he will make some of the changes you want.

about 3 years ago

Microsoft: IE9 To Require Windows 7 SP1

Timesprout Duped summary (2 comments)

I for one welcome this fresh approach to duping. Long may it continue. Long may it continue.

more than 3 years ago

Wii Update 4.2 tries (and fails) to block homebrew

Timesprout Classic Slashdot (3 comments)

Another interesting tidbit is that Nintendo is not believed to have any method to repair this kind of brick at a factory, short of replacing the entire motherboard."

Citation please

more than 4 years ago

What To Cover In a Short "DIY Tech" Course?

Timesprout Re:Linux installation (256 comments)

Have you been in a coma for the last 5 years? Its all about works out of the box now, the infrastructure is utterly irrelevant apart from a small minority. Its all about what your imagination can build on top of it now and how quickly you can get it on app store.

more than 4 years ago

A Look Inside Microsoft's New Container Farm

Timesprout Classic Slashdot (1 comments)

Microsoft announced the facility back in 2007, but in the meantime Google has disclosed that it built its own container-filled data center in late 2005. Google also holds a patent for a data center container design."

Patents should be utterly irrelevant around here, unless there are as many suspect, different rules for Google and Apple.
That aside fair play, these container systems make a lot of sense and are a pretty logical progression. They are cheaper to run and its no secret that companies have no loyalty and after the initial sunk cost its pretty cheap to up and leave unless the tax breaks etc keep coming. Always a useful bargaining stick. Sys admins can also consider their profession vastly more accessible commodity.
Interesting though that Microsoft are beginning to sell themselves by being more open about what they are doing and where they see the future.

more than 4 years ago

In Britain, Better Not Call It Bogus Science

Timesprout Re:bah humbug! (754 comments)

I lost my leg and an eye in a drunken shark fight. It was pissed and I was winning but a couple of his pack buddies jumped in and long story short I lost some body parts.

Several doctors told me that was it, that I had to learn to live with it cope with the disability and move on with my life. I said no and went to a chiropracter who changed my life completely. He gave me a wooden leg and a seeing eye parrot with 40/40 vision.

This not an anecdote, it was front page national enquirer news.

about 5 years ago

In Britain, Better Not Call It Bogus Science

Timesprout Re:Proof of absence (754 comments)

e.g prove there is no god

Babel fish.

about 5 years ago

Oracle Ends Partnership With HP

Timesprout Re:and in other news (45 comments)

I think you will find the EU are doing more than blinking their eyes in Apples direction recently on the anti-competive front

about 5 years ago

In Britain, Better Not Call It Bogus Science

Timesprout It must be called SciBo (754 comments)

It fits better with the new Britain's Got Talent naming conventions.

about 5 years ago

Linux users show their love for indie game

Timesprout Quality (2 comments)

Windows users are spoiled for choice with games. Maybe a lot them feel there are better alternatives to this game while linux users don't have that same level of choice.

about 5 years ago

Parallel Processing For Cardiac Simulations Using an Xbox 360

Timesprout Re:Was there a risk assessment? (101 comments)

I am guessing that using the XBox as a parallel programming platform is pretty easy on your game disks.

about 5 years ago

Catalogue of errors with Dell's Linux Netbook

Timesprout Classic (1 comments)

I have always though OSS has had a culture of 'someone elses fault' ie OSS is never wrong, the blame lies elsewhere but this takes it to a whole new level.

about 5 years ago

Red Hat Challenges Swiss Government Over Microsoft Monopoly

Timesprout Re:Switzerland not in EU (245 comments)

Way to go. Drag in a populist /. rara argument to support your bias. Are you privy to the requirements of th Swiss govt? Do you have any evidence or logic for that matter to prove your opinion?

more than 5 years ago

Jammie Thomas May Face RIAA Trial Alone

Timesprout Re:When your lawyer withdraws, you're probably gui (143 comments)

the case is an embarrassment to the RIAA and a stern rebuke to their moronic legal theory

I have never expressed any opinion about the underlying case; I am not familiar with the facts of this particular case.

So which is it?

more than 5 years ago

Ultra-Dense Deuterium Produced

Timesprout Re:Energy is not a Technical problem, one of Will (355 comments)

Sweet, we can just give all the waste product to you to dispose of in a safe, cheap and environmentally viable manner since you seem to have all this figured out.

more than 5 years ago

Narcissistic College Graduates In the Workplace?

Timesprout First Bonus Post (1316 comments)

So what do I get? A ferrari? week in Tahiti?

Does the geek cred I gain by posting on Slashdot mean I automatically become CTO?

more than 5 years ago

Exoplanet Found In Old Hubble Image

Timesprout Its a predator planet! (54 comments)

Its camouflage just broke for a minute!. I say we leave it well alone!

more than 5 years ago


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