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Slackware Linux 14.1 Released

Trigun Re:amused that they talk about the DT environs (136 comments)

I would just like to take the time to point out that we have a 3-digit User ID here... So by default he knows what he is talking about.
He remembers the 23 disk A-series of slackware.

about a year ago

In UK, Twitter, Facebook Rants Land Some In Jail

Trigun My slashdot posts (233 comments)

Should have landed me in jail a couple of times, at least.

more than 2 years ago

EFF Asks To Make Jailbreaking Legal For All Devices

Trigun All I can say is (278 comments)

good EFF'ing luck with that.

about 3 years ago

World IPv6 Day On June 8

Trigun Re:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000 Post! (133 comments)

You can only collapse one set of zeros, for precisely that reason. I don't remember if it is in the spec that it has to be the first set or not, as either way is unambiguous.

more than 3 years ago

Project Icarus: the Gas Mines of Uranus

Trigun Re:Tibana... (155 comments)

Came for this refrence, and was not disappointed.

more than 3 years ago

The Cost of US Security

Trigun Re:Social Security et. al. (456 comments)

Social security is also dependent on the taxpayers paying back all of the IOUs that have been written when government took money from the funds to pay for other projects. But that is often neglected when the government wants to funnel more of your money into large corporations. The government, the banks, and wall street all know that in order for the bubble to continue long enough to get rich, they have to keep feeding the monster. Social security is not the pyramid scheme here, the US version of capitalism is the pyramid scheme.

more than 3 years ago

Anonymous Goes After GodHatesFags.com

Trigun Re:Hate meets hate? (744 comments)

If you were in the USA, would the deaf boy have prayed for you?

more than 3 years ago

A New Species of Patent Troll

Trigun leaches! (258 comments)

See topic.

more than 4 years ago

Can You Trust Chinese Computer Equipment?

Trigun Re:Another reason (460 comments)

"If I understand what communism is, the businesses are actually run and controlled by the government."

No, that's socialism. Communism is where people are all equal in the fact that they all use their specialties and innate talents to contribute to the greater good. In a true communist society, there is no government. There may be people who speak for the group, but it is supposed to be speaking the general consensus.

Of course, as a realist you can see the issue with that, can't you?

What we currently call communist regimes are actually socialist, bordering on fascist. I don't think that the world has seen anything resembling the ideal of communism outside of the hippie communes that dotted the landscape in the 70's, or an abby or something of the sort.

more than 4 years ago

The US Economy Needs More "Cool" Nerds

Trigun Cool? You don't know cool. (453 comments)

What about Turing? Tesla? Archimedes? Einstein? Hawking? Those guys from 'Big Bang Theory'?

How much cooler do you want?

more than 4 years ago

Sneaky Microsoft Add-On Put Firefox Users At Risk

Trigun Re:Almost (333 comments)

What functionality I don't want is having to upgrade messenger, and finding that it switched a bunch of crap in my browser, like searching from the address bar, and having to go through the chrome settings to fix it.

I thought that I read the disclaimers, but apparently not well enough. But I'm sure that it never said "Replace the default search in Firefox with Bing!"

I know that it wasn't Ballmer stating to do this, but some marketing drone talked to some codemonkey about getting Bing out there, and the end result was that I had to remove what is essentially crap adware and corporate shenanigans from my browser.

more than 5 years ago

Lockheed Snags $31 Million To Reinvent the Internet, Microsoft To Help

Trigun Re:Skynet (326 comments)

And I herd you liek mudkipz.

more than 5 years ago

Archiving Digital Artwork For Museum Purchase?

Trigun Re:Blended solution? (266 comments)

Print it out on paper, in a binary file.

Then print out every wikipedia article that deals with file formats that you think are relevant.

more than 5 years ago

MPAA Says Teachers Should Camcord For Fair Use

Trigun Re:not surprised. (286 comments)

Not if the MPAA has its way.

more than 5 years ago

A $99 Graphics Card Might Be All You Need

Trigun Re:Complexity (618 comments)

Best argument for shooting artists I've heard all week!

more than 5 years ago

Phorm "Edited and Approved" UK Government Advice

Trigun Re:Impressive... (126 comments)

Now big sister and big sister sharing a big sloppy kiss, HAWT!

more than 5 years ago

Slackware 12.2 Released

Trigun Re:Wow. Still chugging... (351 comments)

I remember the 30 floppy disk set - Just for the base installation. If you wanted to install the entire system, you needed about a hundred floppies.

about 6 years ago



Blackberry without the service

Trigun Trigun writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Trigun writes "I've been looking to purchase a wi-fi enabled portable voip phone that I can connect to a voip pbx, as well as do things such as surf the web and check e-mail. Basically, I'm looking for a blackberry without the need for a data plan. I looked at buying an ipod touch and jailbreaking it, but I would much rather have an open platform, or at least one that has everything that I'm looking for if it is closed. Ideally, the device would be wifi enabled, have a web browser and e-mail client, sip and skype clients, and support ssl and ipsec vpn's, and not mean carrying around a laptop, or a laptop sized device. Does such a beast exist?"

SCO goes private, gets $100M to keep going

Trigun Trigun writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Trigun writes "SCO, which had been reduced to be trading OTC (over the counter) in the Pink Sheets after having been kicked off the Nasdaq in December 2007, found an angel investor in SNCP and its Middle Eastern partners. In return for the $100 million to reorganize, SNCP will take over the company and take it private. Prior to this refinancing news out of the blue, SCO's stock had been trading for 6 cents per share."
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