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Over 9,000 PCs In Australia Infected By TorrentLocker Ransomware

TrollstonButterbeans What kind of statement is this (83 comments)

"Most general users don't do this" How can you even say that. "General users" are the ones who have to format because they get viruses.

They sure as hell know how to backup their stuff, and they've had a lot of practice.

4 days ago
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Google Strikes Deal With Verizon To Reduce Patent Troll Suits

TrollstonButterbeans Anti-Trust (20 comments)

Several more companies should join in, then the US Government should start an anti-trust lawsuit against all of them.

This was the angle Google was using in 2011 against H264 patent aggregation groups. http://redmondmag.com/articles...

What is the difference here?

All of the rich companies joining together to establish the exclusive ability to create products and services is where this ultimately leads.

4 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

TrollstonButterbeans Brain In A Jar Future (662 comments)

Your minders will economically try to find the most efficient way to meet your needs.

Later they discover that you can be offered a very similar experience to "real life" just by stimulating your brain.

After all, a non-laboring human on the balance sheet is an expense that produces no output.

And it is cheaper to remove your body from your brain and offer you those experiences.

Brain in a jar future. It is coming!

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

TrollstonButterbeans Re:Use Windows Explorer (259 comments)

I fully believe it is a powerful tool and useful tool. But I wouldn't be able to say to someone in my family "hey you should use this". They would never figure it out.

I do appreciate the information you provided and maybe I will end up personally using it to tag my photos, because I do agree that 3 or 4 clicks on every file is certainly a waste of time.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

TrollstonButterbeans Re:Use Windows Explorer (259 comments)

I just loaded up Image Tagger. It asks me for the EXIFTOOL on startup and wants me to browse folders for one and did not see any Windows shell integration.

It might be great once setup, but I'll never be spending that hour to figure it out because I would spend that hour trying to find a more user-friendly tool.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

TrollstonButterbeans Re:Use Windows Explorer (259 comments)

Just tried this. To me this is a hands-down winner.

The meta-data is stored in the .jpg so does not rely on some fragile external meta-data file and the ease of use is there too.

about a week ago
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High Temperature Superconductivity Record Smashed By Sulfur Hydride

TrollstonButterbeans Re:Oh Carbon (80 comments)

150 gigapascals is 1,480,384 (1.5 million) atmospheres of pressure (where Earth = 1). Is there even that pressure density inside Jupiter?

Doesn't sound very practical except as a raw scientific discovery.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

TrollstonButterbeans The US Is Like Fantasia (192 comments)

Atreyu: But I can't! I can't get beyond the boundaries of Fantasia!
[G'mork laughs and Atreyu gets a little angry]
Atreyu: What's so funny about that?
G'mork: Fantasia has no boundaries.

about two weeks ago
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Pizza Hut Tests New "Subconscious Menu" That Reads Your Mind

TrollstonButterbeans Father and Son Talk (186 comments)

Son: Daddy, what is that disgusting looking topping on the menu. Father: Son, stop looking at it or the computer will put it on your pizza!

about three weeks ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

TrollstonButterbeans But that isn't possible (327 comments)

Unless you are going to rotate the house.

about three weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom Regrets Not Taking Copyright Law and MPAA "More Seriously"

TrollstonButterbeans He probably could have planned, ironically! (151 comments)

"You can't plan for stuff like that."

He had $65 million in cash. If he had invested the $65 million in land in New Zealand (or a good portion of the $65 million), the US couldn't have taken his assets.

So actually, he could have planned.

A foreign government can't take your land.

about a month ago
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Kim Dotcom Regrets Not Taking Copyright Law and MPAA "More Seriously"

TrollstonButterbeans Hindsight is always 20/$65 m (151 comments)

I think what he actually regrets is not having the $65 million.

about a month ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

TrollstonButterbeans Re:I don't blame WalMart Employees (287 comments)

If you are looking for a hefty paycheck, and your plan is to be a cashier or a shelf-stocker at Walmart you are a fool.

If you want to make $50,000 a year as a cashier or shelf-stocker, good luck with that!

about a month ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

TrollstonButterbeans Re:I don't blame WalMart Employees (287 comments)

People with your attitude is why some companies like to hire Mexicans for labor jobs and Indians for technical jobs.

Because as a rule of thumb, they appreciate their job.

about a month ago
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Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

TrollstonButterbeans Um, stupid dude, have a hint for you (135 comments)

Uh --- newbie fella --- if you have the budget, everything has always been open source.

Ultimately, everything is assembly language and this means everything is open source and the US government sure has the budget.

With a single kind of exception, but being a newbie fella, you'd never guess ...

about a month and a half ago
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Computer Scientists Ask Supreme Court To Rule APIs Can't Be Copyrighted

TrollstonButterbeans Re:As any developer worth their salt knows (260 comments)

You are violating the API established for sentence formation I established which has a strict format of:

Sentence (Optional A As Indefinite Article, N as noun, V as verb, Optional B As Indefinite Article, Optional C As Adjective, Optional N2 As Noun)

Please refrain from posting using the API I established. Also refrain from using math such as X = Y + Z.

Thank you in advance, Mr. How Sad This Actually Is Going To The Supreme Court DOT COM guy.

If API are copyright, I claim ownership of the API Name-Address-City-State-ZIP too.

about a month and a half ago
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Worldwide Aaron Swartz Day Memorial Hackathons This Weekend

TrollstonButterbeans Re:Generic smear #15377: "He's rich!" (76 comments)

Where did I say he was a common criminal?

Your need to fabricate what I said is weak. If you have something worth saying that is both a valid point and stands on its own, you wouldn't need to fabricate a quote.

about a month and a half ago
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Long-term Study Finds No Link Between Video Game Violence and Real Violence

TrollstonButterbeans Re:No link? (250 comments)

Humans tend to blame things they do not like as the source of a problem. Whether or not it makes any sense at all.

Video games probably have reduced crime substantially, the opposite would be the bored kids of the 1950s having no entertainment options.

about a month and a half ago
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Worldwide Aaron Swartz Day Memorial Hackathons This Weekend

TrollstonButterbeans Re:Generic smear #15377: "He's rich!" (76 comments)

I don't have any opinion at all about the specifics.

I dislike cowards. Especially suicide over trivial circumstances.

My heroes are ones that overcome adversity. Not ones that cry over themselves and then take their own lives, for no legitimate reason because they engaged in a legally frowned-on behavior one time too many.

about a month and a half ago
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Worldwide Aaron Swartz Day Memorial Hackathons This Weekend

TrollstonButterbeans Re:Ideally (76 comments)

And thank you for the interesting conversation.

about a month and a half ago

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