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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45

Tteddo It's right there! (211 comments)

I was 5 watching the landing on TV and I remember being kind of annoyed that they preempted the cartoons that morning. I mean what's the big deal? The moon is RIGHT THERE (pointing up)!

about 2 months ago

Expert Warns: Civilian World Not Ready For Massive EMP-Caused Blackout

Tteddo The Book (271 comments)

So I read the book that guy wrote and while it was entertaining and probably accurate, it still came off as advocating giving billions to defense contractors for some unspecified fix. The forward by Newt Gingrich kinda tipped me off.

about 5 months ago

GIMP, Citing Ad Policies, Moves to FTP Rather Than SourceForge Downloads

Tteddo Yeah.... (336 comments)

Just saw this today. Guess SourceForge has gone to the dark side. Sad Really.

about 10 months ago

Ubuntu 12.04 To Include Head-Up Display Menus

Tteddo Typing (449 comments)

Why does everyone think I want to type to find something in the menu?

more than 2 years ago

How the US Lost Out On iPhone Work

Tteddo America (1303 comments)

You are a chartered corporation in the US, so you do have some obligations to benefit the US for what you get for that. Oh wait, I guess not.

about 2 years ago

Do Data Center Audits Mean Anything?

Tteddo Like ISO 9000 (84 comments)

Yeah, I paid the bribe. Now I am certified!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Does Being 'Loyal' Pay As a Developer?

Tteddo Long Term (735 comments)

Speaking as someone who was fired from every job I ever held (self employed now- 14 years), you need to think long term. You have developed relationships with your current employer and the people who work there and you never know where those people will turn up in the future. I have customers that I used to work for that I never thought I would see again in a million years because of how I left. But you do have to put yourself first. Removing 90 minutes of commute time a day and more money is a great step up. Just treat the current employer with respect, maybe really try to help with the transition.

more than 2 years ago

5.8 Earthquake Hits East Coast of the US

Tteddo Maine (614 comments)

Felt in here in Maine. My house was moving with the beat on the radio and I was like WTF??? Then I realized.

about 3 years ago

S&P's $2 Trillion Math Mistake

Tteddo Re:Mortgage Backed Securites (1040 comments)

Mortgage backed securities were fine when the borrowers were vetted like they used to be. That's when they were rated AAA because everyone paid their mortgage for the most part. The problem was when that stopped and people on minimum wage were being given $350,000 loans as a common practice. This American Life/Planet Money have some great episodes about this.

more than 3 years ago

S&P's $2 Trillion Math Mistake

Tteddo Mortgage Backed Securites (1040 comments)

Yeah, these are the same people that gave mortgage backed securities a AAA rating right up until it was blindingly obvious that they were wrong.

more than 3 years ago

Space Shuttle Atlantis Launches On Final Flight

Tteddo Re:why only four astronauts? (275 comments)

It had something to do with the fact there is no backup shuttle and space needed if an evacuation was necessary.

more than 3 years ago

The Case For Lousy Passwords

Tteddo Re:Offtopic but please help (343 comments)

Presuming it was working the way you wanted before, log out, delete all your SlashDot cookies, then log back in. I have to do that every couple of months since the CSS makeover. Last time I was horrified to see Facebook "like" icons! *shudder*

more than 3 years ago

A Tidal Wave of Java Flaw Exploitation

Tteddo Re:How? (238 comments)

If you are in Vista or 7, find the executable for the java control panel applet and right click to "Run As Administrator". Then what you change will stick.

more than 3 years ago

Five Times the US Almost Nuked Itself

Tteddo Re:Supercritical (384 comments)

On fast neutrons? Apparently slow neutrons are some sort of secret. Shhhh.

more than 3 years ago

Five Times the US Almost Nuked Itself

Tteddo Supercritical (384 comments)

Kudos to using the correct term supercritical instead of critical like they do in the movies.

more than 3 years ago

Cell Phones Powered By Conversations

Tteddo Re:Old news (119 comments)

Oh man, that takes me back.

about 4 years ago

Adobe Finally Fixes Remote Launch 0-Day

Tteddo Re:Horray! (82 comments)

Hah! I had a client tell me about a problem with the font size on their website (it's already dynamic, set at 1em). His proof was that the person that complained worked for Adobe. Yeah, you know that Reader thing that bugs you all the time? That's Adobe.

more than 4 years ago

I suspect my current job will end when ...

Tteddo Re:When I quit... (409 comments)

Hah! Me too. "I saw you were home, why didn't you pick up?" I feel pretty lucky I started this 13 years ago. All of my friends have job issues of one kind or another.

more than 3 years ago


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