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A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)

VAXcat "losing" tools (82 comments)

Yah, my tools seem to grow legs and walk off as well,

3 days ago
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Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

VAXcat Re:IQ of congress (163 comments)

There was a time, a golden age most of you have never even imagined, when, to work in IT, you had to be very smart, well educated, and very dedicated to coding and computers. Sadly, that decades gone Xanadu has been replaced by legions of people just looking for a paycheck, who have never seen any other platform than Windows, and whose main qualification is that they have a certification or two. Makes me sad to look back on it...

about two weeks ago
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Real Steampunk Computer Brought Back To Life

VAXcat Re:That is NOT steampunk! (81 comments)

Sinepunk? Cosinepunk? Analogpunk? Fourierpunk?

about two weeks ago
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After Silk Road 2.0 Shutdown, Rival Dark Net Markets Grow Quickly

VAXcat Hail Hydra! (86 comments)

Cut off a head, and two shall take its place! Hail Hydra!

about two weeks ago
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We Are Running Out of Sand

VAXcat Re:Coastal people live in their own universe (264 comments)

It's sort of like the Dunning Kreuger effect - the cognitive skills that wold enable you to tell if you are rational are exactly the ones that the lack of makes you irrational...thus, your assertion that you are rational is just another symptom of the California effect.

about three weeks ago
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Study Shows Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

VAXcat Re:Don't we already do that? (110 comments)

But happy...and from what his wife was saying later in the movie, no longer impotent....

about three weeks ago
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New Particle Collider Is One Foot Long

VAXcat Re:It's been done...in 1959 (161 comments)

AAIEEEE! I don't' know what I'd be more scared of - the X-rays this thing generates, the high voltage potentially lethal power supplies, the flying glass when one of the reservoir jugs breaks, or the incredibly toxic vaporized mercury!!! in the diffusion pump. People didn't scare very easily back in the 50s

about three weeks ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

VAXcat Re:Tip of the iceberg (669 comments)

HA! That reminds me of what Terry Carr, a science fiction writer, once said, that if the Bible was released as an Ace Double, it would have been titled "War God of Israel", with the flip side called "The Thing with Three Souls".

about a month ago
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Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait

VAXcat Re:Not sure about this one (168 comments)

So, you think there is a WiFiNoFly list of mac addresses maintained by the government?

about a month ago
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If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

VAXcat Only one way to deal with this problem (150 comments)

Make sure you keep your resume up to date and on local storage. When your company's cloud vendor fails...print your resume and use it to get a job somewhere else.

about a month and a half ago
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Raspberry Pi Sales Approach 4 Million

VAXcat WiFi boombox (146 comments)

I bought a Pi to stick into an old Sony Boombox that had a worn out CD player. I added a WiFi USB adapter andI loaded MPD/MPC on it and use it to stream music from the house server. I mostly use it in in the garage and the backyard. I added a USB sound adapter, and spliced its output into the boombox's CD input. Sounds great and now I can listen to any of the albums I've loaded on the server instead of having to carry CDs with the boombox.

about a month and a half ago
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Bill Gates: Bitcoin Is 'Better Than Currency'

VAXcat Bill Gates... (130 comments)

...I've seen what his work is like - not all that interested in his opinions...

about 2 months ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

VAXcat Re:Missing out (217 comments)

Most people are such poor shots with a handgun, if you get more than 10 feet away from them, they haven't got a hope in hell of hitting you.

about 2 months ago
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CERN Tests First Artificial Retina Capable of Looking For High Energy Particles

VAXcat Re:400v? (60 comments)

I can't stand this kind of disrespectful joking around, with puns no less. I'm positive that we can run the negative energy displayed by your post to ground.

about 3 months ago
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Publishers Gave Away 123 Million Books During World War Two

VAXcat Re:Not all contributions / sacrifice are equivalen (121 comments)

Robert Heinlein, in Glory road, quoted Major Ian Hay, back in the “War to End War,” who described the structure of military organizations: Regardless of T.O., all military bureaucracies consist of a Surprise Party Department, a Practical Joke Department, and a Fairy Godmother Department. The first two process most matters as the third is very small; the Fairy Godmother Department is one elderly female GS-5 clerk usually out on sick leave.

about 3 months ago
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Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found

VAXcat Pentangle (80 comments)

That reminds me of this great Pentangle song. You can hear it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?.... And since it reminds me of that song. now I have to listen to all of the Pentangle's works again - it'll be a good day.

about 3 months ago

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