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German Wikileaks Domain Suspended Without Warning

Volatar Re:Yeah, right (215 comments)

How about the bishop's manual for the Mormon church? Nothing secretly evil or sacred, just procedures on how to handle things sensitive, like someone confiding in a bishop that they are being abused. Yet it is posted on there, for the sole purpose of "OOOOO, look what we got!"

more than 5 years ago

How To Keep Rats From Eating My Cables?

Volatar Re:Three options (1032 comments)

I can testify of the flammability of steel wool. Don't listen when you are told to use steel wool to clean the excess paint off a power outlet. :)

more than 5 years ago

Tales From the Support Crypt

Volatar Re:Kill!!! (855 comments)

Sometimes you have to do that actually. I have done the same thing for a quite cryptic (and number heavy) BSoD.

more than 5 years ago

Abit To Close Its Doors Forever On Dec. 31, 2008

Volatar Not so sad here (195 comments)

Personally I have had a number of Abit motherboards, and they have all failed me rather spectacularly. First the USB ports go, one by one. Then the networking, then the sound...

more than 5 years ago

What Restrictions Should Student Laptops Have?

Volatar Re:Privacy (1117 comments)

Actually, the analogy I was getting at is that most people already have sunglasses. They already have hardware firewalls. Most of them do not know it, but hey, that is a different matter

more than 5 years ago

What Restrictions Should Student Laptops Have?

Volatar Re:Privacy (1117 comments)

Its quite laughable actually. Any moron with a hardware firewall immediately kills this idea. My $40 Linksys router will block such things by default.

more than 5 years ago

What Restrictions Should Student Laptops Have?

Volatar Re:Filters do not work (1117 comments)

Bah, proxies are for jocks, SSH is the geek way.

more than 5 years ago

IT Job Without a Degree?

Volatar Re:Not in this economy. (1123 comments)

My own father actually ended up one class short of his BS in computer engineering, yet with many years working in the field he has been able to get a good job.

A degree HELPS though, and I will be getting one myself.

more than 5 years ago

(Useful) Stupid BlackBerry Tricks?

Volatar Re:What the fuck? (238 comments)

As a matter of fact I do agree that this would be a good Friday story. I never read the mailbag, I do read these threads even though I have no experience with the subject (blackberries, vim, emacs, linux, well, I will be learning linux later) they are still interesting threads to read.

more than 5 years ago



Microsoft buys Yahoo

Volatar Volatar writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Volatar writes "The deal, which, at $31 a share represents a 62 percent premium on Yahoo shares, is an unsolicited offer, coming a year after Yahoo rejected a similar combination. It would be one of the largest technology acquisitions ever, and certainly the largest for Microsoft, dwarfing the company's $6 billion deal for aQuantive last year. The offer comes as older, more established tech giants like Microsoft and Yahoo struggle to the newer threats posed by Google which dominates the online-search landscape."
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