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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:Spare Change (320 comments)

And here is Seattle - "Nicklesville" ...

4. People who feel that society should support their homeless lifestyle.

I noticed a lot of that in Portland, when I lived up there. Maybe it's a northwest thing?

about 6 months ago
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Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:Alternatives (242 comments)

I looked at noip ... and eventually settled on dynu.com today after getting dyndns' email. Actually I looked at a little comparison article here http://www.gnutomorrow.com/bes...

about 6 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:Windows 98 unofficial patch site (245 comments)

Yeah, there's also the unofficial "Service pack 5" for windows 2000...

about 6 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:Virtual Box is a good start (245 comments)

For Windows 2k and above virtual box works well.

Yes-- I run 2k, XP, and 8 in virtualbox. It also does DOS well enough. Windows 3.11 is a little flaky on the mouse, but otherwise ok. I have problems writing to floppy disks in virtualbox; reading works fine. OSX seems to have some issues too (for me): in particular, networking seems very slow and sharing directly with host machine's not working. Personally I only use XP in virtualbox... I've got a couple friends who have XP for their main OS and they plan to keep using it. One of them asked me if their computer would keep working after April.

about 6 months ago
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Is Weev Still In Jail Because the Government Doesn't Understand What Hacking Is?

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:In the 18th century ... (246 comments)

from the summary:

the federal prosecution argued that a hacker should spend three and a half years in prison for committing a crime it couldn't fully comprehend

from taco cowboy (5327):

In the 21st century, people can claim that they do not know how to hack, but they can tell the court who are the hackers and who are not.

from flyneye (84093):

Actually, its not a very good idea at all, to name names, when you are headed for prison.

from me:
attempting to clarify this... I believe that taco meant the prosecutors could tell the court who is a hacker without understanding what hacking is ... not that the person going to prison would accuse others of hacking to reduce their sentence.

about 7 months ago
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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:Religion... (529 comments)

I'm glad that God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise. The weak, lowly, despised He has chosen.

about 7 months ago
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USB Implementers Forum Won't Play Nice With Open Hardware

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:Firewire's failure begat USB 2.0 (273 comments)

I use USB for keyboard/mouse, Firewire for video capture, eSata for external storage (well I do occasionally use USB flash drives...)

about a year ago
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What Marketers Think They Know About You and What They Really Do

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:Pegged as a Windows user!? (277 comments)

Thanks for that!
Isaiah 65:5 says: "Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day."
As far as I can tell, that's where the "holier than thou" phrase is based from... with an implied verb of art [holier than thou art], otherwise it doesn't really make sense to use a subjective noun as an object.
So yes, you were informative... though your post is currently +2 Troll :)

about a year ago
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EU Proposes To Fit Cars With Speed Limiters

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:No need for cameras. (732 comments)

Interesting. Here across the pond, they teach us to maintain a 2-second gap in front (or 3 seconds depending on conditions: dark, rain, etc.). I don't think I'd handle English traffic well at all. Do you have those 2-story autobuses?

about a year ago
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What percentage of the software you use regularly is open source?

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:Work vs. Home (222 comments)

I also use a lot of software I've written myself

That is not claiming that most software they use is self-written.
I also use a lot of software that I've written myself. I do not claim that most software I use is self-written.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Diagnose Traffic Throttling and Work Around It?

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:is the NSA taking candy away from kids too? (251 comments)

Evidence. You never know when you might need to bankrupt/incarcerate/whatever someone, anyone ... everyone!

about a year ago
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What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:Processed food is NOT the same (926 comments)

Organic is a word that doesnt even have a scientifically defined meaning (unless we're talking organic chemistry, which, guess what, organic farmers are not). Its a stupid buzzword defined arbitrarily by legislation based on some stupid assumption that a naturally derived chemical is different than a synthetically derived one.

Aww, don't shatter my bubble! And all along, I thought I was getting premium carbon-based goods when I purchased organic.

about a year ago
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Limitations and All, Chromebooks Appear To Be Selling

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:most people never wanted local storage (126 comments)

Dude, you really should get a clue, Apple Macs are PCs since 2000-something, most models even officially support installing Windows (or Linux you somehow menaged to avoid in your entire post on OS) on them. On top of mixing what PC means,...

I blame the MS/Mac advertising for confusion of PC's definition. "Hi, I'm a Mac. Hi, I'm a PC"
They are both Personal Computers.

about a year ago
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Linux 3.11 Features Fall Into Place With Merge Window

WhatAreYouDoingHere Surprising (70 comments)

and a new DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) driver for the Renesas R-Car SoC

I'm surprised the Slashdot headline didn't read "DRM Coming to Linux" or some other such nonsense. :-)

about a year ago
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Student Project Could Kill Digital Ad Targeting

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:It's a cookie mixer (177 comments)

While in this case the answer happens to be right, using W3 schools as a reference for anything is like getting all your international news from Hugo Chavez's ghost.

I suppose you have a better international news source?

about a year ago
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Student Project Could Kill Digital Ad Targeting

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:It's a cookie mixer (177 comments)

Serious question, does the drop command accept wildcards?

Nope

about a year ago
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Chinese Media Calls For Boycott of Cisco

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:Excellent initiative ! (216 comments)

Yes, true, while there is US and THEM, there is also WE. But, you must understand, WE are not like THEM! ;)

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can I Cross US Borders With Legally Ripped Media?

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:as long as you don't have plants or animals (285 comments)

would it kill you to use capital letters and periods?

maybe you missed these:

i've traveled around the world and from all the nonsense you read about >>> US <<< law enforcement i've had less trouble at >>> US Customs <<< than almost anywhere in the world >>> . <<< including >>> Europe . <<<

That's six capitalizations and two periods.
They why not write at all?

about a year ago
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Birthday Song's Copyright Leads To a Lawsuit For the Ages

WhatAreYouDoingHere Re:forced corporate jocularity (442 comments)

well an "oct"ave should have eight distinct tones... but yeah I get it :-)

about a year ago

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