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Why Microsoft Shouldn't Patch the XP Internet Explorer Flaw

Yahooti Re:Is This Friday's Troll Topic? (345 comments)

Just gave up three mod points and have five more which I will abandon. This pop up crap has driven me away from this site. AMF

about 3 months ago

How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

Yahooti Re:Flight recorder (491 comments)

Wow, I'm sure in agreement with you on this. I'm very conservative and don't usually agree with liberal folks, but you are absolutely correct here, in my view.

about 4 months ago

The Rise and Fall of Supersymmetry

Yahooti LHC Purpose (138 comments)

It did it's job. It put many millions of bucks into the community that pushed for it. That it didn't find much, if anything, that will improve the community that funded it, well, that's just science I guess. Grumpy as I feel about it not coming through with what was hoped, I do want it to continue and maybe even consider a bigger collider in the near future.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Modern Web Development Applied Science Associates Degree?

Yahooti Re:Teach the fundamentals (246 comments)

Without a "hired today" foundation, there isn't much hope for tomorrow. It's up to the individual to learn more and better skills as they go along. A foundation containing more is always better, but that first significant job can mean a lot in one's attitude towards self improvement.

about 5 months ago

1870s Horse Flu Epidemic Brought US Economy To Its Knees

Yahooti Bull (118 comments)

If it's behind a paywall, it didn't happen.

about 5 months ago

Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

Yahooti Re:Cuisine hits rock bottom (225 comments)

Moribund eating culture? We eat because we have to and being away from a kitchen sometimes requires that we get a bit inventive, don't ya think? A flat piece of cardboard with some cheesy goop containing pepperoni might just be welcome in some extreme circumstances. Given the option, I'd much rather have that than eat a squirming snake.

about 5 months ago

Psychologists: Internet Trolls Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

Yahooti Posting Name is Significant (293 comments)

You'll also note that most of them post as "Anonymous Coward". People with a name, even one without much going for it, usually at least try to be reasonable.

about 5 months ago

EA's Dungeon Keeper Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

Yahooti Tiny Font (367 comments)

Why when I click to a sub thread, do I get font so tiny I can't read it without action (control +) to make it legible? This messing around with me is getting old. Like, I used to go to Digg as often as I went to slashdot, now I haven't been there in months. Is this place going to be like them, and die because they have some wild idea that won't fly?

about 6 months ago

How loud is your primary computer?

Yahooti Video Card (371 comments)

Were it not for a good experience with games, I'd chuck this video card and its noisy fan. Other than that though, it'd be a quiet machine.

about 6 months ago

EA Caves: SimCity Offline Mode Coming

Yahooti EA who? (198 comments)

They're still in business? I walked away and never looked back. Don't see any reason to do so now either.

about 6 months ago

Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car

Yahooti Re:This data helps Repo guys steal the car back (599 comments)

Seems like a lot of needless work. These things go to an antenna. Find the antenna, usually they reside under the plastic bump over the trunk or rear window, and simply disconnect the sucker. The ones over the trunk are easy to find while those over the rear window could require some digging. Even if the cell phone feature continues to work, that should take out the GPS info.

about 7 months ago

Convicted Spammer Jeffrey Kilbride Flees Prison

Yahooti Re:What an idiot. (233 comments)

And, ole Chris is out a free man now, married to the lawyer who worked the angles to get him released. Living somewhere up the coast, Oregon, I think.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

Yahooti Re:Next job? (308 comments)

Maybe I was just lucky but I stayed with my last job over 40 years. Retired last summer and a large reason I stayed so long is because I loved my work. So much so that I created a 12 node networked Linux system at home to learn more so I could have more fun at both work and home. The knowledge gained at home did help me get a few better raises though eventually I was promoted to a position not requiring those skills. Now, it remains my main hobby and is the thing helping me enjoy all of this spare time.

about 7 months ago

Chang'e-3 Lunar Rover Landing Slated For 13:40 UTC Saturday

Yahooti Re:Fake? (90 comments)

So will people claim this moon landing is fake too?

Only if they had an astronaut or two get out and walk around.

about 7 months ago

How long do your computer mice last?

Yahooti Re: meeses (361 comments)

What are you doing with male and female mice in the same vicinity? You'll be overrun with the darn things in no time.

about 8 months ago

Google Wants To Write Your Social Media Responses For You

Yahooti Stay out of my Laundry (163 comments)

Especially, my dirty laundry. Go away Google, you're too intrusive.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

Yahooti Re:Need more information (497 comments)

I've tried several brands without success. The conversion is not straight forward and I can't seem to find the time to monkey with it anymore.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

Yahooti Re:Need more information (497 comments)

Some years ago I coded an answering machine based on a voice modem. With it, any number that was not on my list of “friends, relatives, or businesses”, went into the game. The game consisted of a series of questions by a robotic voice which required a key pad response. Anyone willing to play the game finally ended up with a reply of “Invalid response. Goodbye.”. I used mgetty, festival, and a few minor pearl scripts to interface with an old US Robotics voice modem. Worked like a jewel once the bugs were out. My new computer doesn't have a serial interface so that answering system is on a shelf for now. But, it was fun to sit back and see if anybody wanted to play.

about 8 months ago


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