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My favorite brand of snake oil is ...

YankeeInExile Please, please, please .... (291 comments)

do nothing to dissuade me from my belief that Goat Testicle Implants are not really a thing. Were it so it could not be unseen.

about a year ago
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At my current place of employ, snacks are ...

YankeeInExile I freelance, you insensitive clod (172 comments)

So - Snacks (and meals and rent and electricity and DSL and .... ) are provided by My Employer, who is me.

about a year and a half ago
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Crowther's Original Adventure Source Code Found

YankeeInExile 1976?? (309 comments)

Too bad you had to wait until August of 1977 for the computer to be released.

more than 7 years ago

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YankeeInExile YankeeInExile writes  |  more than 7 years ago

YankeeInExile (577704) writes "Some of you may remember the 1992 presidential campaign of H. Ross Perot, whose campaign taglines included "That giant sucking sound" which he used to describe the southward movement of jobs should NAFTA become reality.

In this recent story we hear that H. Ross is doing his part to make his own fear a reality, as Perot Systems opens a IT infrastructure center just around the corner from my house.

According to a company spokesman, Perot Systems plans to hire 150 IT professionals between now and the end of the year, with a total workforce of 270 persons planned for the operation, in customer service and support and engineering services."

Journals

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Humorous thought

YankeeInExile YankeeInExile writes  |  more than 9 years ago

As I was trying to RTFA, and came across a slashdotted site, I just had the sudden realization (I'm special -- I get extra time): Slashdot obviously has two classes of users. Those who read the articles (leading to the /. effect) and those who post - since so little of what I see in the commentary has any indication of being influenced by the FA.

A new sig is coming from this.

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What, me karmawhore?

YankeeInExile YankeeInExile writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Well -- I guess I should be proud. For the first time today, some AC posted that I was a Karma Whore, with the suggestion to look at my user page for evidence

In some sense of the word, I suppose it's true. I tend to write comments only about material in which I have personal knowledge, or express well founded opinions without resorting to ad hominem attacks.

Would I continue to write were it not for the positive feedback one gets from /.-karma? Probably not, but I suspect that was one of the motivating factors for CT et al to add moderation and karma in the first place.

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