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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:And now.. (337 comments)

Nobody mentioned rape, and nobody wished it on anyone.

11 hours ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

Zero__Kelvin Re:The only good thing (484 comments)

Yes. You are more responsible than surgeons, for example. Either that or you are an ignorant idiot who still can't figure out that the reason you can stop at one beer is because you are not an addict. You still don't get that it isn't prolonged and excessive use that makes an addict, but being an addict that results in prolonged and excessive use.

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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:$7142.85 (337 comments)

It's called Boot Camp. In other words, no, I'm not making the claim and never did. Also, nobody in their right mind would ever do it unless they had a corporate imposed need.

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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:$7142.85 (337 comments)

"I have a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering."

You should demand a refund.

11 hours ago
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:$7142.85 (337 comments)

Yes, because one abberation equals a norm.

yesterday
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:$7142.85 (337 comments)

I absolutely agree with that assessment :-)

yesterday
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re: $7142.85 (337 comments)

Or I misspelled it. Perhaps you were unaware that the "e" and "a" are nearby on the keyboard?*

* I don't type using the "Mavis Beacon" approach, since it is the primary cause of RSI. I realize it would make such a mispelling unlikely if I did type in that manner, so I suppose your ignorance can be excused :-)

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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:$7142.85 (337 comments)

Actually, some people do question their quality. We call those people uninformed, or in a word that gets people hot under the caller because they don't know what it means: ignorant.

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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:$7142.85 (337 comments)

"Most people seem to have this perception."

There is a reason for that. It's called reality.

"the collection of burned up power supplies I accumulated over the years (often due to crappy designs with improper strain relief on the cabling)"

Yes. The whole laptop sucks because you don't know how to use a cable without damaging it.

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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:$7142.85 (337 comments)

Spoken like a person who never owned a Macbook. I am a Linux guy, and I am by no stretch of the imagination an Apple fan, but misinformed hatred is just a form of ignorance.

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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:$7142.85 (337 comments)

Next time, take it out of your as and you won't have that issue. Say what you want about Apple, they make great hardware.

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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:$7142.85 (337 comments)

Did I say the price was out of line with the industry? I must have missed that.

yesterday
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Put Your Code in the SWAMP: DHS Sponsors Online Open Source Code Testing

Zero__Kelvin Re:Coverity (59 comments)

Agreed:

1) Create a program, and call it SWAMP
2) Look for problems in the code that is sure to be buggy, as competent developers would never submit code
3) Announce that OMFG, Open Source is full of holes!
4) Watch more people stay with Windows due to the misinformation
5) Power Profit

Look Ma! No ???? step!

What exactly stops them from gathering their own FOSS software? See step 2.

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Put Your Code in the SWAMP: DHS Sponsors Online Open Source Code Testing

Zero__Kelvin Re:What they're not telling you (59 comments)

"... known as DONKEY (Domestic Onion-Router Key Capture)

That would be DONKEY Capture, actually.

yesterday
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Put Your Code in the SWAMP: DHS Sponsors Online Open Source Code Testing

Zero__Kelvin Re:Looks good to me (59 comments)

"Actually, my first thought is why isn't the NSA doing this?

Actually, my first thought was that they are, and that they're calling their initiative SWAMP Thing. Perhaps you missed the stories of agencies performing the tasks that others cannot and then "sharing" their data?

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Put Your Code in the SWAMP: DHS Sponsors Online Open Source Code Testing

Zero__Kelvin Re:Looks good to me (59 comments)

What makes you say that? You seem to be assuming that they are both competent and well meaning. These are two assumptions that are specious at best. Somewhere there are some DHS droids laughing their ass off: can you believe it. We even called it SWAMP and the morons still did the work of ferreting out software to find holes in for us!"

I almost don't feel sorry for the people stupid enough to fall for this scam.

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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:$7142.85 (337 comments)

I once went to the Apple website to price my ideal server. It cost well over $10,000.00. It was more like 18 thousand IIRC.

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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Zero__Kelvin Re:And now.. (337 comments)

Don't forget the free sex!

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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

Zero__Kelvin Re:What about... (149 comments)

"I am not really sure how you would interpret the GP to "second hand smoke is worse for you than first hand smoke." "

I didn't really claim he did say that, now did I? He merely reminded me of the Andrew Dice Clay scene, which is so funny I fell out of my chair when I first heard it, and continues to be hilarious to me to this day. I thought I'd share it with you all. I hope you enjoyed it before coming back here to attempt to put words in my mouth.

"Also to me, there is no level of danger between first and second hand smoker, but there is only harmful or not harmful."

I know this is Slashdot, but that is taking binary a bit too far. :-)

"Yes, we all are second hand smokers for many years (longer than a couple years you claimed), so being a second hand smoker has nothing to do with becoming a smoker."

You seem to be confusing me with the GP. Maybe second hand smoke affected your memory? :-)

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What have peoples experiences with Hosting Provider Siteground been?

Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  about 2 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "I recently took over the website design for a small church who would like to stream mp3 and possibly videos of their services. I also had to make numerous changes to the site. In the process I have encountered a few problems and issues, including making it very difficult to ssh into the server. Meanwhile ftp is available easily, encouraging the use of insecure file transfers. Ironically, they cited security as their excuse for not having basic tools like git and make available on their servers once I finally ssh'ed in successfully. They also added a useless and unneeded php script to my site without my permission in response to one of my tickets.

I have read numerous negative reviews on the net, but I am also aware that you can find negative reviews on fluffy bunnies if you try hard enough. I am particularly concerned about claims that they have stood in the way of people switching providers.

So I am asking:
  • What experiences have others had with siteground?
  • For those who moved successfully to another provider, how can I do so in the smoothest way possible (any success stories?)
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Facebook social network is a notwork without IE

Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "While somewhat begrudgingly allowing a friend to use my Linux box to access his facebook account, I discovered that people are experiencing trouble using facebook with non IE browsers, and this has been an issue since August of 2008. Perhaps not so coincidentally, Microsoft acquired a major stake in the social networking site in 2007. Users have reported problems with Firefox, with some claims that Adblock is to blame being debunked. I have tried it with Konqueror and found that the same difficulties exist there as well, and it appears that this has been an issue for a similiarly long time. If only we had some kind of open standard to which they could conform ..."
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FOSS UML Tools

Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "I need to use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to capture and communicate a system design. I found a wikipedia entry that lists several FOSS tools that purport to allow me to perform the task (and there may well be others not listed there, of course.) Alas I don't have the time to try them all, or even a reasonable subset. I was wondering what FOSS UML tools the Slashdot crowd has used, which tools were worth looking into, and which ones people think should be avoided."
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Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "A couple of weeks ago I went to the On-Line Guitar Archive (OLGA) and there was a notice that the site was down due to takedown letters from the NMPA and the MPA. I anticipated trouble at the time, but decided to wait and see. Now at least one other guitar tablature site has fallen victim to their strong-arm tactics. The second site seems to get the issue completely, and it seems it is their ISP that is clueless. I think it is important that the Slashdot community be made aware of the *MPA's actions. I personally encourage everyone to contact the NMPA and/or MPA and help them understand what a bunch of morons their lawyers are, and help them get the hint that they are about to lose a whole ton-o-money. Oh yeah, and did I mention ... please boycott by not purchasing sheet music until they begin playing well with others again."
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Zero__Kelvin Zero__Kelvin writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Zero__Kelvin (151819) writes "RTFA. 'nuff said? Well, not really. Someone is sure to point out that the article says the announcement is "speculative." My Mother's boyfriend heard it on the radio and saw it on CNN. They signed a deal today."

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