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Google Apps License Forbids Forking, Promotes Google Services

aergern Slow day? (163 comments)

Why is this news? This has been known for a very, very long time.

Android is Android and Google apps are Google's apps.

I guess folks really are as stupid as they appear.

about 2 months ago
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BitTorrent's Bram Cohen Unveils New Steganography Tool DissidentX

aergern Re:Who the hell needs this? (124 comments)

You ARE the problem. You've been conditioned to believe this since 9/11 and it's wrong. Us old folks remember when our lives were private unless WE divulged the information. They've trained millennials to SHARE everything and quite a few of us older folks think we have to change with the times. Well, no. Fuck that.

about 3 months ago
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BitTorrent's Bram Cohen Unveils New Steganography Tool DissidentX

aergern Re:Bram Cohen (124 comments)

0/~ Everybody knooooowwsssss 0/~ it was Bram STOKER. ;)

about 3 months ago
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How the NSA Is Harming America's Economy

aergern Re:And everyone on Slashdot cares about Cisco (330 comments)

Brazil and Russia are not "emerging markets". Pay attention to the ramifications of this post. Seriously, this is not just about Cisco .. pull your head out of your ass.

about 5 months ago
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Sears To Convert Old Auto Centers Into National Chain of Data Centers

aergern Re:Seems like expensive space (167 comments)

Apparently the other articles were not read about the fact that Sears outright OWNS most of their space across the country. They are turning buildings they all ready own outright into data centers. And not just auto centers either but retail stores they've closed.

about 5 months ago
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Google Nexus 5 Posts Best Gaming Benchmark Among Android Smartphones

aergern Re:I won't buy another nexus until they add miniSD (78 comments)

So ... other than the "cloud" falacy ... ever strike you that Microsoft sued a bunch of OEM's? And maybe it was due to their use of exFAT/Fat32 on the SDcard? Yeah. Well. Think about it.

If they don't format the /sdcard partition in a Microsoft FS but may you use Android Transfer or as an MTP device ...then OEM's and Google don't have to pay Microsoft a dime. heh.

about 6 months ago
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F-Secure's Hypponen: The Internet Is a 'US Colony'

aergern Re:So, Al Gore DID create the Internet? (263 comments)

You folks who bring up Gore need a new schtick. Seriously, being the head of the committee that provided DARPA funding and saying so doesn't mean invention. Snark is good as long as it's not tired and routine.

about 6 months ago
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Why Apple Went 64-Bit With the iPhone 5s

aergern Re:Android is finished. (512 comments)

Yeah... because java and the Linux kernel don't run on 64bit hardware. And of course NO ONE uses either Linux nor Java outside of Android. *rolls eyes*

Friggin' Fanbois

about 7 months ago
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Research Shows E-Cigs Might Be As Good For Quitting As Nicotine Patches

aergern Re:second hand e-smoke (314 comments)

Yeah, no matter how many times this informationless Yahoo article gets posted ... you can't make it so that all eliquid contains these these things when they simply do not. Sorry. *ding* Try again.

about 7 months ago
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Research Shows E-Cigs Might Be As Good For Quitting As Nicotine Patches

aergern Re:second hand e-smoke (314 comments)

" Liquid for producing vapor in electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-juice or e-liquid, is a solution of propylene glycol(PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and/or polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG400) mixed with concentrated flavors; and optionally, a variable concentration of nicotine. "

You probably should do some actual research. And as others say ... don't eat much? Do ya?

about 7 months ago
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New Tech Money, Same Old Problems

aergern Re:Can't win (372 comments)

No, you are missing the point. There busses, Caltrain and BART already ... instead of these corps. helping to make public transit even better they are opting out of paying their fair share and spending it on MORE busses that only their employees can ride ... which clog the streets even more. I pass a bunch of them each morning on my ride in. *shrug*

about 8 months ago
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New Tech Money, Same Old Problems

aergern Re:Allegory (372 comments)

heh. Well, this former Missouri boy who lives/works in SF rides his own damn motorcycle to work everyday.

about 8 months ago
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Have eBooks Peaked?

aergern Re:Maybe (323 comments)

troll

about 8 months ago
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Bill Gates Promotes Vaccine Projects, Swipes At Google

aergern Re: Idea (481 comments)

Go home Elysium. Your drunk.

about 8 months ago
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Android Fragmentation Isn't Hurting Its Adoption

aergern Re:Misses the point (419 comments)

It's the same with targeting Android 4.0.x as the baseline. You will hit 75% of the Android market. There are some folks who just use their phone to talk and text ... Android 2.2.x will do that until their phones break so they will not upgrade until they have to. Folks need to stop whining about fragmentation and target the majority because most of those "good enough" phones with 2.2.x on them will just be around ... it's not like they can be revoked or have a newer version that's crippled. It is what it is.

about 10 months ago
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Most IT Admins Have Considered Quitting Due To Stress

aergern Re:Rapid change in IT is the problem (397 comments)

Are you kidding? I've been in this field for the last 20 years .. it's always been like this. It has always been stressful and always full of all the things you name off. I guess you're a recent graduate? ;)

1 year,23 days
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Internet-Deprived Kids Turning To 'McLibraries'

aergern Re:Libraries (331 comments)

That's about as dumb as they get. Liberals don't mind churches doing their share of helping folks.

What liberals MIND are things like Prop 8 and other such things. I would say liberals do not care one whit about churches helping the public but when conservatives cut off funding for things religious folks don't like yet give churches tax exemptions or funding FROM said state then we get a little testy.

YOU do not understand what the separation of church and state argument is even about but feel free to comment on it as if you do. heh.

And UP there in Canada YOU have a national religion. YOU have national languages (or did you not notice everything is in French and English) ... UP in Canada your laws are different because you are still part of the commonwealth ... we however are not. Just is what it is, eh?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Motherboard Manufacturers?

aergern Re:Raspberry Pi (352 comments)

Stop being a troll. You know full and well that Linux is the server of choice for most large sites. Moron.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

aergern Re:It's not broken. (1154 comments)

OK. This is just stupid. The last release of Lindows (stupid friggin name) was "6.0 / October 10, 2007" ... so 5 years on we should all just throw our hands up and say that it was tried and it can't work again. Seriously? You REALLY believe that. If you do then step aside and keep quiet. I've installed Linux for several people who are still happily using it. Were they afraid to install it? Yes. Did they need a bit of help? Yes. Did they run screaming from the UI .. NOT EVEN close.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

aergern Re:It's not broken. (1154 comments)

A hipster geek? Really? Seriously? Not even.

about a year and a half ago

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