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Grilling For Geeks

almondo You really need the Extech Tach+IR too (169 comments)

I use the Extech Tach+IR's laser temperature sensor to check and deliver precise meat temperatures.

You can make a test cut and in one second of laser thermal analysis you know the meat temperature to 1/10 of a degree. It is much more accurate than analog

You could also use the tach function to precisely set the rotisserie RPM but I tend to avoid dizzy meat options.

more than 2 years ago
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Photographer Threatened With Legal Action After Asserting His Copyright

almondo Schwagger is a Bagger, go figure (667 comments)

Heh, yeah it is true. The copyright infringing lawyer simulator is just another freeloading right wing teabagger. They don't respect copyright laws, game laws, the constitution, women who aren't barefoot and pregnant or much of anything else. The whackjob probably has been standing out in the rain too long and needs to change the teabag on it's forehead.

more than 2 years ago
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Big Brother Calls 'Shotgun' In Illinois

almondo Clearly we need more counter-technology patents (475 comments)

An excellent application for my patent pending micro image tape which will be available with images of a wide range of characters including Johnny Cash, John Wayne, Elvis, Beavis & Butthead, Bugs Bunny and of course my preferred choice, Taz.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Dilutes Open Source, Coins 'Open Surface'

almondo I thought all Microsoft products were... (191 comments)

I have been around a while (I even had one of those wire wrapped IBM PCs a while back) and I have always thought that all Microsoft products were open sores. I guess I missed something along the way.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Kills Office Anti-Piracy Program

almondo An Open Office casualty? (233 comments)

I suspect there is some behind the scenes aspect to this they don't want you to know. I raise this possibility because I have advocated and implemented it as a solution for others. When relatives asked me 'how to get rid of the billy office nag or the billy I can't read my own file format sickness' I just tell them "toss it and get Open Office. It supports the current formats, is more interoperable, and is free!". It works every time. If MS is counting the pirated copies as market share (which I have no doubt they are) then my action and those like me results in depletion of that 'market share'.

Microsoft Office has gone the way of Trumpet Winsock in my book, overchargus obsoletus extremus.

more than 3 years ago
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SSL Certificates For Intranet Sites?

almondo $126/year wild card or 10$/yr individual certs (286 comments)

I do deploy them but I do avoid getting robbed by Verisign for these and other certs by shopping around.

Currently I pay around $10 a year for individual host certs, and $126 a year for wildcards.
http://www.namecheap.com/learn/other-services/ssl-certificates.asp

If you have a large number of street facing certs the wildcard is the most cost effective solution anyway but for lower volumes I use individual certs as well.

It has some cost but the reduction in uninformed user headaches is well worth it.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Open Sources F#

almondo Re:/. snottery (212 comments)

History has shown that Microsoft can and will go out of it's way to earn inspiring magnitudes of disdain for itself.

If you don't like it, well, give me a $3000 rebate for money I wasted on the OS/2 1.0 SDK way back when and we can talk.

Perhaps they deserve some credit but due to a long standing pattern of debit overdrafts I will wait for the dust to settle to see if it is in fact merited before extending it.

more than 3 years ago
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Media Loves Apple and Its Army of Fans

almondo Re:MS is hurting (356 comments)

I was going to say gee there must be a decline in the number of discovered compromises but I guess that accounts for the 3% coverage they have.
I did heard a rumor that they are coming out with a new phone, the Flop-Phone.

more than 3 years ago
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Return To Castle Wolfenstein Source Code Released

almondo Heh, I envision Politistein (92 comments)

Since all this political mire is becoming so deep I have been trying to think of a good game angle that would require minimal effort to roll out but could adequately ridicule politifools in a appropriately warped manner.

Imagine waxing all the idiots, elephant guns, mule launchers, exploding teabags, and another unelectable wannabe turned victim around every corner. Collect PAC money, rob the citizenry, pay off the mob, sell worthless stock, pull off billion dollar ponzi schemes and more.

The spewing of colorless metaphors, the wasting of valueless time. I have foreseen it.

about 4 years ago
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Tech Sector Slow To Hire

almondo Re:It's called "offshore outsourcing" not unemploy (450 comments)

It is sad, IBM used to be much more ethical but now
"anything to make a buck"
has decayed to
"anything to make a shareholder buck"
I have been IBM free for several years now and I am glad to stay that way. There are better clients and opportunities even in this tough market.
The ongoing humor is getting these every week now...
"IBM Opportunity for IT Infrastructure Architect - GTS-xxxxxxx"

about 4 years ago
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Tech Sector Slow To Hire

almondo Re:It's called "offshore outsourcing" not unemploy (450 comments)

Sorry but you are wrong. I quit dealing with IBM and heavy H1B users like them because the angle is hire domestic skilled labor to train cheap barely skilled or unskilled H1Bs that have been hired and passed off as having skills.
I have my pick of places to work I just don't train H1B people anymore. I make less but I don't have to clean up huge messes anymore.

about 4 years ago
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FBI Instructs Wikipedia To Drop FBI Seal

almondo Perhaps they think they are related to Wikileaks (485 comments)

I know, it sounds stupid, but I have seen I don't know how many people blasting Wikipedia for the action of Wikileaks.

A brain is a really good thing. I think everyone should have one.

more than 4 years ago
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Hardware Hackers Reveal Apple's Charger Secrets

almondo Re:Good Lord! (371 comments)

Geek girls rule! (and Steve is probably calling the cops right now.)

more than 4 years ago
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World's Fastest Hybrid OK'd For Production

almondo Re:Does it burn fuel on the highway? (208 comments)

Actually I would like to see how fast I could go round and round in a traffic circle with one before launching onto one of the exit vectors. Electromotive breaking, stellar acceleration, hopefully it has a gforce comp active suspension too.

Yep, I could demonstrate how not to drive this car and have a great deal of fun doing it ;)

more than 4 years ago
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High-Frequency Programmers Revolt Over Pay

almondo Re:Somebody call the waaaambulance (1018 comments)

"Hell, the data center I run makes millions every hour, but I don't expect that I should make 7 or 8 figures because of it."

Well I think you should, and you should get one of those fluffy shiny heavy gold parachute dealies too and some authentic Cuban cigars (the huge stogie kind that smell good) as long as you give me one.

more than 4 years ago
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To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'

almondo ballmerpad power on self test (764 comments)

I wonder if it will have an image of Steve with a head that spins all the way around on power up?

more than 4 years ago
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Guess My Speed and Give Me a Ticket, In Ohio

almondo I can smell corruption from over 1000 miles away (636 comments)

Face it, Ohio is an openly crooked place where you are required live in fear of cops.

Dirty cops are dirty cops, Ohio is a police state.

I wondered why the Ohio plates always hung out in the left lane dragging ass when they are here.

You can spray Lysol on shit all day, and at the end of the day it is still shit, even if a crooked judge says it isn't.

Unless you know them or someone more powerful than them, you lose.

To quote "Patrolman Henry Hill, Colorado Springs PD"...
(truly the biggest rolling pile of crooked lowlife fat slob shit disguised as a cop I have encountered in my life)

    "I don't need to hear your side of the story. It is your fault and you are getting a ticket."

This loser later committed blatant perjury against me in El Paso county court to protect his drinking buddy who had rear ended me.

Some cops are good, some cops are fair, some cops are bad, some cops are just garbage with a badge.

I'll just skip Ohio since the true distance between 'estimating speed' and 'just making shit up' is just a fat crooked fucker with a quota eating a donut and hiding in the ditch with the rest of the roadside trash.

Fuck Ohio, it's dirty cop/judge show, and all the slow cowering idiots from there who block the left lane on I-95.

more than 4 years ago
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BSA Says Software Theft Exceeded $51B In 2009

almondo Is it real or is it vaportheft (350 comments)

You can really only have a loss if the product would have actually been sold in the first place.

If a billion machines are running DungoSoft Doornob 2100 with the exploding back orifice extensions and nobody has paid me, how much have I lost.

If the list price is 29,999.95, I could naively claim that I am out 29,999,950,000,000.00, or around 30 trillion dollars.

But the reality is that if only 1 of the 1,000,000,000 copies of the product would have actually been purchased had the user been forced to pay my assertions would be well, questionable.

Then there is the Vista people running XP fiasco. Many people are still running XP because vista was(is?) so pathetic that when they bought brand new machines, the defective fraudware shipped on them had to be replaced in order to return them to a functional state.

How much did Billy steal from us when he ripped off everybody and tried to sell you an 'upgrade' to downgrade you XP.

Imaginary theft may be over $51B but I would assert that real theft (actual lost $) is in fact less than 5% of that.

more than 4 years ago

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Be The One to help restore America's Gulf

almondo almondo writes  |  more than 3 years ago

almondo (145555) writes "Please join us in demanding the restoration of America's Gulf. As BP works to buy off scientists and cuts cleanup efforts the damage grows and the survival of America's Gulf hangs in the balance."
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