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Security Service Accidentally Makes Websites 60% Faster

bipedalhominid Re:slashvertisement (81 comments)

WFT = Who Fucketh Thee?

more than 3 years ago
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Average Gamer Is 37 Years Old

bipedalhominid Re:Who has time to play? (295 comments)

I agree, regularly working that much has to cut way into your beer drinking and pool shooing time.

more than 3 years ago
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Average Gamer Is 37 Years Old

bipedalhominid Re:its only the beginning (295 comments)

Yeah jealous cause they couldn't balance one Meg of RAM.

more than 3 years ago
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Average Gamer Is 37 Years Old

bipedalhominid Re:its only the beginning (295 comments)

Multiplayer and FPS games aint going no wheres. It's too much fun shooting and vanquishing your enemies. Even if they are only AIs.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Succeed In IT Without Really Trying

bipedalhominid Re:Not limited to IT (283 comments)

It was just an attempt at humor. I don't want you to kill yourself. Yes, been overworked and underpaid but not at the current job. Your post was very dark and it seemed like you were totally against the whole field.

IT has been good to me, worked in it for a long time now and actually chose to do this. Did not fall into it by accident.

more than 3 years ago
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The last time I switched my usual GUI:

bipedalhominid Re:I switched to OS/X (249 comments)

The process is almost complete, you havearebeing been assimilated.

more than 3 years ago
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The last time I switched my usual GUI:

bipedalhominid Re:Define (249 comments)

I though it was Gramdma's Usual Imbibement. Yeah, I am making up words now. Just making up shit as I go along.

more than 3 years ago
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The last time I switched my usual GUI:

bipedalhominid Re:Define (249 comments)

Pretty sure they meant an OS swap. Like going from XP to Windows 7 or maybe getting a MAC. I also assumed they meant this change occurred on your main computer. You know the one you actually make the rent on. :) The GUIs are for wimps was so the nix guru types can keep feeling superior.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Succeed In IT Without Really Trying

bipedalhominid Re:Not limited to IT (283 comments)

Absolutely, I became a mercenary type IT guy many years ago. Get good at your trade then follow the money. Could not give one flying shit what I work on now. If it has a fricking wire hanging out of It I can probably fix it or learn how on my own. Now, you want to talk about fishing or hiking, I can get passionate. Work, nope, not anymore. Just pay the bills till I can retire.

Do No, I Repeat Do Not try to get life satisfaction out of your job. Get that from your family, friends and hobbies.

Money from the job, happiness from within.

more than 3 years ago
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Using Flywheels to Meet Peak Power Grid Demands

bipedalhominid Re:Liebert tried this. (325 comments)

Really? Cool. When and where? I would like to know more.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Succeed In IT Without Really Trying

bipedalhominid Re:Not limited to IT (283 comments)

Yep, same here. Sounds like my life except I got into hiking and boats. Love time in the deep woods, you know those places where most folks don't go. Saw rare orange salamanders during a long hike while it rained off and on all day. Told the park ranger and he said "No one ever sees those anymore, where were you again?".

It's just a job. You just have to work with them you dont have to sign a mortgage or marry them. Just get through the day. Fix your shit and it'll run all night/week and they wont call. Train the users properly and your job can be a wonderful thing. They are just like the sheep and the puppies we all bitch about all the time. Realize the goldmine that this is and you will do well. They can be trained. If they ask for help and you dont help them they will yell. Yell at you, yell at your boss, yell at their boss. If you force them into the squeaky wheel role then you are not doing yourself a favor.

Try this instead, fix everything, train everyone, be there as fast as possible with an apology and a nice little witty joke. Be nice and they'll appreciate it. Tell em stuff like, "Wow there is no way I could possible do your job". A little honey goes a long way with a worried, stressed out user.

Anyway, nice post for an AC. Can't believe I just wronte a long reply to someone who will probably never get it. Damn AC posters. SlashDot.ARRRGH

more than 3 years ago
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How To Succeed In IT Without Really Trying

bipedalhominid Re:Not limited to IT (283 comments)

You should seriously consider slitting your wrists right now. If that is not the way you want to go I can loan you a shotgun. She's a beauty, Remington 870 Pump, camo sling, low mileage. Guaranteed to fire every time.

Ok, just kidding, :) Really you may think about taking a multi vitamin and an extra B Vitamin everyday. Then get several nights of solid sleep. Take sleeping pills if you have to. This will help restore your serotonin balance. If that does not help and the suicidal thoughts continue seek medical help. Suicide is never the answer, homicide maybe.

Click here for the Wiki Serotonin Article.

more than 3 years ago
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Palin Fans Deface Paul Revere Wikipedia Page

bipedalhominid Re:how they know (767 comments)

Have to agree with ya. I know it's just the old "man who" statistic but every fan of Palin I have ever seen or spoken to has pretty much been a knuckle-dragging DrudgeReport viewing racist. Troll Mode Off.

more than 3 years ago
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Inside the DOJ's Domain Name Graveyard

bipedalhominid Re:Target (72 comments)

Well, if they do attack the feds they might get branded as terrorists. Then the US will have to fund a war on someone, somewhere. Then some subset of the Anonymous crowd gets a missile down the ol smokestack. So, they probably wont openly attach fed sites.

more than 3 years ago
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World Health Organization Says Mobile Phones May Cause Cancer

bipedalhominid Re:Calm Down, It's Only Group 2B (354 comments)

Yeah, hate to say it but my Bro rented a house south of Orlando for a couple of years. They had several acres of land with about 10 citrus trees. We used to play baseball with them just to break them up a bit and spread them out. Lots of fruit sitting in a pile makes an awful smell. The trees had gone bad and would not produce edible fruit anymore.

more than 3 years ago
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Using Flywheels to Meet Peak Power Grid Demands

bipedalhominid Liebert tried this. (325 comments)

Liebert made one of these for server room UPSs. We never got one although the salesman tried to get us to buy it. The thought of that wheel sitting in the next room and spinning that fast spooked me. I am not religious but there is no need to constantly tempt fate by working next to that kind of energy day in and day out. I guess it is a good way to store energy but I really dont want one in my backyard, basement or server room. Let's see the explanation for that disaster. Well, we made it through the hurricane and the earthquakes and, nope, the fire did not take us out. However, when that damn flywheel got out of balance due to cheap magnets in the bearings.... Damn thing took out half the rack before going through the roof and into the cafeteria. Just saying, I like fire but I dont carry an incendiary grenade in my back pocket.

more than 3 years ago
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I've had a personal email account for ...

bipedalhominid Re:Yahoo! (336 comments)

trollbait@aol.com p/w = a123

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Announces iCloud and iWork For iOS

bipedalhominid Re:What are the odds (201 comments)

Money magarity, it's all about the money. The more you got the better treatment you can buy for yourself. Steve gots the bank to get Dr.s to come see him. Or build his own cancer center. Or buy/fund one of the ones already in existence. If the whole place is focusing on you you will get better treatment.

more than 3 years ago

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