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Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

bluelip Re:I recommend (176 comments)

The original post was confused. 2001 was not the "back in the day". Why waste time? If you want to pretend you're cool, boot an early kernel.

about 5 months ago
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China Starts Outsourcing From ... the US

bluelip Re:oh boy (274 comments)

Unions are no longer necessary. If you don't perform, get fired. Unions are for socialism and extortion.

about 5 months ago
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Nest Announces New Smart Home API

bluelip Re:Alternatives? (38 comments)

DIY. Grab an Atmel AVR, some relays, and a router/AP that you can get to the serial port on and have at it. Nothing overly complicated.

about 5 months ago
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China Starts Outsourcing From ... the US

bluelip Re:oh boy (274 comments)

China's downfall in production will come when the factory workers start having unions that are too powerful.

about 5 months ago
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On MetaFilter Being Penalized By Google

bluelip buh-bye (108 comments)

Good riddance. They never had content. SEO has always been a SCAM.

about 6 months ago
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Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

bluelip Sounds like Sony and the PS3 (221 comments)

I bought the Playstation 3 because of the ability to run other OSs. I liked my LG TVs because they gave me a DB-9 serial connection. I'm just old, I suppose. I still prefer openness.

about 6 months ago
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Hillary Clinton: "We Need To Talk Sensibly About Spying"

bluelip Re:"what is necessary to be done" (461 comments)

Anonymous Coward? "Blind One Who Leeches" is more accurate.

about a year ago
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Hillary Clinton: "We Need To Talk Sensibly About Spying"

bluelip Re:"what is necessary to be done" (461 comments)

"We need to have a conversation" also means I don't want to be asked why I've screwed up. Benghazi still does matter.

about a year ago
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Just Thinking About Science Triggers Moral Behavior

bluelip Re:I hypothesize.. (347 comments)

Wish more Democrats in the US thought about science.

about a year ago
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LightSquared Says GPS Tests Were Rigged

bluelip Old is not obsolete (1 comments)

Not every GPS is the model that was released last week. Interference is interference. Fix your broken implementation, LightSquared.

more than 2 years ago
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The oldest hard drive I'm still using is ...

bluelip Re:The feet one makes no sense. (272 comments)

In my day, there was no 1.0 (and no virtual hosting on port 80)

more than 2 years ago
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Apple May Build Oregon Data Center Next To Facebook's

bluelip smart move on Apple's behalf (91 comments)

They realize that FB will be going the route of MySpace after Google+ takes hold. Since they're in the same town, easy move for Apple to procure those resources.

more than 2 years ago
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Google+ Opens To Businesses With 'Pages'

bluelip Re:URL? (159 comments)

Adapt.

Use quotes to surround text that is to be explicitly included.

about 3 years ago
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Google+ Opens To Businesses With 'Pages'

bluelip Re:URL? (159 comments)

Go to google.com, type +pepsi

Get it yet?

about 3 years ago
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Why the New Guy Can't Code

bluelip Re:Experienced only? (948 comments)

Required projects don't show passion.

more than 3 years ago
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Why the New Guy Can't Code

bluelip Re:Experienced only? (948 comments)

If you're truly interested in the topic, you'll want to explore more than just what is covered in class. This is where the personal and experimental projects come in. No matter how busy your life is, if you can't find to tinker with something you supposedly love, you're not fit for the job.

more than 3 years ago
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Why the New Guy Can't Code

bluelip Re:Mistake not to mention personal project ... (948 comments)

I was lucky enough to have an interviewer such as you. I hadn't graduated yet, but had a slew of personal projects under my belt or on the drawing board. Other public projects that I assisted with were also talked about. I was hired because of passion instead of papers mounted on a wall. I don't think I'd work for an organization in the future that didn't hire in the same manner.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Leave My Router Open?

bluelip Re:Security (520 comments)

Move the firewall deeper into your home network.

more than 3 years ago

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DoD gives nod to open source

bluelip bluelip writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bluelip writes "A 68 page PDF has been released that details the benefits of opensource within the DoD. A paragraph on the first page reads,

"Imagine if only the manufacturer of a rifle were allowed to clean, fix, modify or upgrade that rifle. The
military often finds itself in this position with taxpayer funded, contractor developed software: one
contractor with a monopoly on the knowledge of a military software system and control of the software
source code. This is optimal only for the monopoly contractor, but creates inefficiencies and
ineffectiveness for the government, reduction of opportunities for the industrial base, severely limits
competition for new software upgrades, depletes resources that can be used to better effect and wastes
taxpayer-provided funds.""

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The winner of the debates? HDTV?

bluelip bluelip writes  |  more than 6 years ago

bluelip writes "With each of the major networks covering the debates, it was interesting to flip channels and compare the visuals between the stations. Which network won the debate in your area? Did you notice anything else interesting in your comparisons?"
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Nerd Alert

bluelip bluelip writes  |  more than 6 years ago

bluelip writes "While playing w/ a new GPSr, I noticed that an 'interesting number' was about to occur. Yes, 'interesting' is subjective, but I' curious how many other people watched Wed, 24 Sep 2008 02:10:22 GMT roll through the counters. This time is also known as "1222222222.000000". The screen capture is forever saved so I can show it to everyone at work tomorrow who missed the event. You can grab a copy from here if you happened to miss it."
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