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bobthesungeek76036 Missing option (246 comments)

Megan Fox's body!!! :P

about 4 months ago
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After 47 Years, Computerworld Ceases Print Publication

bobthesungeek76036 Nuts & Volts (105 comments)

I was more of a "Nuts and Volts" kind of guy. Never got into ComputerWorld but there were a ton of my classmates that was always carrying a copy back in the '80s.

about 5 months ago
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Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past Stop Signs, Pause At Red Lights

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Negative accidents (490 comments)

"Boise... 150 percent fewer than Bakersfield." How'd they manage that?

"New Math" silly... ;)

about 7 months ago
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BMW Unveils the Solar Charging Carport of the Future

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Will never work.... (165 comments)

As if a BMW owner will live in a place with a "car port" and not a garage....

No joke. See how the HOA feels about building this carport on your property...

about 7 months ago
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US Nuclear Missile Silos Use Safe, Secure 8" Floppy Disks

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Are there any old drives around that read these (481 comments)

My first computer was an Apple ][ with two 8" floppies and a Z80 CP/M co-processor. The computer never booted AppleDOS (or whatever it was called) while I owned it. It was 100% CP/M.

about 8 months ago
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US Nuclear Missile Silos Use Safe, Secure 8" Floppy Disks

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Security through obscurity (481 comments)

.... as my security clearance restricts me for like 75 years or something....

Uh, wrong. If it's a DoD security clearance it's like FOREVER

about 8 months ago
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Texas Family Awarded $2.9 Million In Fracking Lawsuit

bobthesungeek76036 Good news!!! (146 comments)

I have eight (8) fracked gas wells less than 300ft from my house. I get nose bleeds all the time. I’m going to sue the hell out of the bastards!!! (nevermind my nose bleeds are due to allergies did I say that outloud???)

I don’t know how many of y’all have been to Texas but the wind is blowing constantly. Any emissions from these wells are well down the highway seconds after being released. The thought that they will linger enough to cause these health issues is ridiculous. More likely they are being affected by the dust kicked up by all the water trucks that come in and out taking away the water overflow from these wells. Instead of sueing the well owners in a 2-mile radius they need to go after the well owners 20-miles upwind...

The award will not survive appeal.

about 8 months ago
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Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Oracle burning bridges (163 comments)

It's a required personality trait to work there...

about 8 months ago
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Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Oracle burning bridges (163 comments)

Oracle should accept some losses and quietly make an amiable-as-possible exit. Why air dirty laundry about clients? Even if the State is partly to blame, being a loud asshole makes you less likely to get future gov't contracts.

You have no idea the level of arrogance that exists at Oracle...

about 8 months ago
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I expect to retire ...

bobthesungeek76036 As soon as possible (341 comments)

Can't wait to kiss ITIL, Six Sigma, and all that BS goodbye!!!

about 8 months ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Why stop there? (496 comments)

Like the car Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawk) drove in Daybreakers!

about 9 months ago
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Drone Pilot Wins Case Against FAA

bobthesungeek76036 Re:How did this go to trial? (236 comments)

1. Guy flies radio-controlled model plane. 2. ? 3. Guy is in court.

What happened a step 2?

From TFA: ...Pirker operated the aircraft within about 50 feet of numerous individuals, about 20 feet of a crowded street, and within approximately 100 feet of an active heliport at UVA, the FAA alleged. One person had to take "evasive measures" to avoid being struck by the aircraft, the agency said...

My guess is one of the "numerous individuals" whined to the Police/F.A.A.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

bobthesungeek76036 Racing games on Android phone (669 comments)

I play CSR Racing and CM Drag Racing on a daily basis.

about 10 months ago
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Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

bobthesungeek76036 I'd like to know how these journalists witnessed? (1038 comments)

I've witnessed an execution in the State of Ohio. At the Lucasville facility, there is a gallery of seats where the victims and inmates families and journalists sit/stand. There is a large window into the execution room that all the seats face. They pull the curtains after administering the drug and don't pull them back until the inmate is pronounced dead. Either they changed the procedure or these journalists are only reporting what those inside the room saw...

about a year ago
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Smart Toothbrush Aims For Better Brushing Habits

bobthesungeek76036 In other news... (102 comments)

Dental insurance on the rise for those without smart toothbrushes. Or those unwilling to upload their data to the insurance companies...

about a year ago
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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Pass 10% Market Share, Windows XP Falls Below 30%

bobthesungeek76036 Re:"Windows 8 is a piece of shit !" (470 comments)

It's fine if you disagree, but be so kind as to point me to an OS supporting roughly the same amount of hardware.

Strangely enough, I found out that my scanner wasn't supported anymore after I got a new machine with W8 on it. It worked just perfectly under XP, but under W8 the only choice is to throw it away (again: throw away a fully functional piece of hardware) and buy a newer one.

I think I'll try booting into a USB linux installation whenever I want to scan something.

Or you could install XP in a VirtualBox instance and not have to reboot when you want to scan something...

about a year ago
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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Pass 10% Market Share, Windows XP Falls Below 30%

bobthesungeek76036 Vista still ahead of 8.1! (470 comments)

If you look at the Dec 2013 data Vista has 3.61% share and WinDoze 8.1 has 3.60%. What's more amazing is that Vista's share went up between Nov 2013 and Dec 2013. Gotta love it!!!

about a year ago
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Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Someone else's problem (465 comments)

I guess I am saying that this timeline is "the original". If you buy in to my theory then no one can travel back and insert themselves into a timeline. One will fork immediately. I'm 54yo so no one has travelled back during my lifetime. Overlapping my life are my parents and their parents and so on. So for all of mandkind this timeline is "the original". The only way it is not is if someone travelled back in time before mandkind and altered time's course. I'm not going there...

about a year ago

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Sun/Oracle T5 servers; too late?

bobthesungeek76036 bobthesungeek76036 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

bobthesungeek76036 (2697689) writes "On March 26th, Larry Ellison and always with fashionable haircut John Fowler announced the new line of SPARC servers from Oracle. Touted as the fastest microprocessor in the world, they put up some impressive SPEC numbers against much more expensive (and older) IBM hardware. Is the industry still interested in SPARC or is it too late for Larry to regain the server market that Sun Microsystems had many moons ago?"
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Oracle going after Google again

bobthesungeek76036 bobthesungeek76036 writes  |  about 2 years ago

bobthesungeek76036 (2697689) writes "Oracle is not happy with Judge Alsup's May 2012 ruling in it's copyright infringment case against Google. This judge should rule over some copyright cases:

"So long as the specific code used to implement a method is different, anyone is free under the Copyright Act to write his or her own code to carry out exactly the same function or specification of any methods used in the Java API," Alsup wrote in his ruling. "It does not matter that the declaration or method header lines are identical. Duplication of the command structure is necessary for interoperability."

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