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Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Oracle burning bridges (154 comments)

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

yesterday
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Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Oracle burning bridges (154 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...

yesterday
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I expect to retire ...

bobthesungeek76036 As soon as possible (221 comments)

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

2 days 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 two weeks 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 a month and a half 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 2 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
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Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Missing methodology (465 comments)

Wouldn't that be "1.21 jiggawatts"?

about 3 months ago
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Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers

bobthesungeek76036 Someone else's problem (465 comments)

I'm pretty much convinced that if one travels back in time, you would be by default in a different time continuum. Your mere presence in a past time would alter it such it will be forked from our own time line. So our "internet" will be oblivious to said time travelers. You would have to figure out a way to search all time lines "internets" to find such evidence. Good luck with that...

about 3 months ago
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I decorate my dwelling for the winter holidays ...

bobthesungeek76036 I used to do it up big (199 comments)

I didn't quite rival my friend Alek but I had quite a display. But a few years ago I fell off my house taking down my lights. Broken pelvis and dissintegrated rotator-cuff later I no longer do Christmas lights. I'm reliquenshed to yard decorations only.

about 4 months ago
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Open Source Add-on Rewrites the User Interface of IE11

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Why not on the side? (86 comments)

I'm still confused why everyone insists on dumping the menus and buttons on the TOP of the browser window. Web site design, for various reasons, tends to follow a fairly vertical layout: You scroll up and down to get at more content, with little to no side-to-side scrolling. Our screens, on the other hand, tend toward horizontal layouts, with aspect ratios getting increasingly wide.

It makes no sense for us to put menu bars at the top when we could put them at the right hand side, and the content in a narrower, taller window. We'd see more relevant content on our web pages, it keeps the tabs closer to the scroll bar, and minimize/maximize/close buttons are close by as well. Vertical pixels are valuable. Horizontal ones are cheap. Make the buttons and tabs use cheap pixels, please.

Unless your coding a browser where you want a consistent UI on a mobile device as well where horizontal pixels are far more precious...

about 4 months ago
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Rough Roving: Curiosity's Wheel Damage 'Accelerated'

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Sad. (157 comments)

How far has this thing managed to go now? Couple miles?

Tires are stupid anyway. Hey, news flash, PhD eggheads... try these things called "tracks". I'm pretty sure they'll work on Mars...

There would probably be a weight issue with tracks...

about 4 months ago
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On the subject of robots ...

bobthesungeek76036 Re:Relationship (318 comments)

Amen. Cherry2000 was the first thing I thought of when I saw this poll. Pamela Gidley is frickin' hot!

about 5 months ago
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I'd rather be spied on by ...

bobthesungeek76036 FSB (Russia) of course (324 comments)

Anna Chapman can spy on me anytime! %)

about 5 months ago

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Sun/Oracle T5 servers; too late?

bobthesungeek76036 bobthesungeek76036 writes  |  1 year,22 days

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 a year 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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