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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

charliebear Re:Viva La XP! (641 comments)

I have a Tandy 1000 but I upgraded the memory with a Zuckerboard so I could play BC's Quest for Tires

about 10 months ago

Texas Rangers Use Internet To Breathe New Life Into Cold Case Homicides

charliebear Re:grammar police (73 comments)

That's a breathe of fresh air.

about 2 years ago

University of Minnesota Launches Review Project For Open Textbooks

charliebear Old News (133 comments)

Everybody knows that if you don't open your textbook, it is easier to return as new at the end of the semester. This is just a ploy by the bookstore to foil my plot to save money.

more than 2 years ago

Japanese Guts Are Made For Sushi

charliebear Re:Am i missing something? (309 comments)

I'm not a biologist nor in any sense of the word am I qualified to answer your question. However, I feel that I might be able to lend some perspective on that matter that might otherwise be useful in gaining a firmer level of comprehension on the issue at hand.

Onto the question regarding the transfer of some of the bacteria from mother to child I'm almost certain that someone may be able to shed some light on this puzzle.

As noted earlier, I'm almost nearly certain that I am in no way shape or form the person who could assist in this conundrum.

Don't hesitate to ask should you require further assistance.

I wonder if the mom's in Japan test out the baby's bottles with their mouths to see if they are too hot. That might explain bacteria transfer.

more than 4 years ago

BlackBerry Outages Across North America

charliebear Re:Christmas Shopping now? Um... No. (284 comments)

Actually, Blackberry has been advertising frequently lately, and if you were thinking of buying one for a Christmas present, and hear about the outage.... maybe you reconsider.

more than 5 years ago

The Trial of Terry Childs Begins

charliebear Re:Why is this guy being treated as a Martyr to IT (502 comments)

It's quite a stretch to say he had stolen the entire network. In fact, it's absolutely false. They could have done a hard admin reset on the routers and affected systems and been back in complete control of them. They chose not to, for various legitimate reasons, but the network remained in the possession of the legitimate owners.

Using the door analogy, what if he was a custodian, changed all the locks, kept all the keys, refused to give them to the owners? Sure they could hire a locksmith to change all the locks, but why should they?

more than 5 years ago

AU Government To Build "Unhackable" Netbooks

charliebear I can disable RFID on this easily (501 comments)

Just pop the netbook in the microwave for 30 seconds on high. RFID gone!

more than 5 years ago

FBI Investigating Mystery Laptops Sent to US Governors

charliebear Stop being so paranoid (329 comments)

A likely explanation is that somebody either stole a credit card or cards or somehow ordered them fraudulently and is using this as a smokescreen. Send 10 laptops to 10 governors. Send 10 to random people including yourself. Profit! Or else an employee at one of the offices is in on it and wanted to cover themselves by sending them out to other offices.

more than 5 years ago

First Floating Wind Turbine Buoyed Off Norway

charliebear Re:Am I off base (265 comments)

For suggesting that a measure of tidal power could be harvested as well here? After all, kites can be used to harvest power through the tension exerted on their cables, if I'm correct. Similarly, these turbines are going to be tethered, right? How about it?

Kites harvest power with keys tied to their strings, not tension.

more than 5 years ago

Buying a Domain From a Cybersquatter

charliebear Obvious Solution (800 comments)

Just wait until it expires, then swoop in and register it. /then email the squatter and ask them if they want to buy it back

more than 5 years ago

How To Store Internal Hard Drives?

charliebear Re:ask mom (393 comments)

Fireproof safes have a nasty habit of having little or no ventilation, so be extra careful about humidity. Store some paper in with your drives and the moisture will leech out and condensate in those static bags.

more than 5 years ago

Verizon.net Finally Moving Email To Port 587

charliebear Re:Opportunity (195 comments)

Clueless users use webmail

more than 5 years ago

Simple Device Claimed To Boost Fuel Efficiency By Up To 20%

charliebear Re:Easy way to massively improve fuel consumption (674 comments)

plenty of european and japanese cars already feature such a device.

Some American cars have had "instant fuel economy" readouts as an option for many years. I know the 1992 Lincoln Town car had this as an option. Of course it still got 12 miles per gallon, but at least you knew about it.

more than 6 years ago


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