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I expect to retire ...

christianT Re:Free rides are over (341 comments)

Buy guns and ammunition. Even harder to argue with those.

about 4 months ago

Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

christianT Re:It wasn't just private opinion. (824 comments)

A company's products are the public face of a company, not the CEO. Until this whole debacle I hadn't a clue who the CEO of Mozilla is or ever has been. What I knew of Mozilla was that they made a pretty darn good web browser among other things. The CEO is there to make sure they keep making a good browser and that the employees are taken care of. If the browser goes to crap or the employees are being mistreated, then he should be ousted.

about 5 months ago

$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

christianT Re:To be fair... (653 comments)

My entire life until I was introduced to Fluke, multi-meters were black. A quick google image search brings up lots of yellow multi-meters that aren't by Fluke, but most of them are quite apparently NOT by Fluke and you can tell at a glance. No grey face plate, different color of yellow. The one this story refers to is a very clear Fluke knock-off attempt.

about 5 months ago

$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

christianT Re:To be fair... (653 comments)

I would have to agree with you on that. The summary refers to the Sparkfun multi-meter as "yellowins-orange" but in the picture it looks strikingly like the yellow that fluke uses. The grey face is pretty darn close to the grey Fluke uses too. I'd like to see a side by side comparison photo.

about 5 months ago

Sleep Is the Ultimate Brainwasher

christianT Like so many computer programs... (210 comments)

Humans suffer from major memory leaks and must be shut down periodically due to poor garbage collection.

about 10 months ago

Saudi Cleric Pummeled On Twitter For Claiming Driving Damages Women's Ovaries

christianT Re:You can't judge (408 comments)

What is your basis for defining what is moral vs. immoral?

about 10 months ago

Supreme Court Decides Your Silence May Be Used Against You

christianT Re:wtf (662 comments)

I don't think the Bill of Rights refers to any of the rights therein as inalienable (or unalienable for that matter) The Declaration of Independence only lists "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" as unalienable. I think we may have managed to give those up too when our country decided to throw out the first half of that sentence.

about a year ago

On Daylight Savings Time:

christianT Re:Oh I just love (475 comments)

Just stop feeding the cat entirely. In about 3 weeks, he will stop bothering you.

... because he will have killed and eaten you.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?

christianT Re:Here ya go.. (422 comments)

Yes, put your server room below grade that way when you get that unprecedented torrential rain storm the flood waters will keep all your server gear nice and cool so it operates at peak performance. Yes that is a good idea.

about 2 years ago

Could a Category 5 Hurricane Take Down East Coast Data Centers?

christianT Re:Category 5 Hurricane (214 comments)

I'm glad you said that. It was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the headline too. I'm also glad you got first post with it. This made my day.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Low Cost Way To Maximize SQL Server Uptime?

christianT Re:Amazon RDL (284 comments)

The cloud isn't a catchall solution to every problem.

Say it ain't so!

more than 2 years ago

Nokia To Cut 10,000 Jobs and Close 3 Facilities

christianT A sad day... (350 comments)

It's a shame to see Nokia falling apart. It was not long ago that they had the very promising n900. I was all ready to buy one of those until I found out that it wasn't available on my carrier of choice, and in fact the only carriers it was available on in my area were the ones with the poorest coverage.

more than 2 years ago

World IPv6 Launch Day Underway

christianT Re:It will be a pain in the ass to remember... (236 comments)

You are welcome to leave at any time. We won't be sad to see you go. I heard McDonalds is hiring burger flippers. You may be qualified for that.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Snubs Security Firm That Spotted Mac Botnet

christianT Re:Mac's don't get malware (409 comments)

+1 funny... Wish I had mod points...

more than 2 years ago

Conservatives' Trust In Science Has Fallen Dramatically Since Mid-1970s

christianT Re:I don't think so. (1128 comments)

What does sex education have to do with science? Just curious...

more than 2 years ago

Marketing Agency Uses Homeless As Wi-Fi Hotspots

christianT Re:Ah yes, (267 comments)

It is only socialist or communist when done by the government. By definition a private citizen or organization cannot be socialist or communist. Those two words imply a governing body forcefully taking resources from some and giving them to others.

more than 2 years ago

White House Refuses To Comment On Petition To Investigate Chris Dodd

christianT Re:Dying from lack of surprise... (765 comments)

Joe Sixpack doesn't care as long as the corrupt politicians continue to raise someone else's taxes and give the money to him so he can go out and buy another sixpack.

more than 2 years ago

Ubuntu 12.04 To Include Head-Up Display Menus

christianT The concept... (449 comments)

...sounds good. That is almost the way I work now on windows or linux. On windows I more often than not hit (windows) + R to get the run box and then type the name of the .exe I want to run. On Ubuntu, it is (alt) + (f2) and type a command. I for one hope our Ubuntu overlords pull this off.

more than 2 years ago



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