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Microsoft's Missed Opportunities: Memo From 1997

darkpixel2k Re:Too long (161 comments)

Microsoft ought to have presented screens showing a "house", with "rooms" that the user could go to containing familiar objects corresponding to computer applications – for instance, a desk with pen and paper, a checkbook, and other items. Clicking on the pen and paper would cause a crash, bluescreen, and so forth.

FTFY

about 5 months ago
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Nagios-Plugins Web Site Taken Over By Nagios

darkpixel2k Good Point (119 comments)

The article makes a good point. We need to ditch the threaded slashdot UI in favor of news articles being posted to a Bugzilla instance for comment (Or at the very least adding a moderation 'WORKSFORME')

about 10 months ago
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Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers

darkpixel2k Re:But seriously speaking ... (465 comments)

Imagine living in a more brutal time in our history. Someone in your neighborhood legitimately has "special" abilities, such as precognition. They would very likely be ostracized, ejected from the community, or killed

Wait, what? Shaman really is the world's oldest profession. We've been giving people who claim special powers added respect for so long and at such a basic level that making up woowoo nonsense is the oldest and most basic specialized trade of our species.

I thought prostitution or killing was the oldest profession...

about a year ago
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Out-of-the-Box, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Support TRIM On SSDs

darkpixel2k Re:TRIM not always good (133 comments)

"Don't take everything you read here too seriously."

When you're telling outright falsehoods, you'd better be prepared to get taken to task for it.

Like I said before, the thing about your mom changing the basement door locks was a joke. You're the one who went off into the woods talking about how your farming was superior or some such crap.

I notice you still can't come up with any counter-argument that has any rational factual basis, which is why you're trying to play the 'save face by making insults' game.

I'm not trying to save face. Like I said before, I made a joke. You thought it was in poor taste, and then started talking about farming. Everyone has their own sense of humor.

"Oh thank God I finally have a solution! All that sunlight that I was using up for my plants! I've heard rumors that due to my wasteful sunlight farming parts of Alaska actually have little or no sun for 6 months out of the year!!!11one1"

Now your sarcasm makes you look like a typical asshole with a lacking education.

"We're saved. All thanks to some dude posting on slashdot..."

Or you're screwed. I decide to hand this tech over to China, America's Ag. economy dies as it can no longer compete.

All of which I find irrelevant. I don't care what China does--short of landing on my doorstep with guns. I farm for my family and friends. Why do I need to invest in your solution for that? I'm sure it makes sense to large commercial growers, just not a small-time 'hobby' farmer in the middle of nowhere.

I'm not better than you, just smarter, more intelligent, and more driven.

Possibly. I am arguing with a troll on slashdot...

about a year ago
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Out-of-the-Box, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Support TRIM On SSDs

darkpixel2k Re:TRIM not always good (133 comments)

Your joke was pretty poor, and your arguments equally weak. Soil based farming is wasteful. It's proven. It is resource-intensive and uses more than what is truly needed. You're wasting your own resources and wallowing in your ignorance.

Your vague allusions about being better than me because you know some magical farming technology are pretty tiresome. Funny how you never mention what they are so anyone reading your comments can prove that you're 'superior'. My guess is you have no clue what you're talking about.

Your 'it's called a greenhouse' quip is out of line, too.

It's slashdot dude. Don't take everything you read here too seriously.

We make things grow without light - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZTikdxj8AI and that tech has recently been expanded into growing lettuces herbs, and more (and not typical lightless crops.)

Oh thank God I finally have a solution! All that sunlight that I was using up for my plants! I've heard rumors that due to my wasteful sunlight farming parts of Alaska actually have little or no sun for 6 months out of the year!!!11one1

We're saved. All thanks to some dude posting on slashdot... (Don't take those comments too seriously either.)

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

darkpixel2k Re:Enjoy it while you can... (308 comments)

wishing I had mod points...

There are also dimensions that don't include mod points.

about a year ago
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Out-of-the-Box, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Support TRIM On SSDs

darkpixel2k Re:TRIM not always good (133 comments)

Your method of cultivation is likely wasteful, polluting, and irresponsible.

How so? I own my land, I till my land, I plant on my land, and it feeds my family and there's usually enough to feed other families as well.

I can do it at 10% of the price you do, using 1/8 the land area, consuming between 60-90% less water, and a ~50% reduction in required fertilizers.

I use cow manure from a local auction house and no pesticides along with rainwater and water from my pond.

Because it's in a much smaller area, the requirement of machines for harvesting is gone.

Other than the rototiller and the pickup tuck I use to haul the manure, everything else is done by hand or with hand tools like a shovel and hoe

My production buildings can be entirely solar-powered, as well.

It's called a greenhouse. We're setting one up this spring.

Morocco, Australia, China, UK, Japan, USA, Brazil, all utilize my technology.

You invented the sun and rain?

Your seed stock, if not from Monsanto, or produced yourself, likely came from a building utilizing my technologies.

We try to avoid seeds from big commercial outfits, and try to buy as much from other local farmers as well.

Been on the BBC for the same tech.

Meh. What does any of this have to do with me joking about the locks on your mom's basement?

about a year ago
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Out-of-the-Box, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Support TRIM On SSDs

darkpixel2k Re:TRIM not always good (133 comments)

Trying to insult tends to fall flat when I'm one of the people responsible for your low food prices.

Eh? Who are you and how are you responsible for decreasing the price of the food I grow on my farm?

about a year ago
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Out-of-the-Box, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Support TRIM On SSDs

darkpixel2k Re:TRIM not always good (133 comments)

That's how I break into encrypted crap all the time.

The new locks your mom put on the basement door don't count.

about a year ago
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Out-of-the-Box, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Support TRIM On SSDs

darkpixel2k Re:Taking too long (133 comments)

I've been choosing btrfs through the debian installer for at least a couple of years now.

Dude you so have to try ZFS. It's aweso--

Yes, I know it's not as awesome as ZFS, but it still beats mdraid and lvm.

Oh--sorry. Got ahead of myself there. Good thing you stopped me in time.

about a year ago
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Why Internet Explorer Still Dominates South Korea.

darkpixel2k Re:Timmay! (218 comments)

I think 'editor' is entirely too charitable a term if they can't even proof-read the summary (or, last week, THE HEADLINE). 'Blind rubber-stampers' has a nice ring to it.

You've been fooled apparently. Spell checking is so 90s. Just post your document to Slashdot and it will be checked for grammar, spelling, and fact.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Permanent Preservation of Human Knowledge?

darkpixel2k RAIP (277 comments)

Redundant array of inexpensive planets

about a year and a half ago
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Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade

darkpixel2k Re:Helps but not a complete solution. (953 comments)

You can run Windows XP as a VM which is isolated from the internet through a firewall. That will probably help.

Unless your WinXP-reliant software is also needs access to the internet.

...or you have to upgrade hundreds of machines that *barely* supported Windows XP (think celeron w/ 512 MB RAM) to support Windows 7 *AND* virtualization...

about a year and a half ago
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Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade

darkpixel2k Re:Helps but not a complete solution. (953 comments)

Medicare billing. I have done several medical software installations, they all have a strong need for internet access for electronic transfer of medicare records.

You're lucky.

A client of mine is still required to dial up using a modem and HyperTerminal. They upload batches of billing data using zmodem, then download the results a few minutes later. I seriously with the government would get with the 90s and at least provide some sort of shitty web portal...

about a year and a half ago
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2012 Free Software Award Winners Announced

darkpixel2k Re:Conditions? (43 comments)

Many developers share that view. Many others do not. Is this really the time and place?

Really?

The time and place?

This is SLASHDOT!

about a year and a half ago
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'Gorilla Arm' Will Keep Touch Screens From Taking Over

darkpixel2k Re:Windows 8 Is Failing on It's Own (610 comments)

I use, "top leans to the left". So much so, that I can hardly say "backslash" without habitually adding the follow-up description.

Same problem with UNC paths.

I use a Das Keyboard you insensitive clod!

about 2 years ago
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McAfee May Have Been Captured

darkpixel2k Re:The twist... (148 comments)

... he was using a Linux laptop with ReiserFS the time of the murder.

Can we stop with the ReiserFS jokes already? The meme has been beaten to death.

about 2 years ago
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Huston Huddleston Wants You To Help Save the Star Trek TNG Set

darkpixel2k Re:24th Century (131 comments)

I wore Orion on my belt, which will be the style at the time.

That makes you a cat and means we should ignore you just on general principles.

...but on the Internet, no one knows you're a cat...right? Right?!? MEOW!

more than 2 years ago
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Huston Huddleston Wants You To Help Save the Star Trek TNG Set

darkpixel2k Re:Working Enterprise??? (131 comments)

True story, my sister, who is much more a trekkie than me, took her little girl to a convention. The little one got all excited on seeing a phaser on display, then was greatly disappointed after picking it up and discovering that it was not operational.

Well obviously it would have to be a non-functioning phaser. In the State of California it is illegal to put dangerous weapons in places where children can reach them.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Urges Businesses To Get Off XP

darkpixel2k New Headline (727 comments)

Headline should read: Microsoft urges business to give them more money

more than 2 years ago

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