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Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

defective_warthog good idea (450 comments)

Seems like a good idea to me.
The theif didn't have to raise his gun at a cop. Who wouldn't shoot at someone pointing a gun at them?

about 4 months ago

30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

defective_warthog spelling (1110 comments)


about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Gifts For a 90-Year-Old, Tech-Savvy Dad?

defective_warthog do something (211 comments)

Just do something together. He doesn't see you very often.

about a year ago

When I see gov't CCTV cameras, I think:

defective_warthog where's the next one (381 comments)

Then think about techniques to disable the "beast".

about 2 years ago

Motorola's Whacked Lapdock Can Make Raspberry Pi Base

defective_warthog Disappointed and Using a Webtop Now (52 comments)

I'm in the process of relocating and have been using my Droid4 with the Lapdock made for the Bionic as my only non 4 inch screen internet access device. It will likely be another two weeks until I can get my PC's back online. I paid $120 for the lapdock, much less than a new laptop. The phones could definately use more RAM; that would improve the performance. Also when VZW rolled out ICS the Webtop went to crap without Firefox and Flash. Of course I've installed those. I only trusted the motel computers to print out files that I downloaded to the phone and then moved to a USB stick using the lapdock. Three weeks in West Virginia and I have found a decent place to live and a union carpenter job. Don't fuck with me, I build your house your office.....

about 2 years ago

I found my current job through ...

defective_warthog fell into it (239 comments)

Because a guy died and I got his job.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: I Want To Read More. Should I Get an eBook Reader Or a Tablet?

defective_warthog changing habits (415 comments)

Is not going to rest on the purchace of a device. If you want to read more you will find a way to read more. My preferance is books; the search function provided by my brain becomes more powerful with each use. Buy your device and read the fine manual. -off reading to the spousal unit from a book we read together nearly twenty years ago...

more than 2 years ago

Slashdot Asks: Beating the Summer Heat?

defective_warthog Re:Shemagh/Keffiyeh. (421 comments)

old school carpenter: we call this tying wet rags around your head and neck. I've done it for years and didn't know how to market it. Darn.

more than 2 years ago

Slashdot Asks: Beating the Summer Heat?

defective_warthog Winston Roofing (421 comments)

I live in 27106. I've been working on a roof in Advance, NC. We start at 6-6:15 am. I fiigure +30 for temp on the roof over air temp. My crew is off the roof before it gets really hot. I think most US people are a bit spoiled; no ac, oh splinters on my deck, my pet is severe_condition, sometimes i hear my_child has severe_condition, will there be dust? Geez lady! I am going to change out your front door! Of course there is going to be dust! And Yes the dreadful outside air is going to come inside your house! This is July so hot air will be going in; I can wait for it to rot out some more and do it the second week of November; just before Thanksgiving, that would be nice. I left my back door, to the house, open twice this week. Kids, go get your knees scrapped, get some sketter bites, catch some lightening bugs. Humans can and do adjust; I think I'll go outside now. -mark the carpenter

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Deal With Roving TSA Teams?

defective_warthog donuts... (1059 comments)

Seriously; next time walk through with a box of donuts, well maybe two times...once they get to know you they will leave you alone.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Science Sights To See?

defective_warthog Natural Bridge (363 comments)

in Virginia; explain to me how that thing got there.

more than 2 years ago

China Building Gigantic Structures In the Desert

defective_warthog labor costs (412 comments)

Whatever it is it was built with really cheap labor.

more than 2 years ago

Loudspeakers around my home:

defective_warthog Loudspeaker has many definitions. (135 comments)

Does the author of the poll mean a public address system or any electronic speaker or a human that speaks loudly? Slashdot polls continue to decline in overall quality. I'd rank this poll a -1 for lack of clarity.

more than 2 years ago

Regarding timezones: I would rather live ...

defective_warthog silly poll (359 comments)

another silly poll.

about 3 years ago

The Linux Counter Relaunches

defective_warthog silly (113 comments)

really a silly counter. I started in '98. I have had many computers since that first one so exactly what are the counting?

about 3 years ago

Do you take a print newspaper at home?

defective_warthog cost cutting (316 comments)

canceled the local paper as a cost cutting measure in '08 after a layoff; I miss reading the comics at lunch. still can't afford to subscribe.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Living Without Internet At-Home Access?

defective_warthog Re:Reference Materials (462 comments)

Library; it takes forever to get on one the computers at my local branch but they have a bunch of books. It comes free with your property taxes.

Board games: chess, checkers, monopoly, an old Avalon Hill wargame. I'll sell you a copy of "1776". Cards.

Buy copies of the books you refer to most often at the library.

more than 3 years ago

7 Days In Email Hell

defective_warthog Re:I don't remember those 90s... (213 comments)

yeah for 30 days until i had another. First pc was in '97 my second address is still "active" as a spam catcher.

more than 3 years ago

Among the Costs of War: $20B In Air Conditioning

defective_warthog Money (409 comments)

slashdot is _just_ now picking up this story!

These wars are being fought to keep people working which makes money for who? It's not about terrorism, it IS about MONEY.

Who makes those air conditioners? Who makes those generators? Who makes the bullets, mortar rounds, etc.? The US has what a million or so in uniform (who makes the uniforms?), it IS about the MONEY.

War is generally good for the economy but not so good for those being shot at on both sides.

How to have a good economic environment without killing each other has been and will continue to be an essential problem to solve.

more than 3 years ago


defective_warthog hasn't submitted any stories.



My Ubuntu Journey

defective_warthog defective_warthog writes  |  more than 3 years ago

has ended.

I started with 5.04. I'll end with 11.04.

For me it is like running winvista on a win98 box. I have never been a win user. Linux only since 98.

Guess I'll go back to debian.

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