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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

drinkypoo Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (370 comments)

MSNBC even admits that they are extreme leftists and that they're proud of it.

MSNBC claims to be extreme leftists, and you lap it up. Stop believing everything the television tells you, it will help.

1 hour ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

drinkypoo Re:how many small businesses has Obama killed? (128 comments)

Are republicans so stupid that they can not see it's a Republican system?

Their memories are simply that short. That's how they forget that none of their interests have been served by their elected politicians, and proceed to re-elect them.

Here in California, however, we re-relected Jerry Brown. That's very like re-electing Marion Berry. Heh heh heh.

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Charity Promotes Covert Surveillance App For Suicide Prevention

drinkypoo Re:Bullshit (63 comments)

Either we want absolute liberty and privacy, OR we want a nanny-state,

Hmm. I'm not seeing that. Perhaps you should work on your debating skills and not employ such easily dismissed false dichotomies?

Congratulations, you just attacked a straw man. Desire vs. conclusion. HTH.

1 hour ago
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Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40

drinkypoo Re:If lack of security updates didn't kill IE 6... (40 comments)

Of course, those in the know should cancel their citi accounts.

this is true anyway. Citibank is pure fucking evil. Sadly, they were my only choice for a lender when I got a student loan.

1 hour ago
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New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

drinkypoo Re:Abrupt, but like 100 years abrupt? (82 comments)

Instead we have left-wing idiots protesting oil pipelines, because that's where the donation dollars come from.

so just to be clear, you are in favor of oil pipelines? which commit a valdez or a deepwater every so many days or so?

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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

drinkypoo Re:Camps mixed up (128 comments)

And then you have a tiny minority of the super rich, who are strongly favored by right-leaning policies, asking the government to tax them more...

FTFY. For every Warren Buffet there's a hundred fucks who won't cough up a dime unless you punch them in the gut.

2 hours ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

drinkypoo Re:Redistribution (128 comments)

This particular income redistribution plan is only different in that income is redistributed to the poor instead of the rich.

And it is no different in that income is redistributed from the middle class instead of the rich.

2 hours ago
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Slashdot Asks: Appropriate Place For Free / Open Source Software Artifacts?

drinkypoo Re:Figure out which ones are rare and/or special (41 comments)

Recyled as . . . an artifical hill ?

The electronic doodads get shipped off to be broken down. The stuff made of paper gets turned into more paper. Even some of the stupid figurines are marked for recycling.

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Australian Gov't Tries To Force Telcos To Store User Metadata For 2 Years

drinkypoo Re:Yea no... (55 comments)

No... think of it this way, the network between your DSL modem and "the internet" is not an IP network. It's all hardware.

Okay, but isn't it keeping track of which MAC the IP was given to, anyway? So ultimately, isn't there a mapping of IP to CPE?

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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

drinkypoo Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (370 comments)

Who gives a damn about what is right or left in the rest of the world, eh?

Yeah, what could we possibly learn from the rest of the world? We know everything!

That isn't germane to the conversation here.

You can't possibly believe that, can you? You must be trolling. Because if not, the alternative is that you are a gigantic idiot. Wait, I've seen your posting history. You may not be trolling. But if you aren't, your use of the word germane in this context may be the funniest thing I've seen all year.

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Slashdot Asks: Appropriate Place For Free / Open Source Software Artifacts?

drinkypoo Figure out which ones are rare and/or special (41 comments)

Figure out before you try to get rid of them which knickknacks and giveaways are actually special somehow. Take all the other ones, put them into bags, and take them down to the your local landfill for recycling. Now put the valuable ones on eBay, perhaps in one or more lots divided by brand. Not expecting to get any notable money, but that would be a nice side effect. It's just a nice way to handle getting paid for shipping, really.

Nobody wanted most of that shit when it was new. It has never ceased to amaze me how an industry which literally creates XL and 2XL customers will have 2000 size M tee shirts made, and 200 size XL, and 0 size 2XL. I've had to see some horrifyingly hairy midriffs in various technical departments.

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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

drinkypoo Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (370 comments)

I don't know if I would say far left, but msnbc is most certainly a left leaning channel.

Sure, for the USA. But there's plenty more to the left of MSNBC in the world. It's just not well-represented in American media.

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Hacking Team Manuals: Sobering Reminder That Privacy is Elusive

drinkypoo Re:Marketing material (34 comments)

I'm no expert but this will fall into the wrong hands at some point, (if it hasn't already)

didn't you RTFS? It's already in the hands of law enforcement agencies.

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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

drinkypoo Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (370 comments)

Seriously? You thank Rachel Maddow, and Al Sharpton are centrists??

Moving the goalposts, from network to individuals. MSNBC is more than Maddow and Sharpton. Logical fallacy detected, comment invalidated.

Oh look, it's only been 1 minute since I last posted a comment. Slashdot is shitting on itself again.

yesterday
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Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw

drinkypoo Re:php sucks (69 comments)

Javascript sucks. Perl is perfect!

If only mod_perl weren't such a motherbitch, perl would be perfect.

yesterday
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Australian Gov't Tries To Force Telcos To Store User Metadata For 2 Years

drinkypoo Re:Yea no... (55 comments)

Now, cable companies are different. I can't really speak to them. They work more like an old Bus network and the COAX is like a big antenna everyone shares

Cable works with line cards in a head end, the line cards connect out to up converters which connect out to the physical network. The IP gets assigned directly to your CM via MAC, as you say. But some of these guys do use reserved networks, and some don't.

yesterday
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Australian Gov't Tries To Force Telcos To Store User Metadata For 2 Years

drinkypoo Re:Yea no... (55 comments)

but if you want to know what IP they had at 12:45:01 on friday the 26th, you also have to know all of that intermediary equipment info to make the link.

Shouldn't it be enough to know the IP, the date, and to have the notes on the network at the time? Are you using duplicate IP addresses within your network?

yesterday
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Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw

drinkypoo Re:Valuable lesson learned (69 comments)

Now 100% of my projects are in my custom CMS where obfuscation is the rule.

So now instead of many eyes on your CMS, there are only yours? People who keep up with their updates don't really have to worry about this. I used to check my site status page daily, but I noticed that I get notified of all the major Drupal patches by Slashdot, which is handy.

yesterday
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Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw

drinkypoo Re:PHP (69 comments)

While the responsibility for this rests with Drupal, they were set up by another strange design decision of PHP: The fact that arrays are also hashtables and vice-versa. There are *tons* of these strange design decisions in PHP.

That one, at least, seems designed to copy a feature of perl, and therefore it's completely understandable...

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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

drinkypoo Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (370 comments)

But really....I watch a swath of new channels from the right (Fox) to the far left (MSNBC) and the more moderate ones....and try to get my own sense of balance between all of them.

heh heh MSNBC far left HAHAHAHAHAHA

This is what you get when you depend on video for news, you can think that centrists are leftists

yesterday

Submissions

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Supermicro fails at IPMI, leaks admin passwords

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 4 months ago

drinkypoo (153816) writes "Zachary Wikholm of Security Incident Response Team (CARISIRT) has publicly announced a serious failure in IPMI BMC (management controller) security on at least 31,964 public-facing systems with motherboards made by SuperMicro: "Supermicro had created the password file PSBlock in plain text and left it open to the world on port 49152." These BMCs are running Linux 2.6.17 on a Nuvoton WPCM450 chip. An exploit will be rolled into metasploit shortly. There is already a patch available for the affected hardware."
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UK court sanctions Apple for non-compliance

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 2 years ago

drinkypoo writes "Per PJ over on Groklaw as always, "Since Apple did not comply with the order in its estimation, adding materials that were not ordered and in addition were "false", the judges ordered Apple to pay Samsung's lawyers' fees on an indemnity basis, and they add some public humiliation". And per the judge, "what Apple added was false and misleading". Your move, Apple."
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Empirical evidence of anthropogenic global warming

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

drinkypoo writes ""an analysis of high resolution spectral data allowed scientists to quantitatively attribute the increase in downward radiation to each of several greenhouse gases (Evans 2006). The results lead the authors to conclude that "this experimental data should effectively end the argument by skeptics that no experimental evidence exists for the connection between greenhouse gas increases in the atmosphere and global warming.""
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Scientology proven false... by their counsel

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 3 years ago

drinkypoo (153816) writes ""In one very interesting moment, Davis said, 'Of course, if it's true that Mr. Hubbard was never injured during the war, then he never did heal himself using Dianetics principles, then Dianetics is based on a lie, and then Scientology is based on a lie. The truth is that Mr. Hubbard was a war hero.' And the way he phrased that, that everything depended on whether Hubbard had sustained these injuries and healed himself was like a wager on the table." And to drive the point home, "And [a researcher] had inquired about Howard D. Thompson, this lieutenant commander that supposedly signed this notice of separation. And the archivist at the time said they had thoroughly researched the roles of Navy officers at the time, and there was no such person.""
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Journals

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OMFG it's "rein in" seriously WTFBBQ

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 4 months ago

Lately, I'm seeing more and more "reign in" on Slashdot and I've got to say, I'm disappointed.

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2+ port router+asterisk server?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 5 months ago

I need a new system on which to run asterisk, bonus points if I don't have to configure it from scratch. I'd like to spend less than $200 (ideally I'd pick up something used if necessary for $100) but I have storage devices available, whether CF, SD, USB, or what have you. It can have wireless, but it doesn't have to because I have a routerboard for that. I have found my pogoplugs to be unreliable at best.

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nosupportlinuxhosting fail

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

I decided to try out nosupportlinuxhosting but they appear to have suspended hyperlogos.org without notice or explanation. I sure hope I don't have to issue a chargeback, that would be stupid. I'm already waiting for Amazon to process two returns that have been sitting around at their facilities for weeks.

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This website has gone to shit

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

I'm not talking about the content, that has always been shit
I'm talking about what happens when I try to modify my relationships.

OK

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, admin@slashdot.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at slashdot.org Port 80

Of course I reported the error. Of course I never heard back. Now I'm seeing it again.
Slashdot is basically unusable without friends/foes lists.

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If you require Javascript, you are incompetent or evil

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Subject says it all. If I can't read your content without javascript, either you are an idiot, or you're evil, or you're an evil idiot.

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Users opt in, but they don't opt out

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Google will tell you that their collection of "anonymous" location statistics is opt-in. That is, technically, true. However, on Gingerbread it is not opt-out. Once turned on, there is no option to disable it, that was added later. That, or I have forgotten all I once knew about google-fu. I can find how to change your mind about this on ICS, but not on GB.

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Slashdot Achievements Leaderboards?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

I became curious (about Slashdot achievements, silly) and searched to no avail. Anyone have any clue?

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Keep it coming, mod trolls

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3436185&cid=42803807
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3436175&cid=42803841
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3430839&cid=42803897
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3436185&cid=42804399

I can afford it.

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I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Modtrolls troll mod. Film at eleven.

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3428941&cid=42771455
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3428941&cid=42771437
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3426877&cid=42770781
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3427061&cid=42770777
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3427083&cid=42770769

Pretty sure this time I offended an iFanboi.

Too bad you can't tag things "slashdot"

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Bring it on, bitches

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 2 years ago

Every time I get a modtroll I get validation. Here are the five comments in question, all downmodded in a row by someone too lazy to even spread out their punitive moderation.

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3411745&cid=42715053
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3412111&cid=42714885
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3412141&cid=42714871
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3412263&cid=42714843
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3412263&cid=42714801

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Internet Bravery

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 2 years ago

I should very much like to demand satisfaction from people who are badly in need of correction. Namely, those who use insults against me in lieu of argument. (I am not above answering insult with insult, of course.) When are we going to get internet VR boxing, so that I can realistically challenge some random dipshit who talks a lot of shit to a boxing match and announce his cowardice should he decline?

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Moderation works?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 2 years ago

Well, some mod douchewaffle spent all his points on me because I'm anti gun control. I heart slashdot.

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Android for Raspberry Pi

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 2 years ago

More or less every day I visit the Raspberry Pi home page to see if there is any new information on when the allegedly-mostly-working Android 4 will be released, and every day there isn't. As far as I know, Broadcom is the holdup. This does not give me confidence in Broadcom...

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What can be done about the Microsoft astroturfers?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Is there indeed anything we can do about the new cadre of Microsoft astroturfers with modpoints? Is it just time to finally give up. I can't imagine that they haven't actually paid their way in.

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Good large-format inkjet with continuous inking?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I am looking for a large-format inkjet with continuous inking that is suitable for printing poster prints and the like. Ideally it would have both Linux and Windows support, preferably through a standard protocol, but this is not an absolute necessity. What IS a necessity is the ability to install a continuous inking system for making these large prints, and being able to change inks. I am biased towards Epson or Canon but I want good advice, not just biased.

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Copyright

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Copyright is not a natural right, and if it had been instituted in its current form (denial of copying, as opposed to forced copying) two thousand years earlier we'd probably be at least a thousand years behind where we are now.

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Strategy games that don't cheat?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

OK, I know AI is hard (no pun intended) but are there any strategy games out there that don't cheat on any but the lowest levels? Haven't tried Civ V yet, but IV is just another case of easy easy easy IMPOSSIBLE to me... I just can't muster the interest to outsmart a computer program written to cheat against me.

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Continuous servos?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I want some continuous servos. Should I buy or hack? What's good to buy if I just want to do that? Double-BB and metal gear would both be nice.

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