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What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?

drummerboybac Re: News for nerds? (254 comments)

The cross-country team in my high school was almost entirely nerds. Nerd != useless lazy sack of crap.

about a month and a half ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

drummerboybac Re: Anthropometrics (819 comments)

Except that for a lot of people, their company policy mandates that they buy the cheapest available seat. So you can't upgrade

about 2 months ago
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The American Workday, By Profession

drummerboybac Re: Seems good to me. (146 comments)

It's what I do in my company, so there is one who does it at least

about 3 months ago
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The American Workday, By Profession

drummerboybac Re: Seems good to me. (146 comments)

But in the scenario I'm talking about, it's during their workday, so it's not off hour work. PST, EST, GMT, and IST can pretty much set it up so that the outgoing shift overlaps a few hours with the incoming shift. Gives you 24 hour coverage, but keeps your support from working late at night, when people are less effective and more prone to mistakes.

about 3 months ago
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The American Workday, By Profession

drummerboybac Re: Seems good to me. (146 comments)

That's one reason to have a percentage of your tech support in places where it isn't a holiday, or at least spread the time zones out through North America and Europe as to minimize the number of hours worked on the holiday itself

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

drummerboybac That's always the case. (354 comments)

Quite the pet lover I see. Perhaps some fish filet is in order after the stir fry.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

drummerboybac Re: I have automated maintenances in the form of . (265 comments)

Most of these patches are happening on systems that are in some remote data center that's not in your physical office location anyway. So I see no difference connecting remotely to the servers from your house vs connecting remotely from your office

about 4 months ago
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The Oatmeal Convinces Elon Musk To Donate $1 Million To Tesla Museum

drummerboybac Re:conflict (78 comments)

Inman has never denied being kind of an asshole on occasion. If he wasnt, his comics wouldnt be as good as they are.

about 4 months ago
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Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic In London, Madrid, Berlin

drummerboybac Wrong amount (507 comments)

Meet our good friend the pipe
It can be used to, among other things,| seperate values, | Eh|

about 5 months ago
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You Are What You're Tricked Into Eating

drummerboybac Re: ipad? (499 comments)

It's not an excuse at all, but suggesting people who work 12 hour days aren't cooking due to boredom and the solution is to grab a tablet and watch tv while cooking is asinine. A better answer would be preparing large quantities of freezable meals earlier in the week to be used when time is short, and buying in bulk to defray costs.

about 7 months ago
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You Are What You're Tricked Into Eating

drummerboybac ipad? (499 comments)

The OP was talking about people who are working 2-3 jobs and dont have time to cook, and your solution is to take their $500 iPAD and watch pay TV while cooking?!? Talk about a lack of perspective.

about 7 months ago
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You Are What You're Tricked Into Eating

drummerboybac Ever priced healthful food out? (499 comments)

The most basic cable packages are like $20/month. or like 4 hours of work at minumum wage a month. $20 isnt going to buy healthful food for a family of 4 for more than a couple days a month. Most people are going to look at it as something like "I can have two or three days of healthy meals a month, and still eat crap the other 27 days or so, or I can just stick with my crap food, and actually have something to do between my 3 shitty jobs that leave me so tired I cant do anything but sit on a couch"

about 7 months ago
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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

drummerboybac Re: Informal poll (641 comments)

I run dual boot Ubuntu and RHEL 6.4 at work with 99% of the time being ubuntu. I use a Dell laptop running OS X 10.9.2 at home.

about 8 months ago
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A Third of Consumers Who Bought Wearable Devices Have Ditched Them

drummerboybac Split the difference (180 comments)

Or, you could use a pebble that syncs to your smartphone app, which gives you the benefit of not trying to awkwardly look at your arm or try to pull a smartphone out while running.

about 8 months ago
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A Third of Consumers Who Bought Wearable Devices Have Ditched Them

drummerboybac Re:Annoying cable wrangling (180 comments)

What about audiobooks or podcasts? Better than a book if you get motion-sick

about 8 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

drummerboybac Re:Hmmm... (983 comments)

I think you understimate this crowd somewhat. I'm 32 and I remember that, I'd guess that the majority of people here are at least 32.

about 8 months ago
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Ubuntu 14.04 Brings Back Menus In Application Windows

drummerboybac Re:Nice to have the choice (255 comments)

I gotta say thats a good point. I've been using unity as my UI at work and hadn't thought about the universal application list being missing. Is there something that can be installed to deal with that while still using Unity?

about 9 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

drummerboybac Re:Why? (2219 comments)

If you are going to claim it sucks, you need to enumerate at least SOME of the reasons you feel that way.

For example, why should a comment need a title if I am reply to a previous comment. If you want to give people a way to change the title easily one, but prepopulate it with Re: PREVIOUS TITLE, and everybody wins.

about 9 months ago
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AOL Reverses Course On 401K Match; CEO Apologizes

drummerboybac Re: Not so far wrong (123 comments)

I remember spending hours trying to get one file to actually send to a friends house via ZMODEM. AOL, or AppleLink Personal Edition if you want to go way way back, was much more accessible.

about 9 months ago

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Judge postpones webcast in BMG Music v. Tenenbaum

drummerboybac drummerboybac writes  |  more than 5 years ago

drummerboybac (1003077) writes "From the Boston Globe
The nation's first free live public webcast of a federal court hearing — one concerning a lawsuit by the US recording industry against a Boston University graduate student accused of downloading music illegally — has been postponed for a month.

Gertner denied the RIAA's request for a permanent stay but said in a ruling late Tuesday that postponing the hearing until Feb. 24 "will allow the First Circuit an opportunity to fully consider the petition before it.""

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Wii to have Pay to Play?

drummerboybac drummerboybac writes  |  more than 6 years ago

drummerboybac writes "It sounds like Nintendo's free online service may not be so free after all. This is coming from ign.com
"During a Game Developers Conference session called "Planning the Wii Menu" today, Nintendo's Takashi Aoyama announced a new Pay to Play program. This will be a new version of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (NWFC). Aoyama explained that NWFC will remain a free service, but forthcoming experiences will require users to pay a fee to enjoy. These services will fall under the new NWFC: Pay to Play program. Games that utilize the new service will feature a logo similar to the one used for NWFC but is orange and reads Pay to Play at the bottom."

Could this be a precursor to a possible Nintendo MMO?"

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