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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

ebvwfbw Re: As Though The GOP (155 comments)

Oh come on. That's hardly a proof.

about three weeks ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

ebvwfbw Standard advice (481 comments)

Didn't your parents tell you to not be a dumbass if you are approached by Police? I mean this isn't hard. I'm white, and everyone I know was told this as well. You get smart, you may get a Mag flashlight across the head or worse. I know a guy that joked he had weed in his classic 1960s Mustang. They took it apart in a 7-eleven parking lot. No weed, no other contraband. He had to put it back together himself.

Act like a dumbass, suffer dumbass consequences. Nothing to do with you smart you are or your color.

about three weeks ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

ebvwfbw Re:Obligatory (481 comments)

Like everything in law, it depends. Most states have a compulsory ID law. You must present either your DL or an age of majority card. Failure to present ID could result in your arrest until they can determine if you are wanted or not. Contrary to popular belief, being black or another minority doesn't influence that decision. I know someone that was locked up over a weekend over that. After they showed them their ID, on Monday when they finally got it and they simply said - have a nice day. Have a nice fucking day? That didn't cut it.

Same advice the crazy leftists give their paid protesters. Make sure they have an ID when they go to protest.

about three weeks ago
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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

ebvwfbw What about the EU? (334 comments)

Last I knew they weren't even an official entity. The member states didn't agree via a vote to make them a legal entity. Maybe those votes in the 2000s didn't matter after all? I remember France rejected it, so did others.

about a month ago
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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

ebvwfbw Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (334 comments)

... New OWA is actually kinda nice.

You really think so? Have you been smoking pot? The 1990s called and they want their e-mail system back. I have to use it at work, it's a POS. Well to be honest, it would have to get better to even be a POS.

about a month ago
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Linux Foundation Comments On Microsoft's Increasing Love of Linux

ebvwfbw Re:Progress (162 comments)

Yea, office 365. Where I work they moved us to it over a lot of objections. All I can say is the 1990s called, they want their e-mail system back. What a POS. I'd love to give a year worth of office 365 service to my worst competitor. That should take care of 'em.

about a month ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

ebvwfbw Not so fast (588 comments)

Have to wonder how this will play out. Will this be Cigarettes take two? Get people hooked and now it's harmful to our health. Then the lawsuits. Any big corporation would be nuts to take it on.

Then of course we'll have the dumbasses smoking and driving, and so on.

about a month and a half ago
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Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You

ebvwfbw Cemeteries (468 comments)

Wonder if they'll be seeing how many people from the cemetaries voted for the Democrats. Mental capacity is about the same.

Hey it's funny, lighten up.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday

ebvwfbw Re:Bad idea (165 comments)

Should only be property owners voting. That's how it was supposed to be in the first place. People with skin in the game.

about a month and a half ago
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France Investigating Mysterious Drone Activity Over 7 Nuclear Power Plant Sites

ebvwfbw Useless regulation (128 comments)

They should have followed the US rules on that. No restriction over nuclear power plants. Not needed. They only hurt normally law abiding citizens. As for the drone - yawn.

about a month and a half ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

ebvwfbw Re:Holy War (863 comments)

I know... could be a captain obvious commercial. Be nice if they would get out of their mother's basement once in a while.

about 1 month ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

ebvwfbw Re:Sounds like Slashdot (306 comments)

Journalism isn't a competitive major. Any idiot can get in there. Then, the profs are usually way way leftist and perpetuate even more idiocy. Even back in the early 1980s when I was a student. Wasn't new then, either. Can't fix stupid.

about 1 month ago
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HP Unveils Industrial 3D Printer 10X Faster, 50% Cheaper Than Current Systems

ebvwfbw Re:What about the Linux drivers ? (111 comments)

Dude, why in the world are you messing with Centos 6? Ugh, cups in that thing is like 7 years old. Upgrade to 7 or Fedora. Not sure about the future of Cups ... Apple owns it now.

about 1 month ago
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

ebvwfbw Calm down guys (275 comments)

When they see a picture of a real man on the ladies Cell phone, they just can't believe it. Their genitalia isn't anywhere near that large, that's why they are cops. So they take the picture. Then share it.

Sometimes they come across a nude photo. I don't believe women are that dumb as to take nude photos of themselves. So prove me wrong.. I want to see those photos.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

ebvwfbw Re:Udev, gnome kde,... - again (522 comments)

Microsoft Windows is not built on open-source code that was created by the community. Microsoft owns Windows, Red Hat does not own Linux.

Linux is supposed to be the anti-MS, that is one thing that a lot of people like about Linux. Some users do not like being shoved around by an abusive monopoly: be it Microsoft or RedHat.

You're wrong about Linux being anti-MS. That's simply not true. It's the free version of Unix. We had Unix long before Microsoft. It was around when Bill Gates was just a page walking around the halls of the US Congress. Clearly Windows was a joke well up until 2000. Unix you had to pay a lot of money for. I remember those days. I actually had paid for copies of Unix. $350 if memory serves me. There was also SUN's version for about $80. Ran only on their hardware though. Absolutely loved it when freebsd and Linux came out. Windows was crap. MS-DOS was just $30 at the time.

RedHat isn't an abusive monopoly. Not sure who told you that. They give away a lot of software, probably stuff in your favorite distro that you though they wrote. They have made some decisions that were unpopular, however I realized they were making the right decision. I'm sure some people disagree, just the nature of things. Choice for choices sake isn't always a good thing.

Anyhow, here we are all over again. Now it's bsd/sysv/systemd. To me there really is no choice. Sooner or later everyone else will realize it but the people who refuse to admit they were wrong. Sometimes that's entertaining too. When they are just really, really, really wrong about something and everyone knows it.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

ebvwfbw Udev, gnome kde,... - again (522 comments)

Yet again, people who don't want to learn something different. They learned the old way (so get off their lawn). There is no question the old BSD and sysv stuff has served its purpose well. For the past 10-15 years I really wished the startup would do things better. There was no reason to cling to those old ways especially with the new hardware. None at all. New stuff makes sense and isn't that hard to learn. Tear yourself away from looking at porn or games for an evening and learn it. It won't hurt, I promise. RedHat has a man ( for dummies if that helps ) page here - https://fedoraproject.org/wiki... . For most of you that's all you'll ever need to know. For guys like me - http://0pointer.de/blog/projec... .

Never see these discussions with Microsoft. It's their way (or the highway), right or wrong (mostly wrong). I didn't like it either. Spend about an hour, learn it, enjoy.

about 2 months ago
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Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

ebvwfbw Re:Not only in Finland. (314 comments)

Hilarious indeed.

There is another option. If they don't accept the $100 bill, that's ok. They must let you take the merchandise or service and make arrangements with you at your convenience to repay that debt. You offered them legal tender.

They can also get out of it by allowing you to pay cash at a certain location. Just not there. For example if you are at an apartment complex and you want to pay your $1500 months rent, you can do that at our office that's in another state.

I never offer them that option. I offer them the "I'll repay it later" option. They take the $100 bill.

about 2 months ago
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Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

ebvwfbw Re:Not only in Finland. (314 comments)

Have you actually called the cops for that? I'll bet $100 you haven't.

Didn't call the cops, had him call his legal people. He took the $100 bill. Of course when you do that, they often call you the professor from then on.
I carry $100s. Beats the hell out of 5 $20s. Wish they had $500 and $1000 again. Buy something for 20-50K or something, that's a lot of paper. So stupid. It's not impacting the drug trade, clearly. Only hurts law abiding citizens.

about 2 months ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

ebvwfbw Standard exothermic reaction (986 comments)

concludes that the E-cat is "a device giving heat energy compatible with nuclear transformations, but it operates at low energy and gives neither nuclear radioactive waste nor emits radiation. From basic general knowledge in nuclear physics this should not be possible. Nevertheless we have to relate to the fact that the experimental results from our test show heat production beyond chemical burning, and that the E-Cat fuel undergoes nuclear transformations.

Gee, could it be a standard exothermic chemical reaction?
Of course it is. Move along, no scientific discovery to look at here. When you get a fusion reaction, there's a Hellovalota energy given off. Not impressed.

about 2 months ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

ebvwfbw Re:Ok, but (580 comments)

From whom? I was told many years ago by a retired agent who gave a talk at my high school's career day that their unofficial policy was to not hire anyone *under* the age of 30, because they wanted you to have several years of practical experience in some related field before they would consider you for a position.

Looked it up - https://www.fbijobs.gov/114.as...
23 less than X less than 37.

Doesn't matter, I'm still well over a decade to old.

about 2 months ago

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