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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

fizzer06 Re:Come on guys (562 comments)

College might require some effort, so "F" THAT!

The world may burn but I got a free cell phone! /sarc

about two weeks ago

US CTO Tries To Wean the White House Off Floppy Disks

fizzer06 Re:She is an advisor (252 comments)

Tell me more of these dancing pigs.

I am intrigued.

about three weeks ago

Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

fizzer06 Re:Can't DRM or Root Kit Vinyl (278 comments)

I remember, when I was a child, my Mom had a collection of 78 rpm recordings. Those were made of a hard material, shellac lacquer I think. You could break them, but they didn't hardly warp.

Then came the soft vinyl 33 rpm albums, followed by even softer vinyl ones. DRM was inherent in that they didn't last unless you were obsessive in the care and handling.

I hate record companies.

about three weeks ago

Extracting Data From the Microsoft Band

fizzer06 Re:Decompiled the app? (51 comments)

his firstborn daughter's virginity

Cosby already stole that.

about a month ago

Civil Rights Groups Divided On Net Neutrality

fizzer06 Shakedown (127 comments)

Give Jackson money and he'll go away.

about a month and a half ago

More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

fizzer06 Re:Wat? (209 comments)

Yes, don't they always blame the victim?

about 3 months ago

White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

fizzer06 Borders (352 comments)

Memo to White House: how about tending to our Ebola problem for right now, okay?

about 3 months ago

City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

fizzer06 Re:Boom in the EU = Boom in Redmond (249 comments)

I use Windows XP as much as I can. I have a lighhouse puppy 4.1.2rc1 with Mariner(KDE 3.5) linux boot disk when I really have to get shit done - like erase recycled or system volume information, or other locked files, also resizing partitions with windows on it - but I use windows because it's more user friendly and faster on a lot of things, plus I don't want Windows to end up like BeOS or Solaris, something that might be really on the horizon given the major fuck ups with Windows Vista and 8 (7 was tolerably decent, though still a massive decay from Windows XP, which itself is like a decay from Windows 2000), and the onslaught of cheap laptoppy-like things at Micro Center from Arm based systems and Chrome OS based x86 systems, neither Microsoft based, back in April, when I last looked around to see if I can find another laptop with a better battery life than this HP Mini 200 Intel Atom thing with 9 hr battery life, and like a 7 Watt chipset+cpu, which is like unheard-of-ly energy efficient, unfortunately it needs XP and can't run Windows 7 well, and even in XP it's a constant constant constant struggle to keep it down, somebody from Microsoft always logs on and restarts services when I kill and keep almost everything disabled, run none of the dotnet/silverlight/new C runtimes/windows live/office crap from microsoft, run the last non-dotnet version of zonealarm to kill every program possible - lsa (export) shell , lsass, Nt Session manager, smss, and the like are not killable, which is bullshit, so I thoroughly hate Windows for the constant struggle I have to put up to kill every useless fucking snooping thing wasting my CPU on it to get decent speed, with the 500 or so services out of which I constantly have to kill 495 and 15 I have to leave up and running simply because the computer won't work without them, when Ideally, I'd like to kill those too, and even then, once in a while the harddrive goes into this churning mode, like somebody from Microsoft or the NSA logged on and set off something, when I have Indexing service and System Restore Service killed, remote assistance killed, windows update service killed, and absolutely nothing should be moving on the computer, but it does, you can see it from the CPU use in task manager, and even that one lies sometimes saying it's 0% when the harddrive is going absolutely crazy.

That was a very long sentence . . .

about 4 months ago

Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

fizzer06 Re:Hahahaha (405 comments)

I got that when I hired on to the signal department as an assistant signalman on the BN Railway in 1981. A signal inspector told me to get a "Kearney" out of the work van. I told him I'd be glad to as soon as he told me what the hell a Kearney was.

It was a split bolt connector and it was not made by Kearney.

about 5 months ago

Some Core I7 5960X + X99 Motherboards Mysteriously Burning Up

fizzer06 Re:Not just one mobo (102 comments)

You can't just dig around in the RMA'd parts bin and ship some other broken piece of crap back to me.

Well, they obviously can so. Companies like that need to go bankrupt.

about 5 months ago

New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

fizzer06 Re:Not worth it (251 comments)

I may be wrong, but I thought non-Chinese drive manufacturers already pay the royalties (@ $15) on each DVD unit.

about 5 months ago

How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

fizzer06 Re:10+ Easily (260 comments)

Does the pedophile's van parked in front of the house count?

about 5 months ago

Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

fizzer06 Re:Get the popcorn (377 comments)

From this article: http://www.nytimes.com/1982/09/26/us/houston-s-great-thirst-is-sucking-city-down-into-the-ground.html/,

Subsidence, as geologists call the phenomenon, is just one of the unanticipated consequences of rapid growth that have come to plague Houstonians. The city's roads, services, and even the very land beneath it, have been unable to sustain it all.

and: Moreover, downtown Houston is sinking fast, too. A recent computer simulation of the process suggested that it could sink 14 feet more by the year 2020 if nothing but ground water was used to satisfy future demand.

about 6 months ago

Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers

fizzer06 Big Brother (217 comments)

He is a nosy bastard.

about 6 months ago


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