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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

fuzznutz Re:Soon to be patched (325 comments)

Hey Anonymous coward. How many of PF Chang's, Target's, Jimmy John's, and Home Depot's POS machines were running Linux?

2 days ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

fuzznutz Re:Think of the children (353 comments)

And the Feds going after Apple will find a bit more resistance than some poor shlub running an auto body shop trying to eke out a living.

4 days ago
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Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

fuzznutz Re:Hangouts is, in turn, part of plus, right? (162 comments)

Plus there are no payphones anywhere anymore. When I was a kid, I always had change so I could call from a payphone. When the school district built the new fancy schmancy high school, they didn't install one single payphone. Band kids and players getting back from away football games late on Friday had to use their cell phones or borrow one from a friend to get picked up.

about three weeks ago
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How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

fuzznutz Re:The way of the future (359 comments)

Half of my machines at home are Linux based. When my daughter went through high school a couple years ago, the "compatibility" of Open Office with Powerpoint sucked. We tried. Valiantly. We had to use MS Office to get her Powerpoints to look right. And they did a LOT of Powerpoint.

about three weeks ago
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How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

fuzznutz The way of the future (359 comments)

You obviously don'y have kids in school. My school district is sending down all kinds of these ridiculous edicts for purchases. We are having to buy all kinds of shit to be collected by the teachers and provided to the classroom at their discretion. On my kids' 8th grade school supply list this year, besides the TI calculator:

A home computer
A Printer
Computer paper
Internet Access
Microsoft Office

about a month ago
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Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

fuzznutz Re:how about .... (131 comments)

I didn't miss your point. My daughter is out of state and the ONLY way she communicates in a timely fashion is by Facebook. She doesn't even have a celllphone and only calls infrequently. Therefore if I want to communicate with her, I have to use Facebook. I detest it as much as you do, but Tinfoil makes it less retchworthy. My love for my daughter is stronger than my hate for Facebook. Between Tinfoil and emails notifying me she has sent me a message, I find it acceptable. Tinfoil only runs WHEN I want it to run and does not use my location nor does it "send or receive" text messages without the owners consent.

about a month ago
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Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

fuzznutz Re:how about .... (131 comments)

I use the Tinfoil app for Android. It's for the paranoid inside everyone. I seriously doubt they will ever preload anything.

about a month ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

fuzznutz Re:What they don't tell you (588 comments)

What biological entity doesn't use iron?

Vulcans? Don't they use copper?

about a month ago
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Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

fuzznutz Boxcryptor Anyone? (275 comments)

I have all my private files in a Boxcryptor folder on Dropbox. It is compatible with EncFS on Linux and there is a compatible client on Android. Sure, it might break file deduplication and search on Dropbox, but isn't that the point. The price was right too: free.

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

fuzznutz Re:Sigh (748 comments)

Yeah, I guess the USSR failure had nothing to do with being bankrupted in a futile arms race and proxy wars with the US. Or the failure of a central economy to meet the needs of the population. Or the fact that a reformer General Secretary came in an made modernization changes with glasnost and perestroika. It was all those denials of "human values," whatever that means...

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

fuzznutz Re:Sigh (748 comments)

The most strident defenders of the sanctity of children's innocence seem to have the notion that children maintain blissful ignorance of their own sexuality up until they cross that magical 18 year mark and they suddenly become hypersexual. Just as children are mortified to realize that their parents are engaging in the dirty deed, parents are likewise horrified to think their precious little bundle is exploring themself, often with their peers. Yet when that peer age differential increases to only a few years, it becomes a horrendous crime that requires registration for life. And rational folk who point this out are accused of moral relativism and coddling pedophiles. The older I get the more I realize that most people are not rational and survive solely on emotion.

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

fuzznutz Re:Sigh (748 comments)

I think the KEY factor here in declaring the validity of any study cited is "independently repeatable" which is very difficult with the subject matter being discussed.

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

fuzznutz Re:Sigh (748 comments)

"Tolerate my intolerance" is a failed argument when it comes to civil rights.

What about ignore my hypocrisy when I am lecturing you on tolerance?

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

fuzznutz Re: Sigh (748 comments)

Yes, and liberals such as myself contend that marriage is a human right. If tolerance means allowing gay individuals to have human rights, then they must have the right to marriage.

So exactly what causes it to rise up to the level of human right and not just societal privilege? It would seem to me that there are societies that exist just fine without the construct of civil sanctioned marriage. Lack of it does not inhibit the free association of any individual to be with any partner they want. It appears to me to be primarily an attempt to acquire the financial benefits of tax reductions, insurance benefit coverage, and automatic inheritance which I would argue do not rise up to the level of basic human right. I would also surmise that a secondary reason is the excitement and exhilaration for those to have something that had been previously forbidden.

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

fuzznutz Re:Sigh (748 comments)

"You have to tolerate my bigotry and intolerance, or you're the real oppressor!!1" is such a tired and misguided argument I'm amazed at how proud idiots always seem to be when they make it.

You confuse oppressor with hypocrite. I suspect you grow tired of having the hypocrisy pointed out.

about a month ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

fuzznutz $4.30? (144 comments)

$4.30 for 25 characters? That makes text messaging seem cheap here.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

fuzznutz Re:The problem of Microsoft (337 comments)

That's just ignorance on the users part. It's just like people who refuse to change their oil regularly or put air in their tires. Regular maintenance and attentiveness comes with owning a computer. When you're told what to do over and over and yet you never change, how does it become Microsoft's fault? They dummy proof their OS and people disable these features because they are inconvenient.

Yes, it is ignorance on the part of the users. Without a doubt. It is also beside the point. The unwashed masses expect an appliance that just works when you turn it on. I have cleaned up many machines and tried to "dummy proof" them with Adblock, good antivirus, and lessons on what not to click on, but they always come back polluted. People still need to get online to do their banking, order their shit, and read their email. Whether or not it's Microsoft's fault, they get the blame when the computer won't boot or is so slow it's unusable. When they have to fork over a couple hundred every six months or so to speed it back up, users grow to hate Microsoft, not HP or Dell or Lenovo.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

fuzznutz Re:The problem of Microsoft (337 comments)

I doubt there are that many people outside of the stereotypical Slashdot demographic who view Microsoft the way you are describing them. Most people I know of know Microsoft as simply the company who makes the software they are familiar with.

Most of the non-techie people I know despise Windows and Microsoft because they can't keep their computers running for six months without having to take it to the "Geek Squad" and have it disinfected. They could give a shit about openness, but they just don't understand why Microsoft can't make Windows work. The Techie people I know hate Microsoft because their past behavior. The president of one company I consult for hates Microsoft and wishes they could switch to something else, but their very expensive modelling and accounting software only runs on Windows.

When most of your customers hate you, it's not usually a very good long term prospect.

about a month and a half ago
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Unboxing a Cray XC30 'Magnus' Petaflops Supercomputer

fuzznutz Re:Will it run DOSBox and Doom? (71 comments)

Not necessarily - the '...FLOPS' refers to FLOating Point Operations Per Second, and the hardware necessary to deal with this might conceivably not have the kind of processing capacity necessary for running DOS or Doom. It's like asking whether an aircraft carrier can sing you child to sleep; lots of power is not always relevant.

Good post, but bad analogy since "computers" are expected to run programs. I'd say it's more like asking whether an aircraft carrier can tow a skier. Maybe, but it won't do it well.

about a month ago

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