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Does Being First Still Matter In America?

gelfling Nah, screw it. (246 comments)

We're too busy being fat stupid failures. Let everyone else in the world do stuff.

about a week ago
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How Facebook Is Influencing Who Will Win the Next Election

gelfling POST THROUGH fb (71 comments)

Why not? It's as meaningful as any other method.

about a week ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

gelfling Gas should be $100 a gallon (554 comments)

If only to hear rich liberals scream and whine that now only rich people can afford gas. And of that $100, $98 should be taxes.

about two weeks ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

gelfling What Cameron actually means is..... (316 comments)

Speech which besmirches Islam. There are already anti free speech laws in the UK to cover speech directed at Islam (and only Islam).

about two weeks ago
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Your Incompetent Boss Is Making You Unhappy

gelfling You mean other than being a douchebag? (204 comments)

My company has a j-shaped earning curve. Everyone scrapes by until they make "Director" level then it's millions in compensation. And when they reach that level they spend most of their time spitting on their employees just for shits and giggles. So fuck them, fuck their husbands wives and kids. Fuck them all kill them all.

about two weeks ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

gelfling What with all the Muslim rioting (488 comments)

Arson, car burning and such. Soon THAT will be their primary energy source.

about two weeks ago
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What Happens When Nobody Proofreads an Academic Paper

gelfling Nothing, nothing happens (170 comments)

95% of all academic papers are tosh.

about two weeks ago
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The Strangeness of the Mars One Project

gelfling Considering it will never happen, then what? (246 comments)

Oh let's be serious. Man is NEVER going to Mars. Not Ever. Not in 50 years not in 500 years. This is the only planet we'll ever be on. Period.

about two weeks ago
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How To End Online Harassment

gelfling Stop scolding people you fucktard (834 comments)

that's the first problem when people like you anoint themselves the hall monitors of the universe and spend their time scolding, nagging and patronizing everyone. Here's a tip, fuck you die screaming.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Discover a Virus That Changes the Brain To "Make Humans More Stupid"

gelfling Obamabola (275 comments)

naturally

about two weeks ago
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Dealer-Installed GPS Tracker Leads To Kidnapper's Arrest in Maryland

gelfling you don't really own things anymore (271 comments)

You license them until the vendor decides you don't anymore.

about three weeks ago
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Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

gelfling Well, some do (334 comments)

MSNBC shills like Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes were slathering for $10 a gallon gas 2 years ago. They were hoping it would end gasoline consumption in the US and lead to a new golden era of Stalinist Obamaism

about three weeks ago

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I always cringe a little

gelfling gelfling writes  |  about 7 years ago

When I see that someone has responded to one of my posts because if nothing else, the most common attribute of the blogerati and their wannabes is that no one really has anything to say unless it's to shriek that you're a retard asshole or that some dipshit fresh out of the 11th grade demands you 'prove' something to them. I worry a little bit about the generations behind me. I think that not only are stupider and less motivated than their elders but they angrily self righteous about it. I said back in the late 80's (yes I've been on the internet since 1989 so for you angry fuckhead teens out there, don't bother 'correcting' me, thanks) that eventually the internet would become a weapon of tyranny. Not because of control but because it collapses belief and freedom into the smallest angriest space possible. You no longer need to think.

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Now you can't even recount your own bad MS experiences

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 7 years ago

So now you can't even recount your ongoing experiences with MS mind bendingly poor customer support w/o being modded down a troll. Why the fuck doesn't this site just admit it has paid flacks on board to do Redmond's bidding. Or, that it's just a bunch of retarded teenagers?

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gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Do you ever get the sense that there's a population of MS boosters who are here semi-officially ready to pounce on anyone who doesn't tow the MS party line?

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Intel Apple. Not so weird?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Apple's history of switching CPUs is as old as Apple. First was the 6502 then the Moto 68000 series then the PPC and now Intel. Seems like it's not such a leap after all and isn't it really what we've been asking for for 2 decades? To build & sell a PC where the internals don't matter to us.

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Google porn: searches or results?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

It's one thing to query results it's quite another to query searches for results. You would be in effect enlarging the child pornography statute to include looking for child porn.

And let me add - fuck slashdot and the posers who run it. Fuck them all to death.

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What are MS's own security priorities?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Feel free to post this in the appropriate Nash interview thread. I forget sometimes that I'm persona non grata here at Anime/LotR/Nerd Porn Central.

Without saying 'everything' what are the actual ranked or prioritized security issues at MS for Windows?

DRM?
Spyware?
Integrating tools that already exist into the MS sphere?
Patch management?
Time -to -fix cycles?
Better security architecture?
Other?

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Mac security comes from doing insecure things

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Note: since I've been targetted by /. modbombers for banning and day by day my karma is being synthetically erased, I've decided to post everything here in duplicate as long as I'm permitted to post. When I'm no longer permitted to post then everything will go here. Until of course, /. admins decide to ban my IP outright. This has already happened to one of the places I commonly post from, but only after I complained to /. admins about being attacked here. That ID that I complained to them, from, has been banned permanently. Word to the wise: /. is rapidly turning into the darkest version of everything they claimed to hate.

I get regular security vulnerability email alerts all the time. Just today there was a long list of potential problems with 10 different flavors of Linux, HP-UX, Cisco, OS/400, Z/OS and of course Windows.

Now the issue is, how bad is that? And the other question is what is the cost - benefit of fixing it?

Many of the vulnerabilities in the alert I alluded have the potential to be serious enough to warrant your attention but this assumes that you already have NOTHING in place to protect yourself, that you've effectively not implemented any security infratrature whatsoever. The probability of this is quite low.

But - and this is the big issue with Windows, your exposures surface out of EVERY SINGLE ordinary everyday common task you employ the machine to do. It would be as if every Cisco vulnerability surfaced specifically and only when it routed packets and only because it routed packets.

Therein lies the difference.

In the Mac world, no one is seriously suggesting that their BSD based OS is defacto immune from problems. What they're arguing convincingly is that those problems when they arise will arise out of non common tasks and obscure problems that typically stem from operating your machines in a very nonstandard way to begin with. For instance the ordinary Mac user could, if they were motivated, run as root all day everyday. But why would they? That's a nonstandard operation mode. Moreover the common problems you do see in the Mac world won't ordinarily occur because of executing common tasks that ordinary users employ their machines to do. You won't see many vulnerabilities exploited the same way that simply using AOLIM or Limewire or reading a rich email or any of the other innumerable problems in Windows stems from.

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gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

My email alerter shows my last post was modded 8 times up and 8 times down. /. continues to be the nerds revenge for the cool table in the lunchroom in highschool. What they fail to appreciate is that social maladaption is social maladaption.

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somebody tell me why this is considered a troll?

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=173869&cid=14464389

Seriously it's a statement of fact based on real world experience.

I honestly think that /. is quickly killing itself.

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so my plan is

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

if I'm ever able to post and mod again I'll randomly single out specific posters and mod them down as much as I can. I really want to share the wealth here at slashfuck.

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gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I have been banned for the second time in 10 days. Apparentlt at this point no matter what, if anyone mods any post I've ever made I risk being banned again. There is no way to wipe the slate clean after being repeatedly banned. So fuck /. and circle jerk of anime wannabes that run it.

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Hate Mail

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 8 years ago

See this is exactly my point. /. has a secret modding scheme that will punish you if you don't plod along with their normal bovine groupthink. Got banned for weeks over something I never knew and the first post back when I comment on it it's back to being downmodded. This to me is the beginning of the end of /. Pretty much it's all about anime, sci fi movies and Libertarian bullshit. If you're not down with that or, perish the fucking thought, express an opinion you might actually have a knowledgeable background in, if it's not part of the official /. checklist-o-thoughts, you get punished. And it's in a very capricious way.

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