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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

gelfling It needs to be ILleagle (211 comments)

Because you never know what endangered life form you might find.

3 days ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

gelfling Just tax it more, California (284 comments)

Make them all register with the state. For $500 a year. And charge them all a 10% tax on all fares. Solve the problem the way you solve all problems.

3 days ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

gelfling Helium is non renewable (296 comments)

And fairly limited. So.....good work.

about a week ago
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European Commission Reopens Google Antitrust Investigation

gelfling The EU wants to own a piece of Google (95 comments)

The EU's business model approach is a LOT like that of Tony Soprano. And they will not go away until the EU owns a large minority stake in Google.

about a week ago
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Denver Latest City Hit By Viral Respiratory Infection That Targets Kids

gelfling Disease "Wells" (174 comments)

What you think this sort of thing only happens in Africa and Mongolia? Central America is pretty famous for these things too. Tell you what, let's let every single person from some Central American fever swamp walk here and hang out with your kids. I'm sure when they're dead you can pat yourself on the back about your tolerance.

about a week ago
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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

gelfling Obama is HyperJesus (215 comments)

All He Does Is Divine. Let us give praise and say Amen.

about two weeks ago
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New DNA Analysis On Old Blood Pegs Aaron Kosminski As Jack the Ripper

gelfling The Guardian called for all Jews to be arrested (135 comments)

You can never be too sure with those Fagins, according the Guardian. The BBC simply blames Israel.

about two weeks ago
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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

gelfling We should bomb the dam ourselves (215 comments)

Drown a few hundred thousand. What's the worst that happens? The liberals blame the Jews?

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola

gelfling President Randall Flagg (105 comments)

Obama will call for a complete dismantling of all laws regarding border control. There's no better to destroy us all than right now.

about two weeks ago
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IT Job Hiring Slumps

gelfling IT is a dying field in the US (249 comments)

I don't care what any lobbyist/shil/journalist tells you. IT is dying in the US. We've run out of 'bottom' to chase. The jobs can't be any lower skilled unless they descend literally to the level of button pushing zombie on par with a janitor. No hiring manager has the least interest in skills or what you accomplished before or what you think you can accomplish for them this time. The hiring manager's sole concern is to manage upward to his or her boss who grudgingly told them after two years they could back fill one slot out of 4 that went vacant and it has to be no higher than 75% of 'market rate'. So the hiring manager gets a contract drone who's out the door in 9-12 months. Sure quality suffers, but that's only relevant where quality mattered in the first place. Which is almost nowhere. Fixing that will be some other drone's assignment and they won't be able to get it done either. But again, who gives a shit?

about two weeks ago
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White House Names Google's Megan Smith As CTO

gelfling Most of her career is in acquisitions (75 comments)

Basically an M&A due diligence apparatchik. After all MOST patent lawyers also have technical degrees. Doesn't make them scientists though.

about two weeks ago
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Oregon Suing Oracle Over Obamacare Site, But Still Needs Oracle's Help

gelfling It's easier to hand out free everything (116 comments)

And just forgo the messiness of charging filthy lucre for anything at all. In Oregon you should be able to walk into any hospital or doctor's office and get whatever you need, instantly for no charge, Just double or triple everyone's taxes to pay for it. What's the big deal.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

gelfling Put game cops in games (1134 comments)

Monitor all males in real time and if they break the rules, either they get 10 years in prison or they lose an eye. Either one.

about two weeks ago
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New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones

gelfling They need to do this for sexual behavior (137 comments)

Your health insurance provider should have direct real time insight into your sexual behavior so they can tweak your premiums accordingly. If you don't suck dicks in the club every night then you have nothing to hide.

about two weeks ago
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The Frustrations of Supporting Users In Remote Offices

gelfling What is support? (129 comments)

This is the NEW economy, pal. There's no support. But no one cares either because all executives are compensated according to how LITTLE they spend even if, especially if, the job done is shit.

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

gelfling Blame? (131 comments)

Duuurrrrrrrrrppppppp. Don't be a tard tard.

about two weeks ago

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I always cringe a little

gelfling gelfling writes  |  more than 6 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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