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Expedition 42 ISS Crew Embraces Douglas Adams

ghinckley68 OK kill this article NOW (39 comments)

anything that references that Disney movie and not the BBC version must die a horrible death.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

ghinckley68 RISK (382 comments)

and the older the game board and pieces the better

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: easy alternative to MS Access for an easy-to-use DB for a charity?

ghinckley68 MARS (5 comments)

MS Access has a free runtime. MS does not advertize but google it youll find it. also be sure to run the split db wizzard so you can delpoly it a multiuser app.

about 5 months ago
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SourceForge Appeals To Readers For Help Nixing Bad Ad Actors

ghinckley68 Yeap Dont want it at all (198 comments)

dont mind ads and most people that use Sf are smart enough to see around them.

But SF had a reputation for be clean installs that could be trusted. That is no longer the case.
SF you blew your done and gone.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Postgres On Par With Oracle?

ghinckley68 Oracle is expensive for a reason (372 comments)

IT JUST WORKS. postgres and mysql do not even come remotely close to oracle. not by a mile.

they are simple RMDS Oracle is an application stack the db is only a small part of what oracle can do.

about a year ago
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MySQL Man Pages Silently Relicensed Away From GPL

ghinckley68 glad i am moving to mariaDB (243 comments)

like oracle but come on Larry no need to be that greedy

about a year ago
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Intel's Pentium Chip Turns 20 Today

ghinckley68 Re:66MHz? Nice for you Rockefellers (197 comments)

I was building a lot of machines back then since there was profit in them. But...
Any I had a DX33 that I ran at 50mhz and it was faster than my friends DX2-66. I sold a guy a Pentium 60 and my dx50 was indeed faster than it. Not a lot but it was faster.
My 50 was so much faster than my friends 66 that there use to be this thing called 3DBench back in the day. any way with an ISA ET4000 and his VLB something or another that was a much faster card we would run about the same FPS.

Mine however could start WindowsNT 3.1 almost 40 secs faster with the same drives and memory.

about a year and a half ago
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Samsung Plans A Smartwatch

ghinckley68 Love to see samsung throw something out (1 comments)

Then hammer the hell out of apple, if the iWatch does come out, in the courts. Sansumg could get this to market in a few months at most.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple's Lightning-to-HDMI Dongle Secretly Packed With ARM, Airplay

ghinckley68 Re:Wireless wire? (392 comments)

Some one anlized the video its only 1600x900 not 1080P. That will probably come out later for you to buy.

But yea basically they left the parts out o the newer iCrap and then charge you for more for capabilities the older stuff had.

about a year and a half ago
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Of the Love of Oldtimers - Dusting Off a Sun Fire V1280 Server

ghinckley68 seconed debian (281 comments)

Its not bad hardware. Not sure core I7s would keep up with it. Not under a heavily thread server load. Single thread performance is going be a bit slow.

Find a SATA Card that will work in it toss some new drives in it and move on.
Video who knows on that its a server just hope for 80col display and everything else is a bonus.

about a year and a half ago
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What To Do When an Advised BIOS Upgrade Is Bad?

ghinckley68 Re:Yes (467 comments)

wow are you delusional Its unlikely any of the add ons sold to you by HP were even tested by HP. The most HP probably did was review the sticker that was placed on them. I have not seen a HP machine in years that actually had any HP parts in it. Even there servers.

about a year and a half ago
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What To Do When an Advised BIOS Upgrade Is Bad?

ghinckley68 Re:Yes (467 comments)

Nope not in the US. There warm and fuzzy till you give them the money. then its to bad so sad.

about a year and a half ago
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Piriform Asks BleachBit To Remove Winapp2.ini Importer

ghinckley68 Re:Well CCleaner is toast (305 comments)

Oj just DL and ran this thing. the UI is total first grade but man does it get the job done.

I can see why Piriform did what they did this can become a serious threat.

about a year and a half ago
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Piriform Asks BleachBit To Remove Winapp2.ini Importer

ghinckley68 Well CCleaner is toast (305 comments)

No one even knew this thing existed till 10 mins ago.
What is it going to take before these companies learn that blasting them selfs in the foot with 10ga legal garbage threats is just no conductive to staying in business.

Piraform RIP in piece you just signed your own death warrant.

about a year and a half ago
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How Do You Backup Your Data?

ghinckley68 RAID 5 (212 comments)

Mirrored over a VPN.

about a year and a half ago
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Linus Torvalds Advocates For 2560x1600 Standard Laptop Displays

ghinckley68 Re:Agree 100% (661 comments)

T60 with 1400 x 1050 15" IPS panel still cant find much to replace it.

1920x1080 is no better than my 6 year old t60

4x3 rules when you need to do work.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: To AdBlock Or Not To AdBlock?

ghinckley68 Re:Just block all ads and don't worry about it (716 comments)

Actually the BBC has some of the best programs in the world. To name a few

Top Gear #1 show on the planet
David Attenborough's nature work
Monty Python
Dr Who
and the list goes on and on on on

Oh most of the crap in America is just remakes of BBC stuf
 

more than 2 years ago
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Your Favorite Technology That Didn't Come To Pass

ghinckley68 Re:Solar Panels (317 comments)

even at the 18% of most panels today with the battery you could substantially extend the battery life of a laptop.

Cars don't need 130bhp. The avg car can cruise down the highway at 60 on 12-15bhp just fine some even less.
So with a roof full of panels on a min van or station wagon. I bet you could use with only an occasional recharge.

Would need better software and and lighter materials and for people to accept them. But come on most of drive the car some where then park it for hours then go back.
I bet it is doable.

more than 2 years ago

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