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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

gmhowell Re:Technically, it's not a "draft notice" (199 comments)

To this day, males 18+ must register. Those who do not cannot receive Federal financial aid, nor work as a GS or contract employee for the Fed.

10 hours ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

gmhowell Re:So (294 comments)

Did it do a 4G inverted dive?

10 hours ago
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A Brief History of Patenting the Wheel: What Goes Around Comes Around

gmhowell Re:Sue me! (36 comments)

I invented the "One Click" wheel.

Pfft. I invented the wheel with round corners.

2 days ago
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The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble

gmhowell Re:Tuning it out? (254 comments)

This site is about as social as i normally get

It's sorta social, demented and sad, but social.

about two weeks ago
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3D Printed Gun Maker Cody Wilson Defends Open Source Freedom

gmhowell Re:Who Cares? (354 comments)

Is gun, Comrade. Is not safe.

Is Mosin-Nagant. If run out of ammo, use as club.

about a month ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

gmhowell Re:Other way around (711 comments)

They purchased AMC 20 years prior to your vehicle purchase. And Jeeps have never been known to be things like 'leak free'. OTOH, I was rather impressed with how they built them, at least relating to the 1978 CJ5 I used to have. Ran several miles at highway speed with no oil in the sump. And for tens of thousands of miles after refilling it :D Oh, it had about 80,000 miles on it when I bought it. But problem free? Well, how did the oil drain out?

Point is, if you had gone by anything other than anecdotal evidence, you would have known what you were in for.

about a month ago
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Congressman Introduces Bill To Limit FCC Powers

gmhowell Re:Good Sign (176 comments)

Stop linking to that. It measures perception of corruption, not corruption itself. It tells us... basically nothing.

about a month ago
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This time I don't mind the "redundant" mod

gmhowell Re:If a picture's 1k words, video must be a 1Mb (50 comments)

Exactly how do you define "pissing in the public face to win an election"?

Letting men die in combat, then lying about it to win an election.

Oh, c'mon, politicians have been doing that since before Romulus and Remus decided to found a quaint little mediterannean town.

about a month and a half ago
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Bombs away, bitches

gmhowell Re:Don't worry about a thing (5 comments)

When in doubt, I upmod coldfjord to make sure I can get some entertainment value.

about a month and a half ago
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Should We Eat Invasive Species?

gmhowell Re:On that note (290 comments)

BTW, if a mere word inflames your hemorrhoids and thus causing your butt to hurt, perhaps you should consult a proctologist.

So if an African American objects to being called a 'nigger', an Asian Indian to being called a 'wog', a Hispanic to being called a 'spic', etc. you think they should all consult a protologist? All of these terms are or were in far greater usage than 'USian'.

about a month and a half ago
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Organic Cat Litter May Have Caused Nuclear Waste Accident

gmhowell Re:In other news... (174 comments)

Another 1 line fart from gmhowell.

APK, I thought you killed yourself after stabbing your roommates and shooting the sorority girls.

about a month and a half ago
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PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped

gmhowell Re:Run your own CA (220 comments)

Reasonable idea, but I suspect GE, Samsung, Whirlpool, and all the other manufacturers of Internet connected widgets will force you to buy a certificate from their app store. Hacking your light bulb to install your own certificate will be a federal crime, punishable by PMITA prison or worse.

about a month and a half ago
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Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon

gmhowell Re:English, do you speak it? (131 comments)

'Faster' is meaningless in this context without specifying what is moving faster.

about a month and a half ago
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The Internet Is Now Part of the Crime Scene

gmhowell Re:Half Jew, half Chinese... (145 comments)

I'm not sure him being Jewish was relevant. He never mentions it in the part of his diatribe that I read on scribd. Never mentions synogogue or any aspect of Jewish life. I'm guessing that while he may have some genetics that indicate he is of partial Jewish descent, I haven't see that he is one in a cultural, mental, or religious manner.

about a month and a half ago
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Human "Suspended Animation" Trials To Start This Month

gmhowell Re:more test subjects (104 comments)

Pretty sure we don't want to keep that set around.

Control group. Instead of saline, they'll be injected with grape jelly.

about a month and a half ago
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Bug In DOS-Based Voting Machines Disrupts Belgian Election

gmhowell Re:Paltry (193 comments)

Don't you have some more roommates and sorority sisters to kill?

about a month and a half ago
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Organic Cat Litter May Have Caused Nuclear Waste Accident

gmhowell Re:In other news... (174 comments)

May the odds of surviving the nuclear incident be ever in your favor.

about a month and a half ago
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Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon

gmhowell Re:English, do you speak it? (131 comments)

Presumably the point of the lasers is to deliver data. It is not transmission for the sake of transmission. Similarly, the point of the truck and the Maserati is to move something. The most salient analogy would be cargo. But even if it were to move human beings, a truck, train, or freighter is much better than a Maserati unless your goal is to move a single person. Is this quad laser system for moving a single packet? I doubt it.

A link with a 5ms latency and 25mb symmetrical upload and download width is a faster link than a link with a 350ms latency and 1024mb/1mb asymmetrical width by any reasonable definition of the word.

Depending on what kind of data is being moved. Interactive web? Probably unnoticeable except for some AJAXy type stuff. For gaming? Sure, you're right. For doing a 500mb transfer via ftp or similar?

I'll take the freight train.

about a month and a half ago
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Should We Eat Invasive Species?

gmhowell Re:On that note (290 comments)

It'll be ok angry dude.

about a month and a half ago
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Should We Eat Invasive Species?

gmhowell Re:On that note (290 comments)

Is that what you tell the natives when they try to get you to stop calling them Indians?

Nobody wants to generate 'butthurt' and 'draw flames'. However, there are millions of Americans that do not want to be associated with the USA in any way.

You sound like an angry little person. I'm sorry that you feel the need to live your life this way.

about a month and a half ago

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I am a masochist

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  about 8 months ago

I'm a masochist. No, not of the sexual variety. Of the slashdot variety. For some reason, not only do I still continue to read this site, I click on links to stories about cars and phones. The raging stupidity and arrogance is amazing.

And yet I come back.

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Does anything work anymore?

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  about a year ago

Does anything around here work anymore? I go to the zoo.pl page (uid changed to mine to protect the guilty) to try to change friend/foe/neutral status, and I get:

OK

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, admin@slashdot.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at slashdot.org Port 80

I have to click in three different places to find the right link to let me do a JE.
I was gonna give a laundry list, but fuck it, it's just pissing in the wind. I figure Dice was able to buy it for, what, the price of one week of coffee at Starbucks?

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You get that many mod points

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  about 2 years ago

Wow, you get so many mod points, you feel the need to blast all 10 at me? I'm no longer the most prolific poster on slashdot, why do you bother?

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Slashdot takes a page from the users

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  more than 2 years ago

It seems that slashdot is learning from the users. If ever there was a Troll Tuesday for the front page, it is today. Let's see, we've got a story taking advantage of gender divides, a story taking advantage of Middle East division, several Apple stories, climate change/evolution, and a game console story. Still a few hours to go, so perhaps there is still time for a coding language story, a text editor story, and a distro/desktop story.

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risible

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  about 3 years ago

risible
adjective

  • causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.
  • having the ability, disposition, or readiness to laugh.
  • pertaining to or connected with laughing.

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The best thing about trolling APK?

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  about 3 years ago

The best thing about trolling APK? Sometimes I want to read an article a few days later when more discussion has occurred. If I put a reply in it, APK will helpfully respond to it. Next time I login, there is a convenient reminder in my message list.

Thanks Alex!

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Thanks Dr. Bob

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Thanks go out to Dr. Bob. Usually when I'm bored with mod points, I'll go and split them between marking Barbie 'Troll' and 'Insightful'. Or I'll go dump fifteen on pudge. But tonight, Dr. Bob gets five points of mod bombing. If only all quackopractors were modbombed out of business.

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My experience with the new interface

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Well, it was easy to find the 'write in journal' link. Or is that from my slashbox? I dunno. I don't care. Second, it works better for me on IE 8.0 than it does on FF 3.6.

No FF compatibility, less readability than 2.0, inability to save preferences? Lame.

No wonder the number of comments to articles is down. Substantially by my seat of the pants estimation. Eighteen comments on a Android vs. Symbian troll article after 35 minutes? Anti-Apple troll article has 67 comments after three hours?!

They either wanted to drive down page views, will roll this back, or Netcraft will soon confirm it.

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Yo, Tom Hudson

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Yo, Tom Hudson, I'm real happy for you and I'ma let you finish, but Breitbart is the greatest troll of all TIME!

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I'll never empty my freaks list

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  about 4 years ago

I'll never empty my list of freaks. First of all because Pudge is on there, and for him to un-freak me would require him to change his mind.

But of far more interest than that is my former brother-in-law. I hadn't forgotten that he showed up here when his crazy assed sister left me. Hadn't thought about him in a while. Was looking around some pages and saw his name on my freaks list. Then I remembered he was 'an hero'. And I laughed. I hope it hurt. It probably did, because for it to have been painless it would require him to do something right for once in his miserable life.

Cowardly chickenshit.

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APK is a trip

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Everybody still having fun with APK? I notice that damned near every post I made last week has been responded to, questioning my educational bona fides. The hysterical thing is that some AC responded to his inquiries. Now, to about half of those, he responded, accusing me of being the AC. The really hysterical thing: I haven't visited /. since very early on Wednesday morning.

So APK spent a day or two running around and accusing people of sockpuppetry who had forgotten his existence hours before APK posted. Classic. How long until he goes all Hans Reiser?

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b/g/n router

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anyone have any preferences for a b/g/n router? I'd like one so that I can put my nice, modern Apple stuff on the N side of things, and the shitty, legacy crap over on the b/g side. Already have an older Time Capsule that isn't full, so I'm not going that route. (Oh, and I'll probably not give my brother access to the N, cause he pisses me off too much).

Thinking to bridge the connection from that to the Time Capsule, and let the Time Capsule handle the rest of it.

I don't care about off the wall firmware. That doesn't interest me in any way, shape or form. Unless I have to deal with that kind of malarkey to get either my Time Capsule or my tons of BT stuff to work nicely.

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Modpoints for sale

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Modpoints for sale. If you have a good one tomorrow (TT) that isn't getting the love, let me know.

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Not only do I have excellent karma

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Not only do I have excellent Karma, but it seems that /. revived my previously deleted journals.

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GBCW

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I'm on multiply. And I'm also on slashdot. But in neither place am I using this ID or any other identifying information. If in doubt, send email to the address on this account. I think I've sent a multiply invite to as many as I can find. Same with the other /. account.

I'm not killing this one. But putting it on hiatus until things in my personal life are more settled.

So until you friend one of those other accounts or I start posting regularly here again, Cowabunga Dudes! So Long and Thanks For All the Fish.

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KSU job postings

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Nine new listings on higheredjobs.com for KSU. About a year or two late. OTOH, thank God I never did get a job in Ohio.

Edit: Disparaging comments about certain people removed in a pique of common sense.

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