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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

gmhowell Obligatory (132 comments)

But will it run Crysis?

13 hours ago
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VDH is an academic, so I guess that makes him an 'expert', or something

gmhowell Re:Launching the NWO from the back 9? (25 comments)

I almost closed out my comment by saying that I was channeling you.

2 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

gmhowell Re:Not sliding, just jostling at the cliff (518 comments)

C'mon, to a Yuropeen, Ohio and California are exactly the same thing, but Scotland and England are totally different.

2 days ago
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VDH is an academic, so I guess that makes him an 'expert', or something

gmhowell Re:Launching the NWO from the back 9? (25 comments)

Now this is better commentary than that which you've been putting out of late.

Unfortunately, isn't this laziness vs. strongman similar to the ignorance vs. evil-genius dichotomy pushed forth under Bush II by his opponents?

2 days ago
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Aiming, Trigger Control, and Ferguson

gmhowell G-Lock fotey! (4 comments)

The Beretta 92fs is a dream. The 96, not so much. Much preferred is the Glock 22c. That little c actually makes a difference to me. A big difference. YMMV, and those suckers stopped making them, IIRC.

4 days ago
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Funny? Racist, dishonest hypocrisy.

gmhowell Re:Feh (10 comments)

The worst of the violence seemed to also coincide with the presence of out of towners showed up to join the legit Ferguson protests to their own pet causes.

about a week ago
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What they want you to think

gmhowell Re:Just let the investigations complete (6 comments)

Unfortunately, we'll never know. Oh, sure, we'll get an answer of sorts that will alienate a good chunk of the population of the US, but it will be about as reassuring as the Warren Commission report.

about a week ago
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Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach

gmhowell Re:Blame Canada (89 comments)

All that hockey hullabaloo and that bitch Anne Murray too!

about two weeks ago
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51% of Computer Users Share Passwords

gmhowell Re:NEWS FLASH!!! (117 comments)

Or... and this may sound zany but hear me out. Maybe 51% of people did a risk/benefit analysis and decided that giving someone there password was actually beneficial for them.

Not possible. Only people who use devices in exactly the same manner as that proscribed by a /. nerd can be beneficial. (No wireless, less space than a Nomad...)

about two weeks ago
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51% of Computer Users Share Passwords

gmhowell Re:90% of people are retarded (117 comments)

The rate increases when looking only at the subset of the population who post as AC.

about two weeks ago
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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

gmhowell Re: Bring back THAC0 or GTHO (198 comments)

I found it interesting that his break occurred just an episode or two prior to some big moment he had been anticipating since the inception of the comic. If he comes back, I hope he does it before I forget about it.

about two weeks ago
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What they want you to think

gmhowell Re:Just let the investigations complete (6 comments)

I would think it would require some extra force added to the rebound. And a lucky hit.

My theory that explains the injury and the eyewitness statements? Most eyewitnesses stink. Particularly after the media circus started.

about two weeks ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

gmhowell Re:Slippery path (71 comments)

None of those complaints addressed the original claims: commercial free stations that started playing commercials.

And while the trucking company ads can get annoying, I'd be willing to bet a huge proportion of truckers have Sirus and/or XM in the cab (having been one myself).

about two weeks ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

gmhowell Re:Slippery path (71 comments)

Other than the rebroadcasted major market channels KIIS and Z100 on channels 11 and 12, what music channels are playing commercials?

Channel 76 and below (except 11/12) are all still commercial free. I can't speak for 77-79 (kids), and some of the 140+ Latino channels, but...

What music channels, exactly, are playing commercials on XM?

Stop screwing up the nerdrage with pointless facts.

about two weeks ago
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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

gmhowell Re:It all comes down to the OGL (198 comments)

I think you are technically correct (the best kind of correct, btw), but any small-ish publisher is likely to get ground into bits by the inevitable lawsuit. Even if the lawsuit is a farce, attorney's fees and other costs of litigation are prohibitive.

about two weeks ago
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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

gmhowell Re: Bring back THAC0 or GTHO (198 comments)

He's still in lala land? I was hoping that his twitter reemergence a few months ago meant he was on the mend, but his subsequent return to silence...

about two weeks ago

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I am a masochist

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  about 10 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  |  more than 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  |  more than 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 4 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  |  more than 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  |  about 5 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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