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Ferguson 2

gmhowell I blame racism (4 comments)

Why would those businesses be targeted if the rioters weren't racist?

Uhh.....

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

gmhowell Re:Well, not to go all Godwin, but ... (1087 comments)

Reminds me of a story my grandfather told me about his experience in the South Pacific. Punchline was "You're a dumb kid, that Japanese guy is a dumb kid, and you both stumbled upon each other. You've got nothing against each other, but because of something people thousands of miles away decided, only one of you was going to walk away that day."

2 days ago
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Is the message system re-borked?

gmhowell Re:Concur (12 comments)

Ahh so he has joined the likes of Trotsky and Che? He'll be in good company, helping Van Jones keep the bench warm.

2 days ago
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Ah hah! The solution to everything!

gmhowell Your journal (9 comments)

I suspect your journal will be used as an endorsement for deals.monetize.slashdot.org in the near future.

2 days ago
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Ferguson

gmhowell Re:Would've never thought there could be worse tha (21 comments)

Being the moderator who could 'bring both sides together' would have been quite a feather in his cap. Rioting and looting within hours (minutes?) of the announcement makes that rather more difficult.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

gmhowell Re:Well, not to go all Godwin, but ... (1087 comments)

If it took your blood on my hands to defend against your attack, so be it. As the saying goes "better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6".

How does that thinking scale? I'm too lazy to enter into that discussion.

2 days ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

gmhowell Re:Pathetic (1087 comments)

The leftist reverence for a proven thug is disgusting. Time to face reality. Your innocent angel strong-arm robbed a store and then attacked a police officer, punching him in the face and tried to grab his gun before finally trying to charge him.

"Free Mumia 2: Electric Boogaloo"

2 days ago
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Is the message system re-borked?

gmhowell Re:Concur (12 comments)

Everyone at my workplace hits reddit in lieu of the places us oldtimers visit.

2 days ago
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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

gmhowell Re:Here we go again (495 comments)

Do you know anything about running a business? In a service industry, people costs are often a huge portion of a company's overall costs. Minor changes in that structure can have major impact on the bottom line.

Even in traditional manufacturing jobs, where a large percent of the costs are tied up in capital and materials, a modest change in employee costs filters through. Just ask GM and Chrysler.

about a week ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

gmhowell Re:Delicious (441 comments)

I am filled with a deep sense of schadenfreude as I watch the US drive itself into the ground.

You oughta temper your glee; we go down, we're taking the whole ball of mud with us.

about a week ago
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What Happens When Nobody Proofreads an Academic Paper

gmhowell Alanis Alert! (170 comments)

Wait, slashdot is posting a story about lack of "editing, peer review, and proofreading"? That, good sirs, is irony.

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

gmhowell Re:Big woop (170 comments)

Read some recent history. Ask your dad.

No. I ran out on his mother for a reason.

about two weeks ago
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How To End Online Harassment

gmhowell Re:here we go (834 comments)

If gals are attacked simply for being female, you'd have a point.

Sorry. The hashtag isn't #yesallmenexceptgmhowell

about two weeks ago
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German Spy Agency Seeks Millions To Monitor Social Networks

gmhowell Re:This is my hard-earned money! (59 comments)

Glad to see the concept of 'original sin' is alive and well.

about two weeks ago
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Gridlock In Action: Retailers Demand New Regulations To Protect Consumers

gmhowell Re:CYA (127 comments)

They've already demonstrated themselves to be lazy, incompetent, and largely indifferent to security.

Maybe. Or maybe they're just cheap.

about two weeks ago
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Gridlock In Action: Retailers Demand New Regulations To Protect Consumers

gmhowell Re:CYA (127 comments)

Holy shit. First post (that I can see at my threshold) captures things in their entirety. Are you sure you belong on slashdot?

about two weeks ago
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Report: Federal Workers, Contractors Behind Half of Government Cyber Breaches

gmhowell Re:Blame the victim ... (61 comments)

You can't fix stupid.
You can fire them though.

Not if they're a GS employee.

about two weeks ago
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Because of course, that's what a socialist would do... ?

gmhowell OT: Conservative President (9 comments)

Check out the latest Matt Taibi piece in Rolling Stone about the slap on the wrist the bankers got from the DOJ.

about two weeks ago

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I am a masochist

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  1 year,21 days

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 and a half 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  |  more than 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 5 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 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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