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We have our third.. kinda, sorta

gmhowell Re:Others (3 comments)

I have the attention span of a housefly. I had heard and already forgotten about two of them.

3 days ago
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"Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

gmhowell Re:What I'd like to see (327 comments)

(I know, but whenever I see 'black and white' in a ST context, I reflexively go to Frank Gorshin.)

3 days ago
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Sony: 'The Interview' Will Have a Limited Theatrical Release

gmhowell Re:B movie (176 comments)

Historically, that is correct, but the term is still in use, and its meaning has shifted. To whit (sp?):

"B movie noun
: a movie that costs little money to make and that is usually not considered to be very good"

3 days ago
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Sony: 'The Interview' Will Have a Limited Theatrical Release

gmhowell Re:Dear SONY: (176 comments)

He's probably one of those stupid hackers that will be so scared about dropping the soap that he refuses to take the shower.

C'mon, it's just as likely that he's too fat to bend down that far if he drops the soap.

3 days ago
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"Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

gmhowell Re:What I'd like to see (327 comments)

Maybe call the timelines with names appropriate for them, or at least non-racist terms. I'd hate for them to settle on something as stupid as "Star Trek White" and "Star Trek Black".

Wait, are you asking for a grim and gritty reboot of "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"?

3 days ago
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"Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

gmhowell Re:Bad Revamped Star Trek (327 comments)

Wesley Crusher was the best character ever seen on television.

I thought you usually used your "CleverNickName" account?

3 days ago
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We have our third.. kinda, sorta

gmhowell Others (3 comments)

Who are the others this time around?

And how is Keith Richards still alive again? Pre-embalming?

3 days ago
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GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

gmhowell Re:Lest we forget (225 comments)

there never were natives in England.

Everyone who can trace their ancestry back far enough will find Eastern European roots.

(I only have to go back to 1822 and I'm looking at Polack, French, Spanish, German, Greek, black West African and Scandinavian).

Don't be a shithead. Go back far enough, and only Africa has 'natives'.

4 days ago
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Looks like we're getting closer to the truth

gmhowell Re:She won (4 comments)

Your lips (keys) to God's ears.

5 days ago
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Looks like we're getting closer to the truth

gmhowell She won (4 comments)

She won. She will now sport a lucrative career as a public... whatever. The narrative has been formed. Political Correctness has no room for objective truth. Just like the crumbling of lies surrounding the Rolling Stone/UVA 'rape', we shouldn't be looking at facts and events. Brianna's feels are more important.

Once again, the most dangerous group to women is formed of other women.

about a week ago
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FISA Court Extends Section 215 Bulk Surveillance For 90 Days

gmhowell Re:Courts? (83 comments)

I have altered our agreement. Pray I don't alter it again.

about three weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

gmhowell Re:LOL (398 comments)

Well - the cagier employers out there will say your final pay won't be disbursed until you sign.

I don't want anyone who would fall for that working with me.

about three weeks ago
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How High-Tech Temporary Tattoos Will Hack Your Skin

gmhowell Re:Better yet ... (57 comments)

Sounds like a lamer version of a mood ring.

about three weeks ago
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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.....

about a month ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

gmhowell Re:Well, not to go all Godwin, but ... (1128 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."

about a month 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.

about a month ago

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I am a masochist

gmhowell gmhowell writes  |  about a year 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 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  |  about 6 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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