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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

gmhowell Re:Uhhh (904 comments)

You might 'kan reed', but there's no evidence that you 'kan komprehend'.

Read the links the other poster provided, then toddle on off to your drum circle.

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

gmhowell Re:Uhhh (904 comments)

People do go to jail for missing payments on child support. Even if they lost their job and cannot make said payments.

Just to clarify, I was referring to alimony rather than child support.

But yes, I've seen men carted off for jail when unemployment was at its peak a few years ago and they couldn't pay.

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

gmhowell Re:Uhhh (904 comments)

While my ex-wife has the responsibilities of a child, the payment I make to her is 'alimony', not 'child support'. Nice reading comprehension, SJW.

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

gmhowell Re:Uhhh (904 comments)

Debt slavery is perfectly legal in the US as long as you call it 'alimony'.

about a week ago
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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

gmhowell Re:Mind boggling (167 comments)

The vultures will come in, swoop down, sell off the real estate and set up lease back scams saddling the once well engineered company with ugly ongoing operating costs.

Yes, you see, that way it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account!

Ping!

about a week ago
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Victims of technological change - why haters gotta hate.

gmhowell Good insight (48 comments)

Interesting insight. Would explain much of the anti-Apple, anti-Microsoft around here and elsewhere on teh webz.

Regarding apk, didn't someone do some searches and judging by his reputation ca. 2000 determine that he was a nut even then?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research

gmhowell Re:How many H1-Bs are they trying to get? (109 comments)

Those other nations are more than welcome to turn the tables or create their own rules.

about two weeks ago
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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

gmhowell Re:sad (80 comments)

Try Fastenal. Generally cheaper and a much, much bigger selection. Hours can be a little inconvenient however.

about two weeks ago
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6 Days After My Previous Journal Entry, I Was Dead

gmhowell Re:Welcome to the club! (4 comments)

I'm about two year in (two weeks shy) and my last check (last month) said 8-9 more years at the rate I'm using it. I was told at installation that five is the average. I think the only time I'm paced any more is when I sleep, just due to my natural sleeping rate being lower than the floor they've set. I'll have to ask.

Used the card about a week after I got it due to my place of employment at the time. Haven't used it at an airport.

about a month ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

gmhowell Re:Seemed pretty obvious this was the case (311 comments)

Just another reminder to use strong passwords, password managers, and change them often. It's a pain, but it's the reality of the digital world.

What good is a password manager when the answers to your security questions are public knowledge?

Who says you need to tell the truth on those questions?

Q: "What is your mother's maiden name?"
A: "Purple monkey dishwasher."

Damnit, time to change the security question on the password manager for my luggage.

about a month ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

gmhowell Re:What problem does this solve, again? (215 comments)

Umm driverless cars are definetly something that we should do. Humans frankly suck at driving and countless lives could be saved if human drivers were replaced with more reliable machines.

Actually, the number of fatalities isn't countless.

about a month ago
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Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany

gmhowell Re:For a country so good at engineering... (212 comments)

ooo, look, I included links for my assertions instead of just pulling numbers out of my hat.

You must be new here.

about a month ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

gmhowell Obligatory (181 comments)

But will it run Crysis?

about a month 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.

about a month ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

gmhowell Re:Not sliding, just jostling at the cliff (528 comments)

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

about a month 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?

about a month 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.

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 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  |  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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