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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

hduff Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (117 comments)

AFAIK, he told the agent he made the tweet, so his "I'll show you" attitude figured into the equation. The agents' "You're not the boss of me" attitude was also a part. Result: Two asshats vie for the title of "Biggest Dick". And they both won.

about an hour ago
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GOG.com Announces Linux Support

hduff Active Linux Community (71 comments)

There has been an active Linux community for these games for quite some time. Many can run on DOSBox or WINE with alittle tweaking.

As well, a lot of theses games have hi-def visuals available as a substitute and other enhancements.

If GOG can package all tghis together as an easily insrtallable package (insted of requiring a HOWTO), it will be great.

1 hour ago
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ExoLance: Shooting Darts At Mars To Find Life

hduff Mars Attacks! (50 comments)

And if they interpret this as an attack?

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

hduff It being Pennsylvania (205 comments)

I'm sure they will try to send these old men to jail.

about two weeks ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

hduff The NYPD Being Aggressive, Lying Douchebags? (310 comments)

That's not news, even for Slashdot. The NYPD has a long history of egregious, illegal and violent behavior. It's almost a tradition for them.

The drone is just lucky the police helicopter did not have a toilet plunger handy.

about two weeks ago
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Android Leaks Location Data Via Wi-Fi

hduff Headline Whore Much Soulskill/Dice Holdings ? (112 comments)

What's more, the same flaw is found in Apple OS X and Windows 7.

So why only"Android' in the headline? Why not use "Smartphones"?

about three weeks ago
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Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

hduff Luuuuuucy! (349 comments)

You got some 'splainin' to do. rickyricardo.jpg

about three weeks ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

hduff Finally!! (361 comments)

At last it's the Year of the Linux Desktop! That's terror-riffic!

about three weeks ago
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Why the Moon's New Birthday Means the Earth Is Older Than We Thought

hduff Re:Better question.. (98 comments)

Why such a push to tell people how old Earth they think it is. Give some practical reason why a non-scientist should even care about this?

This only matters to the bigots who want to bash religion to make themselves feel better.

If your religious beliefs are sound and resolute, why do you feel so threatened by something you shoudn't care about?

about a month ago
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Why the Moon's New Birthday Means the Earth Is Older Than We Thought

hduff Difficult to estimate the age (98 comments)

Given all the extensive cosmic surgery.

about a month ago
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NASA's Horizons Spacecraft To Probe Pluto Moon For Underground Ocean

hduff Obligatory (47 comments)

Why isn't it probing Uranus?

about a month ago
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EU, South Korea Collaborate On Superfast 5G Standards

hduff Re:a THOUSAND times faster than 4G? (78 comments)

I believe the "could be" part, if it's just 10% faster s/he's right.

And an attempt by 2020 means more like 2026, and the US will have an incompatible slower version around 2030.

Jaded, I am.

You're being too damn optimistic.

about a month ago
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NVIDIA Is Better For Closed-Source Linux GPU Drivers, AMD Wins For Open-Source

hduff Re:Just don't upgrade the kernel with nvidia close (185 comments)

Mageia handles the nvidia driver within it's packaging system. Automatic updates along with the kernel, easy installs, no problems. It's been this way since the Mandriva days. Mageia's a nice, no-hassle distro.

about a month and a half ago
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Project Un1c0rn Wants To Be the Google For Lazy Security Flaws

hduff Public Shaming (43 comments)

While surprisingly effective IRL, not so much on the Internet.

about a month and a half ago
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Grand Theft Auto V For Modern Platforms Confirmed

hduff More Old Games For PS4 (133 comments)

I'd like to see this happen to to Burnout: Paradise City, Red Dead Redemrtion and PAIN.

And PLEASE, PLEASE bring Carmageddon and Postal2/3 to the PS4.

I would buy a PS4 for those games.

about a month and a half ago
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iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

hduff Slashdot Mods Apple Fanbois? (323 comments)

I see more +5 posts in this discussion than I have in any other Slashdot thread.

Coincidence?

Or are Apple fanbois just more insightful and informative?

about a month and a half ago
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$57,000 Payout For Woman Charged With Wiretapping After Filming Cops

hduff Re:Double edged sword (216 comments)

The dash cams cops have are the same as hand held cameras by citizens. What if i demand the cops turn off their dash cam. what ever right that gives them to film me also applies to them.

You'll lose that argument every time. Cops have very different rules than citizens. Think you can get unpaid vacation for shooting a cop?

about a month and a half ago

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Mageia4 is Released

hduff hduff writes  |  about 6 months ago

hduff (570443) writes "Mageia has quickly established a reputation of working well both for the novice user and the power user. Installation is typically easy and hardware support is among the best of any distro. The user and administrative tools are comprehensive and easy to use. Mageia is known for excellent default fully-featured configurations of the KDE4, GNOME2, LXDE and other desktop environments as well as a broad range of available applications.Both 32-bit and 64-bit installation DVDs as well as a Live CD are available."
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User Backlash at Slashdot Beta Site

hduff hduff writes  |  about 6 months ago

hduff (570443) writes "Look at almost any current Slashdot story and see loyal, long-time members rail against the new site design, willing to burn precious karma points to post off-topic rants against the new design and it being forced on users by the Dice Overlords. Discussion has begun to create an alternate site."
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Mageia 3-beta Vs. Fedora 18; A Different Kind of Review

hduff hduff writes  |  about a year and a half ago

hduff writes "I recently compared the installation of Mageia3-beta with Fedora 18. When installed and fully configured to taste, you have essentially the same level of usability and ease of administration with a similar choice of desktop environments and current versions of applications running on a recent kernel using SysV-style init and RPM packaging. The meaningful differences are more easily illustrated with some history, so this will not be the typical, dull, meaningless version-to-version comparison with a plethora of useless screenshots and inevitable inane jargon overload."
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Dirty Stacey Needs Registry Cleaner

hduff hduff writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hduff writes "If you're pimping a Windows registry cleaner, it's probably not a good idea to send a poorly written request to a Linux blogger to review it and offer a free license for the mention. Complete with gratitude from Stacey."
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