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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

hduff An unsolvable problem. (334 comments)

Your parents, their character as you describe it and their unique, unchangeable circumstances present an unsolvable problem given your goals.

You must let them go and allow them to deal with their own problems on their own time and spending (or wasting) their own money.

You cannot save, much less help, your parents because their circumstances and behaviors offers you no alternative.

4 days ago

Steve Ballmer Authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl-Alt-Del Screen

hduff "Keyboard Not Found" (169 comments)

"Keyboard Not Found"
"Please press F1 or all your work will be lost."

about two weeks ago

Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

hduff To Be Fair (463 comments)

The deputy did put a knife in Olin's hand, so it was self-defense.

about three weeks ago

South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

hduff Re:Please, don't tell them ... (421 comments)

... but I strangled my neighbor's unicorn, last night.

Or you could have sodomized that unicorn. That would have been OK as well.

But mention the word "gun" and everybody goes batshiat insane!

about a month ago

Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

hduff Re:Some people are too stupid (131 comments)

Some people are too stupid to breathe. Or breed.

The stupid people appear to breed quite well. It's the neckbeards with the Cheetos-stained fingers that are unsucessful at breeding.

about a month ago

Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

hduff Can't Fix Stupid (131 comments)

They will think that satires are some kind of automobile wheel.

about a month ago

Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

hduff Name it "Patient Zero" (426 comments)

First to be infected . . .

about a month ago

Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

hduff Sourec Soce (167 comments)

Where's the source code for the FOSS project? The license is GPLV3.

about a month ago

Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

hduff The Copernican School Plan (421 comments)

Research suggests that a long summer vacation adversely impacts learning. The Copernican School Plan provides a reasonable balance of school and free time. Only institutional inertia and ignorance precludes it wider adoption.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

hduff Re:ARCH LINUX WIKI (430 comments)

Most people blog on their own sites due to the obstacles involved with contributing good documentation. Fundamentally, it's a coordination problem, and that's something tools are good at solving.

That the direction I took: until that became too much of a hassle.

Now I use Zim for creating personal documentation. One day I'll get around to putting that stuff in my blog.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

hduff ARCH LINUX WIKI (430 comments)

I have found, the Arch Linux Wiki to be the most useful single source of information taht is generalized enough to apply to most other distributions.

As an early adopter of Linux, I too found the existing documentation appalling and started writing better documentation, which led to co-authoring RedHat/Fedora Unleashed with Bill Ball.

My advice is to contribute to the documentation yourself since it appears that no one else, including the software authors, care much about it.

But the barriers to contributing are high. You may not only need to learn about the application, but you need to learn any number of arcane editing and versioning tools, and then convince someone in authority to accept and include your changes. It's really no different that contributing code to a project and for your average writer, that's a huge hassle and likely a big part of why more writers don;t contribute.

about a month and a half ago

Lionsgate Sues Limetorrents,, and Others Over Expendables 3 Leak

hduff Glad to Know (207 comments)

I'm glad to know that DHS has solved all the critical security issues of our nation so that they can devote their resources to Expendables 3.

I feel safe and secure now.

about a month and a half ago

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

hduff Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (928 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 2 months ago
top Announces Linux Support

hduff Active Linux Community (81 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.

about 2 months ago

ExoLance: Shooting Darts At Mars To Find Life

hduff Mars Attacks! (50 comments)

And if they interpret this as an attack?

about 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 3 months ago

Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

hduff Luuuuuucy! (349 comments)

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

about 3 months ago

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 3 months ago



Mageia4 is Released

hduff hduff writes  |  about 7 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 7 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 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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