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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

hymie! Re:What is... "This story"? (320 comments)

It's a voluntary contract. When you buy the home, you understand that the home has an HOA and you agree to follow its rules and regulations.

about two weeks ago
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Lawmaker's Facebook Rant Threatens Media For "Unauthorized" Use of His Name

hymie! Re:Huh? (136 comments)

>Why is some local county councilman being stupid news?

Not sure if you're being rhetorical, but there's an answer.

In Maryland, the county is the primary local government. There is one "independent city" (Baltimore), and a small number of "incorporated cities" that have a limited amount of "home rule", primarily zoning.

States like New York and New Jersey, you have the State, the County, the Town, and the Village, all providing different levels of services and different levels of government.

In Maryland, you have the State and the County.

about three weeks ago
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What Isn't There an App For?

hymie! Since you asked... (421 comments)

My employer keeps the time in a specific format: YYYY-DDD-HH-MM-SS UTC

I would really like an app that would

1. Display the current time in both YYYY-DDD-HH-MM-SS UTC and YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS local time (which for me is EST/EDT but nice to be configurable, since I have machines also in MST/MDT)

2. Allow me to enter a time, in either format, and convert it to the other.

I wrote a GTK program for my Linux machine, that I can't get working on my Windoze machines. But having it on the iPhone/iPad would be great.

about three weeks ago
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The NSA Uses the Same Chat Protocol As Hackers

hymie! Not at all senationalist headline (81 comments)

I'll bet the NSA uses Linux, too. Isn't that the hacking OS that uses text on a black screen?

And FTP, that's how the hackers move their files around. I'll bet NSA uses that too.

about a month ago
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An Automated Cat Litter Box With DRM

hymie! Re:sigh (190 comments)

Your robotic, do-everything catbox would've cost substantially more if the company were not figuring on a continuing revenue stream. In fact, it might have cost so much that nobody would've bought it.

It is not my job to provide you with a "continuing revenue stream". It is your job to convince me that your product is worthy of receiving my money.

about a month ago
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Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

hymie! No, no, no... (191 comments)

We don't want you to close. We just want you to pay us.

about a month and a half ago
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NetHack: Still One of the Greatest Games Ever Written

hymie! It's now just a parody of itself (186 comments)

I enjoyed NetHack a lot in college during the 3.low-numbered-X days. It slowly increased its complexity to the point where it stopped being fun for me. It started becoming more about the meta-game -- how to test your gems, how to mix your potions, how to identify your scrolls -- and less about the dungeons. I gave up on it when they added the Sokoban levels and I switched to Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, although I'm playing that less and less these days as well in favor of Larn. At least Larn has a clearly defined goal and a clear path to get there.

I will fully acknowledge that it's the standard and the baseline. It's just not fun for me anymore.

about a month and a half ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

hymie! What was the point again? (327 comments)

Was the idea to save money, or to save electricity?

about 2 months ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

hymie! Senate Rules require 60 to pass (445 comments)

It's probably important to note that the vote was not 58 against and 42 for. It was 58 for and 42 against, with 60 "yes" votes needed for passage.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

hymie! Third party smarthost (405 comments)

I subscribe to a service called Dyn Standard SMTP. My home email machine uses this as its smarthost, and all outgoing mail passes through Dyn's server before going out to the internet at large. Problem solved.

I'm sure other hosting companies will offer a similar service.

about 2 months ago
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Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

hymie! Emergency Services? (145 comments)

>apps that report your location to emergency services are forbidden,

As opposed to apps that report my location to people who pay Apple to get my location. That's allowed.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs?

hymie! Re:The name (204 comments)

My point is that I live in the real world, where "But I know I'm right and Mom told me I'm special" isn't going to sway a judge. A solid legal argument -- based on facts, supporting evidence, and well-researched precedents -- will have far better results.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs?

hymie! Re:The name (204 comments)

In a civil lawsuit, all the filing costs are paid by the plaintiff, not the defendant. If you know you spoke the truth, and you have solid evidence to back that up, then you really don't need a lawyer. So your monetary costs are this much: $0. Discovery can be time consuming if you are disorganized, but if you already have your evidence documented, as you should have before mouthing off, then it will be no big deal. No more than a few hours.

This is the funniest thing I've read in a long time.

I was the defendant ("respondent", actually) in a civil suit. My legal fees exceeded $6,000.

Never go to court without a lawyer unless you've decided that you want to lose.

about 4 months ago
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My resting heart rate:

hymie! Re:I use metric (169 comments)

The SI unit of time is the second.

They keep a platinum second for reference in a vault outside Paris.

about 4 months ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

hymie! Re:Consequences (248 comments)

Or else they'll get a new deadline.

about 5 months ago
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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

hymie! Awesome!! (175 comments)

Now all I have to do is get my father, my mother, my sister, my half-sister, my grandmother, my wife, and my assorted friends to learn what PGP is and how to read the emails I send them.

about 6 months ago
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Virginia DMV Cracks Down On Uber, Lyft

hymie! Re:Sheer Irony (260 comments)

Virginia does not consider the time saved by slugging to be a "profit", so it's allowed.

about 8 months ago
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Rubik's Cube: 40 Years Old and Never Meant To Be a Toy

hymie! Re:5x5 rubik's cube (105 comments)

A girl's gotta have standards.

about 8 months ago
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Pedophile Asks To Be Deleted From Google Search After European Court Ruling

hymie! Re:Dmca (370 comments)

I'm not sure that works in the EU.

about 8 months ago

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Nagios Plugins web site taken over by nagios

hymie! hymie! writes  |  1 year,8 days

hymie! (95907) writes "Holger Weiß , formerly of nagios-plugins.org, announced that "Yesterday, the DNS records [of nagios-plugins.org] were modified to point to web space controlled by Nagios Enterprises instead. This change was done without prior notice. To make things worse, large parts of our web site were copied and are now served (with slight modifications) by . Again, this was done without contacting us, and without our permission. This means we cannot use the name 'Nagios Plugins' any longer." Announcement here, discussion here"
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