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Even the Author of the Patriot Act Is Trying To Stop the NSA

iperkins Re:I have a easier answer... (322 comments)

What makes you think state legislatures would be willing to do such a thing? They suffer from the same malaise, writ small.

about a year ago

US Senator Proposes Bill To Eliminate Overtime For IT Workers

iperkins Re:Hurray.. ? (1167 comments)

Red Hat is based in Research Triangle Park, situated between Raleigh and Durham and I think SAP has a campus there as well; I believe Microsoft has a campus in Charlotte, to name a few.

about 3 years ago

AMD Sale to Dell Rumored

iperkins Re:Apple? (325 comments)

Dang, I was just going to suggest this. They purchased a chip outfit for their iOS needs, why not one for their Mac line? They could even keep the AMD name: Apple Mints Dough

more than 3 years ago

New MacBook Pros Launched

iperkins Re:Apple Tax! (411 comments)

Faster hard drive? The specs say 5400 RPM. RDF at work again...

more than 4 years ago

Raleigh Councilman Offers Child Naming Rights To Google

iperkins Lifetime Accomplishment (121 comments)

Well, it got the guy a mention on /. What more could anyone want?? Next, he'll want to change his name to Frist Psot

more than 4 years ago

Comcast Shoots For New Image, Rebranding As Xfinity

iperkins Crap, by any other name... (356 comments)

is still crap. And smells like it.

more than 4 years ago

Chevrolet Volt In a Gasoline-Only Scenario

iperkins Re:On Hybrid Vehicles (594 comments)

So make the diesel engine smaller, like the engine for a diesel generator

more than 4 years ago

Why Top Linux Distros Are For Different Users

iperkins Re:What a load of crap (496 comments)

With Vista and probably Win7, WoW wants to install to the users\public\games\ folder, not in Program Files. I ran WoW on a laptop that had been upgraded from XP to Vista and on either a patch or the Wrath install (sorry, don't remember now, it's been a while), the install routine prompted to be allowed to move the installation from program files to users\public\games\. User info was stored by account under the wonderfully named WTF subfolder, prior to the Battle.net migration. Now, patch information, at least, is stored under the user's documents folder. I haven't poked around enough to see if any user specific stuff is stored there.

about 5 years ago

Cursive Writing Is a Fading Skill — Does It Matter?

iperkins Bah - let it go (857 comments)

My mother was forced to change to right handed writing and they made her practice - the result: beautiful script that was completely unreadable. They tried to make me change as well, but I wasn't having anything of it. Being left handed, cursive was more effort that was it was worth, so I developed a quite legible block print (incidentally, taking after my right handed father, who was an engineer). In short, penmanship is a Medieval art in a modern world.

more than 4 years ago

RIAA's Elementary School Copyright Curriculum

iperkins Reader's Digest version (507 comments)

Consuming music in such a way that the RIAA does not get all of the money is illegal, immoral and fattening

more than 5 years ago

Amazon, MS, Google Clouds Flop In Stress Tests

iperkins Re:what the fuck is services engineering? (154 comments)

Sounds more like she has a degree in buzzword engineering.

Is that what they call marketing now?

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Hardware Demos Pressure-Sensitive Keyboard

iperkins Re:emacs lovers' dream (212 comments)

"(hard press)Meta-(medium press)Ctrl-(light press)Shift-(medium press)C" launches the missiles.

Oops! That wasn't supposed to happen...Where's undo?? Let's see (light press)Meta-(hard press)Ctrl-(medium press)Sh---*&^%%##&*...Carrier Lost

more than 5 years ago

Android Applications Soon To Run On MIPS32 Chips

iperkins Re:How much modification (93 comments)

Users of dd-wrt or Tomato beg to differ

more than 5 years ago

Is Sat-Nav Destroying Local Knowledge?

iperkins Destroying local knowledge? (519 comments)

Only for people who use it who would have gotten by just fine without it. For people like my wife, who lack the gene for direction sense, it's a godsend. For me, don't need it, won't use it - just another distraction, to compete with the plethora of things that already distract us in the car - cell phone, ipod, the Whopper that you are mostly wearing by the time you are done and the inability to find a decent block of music on the radio (hence the ipod).

Heh, the captcha is "quantity"

more than 5 years ago

Google Announces Chrome OS, For Release Mid-2010

iperkins Crunchpad, anyone? (1089 comments)

This sounds like a perfect fit for the Crunchpad

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Releases Super-Secure XP to US Air Force

iperkins Erm, what?? (507 comments)

Isn't super secure and XP an oxymoron??

more than 5 years ago

OpenOffice Vs. Google Apps

iperkins Re:Tune in next week... (336 comments)

Don't say that!! Someone will write a novel using text messaging speak!! Oh, wait

more than 6 years ago


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