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CSIRO Scientists' Aquaculture Holy Grail: Fish-Free Prawn Food

jayhawk88 Re:Not very secret (116 comments)

Which really isn't that scandelous, since prawns are crustaceans and very comfortable eating dead matter.

about 4 months ago
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Ford Rolls the Dice With Breakthrough F-150 Aluminum Pickup Truck

jayhawk88 You all don't understand the magnitude of this (521 comments)

This is going to play in the midwest about as well as if the government suddenly decided to outlaw beef. F-150's/Silverado's/Sierra's/Ram's are basically standard issue for men aged 18-55 in the midwest, and the commercials are right, F-150's dominate. Chevy/GMC/Dodge are going to have a field day with this.

The fact that Ford is jumping into this with the F-150 too, and not testing it out on a lesser model first, is just staggering.

about 7 months ago
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Feds Confiscate Investigative Reporter's Confidential Files During Raid

jayhawk88 Re:Whistleblower Protection (622 comments)

Spoiler Alert: It won't.

about 9 months ago
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No FiOS In Boston? We'll Make an Ad Anyway

jayhawk88 No Fakers? (202 comments)

But what about doodie-heads? Are there meanies or stupid-faces?

about 10 months ago
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Majority of Enterprise Customers Finally 'Migrating Away From Windows XP'

jayhawk88 Yeah, that's what XP holdouts were waiting for (246 comments)

Windows 8.1. *eyeroll* They're going to 7 you morons, and they're going to stay there for another 15 years. Doesn't matter what you do to the Start Menu.

about a year ago
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MS: Windows Phone 8 Wi-Fi Vulnerable, Cannot Be Patched

jayhawk88 Wait (146 comments)

What's so special about Windows Phone 8/7.8 with regards to this issue? If you're not requiring a cert validating the identity of your radius server/access point/whatever, ANY device is going to be vulnerable to a spoofed SSID kind of attack, right?

about a year ago
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McAfee Exaggerated Cost of Hacking, Perhaps For Profit

jayhawk88 Re:News at 11? (105 comments)

It might have been trolling?

1 year,7 days
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Say What? Wading Through the Nonsense In Microsoft's Re-Org Memo

jayhawk88 He's fighting for his job (165 comments)

Microsoft can't seem to do anything right on the consumer front, and while pushing customers into the cloud may get them a nice reliable monthly subscription from a lot of shops, it's also a dangerous gambit, as it increases the odds that shops will abandon the Windows desktop OS or eventually move their services to another provider.

It's a very dangerous time for Microsoft right now. They'll still be selling a whole fark ton of software/services, but if they don't grow at the rate that Wall Street expects them too, their stock will start taking a beating and then the spiral starts.

1 year,17 days
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How DRM Won

jayhawk88 Apples and oranges here (221 comments)

I'm not looking to get the same functionality/features from a streaming service than I am from purchasing digital copies of media. I go in knowing that terms/prices can change at will, but I accept that for an "all I can eat" service.

1 year,20 days
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The Black Underbelly of Windows 8.1 'Blue'

jayhawk88 The account thing is trivial (608 comments)

Unless they've already changed something since the first preview release, all you have to do is enter any old email address and password, MS account-linked or no. It'll fail, and then ask if you want to create a local account.

"Clever workaround"....*eyeroll*.

1 year,22 days
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Prove an IT Manager Is Incompetent?

jayhawk88 Be wary here (331 comments)

If you're a consultant/outside entity being asked to do this, then no worries. Just tell them like it is. You don't need any kind of technical test here: Just show them the trail of failed projects and unhappy employees/customers and how they all lead back to one source.

But if you are part of the company...or worse part of IT yourself....watch the fuck out.

Something stinks about this. Managers are usually the first target when it comes to determining blame for failed projects/bad internal PR. That's part of their job after all. The stuffed shirts know this, and if it was just about the IT Manager being terrible they'd fire him and bring in someone new. They don't need a third opinion to tell them the head of IT is incompetent. There's something else going on here, probably related to internal company politics, and you need to be sure you're not being thrown under the bus or are risking getting caught in the crossfire.

about a year ago
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Solaris Machine Shut Down After 3737 Days of Uptime

jayhawk88 Here's the real question... (409 comments)

Did they power it back up again after shutting it off? Just to see?

about a year ago
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Drawings of Weapons Led To New Jersey Student's Arrest

jayhawk88 Well this is going to be great (630 comments)

We're going to spend the next 10 years as a nation obsessing over guns in schools. We're going to talk non-stop about arming teachers, arming janitors, putting cops with assault rifles in the halls, defining exactly what assault rifles actually are, glorifying the idea that those with guns stop crimes, making movies and TV shows about the topic, design special gun models for school protection, and perhaps even speculate that students themselves should be allowed to carry guns for their own protection.

But on the other hand, the first time any student mentions the word "gun" in class, they're pulled from class, suspended for weeks, arrested, put in psychiatric care and scarred for life. Seriously, this is like one level down from the brainwashing scene in A Clockwork Orange.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Deal With a DDoS Attack?

jayhawk88 We have some great advice for you (303 comments)

...but to be honest, Kuro5hin is paying us $1000 not to tell you. Perhaps if you would be willing to pony up $1500 we could do business.

about a year and a half ago
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Astronomers Search For Dyson Spheres of Alien Civilizations

jayhawk88 Didn't someone run the numbers on this? (686 comments)

...and determine that the energy requirement for building and maintaining even a partial Dyson Sphere was so astronomically high that even assuming 100% energy collection from the star, it would never be feasible to build?

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Ask College To Change Intro To Computing?

jayhawk88 No (337 comments)

Look, the school get Office for basically nothing thanks to their campus agreement. They can easily push it out/update it/manage it with software they already have. Why should the put Libra or whatever on there and make the grad students teaching that intro course deal with more things than they need to?

Oh and BTW, yes they need to spend most of the time teaching Office because that the skill 90% of the people in that class need. Maybe the Bohemian Design Studio in Palo Alto won't let filthy Microsoft software touch their hard drives, but most of the people in this course aren't going to have any say in what they're expected to use (nor are they going to give two shits), and it's going to be Office. That's reality.

The real question is, what the fuck are you doing in CS 101? Go talk to your instructor for God's sake and test out of that bitch already. Or at least just show up for the tests.

about 2 years ago
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You Can't Bypass the UI Formerly Known As Metro On Windows 8

jayhawk88 Re:That's fine because I plan to bypass... (444 comments)

Yeah, let's see this for what it really is: a memo to enterprise admins saying "You don't want this, keep using 7". 90% of us already knew this, but let's face it, there are always Irish Setters in the group who go all "Oh boy, new OS, oh boy, new OS" and start pushing it out two weeks after release.

about 2 years ago
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The Ugly, Profitable Details About Xbox Live Advertising

jayhawk88 Well so what? (204 comments)

Microsoft has made it pretty damn clear that their hopes and dreams for XBox is a media center more than just a game console. The games are still there though, and if it bothers you that much, just go to one of the dozen or so other gaming platforms available to you. Is there anything on Live these days that is really that unique of an experience?

about 2 years ago
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Why Visual Basic 6 Still Thrives

jayhawk88 Re:A question for the group (406 comments)

I already know without even asking that you are in a shop that has a access app for everything and duplicated data everywhere.

It used to be way worse than it is. To her credit, she does understand why Access sucks and there has been a concerted effort to put the data on the SQL end. She's not really completely fluent in SQL as far as making queries and such but can get by, and most of the Access stuff she does is just for the front-end. But yeah, it sucks, and even if we were just rolling out incredibly hacky EXE's to desktops it would be an improvement.

more than 2 years ago

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