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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

jbrandv Bahahahahaha (250 comments)

I haven't baught a Sony product since the Rootkit fiasco. Looks like they not only didn't learn ANYTHING from that but they continue to show disdain not just for their customers but also for the actors that work for them. They need to go. I honestly don't know why anyone would ever buy their products.

about two weeks ago
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AMD Building New GPU Linux Kernel Driver To Unify With Catalyst Driver

jbrandv Re:Closed or open... (56 comments)

We are using Catalyst drivers to run 4K monitors in our operations center under Xubuntu. They are working great for the operator workstations! I had to get the latest drivers from the AMD site in order to get both the resolution and HDMI sound working but work it does. Love these big 50 inch monitors. No we don't play games we're just keeping the lights on. (Electric utility) We are also running CentOS with Nvidia cards to operate our video wall. Each has 4 Nvidia cards with 4, 4K outputs each to drive 8, 80" custom built Planar monitors acting as a single logical screen. I've had much more problems getting the Nvidia drivers working but Nvidia tech support has been very helpful.

about 3 months ago
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NSF Awards $10 Million To Protect America's Processors

jbrandv Great will they be built here? (48 comments)

Do the research here then send the details so they can be subverted... Oops I meant manufactured in China. That'll do a lot of good.

about 3 months ago
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The Feature Phone Is Dead: Long Live the 'Basic Smartphone'

jbrandv Re:The two problems remain (243 comments)

Not quite. Look at the Samsung mini line. Galaxy S III mini or S 4 mini will work great for you. I returned my Galaxy III because it was too big but I love my S III mini.

about 8 months ago
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Siphons Work Due To Gravity, Not Atmospheric Pressure: Now With Peer Review

jbrandv Re:Still need atmospheric pressure to syphon (360 comments)

It cannot be atmospheric pressure, given that he demonstrated that a syphon works in a vacuum. Please RTFA before you post.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

jbrandv TRS-80 Model 4P (702 comments)

It's heavy and slow but the thing won't die. It still runs some home automation X10 stuff from the 80s.

about 8 months ago
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Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid

jbrandv Re:Energy Control Systems Online? (95 comments)

Easy answer, money and greed. The corporate overlords want more money not more security they have to pay for.

about 8 months ago
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Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid

jbrandv Re:Why is this crap on the internet (95 comments)

Why does anyone, anyone whatsoever, think that attaching their critical national energy infrastructure is a good idea?"
Easy answer, money and greed.

about 8 months ago
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Canonical Moving Away From GNOME Control Center

jbrandv Re:NIH (208 comments)

Correction: Ubuntu WAS doing more than anyone to bring Linux to the desktop. There, fixed that for you.

1 year,14 days
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Hardest Things Programmers Have To Do?

jbrandv Corporate douchebags (473 comments)

The hardest thing is keeping myself from choking the living shit out of some corporate manager who desparately needs it due to changing the requirements every other day or so.

about a year ago
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Modelling Reveals Likely Spread of New H7N9 Avian Flu

jbrandv Re:What happened to the last pandemic? (102 comments)

OK, I'll look it up. According to Websters: "Pandemic: occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population"
I don't think any of those you listed fits the definition. Just saying.

about a year and a half ago
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Tesla Motors Loses Appeal Against BBC's Top Gear

jbrandv Re:Irrelevant (385 comments)

Never heard of the RIAA huh?

about 2 years ago
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Air Force Lab Test Out "Aircraft Surfing" Technique To Save Fuel

jbrandv Re:drafting... (205 comments)

Yes the lead bird works harder but in fact does benefit from the V formation behind them. Mythbusters was able to measure the effect.

more than 2 years ago
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Electric Car Environmental Impact: Power Source Matters

jbrandv Re:Captain Obvious (341 comments)

Unless you are off the grid and have your own wind farm you do not get all of your electricity from wind. Oh, the power company may charge you more but those electrons on the transmission system can't tell which houses are paying extra for wind power and which aren't. I'd bet most of your power either comes from coal or nuclear plants. (Yes, I work for a power company.)

more than 2 years ago
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What Should Start-Ups Do With the Brilliant Jerk?

jbrandv Easy (480 comments)

Promote him! Seems like that's what happens where I work.

more than 2 years ago
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California Legalizes Self Driving Cars

jbrandv Re:Numbers, The Law, Reality of Attention (508 comments)

Tell this to Capt. Sully. When you are travelling over 200 MPH the closing speed is so fast you can't really react fast enough. Um, tell it to the Geese too!
An airline pilots job is hours of boring flights punctuated by moments of shear terror.

more than 2 years ago
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Prime Minister to French Government: Favor FOSS Wherever Possible

jbrandv Re:One sterp forwards... (112 comments)

Come on! Everyone knows the first French fries were made in grease... ;-)

more than 2 years ago
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When the Hiring Boss Is an Algorithm

jbrandv Are you kidding me? (245 comments)

I've called Xerox support. It's not working! Clueless management must be their hallmark.

more than 2 years ago

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