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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

jd2112 Re: Please Microsoft... (345 comments)

Try fixing them in the veterinary sense...

2 days ago
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

jd2112 Re: PowerPoint on a Server? (114 comments)

Ciitrix server serving Office to remote users
Sharepoint addon for searching and indexing Office files.
I'm sure there are others this is just what I thought up in 30 seconds.

2 days ago
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

jd2112 Re: Only for root users (114 comments)

Some do, however I've seen a few that are incapable of finding their head let alone placing a hat on it. Generally these are still stuck developing on VB6 rather than the vastly improved .NET versions (and are still whining about it after all these years...)

2 days ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

jd2112 Re:Politics (382 comments)

As soon as any government appoints a Czar, you know that they know bad things are going to happen.

Usually: * The person has little actual power * They are allocated minimal resources * Decisions come from the people above * Blame falls upon the Czar's shoulders * Appointing a Czar makes it look like you're doing something, even though you don't actually have to know what you're doing * Almost inevitably the Czar resigns or is fired later for being ineffective - because they were never actually there to do anything or even empowered to do anything

When you see a Czar being appointed you should immediately think, "they know the outcome here has a high probability of being very damaging politically, likely because they either don't have the answers and they know it, or the answers they have point to a very unpopular outcome".

That's not being cynical, it's just reality.

Just look at what happened to the last Czar they appointed in Russia...
(I think there's a 'In Soviet Russia' joke in there somewhere, but I'm not going to say it.)

2 days ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

jd2112 Re:Politics (382 comments)

This is not about solving problems but about power.

You just summed up the Democratic party.

He also just summed up the Republican Party.

No, just politics in general, regardless of party or political system.

2 days ago
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

jd2112 Re:In unrelated news (173 comments)

ATT, Comcast and Verizon just expanded fiber coverage to the same 32 cities with low introductory rates that will skyrocket once the new local competition is dealt with.

FIFY

3 days ago
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Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

jd2112 Re:Most hated character flaw (123 comments)

There is nothing wrong with cold coffee. Warm beer on the other hand should be considered a crime against humanity.

That's It! Time to go to WAR with England!

3 days ago
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Brain Patterns Give Clues To Why Some People Just Keep Gambling

jd2112 Re: Or gamblers are masochists. (59 comments)

I lost the powerball. But I'm only out two bucks so no big deal.

4 days ago
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New Music Discovered In Donkey Kong For Arcade

jd2112 Re: Treasures (74 comments)

Have you ever *heard* Yoko Ono's "music"? I have, and yes. It can be classified as a weapon. Or at least an implement of torture.

about a week ago
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

jd2112 Re:Designed in US, Built in EU, Filled in Iraq (376 comments)

The summary seems to have left out the most interesting tidbit:

According to the Times, the reports were embarrassing for the Pentagon because, in five of the six incidents in which troops were wounded by chemical agents, the munitions appeared to have been "designed in the US, manufactured in Europe and filled in chemical agent production lines built in Iraq by Western companies".

Where were they found? Next to the plants set up by Western companies that filled them in Iraq, of course. Who has control of those plants now? Why, ISIS of course. Don't worry, though, the people who thought it was better we didn't know about these things are assuring us that all those weapons were hurriedly destroyed.

Back when Iraq was first invaded I predicted that the WMDs would be found 'As soon as they filed "Made in USA" off of them'. Perhaps I wasn't far off.

about a week ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

jd2112 Re:For everything there is a season (228 comments)

Here is an idea, lets use Military to kill people and break things

Definitely. It's a critical part of our Judeo-Christian heritage to kill people and break things.

We don't have to worry about the Air Force making plans for global warming, because they're all convinced Jesus will come back and save us before that happens.

http://blogs.courant.com/susan...

Personally, I think Jesus is going to be pissed at what his followers have done to the perfectly good planet his dad made for them. And using 'Jesus is coming soon anyway' as an excuse!

about two weeks ago
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A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien

jd2112 Re: Suspension of Disbelief (193 comments)

I can think of TWO good reasons to watch Swordfish..

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

jd2112 Re: If they are automating tech support, then good (236 comments)

I saw that Hawking is going to be on the upcoming Pink Floyd CD. If so we can compare it to "Keep Talking" from "The Division Bell" from about 20 years ago.

about two weeks ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

jd2112 Re: grow your own (236 comments)

Once again Douglas Adams has been ahead of the times. In "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's complaints department was the only division to consistently show a profit. I always wondered how they managed to accomplish that...

about two weeks ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

jd2112 Re: Whales and Daulphins - blowholes (152 comments)

Calling politicians reptiles is giving them too much credit and offensive to reptiles. Fungus might be a closer match as there seems to be some similarity with slime molds. Some mushrooms however may still be offended by the comparison.

about two weeks ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

jd2112 I speak whale! (152 comments)

Are they sure it was dolphins speaking whale and not a blue tang that sounds like Ellen Degeneress?

about two weeks ago
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Sharp Developing LCD Screens In Almost Any Shape

jd2112 Re: What shape would you like (60 comments)

GUI windows are rectangular now. Just wait until GNOME 4 is released...

about two weeks ago
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Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

jd2112 Re:Possible sequence (171 comments)

6) Apple buys GTAT at fire-sale pricing (through a shell company, of course, to divert suspicion)
7) Apple uses sapphire for iPhone 6S or 7
8) (even more) PROFIT!!!!

about three weeks ago

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