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Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

jddeluxe I don't understand... (184 comments)

Why is it I should give a rat's ass exactly???

about three weeks ago
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New iOS Keylogging Vulnerability Discovered

jddeluxe Re:Linux and windows have vulnerabilities (72 comments)

Not sure where Apple stands.

On a mahogany patio, looking at a gold-plated Olympic-size swimming pool full of cash, smiling before wading in.

...On the yacht...

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

jddeluxe Re:I've eaten MREs (225 comments)

Well, DUH, he's an Air Force officer...

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

jddeluxe Re:I just wish... (225 comments)

Ground Surveillance Radar works just fine, too...

about 2 months ago
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Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

jddeluxe Nailed it! (312 comments)

"The best engineers get all the benefits of being leaders, but without needing to take on the rather painful duties of management. So they choose not to move up. Compare this to the engineers who aren't as strong, and use the opportunity to move up as a way to get their voice heard."

Truest thing I've ever read on /.

about 2 months ago
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iWatch Prototypes Could Be Ready, Apple Hires Fitness Physiologists For Tests

jddeluxe Re:first post (100 comments)

That's why I make it a point to post utter bullshit to all those polls...

about 2 months ago
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North Korea's Home-Grown Operating System Mimics OS X

jddeluxe Re:Boycott (252 comments)

I'm using all my mods points on comments that TRASH Beta...

about 2 months ago
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Kansas Delays Municipal Broadband Ban

jddeluxe I live in a Fiberhood in KC... (156 comments)

Google is killing everybody else. I moved to a working class neighborhood in KC to get a cheap house and Google Fiber. Google has the ILECs running scared as almost all of my neighbors signed up for at least the 5 down/1 up Mbps "free" option, and will be dropping their existing cable/DSL contracts when up.
The Kansas legislature is made up almost entirely of rapid Tea Party half-wits that are taking money from the ILECs or anybody else with money to buy them off. The ONLY reason this was postponed was due to the ongoing blizzard that has the Statehouse shut down this week...

about 3 months ago
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Reports Say Satya Nadella Is Microsoft's Next CEO

jddeluxe Meh... (177 comments)

Who cares? I'm more interested in the rumors that they are scheming to oust Bill Gates as Chairman...

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: An Open Source PC Music Studio?

jddeluxe Topic is fanboi trollbait... (299 comments)

BUT, that being said, I'm a musician in real life that prostitutes myself as an engineer during the day to pay the bills, for several decades now...

I tried for years using various software packages on Windows and Linux, you name it, I've tried it... Bottom line is, I finally broke down and bought a MBP in 2011 ( cheap ass $1199 entry level one, maxed out the memory and shitcanned the HD and installed a 512 Gb SSD) I'll never look back and wish I'd done it a lot sooner.
Everyone can spew whatever fanboi shit they want to, but Apple owns the music market. Even software that works in multiple OS environments like ProTools work better on a Mac and you don't run into hardware/latency/drivers/other issues common on other HW/OS platforms. Just go ahead and buy an Apple iMac or MBP as suits your environment; if you don't you can spend a lot of time/money/aggravation over a period of years, trust me, been there, done that, have the T-shirt and barbed wire ankle tattoo...

about 3 months ago
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NSA and GCHQ Target "Leaky" Phone Apps To Scoop User Data

jddeluxe Re:Ever wonder why US unscrambled GPS Signals. (144 comments)

While they don't transmit, per se, if GPS is enabled (and sometimes even if disabled) the most recent GPS fix is typically stored in memory.

about 3 months ago
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Online Streaming As Profitable As TV, Disc Sales By Charging Just a $15 Flat Fee

jddeluxe Re:Quality? (160 comments)

All your examples would be in my category of "crap" I wouldn't bother to stream for free from Netflix...

about 3 months ago
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Lenovo To Buy IBM's Server Business For $2.3 Billion

jddeluxe Re:Weapons grade stupidity (160 comments)

I don't know about that...Microsoft's offer of somewhere around $50B for Yahoo comes to mind.

Actually, the only thing dumber than that was Jerry Yang NOT taking the $50 billion...

about 3 months ago
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T-Mobile Jumping Into the Check-Cashing Industry

jddeluxe Re:some like it trashy (211 comments)

I think your supposition is extremely flawed. Over the course of the last year or so the influx of new subs into T-Mobile is primarily former postpaid customers from the other carriers...

about 3 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

jddeluxe Re:Size matters? (444 comments)

If a rep's lips are moving, they're lying...

about 3 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

jddeluxe Hard drives? (444 comments)

That's so 20th century... Went to SSDs a couple of years ago and will never go back.

about 3 months ago

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NSA Can Bridge Air-Gapped Systems

jddeluxe jddeluxe writes  |  about 3 months ago

jddeluxe (965655) writes "An article just published in the New York Times outlines how the NSA has compromised systems not connected to the Internet.
The practice, ongoing from 2008, " relies on a covert channel of radio waves that can be transmitted from tiny circuit boards and USB cards inserted surreptitiously into the computers. In some cases, they are sent to a briefcase-size relay station that intelligence agencies can set up miles away from the target."
Break out the tin foil hats..."

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Sprint 3G network slows down iPhone 4s...

jddeluxe jddeluxe writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jddeluxe writes "The "Now Network" appears to be "Later" based on reports back from customers that ran out to purchase the Sprint iPhone 4s.
Besides the above URL, here are some add'l reports from the interwebs:

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/10/15/iphone-4s-sprint-customers-complain-of-slow-3g-speeds/

http://hintsforums.macworld.com/showthread.php?s=885877f80abaa2516cdf68267304856b&p=644086#post644086"

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NYTimes Article Profiles Mark Shuttleworth/Ubuntu

jddeluxe jddeluxe writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jddeluxe (965655) writes "This Sunday's NY Times Technology section contains an article about Mark Shuttleworth and the state of Ubuntu Linux. A bit "fluffy", but nice to get notice in the MSM...."
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Bill Joy for new national CTO post!

jddeluxe jddeluxe writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jddeluxe writes "In an article in today's NY Times, John Doerr of Kleiner-Perkins proffered up Bill Joy's name when queried by Barack Obama for a recommendation for the position of Chief Technology Officer of the Unites States which Obama has promised to create and that the country is overdue to have. I think that's a brilliant idea, and while you're at it, have the FCC report to him as well, why don't you?"

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