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FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

jerryjnormandin cancel your cell phone plans now! (217 comments)

You know you pay for air time regardless if it a wrong number or spam right ? All the more reason the dump your cell phone. If you are tied to your phone because of work have work provide the phone or at least get reimbursed.

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

jerryjnormandin I'm running linux on a 8 core mac pro 2,1 w (592 comments)

My MacPro was acquired through a "salvage pile" at work in 2010. After I fixed it by puchasing a new memory riser I increased RAM to 32gb because it was cheap at the time and the virtual machines I run could take full advantage of the 8 cores and memory. Mac OS hasn't been stable since 10.6.8 I upgraded to 10.7 in 2011, 10.8 in 2012, 10.9 in 2013, updated to 10.9.5 in 2014 -> Linux Mint 17 September 2014, Linux Mint 17.1 December 2014 I figured out how to run Linux bare metal on mac so I am running Linux Mint 17.1 on a Mac Pro 2,1 with 32gb ram, NVIDIA GTX 560 graphics card, and 8tb storage. I do lvm snapshots to a ESATA jbod for backups. Linux is 100% stable on Mac Pro. It hasn't crashed or locked up since the install on September 2014.

about two weeks ago
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First OSX Bootkit Revealed

jerryjnormandin Makes me glad I run a vintage 8 core mac pro 2,1 (135 comments)

I modified the boot.efi to allow my old mac pro 2,1 to run Mavericks. I'm glad I never upgraded. My old mac with 32gb of ram is plenty fast enough.. make -j 20... all I have to say is wow this baby can compile code fast. I also have an NVIDIA GTX 560 graphics card and a vintage GT120 for boot selection. I picked another mac pro 8 core 2,1 on ebay and built up a 32gb8 core Linux beast running linux on bare mac metal. Now that I see thunderbolt is full of security holes I bet the next generation if macs will be locked down. I will never purchased locked down hardware.

about three weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

jerryjnormandin Lilipop is killing Lolipop, and Android (437 comments)

If I want to create a folder I should be able to create a folder. Too much protection. less user control. I'm working on hacking a Micro Center Windows 8.1 tablet to run Linux natively now. If this is the direction Android is taking I am done with it.

about three weeks ago
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How Relevant is C in 2014?

jerryjnormandin whoever wrote this don't know hard core programmin (641 comments)

wow... someone does not know anything about coding. Go ahead and try to write a kernel extension in python... wow. there are different languages for different tasks. C will be around for a very long time.

about 1 month ago
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Akamai Warns: Linux Systems Infiltrated and Controlled In a DDoS Botnet

jerryjnormandin that's what happens when you outsource! (230 comments)

Any operating system has security holes... unix/linux has less... and you take a security risk when you outsource or just hire newbies out of school. You need to hire people who have been at it a while, pay them what they are worth.. and hire newbies for the sr. system engineers to mentor. they get what they get. and java... well.. Oracle Sucks.. we all know that. You can code around it.. just code with security in mind, close all security holes. don't run external processes as a trusted user.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

jerryjnormandin I will find an alternate service provider. (341 comments)

When comcast forced me to use a cable box (I was watching hd programming fine without it) I dropped my extended basic package with blast + and reduced to blast + and the old legacy package. I get most of my HD network programming over the air now. I really only have comcast now for internet access. when I get capped I will look for another provider.

about 5 months ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

jerryjnormandin a genius usually doesn't get an A in school (391 comments)

You can be a genius and not get an A in your typical school. You get bored too easy. As you age you still have the raw genius brain power but you if you don't have self discipline no one else would think you are a genius.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Login and Resource Management In a Computer Lab?

jerryjnormandin I would write my own with LDAP (98 comments)

I would write my own with LDAP and some custom code that will manage ulimit and other tools to manage resources. It's a piece of cake.

about 6 months ago
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BMW Unveils the Solar Charging Carport of the Future

jerryjnormandin lmao.bamboo + carbon fiber + hurricane = fly away (165 comments)

What are they thinking ? My carport is made of wood, concrete, and roofing material (roofing shingles,etc) In New England structures need to withstand 100mph wind gusts. It does happen. Winter Blizzard wind gusts have hit 80mph. Cold wind packs a punch. My next home improvement is going to involve replacing the decorative shutters with real working shutters. A large carport roof is a great place to locate solar panels. I'm still looking for a deal. Something that won't take 17 years to pay for itself. That is just stupid to me. I'm looking to build a cheap 5kw solar generator for $1,500.00. I bet it can be done. I

about 9 months ago
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For $20, Build a VR Headset For Your Smartphone

jerryjnormandin Microwave radiation next the eyes... brilliant (50 comments)

This is what happens people have no clue about the technology they are working with. The cell phone antennae is far too close to the eyes. The human eyes consist of a thin membrane and a lot of water. It does not take much radiation to induce eye cancer. I never put a cell phone near my head. I always use speaker phone mode.

about 9 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

jerryjnormandin That's it .. I'm getting my handgun permit. (1633 comments)

This posting on slashdot has motivated for me to go for my handgun license. Everyone has the right to protect themselves and their family.

about 9 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

jerryjnormandin Since when is Stupid the same as Contraversial? (642 comments)

Wow... this documentary is just plain stupid. We live in a tiny solar system way of in a "rural" burb... no where near the center. We are way out on the edge of the milkyway... not even near our own galaxy's center. As far as center of the Universe... I think the idiots don't know what the Universe is. Think of it as something smaller than anything you can imagine.... then a balloon expanding and expanding larger and larger and larger. Nothing exists outside of the Universe, the Universe encompasses everything.

about 10 months ago
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Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty

jerryjnormandin Meat is Murder (545 comments)

Tasty, Tasty Murder. Hmmm... I'm going to have a Ribeye medium rare tonight.

about a year ago
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Volkswagen Chairman: Cars Must Not Become 'Data Monsters'

jerryjnormandin Re:Google for: "disable telemetry $MAKE $MODEL" (89 comments)

uhmm..... My last car had OnStar. They could track the vehicle. OnStar has it's own cellular module. Even if you don't subscribe to the service if BB wants to track the vehicle they can. I drive a Wrangler now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

about a year ago
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All Else Being Equal: Disputing Claims of a Gender Pay Gap In Tech

jerryjnormandin No pay gap if your good .... (427 comments)

There is no pay gap for those who are talented. At least if a woman was working for me and she could code, or function as a Sr. Systems Engineer I'd pay her whatever is allowed for top contributors.

about a year ago
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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

jerryjnormandin Re:ChromeOS competition (295 comments)

Yep you hit it on the money. And if you have a Chromebook you always want to run Linux on it to get any real use out of it.

about a year ago
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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

jerryjnormandin It's more like google can't write code.. (295 comments)

It's obvious that the google gui programmers just use windows or mac gui APIs and don't know how to code. Linux GPU code has been extremely stable. Maybe they can learn how to program from the folks at Steam ? LMAO The new Steam Appliance runs Linux. I use a GTX 560 in a MacPro 2,1 running linux on bare metal with NO ISSUES.

about a year ago
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Para Bellum Labs Will Attempt To Make the RNC a Political-Analytics Player

jerryjnormandin Re:Better information wouldn't help (212 comments)

It's a better future than Obamacare. Obama has made an abomination out of our country.

about a year ago
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Para Bellum Labs Will Attempt To Make the RNC a Political-Analytics Player

jerryjnormandin Stop Voting for the Pimps of Poverty. (212 comments)

Democrats got our Country in the shitter. They encouraged low income families to have lots of babies. Having a child actually got them a check from Uncle SAM. Families that were hardworking had smaller families. This is why Democrats now outnumber every body else. You don't have to be rich to be a Republican. I don't even think I would consider myself a Republican because they sold themelves out too. I would say I lean towards the Tea Party.

about a year ago

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