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"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

jfdavis668 It takes time to prepare (339 comments)

You have to make plans and decisions ahead of time. It takes time to execute the preparations you need. You have to go with the forecast as it is at that time. Governors are not weathermen.

9 hours ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

jfdavis668 Re:Repeal the 3rd amendment (384 comments)

The third amendment would be hard to interpret if the battle was happening inside your house. A data center being used or attacked by a foreign power is part of a battlefield.

yesterday
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

jfdavis668 Re:The solution is obvious (539 comments)

These are 2 different situations. If Dell pushed all your Windows 7 pushes, and decides not to any longer, how could Microsoft fix it? That is the situation Google is in. Of course, that is not how Windows updates, but it is how Android updates. What is the point in creating a patch no one will see?

yesterday
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

jfdavis668 Repeal the 3rd amendment (384 comments)

That way we can have people watching you from inside your house.

yesterday
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

jfdavis668 Ronco DNA extractor (349 comments)

I need to start marketing the Ronco DNA Extractor. Safely and quickly remove any residual DNA to make smart, healthy family meals.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

jfdavis668 Re:Thrift store (420 comments)

From that thrift shop down the road...

3 days ago
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Rare Astronomical Event Will See Triple Moon Shadows On Jupiter

jfdavis668 Re:"Stargazers..." (53 comments)

All these worlds are yours...

4 days ago
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Rare Astronomical Event Will See Triple Moon Shadows On Jupiter

jfdavis668 Re:Cat Stevens is getting paranoid (53 comments)

Anyone now named Yusuf Islam would be worried anyway in this day and age.

4 days ago
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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

jfdavis668 CNN Kick Stands (158 comments)

CNN can go back to using them as kickstands to hold up their ipads. As seen on CNN...

4 days ago
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Rare Astronomical Event Will See Triple Moon Shadows On Jupiter

jfdavis668 Snow storm (53 comments)

And of course, a major snow storm is scheduled for that very time. Who do I go to to complain about this scheduling conflict?

4 days ago
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Rare Astronomical Event Will See Triple Moon Shadows On Jupiter

jfdavis668 Re:You're being followed by a Moonshadow (53 comments)

Leapin' and hoppin' on a moon shadow, at two and a half times Earth surface gravity...

4 days ago
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The Camera That Changed the Universe

jfdavis668 Re:Discovery (76 comments)

What is the penalty for plagiarism on /.?

4 days ago
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The Camera That Changed the Universe

jfdavis668 Like Schrodinger's cat (76 comments)

The Universe's state was only determined when we observed it.

5 days ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

jfdavis668 Noise is wasted power (808 comments)

Every bit of energy that goes out in noise is power that is not applied to the wheels.

5 days ago
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The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

jfdavis668 Tech Startups don't have business cultures (263 comments)

Many of these companies start out as small startup companies, and the corporate culture is just an extension of college culture. People come and go as they enroll and graduate. Many of them have no experience in a true business culture. The see the overhead as an unnecessary expense, not a necessity for the future. No one know how to train someone for the future. A lot of people coming out of college like this atmosphere. They dread the bureaucracy that comes with standardizing processes and developing employees. Few are aware of the need to transition to a more long term business structure.

about a week ago
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Google Pondering $1 Billion Investment In SpaceX's Satellite Internet

jfdavis668 Space Ads (100 comments)

Next they will be projecting them on the Moon.

about a week ago
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Being Pestered By Drones? Buy a Drone-Hunting Drone

jfdavis668 Surface to Drone Missile (151 comments)

I'm waiting for the integrated home air defense package complete with radar and surface to drone missiles.

about two weeks ago
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Why Run Linux On Macs?

jfdavis668 Mac OS is too susceptible to viruses (590 comments)

You know that hackers are always attacking mainstream OS. Use an obscure one and everyone leaves you alone.

about two weeks ago
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Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

jfdavis668 Color Computer support (314 comments)

Where am I supposed to go for support for my TRS-80 Color Computer now?

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

jfdavis668 Windows XP (629 comments)

I'm still waiting for my Windows XP fix.

about two weeks ago

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Eliminate Windows Drive Letters, the time has come

jfdavis668 jfdavis668 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jfdavis668 writes "Isn't it about time we eliminate Drive Letters from MS Windows? What other modern OS still saves A: and B: for floppy drives, and demands that the boot drive be C? Since the days of LAN Manager and its predecessors, drives could be accessed by \\ServerName\ShareName. I have been using drive letters since college, on VM/CMS and Bondwell CP/M machines, but that was almost 30 years ago. Isn't it about time we stop reserving A: for the floppy drive? We no longer need to save keystrokes by mapping names to drive letters. This may be too late for Windows 7, but needs to be eliminated in Windows 8."

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