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Linux Fatware: Distros That Need To Slim Down

joekool Re:It's already there... (299 comments)

<quote><p>try not installing X11, X11 apps, kde, xfce , emacs, tcl and docs (ie: just unselect the install folders x, xa, kde, kdei, xfce, e, tcl and f )</p><p>there! you have a tiny distro, ready to use, compile, whatever</p></quote>

I am pretty sure that the good Mr Volkerding is well aware of how to configure the distro that he created.

about a year and a half ago
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Man Ordered At Gunpoint To Hand Over Phone For Recording Cops

joekool Re:Ahhh crime. (983 comments)

qik video---uploads live.

more than 3 years ago
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Hunters Shot Down Google Fiber

joekool Re:Immature and Gun Happy (1141 comments)

Happiness:
    This happiness index is for how happy the planet is, and it appears that Central America wins. most likely by having less people and some forests.

Crime:
      toss up. lots of European countries on either side of the US here. The only relevant one to the discussion is the firearm stats. the US is the only country with recent updates and full stats. apples to oranges, and it feels manipulated to make the US look bad.

Health:
  the US life expectancy is below cuba! and chile. and costa rica. While they may be nice places(the planet is happy enough there!), I believe that there may be some reporting discrepancies here

Conclusion: This appears to be a bunch of references that hope to make the US look bad. As long as no one actually reads them. Wait, no I forget--of course Europe is better!

more than 4 years ago
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Subscription-Based 'Hulu Plus' Is Now Official

joekool It looks like what you get for 9.99 (434 comments)

It looks like what you get for 9.99 is access outside the browser. They mention Samsung tvs, and ipad/iphone.

no android love yet though.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Telephone For Datacenters?

joekool Re:Use aircraft headsets (110 comments)

what's wrong with the one in the link he posted?

http://www.marvgolden.com/headsets/pilot86aadapter.htm

or the generic?

http://www.marvgolden.com/headsets/pa96.htm
+ an adapter for a cell phone
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=q7a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=cell+headset+adapter&aq=0&aqi=m1&aql=&oq=cel+head+set+adapter&gs_rfai=

just curious...

more than 4 years ago
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Terry Childs Found Guilty

joekool Re:Perspective from a Juror on this Case (982 comments)

I think you meant 3750--just about the only difference being that the 3650 isn't stackable, and the 3750 is.

Gee, can you guess what my day job is!?

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Bans Sexy Apps, Developers Upset

joekool Re:Even a swimwear merchant app that sold bikinis (492 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topless_beach#Topless_beaches

"In the United States, which is generally less tolerant of female toplessness than Europe or Australia, toplessness is permitted in Washington, D.C., New York, Hawaii, Maine, Ohio, and Texas wherever a man is permitted to go without a top.[25][26]. However, women in Texas appearing topless in public are typically charged under public nuisance laws.[27] Topless bathing is permitted on designated public nude beaches."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nude_beach

"The first nude beach of the United States was established in San Gregorio in Northern California in 1967,[5] as a private "free beach".[6] The number of official nude beaches in the United States has recently increased because of the stewardship of national and local nudist organizations and the establishment of working relationships with&mdash;or lobbying of&mdash;local municipalities and law enforcement agencies. The tourist potential of clothing-free and topless events and facilities is increasingly being recognized.[7]"

Here in Austin we have Hippie Hollow. Which I have never been too, but I hear is lotsa fun.

And now I hope no one actually sees this comment. one more reason no one can ever know my slashdot ID. Conveniently I picked the lamest alias ever.

more than 4 years ago
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20 Years of Bill Gates Predictions

joekool Re:On CEOs as seers. (269 comments)

Heinlein talks about a personal phone in chapter 1 of Space Cadet. He does not mention the technology backing it. He does however receive a call from an aquaintance (possibly his mother or uncle, its been awhile). That pretty much covers cell phones as actually used.

Integrated devices (cell phone/camera) are talked about in general ways in many books during the 40s-50s, although camera phones specifically are not mentioned to my knowledge. The wrist communicator/data access device was one particularly common example of such a device. It wouldn't surprise me if one had a camera.

more than 7 years ago

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