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Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

kd5zex Not Much Variety (867 comments)

Slackware -> Ubuntu (about 10 minutes) -> Slackware

more than 2 years ago
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How Would Driver-less Cars Change Motoring?

kd5zex Re:Taxes go through the Roof (648 comments)

Don't forget the highly profitable DUI/DWI and drug offense markets that will dry up.

more than 2 years ago
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'Social Jetlag' May Be Making You Fat

kd5zex Re:Not Much You Can Do About That (197 comments)

I was adjusting the alarm on my phone by a few minutes the other day and when I changed the alarm time a dialog popped up that said "The alarm will go off in 23 hours and 36 minutes."

I thought to myself, "Shit, why so soon...."

more than 2 years ago
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KegDroid: Combining Arduino, Android, and NFC to Dispense Beer

kd5zex Re:what a lazy project (48 comments)

I'll be damned...

about 2 years ago
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KegDroid: Combining Arduino, Android, and NFC to Dispense Beer

kd5zex Re:what a lazy project (48 comments)

wild bacteria

As opposed to tame bacteria?

about 2 years ago
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In Calif. Study, Most Kids With Whooping Cough Were Fully Vaccinated

kd5zex Re:Here we go (293 comments)

Poor choice of words on my part. I should have worded it: "Which I would understand."

In any case, I find the way you claim to be willing to write off your child's well being and/or life disturbing to say the least. This tells me either that you are a troll, not a parent, or your views are not aligned with USian cultural norms.

more than 2 years ago
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In Calif. Study, Most Kids With Whooping Cough Were Fully Vaccinated

kd5zex Re:Here we go (293 comments)

I was mostly playing devil's advocate, but since you are so adamant I am going to have to call bullshit on that. While your rhetoric is noble, I would put good money that you would bring suit to anyone and everyone even remotely connected to the situation. As is appropriate.

If what you are saying is true and you actually do have progeny of your own, I am quite surprised at your willingness to accept the demise or disfigurement of your child.

more than 2 years ago
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In Calif. Study, Most Kids With Whooping Cough Were Fully Vaccinated

kd5zex Re:Here we go (293 comments)

There *is* risk associated with vaccinations, common belief is that the benefits outweigh the risks. But! Let me ask you this. If *your* child happened to be the one who had a severe reaction to a vaccination that caused great harm or death, would you be satisfied with "taking one for the team"?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Store Umbilical Cord Blood — and If So, Where?

kd5zex Re:Not Worth It (321 comments)

How long did it take for the cord to detach?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Store Umbilical Cord Blood — and If So, Where?

kd5zex Re:Drink it (321 comments)

My wife preforms placenta encapsulation as a service. Her business has steadily increased over the past year and she is doing 3-6 per month now.

more than 2 years ago
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George "geohot" Hotz Arrested In Texas For Posession of Marijuana

kd5zex Re:Not crossing the border! (578 comments)

Strangely enough, "DWI Checkpoints" were ruled unconstitutional by the Texas courts in 1994. The busy-bodies in Austin have introduced pro-checkpoint legislation in every session since, but it has yet to become law.

The latest rage in the DWI industry down here is the "No Refusal" gig. You can refuse the field sobriety tests and breathalyzer. Pre-No Refusal you would get thrown in jail and battle it out, you vs. the cop, in court at a later date. This caused embarrassment to the county DAs and hurt the law enforcement ROI as the police generally make many mistakes and a subset of juries are hostile towards government in general.

With No-Refusal in effect, if you refuse the traditional tests you will be asked to give consent to allow your blood to be drawn. If you do not give consent, a judge will issue a warrant for your blood and it will be taken from you.

more than 2 years ago
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Army Plots Its Smartphone Strategy

kd5zex Angry Birds Port? (125 comments)

Awesome. Fire Direction simplified through a DOD port of Angry Birds.

You could have the different ordinance represented by the Founding Fathers and just swap the pigs out with a pic of the terrorist du jour.

more than 2 years ago
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A Cognitive Teardown of Angry Birds

kd5zex Re:Redirect of effort (220 comments)

Sit on the shitter.
Grab phone out of pants pocket.
Check email.
Read all tweets/social media bullshit updates.
Play all turns on Wordfeud (or Words with Friends, if you like buggy, inferior shit).

Open Live Hold 'em for the free daily bonus.

Load up Angry Birds because there's nothing else to do.
Play until you're done shitting, AND you've gotten 3 stars on the current level.
Get off the toilet and wait two minutes for the circulation in your legs to be restored so you can walk again, having spent twenty minutes sitting on the toilet.

Never happened to me either.

more than 2 years ago
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TSA's VIPR Bites Rail, Bus, and Ferry Passengers

kd5zex Re:Well, so much for... (658 comments)

Why the hell it still exists is a mystery to me.

For our safety, of course.

But seriously, you would be amazed by how many TSA stripe-lickers there actually are. I estimate their numbers have decreased over time, but they are still are a compliant majority.

about 3 years ago
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TSA's VIPR Bites Rail, Bus, and Ferry Passengers

kd5zex Slippery Slopes? (658 comments)

The Slippery Slope argument is fallacy and conspiracy theory!!!!

about 3 years ago
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Making a Learning Thermostat

kd5zex Re:Learned Stupidity (192 comments)

I just filed for a patent on this, thanks!

about 3 years ago
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US Troops To Leave Iraq By End of Year

kd5zex Re:A pre-emptive "Welcome home" to all of them (386 comments)

I am an American Civilian. I am from Texas, and I chose not to enlist after high school (which included four years of MCJROTC). Unlike most of my buddies, I worked my tail off and amassed a trivial amount of wealth and now have a young family. I knew exactly what I wanted and what I didn't want, maintaining control of my life was high on the list. I saw directly through the recruiters sales pitches and blatant lies. I produce tangible things that can be bought and sold and my income is derived through contracts between interested parties as opposed to taxation. I care about everyone and dread the day when I am forced to take a human life.

The way I see it, you signed up for a job. Suck it up and do it like the rest of us. Sorry that your pay is crappy, you have to live in bad conditions and get shot at, but like you said; you knew that going into the deal. I care about you doing your job probably about as much as you care about me doing mine. Your story about the enlisted Portuguese doctor is heart warming but likely a rare case.

I have friends and family in the armed forces and have come across many stand up people from the armed forces in my travels. I have absolutely nothing against people of any professions or walks of life. In fact, we could probably have a chat over a few beers and have a great time.

It's not that people don't want listen, it's that many have grown weary of hearing about your tribulations and it being implied that somehow you are more important than "us". Like it or not, you are just another cog in the machine.

about 3 years ago
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US Troops To Leave Iraq By End of Year

kd5zex Re:Witch hunts (386 comments)

*In their own country.

about 3 years ago

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USPS Has A Hard Time Letting Go

kd5zex kd5zex writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kd5zex (1030436) writes "In its death throes, The United States Postal Service is launching an ad campaign to bolster the silly justifications for maintaining an antiquated and unprofitable organization.

Here is a gem from one of the ads, according to the Washington Post:

“A refrigerator has never been hacked,” an announcer says in the first message as an actress pins a paper bill to her fridge."

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