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GoDaddy Files For $100 Million IPO

kelarius Re:sounds dire (110 comments)

I assure you, it's a real site. You may want to check for malware.

WOOOOOSH

about 6 months ago
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How About a Megatons To Megawatts Program For US Nuclear Weapons?

kelarius Because 'Murica! (146 comments)

We couldn't possibly give up our strategic advantage in an area that has almost no usefulness in this period of time!

about 9 months ago
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Decades-Old Rambus Litigation Against Micron For RDRAM Tech Reaches Settlement

kelarius Re:Now I feel old. (82 comments)

I keep reading posts on here talking about how god damned expensive RD-RAM was in the early 2000s and I just don't seem to remember it ALWAYS being that expensive, especially in summer '02. The first computer I ever built for myself using my high school grad money cost me $800, had a 2GHz P4 Northwood, and 512MB PC800 RD-RAM (in 2x256MB config no less), and I can even remember the RAM not being the most expensive part of that build (that was the CPU and the $150 graphics card I put in there). Now maybe I just happened to find a fantastic deal, or maybe some people arent remembering correctly, and yes, I do remember the price of RD-RAM tripling not a year later, but it wasn't always so bad. I always attributed the price increase to a drop off in production to absolutely nothing as everyone jumped off of the P4/RD-RAM ship. Best part is that that computer is still chugging away nicely at my Dad's house, still using the original motherboard, CPU, and those same 256MB RD-RAM sticks.

about a year ago
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International Space Station Infected With Malware Carried By Russian Astronauts

kelarius A Victory for Mass Consumerism! (226 comments)

Now even those in space can order male enhancement drugs and refinance their space houses with ease!

1 year,16 days
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Sci-Fi Author Timothy Zahn Is Creating a Video Game

kelarius Heavily influenced by Master of Orion (116 comments)

Quoting TFS, "a major focus is going to be on making sure that each alien race is as fully-realized as possible", why don't you focus on making the game not suck ass like MoO3 did first and THEN making sure the aliens are fleshed out (homogenous alien civilizations trope not withstanding).

about a year ago
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Final Mars One Numbers Are In, Over 200,000 People Applied

kelarius Re: I would have... (176 comments)

I think it needs a MPA more.

about a year ago
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Soda Makes Five-Year-Olds Break Your Stuff, Science Finds

kelarius Correlation != Causality (287 comments)

I ran another study and found that approximately 50% of the same respondents are male, the other 50% female, and 100% breathe oxygen on a regular basis. Therefore, I can only conclude that having a gender and breathing oxygen must make 5 year olds destructive, violent, sociopaths.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Light-Footprint Antivirus For Windows XP?

kelarius End Of Life (294 comments)

Microsoft is killing updates for XP in a little under 9 months. Get them onto linux or a new PC or it may not matter how good of an antivirus you put on there after that.

about a year ago
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Russian Federal Guard Service "Upgrades" To Electric Typewriters

kelarius Re:Physical access? (163 comments)

Then what's the point of having the computer if all you're doing is printing reports with it? Do you want to be able to play Galaga and hope noone notices?

about a year ago
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PC Sales See 'Longest Decline' In History

kelarius Re:Not necessarily because of usage. (385 comments)

I'm not really sure what the hell you were trying to say there, are you being sarcastic about crappy parts in PCs and them not mattering anymore?

about a year ago
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PC Sales See 'Longest Decline' In History

kelarius Re:Not necessarily because of usage. (385 comments)

Computers made in the last 5 or so years are darn fast, and unless you are a hard core gamer, will be plenty fast for the next 5-10 years. I just built my father a modern computer in the hopes he won't need a new one for about 10 years.

Pretty much this. I run a couple of repair shops and we end up fixing 5 year old computers more often than replacing them simply because for day to day browsing tasks, they are more than sufficient. Hell, most of them can even decode HD to some extent, which pretty much rounds out what 90% of the market uses them for. PCs are becoming a niche market, get used to it, it wont change. Tablets and phones are the future, especially as input methods improve (attachable keyboards, docking stations and such)

about a year ago
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Dwarf Planet Ahoy! Spacecraft Spies Pluto and Charon

kelarius Re:It's actually an egg in space! (28 comments)

"Dwarf Planet" could be a cool name for a sci-fi sequel to "Dwarf Fortress".

Yeah, and here's how it would go:
You fire up the game and it immediately displays "Your settlers die a horrible death in a vacuum, wondering how the hell they got into space from their island"

about a year ago
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Server Farms Flourish In Iowa: Microsoft Plows $700M More Into Des Moines

kelarius Re:Iowa can get very hot in summer (103 comments)

Yeah the tax breaks are great but the real reason is network infrastructure. Des Moines (and Omaha 3 hours to the west) sits on pretty much the biggest fiber crossroad in the country, which means that latency will be ridiculously low, which is very important if youre planning on having terabytes of data streaming out of your data center on a daily basis.

about a year and a half ago
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Dell's New X18: 5 Pounds, 18 Inches

kelarius Desktop Replacement (138 comments)

We've been trying this with laptops for over 10 years now, and it never really took, why do they think that it's going to work any better for a "Tablet" now?

about a year and a half ago
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FAA On Travel Delays: Get Used To It

kelarius Re:Sequestration is a gimmick (720 comments)

the issue is taxes dont need to go up, as a new yorker, i already spend over 60% of my income on taxes.

Then go yell at your local government(s), you're paying the exact same taxes that I am in the midwest to the federal government (being a national institution and all). Seeing as it is that your income tax is no more than 35% (and if it is I have no sympathy for your 400k+ per year ass). Assuming youre getting taxed at around 15-25% that would mean that the local and state governments are getting you for far more, and the new taxes woudlnt have applied to you anyways, so your statement is ignorant at best, disingenuous at worst, and either way youre a fucking idiot.

about a year and a half ago
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The US Redrawn As 50 Equally Populated States

kelarius Re:More representation (642 comments)

So that means there would be somewhere north of 11,600 representatives. And you think nothing gets done now...

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Inexpensive SOHO Crime Deterrence and Monitoring?

kelarius Simplicity... (272 comments)

How about a specific subject line in the email, and if the email doesn't have it, it gets filtered into the trash?

about 2 years ago
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Apple Tells Retailers To Stop Selling Certain Samsung Devices

kelarius Re:Pretty Soon... (308 comments)

Except there is no injunction against the Nexus, just the Tab 10.1 (the old version noone sells anymore). The Nexus was cleared for US sale last week. This is not only overreaching but blatantly fraudulent. Samsung needs to get their lawyers warmed up.

more than 2 years ago
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NASA'S Orion Arrives At Kennedy, Work Underway For First Launch

kelarius Re:Isn't that a splash-down pod from the 60's? (103 comments)

This is their launch-return vehicle, they're obviously not going to sit in something the size of a small minivan for 6 months on the way to Mars or an asteroid (unless its Apophis or something similar). The idea is they take this to orbit, dock with a spacecraft assembled in space, then go to wherever they want to go (eventually). The shuttle was always a boondoggle, the only reason it had the configuration it did was to return things from orbit, which it almost never did. They had to build a much less efficient reentry platform for that purpose, and even when reusable most of the external components weren't. A conical shape like this is very cheap since it's single use, there is no reason you cant salvage internal components if you want either.

The Russians have been using designs like this for over 50 years and their manned space program is TONS cheaper than ours, and you cant say that they cut safety corners to save money since their record over the last 20 years is FAR better.

more than 2 years ago

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Managed Antivirus Solutions for Consumers

kelarius kelarius writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kelarius (947816) writes "I run a couple of local PC repair shops in my city and one of the products we offer to our customers is of course Antivirus installations. Up until recently we have been installing Kaspersky Internet Security but recently they have been becoming more trouble than they're worth. Does anyone else do this type of service, and if so who is your preferred AV provider?"
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The Oatmeal Threatened With Lawsuit, Responds By Raising $50,000 For Charity

kelarius kelarius writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kelarius (947816) writes "The lawyers for image sharing website FunnyJunk.com sent a letter to Matthew Inman (the owner of theoatmeal.com) threatening a lawsuit and demanding $20,000 to make the whole thing go away. In response, Inman made a joke about trying to raise the $20,000 and donating it to the National Wildlife Fund and the American Cancer Society. Over the course of three hours, he has managed to raise over $50,000 and it appears that the amount is still going up."
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Spotify music-streaming service launches in U.S.

kelarius kelarius writes  |  more than 3 years ago

kelarius (947816) writes "CNN reports that Spotify, which makes Internet music-streaming software, launched the much-hyped U.S. version of its service after delays and years of negotiation. At first, Spotify will only accept new members to its free service who receive invitations from the company, one of its sponsors or a current user. "This is the biggest market in the world," Kenneth Parks, Spotify's content chief, said in an interview late Wednesday. "We haven't done a launch this large.""
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MPC customers face warranty crisis

kelarius kelarius writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Kelarius writes "Rueters reports that MPC Corp, which purchased Gateway's Professional unit last year, is closing up shop and liquidating all of their assets. This could be bad news for anyone with a Gateway Pro or MPC computer since they will no longer receive any warranty support or parts for their systems."

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