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Ubuntu Touch On a Nexus 7: "Almost Awesome"

kiriath Well... (116 comments)

What did you expect would happen?

about 9 months ago
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A Teletherapy Startup Removes Barriers To Mental Health Care

kiriath Wowzers... (102 comments)

I totally read that as "Telepathy Startup".

about 10 months ago
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Delta Replacing Flight Manuals with Surface Tablets

kiriath And let's not forget (244 comments)

Someone from Microsoft probably performed a few 'favors' for someone from Delta...

Just sayin'

about 10 months ago
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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

kiriath All the news lately (729 comments)

Can be likened to that terrible M. Night Shyamalan movie where people are killing themselves for no reason. (Spoiler: Something to do with the trees if I remember right...) I just see Microsoft jumping off a cliff, followed by the Gnome developers. Who will go crazy next?

about 10 months ago
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NSA Firing 90% of Its Sysadmins

kiriath Wow (634 comments)

Just... what a frickin moron.

about a year ago
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AI Is Funny - a Generative Joke Model

kiriath Re:Data from ST:TNG (211 comments)

Okay, did anyone else think of the one or two episodes where Data was trying to be funny and do stand-up? This story reminded me of that. So did the jokes.

Yes, exactly, I was just about to type all of this out. lol.... Exactly what popped into my head.

about a year ago
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New Doctor Who Actor To Be Revealed This Sunday

kiriath I heard about this yesterday (249 comments)

I was almost unable to sleep last night with excitement.

So, crazy, excited.

Still, there would be something to be said for waiting till the regeneration sequence... though in this day and age it would be very tough to like Doctor Who and not find out via some means beforehand.

about a year ago
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After a User Dies, Apple Warns Against Counterfeit Chargers

kiriath Re:Smart move (457 comments)

I recently switched from an iPhone 5 to a Galaxy S4. The one thing I really miss is the Apple power adapter. I'd pay the money to have a few of them laying around because of their convenience.

On the flipside, I am thinking about going inductive for charging on the S4... who even needs a cable? :)

1 year,4 days
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Ask Slashdot: Asynchronous RAID-1 Free Software Backup For Laptops?

kiriath My solution (227 comments)

Is to not try to keep 1TB of crap on a laptop... or anywhere for that matter. Travel light says me ;)

1 year,4 days
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Ask Slashdot: Enterprise Level Network Devices For Home Use?

kiriath Business gear fails too... (241 comments)

The continuous power recommendation above is probably your best bet.

Enterprise level gear is good stuff, but it can fail as well, part of what makes it enterprise is the service agreements and rapid replacement you can get on them. Really for a small network that would be a waste of money.

Would you buy a tractor-trailer rig to get stuff from a lumber yard occasionally when a pickup truck would suffice? Just keep said pickup truck well maintained and it should be fulfill your needs and be less expensive than the corporate solution.

I realize that was kind of a stretch but hopefully it helps to illustrate the point.

1 year,15 days
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Edward Snowden Files For Political Asylum In Russia

kiriath Oh (447 comments)

How I wish this was hard to believe.

1 year,27 days
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

kiriath Re:Sorry (1073 comments)

lol

The world continues as it is, because of differing opinions... think of how boring it would be if we all agreed on everything.

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

kiriath Re:Sorry (1073 comments)

Probably so!

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

kiriath Re:Sorry (1073 comments)

Expressing, silly spell check.

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

kiriath Re:Sorry (1073 comments)

Yeah, I'll try to refrain from expression opinions too - opinions suck!

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

kiriath Re:Sorry (1073 comments)

Oh yeah, I totally forgot I don't own slashdot. Thanks for reminding me.

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

kiriath Re:Sorry (1073 comments)

I'm fairly positive that the site redesign didn't change the focus - there have always been a handful of political posts. I have always questioned their relevance. There are people from other countries that read slashdot as well, if we cram in too many US Political posts it must be pretty boring for them.

I feel like it is a function of the scripting that allows you to see how many 'new' posts there are that changes the title. If you search for 'slashdot' on google, it still clearly states the full HTML title. Judging by how well the rest of the site appears to be crafted, I highly doubt that it was a re-branding mistake.

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

kiriath Re:Sorry (1073 comments)

I would never say anything of the sort. I'm merely stating that I feel like political news should be excluded from this venue.

about a year ago
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Supreme Court Overturns Defense of Marriage Act

kiriath Re:Sorry (1073 comments)

Of course we do, but there are plenty of other places to find news regarding political issues. Just my opinion, which last I checked I'm still entitled to have. I feel like these topics would be better suited for a different venue.

about a year ago

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Walmart abandons Amazon's Kindle lineup

kiriath kiriath writes  |  about 2 years ago

kiriath (2670145) writes "Walmart has followed Target in ceasing to sell the Amazon Kindle product line. Not terribly surprising as Amazon and Walmart are major competitors.

From the article: "We have recently made the business decision to not carry Amazon tablets and eReaders beyond our existing inventory and purchase commitments," Wal-Mart said in a memo sent to store managers on Wednesday. "This includes all Amazon Kindle models current and recently announced."

It would seem that Walmart and other brick and mortar retailers are starting to feel the pains of the ubiquitous online retailer era."

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