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Momentary pushbutton switch, push button, pushbutton switch plates, momentary

knewter Is this the end? (21 comments)

Seriously, because of the love I have for Slashdot I'll put up with precisely three mistakes. This is 1.

9 hours ago
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Google Nexus Gets Wireless Charger

knewter Re:The distinction is minor (223 comments)

My wife somehow does...something...to every one of her devices that results in the connection for the charger being exceedingly fiddly. I don't know if she just applies massive pressure to the USB input or what, but the end result is her complaining to me very frequently about how her electronics don't work like they ought to (and for some reason, mentioning that none of mine, which are the exact same model, exhibit this flaw that every one of her devices exhibits, doesn't make her think I've made a valid point and instead gets me in trouble).

This will save me at least an hour of hearing about something I can't fix each week. I'll gladly pay for that :)

about a year ago
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White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

knewter Re:Honest Question (2115 comments)

Doctors routinely invest their money in fledgling companies. They aren't starting a startup, but they're enabling an entrepreneur to.

Where the fuck do you think jobs come from? Congress?

more than 3 years ago
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White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

knewter Re:Honest Question (2115 comments)

No sir, re-read the sentence. It was a tautology. Those are not conditional.

more than 3 years ago
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White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

knewter Re:Honest Question (2115 comments)

If they'd be better off working for a better boss they'd leave, and I'd be happy for them to have found a better job. This is one of the great things about an open market.

more than 3 years ago
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White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

knewter Re:Honest Question (2115 comments)

Welcome to the internet. I'd have the same customers. And China isn't exactly the bastion of capitalism I'm looking for, thanks.

more than 3 years ago
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White House Proposes "Wealthy Tax"

knewter Re:Honest Question (2115 comments)

This is so fucking ignorant I don't know where to begin.

People that bring home more than $250k probably don't put money into the stock market or anything to allow new businesses to be formed. They probably don't directly fund startups that create jobs.

People that make $250k or more do *not* hoard it, or spend tons on trips overseas and fancy foreign vehicles in my experience. I run a software development shop and I've seen those people join together to provide funding to help a startup form. They do this in the hope that they can make more money later, and leave a legacy for their children. They do this at great risk (most startups fail). If you curtail the possible reward, they will *absolutely* do less of this - there's more guaranteed benefit from hoarding their money than there is from reinvesting it at that point.

I can't get on the internets without getting furious at people these days. I worked my ass off (far greater than 80 hour weeks much of the time) to get where I am today, which is only just barely getting close to your magical rich man line, from making $18k/year or so at the beginning of my career. I now employ 14 people that make on average $60k/year. If I had known that people that make $250k/year would be bad mouthed by the time I got here I wouldn't have fucking done it, and those 14 people would be without a job (or at least without as good of a job as I provide them). My services wouldn't have helped some 70 people start the businesses they wanted to start.

A market is a complex beast. People need to stop acting like they can control it. A family of 4 earning $1M EARNED A FUCKING MILLION DOLLARS THAT YEAR and there's no reason they should have $750k of it taken from them just because they did well. You're encouraging people to not try to do that well. Don't you understand that? If the nation continues down this path then earners WILL take their businesses elsewhere, and you'll be left with a bunch of people dependent on government, and no one to tax.

Fucking hippies. :)

more than 3 years ago
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Nokia and Microsoft Make Smartphone Alliance

knewter Re:Rest in piece, hacker friendly mobile future (479 comments)

Interesting. These are the things I didn't know about webos. I have an N900 and it's my preferred handset, but maemo has some pretty glaring flaws (i'm looking at you, usability) and I was really excited about meego. It's still supposedly coming on a handset from nokia, but you know it won't get the focus anymore :(

more than 3 years ago
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Nokia and Microsoft Make Smartphone Alliance

knewter Re:Rest in piece, hacker friendly mobile future (479 comments)

Isn't webos essentially 'full linux'? My friends that had webos certainly used xterms on them, and afaik it's very hackable - having said that, didn't know many with it and never played with it myself. Looking at getting one of the hp webos tablets, since they still aren't selling the wetab here.

more than 3 years ago
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Journal Article On Precognition Sparks Outrage

knewter Journal Article On Precognition Sparks Outrage... (319 comments)

The headline SO should have been:

Journal Article On Precognition Sparks Outrage BEFORE IT'S PUBLISHED.

That is all. I expect more out of an editor.

more than 3 years ago
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Smartphones For Text SSH Use Re-Revisited

knewter Re:Nokia n900 (359 comments)

I can back this up. Here's my post I typed up before seeing this one:

I use a Nokia N900 and do this constantly. It comes preconfigured such that ctrl+shift+x starts an x term. I then just ssh in. I have a fairly fancy-pants password that uses various symbols, and it's easy to type it in with this phone. I can use vim comfortably on the phone (this was a problem with the android ssh tool i used because it didn't have an easily-accessible 'esc' key.)

The N900 runs debian. I can't imagine needing to say more.

more than 3 years ago
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Ubuntu Dumps X For Unity On Wayland

knewter Re:Ok great for beginners (640 comments)

There are an unbelievable number of use cases for forwarding X. Even the web browser example you gave - perhaps I don't know how to tunnel my IP traffic (but srsly, ssh makes it easy) and i want to modify my routes at home....it's painless to just tunnel X for kicks.

Granted, most people that know how to do one can do the other, but it's extremely useful and I will be sad to see such an architecture go, if it goes out of common use. X is great.

more than 3 years ago
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Intel Threatens DMCA Using HDCP Crack

knewter Re:BD not cracked (373 comments)

We don't need to import the hardware. Just the bits resulting from the hardware's availability. Fin.

more than 4 years ago
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Wine 1.2 Released

knewter Re:Are IE 7 or 8 useable? (427 comments)

Is your bank really IE only? Browser spoofing with an extension doesn't work?

more than 4 years ago
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Correcting Poor Typing Technique?

knewter xletters (425 comments)

I had the same problem, and I needed to fix it. I was a transcriptionist and got paid per page, so my typing speed directly impacted my pay. Typing properly will make you type faster, so I learned. You should use xletters. It's what I did. Just play the game for 15 minutes a day and do not allow yourself to use the wrong fingers to type. Done.

more than 4 years ago
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Learning and Maintaining a Large Inherited Codebase?

knewter Re:Not at all. (532 comments)

I absolutely wish I had mod points as well. We hired a guy one time that argued about design patterns with me every. single. day. He never produced a single fucking line of code we could ship. Took me three months to finally bother with firing him. But his professors all thought he was great!

Side note: when the fuck did it happen that someone could graduate college without being able to write a coherent english paragraph? I had at least 2 underlings that I had to ban from communicating with customers on account of their ineptitude with english. I hate that these people graduate, and hate more that I assumed someone with a college degree could write meaningful english. Lesson learned.

more than 4 years ago
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2 Displays and 2 Workspaces With Linux and X?

knewter Re:Car analogy for Windows users (460 comments)

Bravo, sir. [slow-clap /]

I haven't run into a comment on slashdot for years that made me snort :)

more than 4 years ago
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Truth Or Dare — What Is the Best US Cell Company?

knewter Re:Agreed (395 comments)

They also work wonderfully with the nokia n900 fwiw...

more than 4 years ago

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