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Court: Car Dealers Can't Stop Tesla From Selling In Massachusetts

linuxguy Re:Tesla's taking a cue from Apple (155 comments)

This is only partially true. You have to remember that Apple products used to suck. People did not want them.

about two weeks ago
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The State of ZFS On Linux

linuxguy Re:Time Slider (370 comments)

> That's what snapper is for.

Does snapper work with ZFS?

about three weeks ago
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Laid Off From Job, Man Builds Tweeting Toilet

linuxguy This deserves a story? (115 comments)

Many people get laid off. If one of them develops a tweeting toilet, it does not deserve a Slashdot story.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

linuxguy Hate Amazon for this (77 comments)

I generally like Amazon. I am a Prime subscriber and I am supposed to be able to watch their Prime videos as well. However we're an Android family and do not have any iOS or Amazon devices. I have tried them, but I did not like them.

Netflix supports Android devices well. And I like them for it. Amazon is pulling these shenanigans in order to prop up support for their mostly uninteresting platform. Android has the largest market share and my family has 4 Android tablets and 4 Android phones. None of these devices can play Amazon instant video. Damn you Amazon!

about three weeks ago
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Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov

linuxguy Re:Yep. (150 comments)

> Please tell me your comment is snark.

No sir. I am dead serious! Obama is incompetent. Take for example this business with Putin and ISIS and Taliban. It is getting out of control. Not because these are hard problems, but because Obama is a pussy. He wants to keep thinking about it. As GWB would say, time for thinking is over. Its time to kick some ass. If you have seen the Rambo series of movies, you'd know what I am talking about.

Man, I hope to God Chuck Norris runs for president and wins. I'd like see the expression on Putin's face when that happens.

about a month ago
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Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov

linuxguy Re:Yep. (150 comments)

> Yep. The country's in the very best of hands.

Damn straight, this is Obama's fault.

Some low level govt. employee accidentally connected a computer to the Internet and exposed it to malware. If that isn't the reason to impeach Obama then I don't know what is.

about a month ago
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Why Phone Stores Should Stockpile Replacements

linuxguy Agree with others, this is outright dumb (253 comments)

I agree with others. I cannot recall reading any story on Slashdot that made less sense.

Additionally I have never understood the point of cell phone insurance. The phones do not cost that much. Just insure it yourself. If you lose it or damage it, buy another one. In the end, you'll come out ahead. Insurance companies understand this, so should you. Only stupid people pay for phone insurance.

Also, if you cannot live without a phone for a day or so, then keep an old phone around for emergencies. If you do not have one, get one off of Craiglist or eBay. Plenty of really decent options for $50, for a backup phone. With T-Mobile and AT&T, you can swap out the SIM and you're ready to go. With Verizon and Sprint, you have to go a web page to register your new phone. Done.

Lastly, I know other people have said it, but it is worth repeating. Don't be so damn stupid!

about a month ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

linuxguy Re:Chrome? (436 comments)

I agree with the other poster. uTorrent is malware. In the instance you cited, Google actually was doing the right thing and protecting your ignorant ass.

about 2 months ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

linuxguy Re:Chrome? (436 comments)

Chrome is my primary browser. Why shouldn't people be using Chrome if they value their privacy? Can you provide some concrete reasons, other than "Google is evil"? Some of us need evidence and not accusations.

about 2 months ago
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion

linuxguy Wow that much money? (270 comments)

One has to wonder if Donald Sterling would have received this much money for his team without a scandal? It appears to me that he greatly profited from the scandal.

about 4 months ago
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Human "Suspended Animation" Trials To Start This Month

linuxguy Re:I'm not a doctor, but... (104 comments)

Thanks for an informative post, complete with wikipedia links for people like me who do not understand many of these medical terms. Its not very often that a poster will go to this length to make an informative and useful post.

about 4 months ago
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Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

linuxguy Yes yes we had all these objections before signing (163 comments)

We were forced to sign this contract. On gun point actually. And then they said that we should take their money or they'll break our knee caps.

You see, we are the victims here.

Larry

about 5 months ago
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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

linuxguy It was probably the right decision (272 comments)

Tablets only became popular when they got to their current form and pricing level. The older tablets and specifically this Nokia one wasn't going to be popular.

about 5 months ago
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Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

linuxguy Re:WHy would he do it? (193 comments)

More money and a wider audience.

about 6 months ago
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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

linuxguy I have this "problem" (224 comments)

I have been doing this since usenet days. I got hooked to newsgroups early. I was about 18 years old and this was 1990. I have not been able to read ordinary books since then. I can read technical books just fine. The kind that pack a lot of information. I have tried several times, but have utterly failed to read fiction. Something inside me tells me that I am wasting my time. Not that I don't waste time. I do that a lot. I watch plenty of movies, TV, hang out with friends and family etc. etc. and I "skim the Internet" a tonne. I have a good job, wife and two kids. It is not entirely clear to me how this "problem" is hurting me.

about 6 months ago
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Ex-Head of Troubled Health Insurance Site May Sue, Citing 'Cover-Up'

linuxguy Not the first time for her to be in hot waters (162 comments)

Several whistle-blowers came forward and said that this lady, Carolyn Lawson, was "abusing and misusing state resources". Oregon's OHA director Bruce Goldberg thought that these were personality conflicts.

Also, she was accused of and investigated for mismanaging contracts when she worked for the state of California. In one instance she tried to award a no-bid contract to her previous boss.

I don't think she has a leg to stand on.

about 6 months ago
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Ex-Head of Troubled Health Insurance Site May Sue, Citing 'Cover-Up'

linuxguy $130 million question (162 comments)

I live in Oregon. I have been trying to buy health insurance for myself and my family of 4. Because of my income, I am ineligible for any subsidies. My case is a very simple one. I am paying full price for a health insurance plan. However I cannot register on the damn website or buy insurance. The only way for me to register an account on the website is by mailing in a paper application. I have done that. They called me to confirm that they have received the application and are processing it. They have hired 500 people to process paper applications. These people have yet to enter my paper application into the computer.

How did Oracle receive $130 million for developing this website when I cannot even register a damn account on this website, much less select and buy insurance?

about 6 months ago
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Open Source Brings High-End Canon Camera Dynamic Range Closer To Nikon's

linuxguy The better solution is to buy Nikon (88 comments)

I was a Canon man. But they have seriously dropped the ball in the image sensor department. They continue to use ancient sensors that simply cannot compete in today's market. I sold all my Canon cameras and lenses and moved to Nikon and could not be happier. I do not have to resort to hacks to get an image that is close to a Nikon image.

about 7 months ago
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Google Charging OEMs Licensing Fees For Play Store

linuxguy What is the big deal? (225 comments)

I am trying to understand what the big deal about any of it is? If I am a phone manufacturer or a hobbyist, I have the option to use Android as-is without Google Play.

With Android you get a lot for free. With Apple, RIM and MS, not so much. The poster is complaining that with Android *everything is not free*. Horror of horrors! It is an extremely stupid post!!!

I'd take a mostly open mobile OS where you have to pay for some things over a mostly closed mobile OS where you have to pay for most things.

about 8 months ago
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Oregon Signs Up Just 44 People For Obamacare Despite Spending $300 Million

linuxguy Re:Oregonoinans who _need_ obamacare... (586 comments)

I live in Oregon. And I plan to sign up for Obamacare. I am self employed and make enough money to not qualify for any subsidies. I have a fiber internet connection.

I am having some difficulty trying to understand the point you are trying to make.

about 10 months ago

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