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Study: Multimedia Multitasking May Be Shrinking Human Brains

louden obscure Re:Addicts (87 comments)

Honestly, girls after age 13 are bat shit insane until about 30.

30? Nope, it's more like an eternity.

about 4 months ago

You Got Your Windows In My Linux

louden obscure it's the pulseaudio guy (613 comments)

Um yeah, uh, no thanks. I hate pulseaudio, prolly cuz I didn't want it, it just showed up an upgrade or so ago on debian..
At least I can remove it and just rely on alsa, systemd prolly not so much. Quit fucking with debian. debian is not ubuntu. Why can't you just leave well enough alone? I'll just have to hang onto Wheezy as long as I can.

about 5 months ago

Genetically Modifying an Entire Ecosystem

louden obscure I' m reminded of Cat'sCradle (52 comments)

Ice-nine, my favorite example of not thinking things all the way through. That and the Army Corp of Engineers constant fucking with the Mississippi River.

about 6 months ago

All Your Child's Data Are Belong To InBloom

louden obscure Re:The Snake and the Crab (211 comments)

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

That would be the "phrase that pays" from a Catholic grade school education fifty years or so ago.


about a year ago

Why Internet Television Isn't Quite Ready To Save Us From Cable TV

louden obscure you can't win against the house (304 comments)

AT&T knew this would happen, my monthly DSL bandwidth has a soft cap of 150 GB with extra data charged @ $10/per additional 50 GB. AT&T thinks 5 gigs a day should be enough for anyone, my grand kids would beg to differ; they are very network intensive with Ipods and tablets and a roku box and video messaging and netflix and youtube and "grampa could you get us " which means a torrent download with appropriate uploading and more bandwidth...

about a year and a half ago

Tar Pitch Drop Captured On Camera

louden obscure color me disapointed (142 comments)

Pitch may be a dictionary synonym for tar or bitumen, but out in the real world pitch is not asphalt. Pitch is an entirely different beast from its bituminous asphalt derived cousin, as anyone that has had the displeasure of replacing a pitch based roofing system by means of a roof tear off can attest.
Kinda like cramming windoze and debian into the same definition of an OS. For a site that claims to be befitting of nerds the articles increasingly seem to be reported by the local 6:00 news team. I believe netcraft has confirmed it; slashdot has jumped the shark.

about a year and a half ago

New World Record For Electric Car Speed: 204.2 MPH

louden obscure Re:The Lola? (99 comments)

Now I can't get the damn song outta my head...

about a year and a half ago

Debian Says Remove Unofficial Debian-Multimedia.org Repository From Your Sources

louden obscure mostly a non-issue (159 comments)

I've had this repo in my apt list forever, it's changed names three times and has had two maintainers since I've added it to my list. It's where the dvd decrypter deally lived and a better mplayer package and well surprise, multi-media packages that were/are bleeding edge compared to the stock debian fare. I changed my apt source ages ago to reflect the title change after I noticed apt-get was pitching a fit; it only took opening up another browser tab and going to the multi-media web site to see why. You have to manually edit/write a file to add the repo, manually grab and load the key. Jeeze, I always have to add non-free and contrib on a new default install.

  I'm cutting the muti-media maintainer lotsa slack, I appreciate his effort.


about a year and a half ago

What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

louden obscure I don't do windows (1215 comments)

Prolly just a matter of personal pride as much as anything else. And now that I've been running debian for ages and have gotten use to maintaining it at the desktop and server level on my home LAN I just prefer it over any microsoft product.

about a year and a half ago

NetBSD 6.1 Has Shipped

louden obscure Re:"UNIX-like"??? (105 comments)

i see what you did there...

about a year and a half ago

The Forgotten Macro Language of HTML: XBL 2.0

louden obscure Re:More languages is *not* what the web needs (138 comments)

yup. i need to use firefox when selling on ebay cuz chrome doesn't work right; photobucket chokes on firefox, gotta fire up chrome to access certain features...

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Linux Friendly Video Streaming?

louden obscure my already implemented solution (147 comments)

a roku hockey puck and plex media server running on my debian server and also my debian desktop. if i can't find what i want on netflix or any of the other channels on the roku i grab a torrent. i was using a soft-modded 1st gen xbox and xbmc but got the roku for Christmas. there are compromises using either set-up.

about 2 years ago

A Supercomputer On the Moon To Direct Deep Space Traffic

louden obscure nuke power? (166 comments)

they gonna build it by that big body of moon water?

more than 2 years ago

Canadians To Get Unbundled Cable TV Channels

louden obscure Re:Content bundling (195 comments)

The best damn tv show ever was 100% Canadian. Trailer Park Boys.

more than 2 years ago

Is a "Net Zero" Data Center Possible?

louden obscure raining on the parade (160 comments)

ground level solar will never work to power the cloud. there's too much shade. duh.

more than 2 years ago

Connecticut Resident Stopped By State Police For Radioactivity

louden obscure doesn't rock salt emit something measurable? (545 comments)

Would he have been pulled over if he had a few hundred pounds of rock salt in his trunk instead?

more than 2 years ago


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