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What Is Your Beverage of Choice In the Morning?

maclizard Water Soda?! (209 comments)

Yes, it is early in the poll, but the fact that water and juice are both beating out soda brings a tear to my eye. Go Coffee!

more than 2 years ago
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You're Driving All Wrong, Says NHTSA

maclizard 8 and 4 (756 comments)

the only time i use 8 and 4 is when im driving with my knees

more than 2 years ago
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For Security, My Wi-Fi Access Point Relies On:

maclizard Re:None..... (458 comments)

Just because you use someone elses wifi doesn't mean you should secure it.

more than 3 years ago
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How Many Solar Powered Devices Do You Own?

maclizard Re:About this "plants" thing (334 comments)

They're not in the basement, they're in a well ventilated closet whose door is hidden in the back of yet another closet

more than 3 years ago
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Stanford, UCD Researchers Say 100% Renewable Energy Possible By 2050

maclizard Well duh (360 comments)

It pisses me off to see government and/or private organizations saying that we can do this in 40 years. What a fucking cop out, its like saying, "Our children will fix this as soon as we pass control on to them and then we can live out our remaining years with the benifits." I for one think that no government office should be allowed to project more than 10 years, if it can't be done in ten years then you can't brag about it.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Lawyers Expand Dragnet, Targeting Anybody Posting PS3 Hack

maclizard Re:In Their Defense, You're Not A Customer (437 comments)

I guess I should have mentioned that I have been a devote PlayStation, PS2 and PSP owner as well as various other Sony products. I'm just not an early adopter, and now I have kids so gaming is less of a priority, thus a longer justified wait for the PS3. So, I am a customer; a customer that Sony worked hard to get through years of fantastic innovation and marketing, and in my eyes they have let a law firm throw all that away.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Lawyers Expand Dragnet, Targeting Anybody Posting PS3 Hack

maclizard Re:Why mistreat your customers? (437 comments)

Buying used still increases the scarcity of PS3's, allowing Sony to keep the price of a new unit high.

Agreed, and realistically I would have no reason to buy one now that the Other OS option is not supported.

Not that individuals acting alone have any impact anyway...

Also agreed, however I feel rather confident that I'm not the customer Sony has lost over this.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Lawyers Expand Dragnet, Targeting Anybody Posting PS3 Hack

maclizard Why mistreat your customers? (437 comments)

For years I have been planning to get a PS3, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna give a penny to a company that is going to use the money to sue me and my peers... Guess I'll just have to buy used.

more than 3 years ago
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I Wish My Car Had A...

maclizard Slashdot poll shift (789 comments)

Considering that in every other poll I have been a part of on Slashdot has consisted of a number of legitimate responses followed by an obscure and sometimes dangerous gag answer (often involving Cowboy Neal), it is interesting to see that this poll is in fact riddled with bad ideas, yet followed by the only good one. But I wonder, was the shield intended to, still, be the joke answer?

more than 4 years ago
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Girl Seeks Help On Facebook During Assault

maclizard Re:Good for something (417 comments)

Farmville has nothing in Harvest Moon (SNES).

more than 4 years ago
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Girl Seeks Help On Facebook During Assault

maclizard Good for something (417 comments)

This easily the best application that Facebook has ever been used for.

more than 4 years ago
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In a structure of N stories, I'd prefer my office be ...

maclizard As long as N ins't too big (467 comments)

I had to choose N because in the buildings I have worked in I have enjoyed being on the top (3rd) floor. However, I would NOT like an office on the 53rd floor as much as one on the 3rd floor.

more than 4 years ago
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When I die, I want my body to be ...

maclizard Re:For Science! (793 comments)

I'm surprised at you, Slashdot, for lumping "donation for scientific research" under "something else entirely." It is our responsibility as geeks to further the pursuit of knowledge in all things. Letting medical students learn by dissecting our vital organs is a noble final act.

i fully agree. science could learn a lot from my corpse, like where all those pennies ended up.

more than 4 years ago
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Front Row Seats To NASA's Lunar Impact

maclizard Re:Linux users only have the telescope option (132 comments)

If you have cable the NASA channel will also have a live feed.

cable? thats still a thing? ;)
Hurray for the NASA channel.

more than 5 years ago
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Front Row Seats To NASA's Lunar Impact

maclizard Linux users only have the telescope option (132 comments)

The site linked to in this story doesn't appear to support OS's other than windows and mac for streaming video.
Maybe (hopefully) I'm not looking hard enough but at first glance their is no linux support.
Good thing I have a telescope.

more than 5 years ago
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Librarians Express Concern Over Google Books

maclizard Digital Readers will not have the same privacy. (144 comments)

To think that a digital user of any product will retain the same or more privacy than the analog equivalent is simply ridiculous.

more than 5 years ago

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New crayfish species ID'd in W.Va.

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 3 years ago

maclizard writes "Relatively slender claws and body, as well as differences in the plate-like projection between its eyes, differentiate the Greenbrier crayfish from its cousin, the Big Water crayfish. The Greenbrier species is found only in the Greenbrier River and its headwaters."
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Firehouse burns to the ground

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 4 years ago

maclizard (1029814) writes "'Emergency officials said the fire department's vehicles and gear were inside the fire station when it burned. Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper said the department lost two fire engines, a rescue truck, a six-wheel all-terrain vehicle, all their communications equipment and bunker gear. He estimated damages at about $750,000.

"We will beg, borrow or steal bunker gear to put them back in business as quickly as possible," Carper said. "They're one of the busiest departments in the county."'"

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Microsoft suspends gamer for being from Fort Gay

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 4 years ago

maclizard (1029814) writes "

"The town's name is real. But when Josh Moore tried to tell Seattle-based Microsoft and the enforcement team at Xbox Live, they wouldn't take his word for it. Or Google it. Or check the U.S. Postal Service website for a ZIP code."

I personally feel for those of you from Big Bone Lick, KY"
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Lostest standing senator Robert C. Byrd dies at 92

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 4 years ago

maclizard (1029814) writes "CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Robert Carlyle Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress in United States history, who spent much of his career as a conservative Democrat and ended it by fiercely opposing the war in Iraq and questioning the state's powerful coal industry, died Monday. He was 92."
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Linux users value software more than Mac, Windows

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 4 years ago

maclizard (1029814) writes "Last week I wrote about Wolfire's Humble Indie Bundle which allows you to pay what ever price you want for a package of 5 popular Indie games. Well, the bundle now includes 6 games and those who have already purchased the bundle are being given the additional title as well. ...

With an average donation of $14, Linux users have demonstrated (in my opinion) that the users of free software are not the outlaws at the core of piracy that the open-source community is made out to be by various industries."

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ASCIIpOrtal has been released

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 5 years ago

maclizard writes "After much waiting, ASCIIpOrtal has been released. Joe Larson, the man behind AP, has made sure to provide numerous mirrors as to avoid the slashdot effect that killed his site several months ago."
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Pentagon hires hackers

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 5 years ago

maclizard writes "CNN is reporting that the Pentagon is looking for hackers to help secure National intelligence.

From the Article:
"Some of you are extremely talented, gifted even at what you do," said Arthur Money, Assistant Secretary of Defense and CIO at the Department of Defense (DoD). "If you're thinking about what you want to do with the rest of your life, maybe you should think about this in a different manner. You should think about coming to work for us.""
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The Great Onion Knighthood

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 6 years ago

maclizard (1029814) writes "For anyone out there who likes science fiction, this book is for you. Heavily influenced by old-school Final Fantasy, The Great Onion Knighthood is one of my more favorable reads.

The novel details the adventures of two Knights, Atheme Tethen and Abaddon Daemon, who find themselves caught up in a quest that will change the future of their homeworld Morolia. The story focuses mainly on this quest, but dozens of other characters come and go throughout the book and undergo their own struggles.

This novel is a celebration of the things we have enjoyed in our lives, and contains references and tributes to anime, manga, comic books, and videogames, most notably the Final Fantasy series.

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Is Bush planning to Attack Iran!?!

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 6 years ago

maclizard (1029814) writes ""Is George Bush going to attack Iran?? According to former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, yes. From the Charleston Gazette:

"I believe George Bush and Dick Cheney plan to take care of Iran before they leave office. But what will happen then, if Iran cuts supplies coming to Iraq through Kuwait? That could threaten tens of thousands of our soldiers," McGovern said during a Tuesday interview with the Gazette.
Do you think that Bush will be punished for his war crimes?""
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Is Bush planning to Attack Iran!?!

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 6 years ago

maclizard (1029814) writes "Is George Bush going to attack Iran?? According to former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, yes. From the Charleston Gazette:

"I believe George Bush and Dick Cheney plan to take care of Iran before they leave office. But what will happen then, if Iran cuts supplies coming to Iraq through Kuwait? That could threaten tens of thousands of our soldiers," McGovern said during a Tuesday interview with the Gazette.
Do you think that Bush will be punished for his war crimes?"
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Hackers go after Scientology

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 6 years ago

maclizard writes "apcmag.com has an article featuring a video from the hacker group Anonymous in which they state that they intend on dismantling the 'religion'.
from the article:
"Anonymous has therefore decided your organization should be destroyed, for the good of your followers, for the good of mankind and for our own enjoyment."
Hells yeah."

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How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu.

maclizard maclizard writes  |  more than 6 years ago

maclizard writes "http://apcmag.com/node/6574 — > From the article:
The Linux desktop has progressed so far as to provide a challenge to Microsoft. No not to its dominance, but to its pride. Arguably, there are simply some tasks a Linux desktop does better. Could it be that Microsoft might have something to learn from the open source up-start? Vista, certainly, bears the fruits of both new initiative and features we now see in both Linux and Mac OS X.


I found this to be a good read, its a 10-part transission document from Windows to Ubuntu."

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