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Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video)

malkman Boring (233 comments)

What if I already like/prefer Plantronics products and don't want to see this same damn ad over and over again? Can we at least have dynamic preference-based stuff?

more than 2 years ago

Is a US High-Speed Railway Economically Feasible?

malkman Re:Don't target cars (1139 comments)

Trains have smoking cars...

more than 4 years ago

Apple Manager Arrested In Kickback Scheme

malkman Re:highest ethical standards (218 comments)

You seem to be just jumping at the bit to lose your hand in the workplace

more than 4 years ago

In 2009, I've donated (or will donate) to charity ...

malkman Greed (596 comments)

I have no money, but I still manage to scrounge up a couple of bucks for the salvation army and whatnot. By the looks of the polls a good percentage of you I'd prefer at the bottom of the ocean (because you are useless assholes).

more than 5 years ago

Gardeners Told to Give Exhausted Bees an Energy Drink

malkman Re:Those aren't honey bees, they're yellow jackets (200 comments)

Yellow jackets are protein eaters (other bugs, roadkill). They don't make honey. In the late summer / early fall they lose their normal food sources and they start going after carbohydrates -- sugary soda and pretty much anything on the picnic table.

They're also super aggressive at that time of year and can sting repeatedly. Which is why I hang a yellow jacket trap to kill as many as possible. 10 in the last day!

I can attest to yellow jackets and the similar colored paper wasp being annoying, but I think they pollinate plants as well, thought not nearly as much as bees...

more than 5 years ago

Some Overheating 3GS iPhones Glow Pink

malkman Re:iPhone 3GS - Cooled By Pure Apple Fanboyism? (364 comments)

Build a Man a Fire, and He'll Be Warm for a Day. Set a Man on Fire, and He'll Be Warm for the Rest of His Life.

Well heck, with this phone I don't think we'll have a problem with that!

more than 5 years ago

Memory Usage of Chrome, Firefox 3.5, et al.

malkman Re:Finally... (505 comments)

Aha, yeah I just took a look and firefox.exe is using about 418MB of RAM. Honestly though, ram is pretty damn cheap nowadays. Even being broke I've managed to accumulate 8GB worth, and other than the occasional precursory glance, I don't worry about how much I'm using anymore... Actually now that I think about it 418MB is pretty fuckin bad, I need to turn off some of these extensions

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Not the Only Firm Blocking IM Service To US Enemies

malkman I don't understand (173 comments)

It seems that it would be a better idea to willfully accept and clandestinely record communication coming from countries hostile to the United State's interest; now it's not RIGHT, but that would still be the most logical process of dealing with and controlling an entity you believed hostile, right? Hm.....seeing as how VPNs are awfully well known as a way around this type of geological restriction, what if you were to simply sniff traffic on those? Cut off the citizens who are technically inept and cannot find a way around the ban, and then force the majority of those who do know of a way around it to an alternative which you control. Hell maybe not, I don't know. It just seems odd to me that our government would pass up a golden opportunity like this to spy on hostile nations.

more than 5 years ago

Solving Obama's BlackBerry Dilemma

malkman Re:Obamatard portmanteaus (374 comments)

Somehow if Bush could manage it, I think he can too :)

about 6 years ago

All Games Banned From MO Prisons

malkman Have any of you actually GONE to prison? (280 comments)

I'm sure you can all invent miraculous ways to prevent crime and straighten out the nations criminals, but try walking a mile in someone else's shoes before you make these suggestions. I spent about a year traveling between prisons and spending most of my time in a prison boot-camp system, and would find it hard pressed to implement various ideas some of you speak of. While I can agree that video games are not really needed in the prison (we had none, nor individual TVs for that matter), forcing someone to spend their waking life reading is a poor option. There were enough frustration problems there already.

about 10 years ago


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