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Chinese DRAM Plant Fire Continues To Drive Up Memory Prices

methuselah they are dredging up this tired scam again? (112 comments)

Back in the 80' they would pull this crap every other year. go look it up. I thought it was bullshit then and I call bullshit now.

about a year ago

Bloomberg To HS Grads: Be a Plumber

methuselah This is a silly place for this conversation (368 comments)

Here goes, I got my first programming job in a machine shop over 25 years ago. Today I'm a dumb fat and happy cad guy in a construction company who also manages the companies pathetic yet effective network I built for them long ago (think last century). I make an ok living and am paid a fair wage. Bottom line is I came up through the trades. I have done some high flying exercises over the years including lots of start up crap when the money was hemorrhaging during the dot com days in the late 90's. Just in construction as an example there is this thing called David Bacon. Without going into the merits or detail what it fundamentally does is mandate minimum wages on work performed on any federal construction project. A typical rate is around 40$ per hour. Oh and did i mention overtime? A typical apprenticeship is 4 years at which time you are to be paid on a graduating scale for each year. So at age 22 or 23 a typical "journeyman" tradesman is knocking down 80K gross (before overtime). To add cream to their coffee they aren't dependent on "workers" to bail them out (pun intended) when their toilet stops up. So yeah the mayor has a point. Not everyone has the aptitude to actually "work" but, for those who do the compensation can get very "real" very fast. Oddly enough there are always jobs out there for the hard working talented ones...

about a year and a half ago

MakerBot Going Closed Source?

methuselah rediculous (182 comments)

the point of interest in this product is its fundamental principal that it is open. so some dimwit comes along with 10 mill and say hey ill steal that idea and get rich. well uhm no. you will burn through 10 million and make i'ts present organizer very comfortable (i don't blame him a bit either). next door the rap rip will pick up where they left off. if he thinks he can steal rap rip's new effort then i suppose they will have to deal with the wrath of of the contributors to the new forked project who i am sure are at least loosely related to some lawyers some where. this is proof that you do not have to be smart to have money. note to investors: open source is not a playground for capturing, stealing, and exploiting the work of stupid altruists...

more than 2 years ago

'Iceman' Gets 13 Years For 2nd Hacking Offense

methuselah out of desperation? (289 comments)

what you sympathize with this turd? so i suppose you luv all the pharmaceutical and phallus expansion spam you get in your mailbox every day too? I have had some hard times but, have never gotten so desperate that I thought that I was entitled to do whatever I felt was the easiest way to steal money from someone else. if i had resorted to such action i sure wouldn't want anyone's sympathy and my view of anyone that did sympathize wouldn't be that they were compassionate, it would be what a sucker and it is too bad i didn't steal from that chump. pathetic!

more than 4 years ago

Best Home Backup Strategy Now?

methuselah FreeNAS (611 comments)

I find that FreeNAS and a pair of mirrored raid1 drives is suitable.

more than 5 years ago

Slashdot stops publishing stories

methuselah Just one more thing to make slashdot irrelevant (2 comments)

I don't care why you morons think that this is a good idea. Your moderation system is bullshit and the moderation is so fucking predictable that it bores me. The same idiots keep getting moderated to 5 and, no matter how cogent a response is if it doesn't fit in with the pc bullshit philosophy that this site is inundated with you get modded down and your karma goes to shit. So I finally get one last chance to vent and then I guess its 'fuck slashdot' forever. I browse anonymously and have for a long time. There is no point in trying to participate in this petty little circle jerk that has become slashdot anyway. Look at my id number I am no newbie here. This site used to be a must read. Now it plaint bullshit populated by a bunch of left wing morons that think that they are somehow smarter than the rest of the world. Truth be told they are a pack of intellectually lazy brainwashed assholes that have this "group think" thing going that is simply ignorant. Being intelligent isn't enough you actually have to apply that intelligence. You also have to exercise critical thinking skills for that brain power to be worth shit. Now that you have trashed the site even further I don't even have to bother to scan this crap at all. How far VA Software has sunk into the abyss of shit. What once was the history making highest flying IPO in history has degenerated down into a group of piss poor retards who's sites suck in comparison to oh say facebook. So congratulations on the new look you marketing driven morons and feel free to fuck my Karma up further since it doesn't mean shit anymore anyway. Besides I can't imagine logging back in anytime soon and, I sure as hell am not going to log in just so I can unfuck your default settings.

more than 5 years ago

Lexus To Start Spamming Car Buyers In Their Cars

methuselah Re:Amazing (317 comments)

People who make such criticisms of people that buy nice things such as a car are compensating for that the fact that they are pettt jealous losers ;)

about 6 years ago

"Heat Wheel" Could Lower Data Center Power Bills

methuselah this is news? (97 comments)

Stick to what you know Slashdot....
next you will tell us that some brilliant guy came up with the revolutionary idea of using the earth as a thermal mass and pumping some kind of fluid through it to temper the fluid to either cool it down or heat it up based on the need. look i have said it before just because you own a computer that doesn't make you "technical". Next I'll log onto HPAC and they will have an article about the astonishing discovery of introducing "impurities" into pure silicone and passing electricity through it. They will even reveal its nifty sounding name something like "semi-conductors". Stay tuned folks next week we discover using fluid under extreme pressure to perform some kind of linear motion....

more than 6 years ago

Where Have All the Pagers Gone?

methuselah Re:Things a pager doesn't solve... (584 comments)

you could be like the stylish brothers on my block and have 2 or 3 cellphones on you at all times!
I wonder what that is all about......

more than 6 years ago

Where Have All the Pagers Gone?

methuselah Re:Try YouMail... (584 comments)

  but I have this thing called a land line. That pretty much works the same way. Except for 20$ more a month they include 1mB of dedicated bandwidth. Ive never seen a use for a $ell phone. Oh, but I am told in europe they got no infrastructure so I guess flat rate $ell phones are some kind of compensation...

more than 6 years ago

Press Favored Obama Throughout Campaign

methuselah you mean like (1601 comments)

you mean like all the biased reporting regarding windows? well I guess since it is the best operating system and it won then I guess looking back at the bias is kinda pointless. As would pointing out any problems with windows or any misrepresentations made by microsoft. It sure is great to live in a country that has a free press! that is unless you factor in the advertisers....

more than 6 years ago

Discuss the US Presidential Election

methuselah Re:Obama (1912 comments)

you must live in the desert or never leave you house then.

more than 6 years ago

Discuss the US Presidential Election & the Economy

methuselah hahaha (2369 comments)

what a joke this will turn out to be.
Here I will summarize before it starts.
Liberal good = MOD 5
Conservative bad = Mod 5
Liberal bad = Mod 0 troll
Conservative good Mod 0 troll.

this is what passes for discussion here....

more than 6 years ago



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