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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

michael_rendier Re:Depends (566 comments)

QSynergy...one mouse and keyboard...they work on whatever screen the mouse pointer is on

about a week ago
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JP Morgan Chase Breach Compromised Data of 76 Million Households

michael_rendier Re:I'll bet you... (76 comments)

Two things... A) The right piece of code and the right piece of hardware could burn through 76 million searches rather quickly...Facebook itself has how many users with phone numbers and addresses? My android fones like to automagically take all my google plus contacts/email addys and facebook contacts and put them in my personal contact lists for me (i have to shut this off, as I don't like having to scroll through thousands of contacts to find my local friends whom I desire to call... B) Go check out the people searches like pipl.com etc...i have found my phone numbers and addresses clear back to when i was in the military in Colorado...the amount of information about EVERYONE on the internet is rather staggering... Either you don't know how to use google, or you're intentionally not using google properly to maintain your "Faith"...which is what some would call swimming in that river in egypt.

about 2 months ago
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JP Morgan Chase Breach Compromised Data of 76 Million Households

michael_rendier Re:Numbers don't seem right (76 comments)

JP-Chase handles foodstamps accounts...

about 3 months ago
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JP Morgan Chase Breach Compromised Data of 76 Million Households

michael_rendier I'll bet you... (76 comments)

that if i took a little bit of time on Google, I could find all this information as well...in the yellow pages...SMH

about 3 months ago
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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

michael_rendier 2.4 million letters? (283 comments)

How many oxygen producers (trees) did it take to accomplish this goal of having giant piles of letters thrown away once the post office was finished hauling them around to the whitehouse and congressional offices?

about 3 months ago
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Earth Gets Another Quasi-Moon

michael_rendier Re: This sounds familar... (54 comments)

At this point, also massive enough to be quasi spherical and having cleared its orbit of debris

about 3 months ago
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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

michael_rendier Re:Bad Planning (194 comments)

Perhaps an app that can be downloaded to a new device?

about 4 months ago
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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

michael_rendier we need to focus (305 comments)

On other methods that don't fall into the bigger hotter heavier paradigm...

about 4 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

michael_rendier Re:How about (304 comments)

I use fluxbox, because both gnome and kde are bloated and eat my processor just to sit there and do nothing...

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

michael_rendier Grammatical Error Point made... (383 comments)

That was funny. While reading the post you are ranting on, I didn't even notice the lack of periods or capital letters...and since talking about visas, i completely understood that the 'us' meant 'U.S.'...you must be having a difficult day at work...

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

michael_rendier Teach yourself (254 comments)

you have your game...what's the first thing you're gonna need to program? (I needed a GUI for a project of mine...teaching myself python...started there) Ask google how to accomplish this. You may end up spending time in and around the stack exchange sites...and as each 'challenge' arises, you dig around and find out how to write it yourself, and in the process, slowly teach yourself c# (or any other language for that matter)...the important thing you already have, is familiarity with object oriented programming...the rest is just syntax. You're likely to get better results that way. Also as you spend your time sifting through answers on google, you'll likely come across peoples suggestions for reading or teaching etc...good school sites, sites bent on game creation and language of your choice...

about 6 months ago
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Battlefield Director: Linux Only Needs One 'Killer' Game To Explode

michael_rendier I've said this before... (410 comments)

the PS3 is running linux...go to the 'about software' menu and see for yourself...how is it that linux hasn't 'taken off' again?

about a year ago
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Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?

michael_rendier Reminds me of the 'range check' patent war (186 comments)

When a judge, who coded as a hobby, looked at the attorneys and said that any 9th grader could have written a 'range check'... Jury selection is never to get the most intelligent person in a seat...they want the ones who they can paint the picture for, and have them accept it...

about a year ago
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US Lawmakers Want Sanctions On Any Country Taking In Snowden

michael_rendier Re:Double Agent? (650 comments)

seems the gov't is a little too quick to confirm the leaks instead of cover up or misdirect attention...*shrugs*...

about a year ago
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US Lawmakers Want Sanctions On Any Country Taking In Snowden

michael_rendier Double Agent? (650 comments)

Anyone ever considered the possibility he's an NSA Plant? What better way to get on the 'inside' of the 'enemy'...proper media coverage and a bit of spin...some 'secrets' to leak to gain the trust of the 'whistle-blower' community? *shrugs*

about a year ago
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Technology, Not Law, Limits Mass Surveillance

michael_rendier U.S. Citizens have historically... (191 comments)

We've been told that we've been protected from such things, a la the constitution...yet if you go back into history, it's never really been seen by the gov't as a 'limit' to their power...they just make up a 'reason' why they needed to do it. Reasons why it's legal to do so. We have not been historically protected...we've been historically monitored, invaded and exploited for one reason or another in the name of national security and 'fighting enemies'...oh, and marketing. Just because there's not a dictator behind the Securitate, doesn't mean it's not being done behind the scenes.

about a year and a half ago

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