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The Man Who Convinced Us We Needed Vitamin Supplements

minvaren Re:Diet and laziness (707 comments)

Time Magazine and a few other places have picked up on one researcher's results.

about a year ago
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FTC Gets 744 New Ideas On How To Hang Up On Robocallers

minvaren Re:Leave a fax machine plugged in during the day. (281 comments)

Used to work great back in the day. Modern robo-callers are mainly using SIP with some PRI thrown in, and they ignore the audible tones in favor of either protocol's response codes instead.

about 2 years ago
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Newly Spotted Comet May Shine Among Brightest In History

minvaren Re:Kohoutek (100 comments)

Mod parent up, Hot Fudge Sundae (that falls on a Tuesdae).

more than 2 years ago
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US Doctors Back Circumcision

minvaren Re:Lies (1264 comments)

"...but when you rub it, it becomes a suitcase."

more than 2 years ago
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Existing Solar Tech Could Power Entire US, Says NREL

minvaren Re:duh (589 comments)

The calculations at http://www.ez2c.de/ml/solar_land_area/ with optimal array placement came up with slightly different numbers, fwiw.

Though granted, the overnight storage would definitely be a challenge if solar scaled that high, and a lot more long-distance transmission lines would be needed.

more than 2 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

minvaren Thanks and best wishes. (1521 comments)

Running a site like this is often a thankless job. Thanks for sticking in there so long, and for setting up and maintaining what has become one of the most well-known sites on the internet.

more than 3 years ago
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The Decline and Fall of System Administration

minvaren Re:Clone my car! (500 comments)

You don't have time to dig around and find the root cause. You need it to work. Now.

On reflection, this is a good analogy for modern society in general.

more than 3 years ago
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Spray-On Liquid Glass

minvaren Re:Breatheable? (293 comments)

Heeeeeeey Aqualung....

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 3.6 RC, Nears Final

minvaren Re:Performance issues off flash drives (145 comments)

It's the fact that they use SQLite to store so much data. Putting the firefox profile on anything but a local hard drive causes it to become completely unresponsive on a regular basis. I haven't seen any plans by Mozilla to fix this yet, but this completely kills Firefox in any work environment with roaming profiles.

more than 4 years ago
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US Youth Have Serious Mental Health Issues

minvaren Re:Greater Knowledge (818 comments)

As a professor I had once said, "depression existed before 1950 - they called it alcoholism."

more than 4 years ago
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Cool-Tether Links Phones' Bandwidth To Make High-Speed Hotspots

minvaren Meme redux (102 comments)

So given the disruptive effect on the cell data network this would have, would it be more apt to call it a Grendel cluster?

about 5 years ago
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Element 114 Verified

minvaren Re:Elements Song (142 comments)

"...and there's many many others, but they haven't been discoooooovered" summarizes that nicely. :)

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Tax Dodge At Issue In Washington State

minvaren Re:Disappointing though it may be... (681 comments)

Texas is another haven, with no personal income tax.

And some of the highest property taxes in the nation. The government always gets theirs, somehow.

more than 5 years ago
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Chevy Volt Rated At 230 mpg In the City

minvaren Re:Vaporware (1006 comments)

should be available by 2010 according to this morning news.

From Bloomberg's article on this (here):

GM has offered its own caution about the risk associated with the Volt. The model "has not yet proven to be commercially viable," according to a regulatory filing last week. The technology required to power the car may not be developed in time for its planned 2010 debut, the automaker said.

Might be available next year - might not be commercially viable - not done developing the technology yet... Ah, good old GM.

more than 5 years ago
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Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 Released

minvaren Re:I am on OS X 10.5.7. (212 comments)

Regarding pause issue : many reports show it linked to the places.sqlite file - see this thread on page 3 and look for the compactor tool they mention. Seems as though the "Awesomebar" is not without its issues.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Denies Windows 7 "Showstopper Bug"

minvaren Re:RAM optimization (241 comments)

OEM PCs with a recovery partition spring to mind here...

more than 5 years ago

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Spamhaus : Microsoft is 5th most spam-friendly ISP

minvaren minvaren writes  |  about 6 years ago

minvaren (854254) writes "Microsoft's sites, according to reports, have been observed as generating increasing amounts of spam for some time. According to Spamhaus, it is now coming to a head.

"The software giant debuted on the list earlier this month at number 9 (one being the worst), and has slid over the past few days down to number 5.

Spamhaus says spammers and scam artists are abusing Microsoft's live.com and livefilestore.com properties to redirect visitors to sites that peddle fake pharmacy products, porn and Nigerian 419 scams."

Perhaps a little news coverage will convince them to perform some housecleaning."

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minvaren minvaren writes  |  more than 7 years ago

minvaren writes "SCEA has decided to stop selling the Playstation 3's diminutive 20GB model in the United States due to lack of demand. "The lower spec model is being outsold 10-1" according to SCEA spokesperson Dave Karraker. 100% support was reiterated for the discontinued model. "If MSFT were to stop selling their [Xbox 360] Core system, [it] would allow publishers to actually use their hard drive for gaming purposes, leaving the Core user out in the cold.""
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minvaren minvaren writes  |  more than 8 years ago

minvaren writes "According to PC World, WGA checks will soon be extended to Microsoft Office products via their new "Office Genuine Advantage" system. In fact, some have begun as of today..."

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