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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

mrbcs Re:It's hard to be rich (243 comments)

The problem is, common sense is so rare now that it's considered a super power!

5 days ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

mrbcs Just like Happy days.. (420 comments)

America has jumped the shark..

This is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Will it ever stop?

5 days ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

mrbcs Re:$230 (609 comments)

Host file. What's wrong with all you geeks?

No ads, no hijacks, no problems, no exceptions. I can't believe this adblock is so popular with all the problems people bring up.

about a week ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

mrbcs I couldn't go to a war zone... (418 comments)

So I showed my kids the multi part color documentary on world war two.
We discussed all kinds of issues:
Bombings, genocide, gas chambers, blockades, dictators.

They get it. They know war is horrible and they know what a game is.

It's called parenting. I applaud this guy's efforts.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

mrbcs Re:Whether it be scooing or schooling, it is dead (421 comments)

That's why we homeschool.
Our 5 kids are very curious all the time. Always reading. Always learning.
They have no exposure to the "system" that drives curiosity out of them.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

mrbcs Re:They used to call me paranoid... (427 comments)

I have my router connected through my ISP "Router/Modem"
I have a Linksys BEFSR81 that I've run for about 7 years. I also had reboot issues until I hooked it up to a better power source. Now it's very stable. On an older circuit in the house, I had to reboot it every week.

I can play World of Tanks and get about 150 ping. I'm happy.

about three weeks ago
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Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

mrbcs Re:Small-scale, real-time. (502 comments)

Educate yourself asshole. I RAN a fucking control center controlling over 700 windmills. I logged all the production from these windmills.

I'm pretty sure I know more about this that you unless you're a fucking engineer that specializes in this field.

I'm pretty fucking sure I know exactly when the wind blows, and had the logs to prove it. If you're not over 70, you have no business calling me son, asshole.

about three weeks ago
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Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

mrbcs Re:Small-scale, real-time. (502 comments)

Perhaps you should do the math. 5 million dollar windmill @ $10 / mega watt.

How long to pay that off?

Generator or gearbox costs over a million dollars.

The wind here btw is available 90% of the time and they STILL LOSE MONEY.

The only reason they built them was for the green credits that they have since been screwed out of. The whole industry is bullshit. But if you knew anything about it, you'd also know that.

about three weeks ago
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Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

mrbcs Re:Small-scale, real-time. (502 comments)

Wind is not a viable option.

It's not green by any stretch of the imagination. It's not valueable. When it's very hot, no wind, when it's very cold, no wind. So basically useless when you need it the most.

I was an operator at the largest windmill company in Canada. There's lots of lying going around. It doesn't make any money, it destroys the health of the operators and technicians. I'm not even mentioning that the company has to pay another company to remove the dead bats at one farm. Truckloads every year.

Wind energy is the biggest bullshit story ever pulled on the public.

Most rural municipalities also have bylaws that prevent the deployment of turbines.

There was one setup here. The guys had a small turbine and a basement full of batteries. Always down for repairs. Finally broke down and had power poles run to his house so he could go on the grid. Wasted thousands of dollars.

about three weeks ago
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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

mrbcs Re:so, I'm in the more than 8 yrs ago camp (391 comments)

It's so easy now it's ridiculous.

Pick what you want as far as speed and buy brand name quality parts.

I have always used ASUS boards, Seagate hdd's and LG burners.

I've switched from Nvidia and ATI depending on price point for the game I'm playing.

Tigerdirect and Newegg both have reviews from people that have used the parts.

IMHO, this is the best value and quality you can ever get. I've been building my own systems since 95.

about three weeks ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

mrbcs Re:Who has the market share? (336 comments)

World of Tanks FTW!

This game has enticed me to upgrade my video card twice and my whole system once.

That's over $500 that I wouldn't have spent otherwise. I still have 6 or 8 win xp machines for older games and older hardware that still works perfectly.

about three weeks ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

mrbcs Hosts file ffs (436 comments)

Why use Adblock when a hosts file works across the whole system? Honestly, never understood Adblock.

about a month ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

mrbcs Re:Even my DVDs are streamed (152 comments)

I have a 120" hd projector screen and a gig per hour is decent quality.

The rips from pirate bay are better than I can do and even smaller.

about a month ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

mrbcs Re:You don't need so many workers (300 comments)

Amen to that.

Isn't "THIS" supposed to be year of Linux on the Desktop?

I'm so sick of Linux. Servers ya, Desktop, never again.

about a month and a half ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

mrbcs Re:Fuck IPv6 (305 comments)

Agreed. I honestly think though that most people would still use IPv4 inside the lan and have the router be the IPv6 facing the internet. That I guess, will remain to be seen.

I know I will use IPv4 inside as it's easier to remember and most of my hardware can't use IPv6 anyway. (printers, switches etc)

about 3 months ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

mrbcs Re:Fuck IPv6 (305 comments)

I worked for an isp where I live. At one point he had 80 homes running through one ip. (yes he was an idiot). He did though, have decent protection on his network, eventually. When he finally went broke from not paying his bills, he had to sell the company at fire sale prices.

The company that bought it, removed any such protection and integrated his network into their own. Within days people started having virus problems.

I had switched a year before and the company I switched to actually gave me a 192.168.x.x address for my router. I thought that was weird but I did check and I do have an internet facing ip. I had them open up port 3389 on their router/modem and I could remote in.

What gets really strange though is that I have my network running on another router hooked up to theirs. Everything works fine, I can game, watch videos, port forward etc. There is a second port on their router for an xbox. After having latency issues because my wife was watching videos, I hooked up that port to my gaming machine. Guess what? Virus issues within hours.

Cleaned out the virus, went back to my router, no more issues.

The bottom line: The general public will never switch to IPv6 if is going to cost them money with no reward. If what we have works now, there is zero incentive. The isp's won't change until they have to either. No-one is going to volunteer.

about 3 months ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

mrbcs Re:Fuck IPv6 (305 comments)

That's the thing, my isp already has me natted now. I have an internal ip to my router, yet an external via wimi.com.

about 3 months ago

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Canadian Net Neutrality

mrbcs mrbcs writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mrbcs (737902) writes "NDP, trying to score some points with angry Bell users today introduced a net-neutrality bill.
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/05/28/tech/

"The NDP has followed through with its promise to introduce legislation to the House of Commons that seeks to keep the internet open and free from control by service providers."


Now if we could only get these guys to work on a new copyright law instead of those apparent sell out Tories."

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