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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

mu51c10rd Re:Citation needed? (162 comments)

No no...he is a proud domestic lizard who only eats domestic babies...

2 days ago
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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

mu51c10rd Reptilian Humanoids (162 comments)

This is going to drive the Area 51 conspiracy theorists crazy...
This edit on this article.

2 days ago
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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

mu51c10rd Truth (162 comments)

The biography of former U.S. defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld was edited to say that he was an "alien lizard who eats Mexican babies."

Truth hurts...although I hear Guatemalan babies are much tastier with better spices.

2 days ago
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NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

mu51c10rd Re:why didn't he take his emails (231 comments)

He may not have thought it worth the time to export his NSA mailbox to a pst when he had much juicier stuff to copy off the network...

about two weeks ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

mu51c10rd Re:neat (361 comments)

so, can the government now confiscate their own bank accounts for financing terrorists?

Would there be anything there to confiscate?

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

mu51c10rd Re:Do they own him? (272 comments)

Did you know that Clause 18 section B allows slashdot to demand that you donate any or all compatible organs if they need a transplant for any of the executive?

Congratulations on doing a better job than Slashdot at getting people to read their terms and conditions...

about three weeks ago
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Protesters Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA's Utah Data Center

mu51c10rd Re:the NSA already thought of this. (104 comments)

Not really. Check the local news and plenty of residents saw it. In fact, the data center is easily visible by most in the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys.

about 1 month ago
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NASA's Orion Spaceship Passes Parachute Test

mu51c10rd Re:Not the first test, first test failed.... (75 comments)

previous tests went into space first and did an end to end test. This will be the first test emulating a mission.

about a month ago
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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

mu51c10rd Re:How unexpected... (534 comments)

No, he just really likes Lake Powell...

about a month ago
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Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

mu51c10rd Modern kids (151 comments)

Great...so even Neanderthals ate their veggies...and yet we struggle getting our kids to eat anything green.

about a month ago
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Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

mu51c10rd Re:After Fukushima? (461 comments)

Don't mess with the Baltic Sea...

about a month ago
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Steve Wozniak Endorses Lessig's Mayday Super PAC

mu51c10rd Re:Nothing new to see here. (209 comments)

I certainly appreciate this venture. While I disagree with the idea of SuperPAC's and wish campaign finance reform did not take a political backseat...this is fighting fire with fire. Thank you.

about a month ago
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Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

mu51c10rd Re:Keep it Apples vs Apples. (377 comments)

I'm guessing that is why sales are not increasing. They need to have the hybrid version in the base level trims...otherwise they are catering to a smaller market. If they cater to a smaller market, then I would not expect sales to ever increase.

about a month ago
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Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

mu51c10rd Re:Keep it Apples vs Apples. (377 comments)

Nice try. I recently (as in a few months ago) went shopping for a Highlander. I already a Hybrid, and expected to go with a Highlander Hybrid. However, I don't need a Limited trim as I could care less about the bells and whistles on a vehicle that only needs to get me from point A to point B. What did Toyota do this year? Removed the Hybrid from everything except the top 2 trims (Limited and Platinum). I could buy a base Highlander for 29...or a Hybrid for 48. Now calculate how much you would need to pay for that in gas. Even factoring in inflation in gas prices, I was reaching around 15 years or so. I love my hybrid, it's an Escape that I get around 30 mpg for. However, Hybrid sales have peaked because they made them too expensive and no longer can be paid off in gas mileage.

about a month ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

mu51c10rd Re:Massive conspiracy (465 comments)

Many companies have short data retention policies to help with litigation. If your policy is to only retain email for a year (both in mailboxes and backups), then no court can subpeona anything older. It is a protection mechanism. However, this article shows how inept the IRS infrastructure staff are. No pst files should exist if you have a data retention policy. And if your policy is space saving, pst files should never be stored locally. Does the IRS use low paid GS11 IT people or is it outsourced to HP/IBM/etc?

about a month ago
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545-Person Programming War Declares a Winner

mu51c10rd Re:Uhm, trademark problem.... (57 comments)

I thought Greed was getting kickbacks from the lobbying groups to buy your support for questionable bills.

No, that's called Politics.

about a month and a half ago
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European iPhone Chargers Prone To Overheating

mu51c10rd Re:Obviously... (128 comments)

They're holding it wrong.

Quite incorrect. I believe the late Steve Jobs would tell them they are charging it wrong.

about a month and a half ago
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The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

mu51c10rd Re:Ballmer's been cheaped (398 comments)

Except that instead of several thousand developers see him throw chairs, it will be replayed on ESPN every 15 minutes for the next 3 days afterwords. This should be amusing...

about 2 months ago
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Big Telecom: Terms Set For Sprint To Buy T-Mobile For $32B

mu51c10rd Re:noooooo! (158 comments)

Sprint has stopped doing contracts as well. They do have their Framily plan, but you can go with no contract and buy a phone outright, or subsidize the cost across 24 months. Same as TMobile. Sprint has always been CDMA, not GSM. However, they do offer "international phones" with SIM cards and gsm radios. My Sprint phone is a Motorola that can use either.
I, too, hope Sprint doesn't repeat the Nextel disaster...

about 2 months ago

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Cisco purchasing Sourcefire

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  1 year,5 days

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "According to this, Cisco is purchasing Sourcefire for 2.7 Billion dollars. It remains to be seen what their plans are for popular open source products such as Snort and ClamAV. Forks anyone?"
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Nurse Chapel has passed away

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "A piece of Trek history has quietly passed away. Majel Barrett Roddenberry of Star Trek fame passed away on December 18th. She carried various roles from Number One in the TOS pilot episode, to Nurse Chapel, Deanna Troi's mother, to all the ship computer voices up to the soon-to-be-released movie. She will be missed. The article on her passing is here."
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SCO chooses to lose their Unix business

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "SCO has chosen to try to opt out of the Unix business by selling it to York Capital Management. There is an article at Computerworld detailing their decision. Perhaps SCO has finally thrown in the towel and we won't be subjected to more SCO news?"

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