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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

nobuddy Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

Citation needed. Since classrooms are universally overcrowded, I call bullshit.

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

nobuddy Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

Or simply give no reason.
the ironically named "Right To Work" states allow you to fire without giving a reason. A blatant effort to sidestep anti discrimination laws.

about two weeks ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

nobuddy Re:huh? (269 comments)

"Fuck this asshole. Watch me fuck up his vette!"

about three weeks ago
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Google Quietly Nixes Mandatory G+ Integration With Gmail

nobuddy Re:Does it matter? (139 comments)

Makes you wonder if they notice Google+ accounts named "Fuck off, no means no!"

about a month ago
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How to keep Student's Passwords Secure?

nobuddy Roboform (2 comments)

My work adopted Roboform for this, and I am mildly impressed at how well it does the job in any browser. Online encrypted storage accessible from any machine you log in to with your master account/password. Auto-fills the login pages for you as well.

No idea about cost, but they are cheap bastards here so it is likely pretty cheap. You can do it for your kid only with the normal version, or see if the school wants to use the enterprise version.

http://www.siberenterprisegrou...

about a month ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

nobuddy Re:Corporate taxes (410 comments)

The corporation has a profit margin or they would not be taxed. if that profit margin is so large as to require massive taxes, there is plenty of room to wiggle. Maybe they would pay less in taxes if they stoppped conspiring to artificially drive wages down, or hired US employees that are readily available and fully skilled for the job instead of claiming there aren't any and bringing in cheap H1B workers.

You know, quit the bullshit they do to pad their profits, and instead be a decent and ethical part of society.

about a month ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

nobuddy Re:Corporate taxes (410 comments)

The laffer curve is a fictional construct of corporate greed.It is laughed out of any conference of economists for it's absurd leaps of faith and lack of supporting evidence.

https://www.princeton.edu/~rvd...
http://scienceblogs.com/goodma...
http://business.time.com/2012/...
http://www.theguardian.com/bus...
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/L...
http://economistsview.typepad....

about a month ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

nobuddy Re:Special email addresses ... (277 comments)

Group mailboxes are a thing, and very useful for such as this.

about 3 months ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

nobuddy Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

1) Uh. No, there is no such law.
2) If there was such a law, it would not require the email address listed to be read by a human being.

about 3 months ago
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It's Time For the Descent Games Return

nobuddy Perfected with (251 comments)

Descent to Undermountain. I cried salty nerd tears of lust when that came out.

about 5 months ago
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Texas Sheriffs Crash $250k Drone They're Not Supposed To Be Flying

nobuddy Re:Cops do whatever they want (93 comments)

How did they lose it in a lake if it was observing police activity on the ground?

about 6 months ago
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Hackaday Offers Trip Into Space For Best DIY Hardware

nobuddy Re:The Obama on ObamaCare... (37 comments)

hint: They aren't going to pay you your shill money if the post is off topic. you are supposed to try to blend in like a dissenting opinion- not like a ham fisted Nigerian spammer.

about 6 months ago
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SCOTUS Ends Novell's Anti-Trust Cast Against Microsoft

nobuddy Re:way to over simplify the issue win the summery (174 comments)

Thomas is corrupt, a total money shill that votes the way he is told, and pushes the rest that way. His wife makes millions as a Koch lobbyist, yet he never recuses himself from cases that involve the people that pay his wife millions.
Relevant example (there are many many more like this):
http://crooksandliars.com/karo...

Scalia is also a corporate shill. He attends the Koch right-wing money events, and consistently votes the way the Koch brothers tell him to.
http://www.politicususa.com/20...

Roberts, Alito, and kennedy are less corrupt, but do not hesitate to take tremendous pay for "speaking engagements" at the right wing events and vote consistently with Koch interests.
http://www.politicususa.com/20...

about 6 months ago
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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

nobuddy Re:Experimental science vs narrative science (600 comments)

The only ones who disagree with human caused global warming are those paid by energy companies to do so. All others agree.

about 6 months ago
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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

nobuddy Re:You are going to see that where Science conflic (600 comments)

Until the Christians quit forcing me to fight tooth and nail to keep their lies and bullshit out of my kids schools, I will remain this "ignorant twit" that you seem to see before you.

Don't get pissy when someone learns to distrust a group that kicks me in the nuts every goddam time I fucking encounter them. Go leash your own radical fuckwits and the Senators they have bought and watch how much the hate dies down against the whole group.

about 6 months ago
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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

nobuddy Re:"Fully Half Doubt the Big Bang"? (600 comments)

The age is constantly revised as the ability to measure increases. usually it is given an "at least" age- the technology and methodology sets a minimum date that the universe cannot be younger than. Sometimes the method gives a range, as the 12-16B one did. Now we are at 13.77B, the next may narrow it down to a date and time...

about 6 months ago
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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

nobuddy Re:Hmm (600 comments)

True, but until we educate them, creationists will operate from the fervor of religious fanaticism.

about 6 months ago
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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

nobuddy Re:Hmm (600 comments)

Not implying. There are a lot of willfully ignorant people that prefer their religion's tale of a 10,000 year old universe to cosmology, geology, astrophysics, and biology. but they really should be a tiny minority on par with other mental illnesses. Sadly, this affliction is rampant in the USA. Happily, it is a dwindling number, and perhaps will soon be eradicated.

about 6 months ago

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Second Life Permitting Spam

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

nobuddy (952985) writes "I recently received a spam, linking to Second Life's SURL.com page. This invites you to enter the game, or join the game, and be teleported to a specific site. This was intended to let you guide friends to your home, or such things. Well, the slime have figured out that it invites people to their shop, and more importantly, noobs with their introductory 200 lindens to spend appear in their shop.... so these scum are spamming these links out. Bad enough, right? Well... add to this that Second Life has decided you have to be a member to report abuse. Meaning, you have to join, which teleports you to the shop, which extracts your 200 entry fee.. and they get the money anyway. An email to abuse@secondlife.com returned this: Thank you for contacting Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life. Our support system has changed and we have discontinued the use of this email address. To find information on your issue and to contact support, please visit http://secondlife.com/support . Please note, information sent to this email address will not be read or responded to. So, you follow the link, and it says... you guessed it, log in to the game and report from there. If you do not have an account, you have to create one to report the abuse. The guest account they allow you to log in as for reporting says this can only be used to report login problems, all others will be discarded and ignored. So I found and called their number. Options, but none to report abuse. Selected operator, and it disconnected me. Tried again, same result. No extension, no talking to linden. So, the spammers have a free ride with linden labs."
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Teaching Techs how to troubleshoot. Need input!

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  about 7 years ago

nobuddy writes "I have an incoming gaggle of new Help desk techs. I was tasked with getting them "up to speed" on general troubleshooting tips.

Now, I have been troubleshooting for more years than I care to admit. What comes naturally to me, and seems blatantly obvious is usually not so obvious to others. So I ask the /. community: If you were teaching new techs troubleshooting tips in an hour long session, what points would you cover?

To me, checking processes and CPU usage is as basic as telling someone to put their hand on the mouse to make it move... so enlighten me on what would be good things to teach new techs.

Sadly, this is a Windows environment."
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Shadowrun MMO Project

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nobuddy writes "The Shadowrun:Awakened project is a community driven, LGPL open source MMO project. It has passed the "is it really gonna happen?" phase and is now in the "come one, come all, and bring a friend" stage of development. HTTP://www.awakenedmmo.org"
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Shadowrun fans, we need more bodies!

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago The community-driven MMO project Shadowrun:Awakened is needing more bodies. We have come a long long way in design and coding, and are now at the stage where we need the fabled infinity monkeys at typewriters.

If you are a coder, writer, or artist (3D or 2D) then stop on by and lend a hand!

We are the only authorized Shadowrun MMO project out there! Now, I think, the only project at all... the 800lb gorilla that is Microsoft (who holds the interactive rights to Shadowrun) landed heavily on a rival project that was not authorized.

HTTP://www.wakenedmmo.org

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RIM releases cause of failure

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago The following information is current as of 09:00 on April 18, 2007. All times are EDT. On April 17, 2007, at approximately 20:15 EDT, the BlackBerry Network Operations Center (NOC) started investigating monitoring alerts in regards to issues with BlackBerry service in the Americas. BlackBerry subscribers in the Americas were unable to receive messages and received an "x" when sending messages. Subscribers were unable to use BlackBerry Email Roaming to or from the Americas. Initial investigations revealed an issue with the BlackBerry® Infrastructure. Subsequent troubleshooting efforts were not immediately successful in restoring service. At approximately 02:00 on April 18, in an effort to restore service, the components and services for the BlackBerry Infrastructure for the Americas were restarted. Since approximately 05:45, the service has been operating near expected traffic levels. Some subscribers may continue to see delays until message queues are cleared. The BlackBerry Support team is continuing to investigate reports of any remaining issues. The root cause of this issue is under investigation. Please note that the ability for subscribers to place telephone calls from voice-enabled devices was not affected during this event. Thank you for your continued support, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Sincerely, BlackBerry Customer Support

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Travelling Tech + World Of Warcraft = BAN

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago My buddy for many years received bad news today. His World of Warcraft account, with multiple level 60 characters, is banned. Why? They cite logs that show logins from multiple IP's all over the place in the last few months. The kicker: they ban it just before the expansion, but release the ban on opening day. He buys, installs, and activates BC. He logs in for a few hours, and then gets kicked out. Email arrives: they have re-reviewed and decided the ban is valid, after he spent his $40 on the expansion. Maybe a good reason, assuming it's being shared, power leveled, or used as a farming account... but it hasn't. He travels. As a tech for a very large computer company, he is all over the place. Sometimes he is inside the company network, playing through a proxy... whichever one is available at the location. This can be just about anywhere on their humongous network. I know he is not botting or sharing accounts, selling gold, what have you. He is just everywhere, sometimes 2 or 3 locations a day, wherever the plane takes him. And yes, he plays a lot. As he often fixes the issue in minutes, then has to wait hours to monitor that the fix is good. What better way to pass that time? So, after multiple calls, and detailing his travel and networks nearly to the minute, they finally reply that the account will not be unbanned, and they will no longer address it. They did, however, refund his BC activation code. The moral of this story is: If your work requires a lot of travel, leave your WoW at home: they do not want your business.

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