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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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
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Americans Uncomfortable With Possibility of Ubiquitous Drones, Designer Babies

nobuddy Come on, this is insane (155 comments)

A drone is just a remote controlled aircraft with a camera. I had several "drones" in the late 1980's as a teenager, for fuck's sake. Get over the knee-jerk raction equating "drone" with "terminator T-1000" and come back to sanity.

about 4 months ago
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California Utility May Replace IT Workers with H-1B Workers

nobuddy Re:Tata! (220 comments)

Anectdote:
I was in Kandahar and I saw this large breasted Army girl leaning on a new pickup. It was a Tata, and sitting right next to an identical one.
I could not resist.
"Nice tatas!"

about 4 months ago
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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

nobuddy Re:Waste? (218 comments)

We could stop wasting the fuel you call waste, and using it completely instead. What we do now is like bringing in oil, burning off the diesel and ignoring the gasoline, kerosene, and all the other fuels it contains.

http://www.nei.org/Issues-Poli...

On the other hand, thorium reactors are even more efficient, and the leftover is nearly inert.

about 4 months ago
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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

nobuddy Re:Sounds like a plan. (218 comments)

Or, instead of spouting off in ignorance, you could read the article.

"Meanwhile, the biggest issue that faces most nuclear plants under emergency conditions â" overheating and potential meltdown, as happened at Fukushima, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island â" would be virtually impossible at sea, Buongiorno says: âoeItâ(TM)s very close to the ocean, which is essentially an infinite heat sink, so itâ(TM)s possible to do cooling passively, with no intervention. The reactor containment itself is essentially underwater.â

about 4 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

nobuddy Re:Think of all those poor accountants! (423 comments)

Bullshit. Every time money changes hands it is taxed. That the person who held it before you aid taxes is completely and totally irrelevant.

I pay income tax. If I hire you to mow my lawn, what I pay you is not tax free just because I have paid taxes on it. Same as if I simply hand you a wad of cash. It changes hands, it is taxed.

about 5 months ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

nobuddy Re:The NSA is becoming a new God for "True Believe (171 comments)

How much do they pay you for these NSA flagellation? I'd like a second income, and it appears you don't have to put any effort into it at all.

about 5 months ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

nobuddy Failure imminent (165 comments)

There s absolutely now way to get a cassette tape recorder on that little board.

about 5 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  |  more than 6 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 6 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 6 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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