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Lizard Squad Bomb Threat Diverts Sony Exec's Plane To Phoenix

oddaddresstrap Re:Aaaand there goes the lizard squad (131 comments)

Reminds one of the scene in Burn After Reading where Chad tries to blackmail Osbourne Cox:

Osbourne Cox: If you ever carried out your proposed threat you would experience such a shitstorm of consequences, my friend, your empty little head would be spinning faster than the wheels of your Schwinn bicycle back there.

Chad Feldheimer: Y-you think that's a Schwinn?

about 4 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

oddaddresstrap Re:OS X (611 comments)

To avoid offending anyone, I've taken to calling it "Oh Ess Eks Ten".

about 7 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

oddaddresstrap Re:Windows (611 comments)

"... navigating the control panel ..."
Right-click on Task Bar -> Properties -> Start Menu tab -> Customize... button -> Control Panel -> Display as a menu -> OK -> OK

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?

oddaddresstrap Re:To be fair... (253 comments)

Google "shift left", take the Wikipedia link, check out the operators. In other words, geek humor.

about 7 months ago
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Estimate: Academic Labs 11 Times More Dangerous Than Industrial Counterparts

oddaddresstrap Re:Depends on what they are doing (153 comments)

One of my roommates in college was in the pharmacy program and had a *lot* of parties at our house. It quickly became clear that the they were in the program because, duh, "That's where the drugs are".

about 9 months ago
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Rosetta Probe Awakens, Prepares To Chase Comet

oddaddresstrap Big deal. (72 comments)

It took 8 hours and 18 minutes to warm up its systems, get a location fix, halt the spin, turn towards the sun, and, finally, point its communications antenna at Earth. Bah, I do that in 15 minutes *every* morning.

about 10 months ago
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NSA Collects 200 Million Text Messages Per Day

oddaddresstrap Re:Releases (287 comments)

"Okay. Sure. We did A and B and C and ... and SI and SJ and SK. But that's it."

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is There a Good Device Holster?

oddaddresstrap Re:The Dork Brothers! (296 comments)

This.
I use a Case Logic AUA-311 which holds (inventorying it as we speak...) a Chromebook, Nexus 7, iPod gen 4, flashlight, flash drives, magnifying glass, pen, pencil, a couple of small screwdrivers, etc. Plus a Kindle Touch when I might want to do some reading without a backlight. With all that stuff, it's still lighter than a laptop in a bag.

about a year ago
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ITIF Senior Fellow Claims "America's Broadband Networks Lead the World"

oddaddresstrap Re:Out of touch (298 comments)

Universal Service is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) http://www.usac.org/about/.

"To implement the 1996 Telecom Act, the FCC established four programs:
  - High Cost, for rural areas (transitioning into the Connect America Fund)
  - Lifeline (for low-income consumers), including initiatives to expand phone service for Native Americans
  - Rural Health Care
  - Schools and Libraries (commonly referred to as "E-rate")

Money to pay for universal service programs comes from the universal service fund (USF). The USF is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end-user revenues".
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Kind of interesting how they don't explicitly state that "money to pay for universal service programs" comes from customers (it's a line item on phone bills). Actually, it used to be two line items, one for universal access (phones for the poor) and one for E-rate (Internet for schools, libraries and rural healthcare).

about a year and a half ago
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Hand-held "Sound Camera" Shows You the Source of Noises

oddaddresstrap Re:Screwdriver (114 comments)

My dad used a wooden dowel rod or broomstick to listen to the hard-to-reach spots.

about a year and a half ago
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Windfarm Sickness Spreads By Word of Mouth

oddaddresstrap They are, in fact, sick! (482 comments)

What makes them sick is knowing that their neighbor is getting $5K per year per machine and they aren't.

about 2 years ago
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What Early Software Was Influential Enough To Deserve Acclaim?

oddaddresstrap RSX-11M (704 comments)

RSX-11M, DEC's multiuser real-time OS for the PDP-11 line of mini-computers

about 2 years ago
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What 'Negative Temperature' Really Means

oddaddresstrap Re:Uhhhh (204 comments)

"It's very special, because as you can see, the numbers all go to -1, right across the board".

about 2 years ago
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Pull Lever, Don't Snap Shutter: It May Be Illegal To Post Your Ballot

oddaddresstrap Re:Katy Perry's Dress (383 comments)

Say no more.

more than 2 years ago
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Stanford's Self Driving Car Tops 120mph On Racetrack

oddaddresstrap Re:More exciting? (97 comments)

Nah, the adrenaline rush comes when you're napping and the car's computer has a kernel panic.

about 2 years ago
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Samsung Blames Galaxy SIII Burn On "External Energy Source"

oddaddresstrap Re:If I remember correctly... (169 comments)

For the love of God, NO! Don't believe the post above!
Please, future information seeker, I'm talking to you...

The person above was KIDDING! Do not dry your baby, cat, dog, hamster, mouse, whatever, in a microwave! It will kill them!
Okay, maybe that's slightly too broad a statement. For some odd reason it works fine for drying Pekingese dogs.

more than 2 years ago
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Older Means Wiser To Computer Security

oddaddresstrap Re:Still true, as it always has been (181 comments)

"When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years."
-Mark Twain

more than 2 years ago
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Mandatory Brake-Override Proposed For All Cars

oddaddresstrap Re:Many modern cars do not have ignition switch (911 comments)

If your car is a Prius, just hit the Park button and the car will immediately go into Neutral (even at full throttle). Other pushbutton cars may work the same way.

more than 2 years ago
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Arizona Attempts To Make Trolling Illegal

oddaddresstrap Re:First Illegal Troll (474 comments)

Yup, sounds like intimidation.

more than 2 years ago

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