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Dungeons & Dragons' Influence and Legacy

oddtodd Re:Message to George RR Martin: (126 comments)

In my defense, I was being facetious playing on the meme, he can take as long as he wants, it's his baby.

4 days ago
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Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

oddtodd Re:Get 10% less fuel economy with E10... (432 comments)

I get at least 10% better on the highway using no ethanol premium in my Mustang GT. I took a bit to find a no ethanol station but after I did I became a loyal customer.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?

oddtodd In the Beginning... (352 comments)

Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?

oddtodd Re:Mark Twain's Rules of Literary Art (352 comments)

When you consider that Fenimore Cooper was not a professional writer and only started his writing career after complaining to his wife about a book he did not like to which she told him to write one himself, I think Twain should cut him some slack. Just sayin...

about 2 months ago
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Intel Releases $99 'MinnowBoard Max,' an Open-Source Single-Board Computer

oddtodd Re:A bigger x86 BeagleBone Black? (97 comments)

I got a BBBlack from LogicSupply.com last week.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Essays and Short Stories Should Be In a Course On Futurism?

oddtodd Alvin Toffler (293 comments)

Powershift - Alvin Toffler
Published in 1990, might be interesting to see how his predictions fared.

The Third Wave - Alvin Toffler
Published in 1980, the second book of the trilogy.

Future Shock - Alvin Toffler
Published in 1970, my introduction to the fact that there were books other than SF worth reading.

I see he has written another, Revolutionary Wealth, which I must now go acquire.

about 5 months ago
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Fedora 20 Released

oddtodd Re:Still with FC18 and probably swtich distro (147 comments)

I have two boxen with Arch and two with Fedora (19 and Beta20), I use the Fedora as my 'personal' machine and keep /home on a separate partition to make staying up with the 6 month cycle easier, although I do skip the occasional release.
I had my parents on a Fedora box, but quickly saw that I needed a longer term, lower maintenance solution, and have them on Arch for several months now.
I switched from Crux to Arch years ago but got off it when I had some update breakage issues or something that peeved me (or caught my eye elsewhere, so many distros, so little time and all that), but have been toying with it again for a year or so and it is rock solid and no throwing the baby out with the bathwater, so far.
Anywho, to make a short post long, Arch is a good idea for someone who doesn't mind getting a little grease under their fingernails now and then.

about 7 months ago
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DragonFlyBSD 3.6 Brings AMD/Intel Graphics Drivers & Better SMP Scaling

oddtodd Re:SMP contention basically gone from critical pat (48 comments)

Thanks for that post Matt, there's still a few old skool folks about that like this stuph. /. has a lot of noise, but there's still some signal in there now and again.

about 8 months ago
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Fedora Project Developer Proposes Layered, More Agile Design to Distribution

oddtodd completly off-topic Was: bike shed committee (74 comments)

you know how sometimes you run into a word a few times, then don't see it for years, then this word pops into your head for some unknown reason and a day or two later, BOOM!, there it is.
kinda freaky.
anywho, the word in this case is 'remunerated', which you misspelled here 'renumerated', which is kinda how it was brought to my attention years ago.
and stay off my lawn.

1 year,1 day
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Golden Delicious Now Shipping Hackable Openmoko GTA04

oddtodd Re:Achievement (71 comments)

I've got 2 FreeRunners, one with a broken screen, and I'm seriously thinking about getting a GTA04 and new screen for some fun.
But jeez, that's some expensive fun.
I also switched to an N900 when it became apparent that the OpenMoko wasn't quite ready for dependable everyday use.

more than 2 years ago
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Texas Jury Strikes Down Man's Claim to Own the Interactive Web

oddtodd Re:Hey I'm from Texas (151 comments)

Well, I'm from Arkansas, and from here the only problem I see with Texas is... it's full of Texans!
JK, I have lived in the D/FW area and worked in the Houston area and the folks there are just like everywhere else, smart ones, dumb ones, nice ones, mean ones, etc.

more than 2 years ago
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Hobbit Film Trailer Posted Online

oddtodd Re:Bah, humbug. (257 comments)

>> in the book Rooster only had one eye, but he didn't wear an eye patch

That's because you can't see him in the book, but in the movie, you can, so he wore it while filming. Silly.

more than 2 years ago
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GNOME 3 Wins Linux Journal's Readers' Choice Award

oddtodd Let's get Mikey to try it! (378 comments)

I've been a Gnome user since the pre-October Gnome days and I booted Fedore 15 for about 5 minutes before shutting it down.
Since then I have tried XFCE and KDE and I'm still running KDE on my new sandy bridge (not my everyday box yet).
I remembered the other night about the reception for Gnome 2 and it was not pretty.
Anywho, I just booted Fedora 16 and it's not so bad, I'm gonna run it on this little Atom for awhile and see if it grows on me.
He likes it! Hey Mikey!

more than 2 years ago
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Inferno OS Running On Android Phones

oddtodd Re:overrated (109 comments)

I tried the OpenMoko, too. Ended up getting an N900 and it's much better for an everyday phone.
Wish I could get an N950, but I'm not that serious of a dev for that platform.

more than 2 years ago
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Underwater Spider Spins Itself an Aqualung

oddtodd Re:Evolutionary Path (91 comments)

Somewhat of a spoiler, but you should read A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge.
Highly recommended.

more than 3 years ago
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Berlin Wall 'Death Strip' Game Sparks Outrage In Germany

oddtodd Re:You know what they say (193 comments)

What we learn from history is that we do not learn from history.
Benjamin Disraeli

more than 3 years ago
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Low-Power Home Linux Server?

oddtodd fit-pc2 (697 comments)

I just bought a fit-PC2 (linux) with semi-intentions to do what you're wanting to do. It's pretty nice, I've been booting from USB into fedora 11 but haven't got the poulsbo chipset video working, yet. Of all the gadgets I have fooled with (not a large number) this one installs 'normal' linux distros much better, except for the video driver (google poulsbo). It draws 8w max when it's bttw and you can get one for just over US$300 at amazon.

more than 4 years ago

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