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Time Warner Cable: No Consumer Demand For Gigabit Internet

pinfall Re:I can think of a few rea$on$ (573 comments)

The article goes on to quote her: '...residential customers have thus far shown little interest in TWC's top internet tiers. "A very small fraction of our customer base" ultimately choose those options.'"

Um, yeah - that's because it's waaaaaaaay overpriced.

I think $20 more per month is a fair price for any extra 1mb, and with the top tier at 35mb its faster than any consumer will ever need! I love my triple lock-in play!

about 2 years ago

Instagram Wants To Sell Users' Photos Without Notice

pinfall Re:Instagram Bubble (313 comments)

So long, and thanks for all the pics!

more than 2 years ago

Cisco Rumored To Be Selling Linksys

pinfall hot firmwarez (180 comments)

How's that cloudy, autoupdatey, monitorey thing workin for ya?

more than 2 years ago

Australian Prime Minister's Spoof "Apocalypse" Speech Goes Viral In China

pinfall Re:aussie pm isn't the only one (225 comments)

I bet what happened is some aussie DJs calledd the country that Kim Jong was staying at and after learning of the spoof the whole country committed suicide.

more than 2 years ago

System Admins Should Know How To Code

pinfall Re:Very true, for many reasons. (298 comments)

I don't code a lick after 15 years of sysadmin. I do solve incredibly interesting problems with hardware and that ability alone provides a serious interface to all those 'needs software' perspectives. All of my best friends are coders, we just solve problems differently.

more than 2 years ago

Intellectual Ventures Settles Lawsuits With Asian Memory Companies

pinfall license 1st (30 comments)

Brilliant, you can now make boatloads more claiming rights than those properties could ever earn.

more than 2 years ago

Dice Buys Geeknet's Media Business, Including Slashdot, In $20M Deal

pinfall Re:Let's Just Hope They Leave Well Enough Alone (466 comments)

All too often, "standards" means pushing positive "stories" about advertisers, censoring any content from the public that might offend said advertisers, and generally turning your site into a boring shitfest that no traditional /. user would be caught dead on if Peter Jackson himself came down from geek heaven and offered them them a prop sword from LotR and a handjob in exchange for staying.

Hi crazyj, I think you are totally correct about this. I also found my job through /. and you can see our latest postings online at dice.com. Thanks!

more than 2 years ago

Windows 8 Won't Play DVDs Unless You Pay For the Media Center Pack

pinfall Re:The way the market has gone (734 comments)

Dell will gladly show consumers the DVD w/ playback upgrade option for $59.

more than 2 years ago

Open Compute Developing Wider Rack Standard

pinfall Re:Clouseau: The case is solv-ed (237 comments)

If I understood that correctly, it is not only a matter of putting the power suply outside, but also of making your heat dissipators wider, and space things better inside the servers.

external power plus common sense? Okay I'll bite. Please describe the miracle achievement.

more than 2 years ago

University of Pittsburgh Deluged With Internet Bomb Threats

pinfall Re:Defense (238 comments)

True, if you get supercrafty its going to be hard to track you. But if you are supercrafty 250 times, you are going to leave the unmistakeable trail of your own demise. Its just fine if you want to play with your exgf, but the feds got money, power, and nasty fking claws.

more than 2 years ago

AOL Patent Deal Means Microsoft Now Holds Vestiges of Netscape

pinfall Re:business as usual (129 comments)

if you can't beat them, buy them

Beat them and buy them.

Beat them, buy them, liquidate them. ... profit!

more than 2 years ago

CEO of TuCloud Dares Microsoft To Sue His New Company

pinfall Re:Real smart. (109 comments)

Wait, tuCloud? Take a dumbass name like tuCows and add your own noun at the end? First, spend $1,000 on a real name, then beat up tuMicrosoft.

more than 2 years ago

Google Cools Data Center With Bathroom Water

pinfall Re:water from a toilet... (230 comments)

This week's Google Doodoo was submitted by Charles Breckinridge on Lorimer Street. Notice the raspberry seeds!

more than 2 years ago

Psychic Ability Claim Doesn't Hold Up In New Scientific Experiments

pinfall in my minds eye (315 comments)

I see a flurry of dumb comments being posted on /..

more than 2 years ago

Misleading Robocalls Went To Voters ID'd As Non-Tories

pinfall Re:Who is responsible? Irrelevant... (148 comments)

Really, find a victim. No one was injured and voting is pointless anyway. At least that's what I would tell my attorney to say.

more than 2 years ago

VisiCalc's Dan Bricklin On the Tablet Revolution

pinfall killer (185 comments)

The Palm was the killer app. They sold the company right around the time they killed it.

more than 2 years ago

20th Anniversary of Michelangelo Virus Scare

pinfall Re:Scared an uneducated public (92 comments)

And right at the beginning of public awareness of the internet age meant that people were panicking and incredibly misinformed.

I bet we're all glad they got over THAT.

Oh, shit. BRB. There's a pedophile on my hard drive.

Thank you. We have tracked your ip over freenet and updated your buddy list. Keyloggers and screenshot security features have been installed for your protection. All of your files have been moved to the cloud so you can share them more enthusiastically.
We have also cleaned your system of any viruses and trojans.

You do not need to be concerned about viruses any more. You are in our protective embrace.
Your Government

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Is an Acceptable Broadband Latency?

pinfall Re:300 Acceptable? (396 comments)

What is the air speed of an unladen swallow?

more than 2 years ago



Fight the Truth!

pinfall pinfall writes  |  more than 2 years ago

pinfall writes "As reported in the Daily News, Daily Mail and other sources, Scientology's leader (maybe not for long), David Miscavige, is asking members to supress any embarrasing information that might arise as a result of the Holmes/Cruise breakup. Included in his commentary to his fellow Dianetics fans, are suggestions for censoring web comments by clicking the Report button and writing that the post ‘Violates Your Code of Conduct’. “defames or degrades a group for any reason including on the basis of religion.” All this because he is not going to "watch a bunch of uninformed people putting my religion under the carpet."

Please be notified that your negative comments about this article will be gleefully subdued by my freedom of religious supression.."

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