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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

pjbgravely Re: Marked Paper Ballots FTW (388 comments)

Oh God, I missed that LOL.

about a month and a half ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

pjbgravely Re: Marked Paper Ballots FTW (388 comments)

What is wrong with NY's system which uses a paper ballet which is scanned but kept in case there is a problem with the electronic one? Well besides the obvious problem as your ballot is not secret because the ballets are numbered.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

pjbgravely Re:I'm not sure what bothers me more, (613 comments)

Actually I just got a new job, it only took me 20 years. Most jobs have strict start stop times to allow overlap with the other shifts. Mine is strict except on the weekend, but a 2 minute commute makes up for it. Most stores have shifts that change a lot but I couldn't sell you as $100 bill for 50 dollars.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

pjbgravely Re:I'm not sure what bothers me more, (613 comments)

I would love to see the opposite, there is way too much daylight in the summer, but very little night sky for someone trapped in first shift like I. In the winter it would be nice to have at least an hour of sunlight when you get home for snowblowing.

In the summer it would be nice to have some dark before bed. I have been forced to sleep a few hours after work so I can get some time in the dark each day.

about a month and a half ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

pjbgravely Re:What? (555 comments)

I presently run Ubuntu server for my home server becouse it was quick to build a headless system with no GUI. It seems the new Ubuntu server has a GUI now and is bult for being a cloud base. Now it looks like I will have to find a new distro in 3 years.

I left Ubuntu on the desktop years ago becouse it became unusable. I went to Debian sid and let it upgrade to systemd, and so far it makes boots longer and kills the network most of the time.

about 2 months ago
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VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

pjbgravely Re:Where is the .deb? (220 comments)

Thanks coward, I thought that was for other projects not downloading the program it self. They sure went out of their way to hide it from my eyes.

about 2 months ago
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VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

pjbgravely Where is the .deb? (220 comments)

It appears to be Microsoft windows only making it useless for my needs.

about 2 months ago
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The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

pjbgravely Sometimes the change is good (191 comments)

A local doctor was struck by lighting and became a concert pianist as a result. You never know what might change your life forever.

about 3 months ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

pjbgravely Re:How many of you are still using Gnome? (403 comments)

My favorite DE has always been gnome. When I tried to get Gnome3 to run on 3 screens I completely failed and had to switch to Mate.

about 3 months ago
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FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters

pjbgravely Re:Suggested response (222 comments)

Too bad that the patriot act made the constitution null and void when the crime of terrorism is iinvolved.

about 3 months ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

pjbgravely Re: And so it begins... (252 comments)

To each his own, the only episode I really like in the 5th season is night of the dead.

about 4 months ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

pjbgravely Re: And so it begins... (252 comments)

It was written as a 5 series arc. After the 3rd season they thought the 4th would be the last so they combined the 4th and 5th into one season. When they didn't get canceled there was noting left of the arc for the 5th season so it is fluff.

about 4 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

pjbgravely Re:Trust (566 comments)

Sorry I thought you was showing me where the Linux binaries were. I personally don't care what OS you trust to run your software.

about 7 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

pjbgravely Re:Trust (566 comments)

I have the Linux release, I have used it for a long time. The update release is the new read only version. I will have to disable the repository so I don't update to this until I can find a replacement.

That is if this isn't a hoax.

about 7 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

pjbgravely Trust (566 comments)

Personally I wouldn't trust any software writen for Microsoft windows. Any news on the nix releases?

about 7 months ago
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The Brakes That Stop a 1,000 MPH Bloodhound SSC

pjbgravely Re:Stronger? (262 comments)

"Steel rotors" is probably another typo. I have heard of stainless steel rotors and the commonly used cast iron rotors but a solid steel rotor that is used on a motorcycle sounds like it would heat up too fast in this application. My guess that it is a standard cast iron vented rotor.

about 7 months ago
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Favorite Star Wars Movie?

pjbgravely Re:Episode V! (457 comments)

Imperial armaments were designed for shock and awe, to use fear as a weapon. There are some to attack a city and some for a village. When it came to real warfare their numbers and weapons power won, not their total design.

about 7 months ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

pjbgravely Re:Guard (332 comments)

So all you would need is a microwave device big enough to vaporize the cities water supply.

about 8 months ago

Submissions

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Warning, never post in Slashdot when you are tired.

pjbgravely pjbgravely writes  |  about 8 months ago

I just discovered that I replied to a coward last night. I hope I learned my lesson and never post to Slashdot when I am tired.

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Hearing test

pjbgravely pjbgravely writes  |  more than 3 years ago Re:Where are the 'real' reviews of peripherals (Score:2)
by pjbgravely (751384) writes: on 11-22-10 10:43 PM (#34313694)
Did you ever think it might be your sound card?
I've always been able to hear high pitches no one else could, like the whine of a CRT high voltage.
Now I fail all those high frequency tests and I have been wondering if it is my real tech audio that crashes when ever there is high CPU usage.
With this story I will add a sound card and will have to retest.
-- I thought it was about time to change my sig. Too bad I have nothing on my mind.

Re:Where are the 'real' reviews of peripherals (Score:2) by Rockoon (1252108) writes: on 11-23-10 09:50 AM (#34317476) You simply got older. -- "We believe that Internet Explorer is a really good browser" - Steve Jobs, 1997

I posted the above a while ago and I finally disabled the dieing realtek sound chip on my MB, and installed an SB Live 24bit PCI card.

I did a bunch of hearing test and although my hearing is reduced at above 16kHZ I can still hear up to 22kHz.

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Submitting stories

pjbgravely pjbgravely writes  |  more than 8 years ago I have submitted a few stories here, and they have always been rejected. Most get axed in 15 min but one made it a whole 1/2 hour. So far none of them have been dupes. The last 2 stories I was going to submit ended up on the front page so maybe I am learning what the editors like.

Anyway, I decided to submit a poll too see how fast that got rejected. So far the poll I submitted on Sunday January 22, @05:20PM is still pending, almost 4 months. Maybe they will actually use it, but it probably got lost somewhere.

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Me, Myself, and I

pjbgravely pjbgravely writes  |  more than 10 years ago This is who I am. First I suffer from Cluster headaches, a rare illness with no known cause and cure. If you would like to know more, check out my gallery on the subject. I am a hacker at heart but not quite there. I am a Linux user, I love being able to do what you want with my computer. I am unemployed with no prospects in my line of work. Change is coming soon. If I stay on-line I will try to update this when my life finally takes a turn. I am a bad speller and I didn't want to spell check this. I am a photographer but don't have a good camera. I also have and use Gravely tractors, the old cast iron two wheelers. I love them because they are made to last forever.

That's all for now,

Paul

PS I lied, I did do a spell check

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