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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

reboot246 Re:Home of the brave? (578 comments)

Yes, I'd go to the mall. I have a better chance of being killed in an accident driving to the mall. I have a better chance of being killed by lightning. Why not go? It's not a matter of being "tough". It's simply a matter of math. Do the math.

2 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

reboot246 Re:Home of the brave? (578 comments)

More like home of the pussies.

2 days ago
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Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

reboot246 Re:Deals? (188 comments)

If you get razors from company X you can't get blades from company Y.

Really? I own two brands of razors - an Edwin Jagger and a couple of Merkurs. I can use any brand of blade I want to buy - Astra, Feather, Gillette, Merkur, Personna, Wilkinson, Sharp, Shark, and Polsilver, just to name a few.

Maybe you're buying the wrong kind of razors.

3 days ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

reboot246 Re:Short sighted (228 comments)

I have my settings adjusted so that Windows tells me about the updates, but I choose when to download and install them. It's best to wait a couple of days after they're released to find out if anybody is having a problem with one of them. Let some other poor sucker get his computer bricked.

5 days ago
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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

reboot246 Re:Someone has (270 comments)

High pH would be very alkaline. I guess you meant low pH, because it's a common myth that coffee grounds are very acidic. They are pretty near to neutral and actually get more basic as they decompose.

I just measured the pH of some coffee grounds here in my kitchen. The results ---> 6.9

Keurig K-Cups are for people who don't know how to make coffee. Where did their coffee come from and how old is it? Is it a blend or single origin? What roast is it, or is it a blend of different roasts? What's the grind? What is the temperature of the water in the machine?

I roast green coffee beans, let them rest for a day, grind the beans just right for whatever method I'm going to use to make the coffee (drip, espresso, French press), and brew with good filtered water at the right temperature for just the right amount of time. Even $tarbuck$ can't come close.

about a week ago
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Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

reboot246 Re:That day (280 comments)

If the government keeps putting coal companies out of business, the people refuse to let nuclear plants be built, and we have a President who would like for electricity rates to "skyrocket", then solar power (no matter how expensive) will be able to compete with electric utility companies.

Just a few years ago we had the cheapest electric power one could imagine, and now look at it. Amazing what a few misguided individuals can fuck up in so short a time.

You may like living in the stone age, but most of us would rather be comfortable.

about two weeks ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

reboot246 Re:Everyone? (545 comments)

I'm in favor of including everyone, especially me!

I'm on a monthly salary and make more than the current limit of $23,660. Sure, I work the full 40 hours on the job and that IS actual work. We are charging our customers by the hour and they don't want me sitting around doing nothing. But driving time to and from the job is not included. Neither is time spent at night doing paperwork. Time at the office doing maintenance on our equipment is not counted. My average week is about 70 hours. I've had a few weeks of more than 90 hours. I'd love to be paid overtime. Where do I sign up?

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Have Finally Sampled the Most Abundant Material On Earth

reboot246 Re:These words don't mean what you think they mean (128 comments)

I was thinking along the lines of: females are plentiful, but for a lot of slashdotters they're completely inaccessible.

about two weeks ago
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South Korea Bans Selfie-Stick Sales

reboot246 Re:Fuuuuuck (111 comments)

No problem setting my phone down on its side to take a photo, but for timer shots I much prefer my DSLR - much better glass and better photos.

What aggravates me are photos taken by people who can't (won't, don't) turn the damned phone sideways to take a photo or shoot video. I'm tired of seeing tall narrow photos and tall narrow videos.

about three weeks ago
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How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

reboot246 Re:Just like the onion predicted the 5 bladed razo (216 comments)

Five blades on a razor is total hype and a waste of money. You need only one very good blade. Grow up and shave like a real man! Buy a good razor and learn how to use it.

I shave with an old-fashioned double-edge razor. Not an old razor - I bought it a couple of years ago. It's a Merkur 39D Slant. Yeah, it cost about 50 bucks, but it will be around to hand down to my great grandson. I also bought 100 of the best blades made for about 10 bucks.

Add a badger brush and a good quality shaving soap like Proraso or Haslinger, and you're set for a long, long time of baby butt smooth shaves.

about three weeks ago
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Black Friday '14: E-commerce Pages Far Slower Than They Were in 2013

reboot246 Re:I did not participate (143 comments)

Are you suggesting that a TV is a sin? If so, you're probably pretty close to being right. :)

about three weeks ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

reboot246 If you can't write in cursive (523 comments)

If you can't write in cursive, you're pretty much a dumb ass. How are you going to sign your name, like Jacob J. Lew (just a series of loops)? Maybe you prefer an 'X' (historically the mark of an uneducated person)?

Your opinion may differ from mine, but since you're so dumb that you don't even know how to write your own freaking name, how can I take you seriously? Did you skip adding and subtracting, too? Can you be trusted with even the simplest of tasks?

Or are you trying to say that you're so busy and important that you just can't take the time to learn how to write? What a load of crap!

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Discover an "Off Switch" For Pain In the Brain

reboot246 Re: Coffee anyone? (83 comments)

Add a strong source of nicotine and you'll be going even sooner. Try a strong snus like Thunder or Oden's.

about three weeks ago
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The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God

reboot246 Re:No Different. (452 comments)

A psychiatrist told me one time that I was the most normal, sane person he'd ever met, but considering his usual clientele that's probably not as much of a compliment as it may seem.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

reboot246 Re:That's unchecked capitalism for you (516 comments)

And in many places they are limited by regulation as to how much profit can be made. They have the cost of generating the power, the cost of labor (usually union), the cost of maintaining a fleet of vehicles, and so on. There's not a lot of incentive placed on maintenance, especially upgrading the distribution system to underground. The newer subdivisions generally have power lines underground, but it's expensive to go back and do that in the older parts of the system.

Where I live the power company is a corporation, and they own the power generation facilities and the distribution system. Where I'm working right now the power distribution is owned by the city, and the power comes from TVA. Both have problems with power outages about equally.

about three weeks ago
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Prospects Rise For a 2015 UN Climate Deal, But Likely To Be Weak

reboot246 Re:What did China promise? (145 comments)

. . . other than make Obama look like a dumb-ass.

That's really not so hard to do. He makes W look like a freaking genius, and I thought that was nearly impossible.

about a month ago
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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

reboot246 Quick, somebody call Moochelle Obama! (252 comments)

She's starving the school children with those pathetic new lunch rules, while she chows down on mile-high bacon cheeseburgers.

Learn this: Growing children need more nutrients than adults.

about a month ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

reboot246 Cars are just part of what's on the road (454 comments)

Take a look next time you're on the road during the day, and you'll see plenty of vehicles that are not cars - 18 wheelers, delivery vans or trucks, tradesman vans or pickups, utility company trucks, and law enforcement.

If cars are driving themselves, then they're going to be sharing the road with a lot of vehicles that are not. And I don't think your local plumber or cable guy are going to be renting their vehicles.

about a month ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

reboot246 Oh, boy! (287 comments)

These are the same Walmart employees who think they're worth fifteen bucks an hour? A six year old could see through the scam!

about a month ago

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