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Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

reboot246 Re:Polishing the brass on the Titanic (207 comments)

The "My" thing has spread to websites and it's fucking annoying, e.g. mypillow.com. My, oh, my!!

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Medium For Personal Archive?

reboot246 The obvious choice (250 comments)

John Edward is probably the best medium. He will be able to retrieve your data even after you're dead!

3 days ago
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

reboot246 Re:Smart move, Ubisoft (462 comments)

That was the most intelligent post in the entire discussion and I don't have even one mod point to give you.

4 days ago
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Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

reboot246 Re:What's the problem? (146 comments)

Live by the sword; die by the sword.
Or . . . what's good for the goose . . .
Or any other old cliche that may fit the situation.

4 days ago
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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

reboot246 Kinda makes me love my Charter (255 comments)

I pay Charter about 55 bucks a month for 60 down/5 up, and usually get over 64 Mbps downstream. Sure, 5 Mbps may be fine for ONE person using it, but if you have people over as guests, you want to have something a little bit faster than that.

I'm in favor of redefining broadband because I travel a lot. I'm stuck in a motel right now that has free "broadband" wifi. Right now I'm one of only a few guests. I'm lucky to get 1 Mbps downstream. It's also Charter, but I can't figure out why it's so damned slow. Business internet from Charter in this city is 100 Mbps. Surely the motel is not slowing it down on purpose.

4 days ago
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Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

reboot246 Re:Simple solution (461 comments)

You're absolutely right. And this is coming from a man whose late wife was a police officer. I love the police (for the most part), but they have no right of privacy any more than we do when they're out in public. We should not only know where they are, we should be able to video them doing their jobs. They work for us.

My wife and I used to argue about revenue from tickets. She always said they write tickets for public safety. I always said let them put their money where their mouth is and give all the money to the state. No dice - they want the money.

4 days ago
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Calif. DMV Back-Pedals On Commercial-Plate Mandate For Ride-Share Drivers

reboot246 Re:CA requires commercial licenses for pickup truc (216 comments)

I'd like to see you haul a 4'x8' of plywood home in that 4-door sedan. Yeah, I know everybody doesn't haul plywood in their truck, but I do haul a LOT of stuff you simply can't put in a car.

5 days ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

reboot246 Well, I'd like to know! (351 comments)

I have gout, caused by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. Uric acid is formed from the purines we eat. Purines come from the DNA in cells of plants and animals. It would be nice if food products listed the amount of purine.

I know that lowering my intake of purines won't completely cure gout, but it would be nice to lower the risk of flareups.

5 days ago
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At Oxford, a Battery That's Lasted 175 Years -- So Far

reboot246 Re:Speaking of bells... (211 comments)

No, but it makes my mouth water.

about a week ago
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Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

reboot246 Re:Google Plus Defined Itself As a Hazard (209 comments)

That's pretty much the way I feel about it. I didn't want to use my real name there any more than I would want to use my real name here or anywhere else.

It may come as a surprise to some, but I'm not really named reboot246. :)

about two weeks ago
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The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"

reboot246 Re:One-time use and garbage accounts (197 comments)

But my fucking bank allows only letters (caps or lowercase) and numbers. No punctuation or symbols are allowed. And they limit me to 10 characters! Some security, huh?

I ought to change my bank password to something like "yourbanksucks", but that's too many letters.

about two weeks ago
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Astronomers Record Mystery Radio Signals From 5.5 Billion Light Years Away

reboot246 Re:This has been know for a while... (121 comments)

You mean they went to all that trouble to Rickroll us from billions of light years away? They have too much free time.

about two weeks ago
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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

reboot246 Re:Hope and change (562 comments)

We've had intellectuals as President, including the man holding the office now. Judging by their records, I'm about ready for the random person from the phone book. Couldn't do any worse.

I'm looking at the potential candidates from both parties, and I don't like (or trust) any of them. Surely we can do better.

about two weeks ago
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IEEE: New H-1B Bill Will "Help Destroy" US Tech Workforce

reboot246 Re:Politicians do the bidding of those who pay bri (484 comments)

The ones responsible for watching the politicians are the press, and they've shown that they're not objective and can't be trusted. It's obvious even to a casual observer whose side they've been on for the past few decades.

about two weeks ago
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Human Language May Have Evolved To Help Our Ancestors Make Tools

reboot246 Re:Junk science (154 comments)

Wouldn't it be hard to get any work done if you're on the toilet 85% of the time?

Or do you mean that 85% of the times you sit on the toilet you actually take a shit? What are you doing the rest of the times you're in there? Jerking off?

about two weeks ago
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Authors Alarmed As Oxford Junior Dictionary Drops Nature Words

reboot246 Re:Simple Definition (174 comments)

I live in the South so I see lots of streets and roads named after Nathan Bedford Forrest (the first Grand Wizard of the KKK), some of them in black neighborhoods. I guess they don't get upset because they don't have the right dictionary that tells them how "forest" is properly spelled.

about two weeks ago
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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

reboot246 Re:Hope the muslims win then. (329 comments)

Hey, I live in Festering Boil, Oklahoma! We don't want those assholes here. We have it bad enough already.

about three weeks ago
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US Central Command's Twitter Account Hacked, Filled With Pro-ISIS Messages

reboot246 Inside job? (128 comments)

USA Today had this in their article:
"A Twitter account from a group identifying itself as Anonymous said Monday it had tracked the source of the hack to Maryland, but that was not confirmed by official sources."

Maryland? Isn't that where the NSA is based? No wonder "official sources" haven't confirmed it. Maybe the FBI can blame North Korea again.

about three weeks ago
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Education Debate: Which Is More Important - Grit, Or Intelligence?

reboot246 The one thing we don't need (249 comments)

Common Core.

I'm fairly well educated, but this past weekend I tried to help a first grade with his math and I was totally stumped. Ten minutes trying to show why 6+9=15!! And what the fuck is a "number sentence"?!? Is that supposed to be something like an equation?

Since then I've looked over the Common Core standards for math for first graders. They look like they were written by somebody who has never even known a first grader, much less taught one. It's pure bullshit. It's immoral to teach such garbage to our young students.

Let the dumbing-down begin!

about three weeks ago

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