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Candidate Gingrich Pushes a Moon Base, Other Space Initiatives

stakovahflow Evil, Evil is his one and only name... (602 comments)

Hmm...
I'm thinking that next he's going to get a miniature clone of himself and label the base on the moon the "Death Star"...
Hmm...
What do I know?
(laughing facetiously & maniacally, simultaneously... Mwaaa! Mwaaa!)

--Sorry if this has already been mentioned!
Cheers!

more than 2 years ago
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Fun To Be Had With a 10-Foot Satellite Dish?

stakovahflow Re:Get a second... (386 comments)

Nah, I kick it old school, Roswell style.

Cheers!

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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Fun To Be Had With a 10-Foot Satellite Dish?

stakovahflow Get a second... (386 comments)

1. Get a second satellite dish.
2. Attach a bar between the two, facing each other like this: (-)
3. Turn this setup onto its side.
4. Then mount the base of one dish, horizontally, so that one is facing up to the other, which is facing down.
5. Using a roll of 1-2' sheet metal (sheet aluminum works for me).
6. Attach one end of the sheet metal to the ground with a pair of small metal tent stakes.
7. Attach the other side of this to the dish that is facing up.
8. Spray paint the dishes & landing ramp the colour of your choice, if desired.
9. Presto!

When complete, you will have yourself a nice flying saucer in the yard, to be the envy of all your neighbors and friends.

At least, that's what I did once with two of three old satellite dishes in my yard...

Cheers!

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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Richest Planetary System Discovered With 7 Planets

stakovahflow Re:Richest? (245 comments)

Careful, or they may decide Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are all "not planets" anymore, too...
Then, where will we be?

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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Denials Aside, Feds Storing Body Scan Images

stakovahflow I feel so dirty... (560 comments)

Dirty, dirty, dirty...

more than 4 years ago
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Al Franken's Warning On Net Neutrality

stakovahflow I never thought it was possible... (564 comments)

I never thought it was possible, but for once, I agree with Al Franken. But, sadly, the Internet is consistent of many corporations, governments, etc. How are we to think that "Big Brother" hasn't been filtering our Google & Yahoo searches, emails, etc, for over a decade? That would just be naive.

It doesn't seem like a lot of people care about that part, though. It's the "speed" that we care about? Hmm... Confused priorities much?

To quote "South Park", "Rabble, rabble, rabble!"

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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Measuring LAMP Competency?

stakovahflow Experience-based resumes preferred... (453 comments)

I'd say to either hire a consultant (consulting firm) or possibly look at Brainbench.com for certification & placement examinations. (Any testing is to be done on-site, in an allotted time-frame...) There may even be a service (such as Kelly services that would administer the testing, etc, for you). I'm in agreement with jvillain about the certifications, though. Just because someone is certified doesn't mean they're any good.

Look at the guys with an experience-based resume, not a certification/education-based resume. Some certs are good, but most good techs & programmers did something other than take a lame course, etc, in Visual Basic or "Web" programming. The best coders learned it because they had to.

I'd, personally, rather hire someone with no college/technical training that's been doing the work for the past 5-10 years, because he/she did it the hard way. That person learned it better, more thoroughly, and more completely. The benefit is they are more than likely still able to learn and work harder for you and your mission statement (I've seen this in quite a few cases).

Regardless, good luck!

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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OpenSolaris Governing Board Closing Shop?

stakovahflow Re:It is obvious (234 comments)

Feels like kind of a shame, doesn't it? But I'm still glad I never made the "switch" from FreeBSD/OpenBSD to Solaris/OpenSolaris...

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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Colleges Stepping Up Anti-Cheating Technology

stakovahflow Re:I say let them cheat (439 comments)

Got any openings? LOL!

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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MeeGo, Zero To VT320 In Seventeen Seconds

stakovahflow Re:I'd just like to interject. (150 comments)

Off-topic, yes, but I just hope nobody wants to start calling out the BSD's for this p*ssing contest. I'd hate to see "GNU/FreeBSD" being thrown out there.

EEEK!

I like some of Stallman's work, but his attitude generally sucks! You kinda have to wonder...

more than 4 years ago
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Tunneling Under the Great Firewall?

stakovahflow Tor, maybe? (403 comments)

I am thinking that maybe a Tor client would be useful, but I do not know if this is allowed in China...

Anyone else know?

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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420,000 Scam E-mails Sent Every Hour In UK Alone

stakovahflow Precisely! (71 comments)

This is precisely why I've gone back to smoke signals!

I'd try telegraphy if I could be assured that no Viagra ads would come my way or that yon' government agencies would not intercept...

Cheers!

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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Chatroulette Working On Genital Recognition Algorithm

stakovahflow Members' members... (364 comments)

It looks like the line that reads:
"...hopes that blocking the offending members will help clean up Chatroulette's reputation."
should read:
"...hopes that blocking the offending members' members will help clean up Chatroulette's reputation."

Just my $0.02...

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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Hints of Life Found On Saturn's Moon Titan

stakovahflow I smell a movie... (227 comments)

Oh, it's been done: Titan A.E.

Slow day here, too...

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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Free Software Wins Court Battle in Quebec

stakovahflow Re:A business, not an "activist" (172 comments)

Even if this is an action by a business, it will not be the first time, nor the last...

Red Hat sued the Swiss government (2009 IT World):
http://tinyurl.com/o6mv2f

And how many times have M$, Apple, Novell, etc done similar things?

I'm just happy to see a law suit that does not revolve around copyright/patent infringement.

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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Google's Chrome OS To Launch In Fall

stakovahflow "Google's Chrome OS to Launch in Fail" (375 comments)

Oops, I misread the headline...

I could have sworn the headline for this article read "Google's Chrome OS to Launch in Fail".

Being as I've lost my faith in Google, as of late, I think it is appropriate.

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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Rent an iPad For Inflight Entertainment

stakovahflow Re:Aircraft electronics (198 comments)

Keep your AC/DC (or Metallica, for that matter), give me KMFDM, Ministry, or Thrill Kill Kult...

But, really, what does this portion of the conversation have to do with aviation electronics? ...Oh, yeah... Iron Man...

--Back to the subject: --

I, personally, feel that, if you are in a small aircraft, maybe you shouldn't be using an ipod/ipad anyway...

Generally, small electronics are more a nuisance than an electrical risk, and should, as such, be banned from any aircraft smaller than 25 passengers, if only for annoyance purposes...

Just my $0.02...

--Stak

more than 4 years ago
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Would You Die To Respect a Software License?

stakovahflow Now that's.... (233 comments)

That's a load of happy hippie crap, if'n you ask me...

Death for a software license?

Give me the BSD License or give me...

No, not death...

What's the other one?

--Stak

more than 4 years ago

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