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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

steak That's racist (447 comments)

Literally.

4 days ago
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

steak Re:Do what India does (263 comments)

And India has invented how many of these drugs?

about a week ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

steak typical hippies (465 comments)

the ends justify the means, until they lose the moral high ground.

about a week ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

steak physical buttons are better (269 comments)

with physical buttons, you dont have to look at it to know where your inputer is on the device.

about a week ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

steak Re:golf (171 comments)

yeah i like the cartoony golf video games better than the simulator styles. I almost bought a xbone just to play powerstars golf, but then I came to my senses.

about two weeks ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

steak golf (171 comments)

in any form is my favorite.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

steak why worry (312 comments)

it takes a village to raise a child; so let the village worry about your unruly spawn.

about two weeks ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

steak cheating? (224 comments)

...in counter strike?

The hell you say.

about three weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

steak clearly brand confusion (399 comments)

They were afraid people would confuse windows 9 with Plan 9 from bell labs.

about 3 months ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

steak this man... (795 comments)

give him a fucking medal

about 3 months ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

steak success (358 comments)

release an album no one wants for free and it won't be pirated.

about 3 months ago
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I think next winter will be:

steak On December 25, 2014 Skynet released Robot Santa (148 comments)

Robot Santa was built with an immunity to paradoxes and killed millions. Then on January 27, 2015 Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto V on PC and it was the best winter since the Saturnalia of 37 B.C. When the Vestal virgins all got drunk and lost their jobs.

about 3 months ago
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Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

steak here's an idea (53 comments)

don't ever click on suspicious links ever!

about 3 months ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

steak one more reason to end "war on drugs" (462 comments)

http://jalopnik.com/5913416/co...

It has cost billions going into trillions of dollars and the only thing accomplished is the politicians have achieved the back door standing army they have been trying to get since the end of the civil war.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

steak the app that increases battery life (471 comments)

until smart watches battery life are measured in years, I wont buy one.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

steak fax machines (635 comments)

150+ years is a good run, just let them die!

about 4 months ago
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This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

steak simcity 4 is best simcity (103 comments)

too bad it is over 10 years old at this point.

about 4 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

steak Re:Easy to avoid... (304 comments)

In the past, for me, it was odd numbered versions of fedora; for what ever fedora core 2, 4, 6, etc. never worked right. 1, 3, 5 perfect. That seems to have changed though as just about every linux distro I have tried recently works right out of the gate.

about 4 months ago
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No, a Huge Asteroid Is Not "Set To Wipe Out Life On Earth In 2880"

steak science and religion agree! (123 comments)

according the some billboard on I-35 the bible says the world will end in 2017

about 4 months ago

Submissions

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The Great and Powerful Woz

steak steak writes  |  about a year ago

steak (145650) writes "Someone on Google+, apparently people do use it, asked for opinions on the "JOBS" movie; and Steve Wozniak gave the reply that many have expected since "Pirates of Silicon Valley" first came out.

the Apple I was the FIFTH time that something I had created (not built from someone else's schematic) was turned into money by Jobs. My Pong game got him his job at Atari but he never was an engineer or programmer. I was a regular member at the Homebrew Computer Club from day one and Jobs didn't know it existed.

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No Kindle for university students

steak steak writes  |  more than 4 years ago

steak (145650) writes "The Justice department forced the kindle textbook test porgrams to shutdown because it supposedly violates the ADA.

"The Civil Rights Division informed the schools they were under investigation. In subsequent talks, the Justice Department demanded the universities stop distributing the Kindle; if blind students couldn't use the device, then nobody could.""

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Why does Firefox 3 switch favicons?

steak steak writes  |  about 6 years ago

zeos386sx writes "Firefox 3 has been out for sometime now and there is still a problem with it that has been bothering me; it's not a huge deal, just weird. Firefox sometimes switches the favicons of bookmarked sites to the favicons of different sites on a domain; for example if I click on my bookmark to my school (http://www.baylor.edu/path/current.asp) and then click on the link to blackboard (my.baylor.edu) the bookmark's favicon switches from the normal interlocking b u to the blackboard favicon. Even more baffling is when I go to my blog and then click on the last.fm link firefox switches the bookmarked favicon from blogger to last.fm. So why is firefox changing the favicons of my bookmarks around?"

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CMI9739A

steak steak writes  |  more than 10 years ago

this is really here for my own purposes.

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=9138147

mute

IEC958 Capture Monitor
IEC958 Capture Switch
IEC958 Capture Valid Switch

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Biostar iDEQ 200V and Fedora Core 1

steak steak writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I recently purchased a Biostar iDEQ 200V from newegg, and i love it. I bought
it for the express purpose of having a small-form-factor linux box; and I chose fedora core
1, mainly because I have been using red hat related products since red hat 5.2
(my fisrt distro was caldera 1.3, oh how times have changed). Set up was pain
free, as most distros are nowa days. I didn't try to use the onboard video card
although Via does provide drivers for the km400 chipset. Instead I used
my newly freed up radeon 7500 (thank you 9800 pro) as the video card. One note
about drivers the sound card was detected as a Via 8233, but Biostar says that it is a C-Media 9739/A. Either way it worked just fine the way Fedora autodetected it. The network card also worked right out of the box and was autodetected as a Via Rhine-II card. The only problem I have had is getting 3d hardware acceleration to work, and since I am planning on taking this rig to Quakecon this year I'm gonna need hardware aceleration. My roomate found this helpful how-to for upgrading Fedora Core 1 to 2.6.x on Linux Electrons; I don't know if your in to that or not.

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mac haters

steak steak writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I just realized something. people always talk about how blindly loyal mac fans are, but they never mention how unreasonable mac haters are. for example, while i am a mac fan, i admit that the hardware is overpriced. there is not much you can say bad about os x (although it is in no way perfect), and when i start speaking about how much better os x is than windoze all they can say is "os 9 sucked." yes it did now get up off your ass and come into 2003.

p.s. i have also noticed that said mac haters are almost always use windows and think that linux is something you put in the bed of your truck.

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sour and sweet II

steak steak writes  |  more than 11 years ago

sour:

storm borks 3 year old motherboard

gigabyte ga7zx-1, athlon tbird 700, 768 pc133

sweet:

i have a legit reason to replace my 3 year old motherboard

gigabyte ga7vaxp ultra, athlon xp 2500+(barton), 256 pc2700

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sour and the sweet

steak steak writes  |  more than 11 years ago

sour:

$300 g-chart card for my dad's gps stop working

sweet:

hurricane claudette knocked the gps around and it started working again.

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amazon dvd recomendations

steak steak writes  |  more than 11 years ago

today i was really really bored so i played with the recomendations page on amazon and i got my dvd recomendations down to

1. The Day the Earth Stood Still

is this movie any good, hopefully i just confused amazon with all my inputs in the space of 30 minutes. becuase i wouldnt know what dvds to buy if amazon doesnt tell me. ;)

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