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In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

stillpixel It's Cambridge, Maryland.. I live in Maryland. (441 comments)

It's one of our "Drive through to get to the beach during the summer and forget about the rest of the year" back waters.

They are not the most advanced folk over there.

about two weeks ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

stillpixel Re:Kind of see their point... (207 comments)

disclaimer http://www.ikeahackers.net/abo...

"Are you paid by IKEA or is this an elaborate scheme by IKEA to make us buy more furniture?
No, not a cent. Nil, nada, zilch. IKEA does not pay me nor is this site their idea or in any way sanctioned or endorsed by IKEA. This is purely a fan-run website.

However, in the spirit of full disclosure, I do earn from advertising, mainly via Google Ads, SayMedia, Technorati ad networks and when readers support me by buying Amazon or Parts of Sweden products through my affiliate link. From time to time I may test out new forms of advertising but my goal is to always keep advertising as non-intrusive as possible."

about 3 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:What's worse? (279 comments)

I have Chrome installed on my iPhone, so I guess FF is just doing something wrong.

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:Misleading much... (279 comments)

Maybe they wanted to start a fanboi flamewar on a tech site for more Ad revenue?

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:Or (279 comments)

Man I gotta get me one of those!

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:Breaks some websites (279 comments)

Try "Fuck and fuck the GOP/Tea Party" and I think you'd have a much better comment there.

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:Breaks some websites (279 comments)

Sorry.. it's late and I had a caffeinated beverage.

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:how appropriate.. (279 comments)

Mr. Bun: Morning.

Waitress: Morning.

Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?

Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam; egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam; spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam; or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle paté, brandy and a fried egg on top and spam.

Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?

Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.

Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.

Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?

Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!

Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.

Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.

Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!

Mrs Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.

Vikings:
(singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
(Brief shot of a Viking ship)

Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.

Mrs. Bun: Why not?

Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?

Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!

Mr. Bun: Don't make a fuss, dear. I'll have your spam. I love it. I'm having spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ...

Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam ...

Mr. Bun: ... baked beans, spam, spam and spam.

Waitress: Baked beans are off.

Mr. Bun: Well can I have spam instead?

Waitress: You mean spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam?

Vikings: (still singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam ... (etc.)

Mr. Bun: Yes.

Waitress: Arrggh!

Vikings: ... lovely spam, wonderful spam.

Waitress: Shut up! Shut up!

(The Vikings shut up momentarily. Enter the Hungarian.)

Hungarian: Great boobies honeybun, my lower intestine is full of spam, egg, spam, bacon, spam, tomato, spam ...

Vikings: (Singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam ...
(A policeman rushes in and bundles the Hungarian out.)

Hungarian: (As he leaves) My nipples explode ...
(Cut to an historian) Caption, super. "A HISTORIAN"

Historian: Another great Viking victory was at the Green Midget café at Bromley. Once again the Viking strategy was the same. They sailed from these fiords here, (indicating map with arrows on it) assembled at Trondheim and waited for the strong north-easterly winds to blow their oaken galleys to England whence they sailed on May 23rd. Once in Bromley they assembled at the Green Midget café and spam selecting a spam particular spam item from the spam menu would spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ...

Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, lovely spam, wonderful spam. Lovely spam, wonderful spam ...

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:What's worse? (279 comments)

wow.. hey.. do you use a Mac? You know if you got a PC, you too could use MyCleanPC.. all the hip kids are using it on their Android phones because the go to spammy sites in their default browsers instead of getting Firefox and that amazing https plugin

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:Dear MyCleanPC, (279 comments)

Please don't bring sports into this conversation, you'll scare the neckbeards.

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:What the frak? (279 comments)

Obviously it's the NSA's attempt at obscuring the news of this amazing new plugin for a browser on a phone...

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:Breaks some websites (279 comments)

you deserve so much sir.. but my pockets are void of mod points.

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:Breaks some websites (279 comments)

I'm sitting here staring at my Macbook Pro and crying... because I will never see the joys of using MyCleanPC... I am at a loss. Where have I gone wrong... whoa is me.

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:Breaks some websites (279 comments)

i got nothing here.

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:Apple locked Mozilla Firefox out of their platf (279 comments)

The above commenter is quite serious about their software fanboi-ism it verges on the realm of being a Linux anti-microsoft zealot.

about 7 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

stillpixel Re:Dear MyCleanPC, (279 comments)

Wow. It could also be the end of Country music as we know it.

about 7 months ago

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18 year old gamer jailed over comment on Facebook

stillpixel stillpixel writes  |  about a year ago

stillpixel (1575443) writes "Justin Carter, was arrested on February 14, 2013 (yes, Valentine’s Day) because of a sarcastic comment he posted on Facebook about a computer game which was then taken out of context by a complete stranger!

"Justin’s a good kid. He wouldn’t hurt anyone, let alone a child. What I understand happened is that he was in an argument on the League of Legends website, which continued on a Facebook page, and someone on Facebook called him crazy and messed up in the head. So he responded in a sarcastic tone by saying something along the lines of 'Oh yeah, I'm real messed up in the head, I'm going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts' which was followed by saying JK (just kidding) and LOL (laughing out loud). His response may have been in bad taste, but it was written in a non-threatening way that didn’t translate well online. None of his friends or family would even question his intention as anything other than a poor choice of words. Things got out of control, but my son is not a felon and terrorist as he’s currently being charged!"

This kid would fit right in here on /. I'm betting his apartment was in a basement.. Please join this campaign: http://chn.ge/1587GkK We need to fight to stop the persecution of the socially awkward."
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Web sites that are over 8 years old

stillpixel stillpixel writes  |  more than 5 years ago

For the third time I have been so lucky as to chosen to work on a project that entails redesigning a circa 2001 website from the ground up. While I am always glad to do my part at making the web a better place, it is always a love hate relationship. I love taking these old sites and bringing them up to date, but the process is very lengthy and at times can leave me awe struck at decisions that must have been made at some point in the past.

I encounter sections of these old sites that are created in Frontpage, Claris Homepage 2.0, Word 97??? and the like. There are references still intact to past Webmasters who must have been the ones responsible for the quagmire I am wading through. I just can't help but wonder what they were thinking at the time.

I created my first webpage/site in 1997 on a 486DX2 (smoking fast!) using notepad on Windows 95 while sitting in a GP Medium Army tent in southern Texas while on a field exercise. So, it boggles my mind to think that someone sitting somewhere much more comfortable than I was using Word or Frontpage to create webpages. Even as far back as that I knew that those options were somehow wrong and to be avoided. I guess I should just chalk it up to work ethic, some people are looking for quick and easy ways to accomplish something they must view as difficult.

Well, I'll stop there and get back to my clean up

- Ron Rattie stillpixelstudios http://www.stillpixel.com/

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