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Elon Musk Lays Out His Evidence That NYT Tesla Test Drive Was Staged

tautog Re:Pathetic. (841 comments)

But can anyone explain why the US Chamber of Commerce is the top money giving lobbyist, by 3x?

Because the Chamber of Commerce is nothing but a nationwide business cabal? (not that I'm anti-business, but the Chamber(s) are anything but altruistic)

about a year and a half ago
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Of the Love of Oldtimers - Dusting Off a Sun Fire V1280 Server

tautog Re:Keep it Vintage (281 comments)

Maybe we do it because Jag mechanicals are garbage?

Or is troubleshooting flaming wiring harnesses and non-existent oil pressure part of the Jag mystique?

about a year and a half ago
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Of the Love of Oldtimers - Dusting Off a Sun Fire V1280 Server

tautog Re:Keep it Vintage (281 comments)

So far, you're the only one who gets it. Take one nice example and stick it in a museum or tour the shows with it (whatever it is). Crush or upgrade the rest.

Old cars and computers are garbage, simply because the market drove manufacturers to improve their game. There might a styling or nostalgia angle to an old product's appeal, but no one wants to live with a stock Model A in today's environment. However, that same Model A with a modern drivetrain, chassis and interior provides the best of both worlds. And can be very pleasant to gaze upon...

A perfect example is when Ford bought Jaguar. They tossed all the unreliable and overly complicated crap and replaced it with production-ready hardware, while keeping most of the kitsch that people seek. Never in my life have I seen so many 10+ year old Jags still on the road (and not on the side of the road) and it's simply because there's a plain old v8 engine sitting in the front and decently-engineered technology beneath the knick-knacks.

about a year and a half ago
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Six Months Without Adobe Flash, and I Feel Fine

tautog Re:Kids (393 comments)

Wil Wheaton, is that you?

about a year and a half ago
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What the FCC's Wi-Fi Expansion Means For You

tautog Re:same as before, use Cat5 (132 comments)

+1 Hillbilly

Aw heck with that, I pull wires for a living. Last thing I wanna do when I get home is pull more wires. I had a gaping hole in the plaster from where I installed a new bathroom door (plaster in old houses is so hard to keep from cracking into a larger hole than you wanted), so I just pulled a random 50' cat5 cable I had lying around. It travels across the attic and out to a WiMax antenna on a pole on my roof. (I share a network between my house & my shop 2 blocks away; it works pretty awesome, and it's a lot cheaper than a VPN. Plus as a bonus I only have one Internet acct to pay for.)

I later mudded up the hole (family was visiting, so it was a last minute repair) with this blue cat5 cable sticking out randomly. Then I felt bad about it, so I screwed a wall plate over it to look like there was a box in there. Then I just dragged my desk in front of it.

about a year and a half ago
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Post Mortem of GunnAllen IT Meltdown

tautog Re:Trusted Advisor? (192 comments)

Been had a little horsy named Paul Revere
Just me and my horsy and a quart of beer
Riding across the land, kicking up sand
Sheriff's posse on my tail cause I'm in demand

Burmashave?

about 2 years ago
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FCC Chief: 300MHz More Spectrum By 2015

tautog Re:70CM (60 comments)

Might as well... There's little of value in that band anyway.

Nevermind any technical issues that might be at play.

about 2 years ago
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Debian Changes Default Desktop From GNOME To XFCE

tautog Re:The what? (328 comments)

Says "John Holmes"... lol

about 2 years ago
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Best Buy Founder Makes $8.5 Billion Bid To Take Company Private

tautog Re:Cables (300 comments)

I'm guessing it's largely because there is no void. There's a reason that CompUSA couldn't survive...

about 2 years ago
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RIM Firing (Nearly) Everybody

tautog Re:like palm (440 comments)

Palm innovated its ass off with webOS. It failed anyway, but not because of that.

It's only innovation if you beat your competition to the punch. WebOS about three years too late.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Defines Success In an Open Source Project?

tautog Re:Usage (88 comments)

Well said.

more than 2 years ago
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Stealing Laptops For Class Credit

tautog Um, English fail (138 comments)

Even if the submitter speaks another language, couldn't Timmy at least READ the summary before posting it??

more than 2 years ago
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SOPA and PIPA So Far

tautog Re:Not exactly.... (273 comments)

What would blacking out slashdot actually do?

Improve the comment quality?

more than 2 years ago
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FreeBSD 9.0 Released

tautog Re:Clang/LLVM in FreeBSD (418 comments)

I guess that it shouldn't be surprising that the first post is more interesting and informative than the summary it comments on...

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu Tablet OS To Take On Android, iOS

tautog Re:Fragmentation (237 comments)

Besides, why can Ubuntu offer that's not already available on Android or iOS?

Real freedom? Actual desktop-type apps on a portable device?

more than 2 years ago

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