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Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued

tha_toadman Meh (120 comments)

Par for the course at this point.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Mitigating DoS Attacks On Home Network?

tha_toadman Home solution (319 comments)

pfSense + snort.

about a year ago

Larry Ellison Believes Apple Is Doomed

tha_toadman Re:CEOs are overrated (692 comments)

Hipsters? I thought they were called iSheep. Meh, whatever.

about a year and a half ago

Facebook, Zuckerberg Sued Over IPO

tha_toadman Sequel!? (445 comments)

Sounds like there will be a sequel to "The Social Network". That should make Hollywood happy.

more than 2 years ago

US Begins Sophisticated Wireless Jamming Project

tha_toadman Triumph (157 comments)

So DIS is what killed off all those birds and fish in Arkansas. I keed! I keed!

about 4 years ago

Android vs. iPhone — Who Wins In 2011?

tha_toadman Keep it simple... (424 comments)

"Droid Does"

about 4 years ago

USAF Unveils Supercomputer Made of 1,760 PS3s

tha_toadman Re:Why? (163 comments)

It's this little processor known as 'The Cell'. Google it.

more than 4 years ago

Cows On Treadmills Produce Clean Power For Farms

tha_toadman Re:Food? (640 comments)

Now for my shameless plug,

Watch PBS this Wed. night at 7pm CST for a show called "Food, Inc." It's an excellent movie and yes, it will piss you off even further about Monsanto and their practices.


more than 4 years ago

Online "Guilds" Mirror Real Life Gangs

tha_toadman Re:gangstas (160 comments)

Leeeeeeeroooooooy Jjjjenkins!

So do think that real life 'ganstas' have nerds that compute the "percentage of survival" if they do a drive by shooting?

"Uhhhhh yeah, gimme a sec...I'm coming up with 32.33 uh repeating of course"

more than 5 years ago

Sony Sued Over Bricked PS3s

tha_toadman Re:When are people going to learn to NOT buy Sony? (438 comments)

After seeing this headline, I figured that Sony was just using this as a ploy to recoup some of the massive losses they've taken in the manufacturing-to-sales of the PS3 itself.

more than 5 years ago

Ten Ways To Destroy a Hard Disk

tha_toadman Re:How about: Write zeros to the disk? (289 comments)

If the D.O.D. (5220.22-M) recommends 3 passes and the NSA recommends 7 passes, then why should anyone believe this statement?

more than 5 years ago

The More Popular the Browser, the Slower It Is

tha_toadman Re:Firefox performance boost (367 comments)

I'm not quite sure why it isn't turned on by default.

I use proxies at both home and work. I've used this performance tweak with my online banking sessions at home and I haven't had an issue with it yet.

This tweak was posted for power users to consider. Try it and see what you think. I'm not implying in any way that all users should do this...just those that want to get better performance out of FF.

more than 5 years ago

The More Popular the Browser, the Slower It Is

tha_toadman Re:Firefox performance boost (367 comments)

Did you even look at the article?

The concept of Google must be above and beyond both Aunt Sally, Cousin Joe, and quite possibly, yourself.

I simply added a performance tip and your all up in arms about the documentation for it. Start reading and perhaps your find what your looking for.

If you insist on knowing how I found out about "about:config", I was annoyed at web address bar and the search results that it was displaying when I typed an address in. I simply Googled it and wouldn't you believe it! I found a story telling me how to shut off the "browser.urlbar.maxRichResults". It's set to 12 by default. I simply set mine to -1 and it's gone. THAT is how I found out about it.

Aunt Sally, I don't think would ever know or care about it. But, if I said so for her to run it, that would be because she asked me what I run for a browser and I told her it was Firefox and she wanted to run the same thing. As for Cousin Joe, he'd probably start by looking for it. It's not that difficult really.

more than 5 years ago

The More Popular the Browser, the Slower It Is

tha_toadman Firefox performance boost (367 comments)

Try this, Firefox users.

Here's a way to speed up your Firefox and make it MUCH MUCH faster.

1. Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit enter.

2. In the filter field, find and alter the entries as follows:

Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"

Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.

3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.


more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 RCs Shut Down To Force Updates

tha_toadman Re:Not news (414 comments)

I agree. Why is this newsworthy? Six days after the RC goes public, someone DIDN'T read the notice before the download so they decided to post this info?

more than 5 years ago


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