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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

the_Bionic_lemming Re:So... (574 comments)

p.s. the current win 8 experience has both testicles being torn from your body, or so my father said when he received a win 8 machine as an x-mas gift..

BTW

Slow Down Cowboy!

Slashdot requires you to wait between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.

It's been 4 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment

Seriously?

4 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

the_Bionic_lemming Re:So... (574 comments)

dumb bosses made me use a win 7 machine.

Saying "Vista was ok" is like saying "Ok, one of my testicles was torn from my body, but otherwise it was a good experience"...

4 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

the_Bionic_lemming Re:u wot m8 (574 comments)

If you're a linux prophet, how do you know about windows and upgrading?

I ask this because pert damn near everyone I've worked with over the past 15 years knows that when you move to a new Microsoft release, it's a wipe and reinstall.

And just like Star Trek Movies, every second windows release sucks. XP was great, Vista sucked balls, win 7was ok, win 8 ran for goatse .

(p.s. - never upgrade until the second service pack for the release)

5 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

the_Bionic_lemming Due Process (630 comments)

If the person paying the penalty has not been audited over the issue, how can the debt be arbitrarily assigned?

Sounds like the ACLU can suck up a crapload of public funds over this fiasco.

5 days ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

the_Bionic_lemming Re:There is no time for gaming (245 comments)

I can actually preserve food by canning, smoking, pickling and curing as well as hunt. I also have mason jars stockpiled.

So I'll raise the farming by one and have the shotgun ready for defense against soldier boy.

P.S. Be sure you want to be tough and steal, cause if there's a jar or two not prepped well, you'll just die from botulism when you run across it. It's called "insurance". :)

about a week ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

the_Bionic_lemming deaf culture fanatics (509 comments)

[url:http://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/apr/08/davidteather/]

The link above is why I really hope that parents continue to augment their children with implants or anything else needed to give their child the best advantages in life.

about two weeks ago
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Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them

the_Bionic_lemming Re:So? (351 comments)

what is the average age of those that lived in the stone age?

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:simplicity and reliability (496 comments)

Seatbelts. another pet peeve.

You live in texas.

I live in Illinois.

In illinois, I can hop on my touring bike or street bike with a set of glasses on and no helmet.

Am I safer riding like that or am I safer in My Jeep Wrangler without a seatbelt on?

If I am safer in my Jeep Wrangler without a seatbelt on, why the hell is there a law making me put a seatbelt on on but not blocking me from riding a motorcycle?

Are you going to support removing motorcycles from the streets since they are less safe than a car?

If this post makes you think, why can't you support personal choice when it comes to the way they live their lives?

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:simplicity and reliability (496 comments)

I illustrated your absurdity by being absurd, and it paid off.

You favor a damaging cost to society by not embracing the idea of extreme safety. You are willing to let people die so that you are not in a state of discomfort.

Yet, you ignore my desire to make my own choices in life.

Game/set/match. Let me know when there is a Jewish Pope.

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:simplicity and reliability (496 comments)

You are as close to the middle as a pope is jewish.

It's self evident in your "society cost" argument and avoidance to discuss "society cost" when it comes to abortion.

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:simplicity and reliability (496 comments)

No, they don't.

These "safety rules" are nothing more than special interest groups (to increase their profits) pushing an agenda that is popular with the mindless sheep that are happy to graze at a particular voting place, as long as they get their shiny toys paid for by the rest of the populace.

You are a substandard driver and expect everyone around you to have the same skills, and to avoid having to pay up for actual cost of the technology that is required to keep you as a safe driver, you need others to pay for it.

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:simplicity and reliability (496 comments)

Again, It should be the purchasers choice to up their safety.

Otherwise, screw all choices - everyone's car should be speed limited to 15 mph, with solid steel frames and roll cages, crash bumpers that are engineered to 100 mph crash standards, and require a nerf suit and DOT helmet to operate.

Otherwise, how dare you speak against it - think of the people that could be saved.

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:simplicity and reliability (496 comments)

Liberal 101.

Here too I accept your surrender.

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:simplicity and reliability (496 comments)

Bullshit.

It only endangers you if you have proof I am not competent. I do have proof I am competent - over a half million miles by car, and over 100,000 miles on a motorcycle.

I accept your surrender.

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:simplicity and reliability (496 comments)

BTW

I'd rather not have computer assist.

Ice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_447

Bad Maintenance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeroper%C3%BA_Flight_603

Defective systems
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/asiana-airlines-december-plane-crash-partially-caused-faulty-warning-systems-article-1.1740576

over reliance on technology
http://www.today.com/news/are-airline-pilots-relying-too-much-automation-1B11170594

computer problems
http://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/2013/08/14/two-dead-in-ups-cargo-jet-crash-in-birmingham-ala

Also, as a programmer, I assure you that the code running your systems in the cockpit still has bugs. They usually won't show up until certain conditions are met - the old "Q:Why didn't you catch this in testing? A: Because it worked fine on my machine".

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:simplicity and reliability (496 comments)

That should be MY choice to use a computer aided system.

Yes, or No?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's Security Products Will Block Adware By Default Starting On July 1

the_Bionic_lemming Re:Why wait till july? (177 comments)

First I heard of it, Will it be able to play all my games?

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:simplicity and reliability (496 comments)

The liberals answer to everything.
Make society pay to protect the stupid.

If a person can't brake properly without computer aid - then they shouldn't be driving.

Please raise your children to be smarter than having to rely on the wallets of others so they can drive a car with a small chance of avoiding accidents.

And If I haven't made myself clear. I would rather the average driver suffer than be forced to pay more for my stuff.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's Security Products Will Block Adware By Default Starting On July 1

the_Bionic_lemming Why wait till july? (177 comments)

Maybe cause they want to make sure that XP users get punished for not coughing up the cash for a worse OS?

I'm trying Win 7 right now, it's slower on searching, locks up the PC if it hits a damaged file on a PC while searching, and doesn't even have a responsive mouse until it's been moving for ten or fifteen seconds - it's like the driver for the mouse goes into sleep mode after inactivity.

I bought my Dad a PC as a christmas present - He's not very polite on how he describes windows 8.

I want XP back.

about two weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

the_Bionic_lemming Re:simplicity and reliability (496 comments)

I don't about the person saved by the airbag. It would have been their choice to buy one or not.

As for the "cost to society" - there's another pet peeve. Are you opposed to fining anyone driving and using a smartphone 10,000 per offense? Or is that a "cost to society" you aren't willing to push for? Why do you get to judge that I must be forced to purchase airbags, while you blithely type away while driving? There are numerous accidents directly related to texting - . Deadly ones. Are we going to stop this "cost on society".

Let's talk about abortion, and the "cost to society". How many Einsteins have been lost to a vacuum and forceps?
With the millions of abortions in the United States (done strictly for birth control - less than 18000 are done in the cases of rape or incest) . How many new doctors and researchers could of come up and cured cancer, or prion infection, or found a true anti-virus that works as easy as immunization? Can we quantify the "Cost to society" there while you try to sell me a fast line about airbags?
I checked in and it seems you are right - they are making anti-lock braking mandatory - which is idiotic since anti-lock increases braking distance and is dangerous when off roading in mud and sand. Now, When I buy my new Jeep, 'll have to pay for the technology I shut off in the vehicle. Will I get a refund? Will you cut me a check for the extra cost for the equipment I don't need?

about two weeks ago

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Good search engines that do not censor?

the_Bionic_lemming the_Bionic_lemming writes  |  about a year and a half ago

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) writes "A friend of mine asked me to help him find some cigars, and I told him to use google shopping to get the best prices. Much to my surprise, the search yielded 0 results.
I then looked around and found an article that talks about google also censoring guns from search results.

Since I haven't done much shopping online, are there any good non censoring web sites left that allow adults to shop and buy things they are legally entitled to buy?

So far all I have is these."

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When an LLC fails

the_Bionic_lemming the_Bionic_lemming writes  |  more than 5 years ago

the_Bionic_lemming writes "About a Year ago my father started a LLC with two other partners. He asked me to help get him a web presence so I hosted with an online host and set up their website on the name of their new llc. I created the basics, modded some photo's for them, and then expanded it with custom contact pages and patchworked a decent site for them. I then searched for an easier URL for them to type in and found a catchy one that fit in well with what they are doing. They immediately switched to using this on their t-shirts, coffee mugs, contact cards — etc. Since it was family, I never billed for work as I was to be hired on when it grew to a sustainable level to justify adding a tech department and would receive a good bonus as well. The partners now want to dissolve the llc, kick my dad out, and reform the LLC.

Now, I never got paid for any of this, so my question is, do I still own my code, and more importantly, what are my rights since I want my dad to reform his own company under the URL I purchased and allowed him to use?"
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Virgin Galactic Explosion

the_Bionic_lemming the_Bionic_lemming writes  |  more than 6 years ago

the_Bionic_lemming (446569) writes "An explosion at an airport home to Scaled Composites — the builder of the first private manned rocket to reach space — killed two people and left four seriously hurt Thursday, a Kern County Fire Department official says. It happened at the Mojave Air and Space Port during a test of a new rocket motor for SpaceShipTwo — a spaceship being built for Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's space tourism company, a source said. The motor uses nitrous oxide, the source said."

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