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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

timepilot Re:Nonsense (294 comments)

Dr. Seuss: “Oh, the jobs people work at! Out west near Hawtch-Hawtch there's a Hawtch-Hawtcher bee watcher, his job is to watch. Is to keep both his eyes on the lazy town bee, a bee that is watched will work harder you see. So he watched and he watched, but in spite of his watch that bee didn't work any harder not mawtch. So then somebody said "Our old bee-watching man just isn't bee watching as hard as he can, he ought to be watched by another Hawtch-Hawtcher! The thing that we need is a bee-watcher-watcher!". Well, the bee-watcher-watcher watched the bee-watcher. He didn't watch well so another Hawtch-Hawtcher had to come in as a watch-watcher-watcher! And now all the Hawtchers who live in Hawtch-Hawtch are watching on watch watcher watchering watch, watch watching the watcher who's watching that bee. You're not a Hawtch-Watcher you're lucky you see!”

about 8 months ago

Intel Breathes New Life Into Pentium

timepilot Re:Pentium 350? (207 comments)

They were not entirely successful.

about 3 years ago

Russian President Interested In Funding ReactOS

timepilot Re:Let the patent war begin (186 comments)

There are OS projects that are not clones of existing systems, but they never gain any traction because the applications are just not there. The whole point of ReactOS is to come up with something that will allow the use of a big chunk of existing applications.

The only chance of getting a new OS off the ground is to start it on a new type of platform, and even that is dicey at best. WebOS hasn't exactly taken off.

more than 3 years ago

50 New Exoplanets Found, Billions More Await

timepilot Re:Great Super Earths. (208 comments)

"Take a relaxing trip to Terra 3! ..."

That's Sol 3.

more than 3 years ago

How Google Killing Accounts Can Leave Androids Orphaned

timepilot Re:Huh? (210 comments)

I think the article was written by someone who has never used an Android phone and couldn't be bothered to take the time to verify the nonsense that they were passing on.

more than 3 years ago

Best Optical Illusion of the Year Contest

timepilot Re:Slashdot Insurance (79 comments)

Is that intercal in a sig?
That's awesome. Shouldn't it end with PLEASE GIVE UP?

more than 3 years ago

Two Slightly Used Space Suits For Sale

timepilot Re:I'd rather celebrate the first *man* in space (60 comments)

Sad. Not only that, but it's likely that more Americans can name the Steelers offensive line than will ever even hear the name Wernher Von Braun. You see, our stupidity knows no borders.

more than 3 years ago

Fedora Infrastructure Compromised

timepilot Re:Article and headline are completely wrong (115 comments)

Or digging further:

# Push access to packages in the Fedora SCM.
# Ability to perform builds and make updates to Fedora packages.

Which I would qualify as high-value.

more than 3 years ago

Running Your Own Ghost Investigation?

timepilot Re:Proton Pack (810 comments)

And besides all that, it sure seems like a fun thing to do!

more than 3 years ago

Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers

timepilot Re:Hypocrites (696 comments)

That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!

more than 3 years ago

Trek Tech That Most Needs To Be Invented Before I Die:

timepilot Re:Holodeck (633 comments)

Seriously, what is the difference for the worker? Not trolling, just want to know your POV.

more than 3 years ago

Gmail Creator Says Chrome OS Is As Good As Dead

timepilot Re:Who is the audience? (349 comments)

People keep saying this kind of thing. I remember predictions of the failure of the ipod too. And Ken Olsen from DEC said in 1977 "there is no reason for any individual to have a computer at his home."

Smart companies are going to dig into this kind of r&d to help meet the needs that we can't predict from where we are. If all a company does is make things that are obviously necessary or immediate successes, then we don't really make much progress.

about 4 years ago

OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

timepilot PRIMOS! (763 comments)

Really, the only OS mentioned above that I would not like to see make a comeback is WinME.

about 4 years ago

Amazon Fake Products and Fake Reviews

timepilot Re:Article is Clueless -- Reviews are Jokes (240 comments)

Caveat emptor. For everything, from anywhere.

If you're depending on reviews from a single source to save you from risk, you deserve everything you get.

Make sure the return policy fits your needs before you buy or just don't buy.

about 4 years ago

Official Google Voice App Approved For iOS

timepilot Re:I can't believe people take this kind of abuse. (147 comments)

I tried setting up a brand new ipod touch last night. The apple store REQUIRES a credit card for new itunes store accounts. You can delete the card information after the setup is complete, but in order to access the store you HAVE to enter Visa/MC/Amex or Paypal creds.

more than 4 years ago


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