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Nokia Shareholders Approve Sale To Microsoft

twilightzero Re:Increasingly irrelevant tech dinosaur.. (182 comments)

Cue conspiracy theories about how Microsoft persuaded Nokia to go all in on Windows phones, knowing full well it would flop and cause the company to stumble hard enough to enable a cheap buyout.

about a year ago
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Dutch Police Takedown C&Cs Used By Grum Botnet

twilightzero OMG they took down GrummelNet!? (45 comments)

Now where am I going to get my hyperdestructive upgradeable weaponry!? There are no Gadgetron offices in this galaxy and I really don't want to be stuck using MegaCorp's crap for self defense and taking down supervillains. Their household products are more dangerous than their pathetic weaponry! What am I supposed to protect myself with, a used B20 Crotchitizer?

more than 2 years ago
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To get me to switch jobs, it'd take ...

twilightzero Re:I probably shouldn't have voted. (374 comments)

I work in IT, have for a long time. Employers don't intentionally set out to burn people out, but because IT is a cost center rather than a profit center you get more and more squeezed to do more with less and constantly whittled away at that that's the end result.

Also, most people are terrified to quit not because they fear being fired due to looking around but they are fearful that they won't be able to find other work.

That was the point I was trying to make, but my lovely upper midwestern linguistic style causes me to sometimes only imply conclusions rather than stating them directly. Also your point is very confusing - I THINK you meant "terrified to look for a new job" rather than "terrified to quit" else you would be implying that quitting to find a new job and getting fired and having to find a new job are somehow inequal in real-world terms.

more than 2 years ago
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To get me to switch jobs, it'd take ...

twilightzero Re:I probably shouldn't have voted. (374 comments)

I see this very often. Once you have a family to support, priorities change drastically and it becomes all about stability rather than interest or self-fulfillment. I see a lot of people stuck in horrible jobs, abused by their employers, working crushingly high work loads, and terrified to even look for work because they're worried they'll be fired. In this economy, that can be synonymous with losing your house and worse. And employers KNOW this and will consequently treat you like crap more and more until you burn out or break down.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Metrics For a Small IT Team?

twilightzero Re:3 People? (315 comments)

I just got cut off of a 4 person criminally overworked team doing the same thing with metrics. HUGE push for metrics and 1 person gets eliminated, and they still don't know what to do with the metrics they gathered (I hear from teammates still). Be ready to demand a pay raise when your workload suddenly spikes heavily.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Metrics For a Small IT Team?

twilightzero Re:Hahaha (315 comments)

As a dumbass who forgot to log in, the above statement is mine. Please mod accordingly :P

about 3 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

twilightzero Re:Succession plan? (1521 comments)

Maybe now Slashdot will institute an Altar of Literacy that must be prayed at and passed before commenting ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Verizon Cracks Down On Jailbreak Tethering

twilightzero Sprint (286 comments)

My HTC Evo comes with a wi-fi hotspot app built in that allows I believe 4 clients. It may not be the fastest but it works.

more than 3 years ago
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With regards to beer, I prefer it to be:

twilightzero Re:Now I know I'm among friends here on slashdot (840 comments)

+1000 to this. The only beer I've ever been able to stomach at all is super watered down "free beer with admission" at some night clubs, and even then I have to grit my teeth. After years I've finally acquired taste for coffee with TONS of sugar and cream (replaced my caffeine addiction to Coca-Cola so I view it as a win) and hard cider.

more than 3 years ago
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NoScript Anywhere In Development For Android

twilightzero Re:Reminds me. I owe that guy money. (57 comments)

As noted above, it doesn't even approach the same functionality so I don't count it. Hyperbolic rhetoric still pumped. Flame on!

more than 3 years ago
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NoScript Anywhere In Development For Android

twilightzero Re:Reminds me. I owe that guy money. (57 comments)

+1000 insightful on this.

I will not use Chrome or Opera (or IE for that matter) simply for their lack of anything even remotely approaching NoScript.

more than 3 years ago
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How Do You Store Your Personal Photos?

twilightzero Re:Flickr (680 comments)

No, because RAW formats vary and are proprietary. If you want high quality uploads, I would suggest .tiff or PNG-48 as a starting point. Flickr auto-converts all uploads to a set of common usable .jpg's but also keeps the original with a Pro account.

more than 3 years ago
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How Do You Store Your Personal Photos?

twilightzero Re:Flickr (680 comments)

Someone please mod this up. Fantastic value for the money, also has built-in online editing tools, grouping/sets, blah blah blah etc. I probably have on the order of 5-7K+ pics on Flickr these days, works fantastic for what I need and easy linking.

more than 3 years ago
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I would pay ___ monthly for a good online newspaper/magazine

twilightzero Re:Paper, so they can't rescind it. (315 comments)

Amen to that, good sir. Paper for books and CD's/LP's for music for me. I do NOT like "purchasing" something only to find out later I merely purchased a non-refundable revocable license to media that can disappear at the drop of a hat.

If I buy it I own it, and the only way I know of enforcing that right now is sticking with physical media.

more than 3 years ago
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OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

twilightzero Re:Taligent (763 comments)

This is why the places were the data REALLY matters do use AS/400 / iSeries / Systemi to this day, despite IBM doing their goddamn best to kill it off.

about 4 years ago
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OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

twilightzero Re:TOPS-10 (763 comments)

Sorry, on the systems I use I type "ls" or "ll" to see a list of files. What is the "dir" you speak of?

about 4 years ago
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OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

twilightzero Re:Taligent (763 comments)

I LOVE OS/400! It takes some getting used to when you're coming from a UNIX or windows background, but it's insanely powerful and stable in the hands of experts.

Yeah I'm a fanboy...

about 4 years ago

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w00tberries!!

twilightzero twilightzero writes  |  about 12 years ago

Another fan! Wow my soul must be in alignment this year! Well then again I AM getting laid off in 2 months so I guess it all evens out in the end...

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Woooo I have a fan!!

twilightzero twilightzero writes  |  more than 12 years ago

w00t! I just found out today I have a fan! I'm soooooooooo excited! *boing*

*This overzealous journal post has been brought to you by 2 shots of espresso and a can of Coke.*

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