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The Samzenpus Failure Machine Rides Again!

unitron What NBC... (8 comments)

...or their local affiliate, did to the Zimmerman (not a 911) call was every bit as dishonest and misleading as what the media did with the "Dean Scream".

4 days ago
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I just read Tommy J's quote at the bottom of the page.

unitron Re:Eh? (10 comments)

Seeing your sig, I was about to reply that Kath was certainly mindblowingly talented until I realized what an unfortunate phrase that would be in specific relation to him.

But man could those fingers fly.

about two weeks ago
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More unsurprisingly conservative ads on slashdot

unitron Look at it this way... (65 comments)

PS - I liked it better when we had ads for mail-order-brides on the front page. At least that was something that performs a useful service. The GOP can't claim that.

...with the GOP, you have an even better chance of getting screwed.

about two weeks ago
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More unsurprisingly conservative ads on slashdot

unitron Re:Must be an american thing ??? (65 comments)

Totally off-topic, but weren't you the one having eye problems?

How did that turn out?

about two weeks ago
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I think next winter will be:

unitron Re:winter is coming (148 comments)

"I think next winter will be:" when we sit around muttering "Write faster, George" and wonder if book 6 will actually get published in '15.

Of course if he'd set the series in eastern NC, where we're down to summer, winter, and one other season, book 7 would be entitled "A Dream of Pollen".

about two weeks ago
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Conservative mindfuck

unitron I had gotten the impression... (2 comments)

...that most of the right wing had secret hard-ons for Putin.

Speaking of whom...remember when Bush the younger talked about looking into Putin's eyes and seeing his soul?

Imagine my surprise to find myself in agreement with, of all people, Pat Buchanan, who said "Know what I see when I look into Putin's eyes? KGB!"

about two weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

unitron And the lesson here is... (81 comments)

...that the only thing that stirs more outrage than a nipple on TV is the chance that one will have to deal with a slow connection when downloading a picture of it.

about three weeks ago
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

unitron Re:Earthlink over TWC cable here (133 comments)

It's just that all the many many other times I've had problems, I could see that at least one of the lights that were supposed to be on wasn't on. This was the first time nothing "looked wrong".

about a month ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

unitron Re:*Dons asbestos suit* (1262 comments)

Did you actually believe someone was serious in stating that "Mobs of people are the most rational..."?

about a month ago
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

unitron Earthlink over TWC cable here (133 comments)

Couldn't even ping 8.8.8.8, so I suspect it was more than just a problem turning URLs into numerical addresses.

It was so weird to have problems and still have all the lights on the modem lit up (except standby).

Unfortunately there's no novelty factor in having problems with it in general.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Good Replacement Batteries?

unitron More details, please (131 comments)

Tell us exactly what model phone and exactly what brand and model battery.

That way you have a better chance of catching the attention of someone with experience with what you need.

Otherwise I wave you in the vague direction of Batteries+

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:Is it just Me (427 comments)

I've got a stack of 4 close enough to grab with my left hand and soon it'll be a stack of 5.

2 are BEFSR41s, and only one of the 54s has the wireless part turned on, I just need all of the places to plug in Ethernet cables.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:ASUS RT-N16 (427 comments)

Well, they certainly had a problem with it motherboard-wise.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:I'm still running a wrt54gl too (427 comments)

I've been running a WRT-54GL for about that long but instead of running Tomato, I run DD-WRT. Runs very well too. My only complaint was that after months and months the Broadcom chip gets hot. So having studied electronics and worked building remote sensing circuit boards for oilfield, I know that heat kills electronics, and I did the only sane thing: put together a nice little heat sink, got some heat sink grease (thermal silicone grease), and stuck the heat sink to the top of the Broadcom chip. The whole thing gets warm, but the chip doesn't get hot, and it will stay running for many more years. As far as performance: yes it only has (802.11)b and g (but not n). Still, 802.11g is good enough for me to wirelessly stream movies (dvd, not blu-ray) to an LG box connected to the tv via an hdmi cable (dlna). If you really want to start your search (and want to run Tomato) start by looking on the Tomato web site and see what routers are supported. I know the dd-wrt site lists supported routers.

It's not that hard to mount an old 486 or Pentium fan in there.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:ASUS RT-N16 (427 comments)

Careful with heat. I've had two of these fail due to popped capacitors.

Are you sure that wasn't due to some "capacitor plague" capacitors still being in the supply chain pipeline?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:Is it just Me (427 comments)

Or is the only router ever produced that actually looks good is the wrt54G line?
I have yet to see another that does not look really bad.

They aren't bad looking but I've seen others that I think look better.

But I love the stackability.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:+1 for this Post (427 comments)

... especially since Linksys is a subsidiary of Cisco who are the NSA's bitch.

No they're not. Cisco flogged Linksys off a year or more ago to Belkin - which, granted, is an even bigger reason to avoid them.

Since when has Belkin actually done any manufacturing of its own?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:+1 for this Post (427 comments)

You didn't have it on a UPS?

Or did you let the idiot plug the drill into the UPS?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:+1 for this Post (427 comments)

If you've got an old 486 or early Pentium cooling fan, mount it inside the 54G.

You can find +12V near the power inlet.

You can use plastic/nylon motherboard standoffs with the little button clipped off to hold the fan up in the air over the big chip.

Use RTV silicon caulking compound to glue them to the 54's motherboard.

This presupposes you have a soldering iron and a voltmeter, or at least a soldering iron and enough knowledge of power supplies to tell where the filter caps are.

I've got a stack of 54s and non-wireless BEFSR41s and putting a fan inside makes a world of difference.

about 2 months ago

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The Individual Midnight Thread

unitron unitron writes  |  about 8 months ago

unitron (5733) writes "Trying to figure out time zones is starting to make my brain hurt, but apparently in a bit over 6 hours somewhere on the other side of globe from Greenwich the Week of Slashcott will begin, as Midnight arrives for anyone in that zone, and then it travels west, where I will encounter it in about 23 hours.

So if we can get this thread out of the Firehose, I was thinking that, as the 10th arrives for us in our respective locations, we could leave here what may be our final farewells to Slashdot.

Until Midnight, this is our meeting place, our City Hall, our town square.

(and yes, our playground)

After that I'm not sure where we can congregate to discuss how the Slashcott's going and whether it's time to move on.

I'm going to jump the gun and lay claim to "So long and thanks for all the Karma", and perhaps someone could do a Bob Hope and re-write the lyrics to "Thanks for the Memories".

In the meantime, a bit of housekeeping.

An AC beat me to the week-long boycott idea by a couple of hours, and suggested the date range of the 10th through the 17th.

As part of a group of people familiar with the concept of beginning a count with 0 instead of 1, I really should have spotted the mistake of putting 8 days into that particular week.

So, should Slashcott Week end as the 17th begins, or do we give Dice a bonus day?"
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A Modest Proposal, re: Beta vs. Classic

unitron unitron writes  |  about 8 months ago

unitron (5733) writes "Dice wants to make money off of what they paid for--the Slashdot name--, or rather they want to make more money off of it than they are making now, and they think the best way to do that is to turn it into SlashingtonPost.

They should take this site and give it a new name. Or get Malda to let them use "Chips & Dips".

Leave everything else intact, archives, user ID database, everything except the name.

Then use the Beta code and start a new site and give it the slashdot.org name, and they can have what they want without the embarrassment of having the current userbase escape from the basement or the attic and offend the sensibilities of the yuppies or hipsters or metrosexuals or whoever it is that they really want for an "audience"."
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Oops!, it's not DST weekend yet after all

unitron unitron writes  |  more than 6 years ago

unitron (5733) writes "In the back of what's left of my mind I've been thinking "Halloween's coming up, time to change the clocks again", and I just tripped over a HuffingtonPost story by Robert J. Elisberg (whoever he is) that reminded me that it's not just Spring that's gotten screwed up, it's Fall as well.

For those of you outside of, or in certain sections of, the U.S., YMMV. Excuse me while I check to see if my Tivo's gonna be screwed up."

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Only way to be sure

unitron unitron writes  |  about 8 months ago

Someone needs to take off and nuke beta from orbit.

In the meantime, an AC has suggest that we boycott from the 10th to the 17th.

So, who's up for a Slashdot Valentines Day Massacre?

"Beta is Slashdot's version of Jar-Jar Binks, only worse."

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moderation weirdness, who ya gonna call?

unitron unitron writes  |  more than 10 years ago Lately I've been getting moderation points every time I turn around, and maybe it's overwhelming my memory (not RAM, but the stuff in my head), but I think I just got meta-moderated on moderations I never made of comments I never saw in articles I never loaded, so I'm sticking the source for this page (http://slashdot.org/messages.pl?op=display&id=3795876) here for possible future reference.

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