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The Joker Behind the Signetics 25120 Write-Only Memory Chip Hoax

unitron Re:Joke? They're real! (100 comments)

But the article is about Write-Only Memory. It can't be read, it can only be written to.

2 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

unitron Re:Warmth and Vinyl compression and more (431 comments)

phono is is a preamp setting because of the low current/voltage output of the needle. Nothing more or less, you should get out more.

Not true. In addition to amplification, a phono pre-amp also has to apply the R.I.A.A. equalization curve which is the reverse of the one used on the feed to the cutter head when the master disc is recorded.

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2 days ago
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Dick "Smitty" Cheney

unitron Re:Gawd, I love that man (72 comments)

If Nixon and LBJ run together in your mind then you're not from the US or you're too young to have been around for either.

5 days ago
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Dick "Smitty" Cheney

unitron Re:Gawd, I love that man (72 comments)

Who's left from LBJ's administration besides Bill Moyers?

about a week ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

unitron Re:innovation thwarted (137 comments)

But, but, but... They did it with the internet. Doesn't that make everything legal?

No, it just means you can add "...on the internet." and get a patent on something that was otherwise old news.

about three weeks ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

unitron Re:I'd be happy if 4:3 came back! (330 comments)

Forget square monitors, I'd be happy if 4:3 made a comeback. Yes, I know they still exist, but they're a lot harder to find than they used to be. Go to any Best Buy or Staples and all you see are 16:9. Those are great for watching movies, but I prefer to watch movies on my TV and do work on my computer. And for pretty much all work except video and movie editing, 4:3 is better. I'm currently working on an old Samsung 4:3 which is starting to give me trouble (making strange noises and going dark at random times requiring me to cycle the power on the monitor.) I hope I won't have too much trouble replacing it when it dies.

If that old Samsung is new enough not to be a CRT, then you've probably got "capacitor plague" going on in the power supply.

Plug the Sammy's model number in at lcdalternatives.com and see if they already offer a replacement cap kit for that model.

If they do, that most likely means that model was produced with the "plagued" caps and lots of other people have had the same problems as you.

about three weeks ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

unitron Re:Are you American, perchance? (330 comments)

"it's not so useful TO watching video"

I think you mean "FOR watching video", but then, those damn two and three letter prepositions are just SO difficult for you Americans, aren't they.

You moron.

Or should I say "moran", since that seems to be have most Americans spell it, the irony being lost on their tiny brains. And let me add in 'definAtely', 'rEdiculous', and 'could care less' to that long list of words and phrases that moronic Americans can't spell or write correctly. You fucking idiots.

At least those of us who know not to say "different than" know that when things differ, they differ "from" each other, not "to" each other.

about three weeks ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

unitron Re:Hooray! (330 comments)

Finally get back some of the vertical space lost when every laptop and desktop downgraded to "HD".

Absolutely. I mourn the dearth of tall-screen monitors. When I want to watch TV, I use a TV.

about three weeks ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

unitron Re:Squarer is better. (330 comments)

Televisions have been advertised by diagonal measure pretty much starting with when they went to rectangular screens from round ones well over 60 years ago.

Since they were all 4:3 ratio, if you were comparison shopping a 19" Zenith and a 19" RCA, it was apples to apples, and you could figure out x and y from the hypotenuse if you had to know width and height.

about three weeks ago
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Do Good Programmers Need Agents?

unitron Re:10x Productivity (215 comments)

If the agent is good at hooking up companies with good talent, you'll be calling them.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows

unitron Re:Better go kick WSUS into a sync... (178 comments)

...

Having recently "downsized" their QA staff testing work has been outsourced to paying customers.

...

Are you kidding? This is Microsoft, that's always been the function of the paying customers.

Or are you saying they've been promoted from beta to alpha testing?

about a month ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

unitron Re:Ukraine demongraphics (340 comments)

How many colored people live in the Ukraine? Hmmm? Just sayin'. Coloreds are all the same.

All the people who live there are colored.

Most of them in various shades of beige.

about a month ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

unitron Re:It's about time the truth came out (340 comments)

Truth is the first casualty of war.

Usually before the war even officially starts.

I wouldn't be surprised if murdering the truth was done on occasion specifically to facilitate starting the war that follows.

about a month ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

unitron Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

Yes, but it was an unexpected reply.

about a month ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

unitron How is this supposed to work, exactly? (316 comments)

Is there going to be a separate website where you have to copy and paste the URL of the page you want to report (what could possibly go wrong?), or will your ISP somehow insert the button into every webpage you load (what could possibly go wrong?), or will the button be a separate pop-up on every page (what could possibly go wrong?)?

And if you're trying to report a single comment on a page full of comments, how will you go about being sure it's that comment and only that comment that gets reported? (what could possibly go wrong?)

And how much extra will your ISP tack onto your monthly bill to cover their "expenses" in providing this "service"? (what could possibly go wrong?)

about a month ago
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An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine

unitron Re:Anybody familiar with the manufacturing side? (111 comments)

The issue is the "PSU" on-board a big graphics card is not replaceable. It's power cirtcuitry that feeds on the order of 200 amps to the GPU and handles huge transients / power and voltage transitions.

Perhaps you mean 200 Watts?

about a month ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

unitron If only they would... (176 comments)

...want to look different *from* everyone else.

about a month ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

unitron Re: True anticonformancy (176 comments)

I anti-conform by shaving one testicle

Anyone's in particular?

about a month ago
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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark

unitron Re: Time To Change That Windows Icon (192 comments)

The contraction "it's" means "it is" or "it has". Now that you know this, go back and read your post.

But it *is* criminally anti-competitive behaviour

about a month and a half ago

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The Individual Midnight Thread

unitron unitron writes  |  about 10 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 10 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 7 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 10 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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Some of your past moderations have been meta-moderated by other Slashdot readers. Here are the exciting results:

  • "Re:thaworx" from the discussion "Whose Prior Art Filing Triggered Eolas Reexam?" which you moderated as Redundant was voted Unfair.

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  • "Could it be ... MicroSoft?!?" from the discussion "Whose Prior Art Filing Triggered Eolas Reexam?" which you moderated as Interesting was voted Fair.

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