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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

unitron Re:Comcast should run for office (247 comments)

Yeah, but why bother when you can just rent the current occupants and save the hassle of campaigning and having to actually show up in DC a few days a year?

2 days ago
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

unitron Re:Get used to this... (247 comments)

Didn't you overlook working Benghazi in somewhere as well?

2 days ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

unitron Re:Obama (564 comments)

Do you prefer Reynolds Wrap or Alcoa when fashioning your chapeau?

2 days ago
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Gettin' Maverick-y on ya!

unitron I find her enthusiasm... (8 comments)

...for the beginning of President Biden's administration (which could last until mid-January of 2025) somewhat surprising.

2 days ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

unitron Re:Why the fuck is this on Slashdot? (564 comments)

I've been a Slashdot reader and account holder since the days of the Halloween Papers, so I figure what I want out of this site counts for as much as what you want out of it.

You can ignore a story about which you don't care much more easily than I can read one that never gets posted.

2 days ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

unitron Re:Obama (564 comments)

Yeah, that Bin Laden guy saw the bike picture and laughed his head off at weak, ineffectual Obama.

3 days ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

unitron Re:Why the fuck is this on Slashdot? (564 comments)

"This submission is pretty much irrelevant here at Slashdot."

Yeah, nobody here cares about a 21st century Sarajevo.

3 days ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

unitron Re:It begins to make sense (200 comments)

Market share is as important a part of the algorithym as bandwidth.

Don't discount the misplaced priorities of the masses.

Prhaps they don't affect change at the ballot box, but the thongs that really matter to them can drive them into a frenzy.

Especially if those thongs ride up and chafe.

4 days ago
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You Want Impeachment? Knock Yourselves Out

unitron Two words... (6 comments)

...President Biden.

They'd be giving Joe the advantage of incumbency in the 2016 election and if they didn't get Obama out before the middle of January of 2015, Biden would be eligible for two full terms plus the remaining 2 years of Obama's second term.

4 days ago
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Rupert Murdoch's Quest To Buy Time Warner: Not Done Yet

unitron Re:need to move my email - where? (63 comments)

TWC got spun off from Time-Warner and is a separate company.

If the proposed deals go through, Comcast won't be getting any of the company that owns CNN and HBO, and Rupert won't be getting any cable plants.

about a week ago
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Rupert Murdoch's Quest To Buy Time Warner: Not Done Yet

unitron Re:We need competition, not mergers (63 comments)

You know that Time-Warner Cable got spun off from Time-Warner and is a separate company now, right?

about a week ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

unitron Re:What does RIF mean? (282 comments)

Reduction In Force

about a week ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

unitron Re:Congratulations? (590 comments)

or a great ape in disguise.

I don't know about you, but I would probably read the shit out of Thor becoming a great ape in disguise...

Son of the Bride of the Revenge of the Return to the Battle Underneath the Planet of the Super-Apes?

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

unitron Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

Except wasn't the original mortal wielding Thor's hammer actually Thor himself after Odin got done pranking him?

about two weeks ago
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1k words

unitron The problem I have with that cartoon,... (34 comments)

...although I don't claim to know the heart of mind of the cartoonist and am not accusing them of anything, is that the phrase "Global Elite Bankers" immediately sets me to looking around for someone with a copy of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" who doesn't know, or refuses to believe, that it was a hoax.

about two weeks ago
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1k words

unitron Re:Which alternative exists? (34 comments)

...

Which of these two lakes controls more water?

Instantaneously, or over a specified period of time?

about two weeks ago
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1k words

unitron Re:Which alternative exists? (34 comments)

"Top earners" only equals "People that work for their money" if you expand the definition of "work" to include "got born to rich parents and inherited lots of stocks and bonds and all the right social connections".

Being born on 3rd base does not make you one of the the all-time best hitters even if you do wind up crossing home plate.

about two weeks ago
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$fans--

unitron You're going to... (3 comments)

"...a movement that oppresses the common man..."

...have to be more specific than that--too many candidates for that description.

about two weeks ago
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Another day, another hard drive crash with lost emails

unitron Because everybody knows... (1 comments)

...that hard drives never gave any trouble until Obama was elected.

about two weeks ago

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The Individual Midnight Thread

unitron unitron writes  |  about 6 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 6 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 6 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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Some of your past moderations have been meta-moderated by other Slashdot readers. Here are the exciting results:

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

Thank you for moderating.

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  • "Re:Serious Question for L's and IANAL's" from the discussion "Whose Prior Art Filing Triggered Eolas Reexam?" which you moderated as Interesting was voted Fair.
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