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Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

whipnet Re:Automate Out (265 comments)

Thank you, I did. I only have my baby toe dipped into the IT world now in an business ownership role. Good to know there are still people out there that haven't worked in IT long enough to realize that IT IS NOT A CRAFT and you will never perfect anything and will continue to have to learn things that don't mean a pile a beans just a couple of years later. Great gig for me in my 20's, not so much in my 40's and approaching 50's. I'm old school IT and done with it. Enjoy. *

about three weeks ago
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After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

whipnet One way (219 comments)

Whew! Good thing that Germany is 100% not spying on anything or anyone in the United States ever. *

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

whipnet Automate Out (265 comments)

Why would you want to automate someone or yourself out of a job? I realized years ago that Microsoft was working hard to automate me out of my contracts. It's almost done, why accelerate the inevitable?

about three weeks ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

whipnet Re:Weather is NOT climate (567 comments)

HAHAHA... I remember laughing at jokes like this in the 1980's. Thanks for the distant memories. *

about a month ago
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Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

whipnet "right-wing militarism"??? (726 comments)

"right-wing militarism"??? Civil War started by Southern Democrats - American deaths = 620,000 WWI - War declared by a Democrat - Woodrow Wilson - American deaths = 116,000 WWII - War declared by a Democrat - Franklin Delano Roosevelt - American deaths = 405,000 Korea - War declared by a Democrat - Harry Truman - American deaths = 53,000 Vietnam - War declared by a Democrat - Lyndon Baines Johnson - American deaths = 58,000

about 9 months ago
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Why Is Broadband More Expensive In the US Than Elsewhere?

whipnet Re:Telco oligopoly (569 comments)

"the USA are at an artificial disadvantage is that as each new generation of communication technology rolls out" I can assure you that future internet access technologies will have nothing to do with laying any kind of land cables. This will bring the U.S. up to par (or above) once all communications are via satellite or some other form of wireless.

about 9 months ago
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Obamacare Could Help Fuel a Tech Start-Up Boom

whipnet Spin Doctors (671 comments)

How far will they reach to spin this abomination into a positive?

about 10 months ago
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The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

whipnet Dumped as fast as possible (410 comments)

I worked for Compaq back in the early 90's and we had the internets before Al Gore invented it. But at home I used a dial up with a committed phone line until the 1st day broadband was offered in Houston. *

about 10 months ago
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Teenage League of Legends Player Jailed For Months For Facebook Joke

whipnet Looking Glass (743 comments)

In the Soviet USA, words come to get you. *

about a year ago
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Chinese Hackers Steal Top US Weapons Designs

whipnet Re:Internet connection (395 comments)

Of course its the U.S.' fault for China breaking in and stealing something that wasn't theirs. What isn't the U.S.' fault in your eyes? (0)

about a year ago
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Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade

whipnet Realestate even worse (953 comments)

Some of the specialty real estate software that I've dealt with cost more than that for upgrades. Ouch! *

about a year ago
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New York Paper Uses Public Records To Publish Gun-Owner Map

whipnet Doing the work for criminals (1232 comments)

That's great! Makes it real easy for the criminal to determine where to strike with least resistance. WTG NY! *

about a year and a half ago
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Hostess To Close; No More Twinkies

whipnet Thanks Unions! (674 comments)

Hooray for the working man!!!

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Buys 800 AOL Patents For $1 Billion

whipnet Patent Gnomes (103 comments)

Phase 1: Collect patents -- Phase 2: ??? -- Phase 3: Profit -- *

more than 2 years ago
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Sweden Moving Towards Cashless Economy

whipnet Re:Scary (447 comments)

But a transaction to "Harry's Bong Shop" still looks suspicious.... *

more than 2 years ago
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The Doomsday Clock Is Moved Closer To Midnight

whipnet 2 Minutes to Midnight (313 comments)

Iron Maiden pops to mind every time I hear about the doomsday clock. *

more than 2 years ago
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Google Merges Google+ Into Search

whipnet Re:Please no (279 comments)

They tried to buy the original didn't they? Friendster? *

more than 2 years ago
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Go Daddy Reverses Course On SOPA

whipnet Netsol (330 comments)

Netsol for me since 1996. Tits to sell domains, never made much sense to me. *

more than 2 years ago

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Can Facebook get any more creepy?

whipnet whipnet writes  |  more than 4 years ago

whipnet (1025686) writes "OK, I am not sure where to start with this. I am thoroughly creeped out right now. I figured Slashdot would be a good place to ask though.

First off, I do NOT have a Facebook account in any shape or fashion. I have avoided it like the plague since the beginning. Every one else I know is on it, but not me.

I'll try to explain this the best I can and try not to sound confused, but I am confused, so I can't promise anything.

It started today when I got an friend request from my uncle in my email. My uncle does not live in the same state as me, never has and knows none of my friends. As most know when you get one of these emails, there are suggestions of people you might know. I do understand how they make connections using their massive database and data mining algorithms, but the list they sent me was so exact and the fact that the people listed have no clue of one another has really gotten my stomach twisted.

I have everything from ex pot dealers to ex wives listed on it... none of them personally knowing each other.

I understand that my sister and wife may know some of my friends, but they have never met or even know of the others. There is no way anyone on that list or even that I know in the real world could have a connection to a pot dealer I used in college (20 years ago).

There are also business associates listed that don't even live in this country and have never met anyone else I know.

How did they make this connection? (Again, I have NO account or NO fake facebook friends)

Thanks for any input you can provide."

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