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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

x_t0ken_407 As an African American, this pisses me off (493 comments)

I don't get it...I worked hard and was determined, and built my career from the ground up, WITHOUT a college degree. I don't understand why or even how I've continuously found work in an industry that needs a civil rights movement...? Should I ask the myriad of previous and current minority co-workers their experiences and trials/tribulations in attempting to break into this industry with such a color barrier? This is a fucking slap in the face of the ACTUAL civil rights movement of the past, and it sickens me.

2 days ago
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Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

x_t0ken_407 Re:Just wow. (109 comments)

And what, precisely, entails "doing anything of worth" to you, AC? How do you know, from this one post, what I have or have not done? Or are you just a troll? Lol, THAT implication is quite clear :p

about a week ago
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Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

x_t0ken_407 Re:Just wow. (109 comments)

You're all just "sheeple"? Wat. Where did you get that from? Stop projecting your insecurities on me, AC.

about a week ago
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Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

x_t0ken_407 Re:Why do we bother? (109 comments)

This, but eventually we'll need to convince people that if you don't have a smartphone, ipad, smart TV or other such device, you MUST be a terrorist. I mean, why else would one live "off-grid"?

about a week ago
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Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

x_t0ken_407 Re:Just wow. (109 comments)

Wat. I'm at work, I live in FL and thus don't have a basement, and I fail for feeding your shit. I'll humor you though, what exactly am I supposed to be rebelling against? You seem to know me so well..

about a week ago
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Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

x_t0ken_407 Re:Just wow. (109 comments)

Nonsense, you tin-foil-hat-wearer. Hey, didn't you know they just released a trailer for the Fifty Shade of Grey movie!!! Here, have some more bread and circuses!!

about a week ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

x_t0ken_407 Re:My God (234 comments)

I.e., it's not available in my area, currently (or likely ever).

about two weeks ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

x_t0ken_407 My God (234 comments)

I've wanted FiOS for such a long time -- despite the unfortunate circumstance of necessitating becoming a Verizon customer. Now, I may move just so I can have it...

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

x_t0ken_407 Re:Agreed. (261 comments)

Probably the most important comment on this story...where are my damn mod points...

about two weeks ago
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Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

x_t0ken_407 Lucid Dreaming Implications (284 comments)

This is pretty cool, and has some implications on inducing lucid dreams. I can't wait until this becomes a more refined process, would be awesome to lucid dream at will. Certainly something I'd pay good money for.

about three weeks ago
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Opera Releases a New Version For Linux

x_t0ken_407 Re:Opera (99 comments)

This x10000! God I wish they'd just release it to the community who loves and cherishes it. It was such a slap in the face to the long-time users when they ended Presto development. Not that they have a responsibility to making us happy, but fuck I miss my browser. I keep pissing myself off when I use Opera 12, because I know it's not going to continue being updated and only a matter of time before it's obsolete. So I change to FF, which eventually came with their interface "upgrade' which looks exactly like chrome, at which point I decided, "hey, might as well just use Chromium!" -- and thus, here I am posting this from Chromium. Alas, without some hacking (more than I care to do at the moment), I can't even try this "long-awaited" dev release outside of a VM since they've only made a .deb package.

Excuse my rant.

about a month ago
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Microsoft's Cloud Storage Service OneDrive Now Offers 15GB For Free

x_t0ken_407 Re:15GB free, 1TB $80 (99 comments)

I have a "server" machine on my home network, with some big hard drives (inexpensive today). It is set up so on local network I can simply access the drives as though they were in my work machine, other than network latency of course. When away from home, I can use SSH and SFTP. (In fact I use SSH forwarding so I can access both the server and my regular work machine.)

Likewise. About 28TB of storage (about 16TB once the RAID overhead & hot standby is accounted for). It's all backed up a couple of times per week onto external USB drives as well.

Likewise, though I'm closer to 3-4TB on a Freebsd+ZFS box.

Very simple. Easy to set up. Probably more secure than Microsoft anything. And no third parties involved.

I don't need "streaming" anything. I don't need DLNA or other kinds of streaming services. If I am away from home, I just download the file and view or play it locally. Disadvantage: that can take a while. Advantage: no blips or burps or freezes in my media, because IT'S LOCAL, not streaming.

I can also sync folders, if I want, via BitTorrent Sync. Again, no third party involved.

We use DLNA streaming locally. Not over the net. Like you, I can copy stuff whenever I want to my device over a VPN, and view it locally.

Exactly, me too. Mediatomb+PS3 ftw here.

So, really: I don't need "cloud services". They offer me nothing I don't already do myself, and they add unreliability, privacy risks, and so many other things I really don't need to dick around with.

I would also like to find an NAS that doesn't have all those fancy bells and whistles, and doesn't make me pay for them. I just want it to "look like" a local drive on my home network. That is all. I will take care of the rest.

Have you tried the Synology boxes? They're not the cheapest, but we have three of them at home.

Interesting, I'll take a look into these.

about a month ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

x_t0ken_407 Re:What The?!? (216 comments)

Didn't you know? Even more regulation is all we need to a happier and more prosperous life.

about a month and a half ago
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Released

x_t0ken_407 Re:Some nice looking features/updates (231 comments)

Agreed full-heartedly. It broke my heart when Arch caved. Luckily I'm also a FreeBSD aficionado...but still...

about 1 month ago
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Chelsea Clinton At NCWIT: More PE, Less Zuckerberg

x_t0ken_407 Re:Was this a Racist Clinton Statement? (255 comments)

It's stupid to fight stupid with stupid.

-black guy who's tired of "racism" being thrown around haphazardly

about 2 months ago
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eBay Compromised

x_t0ken_407 Re:link? (193 comments)

Agreed...took me going through a few menus to actually find it. One would think it'd be more intuitive.

about 2 months ago
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Yahoo Stops Honoring 'Do-Not-Track' Settings

x_t0ken_407 Re:Yahoo, kill yourself! (300 comments)

Ditto. Unfortunately, methinks by "most people", ShanghaiBill is referring to the general population and not those of us who are either (a) not technologically-illiterate and/or (b) don't have our heads up our asses.

about 3 months ago
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Firefox 29: Redesign

x_t0ken_407 Re:Popcorn (688 comments)

I assume you're saying this because of the horror of the KDE3 -> KDE4 debacle. Since you're obviously not aware of the reasons things happen the way they did, allow me to inform you that the move to "KDE 5.0" will in no way be the same huge jump (i.e., complete rewrite). I'll leave it up to you to do your own research, v.s. nitpicking what's wrong about the FUD you just spewed.

about 3 months ago

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