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Saturn's F Ring Is Now Three Times As Wide As During the Voyager Flybys

x_t0ken_407 Re:Dear Lord, what has happened to Slashdot?! (35 comments)

Well...it IS labor day. Point being that those who aren't out just to troll, and more likely to bring substance to the discussions are probably out enjoying their holiday.

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Why Women Have No Time For Wikipedia

x_t0ken_407 Re:Obvious Reason (569 comments)

Replying to undo incorrect mod :/ This should've been modded HILARIOUS.

3 days ago
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How Red Hat Can Recapture Developer Interest

x_t0ken_407 Re:IT departments, on the other hand... (232 comments)

I'd also prefer RHEL over all others, except for the costs (which are inconsequential to me, usually). I too get stuck trying to push CentOS...most shops I've been at want to be able to point the finger at someone, hence paying for RHEL. What's odd is, the shop I've been working at for the past year actually uses Ubuntu LTS, so I've (unfortunately, or perhaps, fortunately, in the name of expanding my knowledge) had to learn the system pretty quickly. Haven't had any problems with it so far, an actually I'm impressed with the LTS version's stability (while originally I abhorred it for no actual reason, heh). Seems like a cross between RHEL's stability and Fedora's up-to-date packages.

5 days ago
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Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

x_t0ken_407 Re:Is this the missing "dark matter"? (85 comments)

No matter how cold it is, it would STILL interact with light (being cold does not make something invisible). And given the number of cold brown dwarfs it would take to make up the difference, it would be virtually impossible to NOT have seen them (if they were in fact the the culprits of dark matter) as others have alluded to in this thread.

5 days ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

x_t0ken_407 So this is why... (97 comments)

...I couldn't sign-in for most of yesterday :/

about a week ago
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LinkedIn Busted In Wage Theft Investigation

x_t0ken_407 Re:Ooh, get tough... (108 comments)

SMFH. Seems legit. Eventually, at some point, us plebians have to get fed up with it right? I mean, we just MUST have a breaking point, right?

about a month ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

x_t0ken_407 Re:Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

GP's attribution was in a negative light, and I (incorrectly) took your correction of that attribution as a defense of things being falsely attributed to Abrahamic religions. It's really as simple as that. I certainly didn't see you as harping on religion, and if that's the case I'd much prefer to see more of that type of "harping" going on (i.e., sticking to facts, and not emotional outbursts borne from past experiences with those purporting to be "Christians").

"Eye for an eye" is NOT common amongst those who truly follow Christ's teachings, and are not just looking for a way to oppress others and feel "holier-than-thou". In fact, (and forgive my bringing this up if my beliefs offend you) it was Jesus who said "turn the other cheek." And (admittedly unrelated) it was Jesus who said love thy neighbor as thyself, and thus, God does NOT hate gays (as so many of who you and many others view as "Christians" try to purport) or any other sinners, and he in fact loves them -- he loves us all. For ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Neither does God hate pedophiles, etc. which is in the same vein as the GP's assertions of these types of people needing help and rehabilitation, vs. blind hatred for them (which -- I guess mistakenly -- is what I thought you were alluding to in your former post).

Perhaps there is a significantly larger portion or people seen in the adverse light and who I personally would not call a Christian, however, we're not all like that, and it was good -- at least for the moment -- to feel like someone else understood that.

about a month ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

x_t0ken_407 Re:Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

Exactly, thank you for pointing this out and saving me the time. I know it's common and accepted to harp on religion around here, however a lot of the stereotypes are not actually factual and the product of fringe groups or otherwise misguided peoples, such as in this case.

about a month ago
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

x_t0ken_407 As an African American, this pisses me off (514 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.

about a month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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