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Comment Re:This Doesn't Make Sense (Score 1) 183

It is where the 'Anonymous' identity/idea originated. It's as close to a home as there is. Anonymous is everything from 13 year-olds with LOIC to legitimate hackers with botnets at their disposal. Although reporting on 4chan getting DDoS'd is about like reporting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow morning. It's only news if it doesn't happen.

Comment Re:Maybe this makes cents? (Score 1) 488

Another thought just popped into my head, and that might be that Netflix is trying to actively fracture their customer base to beat on their chest to the content providers that streaming or on demand content is the only means people will access media,

I'm inclined to think this may more actually be the case, based on some recent comments from their CEO. I think they are forcing people to choose, and banking on them choosing streaming, therefore forcing more content to streaming.

Comment Re:Windows/Exchange (Score 1) 222

No, I'm talking about their day-to-day business before we even came along...MS Office docs are the norm in b2b transactions, and as a supplier the burden is kind of on you to take the crap your customer gives you. Some of the employees were just happy to have the more familiar Office comment was, "Oh, good, it's like the one I have at home now."

I won't even start on the cobbled mess his servers were in...however it starts with using WINE to host their ERP and goes downhill from there...

On the bight side, he did get a bunch of people to stop using IE.

And actually FWIW, I set up an Exchange 2k7 server at home (TechNet ftw) a few years back, having never set up an e-mail server, period, and I had it working fine in 2 hours, and it's still running to this day, because I am too much of a procrastinator to update it to 2010...

Comment Re:Windows/Exchange (Score 3, Insightful) 222

That would be a little overkill for 2 users, but it is a good point. I agree with your last statement completely. We acquired a company admin'd by a Linux-obsessed freak, and the people we hired on were quite happy about not having to send the occasional un-openable MS Office doc to the one person with Office to re-save and convert for OO.o use, and how well Exchange handled their email than Zimbra, etc. His over-adamant use of OSS was a hindrance on the business. As a sysadmin, you first obligation is to your employer, not your principles.

Of course, we're both going to get voted down because we are a bunch of MS sellouts, despite a full third of my servers/appliances running Linux and other OSS...

Comment Re:So tired (Score 1) 320

Hmm, I have an idea. How about we use one of the most ferocious predators on the planet...the shark! And then, to make it unique, we need to add something. Something deadly, but impractical, for comic effect. How about lasers? Sharks with frickin' laser beams on their's that?

Comment Re:Why bother with seperate widgets? (Score 1) 161

Not sure where you are getting off accusing games to be bundled with 'crap widgets' ('widgets', seriously?) Xfire was completely 3rd party. I can't think of any games off the top of my head that came bundled with it, though I am sure there were a few. I used it once for like a week and got rid of it, I never used it, though I thought it was a pretty decent application.

I really can't think of any random crap 'widgets' other than Gamespy.../shudder. I'm, sure there are a few other random things I'm forgetting, but it's far from the deluge of crap that you are describing.

Comment Re:I swear.... (Score 1) 756

Actually I quite enjoy single-malt Scotch (not Walker blended swill), something from Speyside preferably. Can't stand any sort of smoke though, so the cigar would be out. Also, I'm a big fan of port baby back ribs, served wet and smoked, or a NY Strip steak, moderately seasoned and cooked medium-well. The Wii Fit likes to debate whether I am obese or overweight on a weekly basis, I hover right around 30 BMI. So I think you could safely say I enjoy food.

My point is, you can do all of those things you mentioned without alcohol (It's quite easy to go to a bar and drink soda...I did it for years until I got a taste for good bourbon and scotch). Without food...well you kind of...die. I was just comparing and contrasting different restricted items as a part of my argument.

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