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Comment: Re:Clueless (Score 1) 549

by NickDngr (#34057168) Attached to: Pay Or Else, News Site Threatens

"Look, that woman says a lot of things, yeah she's a real talker, but it comes down to a lonely old lady with something screwy upstairs sitting in front of a computer, with few friends, making enemies."

Dear God, someone get that woman a Slashdot account.

We have all replied with "LOL" to amusing posts at one time or another. However, this one literally made me laugh out loud. Bravo.

Comment: Re:It's not open source (Score 3, Funny) 406

by NickDngr (#33816942) Attached to: G2 Detects When Rooted and Reinstalls Stock OS
You're doing it wrong. From

#152037 +(3036)- [X]
<dm> I discovered that you'd never get an answer to a problem from Linux Gurus by asking. You have to troll in order for someone to help you with a Linux problem.
<dm> For example, I didn't know how to find files by contents and the man pages were way too confusing. What did I do? I knew from experience that if I just asked, I'd be told to read the man pages even though it was too hard for me.
<dm> Instead, I did what works. Trolling. By stating that Linux sucked because it was so hard to find a file compared to Windows, I got every self-described Linux Guru around the world coming to my aid. They gave me examples after examples of different ways to do it. All this in order to prove to everyone that Linux was better.
* ion has quit IRC (Ping timeout)
<dm> brings a tear to my eye... :') so true..
<dm> So if you're starting out Linux, I advise you to use the same method as I did to get help. Start the sentence with "Linux is gay because it can't do XXX like Windows can". You will have PhDs running to tell you how to solve your problems.
<dm> this person must be a kindred spirit of mine

Comment: Reason for no reply (Score 1) 135

by NickDngr (#30698042) Attached to: Hotmailers Hawking Hoax Hunan Half-Offs

When I sent messages to the infected Hotmail users from my Gmail account, to see if the auto-responses would get through Gmail's spam filter, Gmail's blocked only half of the replies. When I mailed all the users again from my Hotmail account, the results were strange -- most of the users' accounts sent back no auto-reply at all, not even a reply that got routed to my junk folder. (Why would Hotmail accounts not send an auto-reply in response to a message from a Hotmail user? Please post if you have any idea what's going on there.)

It was probably your emails getting binned as spam.

Comment: Re:Corrupt Republicans hate freedom/truth (Score 1) 316

by NickDngr (#30405634) Attached to: Three Lawmakers Ask For Enforcement Against Leak Sites

I don't disagree that corruption is party-agnostic, but I take umbrage to terms like Republicrat or RINO that marginalise the centre right and left. They promote a "with us or against us" mentality that was famous with the United States' last president.

I take umbrage with that.

Comment: Re:Halfway Competent (Score 2, Informative) 665

by NickDngr (#28786287) Attached to: Undercover Cameras Catch PC Repair Scams, Privacy Violations

Just to be clear, there is no such thing as a "brake/steering" fluid system in your car. It's either brake fluid or steering fluid - these are two separate systems with separate reservoirs and separate fluids.

Some vehicles (including my Chevy Astro) use the power steering pump for the power assist brakes. Most vehicles use vacuum for power assist, but not all. I found this out the hard way when my power steering pump died. I couldn't brake or steer. Luckily, I was parked when it died. There is still a separate reservoir for brake fluid. I think the OP was confused about what fluid was being replenished.

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