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Journal Journal: Slashdot blows goats 3 3

This redesign is seriously pissing me off, trying to click links in collapsed comments just expands that comment. Clicking again just expands the next higher level comment, and so on and so forth. Then once all the bullshit is done expanding clicking the link does nothing! How the hell does /. fail so hard.

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Journal Journal: Wherefore thou art Mod Points? 2 2

So, saw a comment today regarding some people getting 10 mod points instead of the normal 5. Must be nice, I haven't seen any mod points in literally 6+ years. I can pretty much narrow down when they disappeared too, after posting in political articles from a conservative standpoint. Supposedly there's no 'blacklist' but I'm sure it's statistically very very unlikely to go without mod points for so long. Anybody else suffering from an suspiciously odd drought of mod points?

(And yes, I'm not using Wherefore thou art to mean why)

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Journal Journal: Google Disables IMAP?

I don't know how many of you have checked your GMail this morning, but having pulled an all-nighter again, I got a rather strange notice in Thunderbird saying my account was not enabled for IMAP, or something to that nature. Upon logging into GMail's web-interface, I noticed in the Settings page "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" has reverted back to "Forwarding and POP" again. Is this permanent, or just a temporary change by Google?

Edit: Strangest one-off bug, signed out, then signed back in again, and the setting is back.

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Journal Journal: Not So Global Warming

A new report on climate over the world's southernmost continent shows that temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as had been predicted by many global climate models. This comes soon after the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that strongly supports the conclusion that the Earth's climate as a whole is warming, largely due to human activity. David Bromwich, professor of professor of atmospheric sciences in the Department of Geography, and researcher with the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, reported on this work at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at San Francisco.

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Journal Journal: Ghetto 2 2

Got my car broken into again, almost caught them in the act too. For those keeping score this is B&E #3, and broken window #2 with a bonus completely bent window frame. This time I had my factory radio in, and I guess they didnt want the tape deck since it's still in there. Overall I guess they didn't take anything so that's a plus. Another plus is I dont have a concealed carry license and I dont have a gun by my bed so I couldn't shoot at them as they drove off, because I would of been very so tempted, but then I'd prolly get in trouble for discharging a firearm. Oh well, it's 3:41am and I got classes at 9:30, but stuff like this pisses me off and I need to rant.

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Journal Journal: New (5th) Largest Prime Found

Just a repost incase my story doesn't get accepted:

The folks over at Seventeen or Bust who are working at solving the Sierpinski Problem have found the largest non-Mersenne prime ever discovered and the 5th largest currently known prime of any form. You can get the decimal expanded form (weighing in at over 2.7 million digits) or read their press release
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Journal Journal: Calling All Pilots 2 2

Well not all pilots, military pilots. I'm trying to verify some info I was told a *long* time ago about a certain button on the KC-135 (Can't remember which Bloc/Revision/etc but I'm guessing a 135R) that sits between the APU starts. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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Journal Journal: Cannonball Run

Since I'm too lazy to retype out the story I'll just copy paste how I told it on IRC:

<@OvrLrd-Q> i about died driving home from school lol
<@MrPilot> damn straight.
<@MrPilot> ack
<@MrPilot> what did you do this time
<@OvrLrd-Q> lol wasn't me
<@OvrLrd-Q> ok
<@OvrLrd-Q> there was this trailer, wide load
<@OvrLrd-Q> hauling this big boiler thing
<@OvrLrd-Q> van behind it
<@OvrLrd-Q> then me
<@OvrLrd-Q> driving down I-35
<@OvrLrd-Q> it (the wide load truck) slammed on its brakes or something
<@OvrLrd-Q> cuz it started slowing down real fast
<@OvrLrd-Q> so I change into the right lane to go around since i'm like wtfmblts
<@OvrLrd-Q> anyways I switch over
<@OvrLrd-Q> look in the lane, look back at the wide load trailer, look at the lane again
<@OvrLrd-Q> and think
<@OvrLrd-Q> "Oh so that's why it's slowing down"
<@OvrLrd-Q> and I put on my brakes to avoid the tire that's rolling down the highway
<@MrPilot> rofl
<@OvrLrd-Q> i dont mean tire I mean rim and all
<@OvrLrd-Q> bounced down the road a bit, hit the guardrail and bounced over
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Journal Journal: Getting the DDoS

Nothing like a nice DDoS to clean out the connection in the morning. Evidently I pissed somebody off lol, had a good 800+ kb/s incoming UDP flood coming from spoofed IP's and before that a ICMP flood. WHeeee!

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Journal Journal: Mod Points 2 2

Wow, looking back, I have had mod points in quite a while. Wheras I used to get em at least once a week if not more, I haven't had any in the past 3-4 months. Is there some moderating blacklist or something? I think I'll investigate :)

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