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Comment: trust matters (Score 1) 124 124

For me, trust in the SourceForge site is still not getting repaired until software like Filezilla can be safely downloaded with no fear of bundled "offered software"

I pity the fool that makes a recommendation to a client or vendor to use FileZilla.

For an illustration of how trust matters, go to the SourceForge site and compare customer comments of FileZilla vs WinSCP

Comment: membership fee or kiosk at makerspaces (Score 1) 314 314

I'll also miss the buy-it-now option for small parts

Instead of disappearing, maybe they can try one more time by making RS small-part kiosks at makerspaces, staffed by makerspace members who use some of the money they get to cover the cost of monthly dues for the makerspace.

Comment: Re:I think the term you're looking for is.. (Score 1) 324 324

I agree; in addition to the millions of hours of cleanup work we've had to do for clients, friends and family, someone needs to do an audit and find out if the rampant credit breaches are due to crapware that is packaged with free FTP client software.

Comment: Re:Exit node malware coming soon (Score 1) 285 285

I can't moderate from Win 7 Ultimate I.E. 9 and my current slashdot config -- I get the dropdown boxes -- they don't auto-submit -- there's no [moderate] button at the bottom of the page -- I'll try installing another web-browser sometime if I really need to moderate a message

Comment: Re:Virtualize (Score 1) 142 142

I agree with building a computer with 8GB or more of memory.

I use VirtualBox for my home test system and set the disk image to be written to a 16GB Ram Drive -- this makes it very fast to format and load a new guest OS from ISO or DVD -- I usually set and name the disk images in VirtualBox to be 4GB or 10GB in size. I back up the disk images off-site and on a small raid5 server, and have one local copy in a folder called "ComputerStore" -- set up a shared folder (and network share to something like C:\vshare\readonly, C:\vshare\readwrite for work you need to save)

Windows Ram Drives -- google:
superspeed ram drive
drdataram ram drive
softperfect ram drive

Comment: Re:Dark Tan? (Score 1) 964 964

I believe that the local newspaper, Atlanta-Journal-Constitution, did some photoshopping of their own -- a few Sundays ago, I noticed that the Foxtrot cartoon showed Jason with a caucasian friend which seemed out of place based on their character-set; I checked online and verified the difference.

Comment: Re:Does the US Get It Yet? (Score 1) 292 292

>> We seem to think that in WWII we singlehandedly A) ... B) ... C) ... etc

I've never met a person in the US that made those claims that we "singlehandedly" did any of those things. Even if you have met such a clown, it wouldn't represent the other 300k people here in a way that justifies the word "we".

You may need to go on a diet, because you're pulling too much out of your plump ass.

Comment: Re:Under 60: Health and Suicide (Score 2, Interesting) 575 575

I have a light version of Crohn's and know where every bathroom in the city is. Lot's of coffee in the morning helps make afternoons a little more predictable. I did have 105degree fevers until my doctors discovered it, sent me to the hospital for a week and stopped feeding me sulpha based medicine.

In my case, they want to avoid surgery.

Is surgery an option in your case, just before the euthanasia option is completed? I know surgery can be risky, but in that situation, it may be worth trying first (even if its a little experimental)?

Comment: fixed: (Score 1) 109 109

Always look over your shoulder because everyone is watching and plotting against you.