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Comment: Re:No chance (Score -1) 135

by cayenne8 (#48212119) Attached to: The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll
Geez, grow a pair, eh?

I mean, it is just words. If some online troll's comments are gonna ruin your day, get ready for the real world in a few years, where no one gives a damn about your self esteem, and you have to grow up, grow a bit thicker skin and get on with your life and fight to succeed.

I'm not talking about real threats of death or harm, but just someone spewing off online or even in person.

Life is not all "touchy-feely", unicorns and kittens. Growing up, you learn to deal with idiots, asshole and those who don't like you (Yes, there always will be some that do not like you and are not your friend) learn to ignore that, shake it off and stick with the people that do love and care for you and move on through your life.

Seriously, thicken that skin and get on with your life and don't worry what the idiots say. You shouldn't have time for them.

Comment: Re: Please Microsoft... (Score 1) 274

by DigiShaman (#48208403) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

I'm sure all but the CxO's and executive, right?! God forbid if you have to be the IT grunt that has to explain data loss from a document that wasn't saved prior to them going home.

Yeah, rebooting PCs via automated scripts is both fucking lazy, and addresses the symptoms, not root cause.

Comment: Re:Another failure of ZAW!!! (Score 2) 274

by MightyMartian (#48207511) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

I don't know if it ever went as far as trying to get rid of sysadmins (Redmond has made no lack of money off of MCSEs and the like over the years), but they certain encouraged an attitude that command prompts, scripting and of the more "traditional" methods of system administration had been rendered obsolete; or rather, would be with "the next version". I have been subjected to numerous issues over the years that required me manually altering the registry, registering/re-registering/de-registering COM DLLs, screwing around in the bowels of IIS, Exchange, SQL Server, and yes, in many cases, invoking the dreaded command line. It was always alright because "In the next version, this functionality will be added!"

And now, as of 2014, Microsoft has pretty much flipped everything on its head. The GUI admin tools are all but deprecated, viewed as the lesser way to administer a Windows server, and PowerShell is proper and appropriate way.

The worst part about all of this is neither Microsoft or its legion of faithful sysadmins see any irony in this. Unix, in their view, is still some antiquated operating system with dated methodologies and philosophies (despite having commands like Move-Item to *nix's mv).

+ - Tom Coburn slams International Space Station, other NASA programs as wasteful->

Submitted by MarkWhittington
MarkWhittington (1084047) writes "Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, has released his 2014 “Wastebook” of what he regards as wasteful spending. Tucked inside the examples of monkey gambling studies and Swedish massages for rabbits, are several NASA programs the senator finds off-putting.

One example is a full-throated attack against the International Space Station, a facility that was started by President Ronald Reagan and has been in full operation for the past several years. “ISS is one of the greatest achievements in manned spaceflight. It is also the ‘single most expensive object ever created.’ And some scientists question if the space station’s out of this world costs can continue to be justified.” Coburn strongly implies that the ISS be immediately scrapped, and the money spent on what he regards as more productive research."

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+ - 6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed in Ukraine

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A massive archaeological dig of an ancient Ukrainian village first begun in 2009 has yielded a discovery that I sort of hope ends up inspiring a video game: a massive, scary-sounding temple. From the article: "Inside the temple, archaeologists found the remains of eight clay platforms, which may have been used as altars, the finds suggested. A platform on the upper floor contains "numerous burnt bones of lamb, associated with sacrifice," write Burdo and Videiko, of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The floors and walls of all five rooms on the upper floor were "decorated by red paint, which created [a] ceremonial atmosphere."
Maybe this is what Putin has been after."

Comment: Re:Wonder what brand is best now... Intel? (Score 1) 100

by DigiShaman (#48201401) Attached to: Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

For everyday work, an SSD help calm my aggression enormously. Nothing frustrates me more than having to wait on a machine that's capable of processing math billions of times faster than I ever could. There's no excuse for it. Now, test and working VMs run like a bat out of hell, and searching through content in Outlook is a breeze for reference lookup.

Comment: Re:Complete waste (Score 1) 124

by DigiShaman (#48201153) Attached to: The Future of Stamps

This better not be a hand-held unit. I can only imagine children getting ahold of this thing and playing around with it. Burning out the retina of your eye, thus rendering partial or total loss of vision would be tragic! No, they need to be in the form factor as as automatic stapler. Just slide the corner of a letter in the notch and it's good to go.

Comment: Re:First (Score 1) 229

by Antique Geekmeister (#48201107) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

> Laws and customs are irrelevant, as I criticize those frequently

This is precisely what I referred to. If they were irrelevant, there'd be nothing for you to criticize.

If you want to draw legal or political conclusions based on your personal utopic ideal, please make that clear. Because in the real legal and political world, it doesn't work. There is _no_ human society where those in power do not set boundaries on the use of recreational chemicals.

Comment: Re:Too Easy (Score 1) 229

by Antique Geekmeister (#48200893) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

It used to be the House Committe on Un-American Activities hunting Communists. Before that, the Axis powers. Before that, rum-runners. Before that, the Anarchists.

There is always some group being pursued for political or criminal activity and innocent people crushed in the net used to catch them.

Comment: Re:First (Score 1) 229

by Antique Geekmeister (#48199829) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

They certainly have the right when "in loco parentis" to make medical and lifestyle choices for children or for those incarcerated. There's also a great deal of long established political and legal right to prevent fraud. So please, do not throw around absolutes so carelessly when discussing law and custom.

Comment: Re:Across Devices? (Score 1) 126

by cayenne8 (#48197203) Attached to: Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

I don't get this.

When I'm watching something I enjoy, either via OTA HD or Netflix, the last thing I'm going to do is "quick! switch to another device!"

Watching a film, documentary or "episode" is much more enjoyable watched in one sitting. If I have to switch to another device I will watch at a later time when my attention isn't split. never watch a movie and have to go to the can?


Comment: Re:In Japan (Score 1) 322

by cayenne8 (#48195985) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison
Hey, you gotta get your car home *somehow*...

If anyone thinks that it is a small number of people that drink and drive, take a look at most any parking lot outside any bar in the US>

Do you actually think all those cars are driven by the designated driver? That all those people have only 1 or less drinks?

Those empty lots mean most everyone is driving at some level of impairment. It happens and most people don't get in trouble for it, nor are they serious danger to anyone else on the road.

People naturally drive and meet at bars, they have drinks, they have to get home and they do.

You rarely see a bar parking lot very full after closing time do you?

Things are not as simple as they seems at first. - Edward Thorp