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Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 2, Insightful) 365

Who gives a damn about what is right or left in the rest of the world, eh?

Yeah, what could we possibly learn from the rest of the world? We know everything!

That isn't germane to the conversation here.

You can't possibly believe that, can you? You must be trolling. Because if not, the alternative is that you are a gigantic idiot. Wait, I've seen your posting history. You may not be trolling. But if you aren't, your use of the word germane in this context may be the funniest thing I've seen all year.

Comment: Figure out which ones are rare and/or special (Score 3, Funny) 40

Figure out before you try to get rid of them which knickknacks and giveaways are actually special somehow. Take all the other ones, put them into bags, and take them down to the your local landfill for recycling. Now put the valuable ones on eBay, perhaps in one or more lots divided by brand. Not expecting to get any notable money, but that would be a nice side effect. It's just a nice way to handle getting paid for shipping, really.

Nobody wanted most of that shit when it was new. It has never ceased to amaze me how an industry which literally creates XL and 2XL customers will have 2000 size M tee shirts made, and 200 size XL, and 0 size 2XL. I've had to see some horrifyingly hairy midriffs in various technical departments.

Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 2) 365

Seriously? You thank Rachel Maddow, and Al Sharpton are centrists??

Moving the goalposts, from network to individuals. MSNBC is more than Maddow and Sharpton. Logical fallacy detected, comment invalidated.

Oh look, it's only been 1 minute since I last posted a comment. Slashdot is shitting on itself again.

Comment: Re:Yea no... (Score 1) 53

Now, cable companies are different. I can't really speak to them. They work more like an old Bus network and the COAX is like a big antenna everyone shares

Cable works with line cards in a head end, the line cards connect out to up converters which connect out to the physical network. The IP gets assigned directly to your CM via MAC, as you say. But some of these guys do use reserved networks, and some don't.

Comment: Re:Yea no... (Score 1) 53

but if you want to know what IP they had at 12:45:01 on friday the 26th, you also have to know all of that intermediary equipment info to make the link.

Shouldn't it be enough to know the IP, the date, and to have the notes on the network at the time? Are you using duplicate IP addresses within your network?

Comment: Re:Valuable lesson learned (Score 1) 67

by drinkypoo (#48270101) Attached to: Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw

Now 100% of my projects are in my custom CMS where obfuscation is the rule.

So now instead of many eyes on your CMS, there are only yours? People who keep up with their updates don't really have to worry about this. I used to check my site status page daily, but I noticed that I get notified of all the major Drupal patches by Slashdot, which is handy.

Comment: Re:PHP (Score 0) 67

by drinkypoo (#48270087) Attached to: Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw

While the responsibility for this rests with Drupal, they were set up by another strange design decision of PHP: The fact that arrays are also hashtables and vice-versa. There are *tons* of these strange design decisions in PHP.

That one, at least, seems designed to copy a feature of perl, and therefore it's completely understandable...

Comment: Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (Score 3, Insightful) 365

But really....I watch a swath of new channels from the right (Fox) to the far left (MSNBC) and the more moderate ones....and try to get my own sense of balance between all of them.

heh heh MSNBC far left HAHAHAHAHAHA

This is what you get when you depend on video for news, you can think that centrists are leftists

Comment: Re: Use the technology on a chromebook (Score 1) 60

For everyone of you, there's 500 of me. People who just buy a PC and use it.

The ones who buy AMD are convenient to the rest of us because when they cast off their old machine, we'll be able to upgrade it since AMD rides a socket for a long time. It's expensive to go to a new socket, Intel has buckets of money. And also, they tend to have lots of memory bandwidth, so I don't care if I can't upgrade to the new shiny shiny. You just have to get in there before the old memory gets expensive.

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