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Comment: Re:A cornal what? (Score 1) 151

by kaychoro (#47892825) Attached to: To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...
Brings to mind the poem by Jack Prulutsky:

The Turkey Shot Out Of The Oven

The turkey shot out of the oven
and rocketed into the air,
it knocked every plate off the table
and partly demolished a chair.

It ricocheted into a corner
and burst with a deafening boom,
then splattered all over the kitchen,
completely obscuring the room.

It stuck to the walls and the windows,
it totally coated the floor,
there was turkey attached to the ceiling,
where there'd never been turkey before.

It blanketed every appliance,
it smeared every saucer and bowl,
there wasn't a way I could stop it,
that turkey was out of control.

I scraped and I scrubbed with displeasure,
and thought with chagrin as I mopped,
that I'd never again stuff a turkey
with popcorn that hadn't been popped.

Comment: Same experience without the video (Score 1) 473

by kaychoro (#40106335) Attached to: When Antivirus Scammers Call the Wrong Guy
I had the same call come to me twice. The second time I took a little more time and here's how it went: They usually ask you to open up the event viewer to show you all the "malware" on your system. After booting up my windows XP VM, he opened up a command prompt window to one of the Windows folders. Then he ran the command "attrib". at the end I got a similar the command prompt back:

C:\Windows>Windows firewall subscription has expired.

with the written text about the firewall being typed MUCH slower than my 8 year old son types. Eventually I told the guy he was doing all of this in a VM, and he didn't think I was as smart as I said, so he asked a couple of obscure computer questions (about msconfig and northbridge/southbridge)... I then asked him if I could ask him a question... I asked, "Will you take me off of your call list?" I tried to guilt him out of doing what he was doing, but I figured I'd wasted enough time, so I hung up. I haven't had another call since then.

+ - Orrin Hatch (Senator R-UT) removes co-sponsor of P->

Submitted by kaychoro
kaychoro (1340087) writes "If you can get to your senator's website, you may find something similar to what Orrin Hatch (R-UT, PIPA cosponsor) said:

...the PROTECT IP Act... is simply not ready for prime time ... Rushing something with such potential for far-reaching consequences is something I cannot support and that’s why I will not only vote against moving the bill forward next week but also remove my cosponsorship of the bill.

"

Link to Original Source

Comment: Who cares about politics... (Score 1) 639

by kaychoro (#38451314) Attached to: In the simplistic left/right divide, I'd call myself
I thought it was asking about which side of my brain I use more... my left, more analytical side, or my right, more artistic side... I thought what a pointless question to put to the completely left-brained slashdotters. I guess this line of reasoning was generated by my right side and didn't occur to anyone else.

You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350

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