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Comment: Re:Simple solution (Score 1) 419

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48897083) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

"middle button = "paste selected text""

Didn't work in firefox or word, so i doubt it works in all applications.

Shortcuts are funny like that, some people find something invaluable that other people don't even know about.

I ctrl+c and then pressed the middle mouse button and it didn't paste so I dont know what you are talking about.

In firefox the MMB more annoying than anything, because if you accidentally click the middle mouse button, you get a kind of 'fast scroll' of the page instead of the mouse wheel.

Comment: Re:Clarification (Score 1) 166

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48788819) Attached to: Nuclear Waste Accident Costs Los Alamos Contractor $57 Million

"This is surprising to me, as I recall reading about plans for Canadian underground storage of nuclear waste back in the 90s. The plans then were to vitrify it - process it into a glass crystal"

The rather long article touched on this. The NNSA has tried to do this as well as create an MOX fuel reprocessing facility the same as the french, however the NNSA are trying to process weapons grade plutonium which they have not had any success with storing or processing safely apparently. The contractors that seem to be the main corner cutters and cause of failed plans in the article, have taken billions of government money and have so far come up with zero long term solutions. Except for this salt mine that is now unusable. The current solution seems to be shipping it to open pits in texas owned by some bush friendly billionaire.

The french and canadians do not use weapons grade fuel in their reprocessing and storage solutions. I am not sure if canada has successfully stored any radioactive waste LONG TERM either as I cant find any links saying that they have.

The closet I can find is the interim dry storage locations, which are all just concrete bunkers of some sort.

Comment: Re:Dupe (Score 1) 840

" Someone who says "why on Earth do you need to read your e-mail after hours?" is probably going to have no understanding of why you wouldn't want to buy something new instead of taking the time to repair it. "

Maybe I would need an MBA to understand this quote, but its true. I would not work when people aren't paying me (or work insane hours), and enjoy the art of repair.

Is it because narcissists are too shallow and self centred to notice that they are paying retail or being ripped off by the dealership?

Or is it work email? Work is never as important as free time. But then why would you answer your email after hours when you should be spending time with your kids? You claim that money is not important, however you seem to be basing things on having it (enough for a bmw and a house with a yard anyways).

For me, repairing means i spend less time working for money, or taking on side jobs, or hustling in some way. Why buy something again, when a smaller amount of money may solve the problem in parts? Why pay retail when the used market is negotiable and always cheaper. But then I wouldn't expect someone who leases a car to understand that!!! (see what i did there!)

Comment: Re: Dupe (Score 1) 840

There are other reasons to change your oil yourself. For one, it gets you under the car to check for other problems twice a year. Notice a cracked CV boot or something that jiffy lube may or may not mention.

Secondly is choice of the oil and filter. Oil change places use the cheapest stuff they can get away with. There is a large difference in oil filters out there. I try and always use mobil one personally.

So sure it may be cheaper, but you most likley get crappier oil (is it even synthetic??) and the worlds cheapest filter.
Where I live, anyone who sells oil is required to take the empties. So disposal is not really an issue.

Comment: Re:Win/Lose (Score 1) 463

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48733721) Attached to: Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

"Unfortunately, our PC's are now limping along because the virus scanner is running all the time now, and so chews up resources."

Are you kidding? your idiot IT policy of no virus scanner cost over a day of downtime and you have the nerve to complain now? Thank fuck its there obviously!!

that's users for you. Infect the network, then bitch that the virus scanner uses "too many resources"...

Comment: Re:Oh how great is this! (Score 1) 158

"Seems like the best thing is to make certain no one thinks you are disgruntled"

I was thinking of saying something similar, about not using social media. However it occurred to me that they could just as easily read your email if they wanted to. So it would require never writing any email saying anything negative about your former company, to anyone... Well that is not freedom of communication in the slightest.
You would end up having to _believe_ that you actually weren't discruntled to be able to hide it successfully. At that point, its 1984 and you are changing the way you think because of fear of persecution.

What a great society we live in! Think nice thoughts!

Comment: Re:More Anti-Republican Prior Art (Score 1, Interesting) 206

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48680573) Attached to: N. Korea Blames US For Internet Outage, Compares Obama to "a Monkey"

Those aren't racist though. All white people are not sometimes described with the same descriptor.

The bush pictures are firmly and clearly comparing his intelligence and facial features. Sure maybe making fun of the way people look is something one can't do anything about, so it should be viewed the same, but its not. One could argue intelligence is somewhat inherited as well, so where do you draw the line? Should we not call out morons in power?

I'm no obama fan and i certainly think bush is a war criminal, however it is a mere coincidence that monkey in one context means one thing and monkey in another means a complete other, and both are being used to describe presidents at a time.

There are far worse insults to throw at obama that aren't racist. Like how he uses robots to murder people because its more humane. Or how he is just the same in power as anyone else and he is really a hopeless president.

Comment: Was not horrible, was amusing (Score 2) 148

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48678227) Attached to: Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'

If you have ever seen a seth rogen film, and they are pretty much all the same, this one was kind true to that.

A simple comedy. I though james franco was pretty funny, again, not because the movie was intelligent, but because he had delivered his lines well. There were a few funny jokes, made much better by the delivery. The actors at least thought they were being funny.

Its the kind of film you want to have a few drinks and a joint before you watch it though. Some nudity, but not much, the oblig anal rape scene, lots of sex jokes and seth rogenesque buddy buddy dialog... Its similar to national lampoon or austin powers or something like that. Not that seth rogen is near as funny as mike myers, i dont mean to say that.

Point is, it was worth the download to me. And I do not support america (although against NK, well lesser of two evils right.)

I should like to point out that the movie was filmed in BC canada and stars a canadian. So its hardly the most patriotic movie for americans in the first place. So in short, i disagree with the previous comments I have seen posted today.

Comment: Re:Interesting. I'd think the opposite (Score 4, Interesting) 208

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48667751) Attached to: The World Is Not Falling Apart

"Conservatives are hesitant to change things, so they don't screw things up."

I think that "conservatives" have a huge gap between what they say they want and what they actually achieve.

Were corporations historically people? Did conservatives change that. Yup.

Was america historically a torture state? Did conservatives change that? Yup.

Was america founded on religious principles, being one nation under god? Or did conservatives change that? Yup.

Was hemp and marijuana historically demonized? Did conservatives change that because they feared the blacks and mexicans? Yup.

I can obviously find hundreds of more examples of conservatives changing things for the worse. Saying that conservatives want things to stay the same does not equate with the rise of corporatism in the us in the last 40 years. Nor does it equate with the greed is good and inequality is great mentality which predominates conservative thought.

You might just have to realize that "conservatives" are far from the historical definition of conservatives "resistance to change" and other attributes. Oh how I wish it were so. America wouldn't have killed hundreds of thousands in iraq, corporations wouldn't be people, wealth inequality would go back to 1950s levels, and do nothing bankers would be vilified as the enemies of real working people.

In short, there is absolutely nothing conservative about today's so called american conservatives. It's a fiction, a more friendly name on the pro corporate anti public interest party. I would name it the fascist party, matching it up to a proper historical definition. If anyone was allowed to use that term anymore.

Comment: Re:Psychologically speaking... (Score 1) 286

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48640383) Attached to: At 40, a person is ...

"Youthful ignorance is not something you can pretend or recreate. And ignorance isn't the Bliss. Ignorance is like a sheet of bubble wrap...."

Well that got crazy pretty fast.. Yeah dude, you got ALL THAT going on. You are really trying hard to recreate that "youthful ignorance" with your post there....

Comment: Re:Not quite... (Score 1) 222

If you recall, the nintendo offerings were the most popular. Far more popular than turbo grafix and sega genesis. Well i guess some neighbourhoods were genesis neighbourhoods but you wouldn't want to spend a lot of time there.

Till the playstation, nintendo was where it was at so I am not surprised. Its a grandiose claim, "all video game history" so I would expect he would not be on a sega saturn or dreamcast (god rest its soul)

Comment: Been there (Score 1) 720

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48487799) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

1st, a projector is an awesome use of space, much more epic, but cannot be used very well in the day with the sun out. If she wants to watch her soaps, then a TV is probably better. We don't do more than 2 hours of tv every few days. Especially nice is if you put the screen over a large window or patio door. I have 105" diag screen and it doubles as a sun and privacy shade.

2nd, as for the computer, I had the same problem. However all i had to do was make an effort to fix it by installing some more high quality fans, and she has gotten used to the white noise it creates. Over time, spouses become more "domesticated" on both sides. You learn to forgive many things that would drive single you up the wall.

As for all those saying "use your spare room". You all are some rich motherfuckers! Maybe ill take the wife out in my spare car as well! Or there's always the spare boat. Ill just use some of that spare money to do it!

Comment: Billionaires wanted (Score 2, Insightful) 117

by n3r0.m4dski11z (#48476155) Attached to: Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

If I was a billionaire, I would kick him a few mil. Its fun to have someone stand up to these turkeys. He did appear to be winning and putting egg on the face of the americans for a while there.

We must remember that the USA tried to pluck a citizen from another country by strong arming their justice department. As a non US citizen, fuck all that shit. US law isnt world law and god forbid that ever becomes so. It is so enough already as it is!

The difference between reality and unreality is that reality has so little to recommend it. -- Allan Sherman