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Comment: I believe Fogerty has recorded bathroom version (Score 1) 244

by nomad63 (#48574091) Attached to: Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics
I remember hearing The spoof version, "there's a bathroom on the right", during one of those Christmas marathon broadcasts, many years ago in LA and it sounded like John Fogerty was singing it himself. On the Hendrix song, if you have a smidgen of brain left to think that he was high on some sort of dope non-stop, kissing the sky is not so impossible to hear from his words. Also a guy of his reputation singing lyrics with gay undertones is unthinkable in my never so humble opinion.

Comment: Late to respond to my own posting (Score 1) 250

by nomad63 (#48314459) Attached to: Free Broadband For NYC Public Housing?
But better late than never. Few years ago, someone in the wise US government, approved that, poor people on government provided health insurance plans can get the little blue boner pills on the taxpayers' dime. Now getting access to free porn, they are closing the loop, making everyone happy :)

+ - Free Broadband For NYC Public Housing Sought

Submitted by nomad63
nomad63 (686331) writes "Earlier this week, the NY Times reported that a group of city and leaders, with NYC public advocate Letitia James at the helm, are pushing for a commitment from Comcast to provide free broadband to the city’s public housing and to extend its low-cost Internet Essentials plan (which was created as a condition of the NBC deal). While New York City might be the center of finance and commerce in the U.S., about 1/3 of households don’t have an Internet connection, highlighting the huge “digital divide” between the city’s wealthy residents and those who can’t afford broadband service.In addition to the free service for public housing, the group wants gratis access at shelters for the city’s homeless and its victims of domestic violence.

Looks like, after our tax dollars have been providing little blue pills to the less fortunate, now they are closing the loop by providing free access to pr0n as well. Must be very good to have that "Mission Accomplished" feeling."

Comment: Free Broadband for Public Housing in NYC Sought (Score 1) 289

by nomad63 (#48283619) Attached to: Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems
Earlier this week, the NY Times reported that a group of city and leaders, with NYC public advocate Letitia James at the helm, are pushing for a commitment from Comcast to provide free broadband to the city’s public housing and to extend its low-cost Internet Essentials plan (which was created as a condition of the NBC deal). While New York City might be the center of finance and commerce in the U.S., about 1/3 of households don’t have an Internet connection, highlighting the huge “digital divide” between the city’s wealthy residents and those who can’t afford broadband service.In addition to the free service for public housing, the group wants gratis access at shelters for the city’s homeless and its victims of domestic violence.

Looks like, after our tax dollars have been providing little blue pills to the less fortunate, now they are closing the loop by providing free access to pr0n as well. Must be very good to have that "Mission Accomplished" feeling.

Comment: Get over it! You're being tracked (Score 0) 289

by nomad63 (#48216409) Attached to: Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems
Okay, if you are living in a false sense of privacy, while you spend your every waking moment surfing the net, you are in denial and seek professional help. For those of you who somehow accepted the fact that you are being tracked, I have one question: Who do you want tracking you ? Google, Micro$oft or Facebook ? These are the 3 major players in tracking as they have tentacles reaching to the far corners of the net and combination of their forces, probably cover 90% of all pages available on the net, if not more. So, do you trust your data to a proven evil-doer, Microsoft, or to a young hotshot called Zuckerberg, who blatantly bragged to his friends "you just ask and they give their personal info to you" when he was just starting the Facebook, or to Google ? I personally prefer Google. Yes it would be nice if we were not tracked at all but that ship has sailed long time ago. Now, we need to fend ourselves against lesser of evil and this is Google for me. The information I give in return of free services of theirs I use, is far more in my favor comapred to any other entity on the Net.

Comment: Do we really need to hear this from someone (Score 2) 293

by nomad63 (#48087373) Attached to: Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers
I mean c'mon. They make money exploiting workers from India, making them work for peanuts, dangling a green card in front of them. I am sharing a cubicle with one of these folks and he is making 2/3 of what I make doing the same shit I am doing. Guess where the remaining 1/3 is going to. It doesn't need rocket science to understand how these outfits are meking their money. The bad thing is, Facebooks and Microsofts of the American economy is pressing for laxation of the H1B visa quotas. And we end up with ass hole of companies like Infosys and Tata Consulting, stealing jobs from American workers. A real pity. I hope the politicians will get the heads out of the asses of these companies and think about the people they are representing for a change.

Comment: Yeah right ! (Score 1) 299

by nomad63 (#48077799) Attached to: Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros
You can equate the experience of a soldier calculating the mortar trajectory with a handheld computer of some sort, to the experience in managing a virtual infrastructure. In the same way of thinking, since I am driving a car, I should be no problem getting employment as an engineer in automotive industry, overseeing the design and manufacturing. Right ? Hold on a second. I can barely change a tire. That is why I pay AAA. I have no mechanical aptitude what-so-ever. How can you expect anyone who knows how to hold a computer and punch few letters and numbers into it to be an IT expert after their service time ? This is the same mentality, who SIC'ed the ex-military people in the ranks of IT management and their thinking was, they decide fast under pressure. Yeah ! I can decide fast too, if you don't mind 50% of those decisions to be on the wrong side. Don't get me wrong. I support the armed forces and contribute money to causes supporting veterans regularly, but assuming all of those people will translate into IT because of their past experience in the armed forces is putting too much stock into a label, without actually hearing what is coming out of ones mouth. Jeeez...

Comment: Color me selfish (Score 1) 652

by nomad63 (#48077675) Attached to: Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?
Color me selfish and flame me if you will, but as an American citizen, why would I care to solve the whole world's energy problem from my hard earned tax dollars. I don't even know if I will be alibe by 2035, as I am expected to be in my 70s if I haven't kicked the bucket. I don't have any children to leave the world as a better place for. So, why would I pay more taxes so that some dude in a lab can spend money that he didn't work for, in the name of renewable energy research while my quality of life diminishes. Sorry about being selfish but self preservation is the most basic human instinct.

Comment: Surprised ? Don't be ... (Score 1) 76

by nomad63 (#47275161) Attached to: Research Project Pays People To Download, Run Executables
What do you think that most of those websites sends you the surveys to fill out for a few cents running ? Flash ? How much do you know about flash, unless you are a web developer of course, to say if what you are downloading is secure enough, not to steal your identity ? Or when you click on coupons.com etc. coupon printer apps the get downloaded. Once you download and run them, you are giving the app, free rein of your computer. Once run, they are no longer governed by the security controls of your browser. This is how they get to stop you from printing unlimited number of free coke coupons, by hiding the information, somewhere on your storage, even you don't know how to find and delete. It's all about the Benjamins baby.

Anecdote: Do you sleep with me if I paid you $100,000 ? She answers "ummm, yeah, for 100K, I'd sleep with you"; how about if I paid you $10. She answers angrily "what do you think ? you think I'm a whore ?". Oh yes, we have established you are a prostitute. I am just trying to figure out your price.

This ain't anything different. Pay me few bucks and I will surrender my security to you. Then call the IT support, when my computer is running slow and acting weird. No harm to me.

Comment: Re:Could be big if... (Score 1) 61

by nomad63 (#47258199) Attached to: Why Amazon Might Want a Big Piece of the Smartphone Market
I would buy it if it gave me unlimited free data a few minutes of talk time with prime membership. I would also finally say yes to prime. Right now I am not shopping amazon enough to justify prime as their video titles are not a deal maker or breaker for me. But if they throw a basic cell plan into the prime mix, then the balance of the scale may tip enough to convince me. But again, shopping on mobile platform is something I will never do. I prefer to open multiple screens to compare products before making any decision, regardless how inexpensive it is. This is pulling teeth hard if nothing else. and I will never be convinced to commit to it, amazon phone or otherwise.

Comment: Re:Does it have to come from NSA ? (Score 1) 347

by nomad63 (#47254833) Attached to: Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails
I think you didn't get what I meant. When you send a piece of email to another user on the same exchange server or some outside entity, via relay service, the information about who sent the emai, who was the intended target as well as a timestamp, gets recorded in the MS exchange database. The contents of the emails might be stored on a local PST file and might have actually been lost in a computer crash (color me skeptic but I didn't believe that BS for a second) but the so-called metadata should be somewhere on the exchange server, or backed up on a tape somewhere. If it is not, then someone is flat out lying or tampering with evidence. In every company I have been a part of, since sarbanes-oxymoron came into effect, we were required to keep our email archives for god knows how many years but definitely more than 3 or 4. Why not IRS ??

Comment: Does it have to come from NSA ? (Score 1) 347

by nomad63 (#47250239) Attached to: Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails
I am not a windows or MS Exchange admin but as far as I know the lost emails, refer to email contents and they are kept separately from the email header information. Unless IRS claims they have lost every worker's email for this questionable period of time (which, in and of itself is admitting guilt by hiding the truth in my opinion) they should be easy to go to a backup of MS Exchange database and pull the necessary header information. If I am required to keep a 7 years long duration of my financial records, I am sure they are keeping the same on everybody for 7 years. Why not email then ? There is an old folks' saying: The fish smells from the head. This one stunk up the whole neighborhood. Just curious how the Teflon covered president elect will slide out of this one without rolling some serious heads, maybe including his own.

Comment: Re:Finally (Score 1) 519

by nomad63 (#47232795) Attached to: Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional In California
You are a useless teacher or know one of those very closely and intimidated by this ruling. Aren't you ? Scream all you want. End of cushy teaching positions with tenure is almost over and it is long overdue... In today's economy, nobody who can't do his or her job well, don't deserve to get paid just because being there. I bet you support teacher's unions and vote democrat regardless of the issues.

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