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Comment: Re:Died Outside a Tesla (Score 1) 427

by sootman (#47435459) Attached to: The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

Old joke:
A white guy is driving through the South. He drives into two black guys. One is knocked across the street, the other pinwheels and crashes through the windshield into the car. The white guy gets out of the car just as a sheriff drives around the corner. He sees the wreck and gets out. The driver says "Oh my God, sheriff, this is so horrible." The sheriff says "Don't worry about it, I'll arrest these two." The driver says "I hit them -- why would you arrest them?" The sheriff points and says "This one, for breaking and entering, and that one, for leaving the scene of an accident."

Comment: Re:The answer nobody likes... (Score 1) 286

by sootman (#47338093) Attached to: What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

In just 48 minutes, you can become less ignorant.

There are a LOT of VERY FUCKING GOOD reasons that innocent people should not talk to police or consent to searches. Be sure to watch the second half, where an ACTUAL COP says "yes, everything he just said is correct."

> the solution isn't to be a dick to the guy
> out there in the papers-please guard hut.
> Keep voting against the idiots who make
> these things possible.

Why not do both? Especially since "b" doesn't seem to work?

Comment: Shouldn't be too hard (Score 1) 176

by sootman (#47326605) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is It Feasible To Revive an Old Linux PC Setup?

The easiest way would be to just get an old machine. 15 years ago was the birth of the Pentium III, so with not much work you should be able to find a perfectly fine 10- to 12-year-old 1 GHz PIII with 512 MB RAM for next to nothing. (I'm personally a fan of Dell OptiPlex GX corporate desktops and HP Pavilions -- generally well-supported hardware and durable.) Otherwise, try VirtualBox on the modern computer of your choice.

Comment: Re:flame away, but... (Score 1) 516

by sootman (#47150537) Attached to: Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

> I know how to shut it down. I know how to
> avoid having intrusive metro apps popping up.

Only a month to be able to perform basic tasks and make it not actively annoy you? Sign me up!

I've been using Windows and Mac OS full-time since 1995 (3.1 and 7.5.3, respectively, along with Linux in various flavors since 1998) and in all my transitions, it's been -- at most -- a matter of a few hours to get the essentials working, and then tweaks over the course of a week or so to get all the little things to my liking. (Or as close as the environment allowed.)

Comment: Re:And one more thing - NOT (Score 3, Insightful) 411

by sootman (#47149451) Attached to: Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

> Last week, Apple execs were promising big announcements, the biggest since the Jobs era.

Citation needed. What *I* heard the execs saying was that they're going to have great products this year. They have 7 months left.

And FFS, this is the DEVELOPER conference. New product announcements here are few and far between. Here's an overview of the last ten years of WWDC. If you can read that list and still be surprised or disappointed at what was or wasn't announced today, you're an idiot.

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