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Comment (c) (Score 3, Funny) 97

Pot, meet Kettle*

* copyright 2010 djdbass. Warning: The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, is investigated by the FBI and is punishable by up to 5 years in federal prison and a fine of $250,000.

Comment Look up there! It looks like... (Score 5, Funny) 234

Radar Operator: Colonel, you better have a look at this radar.
Colonel: What is it, son?
Radar Operator: I don't know, sir, but it looks like a giant...
Jet Pilot: Dick. Dick, take a look out of starboard.
Co-Pilot: Oh my God, it looks like a huge...
Bird-Watching Woman: Pecker.
Bird-Watching Man: [raising binoculars] Ooh, Where?
Bird-Watching Woman: Over there. What sort of bird is that? Wait, it's not a woodpecker, it looks like someone's...
Army Sergeant: Privates. We have reports of an unidentified flying object. It has a long, smooth shaft, complete with...
Baseball Umpire: Two balls.
[looking up from game]
Baseball Umpire: What is that. It looks just like an enormous...
Chinese Teacher: Wang. pay attention.
Wang: I was distracted by that giant flying...
Musician: Willie.
Willie: Yeah?
Musician: What's that?
Willie: [squints] Well, that looks like a huge...
Colonel: Johnson.
Radar Operator: Yes, sir?
Colonel: Get on the horn to British Intelligence and let them know about this.

Comment Verizon! (Score 2, Interesting) 395

I've been with Verizon for just a little over a year - which means my LG Dare's warranty just expired. Well it died. Speaking with Verizon, they ran me through some encantations, and gave me the bad news. Then they asked me if I wanted to upgrade - No. Then they asked if I would pay $50 for a refurbished (same unit) - No. Then they just sent me a refurb for free. I don't pay for their insurance, BTW
Another story is the time I was about to go over my minutes. They called me and offered to move me up to the next plan for $20, instead of sending me a bill with $100 of overage charges. I'm sticking with Verizon.

Submission + - Are you responsible for Inventory? 1

djdbass writes: I've just started a new position as a Network Administrator. It's a smaller company, so we don't have clear lines in our job definitions. For the most part I don't mind helping out where it's needed, but I wonder how many of my fellow Slashdot-reading network administrators are responsible for inventory. I mean maintaining a spreadsheet with all the company's assets on it — serial numbers, asset tag numbers, purchase date, cost, the works. Is this part of my job or should I tell the bean counter to count the beans herself?

Comment Re:Um... (Score 1) 262

So there is an 87% chance that the person can be uniquely identified.
Though taking your point into account means there's only a 50% chance of that.

And then looking at that 50% chance, there's a 50% chance that that is right.
So the overall chance approaches zero. Amirite?

Comment It's surprising how much power new TV's use. (Score 1) 619

I got a 50" plasma about 6 months ago. I researched all the specs to make sure I got a great tv - and I did. But what I hadn't paid any attention to was power consumption. I was pretty surprised when I learned my new TV uses 690W.

If you look at the back of a plasma tv they have fans on the back. The screen itself gets warm enough you can feel the heat on the back of your hand 3" or 4" away.

Do LCD's of this size use this much power?

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