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Comment Re:Yet another patent story... (Score 0, Offtopic) 166

yes, it is friday, first day of spring, a time for a new beginning. Let today be known as the day of no patents .. wait im gonna patent that idea.
Its snowing outside .. its the first fricken day of spring and its snowing! it took me 20 minutes to drive 6 miles cuz some crazy bitch in a white car could only go 30Mph.. the roads arent that bad, crazy lady ...
Patents? oh, "Today TomTom got sued by FredFred for its alleged infringments on creating a name using the same word twice."
Yes .. thank God it is friday.

Comment Re:Were nerds here... use the f'ing metric system (Score 1) 472

dont stop grilling, but you stop eating outside.. beer tends to freeze, and its hard to hold a fork with gloves on.
I have a tradition on firing up the grill when we butcher deer (november). nothing like eating fresh tenderloin after a long day of hunting.
I agree.. cook on the grill all year long, nothing better then food cooked with charcoal, better taste.

Comment Re:Were nerds here... use the f'ing metric system (Score 1) 472

Fahrenheit just makes more sense to most of us. 30s = cold, 40s = chilly, 50s = cool, 60s = decent/might need a windbreaker, 70s = nice, 80s = warm, 90s = hot, etc, etc.

Im from minnesota:
60 above zero: Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Minnesota sunbathe.
35 above zero: New York landlords finally turn up the heat. People in Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.
Zero: Californians fly away to Mexico. People in Minnesota get out their winter coats.
10 below zero: Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Scouts in Minnesota are selling cookies door to door.
20 below zero: Washington DC runs out of hot air. People in Minnesota let the dogs sleep indoors.
40 below zero: ALL atomic motion stops. People in Minnesota start saying...'Cold enough fer ya?'
50 below zero: Hell freezes over. Minnesota public schools will open 2 hours late

back to the subject, anyone thinking of a 104F data center is crazy, its back enough when it gets ot be 80 in the office, i couldnt stand working in that heat ... Although i have (in kitchens) but thats different.

Comment Re:And that so sums up Linux... (Score 1) 459

I agree. As original as linux is, cant it come up with something better? Everyone the uses Linux knows of 100 ways its better, why not show that.
In this day in age, everyone wants to coolest things, and THAT can be accomplished with linux. show fluxbox with transparencies, or compiz kickin ass.
Id love to see a TV commercial showin how 'cool' linux is (and it is the definition of cool)
Chix dig BSD .. damn strait. there been many times were showing of a little geekyness has gotten me girls. wow, your so smart (not really i just run linux). Cmon guys, lets do something original ....
-rebooting is for adding hardware

Comment Re:It's just Good Business (Score 1) 492

Its too bad people practice this kind of business. Company Execs, lining their pockets, not caring about ethics. I have always prided myself on being fair to a client, and making sure they get what they want.
This is deeply disturbing to me. i hope the people of /. have a more ethics when it comes to this, and know that just because it happens, doesnt make it right.
From a smaller business point (like mine) i dont need to advertise because my work speaks for itsself. People dont come to me because im an only option, they ask for my labor because they know im good at what i do, and im honest. Its a good feeling to know that you took the extra step to give what you were asked of.
i might sell a tire with a hole in it, but i make sure they know that hole is there, and i just might throw in a plug kit for free.

Comment Re:And then? (Score 1) 354

yea, 'think of the mosquitos' doesnt work for me. kill em all. Im all for using a trillion dollars to create death lasers, and then modifying the shark species to fly so we can mount them.
i think the second good reason is killing mosquitos. the first is the flying sharks with fricken laser beams!

Comment Re:I always love failed demos of "drop proof" lapt (Score 1) 113

I think id be neat to have one of these, although i wouldnt want to drop it. Ive had my Dell inspiron for 5 years now, ad still works great. Although i have never dropped it and treat it like a baby. Its too bad people are saying Dell is going down hill. Ive never had a problem with mine, and i know of alot of satified customers. I guess i might have to look around when i go to buy my next laptop, if dell is going to be going cheap.

Comment Re:TI-85 (Score 1) 776

TI-83 Plus Silver Edition ... Bought it for Highschool, only on my second set of batteries in 4 years.. it can add.. and subtract.. i think.. who cares, its got "block Dude" on it!
Other than that, if i do anything thats more advanced that basic math, i use a pen and paper, that way i can visually see all my steps.

Comment Re:... And Justice For All (Score 1) 672

I would put money on it to say, Metallica is one of the greatest rock bands. Maybe not now, but since 1981, how many records have the sold. And even today, can they not pack 30k - 50k into a stadium, everytime? who else can do that? Maybe im urguing with a bunch of people that like Britney spears or classic rock. Ive listen to metallica since i was 6, and everywhere i go, everyone knows who Metallica is.
Their sound might have changed, and they might not be as heavy as they once were, but they still have some wicked guitar licks. Lars is awesome on the drums, and their lyrics are pretty damn good.
If you dont like metallica thats fine, go listen to some pop music.

Comment ... And Justice For All (Score 0, Troll) 672

Im not sure how the copyright for music works, but i would think if you own the CD, you have a right to the music, and downloading it would be legal, because you bought the right to have it. I would also think that Lars owns a copy of Death Magnetic.
and for the whole Napster cry, get over it, Metallica stood up for what was right and im glad they did it. just like anyone else that holds a copyright or patent on something, its there to protect you, and when people bypass that and download illegally, something needs to be done.
Also, about a week after DM came out, i googled "Death magnetic CD" and the first link was a download to the whole CD.
If you dont like DM, dont buy it. Metallica Rocks, Pirating is wrong, and You suck.

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