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Re: What kind of (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Microsoft remotely disables leaker’s Xbox One console on 2015-05-16 17:26 (#967B)

Agreed. Not interested in owning anything from that company (OS, system, or games), and they've done bad things themselves, but I'd have to say they are in the right with this move. If you agree to test with the understanding that you can't reveal secrets, then leak, you screwed up. There are consequences, and in this case your system and accounts are hosed.

Re: Something definitely wrong with this article..... (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in ConnochaetOS, a Libre-Slackware-based Distro Resumes Development on 2015-05-07 23:06 (#8KRE)

I stand corrected :)

Re: Something definitely wrong with this article..... (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in ConnochaetOS, a Libre-Slackware-based Distro Resumes Development on 2015-05-03 22:37 (#8AG3)

Just thought about the fact that Slackware uses older/stable software. KDE 3.x definitely did not use systemd. Forgive me :

Re: Something definitely wrong with this article..... (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in ConnochaetOS, a Libre-Slackware-based Distro Resumes Development on 2015-05-03 22:36 (#8AG2)

Hasn't KDE already been sucked in requiring systemd dependency?

Re: Lots of Ubuntu without systemd clones (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Build Your Own Linux Distro on 2015-05-01 19:54 (#87KV)

They are both tainted at this point.

Re: The alternative explanation... (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in World's oldest stone tools are older than modern humans on 2015-04-24 16:46 (#7RDT)

Agreed. We do know we have Neanderthal DNA left over in us today. Maybe we are the "mutts".

Re: Oh well. (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Hybrid invasive super termites menacing Florida on 2015-03-28 17:26 (#5Z3Q)

Chocolate covered perhaps? :)

Re: Oh well. (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Hybrid invasive super termites menacing Florida on 2015-03-27 17:24 (#5XCC)

In a highly monitored, locked, metal / concrete farming facility, yes. :) I would not be opposed to eating them either. However, they sound like they would be quite the pest if accidentally spread across country alive.

Re: "Made from edible materials like plants" (Score: 2, Interesting)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Consumer product containers with non-stick coating coming out this year on 2015-03-27 17:20 (#5XCB)

Ya, I'm not sold on the food application. Is it safe? You know that stuff will leach into your food to some extent. Once you consume enough of it, I bet you have THE WORST laxative issues EVAR!

Science! (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Consumer product containers with non-stick coating coming out this year on 2015-03-27 17:16 (#5XBJ)

Aperture Labs wants their orange goo back, please. :)

A new low... (Score: 2, Interesting)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Mars One is a massive scam on 2015-03-17 19:42 (#54DK)

They look for people ready and willing to die (even if it is for science and furthering the human race), humiliate them, and take their money. Some people should be sent to Mars, but it's not the finalists.

Yay (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in XFCE release 4.12 brings refinement and improvements on 2015-03-03 21:54 (#47QS)

I'm looking forward to trying this out. I'm currently running Xubuntu 14.04, but would like to upgrade when they finally add it to a future release. Looks like Xubuntu 15.04 is using XFCE 4.11.2 :(

Re: Good/bad? (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in The FCC has approved Net Neutrality rules and declared Broadband a Utility on 2015-03-01 16:53 (#42BW)

Nope, not bad as far as I know. If cable companies are pissed off, good. That means we scored a point for the consumer, and took a step to protect ourselves from being unfairly charged for crap service.

Re: Hmmm (Score: 3, Funny)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Apple entering the car business on 2015-02-27 22:22 (#3Z9C)

Yes, and it'll bend in half the thinner they make them.

Re: Raising rates is a big mistake they are making (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in TV Is Dying, Broadband Declining on 2015-02-25 22:52 (#3TVF)

I had Comcast, and they did the same thing. I just cut my cable tv out completely. It wasn't that I couldn't afford it, but that the rates kept creeping up, and I had friends who had better service, more channels, etc, but somehow paid less than I was. Completely ridiculous for me to keep paying what I was, especially since 80% of the channels I had were full of crap that I don't think anyone watches, and to get the channels you want, you are forced into paying for the crap. I started watching Netflix, and all has been well. Comcast can go choke on their own garbage.

Re: Raising rates is a big mistake they are making (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in TV Is Dying, Broadband Declining on 2015-02-25 22:47 (#3TV2)

Yep, bar it is!

Re: Better Laptop Option (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Lenovo apologizes for pre-loaded insecure adware "Superfish" on 2015-02-22 18:28 (#3KPJ)

Upon checking the right support column, it appears you can get other options for more $$$

Re: Better Laptop Option (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Lenovo apologizes for pre-loaded insecure adware "Superfish" on 2015-02-22 18:23 (#3KPH)

I saw that, and it is interesting. But I can't understand why the CD/DVD ROM only drive. What about DVD Dual Layer and Blu-Ray? Is a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray re-writer forbiddingly different somehow? That's a lot for a laptop that can't write DVD's or recognize Blu-Ray.

Re: gparted (Score: 2)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Lenovo apologizes for pre-loaded insecure adware "Superfish" on 2015-02-20 23:44 (#3GMG)

More than acceptable :)

And kudos to Filippo for helping all the users out there that do not have the expertise to reinstall the same OS or install a different OS such as Linux. Although, helping them install and learn Linux would be even nicer than that malware of an OS that shipped with the systems.

Re: Unfortunate timing for the devs (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Mozilla's Flash-killer 'Shumway' appears in Firefox nightlies on 2015-02-20 13:20 (#3FMX)

Re: Unfortunate timing for the devs (Score: 2, Insightful)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Mozilla's Flash-killer 'Shumway' appears in Firefox nightlies on 2015-02-19 13:12 (#3DEX)

If for nothing else other than to let me continue watching Homestar Runner, I welcome our new SWF overloards!!!

Re: The beer bottle sounds more interesting (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Making the case for cardboard bottles, to replace glass on 2015-02-02 18:49 (#2WVY)

I think that lining is used to prevent the acidic beverage from eating through the aluminum can. Let a tooth or something else full of calcium soak in a glass of Coke or Pepsi for 24 hours, and note how much of it is left.

Re: The beer bottle sounds more interesting (Score: 2, Insightful)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Making the case for cardboard bottles, to replace glass on 2015-02-01 12:19 (#2WVP)

Forgive me if I am missing something. But if they used an aluminum bladder in cardboard, why not just skip the cardboard, save trees, and stick with aluminum cans that we already have?

Also, what type of chemical is the cardboard treated with which makes it leak proof? Is the chemical detrimental to human health seeing as we will be ingesting some amount of it with the liquid?

Obnoxious (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Microsoft admits Windows 10 preview has a keylogger on 2015-01-27 23:49 (#2WT2)

They are really trying hard to match the likes of Sony with bundled malware, aren't they? I refuse to use their stuff. Haven't run a Windows box at home in years, and only ran one on the job because it was required of me.

Do you think they'll take the keylogger out of the final release, just disable it by default, or just comment out the code? I'm betting the second option as a backdoor.

Any other ideas? (Score: 2, Funny)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Cell phone battery that fully charges in 2 minutes demonstrated at CES on 2015-01-14 23:41 (#2WQD)

StoreDot—an Israeli technology company
There goes the Pipedot store name ;)

Re: Great idea (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Boeing developing experimental hybrid-electric aircraft on 2015-01-09 00:25 (#2WPA)

I hope it is, but I doubt we will see any drop in ticket prices. Greedy, all of them!

Good! (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Spam Filtering on 2015-01-04 13:18 (#2WNG)

I just received a notification the other day for a post I had made a while ago...Upon checking the message, it was a spam comment. I am very grateful for this added functionality. Thank you.

Re: Not square... (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Blackberry's new Passport is unlike any other on 2014-09-25 12:59 (#2SXH)

To sue over rounded edges is ridiculous. There are either curves or edges with varying degrees between. Apple invented none of them. They existed in math and physics prior to Apple's existence.

Re: Gorgeous (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Gnome 3.14 has been released on 2014-09-25 12:43 (#2SXD)

I've largely started using xfce instead of Gnome or KDE(Plasma or whatever they just renamed it). I think XFCE has what I want, and I've not had any issues with it yet.

Yes (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Favorite Magic Phrase on 2014-09-25 12:35 (#2SXB)

SHAZBOT!

Re: Young'ins (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in First computer system I used on 2014-09-24 11:54 (#2SW2)

These kids and their eyePhones...NOW, GET OFF MY LAWN!!!

Possible sources (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Mysterious Mars Methane: Curiosity Sees No Sign on 2014-09-22 11:36 (#2SRB)

It would be really exciting to find some form of life there, but maybe they just aren't in the right spot.

As far as harvesting methane...We currently keep much livestock, and I hear rant about how cows are killing the ozone. Can't we collect that bovine flatulence somehow? It might be easier and less expensive than getting it from a neighboring planet, and it doesn't seem like most in our society will be excluding beef from our diet anytime soon. Why not get the most out of the cows as possible? I guess PETA would would be like, "THAT'S THEIR GAS, YOU GIVE IT BACK TO THE COWS!!!"

Apple (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in First computer system I used on 2014-09-22 11:28 (#2SRA)

In elementary school we went down to the computer lab once a week for educational games on an Apple IIe, or at least some Apple variant. It was like 2nd or 3rd grade. We learned how to handle and load the games off the 5 1/4 inch disks. Lots of fun :) I can't believe they trusted us with that back then. I bet it was expensive stuff for kids to break.

Re: Electrical (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in DARPA develops tiny implants that treat diseases and depression without medication on 2014-09-17 11:25 (#2SGK)

While the thought of totalitarian society is scary and deplorable, some people who do terrible things compulsively actually realize they are terrible things, don't want to do said things, but can't fight the urge. They may welcome a device which helps them alleviate the desire to commit those acts. IF these things were developed and used without abuse, they might not be so bad.

Re: Funny (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Lots of folks are having a laugh at Apple on 2014-09-15 11:21 (#2SDT)

Yep, I see no need to get a smart phone. And I see even less need to get a smart watch. If it's tethered to the phone to provide any functionality, then why would you need it? Doesn't the phone do that? They were right in calling it digital perfume.

Re: Human trials (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in First trial of induced pluripotent stem cells on a human on 2014-09-15 11:10 (#2SDS)

Right next to Tea, Earl Grey, Hot.

Re: Two for one (Score: 4, Funny)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Take vitamins or no? Controversy supercedes the studies on 2014-09-09 11:27 (#2S6Q)

I think both of these are true. Can we split the difference and call it a big bowl of Flintstones chewables in milk?

Re: Hope it doesn't catch on (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in First Android TVs are out on 2014-09-09 11:22 (#2S6P)

Likewise, I'm down to a Linux box and a Blu-ray player, both of which run Netflix just fine. I set up a Roku for some friends of mine, and they love it. I almost bought one because I found the near unlimited free channels intriguing.

Re: Hope it doesn't catch on (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in First Android TVs are out on 2014-09-08 21:27 (#2S5Z)

I plugged my DESKTOP into my TV via HDMI. I do everything I could ever want on my TV that I did on a PC monitor without restriction of functionality or ability to update software. I will NEVER buy a Smart** TV...EVAR!!!

** Smart TV is not actually smart. It is dumb, lacks security, and software updates are not at your discretion.

Clearly targeted (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in The patent wars rage on: Nvidia sues Qualcomm and Samsung over their patent of 'the gpu' on 2014-09-08 12:05 (#2S58)

It's directed at these two companies simply because they have competing mobile GPUs: Snapdragon(Adreno), and Exynos. I'd never heard of Exynos, but I think the Snapdragon was gaining ground. The first Nexus 7 had Tegra, while the second had Snapdragon.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qualcomm_Snapdragon :
Adreno, the company's proprietary GPU series, integrated into Snapdragon chips (and certain other Qualcomm chips) is Qualcomm's own design, using assets the company acquired from AMD.[5]
Why are they not going up against AMD/ATI? Surely they have infringed on the GPU patent much more since they have been around longer if the allegations are true.

Listing the number of new comments (Score: 3, Informative)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Site Update on 2014-09-08 11:11 (#2S55)

I did not see it mentioned, but noticed new comment numbers are listed next to the total. That's kind of nice. :)

Very nice (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Friday Distro: Kali Linux on 2014-09-05 11:33 (#2S35)

I might not run this on my box constantly, but it's handy as a live distro for pen testing or hacking competitions :)

Re: The walls are down (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in An Interview with "The Potato Salad Man" on 2014-09-04 21:19 (#2S2K)

Or that citizens of the net are willing to jump on anything that sounds crazy or novel just to say they were a part of said wackiness. Or...maybe they just wanted potato salad. I like potato salad :)

Tools (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in When will the era of passwords come to an end? on 2014-09-02 12:04 (#2RZX)

We use keepass.

http://keepass.info/

Re: Not surprising at all, in fact. (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Tablet sales are down; PC sales are up. What the heck? on 2014-09-02 12:01 (#2RZW)

On the contrary, Android has done quite well. A lot of people do buy apple products just because they think it's cool, hip, the best, or that there is no other choice (even though the educated know there are good alternatives). I've been very happy with my Android tablet. It doesn't do everything, but I still find it useful, and it's not an apple product.

The consumer is full (Score: 3, Insightful)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Tablet sales are down; PC sales are up. What the heck? on 2014-09-02 11:26 (#2RZT)

People cried, the tablet is the new PC, and PCs are dead. I said Baloney. The only reason PC sales dipped and tablet sales spiked was because it was the hot new toy, everyone wanted one, and for some stupid reason everyone thought they could do just as much with a tablet as they could a desktop/laptop. And there is a lot you can do with a tablet, but it will not replace the desktop. I am not going to write and edit large documents on any sort of tablet. I will not do most of my gaming on a tablet. I will not administer numerous Linux and Windows boxes/VMs on a tablet. I'm not going to develop or compile code on a tablet. You can make it as powerful as you like, but the interface isn't sufficient, and like many have pointed out above, the battery life would suck, or more accurately, be sucked.

Re: Meta - Articles about the state of pipedot (Score: 1)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-28 11:48 (#2R5E)

Yep, I like Friday Distro! :D

Re: What would it take to get more submitted articles here? (Score: 2, Interesting)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-28 11:45 (#2R5D)

I like astronomy as well :D Maybe people like the article or subject, but they don't feel competent enough to post discussion on it. Maybe an article rating system would be nice, but isn't that how the articles get published to begin with? People thumbs up what they want published from the pipe?

Re: Can they afford this? (Score: 3, Interesting)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in Windows 7 approaches end of life on 2014-08-28 11:33 (#2R5A)

It amazes me how exponentially crazy the size of OSes have grown as well, especially Windows. I realize there is added functionality in each new version (ok, this could be argued :D), and increased resolution in packaged images, but why the many GB in increase? Why the bloat? Linux seems to be outgrowing the CD now with many mainstream distros requiring a DVD (if you don't count minimal CLI installs), but would it kill to focus more on efficiency in software size and even function?

Re: profile settings (Score: 3, Informative)

by nightsky30@pipedot.org in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-27 18:32 (#2QTS)

I see blue and grey bars. The blue bars signify new comments since you last viewed the article.

I don't think I'm color blind. I've been tested before.
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