Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Score: 1)

by in Cisco re-organization means 6000 to be fired on 2014-08-20 01:12 (#3ZG)

"Fire one-million. You heard me. One million!"

Re: Simple (Score: 1)

by in Monday poll: what's your next purchase? on 2014-08-02 02:34 (#2RQ)

Well, I'm getting one of these:
since I can't afford one of these:
So, I was wondering if you have any spare Plutonium lying around? The Libyans of late have been quite unreliable....

Re: A bit of a mixup (Score: 2, Informative)

by in Xbox Entertainment Studios cut in Nadella's Re-org on 2014-07-18 22:23 (#2JN)

I didn't use his name in the original title or my summery, I cheaped out with Microsoft announced: followed by the blockquote.

Re: A bit of a mixup (Score: 1)

by in Xbox Entertainment Studios cut in Nadella's Re-org on 2014-07-18 22:15 (#2JM)

A poor attempt to connect the poorly designed console with the shuttering of what was supposed to be a major outlet of content. If the console was as good as it should of been, perhaps the studio would actually have something to do with it.
Ok, all honesty, one too many beers that night.

Re: Not sure what I did wrong... (Score: 1)

by in Is the Guardian spreading FUD? on 2014-07-18 06:55 (#2J5)

er, second link.
let's see...1..2...3....brain has now suffered a BSOD.

Not sure what I did wrong... (Score: 1)

by in Is the Guardian spreading FUD? on 2014-07-18 06:53 (#2J4)

But I screwed the pooch on that first link.....;P

Might be interested in doing some editing. (Score: 4, Informative)

by in Pipedot: let's make this site fly on 2014-07-12 22:54 (#2FW)

I am currently on disability for a back injury.
Time is something I have plenty of.

My interests range from science, gaming, automotive and computers. However I am not a LINUX user nor am I trained as a professional writer by any stretch of the imagination. I would love to contribute, and I do learn rapidly.

You could look at the one article I submitted on KSP (if you look at the original submission at least) to see where my writing style is weak.

(Don't fret, I certainly would not be butthurt if you say no, I know my single qualification is "I gots me lots O' time on me han's!)

Alrighty then... (Score: 1)

by in WYSIWYG Editor on 2014-05-15 23:45 (#1N2)

Nifty. And so simple,
Even I can use it......:)
  1. And I am not in IT
  2. I am a truck driver.
  3. This is cool.

Re: A litle confused about the info here (Score: 1)

by in Kerbal Space Program on 2014-04-16 11:34 (#137)

Hehehehe, I managed to put that much time into it due to a back injury that has had me grounded for a little over a year now. I don't watch very much television.

I built a space station, mainly to practice orbital rendezvous, in preparation for launching an orbital built 'grand tour' ship.

The main propulsion and living quarters (acting as a makeshift station) are in orbit, but I need more testing on my atmospheric lander,(designed to be used on airless worlds afterward as it drops it heat shielding) and need to build a satellite (the ship carries four, so I'll just duplicate it).

Using LLL, NP, FAR, DR, TAC, KAS, Spherical tanks, and visual enhancements...
Hope you get notified of this reply as well, I just came back to lift the XKCD link above to the ADD panel.

Re: For me it would be the (Score: 1)

by in Pet peevs of website design on 2014-04-04 02:56 (#Z8)

It would be perfect if the little Firefox left a brown streak when you rubbed its ass back and forth over the screen.
It would be such an apropos statement.....

Re: Fuck Pipedot Beta (Score: 1)

by in Pet peevs of website design on 2014-04-04 02:48 (#Z7)

Yeah, quite a shock when the page refreshed and OH MY GOD MY EYES!

The doctor says I should regain full vision by sometime next week......

Oh, how wonderful.... (Score: 1)

by in DRAM manufacturers settle in price fixing class action suite on 2014-04-04 02:32 (#Z6)

I don't have any of the computers from that era. Nor proof of purchase(ten years from now I could probably use my Newegg account...did they even exist 12 years ago?)
The companies must know that few people keep records beyond 10 years. This is all symbolic, will help no one (exception possibly a few receipt hoarders and businesses).

I still have ONE computer from that era....well, the CASE anyway. everything else has been replaced multiple times. And it's sitting in the closet for at least the last 5 years since I built a new one.

Instead they ought to be forced to drop prices for 12 years. Else wise this move is meaningless to the vast majority.

Re: A litle confused about the info here (Score: 1)

by in Kerbal Space Program on 2014-04-04 01:38 (#Z5)

Absolutely, without trying to sound fanboi-ish (?) I bought it 16 months ago for $17.00, version 0.18, after playing the 0.13 demo for OVER 100 HOURS! I have 816 hours as of today. Only the Civ, TW, several racing series and 'in real life' Chess (King of Games), and some of them I played for many years before Steam could remind you of how much spare time you apparently actually have. Steams hour tracking is to some an accomplishment, to me it's a condemnation.

The current demo limits you to 25 parts and I think is either version 0.18 or 0.19. It's come a long way since then!

Link to the Demo/purchase page. (No popups, self playing videos, redirects, tiresome political posturing or ads as far as I know, adblock on. So enjoy a stroll to a website without malware, in your face ads or other bullshit.

How is it spell check doesn't recognize the word malware? It's certainly common enough. It wants to change it to Waldemar. WTF?

Re: A litle confused about the info here (Score: 3, Informative)

by in Kerbal Space Program on 2014-04-03 04:45 (#YN)

No, Kerbal Space Program is a fictional video game made by Mexican marketing company Squad. It utilizes real world physics and is quite popular amongst the JPL workers and others affiliated with NASA.
NASA contacted squad with the idea of sponsoring a package simulating current aspirations within NASA.
Squad of course jumped on the idea as it provided a lot of advertising and exposure for the fledgling game company.
They ran a 24 hr marathon leading up to the release of the NASA patch, and then found a bug severe enough to not launch it at that time. (it was launched a few days later on April 1)

But no, NASA has no connection to KSP other than lending some technical expertise and an official NASA flag within the game. (As a side note, the ARM mission is amongst the most difficult things I have done in this game. Truly amazing for an alpha state game.)

Re: A litle confused about the info here (Score: 1)

by in Kerbal Space Program on 2014-04-02 17:28 (#YH)

No worries, I had never submitted a story before. I'm sure that my sparse writing style left much to be desired.

I don't mind the editing....but.... (Score: 5, Informative)

by in Kerbal Space Program on 2014-04-02 13:15 (#Y9)

....this is not accurate:

"But shortly after hyping the release of KSP"

The hype was over the NASA affiliated ARM patch. KSP is likely 2 years away (or more) from official release.
The edited version is much more readable than my original drivel. But the P.R. blunder was about the ARM patch, not the general release.
Just clarifying.

Pslytely Psycho...

Pacific NW...Washington State (U.S.) (Score: 1)

by in Spring is here! But this winter was... on 2014-03-26 17:43 (#TY)

Here today we have rain, high 55F low 38F.
Very mild winter with only a couple of feet of snow spread out over the winter with the majority about 3 weeks ago.
We average low to mid 30's here in the winter and I think the coldest this year in Spokane (Eastern Washington) was around 16F.

Mild winter for us. (a few years ago we did get 73" of snow and a few years before that ice storms with temps in the negative 20's, but those are generally once every 10-20 years)

Re: better service versus privacy (Score: 1)

by in Airlines using wearables to get more personal on 2014-03-22 19:40 (#RK)

Oh, and by the way, out of do you feel about being offered up to 'Fuck Beta' with a bottle of scotch poured over your head?


Sorry, couldn't resist....:)

Re: better service versus privacy (Score: 1)

by in Airlines using wearables to get more personal on 2014-03-22 19:29 (#RJ)

Interesting conversation gentlemen. (or ladies or amalgamation or automaton as fits) If I may throw my one and a quarter cents in here, (devaluation you know...) I would interject the following query:

" if everything gets connected, interlinked, and so on is if people and society start to lose the diversity of culture, opinion, language, etc. that makes us more interesting to each other because we have been isolated from one another, in part. "

Do you feel this would be a temporary thing, as in as we become more homogenous, and diversity decreases to the point that we as a society would lose interest in cultural differences. Resulting in a 'blending' of cultures (example: Firefly/Blade Runner/The Fifth Element and the multicultural but non separated, East/West mix) or will it result in more interest and 'containerization' of different subsets of culture to preserve the diversity? Perhaps a bit of both?

Or, am I making no sense at all...a very real possibility.

Re: Deeper problem (Score: 2, Funny)

by in How Not to Write an API on 2014-03-10 20:56 (#DD)

Naw, even if you get it wrong it lets you continue to register.
(signed: Doesn't double check his answers....)

Wireless keyboard and TRACKBALL... (Score: 2, Funny)

by in Best HTPC setup? on 2014-02-28 07:33 (#7Y)

I got used to a logitech thumball years ago, I find mice difficult to use...not to mention my cat keeps eating them....