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    Good computer/gaming chair

    I have the 'old school' AK Octane that I got almost a decade ago (might be over a decade now actually). Love love love that chair.
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    Netflix Launches A Simple Speed Test

    Fast gave me 140 Mbps Speedtest 40 Mbps I pay for 40 (CenturyLink Fiber), so that's an odd one for sure.
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    Facebook Bug Allowed Attackers to Take Over Accounts on Other Sites

    Seemed to happen to me quite awhile ago. Didn't use my old 1996 yahoo address for facebook and someone made an account using it even though they didn't have my yahoo password. So I just took it back and removed the other address and left it as a fake/blank profile.
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    Is Paying For Antivirus A Waste Of Money?

    Soeaking of, I found a Riva 128 in my office today. Anyone want it? On topic: I use Kaspersky and paid Malwarebytes just to be safe when I have a brain fart and click on something impatiently. I use that combo for the non technical people I know too - maybe for me it's more of a 'I want to know...
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    Windows Turns 30 Today

    Why can't I fdisk a partition larger than 32MB? I need DOS 4.0+? Crap!
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    Windows Turns 30 Today

    Same. Except I used a TRS-80 Model 4 until 1990.
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    Pennsylvania Proposes $50M Fine Against Uber

    Also worth noting that PA is planning to raise the gas tax again this/next year along with with the sales tax from 6% to 7.5% (7 to 8.5% in Allegheny county/Pittsburgh since politicians there are money hungry f-sticks). So glad I left.
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    Pennsylvania Proposes $50M Fine Against Uber

    Highest gas taxes in the country: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_taxes_in_the_United_States PA is #1
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    Fallout 4

    Thanks. Can't wait until I get to that one. Hilarious stuff.
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    Apartment-Dwellers Shop Online More

    We have probably about 200 units on 5 floors in my building and all packages are taken in a back room in the leasing office. It's an absolute madhouse. They obviously didn't design the building to have close to a hundred packages a day. People have ordered huge furniture and it has sat there for...
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    Pittsburgh Mayor: Verizon Broke Agreement To Provide FiOS To Entire City

    Correct, it was right about the time GF was started (2004, 2005ish I believe). I think I was one of the first FIOS ones because we were on DSL and 18k+ feet from the office so we could only get 860kbit max down when it worked at all.
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    Pittsburgh Mayor: Verizon Broke Agreement To Provide FiOS To Entire City

    Considering Pennsylvania gave $2.1 Billion to Verizon to wire the whole state and they did about 5% said, "Whoops, ran out of money..." and stopped. Good reason to be mad...
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    Official Hard|Gaming Servers

    Okay, NUC is installed. Should be up 24/7 now.
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    Official Hard|Gaming Servers

    I have a Minecraft 1.8.7 Vanilla server at malingowski.net:25565. It's not on 24/7 right now but will be soon. I bought an Intel NUC that I'll copy it to and run it from there.
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    Prime Day is Coming 7/15/2015

    I got to it at 3 seconds in and was in the wait list. I got to the add to your cart and it's "checking deal status" for the past half hour.
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    Pouring Molten Metals Into Water

    C = Communist Temperature Unit. I lol'd.
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    Man Pre-Orders Fallout 4 With 2,300 Bottle Caps

    Maybe they can throw him in as a character in one of the DLCs too while they're at it.
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    1980s Computer Controls Heat And AC For 19 Schools

    http://tnc-x.com/TNCPi.htm DONE. It just uses the AX25 stack in Linux. Just needs the code for the system ported over.
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    Drop Out of College Thrive in Tech

    This is my case. Ironically the last two companies I've worked for that didn't require me to have a degrees are Universities.
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    LEGO Appears To Be Building A 'Minecraft' Competitor

    Well that revealed I'm sorely out of the loop on toys.
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    LEGO Appears To Be Building A 'Minecraft' Competitor

    If Lego was smart, they'd team up with Minecraft and make Minecraft Legos.
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    Do You Have a Case on Your Smartphone?

    Amen. No cases on my old Lumia 920 or current 930.
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    City Won’t Show Results Of Comcast Customer Survey To Anyone Except Comcast

    I'm sure the law is on our side for that. Too bad they don't follow laws in Philly.
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    Put USB Ports On Your Wall Without Wiring

    Because BPL and other power line networking methods generally create a LOT of RF noise and thus is tightly regulated by the FCC (in the USA at least). Ask any amateur radio operator what they think of power line based networking. You might want to wear body armor.
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    PayPal To Pay $7.7M Fine Over US Sanctions

    Report: PayPal pays fine using PayPal so they can keep 10% of the money.
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    License Plate Scans Show Where You've Been

    The best part about the ID cards argument is that the people who want government ID cards are generally the same ones who say that they shouldn't need ID to vote. Okay - that's fine if you want that, but who decides what is right and wrong? For example, if someone in the government suddenly...
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    License Plate Scans Show Where You've Been

    I'll be the first to say that I don't think CreepyUncleGoogle is a bad guy. I just don't agree with him most (not all) of the time. I just wish he'd understand that there's a lot more corruption, ignorance, and evil in our government than he sees.
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    License Plate Scans Show Where You've Been

    Nazi Germany required everyone to get identify the Jewish population so they could annihilate them. Please read about the "Final Solution". Once the government has an easy to access database, there isn't a lot stopping Congress, Senate, and whoever the President is at the time to pass a law...
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    License Plate Scans Show Where You've Been

    I think the issue is that you are suggesting things that Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbles suggested were solutions for making Germany a world power in 1933-1945. Which means you are promoting Nazi ideas. I don't think you understand how millions of innocent (by today's standards) people died...
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    Canadian Spy Agency Tracks Millions Of Downloads Daily

    Not watching hockey? Terrorist.
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    Study: Smarter People Use iPhones

    Exactly. I still have my 920 (waiting for AT&T to get a 930/Icon class phone), and in the IT department here, it's pretty equal between iPhone/Android/Windows Phone. I was amazed how many people had Windows Phones really. And the camera, even on the 920, is far better than any other I've seen...
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    Americans Want America to Run On Solar and Wind

    Off topic: Univ of Denver is looking for a Linux guy right now. They have similar kick ass benefits to where I am now (Univ of Pittsburgh). I just figure it's a step back since I've been a Windows and VMware guy my whole career. While I can do most of the Linux stuff they'd need, I'm not moving...
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    Americans Want America to Run On Solar and Wind

    Might be the best thing about wanting to move to Colorado - I'm 33 and not a pot smoker with 10 years of sysadmin experience. There's hundreds of open IT jobs out there because they require you to stay off the ganja.
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    Theater Calls Cops On Kids With iPhones Over Piracy Concerns

    Completely agree - but the middle of the highway is not an acceptable place to protest.
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    Obsolete Technologies That Will Baffle Modern Children

    Mehhhh. My launch GameBoy in 1989 came with ear buds. I agree with them being ultra uncomfortable though. Especially for being a 2nd grader at the time.
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    Man Fired For Posting Pictures Of DHS Vans To Facebook

    Sure why not? Image is everything. Ask Apple.
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    Man Fired For Posting Pictures Of DHS Vans To Facebook

    Eh, but he got his intended effect. I'll think twice about staying at a Drury Inn now if they treat their employees like that. Not saying other chains don't treat their employees like crap, but calling someone a terrorist for taking pictures that anyone staying there could take (Drury has...
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    Microsoft Patches 19-Year-Old Windows Bug

    We think it borked one of our web portals in dev that we tested this morning. We're restoring to try it a second time.
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    Google Finds Vulnerability In SSL Encryption

    I laughed when I went to pay a credit card bill and couldn't load the payment page. Security win.
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