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Forum: Foo
03-30-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,154
Posted By nilrim1980

Conficker worm on April 1st

Times will be interesting for Windows users in a couple days. Stuff like this makes me glad there are operating systems and hardware companies (such as Apple) that the designers have factored...
Forum: Foo
10-26-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By nilrim1980

Go for the college degree, man. Employers have...

Go for the college degree, man. Employers have bosses which need to justify hiring people. Degrees are easy for a boss to show to his higher ups, as opposed to "wow, he has great experience" talk...
Forum: Foo
08-19-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By nilrim1980

How secure is Linux?

I keep encountering people talking about Linux, and how secure it is from both getting viruses/Trojan horses/bombs as well as remote attacks. I can't get a straight answer on how secure it is...
07-31-08, 12:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,965
Posted By nilrim1980

Those put those bikes with 36" wheels to shame...

Those put those bikes with 36" wheels to shame with the ads that they can go over anything.
Forum: Foo
07-31-08, 12:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 972
Posted By nilrim1980

I probably would recommend the opposite advice. ...

I probably would recommend the opposite advice. Everyone I've seen who went pre law, polit sci, or business administration, then went into law school and passed the bar is doing extremely well...
Forum: Foo
07-03-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By nilrim1980

One of America's best kept secrets: EVERY...

One of America's best kept secrets: EVERY American who has an IQ above single digits wants to move to Canada. Here are some examples why:

Paramedics in America are trained to find a person's...
06-21-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,982
Posted By nilrim1980

After one of my previous girlfriends had a...

After one of my previous girlfriends had a homeless person try to reach into her car to grab her car keys, and an attempted assault on my person by another who demanded cash, then tried to sock me in...
Forum: Foo
03-23-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,885
Posted By nilrim1980

Are Macs really 100% secure?

When I encounter people who use Macs, I usually hear that one advantage of them is that they are far more secure than Windows or Linux. I decided to do some home and went looking for security issues...
Forum: Foo
01-10-08, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By nilrim1980

Thanks for the answers. A number of people I...

Thanks for the answers. A number of people I know say that 8 gigs are minimum, 16 is best, and to run the 64 bit version so the machine can access the whole RAM range.

I am not sure what version...
Forum: Foo
01-10-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By nilrim1980

Dumb Laptop + Vista question

By chance, does anyone know on a laptop if 4 gigs of RAM will run Vista decently? I hate to ask, but these are one of those questions that you get a different answer from different people. I assume...
Forum: Foo
09-07-07, 06:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,371
Posted By nilrim1980

What is Linux?

I see people talk about Linux all the time on Foo, and even though I don't post often, it got me wondering why people like it so much.

From what people tell me, using auto analogies to compare...
Forum: Foo
08-03-07, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 733
Posted By nilrim1980

Where I live, it seems that its sort of the...

Where I live, it seems that its sort of the opposite. The CS major enrollment at a couple local universities here seems to be at a low point, because people seem to think (like I do) that it appears...
Forum: Foo
08-03-07, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 733
Posted By nilrim1980

From what I know, the offshoring is definitely...

From what I know, the offshoring is definitely still an issue. Its a lot more cost effective for a company to outsource a project or a codebase to an offshore code farm, than deal with the HR costs...
Forum: Foo
08-03-07, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 733
Posted By nilrim1980

Is a CS degree worth it?

An acquaintance of mine is finishing up a computer science degree at a local university. This got me wondering, is there ANY use for this degree in the US?

Call me blind or cynical, but I see one...
Forum: Foo
06-18-07, 01:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By nilrim1980

When you can't find a stadium chair...

http://www.thegunzone.com/images/12guage-seat.jpg
Forum: Foo
05-20-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,620
Posted By nilrim1980

My two cents: If its a crowded parking lot,...

My two cents:

If its a crowded parking lot, and someone is taking up two places near the entrance, is just pure selfishness.

However, there are reasons that people may take up two spaces. For...
Forum: Foo
04-16-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,217
Posted By nilrim1980

VA Tech shooting

Hope people are OK out there... 22 dead, 28 injured. :(
Forum: Recumbent
03-14-07, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By nilrim1980

Ouch... is $5000 the entry level for 'bents?

Was shopping for a recumbent here in this part of Texas, and the cheapest one was new was easily $5000 (forgot what brand, but it was a SWB one, with the frame and boom made from CF), plus sales tax....
10-30-06, 05:18 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,558
Posted By nilrim1980

CM is well-intentioned, as a way to get...

CM is well-intentioned, as a way to get bicyclists noticed. However it get attention the same way spitting in people GF/BF's face gets attention -- attention that is not good. However is the...
10-05-06, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By nilrim1980

Any changes with new tires?

To loosen up the tire bead, I put new tires in the microwave for about ten seconds. However, it seems the tires I've recently bought start leaking soon after I put them on. Has anything changed...
10-04-06, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By nilrim1980

The differences in locks

Yes, I am a newbie. I'm sorry. However, what does a $100 Kryptonite NY Lock provide that a $10 Bell U-lock from Wal Mart not? Both are made out of hardened steel.
10-03-06, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,365
Posted By nilrim1980

I am new to these forums, but I don't understand...

I am new to these forums, but I don't understand the concept of locking skewers. What prevents someone with a Dremel tool from slotting the nut, then sticking in a screwdriver and unscrewing it?
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