Tue 09 December 2014

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Tags rape sexual violence

As as society

We're not interested, "as a society", in teaching virtue, but instead we're teaching suffrage. The most important people in our society are the wrong-doers. It is sold to us as our place of struggle. We revere any "satan" which crosses our path. The deranged, the drugged, the violent, any pathology will serve. We are not taught to be good people, we are taught that "Gun Violence", and Rape are issues which society must "come together to defeat". Many do not want us to hear that small, private, independent acts, of good will, good behavior, self-restraint and honesty will change the Nation. So, they commit small, private, independent, acts, of hubris, of malice, and of deceit in the name of fixing society.

In the end, we're ignoring "small insignificant crimes" in the name of fixing the large problems which are all built of the same.

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Wed 16 April 2014

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Marijuana Damages Your Brain

The Mary Study shows us alterations in the brain from marijuana. I have seen similar studies on fat, sugar, salt, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. We have discovered that Tylenol affects the brain. Ibuprofen can cause EXTREME damage, including permanent brain damage. Over-the-counter antacids and emergency contraceptives ...

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Wed 22 January 2014

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Dear Governor

Dear Governor Kitzhaber,

I know that you are focussed on internal issues. Most of what you publicly state has little to do with national politics. Under your tenure and on your watch, the Federal Government has run fast and loose on a drunken power grab. The Governors - Chief ...

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Wed 01 May 2013

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Tags Personal

there are challenges

My firewall has a hardware failure. My phone has a hardware failure. My oven has a hardware failure (the computer). My wife's phone has a hardware failure (the screen and battery).

This weird run of failures started intensely two weeks ago when a customer had a ...

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Thu 25 April 2013

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Tags Cool

Are you having fun?

I watched a Feynman video where he highlighted "The Importance of Playing". He spoke of running into some problems with calculations and eventually he found himself sitting a cafeteria hardly feeling like himself. During his meal, someone threw some sort of frisbee or a lid or ...

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Wed 24 April 2013

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Tags Cool

who am I and what do I do?

I am Joshua Schmidlkofer. I have predominately lived in the North-Western United States. I have made myself at home in Oregon, Idaho and California. I have traveled to many of the Central and Western US States, as well as international travel to ...

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Thu 11 April 2013

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Tags Opinions

I Quit Reddit

I started to create a post about why I finally quit Reddit. Now, it's just an opinion piece with no examples or facts. I never used many factors of community, I just clicked the funny pictures. I applied myself to a few short arguments, but most ...

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Thu 26 May 2011

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Dear Governor Kitzhaber,

Please take a stand against the ongoing deterioration of our constitutionally guaranteed Liberties. We need to defeat the Patriot Act, additional Executive War Powers and the Federal moves to undermine our rights. These rights are not negotiable. The greatest minds of history were heard from in the ...

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Thu 26 May 2011

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Dear ,

Please stand against the Patriot Act, let it expire. Please stand against granting new/additional or ongoing war powers to the Executive Branch of Government. Some of the foundations for our Bill of Rights are already being breached by the TSA. We are losing our liberty for nothing.

This ...

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Sun 13 March 2011

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The legal doctrine of Corporate Personhood is a dangerous one. If I "threaten" the "Corporate Person" of Microsoft, am I a criminal? Is this constitutionally protected free speech? I certainly hope so.

Microsoft, how I hate thee.

You make my life a misery.

I pine and toil with your crap ...

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Tue 28 September 2010

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Tags Lamer Moments

WTF Am I Saying

We're obsessed with the Presidency and we've let the core of our Republic, the Legislative Branch, go to the dogs. They squabble and bicker like children, they lack critical thinking skills and they're winning because they have a haircut, a nice suit, and ...

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Mon 16 November 2009

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Tags Lamer Moments Retarded

I thought that the first season of "Legend of the Seeker" was bad. But, the second season is worse. The writers don't know anything about the characters, and they haven't really read the books. Terry Goodkind put some effort and thought into constructing a realistic world. The show ...

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Wed 10 September 2008

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The Internets are full of rumors tonight. Every day the bloggers pick up and respond to useless point of interest about each campaign. The two most ridiculous I have seen thus far are here:

Obama

"you can put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig"

I don't ...

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Mon 02 June 2008

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Tags Obvious Retarded

You have to give Microsoft credit. They were 66% correct. That's about 150% better than normal. Seriously. Todays fun is imported from the land of broken-wmi-crap.

the bug

After the super-exciting side affect of an asshat package manager, a Microsoft standard-issue-busted-software problem has cropped up:

Event Type: Error
Event ...
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Mon 19 May 2008

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Tags Geek

Most people think that bash.org is just a collection of useless quotes. IRC is a seething underbelly of stupidity and intellectual mayhem. However, it appears that that the vacant stares actually assist in the discovery of blinding insights.

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Thu 01 May 2008

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Tags Geek Lamer Moments Obvious Retarded Secret Messages

Why is it that normal people don't run more successful projects? See this ticket regarding Paludis. Paludis is a C++ replacement for Portage. Portage is a squirrels nest and even though the ebuild system is pretty nice, portage itself is pretty lame.

Disclosure

In the interest of fairness, I ...

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Wed 12 March 2008

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Of all the responses to Zed's seminal work about Ghettos, I think that Obie has the only one worth reading. Reader Beware: Obie's article is well intentioned, but misguided. He provided a valuable axis of opinion for me.

I thought Zed's orginial post was difficult to read ...

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Sun 09 March 2008

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Tags Lamer Moments Obvious

I was literally looking for a "change-log" type document describing the differences between Java 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6. This was what I found.

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Fri 11 January 2008

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Tags Lamer Moments Obvious

The only people on the planet interested (consciously) in worshiping and serving lower forms of life are PETA wackos. However, the folks at Verizon want you to know something: When you call them, you are on equal footing with machines. Call with any problem: New service, old service, complaint, billing ...

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Tue 30 October 2007

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Tags Lamer Moments Retarded Secret Messages Security

Listening is a diminishing skill in todays world. People are bombarded by ads and messages with such intensity that we develop our own ability to not hear. Dr Strangeloves 'CRM-114' discriminator is a picture of people in the modern world. The nasty side effects come mostly in interpersonal ways. We ...

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Tue 30 October 2007

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Tags Cool Geek

Cliff Wells asks a question that plagues most of us - sooner or later. What does it mean to be Enterprise Ready?

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Wed 17 October 2007

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Tags Lamer Moments

Microsoft, it seems, is a little lost. We have the brand-new much-advertised PowerShell - covered previously by me. At least, the first bad (e.g. name) part of it has. But why, oh the humanity, WHY doesn't the window have an easy cut'n'paste feature?

The tired and weak ...

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Wed 17 October 2007

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Tags Lamer Moments

Microsoft is rife with people who pick terrible names. Let's look at some hits:

Note: There are lots of articles like this, but my is mine and it's special, damnit.

  • Power Shell

    (or as I call it: the straw that broke the camel's back). Now everyone knows ...

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Sat 27 January 2007

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Tags Lamer Moments

Truly malicious people are not all that common. In the real world Hanlon's Razor holds very true indeed. In some of my more recent business dealings, I have come away demonized and to some degree, demonizing. However, in light of that most excellent piece of thought I have realized ...

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Thu 18 January 2007

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Tags Lamer Moments Retarded

Show up to work on Wednesday, say December 7th, for instance. Notice that everything in the office is gone. What do you think next?

  • a. Gee, I think that we were robbed. (Wait, the two expensive client-computers are still here).
    1. Gee, I think that the powers that be are firing ...
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Tue 28 November 2006

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Tags Lamer Moments

I've had a lamer moment. To all the people who noticed, I am deeply sorry that I nuked your comments =(. It was after a spammer got crazy with the feedback. I promise to never do it again.

Sincerely,

Joshua Schmidlkofer

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Tue 14 November 2006

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Tags Lamer Moments

I have been working on an article, which was accidentally published for about 8 hours, which is a bitter recount of my views on OpenLDAP.

IMNHSO OpenLDAP has been a tool fraught with complexity, needless overhead, and inhuman design problems. Replication is terrible to setup. The whole SSL thing is ...

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Thu 22 December 2005

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Tags Lamer Moments Retarded

The Ruby on Rails community seems like street preachers these days.

Talk to real-world programmers who run businesses and you are likely to come across strong sentiments about 'over-engineering'. These feeling will run deep and often are driven by a personal whimsy. It does not reduce their validity, it merely ...

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