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Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes For Maps App, Recommends Alternatives

101010_or_0x2A Beginning with the icon (451 comments)

Is anyone else bothered by the fact that the Apple Maps icon itself seems to show a route involving driving off an overpass!

about 2 years ago

Facebook Says That Google+ Has No Users

101010_or_0x2A Maybe at some point editors will read articles (360 comments)

He said Google+ *GAMES* have tiny market share compared to Facebook ones, and their taking only 5% from developers compares with 30% for Facebook may be either the cause or the effect of this. Not Google+ as a social platform. The headline makes him sound like a retard, and the editors as illiterate.

more than 3 years ago

Copycat "hiPhone 5" Surfaces In China

101010_or_0x2A Re:US dollars? (227 comments)

I was going to mark this Funny, when you said "real currency" and US dollars in the same context. The yuan *is* the real currency, get used to it.

more than 3 years ago

Former Nokia Engineers Fueling Finnish Startups

101010_or_0x2A Finnish startups? (63 comments)

Is that a shutdown?

more than 3 years ago

Linguists Out Men Impersonating Women On Twitter

101010_or_0x2A Re:Let's hope that 15%... (350 comments)

One of their graphs is labeled "Performance increases with more tweets from target user", showing that at 32 tweets, their accuracy is > 90%. However this is including things like screen name, profile descriptions and full name. Using only tweets they are at 76% even with many tweets, so yeah quality *is* bettwe but not by much. They also say that only 5% of humans performed better than the machine with many tweets.

more than 3 years ago

Wal-Mart Jumps Into Video Streaming

101010_or_0x2A Canada anyone? (150 comments)

Any idea if a similar service will be offered by Walmart Canada? While Netflix in Canada is currently priced at about half of the US price ($7.99 pm), the spectrum of movies and shows is pretty pathetic. I'd happily shell out $16 pm for what you guys in the U.S get. Of course I still subscribe in-spite of the crappy selection, since the documentaries are alright, and $8 pm = a few coffees!

more than 3 years ago

Former Google CIO Suggests 'Do Dumb Things'

101010_or_0x2A Misleading summary (202 comments)

Does anyone here even read the summary together with the article itself and see if it makes sense? He did *not* say "do dumb things". That statement implies that you know its a dumb thing to do and it will not work, yet you do it anyway. In this case you *are* dumb and should be fired. He said "don't be afraid to do dumb things", which has a totally different meaning. It means that you should try approaches that may be non-obvious, but at least you are attempting to solve whatever the problem at hand is in an ingenious way. Sometimes it does not work and you look foolish, but you often get innovative solutions to tough problems.

more than 3 years ago

Terror Attack On Norwegian Government

101010_or_0x2A And this is on /. why? (401 comments)

While this is definitely news that matters, I thought this was stuff for nerds. Are we reporting news in general?

more than 3 years ago

Inside Las Vegas' Biggest Data Centre

101010_or_0x2A about empowerment (106 comments)

"the security force is apparently empowered to requisition fuel wherever it finds it in the city.". I guess this is the same empowerment that allows the *government* to requisition fuel from wherever it finds it in any country...

more than 3 years ago

The Science of Password Selection

101010_or_0x2A Whats the inspiration..? (340 comments)

What's the inspiration for choosing short, simple passwords? They are short and simple, so you don't forget them. Similar reason to using the same password for a variety of different purposes. For bank accounts, use the strongest possible password, and don't write it on a sticky note. For Facebook, use "asdf1234" and don't put *any* important information on there.

more than 3 years ago

New Apple Multi-Touch Patent Is Too Broad

101010_or_0x2A Fact first, opinion later (310 comments)

The title should be fact, the submitters totally worthless opinion should come later. "Apple's patent is too broad" implies that the patent was *not* granted because it was too broad. The title should have been "Apple granted multitouch patent" or some such, the opinions are pointless in the title. FYI /. editors.

more than 3 years ago

Eric Schmidt Out, Larry Page In As Google CEO

101010_or_0x2A Actually no, he didn't (185 comments)

He said that *his* adult supervision was not required, referring to the common view that he was the "adult supervision" for the 2 kids. Not the other way round

more than 3 years ago

WordPress Creator GPL Says WP Template Must Be GPL'd

101010_or_0x2A Wrong title (571 comments)

GPL is NOT the creator of WordPress!

more than 4 years ago

2 In 3 Misunderstand Gas Mileage; Here's Why

101010_or_0x2A Err..actually its the second one (1042 comments)

If you go from 10 to 20 mpg, youre still less than the 33 mpg lower limit in the second case, so the second option "saves more gas". If the question is "which is a bigger improvement in fuel economy", then the answer is the first one.

more than 4 years ago

Half-Male, Half-Female Fowl Explain Birds' Sex Determination

101010_or_0x2A Badly formed title (117 comments)

Did anyone else wonder how " Half-Male, Half-Female Fowl" can explain anything to anyone, seeing as they are...fowl?

more than 4 years ago

"Mythical Man-Month" Supposedly Busted By MIT Startup

101010_or_0x2A Subjective myth, cannot be busted (231 comments)

This is such a subjective myth, and is more a general understanding in software development than a rule. Its impossible to "bust" this, the article is ridiculous and the title even more so. Incidentally, today I just busted the "all managers are technically incompetent morons" myth by writing an awesome piece of code...

more than 4 years ago

Gates Foundation Plans To Invest $10B Into Vaccines

101010_or_0x2A Re:Great news (477 comments)

You're an idiot, and theres nothing remotely sensible in your arguments.

more than 4 years ago

NASA’s Contest To Design the Last Shuttle Patch

101010_or_0x2A From the title I though software patch (164 comments)

and they would choose the best entry to upgrade some of the software on board the shuttle..thank god they have better mechanisms in place for that sort of thing

more than 4 years ago

What Does Everyone Use For Task/Project Tracking?

101010_or_0x2A Trac works amazingly well (428 comments)

and works across functional groups as well ( It is mainly geared towards software development efforts, and integrates very well with major version control systems. It also has an integrated bug-tracking system, wiki, and a host of plugins that allow for task-dependencies, project planning, binning tasks into specific milestones, setting time limits on sub-tasks, and in general everything you possibly want to do in a software development environment. In addition, you can create your own plugins, Gantt charts etc if so inclined. You mainly plan and execute projects through "tickets", which could be a task, bug, enhancement, whatever. The meta-data for each ticket can be customized, though the out-of-the-box implementation is pretty useful. And its open-source.

more than 4 years ago



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