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UK Police To Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers On Twitter This Christmas

2starr Re:The Internet doesn't forget as easily (256 comments)

It also means that you're far more likely to be confused with some other "John Doe" who had a DUI when you go for a job interview. I can't imagine they're going to tweet enough information to uniquely identify someone.

about 2 months ago

Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

2starr Re:Temper tantrum (300 comments)

The companies you work with say a lot about your priorities. I think it's fair to send a message to Oculus that a cash grab with a company with completely different models and motivations does not speak well of their priorities.

about 10 months ago

Obamacare Software Glitch Will Limit Penalties Charged To Smokers

2starr Re:A year? (490 comments)

Oh I don't know... Geordi was always able to whip up a holodeck program on a moment's notice in every episode I watched.

/me ducks

about a year and a half ago

FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month

2starr Re:Sounds reasonable to me. (573 comments)

There's a big difference between sporadically using high amounts of data and continually using high amounts of data.

about a year and a half ago

When Your Data Absolutely, Positively has to be Destroyed (Video)

2starr Thermite (295 comments)

No, no, no. When it absolutely has to be destroyed, you use thermite.

about 2 years ago

In Wake of Poor Reviews, Amazon Yanks SimCity Download

2starr Re:Not sure... (511 comments)

The problem will be if they simply see the failure as not having enough server infrastructure to handle the load as opposed to seeing the whole online DRM model as being a bad idea.

about 2 years ago

FCC To Allow Cable Companies To Encrypt Over-the-Air Channels

2starr Re:I'll take a third option... (376 comments)

Works even better because the "OTA" basic Comcast isn't HD.

You need a CableCard, but you can get OTA channels in HD with basic Comcast service... although my understanding is there may be differences in some regions.

more than 2 years ago

Google Docs Ditching Old Microsoft Export Formats On Oct. 1

2starr Re:One of the nice things about open source (199 comments)

That is so not true. Gnome? Also, I challenge that never removing features is a good thing. One man's feature is another man's cruft.

more than 2 years ago

Tesla Reveals Charging Station Sites In 3 US States

2starr Re:Had to be said (332 comments)

Don't bother. Some people will just keep screaming that electric will never work.

Don't confuse electric with batteries. I love the idea of electric, but I don't think (current, at least) batteries are the way to get there. IMO, history will show more negatives than positives with battery-powered cars.

more than 2 years ago

The Long Death of Fat Clients

2starr Re:Yuck! (277 comments)

Yes, exactly. That article is just a load of utter BS. For "exhibit A" I give you an article from half an hour earlier. Think clients are extremely hot right now in mobile apps! Use the right tool for the job. Sometimes that's a thin client, sometimes it's thick. Stop trying to tell me that one or the other is dead. Neither will be anytime soon.

more than 2 years ago

Intel Releases Sandy Bridge-based Xeon E5 Series

2starr Where's the "Funny/Insightful" mod love? (96 comments)

Oh, come on. Why mod this down? This is comically pointing out the biggest problem with Mac Pros: the absolutely ridiculous price tag. When you can build a Hackintosh with twice the power for less than half the starting price of the Mac Pro line, there's something very wrong.

My Mac Pro wish is for a line refresh with a major price cut.

more than 2 years ago

Glen Beck Warns Viewers Not To Use Google

2starr Crazy isn't new (1276 comments)

There are also people that still believe the earth is flat and we're not talking about them. The earth has crazies... why care what they say? Ignore him and he will go away.

more than 3 years ago

Oracle To Invest In Sun Hardware, Cut Sun Staff

2starr GCJ? (135 comments)

GCJ really fulfills an entirely different purpose (compilation of Java to native binaries). If you're looking for an open source alternative, you could look at IcedTea, however Java is open source now so you could just use the original.

about 5 years ago

How do you back up your NAS?

2starr Look at CrashPlan (3 comments)

I'd suggest looking at CrashPlan. I started using it over Mozy/Carbonite because it will backup remote drives.

more than 5 years ago

Nielsen Recommends Not Masking Passwords

2starr Re:Two words (849 comments)

I *often* type passwords in with people looking over my shoulder at work. I see their point and maybe it could be a system-wide setting... but it's valuable. One of the biggest problems with doing this is that people use the same passwords so often. So, if one is compromised, many will be... and some may be important.

more than 5 years ago

Apple's WWDC Unveils iPhone 3.0, OpenCL, Laptop Updates, and More

2starr Re:Hardware Encryption (770 comments)

The flash drive. The intention is to avoid someone cracking open your phone and reading the data without having to know your passcode.

more than 5 years ago

Java's new G1 collector not paid-for after all

2starr Lawyers again, IMO (2 comments)

I suspect it was more that no one paid attention to (or didn't feel enough will to fight against) how the lawyers phrased things until the community cried foul. The message from Sun folks was pretty consistent: the intent was to stress that it isn't ready for production.

more than 5 years ago


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