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Is the Can Worse Than the Soda?

Ahnteis Re:Silly (388 comments)

So no tomatoes, fruit, anything slightly acidic?

about 2 years ago
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Rutgers Student Ravi Convicted of Bias Intimidation and Spying

Ahnteis Re:Damn unfortunate (714 comments)

Ravi faces up to 10 years in prison on most serious bias intimidation convictions, but is likely to receive a lesser sentence

more than 2 years ago
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Linux Foundation Releases Document On UEFI Secure Boot

Ahnteis Re:Let me guess (318 comments)

The way I heard it, the Linux netbooks just weren't selling.

about 2 years ago
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Missouri Law Says Students, Teachers Can't Be Facebook Friends

Ahnteis Re:Sad new paranoid world (415 comments)

> I see everyone is in agreement with this.

Are we reading the same website?

more than 2 years ago
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Zuckerberg Only Eating Animals He Personally Kills

Ahnteis Re:To this, I say, so what? (544 comments)

Some of us think it's "cute" that Zuckerberg has time to personally slaughter his meals, dress the meat, and prepare it. I wish *I* had that kind of free time and disposable income. Of course I probably wouldn't spend it killing my dinner.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Ballmer's Head On the Block?

Ahnteis Re:he's not stuck in the past (410 comments)

The question is usually phrased, "Do you want a PC or a Mac?"

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft: No Tablets Until It's Distinctive

Ahnteis Re:In other words... (203 comments)

One of the guys here recently got a Windows Phone 7. VERY nice. However, I was very annoyed that everything had to be done through Zune software. (Same annoyance with Apple & Itunes BTW.) But it really is a nice phone. I was quite impressed by the interface.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Sugar Toxic?

Ahnteis Re:Curious... (1017 comments)

Nutritionally identical. Doesn't mean they taste the same. (Also doesn't mean that Coke actually bothered to keep the same formula between versions.)

more than 3 years ago
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Advocacy Group For the Blind Slams Google Apps

Ahnteis Re:Too bad (287 comments)

Actually, it's much better economically to have persons with disabilities support themselves through employment than it is to have them supported by taxpayers. It's perfectly legal and ethical to not employ someone whose limitations prevent them from doing the work required. However, it makes no sense to ignore a qualified applicant because of limitations that do not significantly prevent them from doing the work.

more than 3 years ago
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Advocacy Group For the Blind Slams Google Apps

Ahnteis Re:Too bad (287 comments)

Computers & Internet aren't primarily visual.

Now most video games -- (most of) those are visual.

Most websites, however, are information. Take /. for example. It's 90% text that can be viewed, or listened to as it is automatically read. It can even be easily transferred to braille although the equipment is expensive.

Sure -- flash games, animations, or videos are a bit harder -- but that goes with the the territory. But text-based sites like /., reddit, wikipedia, most forums, etc are all quite easy to make accessible for persons with vision impairments (in whatever degree). Generally all you need is a non-ajax version (although there are standards evolving to make ajax work).

Truly, computers and the internet offer an excellent avenue for persons with disabilities to not only be included, but also allow them to make valuable contributions that they might not be able to in a more labor-based society. From a purely economic standpoint, it's much better to help persons with disabilities be contributing members of society rather than shunting them into the role of simple community-supported subsistence.

more than 3 years ago
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FTC Is In Talks With Adobe About the 'Flash Problem'

Ahnteis Re:What if the local storage is made zero? (179 comments)

It's annoying because either some sites won't work ("never ask me again") or it'll pop up 300 times asking for more storage.

However, if you use Firefox, you can download the "BetterPrivacy" addon and just wipe them every time you start (or close?) the browser. No more tracking. (Whitelist, etc available)

more than 3 years ago
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Preserving Memories of a Loved One?

Ahnteis Re:Interview with question/answers (527 comments)

This. I have a partial personal history of my father that was done by some 3rd party who specializes in that kind of thing. Very valued. (It's audio, and of course stored digitally, but it's the content that is the great part.)

more than 3 years ago
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Study Finds 0.3% of BitTorrent Files Definitely Legal

Ahnteis Re:0 media legal (321 comments)

They only used certain trackers. I doubt they included (fex) Blizzard's updaters which probably provide a pretty hefty amount of traffic in-and-of themselves. But those wouldn't show up on most trackers I'm guessing since they probably use a Blizzard tracker, not a [website] tracker.

about 4 years ago
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Getting Paid Fairly When Job Responsibilities Spiral?

Ahnteis Re:Bad, Bad Idea (495 comments)

> If a manager doesn't save the company at least as much as his/her own salary, then he/she isn't doing his/her job, or his/her job needs to be eliminated.

No, if the manager doesn't MAKE the company at least as much as his/her own salary....

Trying to calculate savings is not only stupid, it leads to short-term "savings" that cost more in the long run.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Avoid a Botnet Infection?

Ahnteis Re:Yeah... (396 comments)

> The amateur software development niches for Unix-type systems generally does not include breaking copy protection on games.

Well yes, that's true--because the games market for *nix is insanely small. And I'm talking about games that publishers worry about enough to weigh down with copy protection, not the 3000th clone of tetris. Yes I'm aware of the very few AAA games that have been made available on linux.

more than 4 years ago
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StarCraft II Closed Beta Begins

Ahnteis Re:How long until DotS (Defense of the Stars) Mod? (268 comments)

It will be, but meanwhile there are at least 3 full games that play similar to DOTA. (Including 2 that were created by parts of the original team.)

more than 4 years ago
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Rogue PDFs Behind 80% of Exploits In Q4 '09

Ahnteis Re:Me too? NOT (189 comments)

You can do it that way, but it's better to go into Acrobat settings under "internet" and tell it not to open PDFs in the browser. Then disable the plugin. ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Rogue PDFs Behind 80% of Exploits In Q4 '09

Ahnteis Re:Me too? NOT (189 comments)

But EVERY document I've seen HAS javascript. I don't know what that javascript is, but I assume it's stuck in there automatically by Adobe Acrobat (not reader) or something because it's ALWAYS there. (Some 3rd party PDF creators might not put it in. I haven't tested.)

more than 4 years ago
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Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update Phones Home Quarterly

Ahnteis Re:WAT is Voluntary and Doesn't Impact OS Usage (819 comments)

>> Microsoft is only relevant because it's everywhere. It's only everywhere because it historically has been trivial to pirate.

[citation needed]

more than 4 years ago

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