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Apple To Keep 30% of Magazine Subscription Revenue

Albatrosses Re:But Worse Than Distributing on Android? (381 comments)

Help! I'm scared of gay people! And I have to tell everyone, even though the current topic is completely unrelated!

more than 3 years ago

Google Says Honeycomb Will Not Come To Smartphones

Albatrosses Re:Of course it doesn't (193 comments)

I have one and its a complete copy paste of the iphone, a big iphone for better and for worse

You're sure it's an iPad, and not another iPhone with a big magnifying glass glued to the front of it? I seem to recall the UIs being fairly distinct...

more than 3 years ago

Smile Efficiently With the Emoticon Keyboard

Albatrosses Re:LOL Key (123 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Aerospace Engineer Named Lego Czar

Albatrosses Re:Pathetic (132 comments)

It also does not account for the fact that you would have to buy your own lego's.

And the fact that you now have a two-year gap in your resume when you apply to get a job again.

more than 3 years ago

How Facebook Ships Code

Albatrosses Re:Engineers? (314 comments)

Only if you're properly registered with your provincial Engineering professional association. In Canada, anyway.

more than 3 years ago

Minecraft Reaches Beta Status, Price Goes Up

Albatrosses Re:Releases. (279 comments)

If there's something I wish I could undo Real Life would be it.

Too dark to see anything isn't cool and I don't want to either open my eyes to extreme levels (and have to get out of my basement) nor do I want to remodel a room just to include lights so I can see.

And then the "tedium is skill" angle is the kicker.

I should have followed my corollary to the /. rule (the more /. hates something the better it is), the more /. likes something the worse it is. Given all the hype it got here I should have known it'd have issues.

more than 3 years ago

Minecraft Reaches Beta Status, Price Goes Up

Albatrosses Re:Releases. (279 comments)

Close. It's "write once, debug everywhere".

more than 3 years ago

Video Adverts On the Printed Page

Albatrosses Re:Mute button (153 comments)

Except that unlike for Firefox, this installation requires a sledgehammer :)

about 4 years ago

UVB-76 Broadcasts New Voice Message

Albatrosses Re:Location (560 comments)

But do they run Linux?!

about 4 years ago

'Leap Seconds' May Be Eliminated From UTC

Albatrosses Re:Let's see if I've got this right (470 comments)

Well in that case it's probably easier for Oracle to just buy Sun.

Didn't they do that already?

about 4 years ago

Happy 17th Birthday, Debian!

Albatrosses Re: Incredibly painful Ubuntu upgrades (225 comments)

My latest upgrade went along just fine.
[Four paragraph description of things that went wrong]

Wow, at first I thought you were being sarcastic, but... now I'm not so sure.

more than 4 years ago

Narco-Blogger Beats Mexico Drug War News Blackout

Albatrosses Re:History Repeating (518 comments)

Nonono, he was using it to indicate that he meant "that word pronounced like he'll [contraction of he will], rhymes with peel or wheel".

As in "making a heel of a case". I guess he couldn't figure out how to spell it.

more than 4 years ago

US Students Struggle With Understanding of the 'Equal' Sign

Albatrosses Re:It should be: 4+3+2=x+2 (Solve for x) (1268 comments)

Nonono, it should be:
=> 4 + 3 + 2 = (empty value) + 2
=> 4 + 3 + 2 = NULL + 2
=> 4 + 3 + 2 = NULL
=> 9 = NULL

more than 4 years ago

Website Lets You Bet On Your Grades

Albatrosses Re:CS vs. IT (204 comments)

"What's a command prompt?" He'd [...] only ever owned a Mac

Then tell him it's another word for Terminal :)

more than 4 years ago

The Physics of a Rolling Rubber Band

Albatrosses Re:Wow, interesting! (226 comments)

At my (Canadian) University, our Engineering Students' Society sells t-shirts that say "I get to drive a train!"

more than 4 years ago

ASCAP Refuses To Debate Lessig

Albatrosses Re:More likely explanation (183 comments)

Exactly. Otherwise you'd be stealing Williams' two cents (pun!), and they gotta make some profit somehow.

more than 4 years ago

AT&T Won't Block Black Hat Eavesdropping Demo

Albatrosses Re:Ya forget AT&T, ask the FBI (126 comments)

Nope - I had an LG Fusic (a featurephone with a built-in FM transmitter) way back in the day. It would transmit on any frequency from 88 to 108.

more than 4 years ago

Your Online Education Experience?

Albatrosses Re:well... (428 comments)

You realize the whole point of AP is to cover the same stuff you'll cover in university, right?

more than 4 years ago


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