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Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Supreme Leader (155 comments)

If you're right they blew it. They should have blamed Russia and added more pressure. As it happens I don't think they're just making stuff up.

yesterday
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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

Barlo_Mung_42 I would just request (322 comments)

that we not get it all at once please.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Probably cruel but... (137 comments)

I hope the more rational part of you realizes that this wouldn't be good for anyone.

4 days ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Read one, write other (567 comments)

I get the lame joke but Win8 has no problem doing this as well.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:WRONG! (415 comments)

You get five seats for that $1000.
$200 per seat over 10 years for the full office suite plus unlimited cloud storage is a fucking amazing deal.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Consumers are cheap (415 comments)

The internet is one of the best things humanity has ever done. The ability to carry it around in my hand is worth the tiny little chunk of my soul that Verizon gets each month.

about two weeks ago
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Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers' Private Chats

Barlo_Mung_42 If it's not your computer (79 comments)

it's a good idea to assume it's not private.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Why? (327 comments)

You make some good points but I would rather go the open / less stable route every time. The instability is something that can (and has) improved a great deal over time. Intentional roadblocks meant to keep the user in a restricted playground will only get worse. The stability issue is really a lot like the reliability issue in cars. All the major brands are about the same. Ever since Win7 the only time I have to reboot is when I install updates once a month, if even that often. And reboot times have dropped so far that it's not that much more time than coming out to sleep. My current laptop goes from fully running to fully off and back to fully running in just a few seconds. The user restrictions and lock in never goes away though.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (525 comments)

Source? Who did he give it too? More importantly, how involved was he? For Gates it's now his main focus in life and by the end of his life he will have spent a lot more time saving lives than doing whatever it is you hate him for. Your hate has clearly clouded your judgment.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (525 comments)

Such a vacuous comment it's hard to know what to say. None of the people you listed can work for free all the time. So just writing checks would mean he gets a lot of the credit because he's making it happen. But the cool thing about Gates is that he's not just writing checks. He's very hands on and has a lot of influence to direct action throughout the world. Yes, those other people deserve a lot of credit too but making sure billions of dollars are spent effectively is harder than it sounds and he will go down in history as someone who did a lot more good than bad with his time on earth.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:What license? (525 comments)

The MIT license. Are you certain that was your only question?

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (525 comments)

You're stuck in the past.

Bill is too busy saving lives to care about what you think of him. MS is still making money hand over fist and doing an impressive job adjusting to the changing landscape it finds itself on. They are clearly not going the way of Sun any time soon.

about a month ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Wait.. (716 comments)

Um, that first quote is mine but the second one isn't so you can't really accuse me of backpedaling. I was chiming in with my own opinion, not agreeing 100% with the above AC.

My point was that just because we can't solve the whole thing we shouldn't give up on trying to make improvements.

about a month and a half ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Wait.. (716 comments)

Most gamers are over 18 so there's no reason to suspect that this is just the work of kids. But even for the kids there are plenty of things that can be done and you're presenting a false choice in thinking that if we can't "solve" the problem than we shouldn't try. We'll never solve it but through education and public discourse we can reduce the problem for sure.

about a month and a half ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Wait.. (716 comments)

Nice attempt at a side-step. Obviously children would be treated differently under the law. It's the adults that do this that should be arrested and prosecuted / fined. And we need to very clearly teach children that this type of behavior is wrong.

about a month and a half ago
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Rhode Island Comic Con Oversold, Overcrowded

Barlo_Mung_42 What did they expect? (126 comments)

Rhode Island is tiny.
Next time maybe they'll have it in a larger state.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Enters the Wearables Market With 'Band'

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Finally a unique, original idea from Microsoft (135 comments)

I was very close to getting the GPS fitbit and I'm glad I didn't because this was $50 cheaper and does more. I'll also add that the health niche is probably much larger than the group of people who want a watch that connects to their phone so they don't have to pull it out of their pocket. This product has a clear purpose and is clear about the customer it targets. Maybe that's not you but judging by the lines they generated with almost zero notice and the fact that the admittedly limited supply sold out in a day suggests that there is untapped market potential here.

about 1 month ago

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