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Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers' Private Chats

Barlo_Mung_42 If it's not your computer (78 comments)

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

3 days 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 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 a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

Barlo_Mung_42 Are Apple watches the only ones? (415 comments)

Yeah, same is true for my GPS watch. I know that it *can* make it through a few runs but anxiety over it running out mid run forces me to charge it every day.

about a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

Barlo_Mung_42 It's been going backward.. (415 comments)

Oh, it relies on winding. It's that the winding happened so long ago people don't think of it in those terms.

about a month ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

Barlo_Mung_42 It's an unfair comparison (415 comments)

I hate Apple as a company. Look through my past comments and you'll see that I bash them probably even more than they deserve. Yet, even I think this is a silly argument. We aren't coming full circle. It's more like we're just further along on a spiral staircase. Our positions may seem to line up in a superficial way (winding / charging) but the circumstances and what you get for the effort is are very different.

about a month ago
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Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group

Barlo_Mung_42 smoke and mirrors (63 comments)

So Microsoft is the Batman?

about a month ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:On other words ... (230 comments)

All app stores are a mess.

about a month ago
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OneDrive Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Office 365 Subscribers

Barlo_Mung_42 Re: Who cares (145 comments)

So Dropbox has a chance to tread water until MS fixes that.

Not really a bright future considering my point wasn't just about MS. Does the Google client work better? How much free space does Apple give?

about 1 month ago
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OneDrive Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Office 365 Subscribers

Barlo_Mung_42 Who cares (145 comments)

Dropbox et al have built a business model on selling what MS and Google are now abundantly giving away for free. I'm sure they care quite a bit and it will be interesting to see how they respond in an effort to stay relevant.

about 1 month ago

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