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Office 15 Development To Go JavaScript, HTML5 For Extensibility

Beale Re:A programming language inside documents? (117 comments)

That's true. Because this is Office, though, it'll probably keep both languages indefinitely and people will have to support and maintain legacy VBA until they die.

more than 3 years ago
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Office 15 Development To Go JavaScript, HTML5 For Extensibility

Beale Re:A programming language inside documents? (117 comments)

I'd be more than happy to translate my VBA macros away from that rather shoddy and awkward language into a different shoddy and awkward language.

FTFY

more than 3 years ago
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Rep. Bill Posey Introduces 'Back To the Moon' Bill

Beale Re:A better idea (562 comments)

Not until Sen. Brown (CA) introduces a "Back to the Future" bill, anyway.

more than 3 years ago
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Mathematics As the Most Misunderstood Subject

Beale Re:he's right (680 comments)

This will be the next big plan to discredit climate change.

more than 3 years ago
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When You Really, Really Want to Upgrade a Tiny Notebook

Beale Re:MacBook Air (104 comments)

In the latter case, you know what you were getting into when you got an Apple, boyo.

Or, to be honest, when you bought a laptop.

more than 3 years ago
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Canon Blocks Copy Jobs Using Banned Keywords

Beale Re:How Long... (309 comments)

Well, if you're the admin, it means you get the 'document' sent to you with no extra effort.

more than 3 years ago
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Spammers Using Soft Hyphen To Hide Malicious URLs

Beale Re:H3rb41 V14gr4? (162 comments)

I hear you can get better by grinding.

more than 3 years ago
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Gaming Mouse Changes Shape For a Custom Fit

Beale Re:Setup (156 comments)

It's silicone rather than epoxy based.

more than 3 years ago
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15-Year-Old Boy Fitted With Robotic Heart

Beale Re:I guess I'm not surprised (241 comments)

So what you're saying is that they might as well implant his brain in a terrifying robotic body *now* and save some time?

more than 3 years ago
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Why NASA's New Video Game Misses the Point

Beale Re:We've been spoiled by Televised Science Fiction (205 comments)

I think in this case it's poor science education that's hurt real science. Honestly, if people can't tell the difference between space opera tech and real tech, there's some problem with those people, not with the space opera.

more than 4 years ago
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The Recovery Disc Rip-Off

Beale Re:It's down to the cost of one disk? (551 comments)

A separate bootable internal SSD large enough to hold an image which can do it couldn't be that expensive.

more than 4 years ago
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Zynga Investment May Herald Google Games

Beale Re:Crap Flash Games (186 comments)

It's okay that they'll be buggy, though, since they'll just be beta versions.

more than 4 years ago
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HSBC Bank Sends Activated Debit Cards Through Mail

Beale Re:tell em how you feel... (220 comments)

A GBP bankers draft from HSBC Canada cost me something like CAD$3. Going the other way, HSBC UK charges GBP£30 for CAD$ draft. HSBC UK are wankers.

On the other hand, HSBC UK don't charge you a monthly fee just to have an account and access to services, so...

more than 4 years ago
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The Tuesday Birthday Problem

Beale Re:Ordering and Convergence (981 comments)

This isn't true, though - the question makes no statement about whether the other can also be a boy born on Tuesday.

more than 4 years ago
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Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names

Beale Re:I don't know what the complaint is about? (773 comments)

That said, his other points, especially about the fact that not all names are properly mapped in unicode, is a good one.

I didn't quite get this - is it a thing about combination characters and accents, or about Unicode not being complete?

more than 4 years ago
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America Versus the UFO Hacker

Beale Re:Asperger's syndrome (452 comments)

Devoid of empathy, social reasoning, social context, or self awareness, they are subhuman meat-calculators,

All I know is that beef == 48879. Oh, and 3735928559 if you kill it.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft RickRolls Wi-Fi Network Leechers

Beale Re:Just for fun (165 comments)

Appropriate variants of the 1984 ad.

more than 4 years ago
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China Emphasizes Laws As Google Defies Censorship

Beale Re:Two predictions (320 comments)

Remember that their customers are not the people who search but rather, the people who advertise to the people who search. If the Chinese advert market isn't making them money, they probably don't care so much about the people searching there.

more than 4 years ago
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Organ Damage In Rats From Monsanto GMO Corn

Beale Re:Oh God, not the bourbon. (766 comments)

I note that among other failures noted in the introduction, the study does not include a sample fed on 'unaltered' corn plus an added dose of the proteins the different corns are supposed to be modified to produce.

more than 4 years ago
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Air Canada Ordered To Provide Nut-Free Zone

Beale Re:Shrimp free zone? (643 comments)

I was under the impression that in many cases, this actually made the reaction *worse* each time.

more than 4 years ago

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