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Is the App Store Broken?

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:uh, get rid of the "top X" ranking? (227 comments)

I reject his premise prime facia. There is no evidence to believe that not having a top ten list would lead to a more equitable pay distribution. Its just something he can bitch about.

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The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:Is this surprising? Twice as many stars (118 comments)

Well, to be fair, most of the mass is *not* in the stars, but the dark matter. It might be a reasonable inference that twice the stars would also mean twice the dark matter, but that might not necissarily be true.

yesterday
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Comcast Confessions

Bill, Shooter of Bul At&t sucks too. (229 comments)

I spent hours with them, trying to figure out why they couldn't give me access to my online account to pay my fing bill. Finally I just told them I was canceling the account to resolve the matter. Then they aked me why... Then they transfered me to another rep to close the account, who then asked me why .... Finally after going through two people, I just told them I wasn't explaining why anymore, just close the account. Getting angry on the phone is the only thing they understand.

yesterday
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:TLDR Version (182 comments)

No,its boring. You could make a good documentery on carpet that involved a well written plot and naritive theme, or you could just read off a trade publication history timeline. This is that.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re: Try (170 comments)

Link? Not sure what that is, but I did take a Daguerreotype of my Prodigy screen. I sent it via my fastest Baltimore Clipper.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:Dear Slashdot (170 comments)

Thats an OSNews kind of question. Ask it there, you'll get a better response.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re: Try (170 comments)

Sucker! I'm sending a telegram via the pony express! I'll get that job, before you can lick that stamp!

2 days ago
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eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:I'll believe it when it actually happens. (116 comments)

Well, what do you wan't? These are nerds were dealing with. Just don't aski him what sport the super bowl is played in, or how many downs there are in an inning.

3 days ago
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eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:I'll believe it when it actually happens. (116 comments)

Yeah, I kind of doubt its going to be easy to capitalize on any kind of gaming tv, because of the existing streams .. unless the competitions start charging for broadcasting rights. In which case they'll be the inevitable backlash from the comuniity. Viewership will go from worldwide without restrictions, to nation based, depending on rights distributions.

3 days ago
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Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:Your next supercar. (138 comments)

Lowering air resistance is something that is important to super cars, as it increases max speed.

about a week ago
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Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:11% fuel efficiency improvement (138 comments)

And their solution is to drill more oil in currently protected reefs and forests. Yes, lets kill everyone's envionment so you can drive like an asshole in an suv cheaper. Where do I sign up?

about a week ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:call them (353 comments)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sa...

Netflix is choosing to fight back over rights fees, with original content, not disks.

There is often a disconnect between what makes sense to an informed individual, and what makes sense to people who bet with their money. Money is saying disks are dead, and rewarding streaming.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:call them (353 comments)

Yeah, well they were right on that one. Streaming is the future, Discs are the past for the company. That's where their future lies, that's where their priorites will be going forward. Their challange is to wind down the disc based service as quietly as possible to minimize consumer outrage, which would cause them to choose a different streaming service.

about two weeks ago
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MIT Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generati

Bill, Shooter of Bul Generati? (110 comments)

What, can't be bothered to review the headline before posting, Tim?

about two weeks ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:that's a stupid argument (390 comments)

All trafic is there because it was "Requested". Networks have always based peering based on traffic flows. If Level 3 has paid for X Petabytes of Transit per month, then that's what they get.

I understand the frustration on everyone's part, but this is mainly due to the oligarchy in local ISPs. If you had a choice, you could choose one based on the level of service they had for netflix. With Netflix being such a huge draw for people, it only makes sense that in a competitive ISP market, Level 3 would be able to get cheaper transport. And/OR ISP's would just be willing to get NetFlix to Colocate inside their network.

So yeah, verizon sucks. But the main reason is the lack of competition. I wouldn't change the way peering has always been done. Its like using a sledge hammer to kill a gnat.

about two weeks ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:...The hell? (290 comments)

None of that is news. This adds nothing to the conversation. Its worthless.

about two weeks ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

Bill, Shooter of Bul Re:Answer needed (390 comments)

The traffic isn't uniform in both directions. When it is, its an easy agreement. When its not, someone usually pays. Level3 offered to pay for the hardware to make additional connections.

But thats kind of like me telling verision that I'll pay for the router and won't charge them for using their network and expecting them to provide me with free service. There isn't enough of an incentive to allow them to agree to my free internet for Bill proposal. Same thing for most networks with unequal traffic patterns. Netflix is so big that any network they buy transit from, will cause their data flows to become unbalanced.

about two weeks ago

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Facebook/twitter icons

Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 4 years ago

One of the worst things they've done to this site. I have *Friends* on facebook. I don't want them to know how much of a nerd I am. Furthermore, the slashdot stories aren't stories,they're summaries about stories. If I was going to post something about the topic to facebook, i would just link the source.

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Negitive feedback

Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 6 years ago

I've gotten a couple posts questioning the validity of my attempted humor. Some people really don't think I'm that funny. It only takes three different mods to hit +5 funny, and I myself have seen a few other people have posted that aren't that funny. In any case, I am my own worst critic. Several ones I've posted I didn't think deserve any attention at all. So, in the future, I'll try and limit myself even further, to truly post only what is really funny, rather than some things that I think might be funny.

For those who are annoyed with my sense of humor, just be glad I was filtering out a good 80% of what I thought to post. You're seeing what I consider to be the top 20% of my humor. I'll try and tighten that down to at least 10%.

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Still confused about Freaks.

Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 9 years ago I realise that every journal I've ver written is about freaks. Sorry, but I'm fasinated by them. Recently, I got two more. I'm just curious why anyone marks anyone as a freak. Anyone know? Any of my new freaks care to elaborate as to why they decided I was a Foe? I try to restrain myself from flaiming or posting anything too ofensive. If there is something I really feal strongly about that might offend someone I'll post it anyway, but I'll try to do so as clearly and logically as possible. I understand that everyone might not understand or agree with them, but I would think that they would respect the opinion and the manner it was presented in. Or do people just use Foes to demark those they disagree with? I understand using it for Trolls or those truely offensive, but why use it to censor those you disagree with? Are they so sure of themselves that they could never be wrong on an issue? Or are they afraid that they will read a well reasoned argument that makes them change their mind? Let me know, will you.

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New freak, new friend

Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 10 years ago You know the drill Blah Blah, AsparagusChallenge doesn't like me. Blah Blah, AsparagusChallenge is my new Bestest Friend.

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IntlHarvester I also Luv U

Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 10 years ago Once again, I have a non fan. I don't really understand the point of relations. I mean really, what is this a 2nd grade valeitines day party? Well, Just to show I don't have any hard feelings. Mr IntlHarvester, I am your newest fan. WHen you think about it, its only your closest freinds that are confortable enough to say that they don't like you. If you don't buy that then, lets just say im keeping my friends close and my enimies closer.

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Bill, Shooter of Bul Bill, Shooter of Bul writes  |  more than 10 years ago I apparently have a freak. I don't really know why. So Lars T. (470328), I made you my friend. You can hate me all you want,but I still wuv u.

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