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Gran Turismo Gamer Takes Second In Class In World-Renowned Race

BlueBoxSW.com Truth in 24 (105 comments)

For those that want to know more about what the 24 Le Mans is, and how it is different from other races around the world, there's a great movie called "Truth in 24" which is available from iTunes for free. I think Audi sponsored it. A good movie, even if you're not a racing fan.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: DOSBox, or DOS Box?

BlueBoxSW.com Re:Good riddance (585 comments)

I agree, as your time becomes more valuable, that stuff becomes less important to continue to throw time at. Not to say the memories aren't great, but a) your skills have improved to the point your time is worth more, b) you have less of it left to flitter away, c) you have things that give you a greater return on your time investment (ie, kids, etc).

more than 3 years ago

Gates' Future of Education Straight Out of '60s

BlueBoxSW.com PLATO? (203 comments)

Uhm. There are all sorts of tools available now for building instruction and teaching. Am I the only one here with a Master's in Instructional Technology?

Plato was cool for it's time, but there are a lot of great options out there. We don't have to get stuck in the past.

more than 3 years ago

Wikipedia Moves To Delete the Free Speech Flag

BlueBoxSW.com Sony? (258 comments)

Was this actually initiated by Sony? Or was this a deletionist getting his rocks off?

more than 3 years ago

Android Tablets Were Born Too Soon

BlueBoxSW.com Re:You have to learn to crawl, before you can walk (480 comments)

The best thing Google did marketing-wise was not try to put the Google stamp on Android.

In many other cases they try to work the brand in where it doesn't belong, and every time they fail they dilute it a little more (I'm looking at you, GoogleTV).

Putting a stamp on it doesn't make it better. Putting better people on it with better research of the market makes it better.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Opens Up Home Addresses and Phone Numbers

BlueBoxSW.com Really? (459 comments)

I've spent the afternoon working with the Facebook API.

As far as I can tell you can only get this information if the user specifically allows you access to it.

If you have a sample of code that gets around this, please post.

Otherwise, STFU.

about 4 years ago

Google To Push WebM With IE9, Safari Plugins

BlueBoxSW.com Google it (413 comments)

Remember when the phrase "Google it" meant to look something up on the web?

Now it seems to mean pushing forward with some experiment with a 50/50 chance of success.

As in "That chair is broken, but here's some duct tape, just Google it."

about 4 years ago

Ars Thinks Google Takes a Step Backwards For Openness

BlueBoxSW.com Re:HTML5 and YouTube (663 comments)

Right. I'm talking strategy.

If they wanted to force the issue they could switch over to WebM for YouTube, drop Flash and h.264. This wouldn't drive adoption of Chrome as much as it would force other browsers to support their format.

This would accomplish their goal.

I don't think they would do it, because the threat of the lost ad revenue would be too big.

I think more likely they'll back peddle by claiming that they are "listening to their users" and keep h.264 in chrome.

Maybe they'll even spin it into a positive..... "Chrome: Now with h.264 video!"

about 4 years ago

Ars Thinks Google Takes a Step Backwards For Openness

BlueBoxSW.com HTML5 and YouTube (663 comments)

Google does have one rather large bullet in their arsenal.... YouTube.

I've been interested in seeing the advances they have made in getting h.264 video and the HTML5 video tag to work over at YouTube sans Flash, and was pretty sure that's the direction things were going.

Now if Google shifts away from this format, will they drop support over at YouTube?

And will they stop streaming to mobile devices like the iphone that have built in YouTube players and hardware h.264 video support?

That seems like a bigger deal than Chrome, which seems to be a nice developer browser, but doesn't have huge enough market share to matter.

about 4 years ago

Ars Thinks Google Takes a Step Backwards For Openness

BlueBoxSW.com Re:Summary sucks. (663 comments)

Personally, I like to try to predict what the comments will be before clicking the link to open them.

Usually I can nail it right on.

Especially when dealing with the DAP (Daily Apple Post).

about 4 years ago

Apple Pulls VLC Media Player From AppStore

BlueBoxSW.com Re:This is why I refuse to buy apple products. (754 comments)

I agree with your post, but it has too many facts and not enough opinions for a slashdot post.

Every day there's an Apple story, and every day the same people show up to express the same opinions.

For a bunch of people who claim not to buy Apple products, they sure do spend a lot of time talking about them.

about 4 years ago

For Mac Developers, Armageddon Comes Tomorrow

BlueBoxSW.com Re:Awful (429 comments)

Of course he doesn't. That would a) require research, b) end up being less inflamitory, an c) decrease the chances of being on slashdot. ;-)

about 4 years ago

California Rare-Earth Mine Reopens

BlueBoxSW.com Cold War with China (244 comments)

Can we finally admit that we're in a cold war with china? Finally?

about 4 years ago

FCC Chair Seeks Comcast-NBC Merger Conditions

BlueBoxSW.com Re:Think of the farmers! (68 comments)

OK. Maybe he just doesn't understand metaphors.

more than 4 years ago



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