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Many UAVs Vulnerable To Directed-Energy Weapons

BumpyCarrot Pew pew! (153 comments)

I guess it's a good thing that the holodeck safeties are on, otherwise the phasers I replicated up would be FATAL to these drones.

about 10 months ago

Nvidia CEO: We Are Working On Next Generation Surface

BumpyCarrot Re: It worked for the RIM Playbook... (200 comments)

Are you kidding? I still deal with at least one customer a week screaming that Win 8 is "not suitable for purpose" because, amongst other things, it has no Outlook Express.

about a year ago

Google Rolling Out Gmail Redesign

BumpyCarrot Filters + mobile (303 comments)

All I need now to manage my inbox better is to not have to flip open a laptop to create a new filter whenever something comes through unlabeled on my tablet.

about a year ago

Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

BumpyCarrot First Contact "failed"? (514 comments)

Not seen Into Darkness yet, but seriously, I have my doubts on this review. First Contact was incredible.

about a year ago

Bill Gates Opens Up About Steve Jobs

BumpyCarrot 3 Bill (294 comments)

I never use an MS product aside from the XBox by choice, and I use OSX daily, but I think Bill Gates is a legitimately OK dude. I think if he made a return to MS, he could really turn things around for them, particularly with the lessons that Apple has taught the industry.

Also, it occurs me that such an obviously massive geek could be the antidote to the ultra-consumer tech. industry.

about a year ago

Google Launches 'Keep' To Rival Evernote

BumpyCarrot Actually, I can deal with this (205 comments)

Reader fans can liberate their data and they've had years of free service. I know, because I am one. But if making pissy comments on a /. article makes you guys feel better, who am I to deprive you of that?

Consider this: would a company dedicated to RSS, in the way that Evernote is dedicated to notes, have been able to maintain a free service for as long?

about a year and a half ago

Gamer Rewrites Valve's Steam Installer For Debian

BumpyCarrot Re:How About an Uninstaller? (158 comments)

Look out, grandad! Those darned kids are on your lawn again!

about a year and a half ago

Cliff Bleszinski: Vote With Your Dollars

BumpyCarrot Wise words (369 comments)

This is pretty much how I view all markets. If microtransactions were so distasteful, there'd BE no market for them. For my part, I only buy games that I've heard good things about, and I haven't paid for any DLC in around a year, and I'm primarily a console gamer. There's plenty enough information out there that nobody can really claim to be "suckered" into buying a game that's poor quality, or half-or-more DLC.

Also, Penny Arcade writes with similar sentiments:

about a year and a half ago

Intercontinental Mind-Meld Unites Two Rats

BumpyCarrot Re:Not the Borg? (176 comments)

I don't think it's necessarily an omen of man-/mouse- kind's rise to the seat of overstretched cyber-fascist galactic superpower, but certainly "not the Borg" is questionable. I think the Borg themselves would find fault with such a statement.

about a year and a half ago

Dennis Tito's 2018 Mars Mission To Be Manned

BumpyCarrot Re:What would be great (233 comments)

I did read the summary and wonder whether the guy is an Arthur C. Clark fan.

The follow-up mission carries a monkey. He's the pilot.

about a year and a half ago

Is the Wii U Already Dead?

BumpyCarrot Not a new development (403 comments)

You are simply seeing a continuation of a trend that started when the original Wii release afterglow wore out.

about a year and a half ago

Windows 7 Still Being Sold On Up To 93% of British PCs

BumpyCarrot It's nothing but the hipster vote (295 comments)

This happens pretty much every update cycle. The new OS is still terrible and unfamiliar and incompatible, and the old OS still has good availability. The only difference this time is that somebody wrote an article about.

For the record: I'm an OSX, Android and 360 user. I don't particularly LIKE MS, but this is not the world-shaking revelation that the article and the rest of the comments are going to make it out to be.

about a year and a half ago

No Transmitting Aliens Detected In Kepler SETI Search

BumpyCarrot Re:Thirst Toast (197 comments)


about a year and a half ago

No Transmitting Aliens Detected In Kepler SETI Search

BumpyCarrot Re:Stealth became a necessary tactic (197 comments)

I sincerely hope that those concepts are truly alien to any passers-by. With luck, their best approximation of a cruel dictatorship would have wizards riding unicorns through the sky carrying banners reading "MAN I BET YOU JUST HATE YOUR FREE CHEESEBURGERS AND WEEKENDS AWAY IN VENUSIAN PLEASURE DOMES, PUNY EARTHLINGS. WHATEVER."

about a year and a half ago

Google Now Boasts World's No. 2 and No. 3 Social Networks

BumpyCarrot I call bullstats (150 comments)

I love G+, I do. It's pretty, it's barebones and it doesn't try and sell my friends' pastimes to me (Hi, Facebook!) It's where I post stuff so Manageflitter can tweet it for me. Now maybe my conscious decision to drastically reduce my social graph has something to do with it, but G+ just feels very... unbusy.

That said, I get lots of discussion with "randoms" on G+ compared to Twitter.

about a year and a half ago

Will Microsoft Sell Off Its Entertainment Division?

BumpyCarrot Re:MS's gaming strategy has been weird for years (404 comments)

For about 6 months, it seems. I'm an ex-PC builder/gamer that switched to Mac and Xbox, and I did it because I got sick of the constant upgrade cycles involved in keeping a gaming PC relevant.

about a year and a half ago

Will Microsoft Sell Off Its Entertainment Division?

BumpyCarrot Re:This article is bullshit! (404 comments)

Aaand my mod points timed out yesterday. Curses. Parent is the comment you should all be reading.

about a year and a half ago

Instagram Loses Almost Half Its Daily Users In a Month

BumpyCarrot Christmas? (250 comments)

You're really gonna blame this on Christmas? You're really trying to tell me that Instagram users WOULDN'T have otherwise taken a billion anachronistic photos of their Wii U/cheap tablet/etc. that look like they were taken in the eighties? I call boolshit.

about a year and a half ago


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