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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

Connie_Lingus the best thing about win10... (376 comments)

i've been running win10 on my primary dev desktop for months now and on an i3 laptop, and i can say, without a doubt, the best thing about it is the install.

i have yet to have to install a driver for anything, and everything "just works" right from the jump.

its a pretty amazing technical achievement, considering the size of the wintel environment.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

Connie_Lingus my 2cents (302 comments)

instead of Wordpress, try a MVC framework and a Bootstrap 3-based theme has your jumping off point.

i currently use Laravel and BS3 themes from wrapbootstrap.com or, of course, themeforest.

you should find that with composer, you can easily install whatever modules you may need in Laravel, and the hand-coded aspect of the prebuilt BS3 themes makes integrating them pretty darn easy.

it works for me.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Targets Office Workers With Facebook At Work Service

Connie_Lingus Re:More stuff done (112 comments)

that's great.

you must not be in your mid-40's.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Targets Office Workers With Facebook At Work Service

Connie_Lingus Re:More stuff done (112 comments)

Why would anyone share the details of their professional life or business contacts with them?

the same way they get everyone to share their details of their personal lives...

peer pressue...have you tried to have a social life these days without a stupid FB profile?

i did (for awhile) btw, and i might as well have had "perverted ax-murderer" tattooed on my forehead after telling potential dates i wasn't on FB.

about two weeks ago
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65% of Cancers Caused by Bad Luck, Not Genetics or Environment

Connie_Lingus Re:mostly bullshit (180 comments)

Oh of course...how dare this research pit itself against your AC confirmation bias.,

about a month ago
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Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy

Connie_Lingus Re:oh yeah...the l&e crowd will love this... (139 comments)

you almost totally missed my point, but that's ok...i wouldn't expect the typical slash-dotter to understand my personal views on LE in this county.

carry on...you will soon live with the consequences of your police state fantasies.

about a month ago
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FBI Monitoring Hacking Targets For Retaliation

Connie_Lingus hahahhah oh the irony (96 comments)

as if the FBI/CIA/NSA aren't already tools of the plutocratic multi-nationals.

i believe that the only reason they don't want them doing it on their own is that it robs the 3-letter agencies of political glory.

about 1 month ago
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Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy

Connie_Lingus oh yeah...the l&e crowd will love this... (139 comments)

...if it saves just ONE policeman's life!

how expensive is this gadget? does it really work in the field like it does in the lab? is it practical?

the only real application i see for it is that it allows cops to know how many (apparently gun-toting, meth crazed) baddies are hiding in the house ready to shoot-it-out with them?

not really an everyday thing.

about 1 month ago
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War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons

Connie_Lingus Re:WAR! What in the hell is it good for? (290 comments)

The Chinese supposedly are drop testing a mini-shuttle similar to the X-37 which people have been calling the Shenlong.

...as opposed to the new Schlong program, which most foreign officials consider a real dick move by the Chinese.

about 1 month ago
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Tech's Gender Gap Started At Stanford

Connie_Lingus i wonder... (224 comments)

...it is gender bias that most women don't become plumbers either?

about a month ago
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"Star Trek 3" To Be Helmed By "Fast & Furious" Franchise Director Justin Lin

Connie_Lingus Re:Shift! (332 comments)

So, what you're saying is there's going to be lots of close-up cuts of Sulu stomping on the Enterprise's clutch and forcefully downshifting.

that would be totally amazing, to be honest,

about a month ago
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BT, Sky, and Virgin Enforce UK Porn Blocks By Hijacking Browsers

Connie_Lingus Re:Interesting (294 comments)

I see a small percentage of the population complain about something, and if they come off as being on the side of a society approved message ie; "porn is bad" then they can get their way, an inordinate amount of power for a small whiny percentage of the population

bingo! we have a winner...

about a month ago
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BT, Sky, and Virgin Enforce UK Porn Blocks By Hijacking Browsers

Connie_Lingus Re:Use HTTPS (294 comments)

lol...no they can't, unless they want a total and utter customer service overload/nightmare.

imagine all the people complaining when they can't connect to their financial institutions and e-commerce sites?

about a month ago
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Google+ Will Make Your Videos Look Better

Connie_Lingus Re:coming soon... (37 comments)

i wasnt aware youtube and g+ allowed me to pay and skip ads.

could you send me a link?

about a month ago
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Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

Connie_Lingus Re:Space exploration? (156 comments)

What's the real mission here?

it's a five year mission to bring huge quantities of public pork to all the special interests that "donated" to all the different politicians in the recent election.

wake up and smell the money.

about a month ago
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Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

Connie_Lingus Re:um....siiiigghhhhhh (156 comments)

2500 hundred years...

yeah....i know i know....

about a month ago
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Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?

Connie_Lingus Re:um.... (156 comments)

Go to a modern well funded post office some time. They're incredibly efficient.

huh?

perhaps you live on a different world as I, but "efficient" businesses do not lose 1.9B USD every three months.

unfortunately, history has shown for at least 2500 hundred years that government bureaucracies always devolve into political quagmires, where empire building and ass-kissing trump sound business practices.

about a month ago
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Google+ Will Make Your Videos Look Better

Connie_Lingus coming soon... (37 comments)

Dear G+ User.

We wanted to let you know that your recently uploaded video "catsoncatnip.mp4" was automatically processed and several fixes were applied. We hope you like the results.

Also, in order to improve the user experience, we embedded a few targeted ads into your content. We are sure you won't mind as we have judged them to be unobtrusive.

Thank you for using G+

about a month ago

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Tired Of Traffic? Jetpacks Make A Comeback.

Connie_Lingus Connie_Lingus writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Connie_Lingus (317691) writes "Even though there seems to be several reasons why we don't have jetpacks ala the Jetson's yet, despite Wendell Moore's heroic efforts with the Bell Jet Flying Belt back in the 60's, it seems that a team in New Zealand has been successfully working on the problem and could have one ready by next year for sale.

With a seemingly renewed interested in these flying deathtraps, and even the obligatory Kickstarter project, is the world finally ready for these gizmos?"

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