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First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android

DogDude Re:So what? (193 comments)

What does "traction" matter? A good platform is a good platform, and WP is one of, if not the best platform out there right now. I don't understand why they'd use Android on their own phones. That doesn't make any sense.

about a month ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

DogDude Re:Good! (619 comments)

New taxes are never the solution. Ever.

It's good to know that you have a system as complicated as a country of hundreds of million people figured out with a single sentence. You should consider running for President. Sounds like Sarah Palin would be a perfect running mate for you!

about a month and a half ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

DogDude Good! (619 comments)

Good!

a. Gas is much too cheap in the US.
b. We need a lot of infrastructure work.

Of course, I'm sure we could afford to pave all of our roads with gold, have diamond-studded bike lanes, and solid titanium sidewalks if we didn't spend half our budget on wars, but hey, I'm not holding my breath. There's not as much room for corruption in building roads in this country as there is building roads in some 3rd world country that we bombed into oblivion.

about a month and a half ago
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Chinese Gov't Reveals Microsoft's Secret List of Android-Killer Patents

DogDude Re:But no one really cares about Microsoft... (140 comments)

Speak for yourself. You couldn't pay me to trade my Windows Phone for an iPhone.

about a month and a half ago
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New Car Can Lean Into Curves, Literally

DogDude Gimmick (243 comments)

Suspension on cars do this automatically, already. That's a big part of the reason we have suspensions on cars. I can't imagine there's that much of a benefit to counter the extra weight and complexity of the system.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

DogDude Re:I don't understand (516 comments)

Every decision that Microsoft makes affects nearly every human being in the modern world. Microsoft would not be the company they are today if they made changes with so little consideration.

it will not break any existing Windows functionality

You don't know that. There are much smarter people than you, at Microsoft, who know whether this statement is true or not.

about 2 months ago
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I Want a Kindle Killer

DogDude Re:Low hanging fruit but where's the juice? (321 comments)

You have a gadget that pumps ads to you? That's horrible. I would never spend a penny on a device that required me to see advertisements. That's kinda' fucked up.

about 2 months ago
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China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

DogDude Re:Good. (222 comments)

I did. For about 30 seconds. There is no software that I need available on Linux.

about 2 months ago
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China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

DogDude Re:os agnostic (222 comments)

Then they can switch OS's at will.

Why?

about 2 months ago
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On MetaFilter Being Penalized By Google

DogDude Re:The root problem is... (108 comments)

That's irrelevant. ANY business that relies solely on another unaffiliated business is doomed to fail, eventually. That's Business 101 and has been true across every industry, since the birth of capitalism.

about 2 months ago
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Adobe Creative Cloud Services Offline (Again?)

DogDude Re:library e-books fail to work while adobe is dow (164 comments)

I tried to download some e-books from my library website, adobe digital editions is dead while this the authentication system is down, so can't get any e-books. And it's been more than a day without any explanation. Another disappointment courtesy DRM.

That's interesting. I wouldn't know because the books I get from my library are made from *paper* and don't ever have "downtime".

about 3 months ago
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Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

DogDude Software doesn't age (522 comments)

Software doesn't age. Hence all the angst (my own included) about having to throw away perfectly good Windows XP. I still use lots of old software, including Winamp, Textpad, and DVDShrink, just to name a few. Many people's obsession with the newest *thing* is really fucking stupid, in many cases (word processing being one of them).

about 3 months ago
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Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change

DogDude Re:Motivated rejection of science (661 comments)

In 2014, it's from Glenn Beck, most likely, because he uses that phase daily. I can't imagine I'm hearing this phrase so frequently from actual idiots who happen to have studied Soviet history.

about 3 months ago
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Traffic Optimization: Cyclists Should Roll Past Stop Signs, Pause At Red Lights

DogDude Re:So a bicyclist is safer..... (490 comments)

If it's safe for a bike to glide through stopsigns or treat all stoplights as signs, then it's safe for motor vehicles to do the same.

Are you really that stupid? Are you saying that it's as safe for a 2000 lb + vehicle to go through a stop sign as it is for a 20 lb vehicle to go through a stop sign? That's moronic.

about 3 months ago
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Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change

DogDude Re:Motivated rejection of science (661 comments)

You fucking idiot. You 'useful idiot', more like.

This particular troll listens to Glenn Beck, who invented the meaningless phrase "useful idiot". This is a particularly vile kind of troll.

about 3 months ago
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Gaining On the US: Most Europeans To Be Overweight By 2030

DogDude Re:Not the way we have carbs now (329 comments)

Your statement carries an unstated assumption that the amount of calories consumed or expended is easily controlled

That's right. Unless you're being forcibly fed, it is easily controlled. Hands don't put food in mouth.

like strict calorie-counting with nutrient balancing I've never lost this much weight and I felt like I was ALWAYS hungry

That's right. To lose weight, you'll need to feel hungry. That's life. I didn't make the rules, but the science is very simple, no matter how you'd like to be able to lose weight without being hungry. Just be hungry. It won't kill you.

about 3 months ago
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Gaining On the US: Most Europeans To Be Overweight By 2030

DogDude Re:Not the way we have carbs now (329 comments)

Blah, blah blah. Everything you said was a bunch of gimmicky, pseudo-science looking for a "trick" to enable people to justify being fat.

If calories in > calories burned then FAT.

That's just science, but hey, don't let me spoil your fat justification party...

about 3 months ago
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Gaining On the US: Most Europeans To Be Overweight By 2030

DogDude Re:Sugar (329 comments)

one advertisement can send you on a binge eating candy spree like you wouldn't believe it.

It sounds like you're in serious need of a psychologist. That's a personal, mental problem, not a societal problem.

about 3 months ago
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The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux

DogDude Re:Not only that... (264 comments)

... but they're also taking care of the citizens screwed by the XP-end-of-life:

"Screwed" because MS only supported their OS for 13 years? Riiiight. Which Linux company is going to maintain a version of their OS (for free) for 13 years? Hell, which Linux company is going to maintain a version of their OS (for free) for 3 years?

That's one of the main reasons my company won't consider Linux on the desktop.

about 3 months ago

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Google going to paid-only product search

DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 2 years ago

DogDude (805747) writes "Like the subject says: Google is moving to paid-only product search. It has always been free to submit items to Google, but that all changes this fall. Here's a blog post announcing the change from the Vice President of Product Management of Google Shopping"
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Google sends out barcodes to Favorite Places

DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 4 years ago

DogDude (805747) writes "Google sent out approximately 100,000 barcodes to local businesses deemed "favorite places" based on their own criteria (http://www.google.com/help/maps/favoriteplaces/business/faq.html#biz-faq-decal). These barcodes are scannable by any smartphone, and provide all kinds of nifty information about the business. The business where I work got one, and we're wondering what we could and/or should do with the program from our end."
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DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 7 years ago

DogDude writes "I own a brick-and-mortar retail store. We do a good volume of business, and we plan to start opening more locations soon. We've outgrown out current Point-of-Sale system (POS), and I'm shopping for a new one. There are plenty of good, mature, proprietary systems out there already. I'm looking for information on OSS POS systems that are also mature, stable, and well supported. It seems that most OSS POS projects are either tiny, relatively unsupported, and lacking many critical features, or they're so large and complex that they can only be implemented by a Fortune 500 company with a dedicated IT staff. I'm looking for something robust that will work out of the box, yet still scale appropriately for a mid-sized company. Suggestions?"

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