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Using Tablets Becoming Popular Bathroom Activity

Doggabone Re:Laptops (348 comments)

So what's the % of people using laptops and smartphones in the bathroom? Didn't we have portable devices before the iPad?

Asimov famously referred to them as "books". Perhaps the only difference between then and now is that I've never seen a basket of small computers in a bathroom.

about 3 years ago

Working Model Factory Made With Lego Robots

Doggabone Re:Self replicating (63 comments)

I actually laughed out loud.

more than 3 years ago

GIMP 2.7.2 Released — Another Step Toward 2.8

Doggabone Re:Still in use? (264 comments)

I've been unable to find how to resize the selection, I'm only able to add to it or subtract from it - is this even possible

Make a selection, and under "Select", choose "Transform Selection".

more than 3 years ago

New MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals 'Shoddy Assembly'

Doggabone Re:HP - Dell? (531 comments)

"Rushed" is probably more like it. I bet Apple has ordered a large number of items in a short time.

Good, Fast, or Cheap. Pick one.

Why, I remember, back in the day, you used to be able to pick two.

more than 3 years ago

Canada Courts Quash Gov't Decision On Globalive

Doggabone Re:Yes! (104 comments)

Are you sure about your Wind plan? I have the $45 plan as well, and picture messaging is NOT unlimited... Which plan do you have and where can I get yours?

There's one on their website right now called the "Winter Wonder Plan", which looks like a match.

more than 3 years ago

Want Your Own Bunker Like WikiLeaks Or Pirate Bay?

Doggabone Re:Make a great bachelor pad... (54 comments)

Hell, I don't care about parties, I have always dreamed of a god damn nuclear bunker of my own!! Geesh, I'd buy that this instant if I had the money :D

I've never wanted a bunker, but I've often wished I had enough money to buy one.

more than 3 years ago

Drug Catapult Found At US-Mexico Border

Doggabone Re:You say "catapult" (225 comments)

This is the internet. We can say ass here. Asshole even, if necessary.

A**e is arse, clearly. Or, I should say, obfuscated.

more than 3 years ago

RapidShare Threatens Suit Over Piracy Allegations

Doggabone Re:Understandable (183 comments)

Well, none of that is exactly good news.

Words classified as hate crime, holocaust denial, incitement, disturbing the peace, etc. are criminalized too.

Many of these places also claim to support free speech. What an absolute joke.

Freedom of speech should not be confused with the absolute freedom of speech. It has long been limited where it is considered to be harmful to others, as the right to not have undue harm done to you is considered nearer to absolute than your right to freedom of speech or expression. Where that line is drawn, however, has continually moved and may indeed err to far on the side of "harmlessness".

"... the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others."

-- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, 1859.

Take it as you will.

more than 3 years ago

Palin's E-Mail Hacker Imprisoned Against Judge's Wishes

Doggabone Re:Too fucking bad.. (502 comments)

The judge sentenced incarceration, and recommended that the time be served at a halfway house. Instead the sentence will be served in a minimum security facility. The judge felt that time served at a halfway house, plus the fact of the conviction, was punishment enough. I don't know enough about Crime and Punishment (tl;dr) to say one way or the other.

more than 3 years ago

How To Get Around the Holes In IE9 Beta's Implementation of Canvas

Doggabone Re:Not sure why this is here (111 comments)

Doesn't everyone on slashdot use a *nix system?

This is about porting a web application to the Internet Explorer 9 beta, not about using a browser on one's own system. The audience for the application is everyone, Windows and OS X users, via any browser that might be able to render it. Excluding the Windows/IE audience is rarely, if ever, a prudent position for a web application.

more than 3 years ago

Using LED Ceiling Lights For Digital Communication

Doggabone Re:IRDA was 4 Mbps (143 comments)

God damn it, what is wrong with you people? Just let me enjoy my vision of thousands of office workers flopping around like fish on the floor, will you?

I wish I had points. Some days it feels like "Hey, you're killing the joke" is my catch phrase. You'd think that, since she's dating me, the gal has a sense of humour. But nooo ...

more than 3 years ago

Stephen Fry and DVD Jon Back USB Sniffer Project

Doggabone Re:Douglas Adams would've approved ... (126 comments)

"Write" is a strong word. How about "published posthumously as part of a larger collection of writings?"

Are you saying that Adams published his own work posthumously? Neat trick.

Of course he did. He's only spent the last decade dead for tax reasons.

(You set 'em up ; I'll knock 'em in!)

+1 Nicely Played

more than 3 years ago

Stephen Fry and DVD Jon Back USB Sniffer Project

Doggabone Re:Douglas Adams would've approved ... (126 comments)

"Write" is a strong word. How about "published posthumously as part of a larger collection of writings?"

Are you saying that Adams published his own work posthumously? Neat trick. He did, of course, write it, and it was first published as a column for MacWorld magazine. The posthumous collection of works came after ... *cue eerie music*

more than 3 years ago

Tandberg Attempts To Patent Open Source Code

Doggabone Re:i love patents (187 comments)

Oh damn...allow me to retract my original statement.

reading comprehension: i fail it

i apologize for my stupidity. however this is the internet and thus, this is to be expected

I have mod points, but sadly there is no "+1 Owned Up" that I can bestow.

more than 3 years ago

Witcher 2 Torrents Could Net You a Fine

Doggabone Re:Intended Reaction? (724 comments)

The only reason pirates pirate is because they can. They are blood suckers.

Now, I used to pirate, but I recently got a DMCA notice after torrenting HTTYD.

There's nothing worse than a reformed whore.

An ex-smoker.

more than 3 years ago

Ears Might Be Better Than Fingerprints For ID

Doggabone Re:earprints (135 comments)

Yup... it's always dangerous to try to be funny. The correcting comments, however, are often informative. Thanks!

BTW: I will bracket my silly and inaccurate comments with [JOKE][END JOKE] to provide more clarity.


That'll likely get you a +1 Informative.

more than 3 years ago

The Great Cyberheist

Doggabone Re:from the skool of bad journalism :) (57 comments)

And if there really was some kind of two-timing going on, the writer obviously did not have the sense to mention it in TFA for us. What joy in incompetence, yeah!?

Excerpts from the article ...

"After a couple of interviews, Gonzalez agreed to help the government so he could avoid prosecution ... After aiding another investigation, he became a paid informant in the Secret Service field office in Miami in early 2006. Agent Michael was transferred to Miami, and he worked with Gonzalez on a series of investigations on which Gonzalez did such a good job that the agency asked him to speak at seminars and conferences ... As far as the agency knew, that’s all he was doing. “It seemed he was trying to do the right thing,” Agent Michael said... He wasn’t. Over the course of several years, during much of which he worked for the government, Gonzalez and his crew of hackers and other affiliates gained access to roughly 180 million payment-card accounts from the customer databases of some of the most well known corporations in America ..."

The two-timing is spelled out in just over the first page.

more than 3 years ago


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