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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

Enfixed Re:It's pretty impressive (405 comments)

Disclaimer: Android Fanboy

While they may have been the "de facto" device in 2011, it looks like they were overrun by all the various Android tables a while ago and are still in market share decline. For a single device compared against all others they may have the most share, but not by OS. With Apple just catching up to Samsung’s 2012 products this trend will probably continue.

about three weeks ago

Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

Enfixed Re:That's nothing (405 comments)

Of all the days to not have mod points... Got a good morning chuckle out of this one. :)

about three weeks ago

Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Enfixed Re:After All Those Lawsuits Against Samsung (730 comments)

In other news: Samsung has yet again copied Apples innovative efforts by introducing their own 5.5 inch screen device in a vain attempt to capture some of Apples newly created larger screen phone market.

about three weeks ago

About Half of Kids' Learning Ability Is In Their DNA

Enfixed Re:And what they did not publish (227 comments)

Only if they have more mod points than the rest of us. If I make it to -1 the Mac crown wins. ;)

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

Enfixed Re:No matter how common you think it is... (209 comments)

I wish I had mod points today... although I don't know if I would have give you a +1 funny or informative. ;)

about a month ago

Tired of Playing Cyber Cop, Microsoft Looks For Partners In Crime Fighting

Enfixed Re:no-ip is shady? (113 comments)

In all the years I've used NO-IP for personal and business DNS management, NOT ONCE have they done anything I'd even remotely consider shady. Their service was rock solid until Micro$oft came in with a hostile takeover, hell they didn't even bother to so much as talk with NO-IP beforehand.

about 3 months ago

A Bid To Take 3D Printing Mainstream

Enfixed Re:Here we go again (143 comments)

Such anger. :) I'll just answer in /. fashion

Gift: something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation.

When people "Pledge" they do so with the expectation that they will 1) See the project complete and 2) get their reward. Sounds exactly like an investment to me.

you deserve to get screwed.

So you agree with me that when projects like Oculus Rift sell out they screw their pledgers. =P

about 6 months ago

A Bid To Take 3D Printing Mainstream

Enfixed Here we go again (143 comments)

1: Start a promising buzzword based Kickstarted project.
2: Sell to large company turning everyone's Kickstarter contributions into a steaming pile of ....
3: (No ??? step, we've been here before)
4: PROFIT!!!

about 6 months ago
top Ends Free Dynamic DNS

Enfixed Re:Viable Replacement? (242 comments)

Go for No-IP. Been using them for years, personal and business. Exceedingly fast and their techs are awesome when you do have an off the wall issue. (Not affiliated with them in any way)

about 6 months ago
top Ends Free Dynamic DNS

Enfixed Re:Alternatives (242 comments)

Been using No-IP for years, love those guys!

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?

Enfixed Re:Linux kernel (373 comments)

1 Handles errors gracefully.

This statement always hits me as mind numbingly stupid. In general try / catch and other error managing statements are for the lazy that don't want to understand the environment and inputs well enough to write the proper code to manage them. You want rock solid code that will last for years, eliminate the errors, don't "handle them gracefully". The only exception to this rule should be when the native environment forces it upon you or there is a lack of some proper check "doesThisReallyExist()".

2. Only reinvents the wheel when there is a measurable benefit in doing so..

I learn more reinventing the wheel and there is no substitute to working with code you are sure of and know how it's going to perform.

I agree with the rest.

about 6 months ago

MtGox Finds 200,000 Bitcoins In Old Wallet

Enfixed Re:Smelling more fishy every day. (227 comments)

Pardon the ignorance, what are you referencing?

It's called "popular culture".

It's what happens outside basements...

Seems like a rough reply for one of the few people that would openly admit ignorance on Slashdot. ^_^ BitZtream, I commend your initial bravery!

about 6 months ago

New Facial Recognition Software May Detect Looming Road Rage

Enfixed Re:Not that much more dystopian... (133 comments)

The technology already exists and is being used in Mercedes Benz and a few other types of cars. Experienced this first hand driving a rental down the Autobahn a few weeks ago, after about an hour of driving my car told me to get some coffee... it was right, I was getting tired.

about 6 months ago

Cameras On Cops: Coming To a Town Near You

Enfixed Re:It's all fun and games until the NSA gets invol (264 comments)

I fail to see why police video footage being used to help the NSA track a person of interest is a bad thing? Sounds like the most valid example of proper resource use I've heard in a while....

about 6 months ago

Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

Enfixed Re:Innovation? (264 comments)

Back when I fixed computers for the public I used to see a lot of badly organized iTunes libraries. Part of the problem was duff data from Gracenote/CDDB or whatever provider they use. Double albums and compilations were the most problematic, since apparently at the time no-one could agree on a format for tagging those. If course if you bought your music from Apple it was okay, but most people had lots of CDs to rip. Apparently most users didn't know how to fix the problems either.

iTunes was fine if you used it for everything - ripping, buying and syncing. If you wanted to do any of those things with another app though...

... you had to do EVERY FUCKING THING YOURSELF. Which is obviously what you want because you are anal - but smarter people use a program like iTunes for that.

I giggle every time I see an apple purist claiming that they are "smarter" people. I'm sorry, itunes is horrible.

about 7 months ago

Scientists Revive a Giant 30,000 Year Old Virus From Ice

Enfixed Re:Welp (121 comments)

What kind of butter knife are you using that A) fits into the socket and B) has an extra prong to complete the circuit? Although, now that I think about it perhaps your analogy is correct in the sense that the virus is essentially harmless...

about 7 months ago

PlayStation 4 Released

Enfixed Re:Not this time, Sony (294 comments)

Considering I'm usually anti DRM anything, I'm surprisingly ok with Steam DRM. Steam itself is fast, convenient and I've never had the DRM get in the way of me playing a game when I wanted to. They maintain my collection of purchased games which I can re-download without hassle as needed. -- After struggling in the past to find old CD keys and media this is the main reason I love Steam. Your mileage may vary, and I don't care. ;)

about 10 months ago


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