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Bing Loses More Money As Microsoft Chases Google

EsJay A modest experiment (317 comments)

I just Googled 'Bing'. And search Bing for 'Google'. The one time in history Bing had better results. Nobody on the intertubes cares about Bing, there's very little to find.

more than 4 years ago

Shuttle Reentry Over the Continental US

EsJay I miss those booms (139 comments)

Shuttle sonic booms were a perk for me living in LA, whenever it landed at Vandenburg. Those in the path, set your alarms!

more than 4 years ago

What the Top US Companies Pay In Taxes

EsJay Re:If I could do it, I would! (658 comments)

Thanks, we were on the verge of one-world government, your comment stemmed the tide.

more than 4 years ago

France Bans Use of 2.0

EsJay Those silly French (114 comments)

The problem with the French is that they don't have a word for entrepreneur

more than 4 years ago

Lacking Buyers, NASA Cuts Prices On Shuttles and Old Engines

EsJay Re:Paid by the tax payer .... (131 comments)

They are being given away. $28.8 million is the estimated "cost to complete display preparation for each Orbiter and ferry the Orbiter to its ultimate display location".

And private collectors are not invited: "Organizations responding to this RFI must be: 1) a U.S. museum, institution, or organization dedicated to education or educational outreach, including NASA Visitor Centers; 2) a U.S. Federal agency, State, Commonwealth, or U.S. possession or any municipal corporation or political subdivision thereof; or 3) the District of Columbia."

more than 4 years ago

Lacking Buyers, NASA Cuts Prices On Shuttles and Old Engines

EsJay Re:Enterprise (131 comments)

I think the plan is swapping for Discovery, the Enterprise will go to some other museum.

more than 4 years ago

Lacking Buyers, NASA Cuts Prices On Shuttles and Old Engines

EsJay What about already submitted proposals? (131 comments)

Does this mean they rejected all the existing bids? I thought about 20 applied, including:
National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton OH
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, NYC
Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Space Center Houston
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Oregon
Tulsa Air and Space Museum
Museum of Flight, Seattle
Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center, Downey CA
Air Force Flight Test Center Museum, Edwards AFB, CA
San Diego Air and Space Museum
Palmdale Plant 42, CA

more than 4 years ago

Tower Switch-Off Embarrasses Electrosensitives

EsJay Flu vaccine (292 comments)

Clearly the culprit is mercury from flu vaccines

more than 4 years ago

Myths About Code Comments

EsJay Does he think comments are pseudocode? (580 comments)

When you update the code that the comment references, you usually have to update the comment as well.

If your comments are that detailed, you're doing it wrong.

more than 4 years ago

How Many Admins Per User/Computer Have You Seen?

EsJay How tight or loose are group policies? (414 comments)

Make user an admin on their own machine if you want to increase the IT staff. Lock down group policies if you are overworked.

more than 4 years ago

BBC Lowers HDTV Bitrate; Users Notice

EsJay Re:Yes (412 comments)

Just check out the differences between say, x264 and apples encoder...

Aren't you comparing x264 to oranges?

more than 4 years ago

Virgin Galactic Unveils SpaceShipTwo

EsJay Weird looking tails (260 comments)

With no connection between the tails of WK2, it looks like it wants to twist apart. Wouldn't that stress the wing unnecessarily? Obviously the folks at Scaled Composites know a bit than me about building airplanes, but it doesn't look right.

more than 4 years ago

Google Launches Public DNS Resolver

EsJay Re:OpenDNS and DynDNS offer more features (540 comments)

Personally, I want my DNS server to serve the address of the host I asked for.

Yes, if you want straight-up results, I agree.

But the filtering is great if you want it. DynDNS offers (in ascending order by restrictiveness) phishing/malware safe, work-safe & child safe options. If the broad categories do not suit, you have dozens of yes/no options for granular control.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft's Top Devs Don't Seem To Like Own Tools

EsJay My lawn (496 comments)

Get off it That is all

more than 4 years ago

Bing Cashback Can Cost You Money

EsJay Re:Reminds me of Amazon (333 comments)

why would Amazon need to rely on a browser's cookie to identify returning customers? In order to display the custom pricing (or whatever else they want) before you log on.

more than 4 years ago


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