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Why TiVo's Founders Crashed and Burned With Qplay

FatdogHaiku Re:Nothing went "wrong" (47 comments)

He just got really lucky the first time.

Trying to predict what people want is impossible outside of the basics of life:food, water, shelter, ....

I think sex would make a good growth industry...


EA Tests Subscription Access To Game Catalog

FatdogHaiku Re:You must be kidding. (63 comments)

No, I'm saying EA feels that way about us. They don't see us as an enemy, they see us as something they own and can do with as they please... As to the eating thing, did you think I meant "cattle" instead of chattel? Cattle can be chattel, but chattel is not restricted to cattle...


Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

FatdogHaiku Re:None of them. (402 comments)

Wait, did you mean "butt entitlement"?
That's a concept I can get behind!
"Butt adjacent" is OK too...
'cause slips happen...

2 days ago

EA Tests Subscription Access To Game Catalog

FatdogHaiku Re:You must be kidding. (63 comments)

EA has established itself as a company that views customers as the enemy.

You normally respect or are wary of an enemy...
If you don't, they are already your chattel or your victim...

2 days ago

Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

FatdogHaiku Re:Great. Now the sloth community... (728 comments)

is going to be gunning for an apology...

Maybe, but it take a while for them to get worked up enough to do anything...

5 days ago

"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

FatdogHaiku Re:Cost (184 comments)


The helmet runs for about $600,000, which doesn't include software integration with the aircraft’s systems.

How would you like to be the first guy to drop one of these... you know it's going to happen...

about a week ago
top Announces Linux Support

FatdogHaiku Re:GOG discovers DOSBOX works on Linux (81 comments)

One thing is for certain: Linux users are still douchenozzles.

Well, if you're going to be involved in that process, you may as well be where the action is...

about a week ago

Verizon's Offer: Let Us Track You, Get Free Stuff

FatdogHaiku Re:So It's Come to This (75 comments)

I really don't care if they track my device but give me free stuff. My hamster has nothing to hide.

Sure, that's fine until GPS is refined enough to determine if it is in fact an ass hamster... if so, then your advertising content is going to undergo a transformation. Also, PETA may call... The "ethical treatment of animals" ones, not the "eating tasty animals" ones... hamsters are not considered tasty... ass hamsters even less so... NOT saying yours is in fact an ass hamster... but is his phone on vibrate?

about a week ago

Finding Life In Space By Looking For Extraterrestrial Pollution

FatdogHaiku Re:Advanced? (95 comments)

Sorry, you have used the incorrect verbiage, POLLUTION has been replaced by CLIMATE CHANGE.

Come on, get some marketing people on this...
This area now Atmospherically Enhanced with extra monoxides, dioxides, ozone, and for a special twist, ozone depleters!

about a week ago

'Just Let Me Code!'

FatdogHaiku Re:Code the way you want... (369 comments)

When your hobby becomes your profession,
They will both become an obsession.
You will code all night long,
While you're singing a song,
That relates to your own retrogression!

about a week ago

MIT Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generati

FatdogHaiku Re:De-salination? (110 comments)

You're mixing up graphite with graphene.

My God Man, you've just invented graphitene!
To The Patent Office!

about two weeks ago

The Loophole Obscuring Facebook and Google's Transparency Reports

FatdogHaiku Re:Insensitive Clod (18 comments)

Kind of arbitrarily deletes the middleman from the transaction, but hey, if you can sleep at night knowing that, no blood-no foul.

It's more like :
"No blood discovered at this location,
no foul that really need be mentioned".

about two weeks ago

Amazon Isn't Killing Writing, the Market Is

FatdogHaiku Re:Yep, how the music industry was killed... (192 comments)

So Robert Plant was way ahead of his time!

Not to mention a head in his time, and, if he wanted it, getting head all the time.

about two weeks ago

Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data

FatdogHaiku Re:I hope this surprises no one,.. (68 comments)

You would buy and use food prep equipment without cleaning it? I wouldn't even do that with a yard sale coffee cup that looked spotless. Even brand new food prep equipment has instructions to say wash before use. If restaurant "B" obtains something from defunct restaurant "A" and then deploys it without cleaning it, the equipment seller is not to blame... same as if new equipment were involved and the contaminant was industrial oil. The party using the item is responsible for the cleanliness of the item, ask a health inspector...
Data is a different story, with different liabilities that would get sorted on a case by case basis.

about two weeks ago

Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

FatdogHaiku Re:Did the forget the part (181 comments)

Well, for the whole space mining thing to work you have to be able to drop a payload accurately. Most of the stuff that we could refine in space and land softly would have to be a high value/kilo ratio items... everything else has to be splashdown city. If we can do it with an Apollo Capsule we should be able to do it with a chunk of iron we processed after catching and mining it's momma. And if we can find a place to drop it safely (not counting birds, sea life and all the other stuff we ignore to make a buck) then someone could also drop it unsafely... on purpose.

Space Police is going to be a growth industry. And it will try to stay on top of things so that people don't get outside the system, until they actually leave the solar system. In all cases, people are people, and they will take their bullshit "I have a right to tell you all what to do because of {someCrap}" story across the universe if they can.

If there is extraterrestrial intelligent life watching us now, they are gonna shoot us in the head the minute we leave our solar system.

about three weeks ago

Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

FatdogHaiku Re:Did the forget the part (181 comments)

Seems to me they would have to pay import tarrifs to bring the resources back planetside....

.Letting someone have the high ground with big rocks at their disposal could have some interesting dynamics.

They impose a 50% tariff, so you drop it on their head.
"We collected 32 tons of almost pure iron today, your percentage will be arriving in 3, 2, 1..."

about three weeks ago



Hacked India Microsoft site stored user data as plain text

FatdogHaiku FatdogHaiku writes  |  more than 2 years ago

FatdogHaiku writes "Microsoft Store India site has been compromised by EvilShadow, a Chinese group yesterday. The hackers defaced the site and linked their blog along with email id.

Microsoft took this situation very seriously and put the site down for now, the hackers placed a picture of the Guy Fawkes mask that is often used by Anonymous hacker group who are known for their high profile hacking activities.

Many sources claim that hackers had access to the database and a list of usernames and passwords have been released. But the shame is that Microsoft saved user accounts password in plain text format.

Today Microsoft has sent email to users, requesting to change their passwords immediately."

Link to Original Source

Service Pack or Die

FatdogHaiku FatdogHaiku writes  |  more than 4 years ago

FatdogHaiku (978357) writes "Well, it's time to belly up to the service pack bar or kiss your security updates goodbye. Microsoft is telling visitors that support for Windows Vista without any service packs will end on April 13, 2010. Support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010. I find it interesting that this message was delivered to a Win 7 box making an XP command line reference inquiry."
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New, Improved BSOD

FatdogHaiku FatdogHaiku writes  |  more than 4 years ago

FatdogHaiku (978357) writes "Software firm Prevx says that millions of Windows users may be affected by a "Black Screen of Death" issue that may have multiple causes. A spokesperson for Microsoft has stated that this did "not match any known issues". Same old song with a new color scheme? PCWorld has more details of the scope and nature of the problem."
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