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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

Globe199 Re:why not just have a baby earlier? (342 comments)

"only expensive if you're always going to toys r us for the overpriced crap that gets lost in 2 days"

False. We almost never buy our three-year-old anything unnecessary. She has plenty of toys, but they were all gifts from relatives. We go to the library a lot.

And now for the killer. We spend $1000/month on daycare/preschool for her. Toys R Us doesn't hold a candle to that.

about 5 months ago

Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Globe199 Re:Relevant Skills (355 comments)

Maybe your ability to pack the car efficiently is because you "have packed a car for a road trip countless times in [your] life"

about 5 months ago

Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Globe199 Re:most lego's are a rip off (355 comments)

My mother-in-law is the same way. We bought our kid a bunch of Legos for christmas a couple years ago. MIL comment? "Oh, good thing I didn't get her Legos then!"


about 5 months ago

Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Globe199 Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

Another person who has no idea what "freedom of speech" means. Did the US Government fire Brendan Eich? No. Ergo, freedom of speech does not apply.

about 5 months ago

Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters

Globe199 Netflix, et al (424 comments)

"But if you plan to watch a lot of TV over the Internet, don't expect to save money forever."

Let me stop you right there. If you live in certain areas of the country and pay for Netflix, it's likely you aren't watching ANY TV over the internet with the recent CDN/peering issues going on.

about 7 months ago

Google Bumps Up Search a Notch With Google Nose BETA

Globe199 Better not get attached (66 comments)

Am I the only one who finds this less amusing than it could be, given Google's astounding lack of foresight on killing Reader and other services? I'm surprised they didn't put a disclaimer on Google Nose saying "Google Nose will be closing April 2, 2013."

about a year and a half ago

Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

Globe199 Re:The Stupidity, It Hurts! (1006 comments)

What the...? Then we learned and put impenetrable doors between the cockpit and the cabin. Box cutters won't work anymore. Next straw man please?

about a year and a half ago

No Firefox For iOS, Says Mozilla's Product Head

Globe199 Re:Dear EU (318 comments)

My understanding is that all browsers on iOS are required to use WebKit. Mozilla uses Gecko. Being open source isn't the issue.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Office 2013 Not Compatible With Windows XP, Vista

Globe199 DirectX? (711 comments)

Precisely why would Microsoft Office need DirectX? a 3D spreadsheet maybe? Maybe a really awesome animated book report?

more than 2 years ago

Some Windows 8 Laptops May Come With Built-In Kinect Sensors

Globe199 Re:Exciting (140 comments)

Stop trying to drag us into the past. The future is now. You just think of the numbers and they'll appear in the spreadsheet.

I don't know. Some bullshit I read on a tech blog.

more than 2 years ago

Creating a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Bootable Flash Drive

Globe199 Re:Leader, not a follower (206 comments)

Apple just invented this option. Linux never had it. Apple invented it because I saw in an Apple commercial that it's a cool new feature that they just invented.

more than 3 years ago

Creating a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Bootable Flash Drive

Globe199 Re:Pure BS and FUD (206 comments)

Yeah, and they're mightily pissed? And then what are they going to do? They're going to go purchase a new Apple computer because the old one's broke. Which is exactly what Apple wants everyone to do -- purchase one of their toys every single year.

The reason they don't want it on DVD is because a physical medium is outside their control. /rant

more than 3 years ago

Apple Updating iOS To Address Privacy Concerns

Globe199 Re:nice (318 comments)

Are you kidding me? Did they think that customers would want to have their every move logged into their phones? No.

This was by design. It took the collective efforts of some hackers finding out the technical aspects of it; a subsequent public uproar; and a nastygram from a US Senator. This isn't some benign misreading of consumer demand. Apple knew exactly what the hell they were doing.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Updating iOS To Address Privacy Concerns

Globe199 Re:Moving on (318 comments)

You thought this was short? It took them a week to respond, let alone whatever they're doing to mitigate it.

more than 3 years ago

US Contemplating 'Vehicle Miles Traveled' Tax

Globe199 Re:Sounds like a headache (1306 comments)

Make cities denser, cheaper, more accessible to families with better schools & playgrounds, etc. Get rid of suburban sprawl by zoning more parks and greenways. Maybe build some summer cottages / timeshares so people can still get away "to the country". Done! All the other countries are doing it :-P

yeah, "Done!" It's just that simple! "Done!"

Good grief.

more than 3 years ago

Firefox 4 Released!

Globe199 FF 4 (554 comments)

Tabs STILL are not in their own processes like Chrome has done since day one. It does look like closing tabs reallocates memory though. So at least that seems to be fixed (it's been promised since, what, version 2?).

And this time it only took me one add-on (Status-4-Evar) to regain lost functionality.

more than 3 years ago

The Legend of Zelda Turns 25

Globe199 What a game. (98 comments)

I first played the game at the age of 11 in early 1989. I'll never forget this game. Mostly, I'll never forget that feeling of being completely absorbed into the game, as if the outside world no longer existed. I remember finishing an extremely long session (maybe 4-5 hours, which is kind of a lot for a kid), and going outside into the warm springtime. I recall thinking..."wow, the outside and fresh air and sunshine still exist. what IS all this?"

Making that experience all the more special is the fact that it doesn't happen to me anymore, and probably never will. Getting old is hell.

more than 3 years ago

25 Years of Super Mario Bros.

Globe199 Re:Twenty-five years? (190 comments)

Probably no one will see this reply, but I'm looking at the Ninja Gaiden video on AVGN now.

Holy christ does this bring back memories. Stage 6-2 is giving him the biggest problem, and I remember the exact spot in the game where he loses it. Keep in mind this is almost 20 years ago that I played thru it, but it's burned in my mind. Wow.

about 4 years ago


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