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New Facebook Update Lets You Choose News Feed Content

Goose In Orbit Re:How about... (54 comments)

I already do... :^D

about a month ago
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New Facebook Update Lets You Choose News Feed Content

Goose In Orbit Re:How about... (54 comments)

If the ranking mechanism FB used was any good, I wouldn't have installed FB Purity to override it...

about a month and a half ago
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New Facebook Update Lets You Choose News Feed Content

Goose In Orbit How about... (54 comments)

...just showing everything, in the order it arrives?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Goose In Orbit Re:I'm surrounded by morons (613 comments)

Hear hear!

I get sick of the permanent BST brigade here in the UK... if they want to live on European time, they should bleeping well move to Europe!

about 1 month ago
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iOS 8 Review

Goose In Orbit Re: Keyboard (216 comments)

My second biggest annoyance with the keyboard this... ...my biggest stems from my being in the UK - Apple obviously never tried entering a UK post code...

letter
letter
switch to number pad - no long press on the top row that I know of
number
number
space
switch back to number pad - because it's assumed you want a letter next
number
letter
letter

My job (partly) involves testing mobile apps - so I have to go through the registration process a lot... utter pain in the proverbials...

about 3 months ago
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"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

Goose In Orbit Re:Cost (184 comments)

"plus our allies are buying a whole bunch"

And in the meantime we in the UK won't have an aircraft carrier worth the name for the best part of a decade...

We have the boats... just not the planes (I assume the recent grounding will put back delivery another year or two)

Should have stuck with the Harrier...

about 5 months ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

Goose In Orbit Re:It was pretty cool in its day (192 comments)

*whoosh*

Read this part again: "For commercial-level code... fair enough" - I agree with you entirely on that score.

I wasn't talking about that though - the whole point of demos WAS to use as many tricks as possible, to show off to your mates (and the wider world) for a few weeks, until the next bare-metal coder found a way to do something that blew yours away... If it ran on one specific variant only - so be it.

about 5 months ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

Goose In Orbit Re:It was pretty cool in its day (192 comments)

Actually, timing-dependent code is a gross violation of Commodore's published Amiga programming standards.

For commercial-level code... fair enough

The demo-coders, though, would have taken one look (if that many) and said "screw that - look what we can do!"

about 5 months ago
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Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

Goose In Orbit Re:How about the other way around? (216 comments)

So you leave your doors unlocked and open when you go out do you?

I assume nobody in your neighbourhood would even consider walking in and stealing all your shiny things...

about 7 months ago
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US Military Drones Migrating To Linux

Goose In Orbit Re:time for a new public licence (197 comments)

So if I were to gun down the entire US population - just to make defend myself from the possibility of being shot next time I'm there - is that OK?

(Yes... I know it's a stupid comment...)

about 7 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

Goose In Orbit Re:If not... (865 comments)

Out of interest - how far away does the proximity detector kick in?

There's an episode of Top Gear where Clarkson drove Hammond's vehicle away while it was parked, and the key was in Hammond's pocket (he was inside a diner at the time as I recall). The car got 100 feet or so before the system realised that the key was no longer nearby and shut off the engine.

If that's typical then the potential for theft is huge - by simply driving the car onto a tow truck before the system locks it down.

about 7 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

Goose In Orbit Re:Think of all those poor accountants! (423 comments)

Assuming they're not brought about by "accidentally" selling things off via some offshore location (or three)

Gains? What gains?

about 8 months ago
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Heartbleed Disclosure Timeline Revealed

Goose In Orbit Re:Negligence (62 comments)

The NSA has apparently known about heartbleed since the start

Source?

about 8 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Goose In Orbit Re:code review idea (447 comments)

Instead of adding an exception to the Valgrind ignore list (which you most frequently must have in any moderately sized project, esp one that handles its own memory management)

If you need to add exceptions to get a tool to work... the tool is wrong for the job.

about 8 months ago
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French, Chinese Satellite Images May Show Malaysian Jet Debris

Goose In Orbit Re:kilometers? (103 comments)

Should have used furlongs... you'd getter bigger numbers that way - and we all know bigger is better ;^D

about 9 months ago
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Snowden Says No One Listened To 10 Attempts To Raise Concerns At NSA

Goose In Orbit Re:Broken link: Here ya go (273 comments)

"The Daily Mail"

would probably be a lot more sympathetic if he were, instead, a barely-legal female in barely-there clothing that their readership could bitch about (or perve over) despite their claims to be a "family newspaper"

about 9 months ago

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