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London Council Dumping Windows For Chromebooks To Save £400,000

Great Big Bird Re:Translation (193 comments)

Makes sense. Chromebooks can be okay on the hardware, but I can't see them as very useful especially for real work.

about three weeks ago

Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks

Great Big Bird Absolute Percentages? (240 comments)

What is the actual risk of heart attack? 25% sounds like a lot, but if it is a 25% increase on 0.0000001% chance, then it doesn't sound as good for an article.

about three weeks ago

Toward Better Programming

Great Big Bird Re:the latest fashion (391 comments)

I have done some networking in C. It is a royal pain in the ass. After wrapping it up nicer in C++, the interface is much easier to work with.

about three weeks ago

One Billion Android Devices Open To Privilege Escalation

Great Big Bird Re:Matthew 7:15 (117 comments)

This is oddly appropriate.

about 1 month ago

Is This the End of Splitscreen Multiplayer, Or the Start of Its Rebirth?

Great Big Bird Re:I can kinda see it (126 comments)

Is that C&C with a game controller? If so, how did that work?

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Online, Free Equivalent To a CompSci BS?

Great Big Bird Re:You have all the education you need, don't both (197 comments)

While, CS is definitely applying math, it lies somewhere between Math and Software Engineering. It is certainly not what you minimize it as.

about a month and a half ago

Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

Great Big Bird Re:Not illegal to charge for a service (306 comments)

It is likely about using the trademark for profit purposes, rather than an offhand reference.

about a month and a half ago

Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

Great Big Bird Re:And the Stockholders Don't Want the Policy Chan (348 comments)

Executives and board have been held legally liable in certain circumstances. Especially when they were a party in something very illegal.

about 2 months ago

Google Ordered To Remove Anti-Islamic Film From YouTube

Great Big Bird Re:In before... (321 comments)

I think you are misusing the word 'right', what you should be using is permission or privilege.

about 2 months ago

Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

Great Big Bird Re: And in other news... (625 comments)

Oh how cute, you said death panel. Also government benefits are stealing from your neighbours. TIL!

about 2 months ago

Wozniak Gets Personal On Innovation

Great Big Bird Analogies (161 comments)

From the summary: "People use technology more the less it feels like technology. 'The software gets more accepted when it works in human ways — meaning in noncomputer ways.'" Take a world where you have a pen, and then you have a typewriter come along. The uptake in typewriters may have been relatively slow, taking a few decades, never really displaced the pen in many uses. Now computers replacing typewriters - a little faster. Internet replacing non-internet sources of information - definitely happened much faster. But in all these cases it is using technology that feels more like technology. So I don't know what he means by working in non-computer ways.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Misdirected Email?

Great Big Bird Re: Get a real mail account (388 comments)

I just started using microsoft's domain stuff on mine. Rather handy.

about 3 months ago

Tweets and Threats: Gangs Find New Home On the Net

Great Big Bird Re: That's nice, but... (144 comments)

Are you going to trust what she says?

about 3 months ago

Researchers Develop "Narrative Authentication" System

Great Big Bird B.S. For funding (117 comments)

Sounds like useless bullshit produced to get funding dollars.

about 4 months ago

Cheerios To Go GMO-Free

Great Big Bird Re:The corn starch? Gimme a break! (419 comments)

They might. I went into a large grocery store in a near by city a few weeks ago and saw gluten free bread (expected), but also yeast free bread — and it was not flat bread. I am expecting them to come up with a bread free bread soon.

about 4 months ago

US Federal Judge Rules NSA Data Collection Legal

Great Big Bird Re: Time to appeal (511 comments)

What a nice conspiracy theory you have there.

about 4 months ago

Italy Approves 'Google Tax' On Internet Companies

Great Big Bird Re:states dont want to compete. (236 comments)

Perhaps companies that want to do business in country X end up paying taxes in country X instead of trying to scam their way out of it? Government is not free, and nor is it superfluous.

about 4 months ago


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