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Opera Releases a New Version For Linux

GrumblyStuff Re:Mod parent up. (99 comments)

Still on 12 here, too. I'm still a bit miffed that they took the choice away from having tabs below the address bar or having bookmarks or buttons to the right of the main menu or having a dedicated stop loading button from 9 or 10. The only thing keeping me from going Firefox full time is mouse gestures.

about a month ago
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Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Patient's Death In Texas

GrumblyStuff Re:I could point out (132 comments)

[...] farmers in the US never really got into feeding their animals ground up animal parts.

Not quite. Feeding cows to cows had to be explicitly banned by the FDA. Now we feed cows to chickens then feed "poultry litter" to cows. http://www.motherjones.com/tom...

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms Disconnecting Kinect Gives Devs 10% More GPU Horsepower

GrumblyStuff Re:Poor experience for those that do have kinect (174 comments)

If you design a game that relies on that overhead, then those that don't have it will have a poor experience.

If you design a game that relies on the Kinect, then those players are probably getting a poor experience anyway.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

GrumblyStuff Stop with the fucking Start Button bullshit. (516 comments)

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have faced a boat load of criticism and hatred, partly due to the removal of the Start button and Start menu.

Start Menu. A button is just a fucking button and only necessary to show you where to click. That's how the majority of 8's blatant mistakes with all the hold mouse here, charms bar, and other nonsense.

about 2 months ago
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Is Bamboo the Next Carbon Fibre?

GrumblyStuff Re:bamboo car (198 comments)

When did MacGyver move to India?!

about 2 months ago
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You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

GrumblyStuff Re:We need to fix the root cause (315 comments)

And I wouldn't know she's smart w/o spending some time with her, and that's just as creepy.

Okay, well, then the easy solution is to merely watch her from afar- Wait, no. Man, this is harder than I thought.

about 2 months ago
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Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

GrumblyStuff Just like the movies! (659 comments)

With how easily hydrogen ignites, we might finally get cars that explode from crashes and gun shots!

about 2 months ago
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"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

GrumblyStuff Re:Gun nuts (1374 comments)

[...] if you can circumvent one amendment, you can circumvent them all, and down that road lies fascism.

Which, of course, is why gun owners are famous for defending free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of (and from) religion, the right to peacefully assemble, the right to a speedy and fair trial, against unreasonable searches and seizures....

about 3 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

GrumblyStuff Re:Er..."pricing is alright?" (347 comments)

It's the bandwidth! You know, like when the "superbit" version of The Fifth Element came out.

about 3 months ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

GrumblyStuff Re:Learning Golf While Young (405 comments)

Golf with guns? That sounds properly American!

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

GrumblyStuff Re:iPhone 4 Meets Washing Machine (702 comments)

The sad thing about it is there's now an expectation that technology will or needs to be quickly replaced so it doesn't matter how solid something is built as long as it lasts until the next version is out.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

GrumblyStuff Re:Old Nintendo Products (702 comments)

Sadly, battery-backed saves don't last. My Pokemon Crystal is nigh unplayable because of it and I remember as a kid having the same issue with Zelda on the NES. N64 and Gamecube controllers can't handle the beatings that the consoles can. My Gamecube has occasional read issues but it's lasted thousands of hours, many a tens of hours play sessions or overnight cheeze-fests to level up RPG characters (or I'd fall asleep with it on while leveling up). But yeah... RIP analog sticks. :(

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

GrumblyStuff Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (387 comments)

It certainly does feel like a desktop replacement with some livetiles replacing the previous widgets and system tray notifications but with that in mind, it's odd that they left the original desktop and this solution to prevent needing to minimize programs came with full screen or splitscreen only apps.

about 4 months ago
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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

GrumblyStuff Re:The irony of ethics. (150 comments)

Except it wouldn't be. It wouldn't be articulate explanations of their situation, maybe current reserves of food, water, and air, nor of any meaningful footage of construction, exploration, or scientific progress.

What it would be the glorification of one person's feelings being hurt because of another and, since you suggested it, a mouthy, annoying narrator who'll do recap and promos and puns and more recaps and commercial teasers and more puns and re-explaining what the people on the show just fucking said and more recaps/teasers/puns.

To me, a really interesting reality show was How It's Made. And then Discovery took it off the air for 'MURICAN Guns and all sorts of stupid bullshit "reality" shows.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

GrumblyStuff Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (387 comments)

Why is this a thing that always has to be explained? It's not just the start screen, it's the pervasive touchscreen controls that do not fit the desktop PC ergonomics. It looks great for a smartphone or tablet but PC? No and their attempts to make some of those controls work with the mouse (ie, charms) is a perpetual annoyance.

Now as for the start screen itself, the act of taking over the whole screen is, at least to me, akin to the Doorway Effect. I don't want a wall of icons; I want text labels in (a few at most) columns ordered alphabetically. You know, like most of my files (sometimes by file type, sometimes by last modified).

about 4 months ago
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Tesla Model S Gets Titanium Underbody Shield, Aluminum Deflector Plates

GrumblyStuff Re:That *is* funny! (314 comments)

Darwin Awards are for those who take themselves out before they have a chance to reproduce.

In this case, we should just thank the individual for their sincere effort and wish them better luck next time.

about 4 months ago
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The Spy In Our Living Room

GrumblyStuff Re:same for laptops and cell phones (148 comments)

I guess it depends what you're trying to do which upon further contemplation would be to retain the use of the camera and mic when you want to but disable them at all other times. I would say that if you're that concerned to cover the camera then the microphone should be deemed a greater threat. Audio might not give as much info but it would always be available. And once you're at that train of thought, then what about integrated GPS? Sure, any cellphone could be triangulated via cell towers but GPS would be quicker and more precise.

Obviously you want to still be able to use it, receive calls, etc. so no faraday bag or removal of battery (if that's even an option). Maybe you could open it up, give the camera and mic individually wired switches, and disguise it all by making a neat replacement case (steampunk, hardwood, Star Trek PADD, etc.).

about 5 months ago

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If the Earth Stood Still

GrumblyStuff GrumblyStuff writes  |  about 4 years ago

GrumblyStuff (870046) writes "What would happen if the Earth stop rotating? Aside having a day that lasts 365 times longer, the approximately 8 km of water that is pushed to the equator would flow north and south, forming polar oceans separated entirely by a ring of land.

The geographic changes were modeled with ArcGIS and can be viewed here. There's no mention of possible weather patterns which would be interesting to try to model with both the geographical changes and year long day."

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Coast Guard bans everyone from oiled areas

GrumblyStuff GrumblyStuff writes  |  about 4 years ago

GrumblyStuff (870046) writes "CNN's Anderson Cooper rages against the Coast Guard, discussing the 65ft ban of photographers and reporters and anyone else who is "unauthorized" around booms and response vessels. To get closer you need to get permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New Orleans. Violating this can result in $40,000 and felony charges. The Coast Guard originally sought 300ft but scaled it back. Outrageous is an understatement."
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