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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

HalAtWork Re:I have an idea.. (462 comments)

I already have. They don't seem to be getting the message, but I won't go back to giving them money that's for sure. Easy since they just produce cookie cutter games.

2 days ago

Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

HalAtWork Terrorist attack (390 comments)

I sincerely hope one or more of their people get shot breaking into some place and not identifying themselves as agents

Which gets labelled as a terrorist attack and is used to justify further occurrences of same

3 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

HalAtWork I build modular sites (302 comments)

Now I have a repertoire of modules I can use to put together a site for a given situation.

about a week ago

US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

HalAtWork A vote does not make it so (666 comments)

This is the type of thing you actually have to research and prove one way or the other.

about a week ago

What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

HalAtWork Usefulness? (324 comments)

There aren't really many applications for it beyond professional design or perhaps firemen using it for imaging when they can't see beyond smoke, etc... Just niche applications so far. Perhaps a steep price drop could spur adoption and then the applications would emerge.

about a week ago

Why Run Linux On Macs?

HalAtWork Because I like the hardware (592 comments)

I prefer Linux and the software ecosystem, and want a laptop with good specs, battery life, features, and build quality. So I got a Mac and run Linux. I tried OS X but don't like the interface. They kept switching up the file manager on each OS revision, hiding folders I wanted to see, and it was hard to get apps I like working properly on the OS such as Inkscape. It is just not ideal for what I want to do.

about two weeks ago

Hackers Leak Xbox One SDK Claiming Advancement In Openness and Homebrew

HalAtWork Wasn't MS supposed to do this anyway? (86 comments)

Microsoft said they wanted every Xbox One to be a development platform, I'm sure they were going to do this themselves soon anyway.

about three weeks ago

Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

HalAtWork New method of wealth distribution (688 comments)

"We're going to enter a world in which there's more wealth and less need to work,"

So what hey're saying is we need is a new method of distributing that wealth so that work is not the only way to obtain it?

about a month and a half ago

AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

HalAtWork Empowers us at exterminating each other (417 comments)

If it empowers us then I guess it'll also help us do what we do best, exterminate each other

about a month and a half ago

Unity 8 Will Bring 'Pure' Linux Experience To Mobile Devices

HalAtWork I was too lazy to switch (125 comments)

I was just too lazy to switch until the past few months, where all that effort trying to work around the interface built up to the point where I got fed up. I didn't mind trying out a new way to do things, found shortcuts that helped my workflow, and definitely gave Unity a fair shake. I just found my ire building up, instead of what was promised to me which was an improvement that I might have to learn to appreciate. Sticking with it since its introduction, I just haven't found that promise to come true.

I switched to Mint at the tail end of 17.0 and have upgraded to 17.1, and it's been a pleasure, everything works the way I expect and there aren't any quirks. Tailoring the default install to what I wanted was intuitive, and didn't take very long at all (just disabling window snapping/tiling). The options aren't hidden away somewhere secret and are clearly labeled. I'm very happy. Granted, this is based on a history of working with KDE 2/3, Gnome 2, and prior to that the Windows interface, so I've been used to something similar the whole time I've been using GUIs. I don't know what someone with fresh eyes or born and bred into a world where smartphone interfaces are what you learn first would think of Unity. But for me, I'm extremely happy with Cinnamon and I'm pleased that with every new release they don't change the way things work.

about 1 month ago

Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

HalAtWork The damage is done (280 comments)

The situation has been exposed: traditional taxi services have been suffering from a monopoly position, and there is clearly room for competition that reworks their model into something more fair for the drivers, and as a good opportunity for a startup that wants to make it happen. The demand is there, it just takes a group with the right plan to capitalize on the opportunity.

about 1 month ago

Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

HalAtWork So why Yahoo? (161 comments)

So why are they moving to Yahoo again?

about 2 months ago

Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

HalAtWork Works on non-sony devices (130 comments)

No, Sony's service works on iOS devices and they plan on rolling it out across other non-Sony devices.

about 2 months ago

Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

HalAtWork What the law should then require: (353 comments)

Just don't have software loaded on the PC at all, and include a disc that images your computer if you do agree that you want it at retail/on order.

about 3 months ago

Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

HalAtWork Re:Terrible Summery (308 comments)

So saying "A government MP offers the scant assurance that this legislation is not "trauma tainted," as it was drafted well prior to this week's instigating incidents" is definitely no consolation. Canadians should be happy that they decided to go nuts prior to this event rather than after? Do they want a cookie for that?

about 3 months ago

Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes

HalAtWork I finally switched to Mint (110 comments)

I finally switched to Mint with Cinnamon and love it. I appreciate what Ubuntu has done to make Linux usable on the desktop, but in that spirit I am now supporting Mint, which seems to have taken over that position with a great interface that promises consistency.

about 3 months ago

Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

HalAtWork Why limit this? (165 comments)

Why is this only being limited to acts "on a computer"? If they feel so strongly about it, why doesn't it apply to any such act regardless of a computer being involved?

about 3 months ago


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