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Gridlock In Action: Retailers Demand New Regulations To Protect Consumers

HideyoshiJP Re:CYA (127 comments)

In all fairness, those that may wish to put security solutions in place may need a way to justify the increased cost of additional security to the larger shareholders, who often can't see the forest for the trees. You'd think those shareholders would just invest in IT/security companies...

about two weeks ago
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YouTube Considering an Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version

HideyoshiJP Re:How about using this model for all Google servi (225 comments)

I thought the same. I'd like to see a control panel that lets you dial these settings if you were a subscriber. Unfortunately, you're still probably screwed when it comes to Google Analytics on machines you weren't signed into Google on.

about a month ago
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Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

HideyoshiJP Particular Skillset? (198 comments)

"In other words, it seems like a good time to be in IT, provided you have a particular skillset."
Oh, I have a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career...

about a month ago
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Tech Workers Oppose Settlement They Reached In Silicon Valley Hiring Case

HideyoshiJP Re:One way to sweeten the pot.... (54 comments)

I love eggs! I mean, who in their right mind throws away a perfectly good case of eggs in this day and age?

about a month and a half ago
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Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

HideyoshiJP Re:What do you expect? (367 comments)

While this is true, I remember with Windows 7, they had the customer experience thing running in the taskbar with the happy face and sad face. You could opt out of it and the data collection, if I recall correctly. Is that still the case?

about 2 months ago
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Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

HideyoshiJP Re:Some would be well suited. (299 comments)

I think they're great for that. Cowboy sysadmins are great at certain things, but you need people who will think things through to balance things out. It also works well when there's good chemistry between the people who fill each role.

about 2 months ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

HideyoshiJP Re:No. (368 comments)

I think he just doesn't want to deal with the pressure of being associated with it. He already cancelled 0x10c because he lost interest and it had already become "a thing." Seems like just wants to work on his own stuff and spit out whatever he finds fun without half the internet watching.

about 3 months ago
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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks

HideyoshiJP Re:And like most VMWare things.... (60 comments)

I've been using AirWatch for some years now, and it works great. There's nothing "cloud" about my environment either... I hope this isn't the beginning of the end, though. With them leveraging a piece of AirWatch for something else, I hope this isn't a precursor to the discombobulation of the MDM suite...

about 3 months ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

HideyoshiJP Re:2GB of RAM? (215 comments)

Well, if they're competing with a Chromebook, it just has to handle the browser part of the equation.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

HideyoshiJP Re:Never used any 8.1 apps from their store (188 comments)

I use the Citrix receiver, since the Windows App Store version doesn't start up stuff (like the Citrix Connection center) when you log into your PC that disables window effects/themes. It also doesn't throw annoying icons in your start menu and on your desktop for remote apps. Great for the PC you only occasionally connect to Citrix with. I also use a cool Kanji lookup app on my convertible ultrabook. I have a few games I've bought through it, but it's pretty minimal.

about 3 months ago
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Justin.tv Shuts Down Amid Reports Google Is Acquiring Twitch

HideyoshiJP So, it has come to this... (56 comments)

I fully expected plenty of ass-hattery to come from this acquisition. I wasn't aware, however, that justin.tv would have any outcome from this. I don't know why I didn't see it coming, with them being under the same corporate entity. I can't wait to see what other crap comes down the pipe.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

HideyoshiJP Headache Central (348 comments)

Yes. Often times in less critical systems, it happens. If it's critical, though, or has any privileged accounts that can access critical stuff, it definitely keeps it. Let me tell you, as nice as the Windows Firewall interface is in Server 2008 and above, it can be a painstaking endeavor to find all the exceptions you need. Then there's always the support guy asking "Umm... why come... why come I can't ping this? It's broke. Fix it."

about 4 months ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

HideyoshiJP Conflicted (168 comments)

I have to admit that I don't care for the way they treat their employees, but I admire a company that values long-term profits over the short-term. I'm so conflicted now.

about 4 months ago
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China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC

HideyoshiJP Re:It's all about the input (58 comments)

If you're on Windows, using the built-in Microsoft IME with a Japanese keyboard allows me to use the hardware keys to switch input modes and/or use the direct kana input. I don't think many people use the direct kana entry, though. Even without a Japanese keyboard, you can use Alt+Shift to switch input methods, and Alt+tilde(~) to switch from direct entry to IME entry. Still kinda blows, though.

about 4 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

HideyoshiJP Re:And here I'm hoping... (681 comments)

I think they reversed it for the little Atom devices. I don't understand why so many Bay Trail devices want to run 32-bit, when they can do 64, but it's still a thing.

about 5 months ago
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Ford's Bringing Adaptive Steering To the Masses

HideyoshiJP Re:Ghost in the machine (128 comments)

Here's a Honda press-release on it. It is entirely possible that the S2000 system is something different, but I have a feeling that this is just a combination of an EPAS system that does something similar, in addition to varying weight. I agree with you on the lack of mechanical linkage. Nissan has some system that retains the driveshaft for times when the steer-by-wire is malfunctioning, but I have a feeling that by the time it's malfunctioning (10 years on), the mechanical fall-back mechanism will likely be faulty too.

about 6 months ago
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Ford's Bringing Adaptive Steering To the Masses

HideyoshiJP Re:Ghost in the machine (128 comments)

That would also be an issue with the electric steering alone. While it's hydraulic, my RX-7 also has speed sensitive power steering and it works rather well. Variable ratio steering was first available on the Honda S2000, and I don't think anyone's complaining. This system simply uses EPAS to accomplish much the same thing.

about 6 months ago
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Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

HideyoshiJP Re:Wrong idea (261 comments)

Sounds interesting, but I feel like my eyes might crust over from the blinding light.

about 6 months ago
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Wikia and Sony Playing Licensing Mind Tricks

HideyoshiJP Re:CC-BY-NC are excluded (108 comments)

Get your information and "first hand knowledge" out of my rage thread. I just finished sharpening my pitchfork and everything...

about 6 months ago
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Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

HideyoshiJP Yeah... (146 comments)

Fukushima's a pretty big prefecture (13,782.54 km2/5,321.47 sq mi). It's ranked third by area. I'm sure there's plenty of safe land there.

about 6 months ago

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