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Microsoft Announces Office 2016 and Office For Windows 10 Coming Later This Year

Hognoxious A garland of pickled ringpieces. (142 comments)

Cross platform? They haven't even solved cross version.
People used to give me Word 2007 docs to correct. I had Word 2003. After two attempts I started asking for a hard copy that I'd scrawl on with a pen. They thought I was mad until I showed them; If I tried to do it on the 'puter the editing used to happen in a random location. I say random, the one place it didn't happen was where the cursor was.

6 hours ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

Hognoxious Re:Simple solution (396 comments)

There's no such thing as a "greatest common denominator".

Stop repeating what you think you heard the grown-ups say.

10 hours ago

Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

Hognoxious Re:Oh yay, more about the bullshit clock (186 comments)

Did you know the most dangerous drivers are not those who have just gotten their license, but those who have had a bit of experience?

Have you ever insured a car? It's a while back, but I'm pretty sure my premiums went down in the first few years, not up.

10 hours ago

Brought To You By the Letter R: Microsoft Acquiring Revolution Analytics

Hognoxious Re:R wont run on linux soon (91 comments)

Not possible, systemd already has the interpreter built in.

11 hours ago

At Oxford, a Battery That's Lasted 175 Years -- So Far

Hognoxious Oo-er, matron! (204 comments)

Population is provided by "Otto fuel II" which is a hot expanding gas

It's caused by something expanding, but it's not a gas. At least mine isn't.

2 days ago

Google Just Made It Easier To Run Linux On Your Chromebook

Hognoxious Re:Pedantic, but... (164 comments)

In which case the snippet you quoted becomes "I make up I speak for everyone when I say".

If that improves your comprehension it must be pretty poor to begin with.

2 days ago

Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

Hognoxious Beam me up (637 comments)

Snot is a noun. The adjective is snotty.

2 days ago

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

Hognoxious Re:Obviously. (298 comments)

Bluntly, this stuff is a great deal easier than C.

That doesn't make it a subset of C. For some reasons, C programmers tend to take the reasonable claim of "could learn ..." and stretch it to "know ...".

3 days ago

Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Hognoxious Re:seriously guys? (567 comments)

One year starting from when?

If they mean "within one year of event X" then there's a perfectly clear phrase for that. Why not use it?

3 days ago

Moot Retires From 4chan

Hognoxious CSS (182 comments)

Can they do CSS properly at 4chan?

4 days ago

Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Hognoxious Re:I reckon (289 comments)

Another example of trying to impose a technical solution on a human problem.

You're supposed to shout "Candygram".

5 days ago

Librem: a Laptop Custom-Made For Free/Libre Software

Hognoxious Re:too expensive (227 comments)

If you try to board a flight with a new business-grade laptop the TSA might steal it.

If you try to board a flight with this thing they'll definitely shoot you.

5 days ago

Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Hognoxious Yay for timothy! (289 comments)

Title: "Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes"

Summary: "it does not show a picture of what's happening inside"

P.S. Layout's still fucked. If you're too dumb to fix it just revert to the old one already.

5 days ago

Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Hognoxious I reckon (289 comments)

Have they tried ringing the doorbell? I could supply them with a device to do that at, what, half the price of these doohickeys.

5 days ago

With Community Help, Chrome Could Support Side Tabs Extension

Hognoxious Re:Google hates widescreens (116 comments)

Slashdot hates all screens. Gotta love that horizontal scrolling!

about a week ago

Why Run Linux On Macs?

Hognoxious Re: a better question (585 comments)

pull that out of your ass

What goes up must come down. We are talking about Mac users, after all...

about a week ago



3D Printing, Bitcoins Old News, Claims Report

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  about a year ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Remeber when you couldn't log onto Slashdot without seeing "Bitcoins this, 3D printers that"? Well it's been almost a whole day without a half-assed story or thinly veiled slashvertisement hyping one or the other.

Bennet Haselton's ramblings aside, what do readers think will be the next thing we're all totally sick of hearing about?"

Slashdot slashdotted

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Fikzyor Kodoreddi (631665) writes "Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, admin@slashdot.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Apache/1.3.41 Server at slashdot.org Port 80"

Ted Kennedy dies at 77

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Ted Kennedy has succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 77. The funeral cortege will leave the family residence before swerving left and right then driving off a bridge."

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Has anybody seen my Swiss Army knife? I can't remember where I had it last. It's red, with a lot of blades that fold in and out. Well, not really a lot, but certainly more than a few. Thanks."




Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 6 years ago

BTW, the fallacy is actually reverse ad populum. After all, he was arguing that everyone not doing it meant it was better.

It's not that either. He was simply saying that somoene who does it is better than someone who doesn't - a perfectly reasonable argument.

The true reverse ad populum only applies to indie bands and cult movies; the less people have heard of them, the more "alternative" they are.


I want some insurance for my polandinvadingmaterials

Ich überlege, ob man diese Aussage auch auf Roboter beziehen kÃnnte

What is the difference between a duck

KÃnnten Sie das nicht lieber in einer Online-EnzyklopÃdie nachschlagen? Um die Frage zu beantworten müsste ich meinen gesamten Cache-Speicher auslagern. Und das tut weh!


patent reform

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 7 years ago If it's published it can't be patented. Nowhere, I repeat, NOWHERE in the article does it say that prior art is abolished. Don't be a fucking idiot all your life. That goes for everyone else whose reading and comprehension skills are lacking.


Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I never really understood the concept behind forcing registration on users. Namely the NYTimes. Granted, I am sure it's for ad revenue, but atleast make it like CNN, MSNBC, etc...

Seconded. These cretinous oafs make you do it every time you visit their sites to download drivers and stuff.

No doubt whoever analyses the data think that the whole world is full of Helen Kellers - an assumption which a quick look around them does nothing to dispel.


Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 11 years ago Scio te esse, sed quid sum? Accusative & infinitive --
The dangerous time is right after a revolution, where you risk getting people in power who actually believe in the stuff they preach. --
I was going to patent flatulence in monastic institutions, but there was priory fart. --
I don't believe in reincarnation, but I might come back as someone who does.
I AM an insensitive clod, you insensitive clod! --
Slash: got no birds, just foil hatters. --
When the only tool you have is e-mail, everyone starts to look like a spammer. --
Quis spapondanet ipsos spamodanent? --
I fear the geeks, especially when they are bare in gifs. --
If I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know. --
Thanks to slashdot, I now know that "Boa sorte" is Portugese for "Good Luck".
Why isn't there a slashdot relationship "stalker"? I have one --
This frog goes for a job interview, and the manager says "So you worked in a shipyard, what did you do there?".

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