top How Did You Learn How To Program?
TRS80 and Apple ]['s when I was in 6th, 7th grade. Went to college for electronics but I'm a sr level software engineer today.
about a year and a half ago
top Security Firm Mandiant Says China's Army Runs Hacking Group APT1
Are you sure with the aliases of Wang Dong and SuperHard this isn't some Chinese gay porno movie making unit?
top North Korea Announces 3rd Nuclear Test, Anti-US Aims
We should tell North Korea if they continue we will test a couple minuteman ICBMs on their capital, invade from the South, and just end this silliness.
top Chinese Smartphone Invasion Begins
People have never heard of ZTE and Huawei?
Cricket sells them both in the US.
top Will Tablets Kill Off e-Readers?
Not true, I'm a software engineer I spend all day looking at LCD screens. I read books on my phone (while not tablet size it's 4.7" screen is big enough for me) all the time and backlit screen does not bother me at all. The people that are bothered by it will stick with e-ink. I don't like having to turn on a light at night if I want to read. But the cool reader android app I use lets you set the back light as a slider so it can be very dim for reading in the dark. If it didn't have that feature I would not like reading in the dark with a bright backlight.
top Will Tablets Kill Off e-Readers?
Read on paper? Insane tree murderer!
top Man Orders TV On Amazon, Gets Shipped Assault Rifle
I just saw a stupid show on TV the other day "Rat Bastards" where guys were hunting large 30 lb swamp rats in the Bayou with AR15s haha.
top Verizon Wireless Goes Ahead With 'Bucket' Data Plans
My contract is up in August and so am I as a customer after about 8 years. Last summer we could keep our unlimited plans through upgrades. This summer they want to screw me over now... no more money for you Verizon.
top UK ISPs Ordered To Block Pirate Bay
When is the UK going to force blocking of Google, Bing, etc? Did any of these brilliant censors ever think to search for torrents there?
top Arizona Attempts To Make Trolling Illegal
No what they got rid of is the racist teachings of La Raza in Southern Arizona to illegal alien Mexicans to foster hate against the "man" in Arizona.
top For Windows 8 Users, Stardock Revives the Start Menu
I don't mind the new start menu in W8 really (go to the tiles and right click and select all apps) but the main issue I have is you can't adjust the tile font size. On a regular pc and monitor this isn't a problem but I'm running this system on a PC hooked up to my TV so 1080P and sitting back 6-7 feet the tile font is so small I can barely read it you can zoom it out but not in for some reason. I'm sure there's a way to set it I just haven't found it. My desktop though is blown up to good size and can be read easily so having the start menu back will be nice.
top Gadget Allows You to Keep Bees In Your Apartment
welcome our sexy, urban dwelling, bee swarm overlords
top Firefox 8.0 Released
Flash runs too slow. It's fine for some things but a Facebook game I play Castle Age Heart of Darkness it runs in slow motion. Load it in Chrome without changing anything and it runs fine. So because of that I got used to Chrome and use it under Windows now too.
top DHS Stonewalls On Public Comment About Body Scanners
But here we are run by corporations. The TSA's buddies that own the scanner companies need to build their new mansions on taxpayer money.
top Google+ Loses 60% of Active Users
Facebook is full of obviously fake named gaming accounts. You can report them but FB rarely suspends them. Anyone joining up to Facebook and listing Farmville University as their school or something should be blocked by FB automatically.
top Congress May Permit Robot Calls To Cell Phones
My cell phone has a blacklist. You may call my phone once after that I blacklist and I'll never know you called and you can't leave a message.
top Social Media Bubble Pops Before It Fully Inflates
Zynga is killing themselves with all the spam your friends crap. I've played some of the ville games and the thing that really kills them is the spam 100 of your "friends" to get this or that and continue in the game. They'd make a lot more money sticking more with the sandbox than the spam.
top Star Rips Exoplanet To Shreds With X-Rays
1.21 gigawatts to be exact
top The GIMP Now Has a Working Single-Window Mode
Haha too true. I use Gimp but I can't stand the UI on it. This will be a much welcome change for me.
top DOS, Backdoor, and Easter Egg Found In Siemens S7
Allen Bradley CEO sees $$$$$$$
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