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IE6 Almost Dead In the US

Low Ranked Craig Re:No reason to celebrate now. (335 comments)

Define "completely". Is it better than IE8,7, etc? Yes. But it still lacks support for a lot of CSS3, things that WebKit and Firefox support. Note that I don't care if the standards have been ratified or not. In practice it just doesn't matter - the best browsers support it and MS should too. It is typical Microsoft half assed-support. You'd think a company with that much R&D money could produce a standards compliant browser in a timely fashion, but apparently it takes more than money to hire talented product manager and developers.

more than 2 years ago
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Siri Gives Apple Two Year Advantage Over Android

Low Ranked Craig Re:Two Years? (800 comments)

Maybe. Maybe not. See also, Google Reader overhaul, GMail iOS app. Google seems to be sucking lately at application creation. Used to be yo could count on Google to release new stuff that would be awesome. They're phoning it in now that they are big and corporate.

more than 3 years ago
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AMD Breaks Overclocking Record With Bulldozer

Low Ranked Craig Re:Protection (193 comments)

sounds more like something Tony Weiner would be up to these days...

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Admin Wants Hackers Charged As Mobsters

Low Ranked Craig Re:Too bad (568 comments)

Maybe a little more reality and a lot less DailyKos / Huffington Post would do you some good. Of course if you like the echo chamber, by all means, carry on.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Admin Wants Hackers Charged As Mobsters

Low Ranked Craig Re:Too bad (568 comments)

I count 2 possibly 3 logical fallacies in your statement. If a are typically part of group x and b are typically part of group x it does not follow that b = a. Let alone that you've given no evidence to support that either a or b are typically part of group x. You've also failed to provide any link between liking an individual and being a terrorist. Yes your tautology is bad because it is nonexistant. There is no universal truth in any of your statements. Perhaps you meant the rhetoric usage instead of logic, then it makes sense. I am not a tea party member, but I generally agree with their views on the federal government. I see no more ignorance there that in any other group. I've met some astoundingly stupid conservatives in my day, but I've also met some astoundingly stupid liberals with masters degrees. If I were to judge you based on this post and make assumptions, much as you judge a group of people that you likely have zero experience with, I'd have to conclude that you are a fucking moron.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Admin Wants Hackers Charged As Mobsters

Low Ranked Craig Re:Too bad (568 comments)

You're very ill informed.

more than 3 years ago
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Court Renders $3 Judgment Against Spamhaus

Low Ranked Craig Re:RTFA... (156 comments)

Well, we're all disappointed that the ruling was a PDF and that the court doesn't use ASCII for your viewing pleasure. Maybe you should stick to browsing with Lynx on a VT100.

more than 3 years ago
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Lawsuit Claims Windows Phone 7 Spies On Users

Low Ranked Craig Re:no really (136 comments)

Yes. It's called A-GPS

more than 3 years ago
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Chemical Cocktail Turns Mice Clear

Low Ranked Craig Re:wow (145 comments)

The TSA are disgusting. I just had a fairly bad experience with them and I won't bore you with the details, but I will say categorically that John Pistole and company are lying about the procedures they use and how they go about things. At sky harbor airport in Phoenix they simply run everyone through the scanners - you can choose the scanner, the pat down or not to enter the secure area. that's it. I watched a news conference with TSA officials the night before I flew and they unequivocally state that you only get enhanced screening if you fail the other screening or are selected for some other reason and that on average only 3% are screened that way. Absolutely and completely untrue. And yeah, the TSA are "only doing their jobs". Well, yeah, so were the brownshirts in the 1930's. Our civil rights are being eroded on numerous fronts, but I guess it's all OK as long as no one misses the next episode of American Idol and everyone gets a shiny new iPhone. anyplace within 1,000 miles I need to go I'm driving, or I'm not going no matter how much I want to - I refuse to carry a bottle of lube with me everywhere I go.

more than 3 years ago
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Novell Wins Against SCO Again

Low Ranked Craig Re:The horror... (152 comments)

I have to disagree. In the mid 80s to mid 90s the case for UNIX, particularly SCO UNIX was particularly strong, and we typically 50% or less that the cost of a Novell or NT based network, especially if using dumb terminals. The problem was all the people who knew DOS couldn't figure out UNIX and would choose Novell or later, NT by default, even though it cost twice as much and ran half as fast and was half as reliable.

more than 3 years ago
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Novell Wins Against SCO Again

Low Ranked Craig Re:its like star wars.... (152 comments)

It ended. In 1983. The new shit is shit and doesn't count.

more than 3 years ago
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Office 15 Development To Go JavaScript, HTML5 For Extensibility

Low Ranked Craig Re:A programming language inside documents? (117 comments)

Link to an external JS or not, the fact of the matter is that when the page ends up in the browser they both / all reside within the same DOM. Your ivory tower view of how things should be is commendable, but not workable in the real world.

more than 3 years ago
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Happy Tau Day

Low Ranked Craig Tau is already used (298 comments)

Tau is already used to describe the relationship of speed to the apparent speed of the passage of time. Also, both Pi and "Tau" are irrational, and since Tau is 2pi, this seems like a huge fucking waste of nerd time.

more than 3 years ago
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Austin's Alamo Drafthouse Theater Gives Texters the Boot

Low Ranked Craig Re:horseshit (370 comments)

Bullshit. I do as well, and you know what I do? when I go to take a piss I check my e-mail. You sound like a world class douche bag.

more than 3 years ago
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Police Say Mac Tech Installed Spyware To Photo Women

Low Ranked Craig Re:Job skills (235 comments)

Someone shit in your cereal this morning? Nice ad hominem rant there

The two are different yes, but they both include secret software on the machine to take photos without the user's consent, and while the purpose of obtaining the photos may be different, the intent is the same - to get a picture of the user of the laptop without their knowledge or consent.

They should all be punished.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Plans New Spaceship-like Campus

Low Ranked Craig Re:He looks sick (279 comments)

No. He HAD pancreatic cancer which (probably) spread to his liver. He has a new liver and as a result has to (or had to) take anti-rejection drugs, and no pancreas and a bunch of other missing stuff due the whipple procedure used to remove the pancreas, etc. He probably has a hell of a time absorbing nutrients, maintaining his blood sugar, etc. I respect the man for continuing to get out of bed every day.

more than 3 years ago
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RadioShack Trying To Return To Its DIY Roots

Low Ranked Craig Re:You mean that cell phone store? (413 comments)

No kidding. I've been to my local Shack numerous times over the last fer years looking for parts, like enclosures, crossovers, resisters, etc. I always end up driving 30 miles to Fry's. RS sucks now. I have no idea how they stay in business.

more than 3 years ago
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Mac Malware Evolves - No Install Password Required

Low Ranked Craig Re:No surprises here (374 comments)

It's not the same or even close. Open Safari, from the Menu -> Safari -> Preferences. On the first page un-check "open safe files after downloading". The point being that if this was truly an informative article and not an advertisement they could have included this little bit there. Having that option checked is a prerequisite for this exploit.

more than 3 years ago

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Coronal Mass Ejection Headed for Earth

Low Ranked Craig Low Ranked Craig writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Low Ranked Craig (1327799) writes "On August 1st around 0855 UT, Earth orbiting satellites detected a C3-class solar flare. The origin of the blast was Earth-facing sunspot 1092. Coronal mass ejections (or CMEs) are large clouds of charged particles that are ejected from the Sun over the course of several hours and can carry up to ten billion tons (1016 grams) of plasma. They expand away from the Sun at speeds as high as a million miles an hour. A CME can make the 93-million-mile journey to Earth in just three to four days. When a coronal mass ejection reaches Earth, it interacts with our planet’s magnetic field, potentially creating a geomagnetic storm. The last solar maximum occurred in 2001 and its recent extreme solar minimum was particularly weak and long lasting. These kinds of eruptions are one of the first signs that the Sun is waking up and heading toward another solar maximum expected in the 2013 time frame."
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AT&T and Apple's marriage made in hell

Low Ranked Craig Low Ranked Craig writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Low Ranked Craig (1327799) writes "AT&T's epic iPhone 4 pre-order snafu on Tuesday was the latest in a long line of headaches the carrier has caused Apple. AT&T couldn't handle the stampede of pre-orders, and online and over-the-phone ordering returned frustrating error messages and busy signals. To make matters worse, several customers complained that when they logged onto their AT&T accounts to check their eligibility for an iPhone upgrade, they found that they were logged into another user's account instead. A number of customers said they were able to view other subscribers' personal information on Tuesday. This is on top of AT&T leaking the e-mail addresses of iPad users last week. Maybe soon Verizon will be able to give AT&T some competition for the iPhone market?"
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Nasa warns of potential 'huge space storm' in 2013

Low Ranked Craig Low Ranked Craig writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Low Ranked Craig (1327799) writes "Senior space agency scientists believe the Earth will be hit with unprecedented levels of magnetic energy from solar flares after the Sun wakes “from a deep slumber” sometime around 2013. In a new warning, Nasa said the super storm would hit like “a bolt of lightning” and could cause catastrophic consequences for the world’s health, emergency services and national security unless precautions are taken. Scientists believe it could damage everything from emergency services’ systems, hospital equipment, banking systems and air traffic control devices, through to “everyday” items such as home computers, iPods and Sat Navs. “We know it is coming but we don’t know how bad it is going to be,” said Dr Richard Fisher, the director of Nasa's Heliophysics division. "I believe we're on the threshold of a new era in which space weather can be as influential in our daily lives as ordinary terrestrial weather." Fisher concludes. "We take this very seriously indeed.""
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iPhone to Get Multitasking. Finally.

Low Ranked Craig Low Ranked Craig writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Low Ranked Craig (1327799) writes "Apple had an event today to show off the next major update to the iPhone OS. iPhone OS 4.0 should arrive this summer (presumably with a new iPhone) for iPhone and iPod Touch, and in the fall for the iPad. According to Apple the update has more than 1,500 new APIs and 100 new features including the sorely missed multitasking. Other highlights include unified inbox, improved security, support for multiple Exchange accounts, application folders, iBooks, and iAd, an advertising framework for developers to put ads in their applications. The official word from Steve on Flash and Java remains a simple "no"."
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