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Adobe: Click-to-Play Would Have Avoided Flood of Java Zero-days

MCROnline Hindsight... (111 comments)

...is such a beautiful thing.

about a week ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

MCROnline Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (419 comments)

Oi.. London isn't the third world... oh... wait.. nvm

:-)

about 2 months ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

MCROnline Re:Alpha Waves (106 comments)

This sort of tool would be useful for people who have permits to drive but are at risk from epileptic seizures or other brain related medical conditions. A car slowing down, pulling onto the hard shoulder and turning on hazard lights as well as calling medical services would be a real boon to people who have this condition but constantly worry about blacking out. It may even lower their insurance to get the device retrofitted.

about 3 months ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

MCROnline Tech thats needed? (106 comments)

It's all quite useful but the real question is, is there that many deaths / accidents because of drowsiness?

I would think there are statistically higher causes of accidents, like driving without due care and attention or drunk driving.

The tech is good, provided it stops there. We don't need a slew of sensors monitoring our driving habits under the guise of promising lower insurance. Supposing you are in your vehicle and pull into a lay by to have a nap. Is this device going to report you for being asleep at the wheel?

What happens if and when the device malfunctions and you get reported for being asleep at the wheel while speeding down a freeway? How would you fight the hike in insurance? Would you even know or be informed by the insurance company why your insurance premium has spiked?

about 3 months ago
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UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs

MCROnline As a citizen of the UK (92 comments)

May I be one of the first to say to my fellow UK citizens... Welcome to the 20th Century. Oh...wait..Oh well, better late than never.

about 7 months ago
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Did Facebook Buy Oculus To Counter Google Glass?

MCROnline What worries me... (108 comments)

Is Facebook integration. Could you imagine being on your Steambox, playing Modern Warfare 7 using the Oculus Rift and suddenly a message pops up "John has posted something : Having a Kebab for dinner, yum!", not only would it be distracting, it would be annoying, and I bet a Facebook account would be compulsory.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Said To Cut Windows Price 70% For Low Cost Devices

MCROnline At last (178 comments)

Now all we need is Windows retail to be a more realistic price too.

about 8 months ago
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Sony's Favorite Gadget Is Kinect

MCROnline Resentment built in (222 comments)

If I were invested in the whole Xbox ecosystem I would resent having to shell out more for a device that basically brings nothing to the table as a gamer. Looking across at my PS4 'rivals' they basically get a more powerful console for a lot less money. To add insult to injury Xbox fanbois try and point out the flaws in the PS4 ecosystem, flaws which the XBox has too.. "Look, you have to pay for multiplayer now!", which although is a new added expense, was ALWAYS an expense for the XBox. Microsoft have already tweaked the XBox OS (Whatever its called) to reduce the CPU and memory usage of this device, but in doing so they admit that their console is the weaker of the two spec wise. All the way resisting the overwhelming public demand that they need to drop the requirement for the device and instead pushing their "living room agenda". In this day and age people are price conscious, Microsoft forgets this. Sure there are exclusives that tempt people to drop cash on an XBox, but the financial difference is so large, this "exclusive" system doesn't have the pull it once had. Microsoft needs to drop the mandatory add on requirement before its too late.

about 8 months ago
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Windows Replacement? ReactOS 0.3.16 Gets Themes, CSRSS Rewrite, and More

MCROnline Re:Hi (179 comments)

VM is Virtual Machine. Go here for a start https://www.virtualbox.org/

about 8 months ago
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Judge Rules BitTorrent Cases Must Be Tried Separately

MCROnline Well thats a first (60 comments)

All we need now is prosecutions based on real losses and not imaginary figures pulled out the air by lawyers.

about 9 months ago
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Canadian Music Industry Calls For Internet Regulation, Website Blocking

MCROnline Media Tax (198 comments)

I assume that if all these governments from around the globe have successfully 'blocked' all these nasty web sites offering pirated content, then it stands to reason that the recording industries tax on blank media no longer would be appropriate or relevant, so we can have cheaper blank media again?

about 9 months ago
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Python Trademark Filer Ignorant of Python?

MCROnline Hanlon's razor (261 comments)

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

about a year and a half ago
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The Microsoft WGA Antipiracy Tool Is Expired. Is this intentional?

MCROnline Re:I know this problem too (4 comments)

Install a different OS? ;-)

about 2 years ago
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USTR Publishes Rogue Sites List

MCROnline Thanks (82 comments)

Thanks for naming all the popular sites I never knew about, keep up the good work, I tip my hat to the USTR :D By the way, if you close these sites, any chance you could do another report so I don't have to go to the fuss of looking for infringing content?

more than 2 years ago
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Blu-ray Proposes Incompatible BD-XL and IH-BD Formats

MCROnline Re:Am I Missing Something Here? (252 comments)

That or make the new recordable format unreadable in any stand alone players..

more than 4 years ago
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Blu-ray Proposes Incompatible BD-XL and IH-BD Formats

MCROnline Probably another agenda here... (252 comments)

I have a feeling this is not about raking in more cash and creating onflicting standards, but about reducing Piracy. They probably want to make a format that has the capacity to hold a lot of data without being used to clone Blu-Ray discs. It stands to reason that if a normal Blu-Ray player cannot read this format, then it oculdn't play a bootlegged version of an ISO downloaded.

more than 4 years ago
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IE6 search engine being changed to Bing.com

MCROnline Here we go again... (1 comments)

I thought Microsoft said they were not going to push Bing on IE Users. Unfortunately I don't find it surprising in the least. If I used IE6 I would be annoyed.

more than 5 years ago
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Mr. Ballmer, Show Us the Code

MCROnline Doesnt IBM hold patents over Microsoft... (462 comments)

and wont this result in a bloody battle where no clear winner emerges victorious? What could hurt Microsoft the most, more than any GNU/Linux distribution is consumer apathy. People sticking to XP, even if it goes on to be unsupported is a real danger. Microsoft's biggest challenge is itself. Also, we don't need brave distributions or Linux companies forcing the issue, we need a brave company, that has lots of PC's, switching to Linux and forcing the issue. That's when we'll see Microsoft make it's move.

more than 7 years ago

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