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Microsoft Drops 'Metro' Name For Windows 8 UI

Megaweapon Re:Real catchy alternative (356 comments)

I wonder if any Van Halen fans at MS pushed for "UI812".

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Drops 'Metro' Name For Windows 8 UI

Megaweapon Sadly... (356 comments)

the chose to use Bing to check. Shoulda used Google!

about 2 years ago
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Xbox 360 Game Patching Costs $40,000

Megaweapon If only... (256 comments)

Microsoft would pay small rebates for every patch for Windows they released...

more than 2 years ago
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VGA and DVI Ports To Be Phased Out Over Next 5 Years

Megaweapon Re:why phase out DVI? (704 comments)

DVI can support the same HDCP protection as HDMI because it's the same fucking thing with a different connector shape. The anti-HDMI fud here is idiotic.

Making HDMI ports requires a license/royalty (whereas things like DisplayPort is an open VESA standard and requires no royalty payments).

more than 2 years ago
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DOJ Investigates Google, Apple, and Others For 'No Poaching' Agreement

Megaweapon Re:Cartels fall apart (360 comments)

The reason why diamonds are so expensive isn't the result of De Beers, but rather the governments of the western world refusing to sell diamonds unless they are certified as "conflict free" and the government of many diamond producing nations having laws in place to limit the harvesting and exporting of diamonds.

... because De Beers has influence over these governments to maintain the market conditions that De Beers wants. The problem with free market puritanism is that it attempts to completely separate the private entity with the government entities they manipulate. Some would even go so far as to try to victimize De Beers. The fact remains that De Beers is just as complicit in all the bloodshed in those regions. Playing the "only blame the governments involved" is shortsighted.

more than 2 years ago
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DOJ Investigates Google, Apple, and Others For 'No Poaching' Agreement

Megaweapon Re:Cartels fall apart (360 comments)

So what? Cartels will naturally fall apart given no government interference. It is in their best interests to cheat on this agreement. Its just like the prisoner's dilemma, while it might be best for all of them to cooperate, they won't because they want an advantage over their competitors. Cartels never last so long as there is a lack of government involvement.

[Citation Needed]

Ludwig Von Mises and his ilk (which while they had good ideas they don't really apply to real world human behaviors).

more than 2 years ago
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DOJ Investigates Google, Apple, and Others For 'No Poaching' Agreement

Megaweapon No higher salary for you, (360 comments)

we need that money to fuel the lawyers for all our patent violation lawsuits against each other.

more than 2 years ago
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Serious Oracle Flaw Revealed; Patch Coming

Megaweapon Re:Nice Slashvertisement (100 comments)

Yes, but it's terribly nerdy to blithely dismiss these stories if you don't use/like/know-anything-about the software, isn't it?

Yeah, I work in an Oracle shop. I've also been on /. since it was on Malda's Alpha. My point is the intent of the submission, since there's plenty of nerdy stuff to post besides some piece about turtleneckboy's latest crapware bug written up on just another industry rag.

more than 2 years ago
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Serious Oracle Flaw Revealed; Patch Coming

Megaweapon Re:Nice Slashvertisement (100 comments)

Not by much, "Corporate Expensiveware Has Bug, Film At 11" isn't interesting nor very "nerdy" on its own. If you watch what gets frontpaged and who the submitters are lately, it should become obvious that modern /. is just clickbait for the big IT rags. I doubt this is merely coincidence, so I'm wondering what's going on behind the scenes.

more than 2 years ago
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Serious Oracle Flaw Revealed; Patch Coming

Megaweapon Nice Slashvertisement (100 comments)

...brought to you by InfoWorld! Submitted by InfoWorld! Seriously, how much is /. getting behind the scenes from the various IT rags that plaster the front page?

more than 2 years ago
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Google Deal Allegedly Lets UMG Wipe YouTube Videos It Doesn't Own

Megaweapon Re:And you think the DMCA and SOPA are bad. (392 comments)

If you relativize "good" and "evil", you end of having nothing.

For the evil the good is evil.

Good and evil *are* relative, unless you have some sort of universal definition that everyone can agree on.

more than 2 years ago
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Christopher Hitchens Dies At 62

Megaweapon Re:Big geek was he? (910 comments)

Soulskill, you are advancing your political and world views at the expense of slashdot's quality.

What quality? It's a sure way to generate page hits, which is all that the Geek.net overlords care about.

more than 2 years ago
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Oracle Sued For 'Extortion, Lies' By Montclair State University

Megaweapon You have angered the Larry (359 comments)

Pray you do not anger Him further.

more than 2 years ago
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An iPad Keyboard You Can Type On and Swipe Through

Megaweapon Timothydot (93 comments)

News For Timothy, Stuff That Matters (To Timothy)

more than 2 years ago
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Google Throws /. Under Bus To Snag Patent

Megaweapon Re:/. threw itself under the bus (584 comments)

Oh so long ago when it sold itself for $$$ to whoever that company was. The bus has been running it over ever since.

See my .sig. Also the same folks who recently renamed Freshmeat.net since that name could be misconstrued as a porno site.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Throws /. Under Bus To Snag Patent

Megaweapon Re:How is this throwing /. under the bus? (584 comments)

In case you hadn't noticed, this place has been invaded by a succession of increasingly dumber editors, which are probably rejects from Boingboing.

You know Slashdot is going downhill when they're posting articles from the Daily Mail.

\hell, adding the "Politics" section for the 2004 elections was bad enough

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tablet With Root Access By Default?

Megaweapon Re:Chinese tablet manufacturers (168 comments)

Check this one out for example [benton-cn.com]. The good thing about doing this is, you're working directly with the manufacturer and have all the control over the software on the device that you desire.

The spelling errors alone on that page screams worthless Chinese knockoff.

more than 2 years ago
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CarrierIQ: Most Phones Ship with Rootkits

Megaweapon I wonder (1 comments)

how much wireless bandwidth this uses and how much it counts against what I'm paying monthly for.

more than 2 years ago
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Universal Music Demands Insurer Pay For Infringement Damages

Megaweapon Re:Hmmm. (165 comments)

but that the entire concept of ownership of one's intellectual work was immoral.

Which is still debatable, since "morality" is subjective.

more than 2 years ago

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PostgreSQL 8.3 Released

Megaweapon Megaweapon writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Megaweapon (25185) writes "From the press release: Version 8.3 provides greater consistency of performance than previous versions, ensuring that every user can depend on the same high performance demonstrated in recent benchmarks for every transaction, whether in peak hours or not, seven days a week, 52 weeks per year."

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