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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

Minwee Re:Terrible names (367 comments)

Shitty names and FOSS go hand-in-hand.

If you can think of another name for the Secure Human Interface Teletype then why don't submit it to the shitty developers? Or make your own shitty fork if you don't want to work with the shitty team. All of the code is right there in the shitty repository.

2 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

Minwee Re: That's a nice democracy you have there... (386 comments)

"Right". The "United States" is a "constitutional republic", which is a form of "democracy", and the "Soviet Union" and "Baathist Iraq" were "constitutional republics" which "we" both put in "quotes" because they were "fake" "democracies".

Looks like you "missed" a few "finger quotes" there.

2 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

Minwee Re:Why Google? Shouldn't Microsoft patch XP? (551 comments)

Why all the venom for Google? You don't see Microsoft releasing patches for Windows XP.

Windows XP wasn't released on July 24, 2013.

2 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

Minwee Re:Yay!! (420 comments)

I don't think the directing was necessarily bad in ST:V. Let's be honest, the story as a whole was ridiculous didn't leave him a lot to work with.

That's right. The blame doesn't really belong to the director, William Shatner, but to the writer...

Whose name was also William Shatner. That's a funny coincidence, don't you think?

4 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

Minwee Re:Yay!! (420 comments)

I think he was talking about one of those low-budget fan films.

4 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

Minwee Re:Lucas has lost it. (420 comments)

And let's not even talk about Indiana Jones 4 (what, there are only 3 Indiana Jones movies? Ok, I feel you).

Three? There was Raiders of the Lost Ark, and then Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. That's only two movies. Maybe you counted the Highlander movie as well.

4 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

Minwee Re:Who wrote the original (420 comments)

I believe it was a group effort involving Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima and Akira Kurosawa.

4 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

Minwee Re:He's baaaaaack! (420 comments)

I thought everybody knew that Palpatine was just the fall guy and Darth-Darth Binks was the real power behind the Empire.

4 days ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

Minwee Re:Censorship? (418 comments)

It's not about making a statement, it's really about ethics in games journalism.

5 days ago
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Moot Retires From 4chan

Minwee Re:Ehhh (183 comments)

To paraphrase Gene Spafford, "[4chan] is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea -- massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it."

about a week ago
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Star Trek Continues Kickstarter 2.0

Minwee Re:So how are they (106 comments)

They _are_ the original series. Same sets, same costumes, same props, just a different cast.

It's not a "reboot" or "reimagining", it's actually an attempt to continue the original Star Trek as though it had never ended. While there naturally are some differences in writing style, the similarities to the original series are amazing.

If you liked Star Trek (1966), watch it. If you preferred Star Trek (2009), then it may not be your thing.

about a week ago
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Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

Minwee This looks like a job for... (329 comments)

$ man rm

Where's "rm --preserve-root" when you need it?

about two weeks ago
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Man Saves Wife's Sight By 3D Printing Her Tumor

Minwee Re:Anyone else concerned? (164 comments)

You may want to read Richard Feynman's "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" (Or watch the movie "Infinity", with Matthew Broderick as the famous bongo player if that's more your thing) for another example of this. Being able to apply research skills isn't something unique to any one field, and having only one patient to worry about can make things a lot clearer.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Minwee Re:Nostalgic for Windows 7? (640 comments)

Same here. And what's with the random [use of] brackets? I have nostalgia for when people could communicate.

It's not about being unable to communicate The use of square brackets is about ethics in journalism.

Or, more to the point, proper use of quotations as described by most style guides in the English speaking world.

about two weeks ago
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Inside North Korea's Naenara Browser

Minwee This is horrible (159 comments)

This means that North Korea is VIOLATING RFC 1918! Forget all that other stuff, this must be stopped by any means necessary!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

Minwee Re:Seems obvious but... (325 comments)

Really their question is where can we get a laptop that gives us desktop features and desktop performance, without any explanation as to why they need a laptop.

I think you've missed the obvious reason. A desktop takes up too much space on the table at Starbucks.

about three weeks ago
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Thync, a Wearable That Zaps Your Brain To Calm You Down or Amp You Up

Minwee Re:Life imitates art, as usual (154 comments)

True, but Louis Wu is more quotable than Gil the Arm.

"It was a standard surgical job. Owen could have had it done anywhere. A hole in his scalp, invisible under the hair, nearly impossible to find even if you knew what you were looking for. Even your best friends wouldn’t know, unless they caught you with the droud plugged in. But the tiny hole marked a bigger plug set in the bone of the skull. I touched the ecstasy plug with my imaginary fingertips, then ran them down the hair-fine wire going deep into Owen’s brain, down into the pleasure center.

No, the extra current hadn’t killed him. What had killed Owen was his lack of willpower. He had been unwilling to get up.

He had starved to death sitting in that chair."

-- Larry Niven, "Death By Ecstasy", 1969

about three weeks ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

Minwee Re:Mod parent up. (552 comments)

Citation? Or just urban myth?

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I've taught at both union and non-union schools. Unions are better for students and teachers.

By the post secondary level you wouldn't have noticed as much, but in K-12 gifted students whose needs are not being met will frequently exhibit poor academic performance. If it's an urban myth, then it's one which the New York State Education Department has fallen for.

about three weeks ago
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Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

Minwee Re:Teachers Salaries Gone up by 3x Since 1980 (552 comments)

I think you may have misquoted that. Your original source stated that "Teachers' salaries have gone up three times since 1980".

about three weeks ago

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