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Mozilla Announces Long Term Support Version of Firefox

MooseMuffin Re:Enterprises Will Like This! (249 comments)

Not sure where all the hate comes from with regards to the faster release schedule. I run firefox on the aurora update channel (updates daily) with addon compatibility checking disabled and nothing ever breaks. Been running this way for nearly a year as my primary browser at home and at work.

more than 2 years ago
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Aging Consoles Find New Life As Video Streamers

MooseMuffin Re:But the Wii doesn't even do HD! (255 comments)

That's as non-antagonistic as I could muster in a thread comparing game consoles. I managed to refrain from naming any specific systems and withheld comments regarding both the sexual preferences of the owners of lesser consoles, and the promiscuity of said console owners' (presumably overweight) mother's.

more than 2 years ago
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Aging Consoles Find New Life As Video Streamers

MooseMuffin Re:But the Wii doesn't even do HD! (255 comments)

Makes more sense when you realize its in % of total time using the console. A console that's used twice per month for streaming has a higher streaming percent than one that's used every day for both gaming and streaming.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Pulls the Plug On BlackBerry Gmail App

MooseMuffin Re:Bad sumary much? (122 comments)

Also, labels/stars/archiving has been supported by the gmail plugin for a year or two, and is supported without the plugin in OS 7. GP is right though, in that you can't filter based on label. I've been using gmail's filters to both "apply label" and "skip inbox" to prevent certain mail from getting to the device.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Contemplating Five Week Release Cycle

MooseMuffin Re:Forget versions if you're pumping them out this (495 comments)

I'm not sure why anyone cares what the number says, especially slashdotters, who should be familiar with how meaningless version numbers are. They can go from 4.0.0 to 25.potato::# with a bugfix release for all I care. Posters here often complain about extension breaking or new bugs being introduced, but I've been running firefox's aura branch (which auto updates daily) as my only browser both at work and at home for the last 4 months without any trouble. Version checking is disabled for addons and they all keep working regardless of if they're flagged as compatible or not.

more than 2 years ago
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Released

MooseMuffin Re:I don't know... (138 comments)

I think there's an option for the "cover" key to toggle, instead of having to be held down. At least I think I've seen that on the xbox.

about 3 years ago
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Released

MooseMuffin Re:I don't know... (138 comments)

I've experienced this too. The stealth game works right up until you're detected. If that happens you can usually just sprint back a room or two, and not only will the enemies not find you, they usually won't even leave the room they were in to chase you down the hallway they saw you go down. Also, the boss fights are crap.

about 3 years ago
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Google Accuses Competitors of Abusing Patents Against Android

MooseMuffin Re:Not hypocritical (294 comments)

Like the GP said, the point of owning patents in this industry is to represent the threat of a countersuit to prevent your competitors from suing you in the first place. That doesn't work in this scenario because you can't countersue Microsoft and Apple if the only patents you own are jointly owned by them too.

more than 3 years ago
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Portal 2 Bringing Steam To the PS3, Possible Early Release

MooseMuffin Re:The real loser is Microsoft (156 comments)

Depends on how you define loser I suppose. They're providing similar services as the ps3, except they're raking in subscription cash while doing it.

more than 3 years ago
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Teen Cancels Party After 200,000 RSVP On Facebook

MooseMuffin Re:Who's responsible... (191 comments)

Good to see that after all the high profile stuff Anonymous has been linked to lately, they haven't forgotten to continue doing petty, immature stuff for the lulz.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Health Worries Escalate

MooseMuffin Re:Leave Steve Jobs Alone (520 comments)

Maybe he's just a guy with cancer who doesn't want to spend his last days dying in the public eye while they discuss how to best profit from his passing?

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Health Worries Escalate

MooseMuffin Re:Leave Steve Jobs Alone (520 comments)

Seriously, leave him alone. Even more so if he's actually dying.

more than 3 years ago
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Watson Wins Jeopardy Contest

MooseMuffin Re:Underwhelming achievement (674 comments)

I see lots of complaints that Watson's buzzer reflexes and instant question parsing time give it an unfair advantage. GOOD. Nobody claimed Watson was supposed to simulate a human playing Jeopardy, it was just supposed to win at Jeopardy. If it can read and buzz in faster than a human ever could then it should absolutely exploit those advantages.

more than 3 years ago
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Polynomial Time Code For 3-SAT Released, P==NP

MooseMuffin Re:I'll be first to say WTF (700 comments)

Nothing, but what is the significance of there being nothing between 0.999... and 1? If there is nothing between 0.999... and 1, then you would not the logical conclusion be that there is nothing between 0.888... and 0.999..., therefore 0.888... = 0.999..., and since 0.999...... = 1 then 0.888 = 1 as well?

There's plenty of numbers (infinite) in between .888... and .999... Examples:
.9
.89
.889
.891

What would you say 1 - .999... is? If you're thinking ". an infinite number of 0s followed by a 1," there's no such thing. An infinite number of 0s has no end for you to tack a 1 onto; its just 0.

more than 3 years ago
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Polynomial Time Code For 3-SAT Released, P==NP

MooseMuffin Re:I'll be first to say WTF (700 comments)

The problem here is that people are generally very ill-equipped to handle the idea of infinity

Basically this. Infinity isn't a number, its an idea. If you're thinking of infinity as just some huge number, than .999... will never make sense to you.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4, A Huge Pile of Bugs

MooseMuffin Re:Who cares about bugs? (481 comments)

*Shrug* I was serious. I don't consider occasional browser crashes to be particularly inconvenient.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4, A Huge Pile of Bugs

MooseMuffin Re:Who cares about bugs? (481 comments)

Maybe I'm just remarkably tolerant of buggy software, but I've been using Firefox 4 as my only browser since beta 1 and I haven't had any complaints once I set the UI up the way I like it. It crashes once or twice a week but who cares? When I start it back up all my tabs are still open and I've lost is a few seconds of time.

more than 3 years ago

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