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Bjarne Stroustrup Reflects On 25 Years of C++

MrTripps Relative (553 comments)

C++ seems kinda kludgy. Until you start writing programs in assembly. After that C++ looks elegant.

more than 3 years ago

This Is a News Website Article About a Scientific Paper

MrTripps Oh Noes! The Interwebs are Getting Full (193 comments)

"This paragraph contained useful information or context, but was removed by the sub-editor to keep the article within an arbitrary word limit in case the internet runs out of space." The snark is strong with this one.

more than 3 years ago

Copyright License Fees Drive Pandora Out of Canada

MrTripps The Culprit (254 comments)

This is because of all those moose pirates up in Canuck territory. You would download music too if all you had were Alanis Morriset and Bryan Addams.

more than 3 years ago

iPads On American Campuses? Maybe Next Year

MrTripps No Thanks (177 comments)

I can get a really decent laptop for what the iPad runs. I'm lugging around a pretty but huge Dell Vostro laptop to class, which makes me drool over the tiny netbooks. They fit on the desks easily and can run more then 2.5 hours without hunting for a power outlet.

more than 3 years ago

Are Desktop Firewalls Overkill?

MrTripps Desktop Firewalls are Useless (440 comments)

I have yet to actually find an instance where a desktop firewall helped in any way. Mostly they just get in the way of things and create another piece of software that has to be naggingly trained and updated.

more than 3 years ago

Xbox Head Proclaims Blu-ray Dead

MrTripps Tell That to James Cameron (547 comments)

Avatar sold 2.7 million blu-ray disks in four days.

more than 3 years ago

Police Publish 'An Introduction To PEDO BEAR'

MrTripps Next Publication (324 comments)

Next on the reading list is 101 and The Beginner's Guide to Rick Rolling.

about 4 years ago

Will Android Flavors Spoil the Platform?

MrTripps Leave Android Alone! (405 comments)

The customizations many vendors tack on to Android suck (for the most part). Just leave Android alone and it works fine.

about 4 years ago

Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04

MrTripps The Same Old Arguments (702 comments)

I did a write up like this back in 1997 with Win95 and some flavor of Red Hat. It has been thirteen years and the basic arguments still haven't changed.

about 4 years ago

Google CEO Confirms Social Integration

MrTripps Facebook Sucks (96 comments)

Seriously, Google, don't do it. Facebook sucks. It is a pit of wasted time, shitty Zanga apps, and pictures of people's cats. Let Facebook (or someone else) be Facebook and let Google stay Google.

about 4 years ago

Simulating Galaxies With Supercomputers

MrTripps Waste of Time (120 comments)

Let me save those guys some time: 42

about 4 years ago

Mega-Volcanoes Might Be Detectable On Exoplanets

MrTripps What If (67 comments)

It would be cooler to find a mega-shark in a mega-volcano on an exoplanet.

about 4 years ago

GoogleTV, AppleTV and the Battle For The Living Room

MrTripps TW is Already Gone (226 comments)

I canceled my cable TV service a few months ago. My living room TV gets by with an antenna (whose picture is better then cable), PS3, PlayOn, Netflix, and uTorrent.

about 4 years ago

DHS CyberSecurity Misses 1085 Holes On Own Network

MrTripps Acrobat, Java, and Microsoft (86 comments)

The article says most of the flaws were unpatched installations of Java, Acrobat, and Windows. When new patches for those come out every week it is easy to let that slip without some sort of patch management tool. I wonder what they used other then WSUS.

about 4 years ago

Robot Snake Can Climb Trees

MrTripps Now All We Need (90 comments)

Now we need a robot Samuel L. Jackson to complain about them being on a MFing plane.

about 4 years ago

The Gaping Holes In the UAE's Net Firewall

MrTripps Heh (107 comments)

Heh. There are more then five posts with a "gaping hole" headline and no one has made the obvious reference. What is /. coming to?

about 4 years ago

Flawed iTunes Stands Out Among Apple's Products

MrTripps iTunes is Th Suck (390 comments)

I was very happy when I turned in my iPhone for a Droid and could remove that POS iTunes from my machine. I would block it by group policy on every network I run if I could.

about 4 years ago

'Retro Programming' Teaches Using 1980s Machines

MrTripps Assembly (426 comments)

It is a neat idea, but you could get the same kind of benefits from writing assembly for Pentiums or modern micro-controllers. Easier to find equipment and more relevant and interesting.

about 4 years ago

Collage, and the Challenge of "Deniability"

MrTripps A Problem (94 comments)

The problem with steno is that the program has to leave footprints in the image file so it can extract the encoded text. If the BBG (Big Bad Government) knows what those footprints look like they can search the web for images that contain them. After 9/11 there was a lot of interest in terrorists using steno to communicate, so someone decided to search the whole Internet for images with known steno identifiers. Now where did I read about that...oh yeah:

about 4 years ago


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