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Apple To Unveil Its 'iOS In the Car' Project Next Week

NekSnappa Re:ukraine! (198 comments)

Don't worry they will soon. Then there will be a bunch of people bitching about how it's not news for nerds.

about a month and a half ago
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Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

NekSnappa Re:Wait so now (692 comments)

Except that while they bought the property when the area was a slum, in order to attract the higher income tenants they would have to put money into the building. Said money most likely wasn't spare change they had lying around so those improvements would be financed so if the neighborhood did revert back to low income after a new round of urban flight the new residents wouldn't be able to pay the rent required by the landlord to cover the debt he incurred sprucing the place up.

about 3 months ago
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Google's Comical New Social Networking Patent

NekSnappa Okay, I'll say it. (45 comments)

How is this patentable?

about 3 months ago
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Mikhail Kalashnikov: Inventor of AK-47 Dies At 94

NekSnappa Re:rant from a gun nut (283 comments)

I used to put 8 out of 10 shots in a man sized target from 500 meters with an M-16A1 when I was in the Corps, and the grouping was smaller than the distance from heart to hind quater of a deer.

Most people don't take shots from nearly that far away when hunting. If you can't be within two feet of your point of aim from normal hunting ranges the problem isn't with the rifle.

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Regenerate 400-Year-Old Frozen Plants

NekSnappa Re:Global Warming is good for something. (77 comments)

Not that I'm a warming denier, or think that things shouldn't be done to make our species impact on the environment smaller. But you do realize that there wasn't a glacier there 400 years ago right?

about a year ago
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Cyber Vulnerabilities Found In Navy's Newest Warship

NekSnappa Re:What a name. (162 comments)

Although no fan of George the First, I see nothing wrong with naming an aircraft carrier after a president who was a naval aviator. Now the USS Ronald Regan, that's another story.

about a year ago
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IE Standardization Fading Fast

NekSnappa Re:All the newer IBM training courses... (176 comments)

I've been taking some online classes through http://coursera.org/, when I log in from work where I'm only allowed to use IE on Win7 I get a big banner telling me to upgrade to a modern browser.
I can stil view the site, access the video lectures, take multiple choice quizzes, and most everything else but for some reason it won't allow me to submit essay type quizzes.

about a year ago
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Alan Cox: Fedora 18 "The Worst Red Hat Distro," Switches To Ubuntu

NekSnappa Re:People use Red Hat? (380 comments)

I remember when Mandrake use to show pictures of bulldozers and other heavy equipment while the packages were installed.

about a year ago
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IBM's Watson Gets a Swear Filter After Learning the Urban Dictionary

NekSnappa Re:Obligatory Simpsons Ref (310 comments)

So it's OK if I shoot my friend in the face?

about a year ago
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John McAfee Accused of Murder, Wanted By Belize Police

NekSnappa Re:UPDATE (353 comments)

Now the name of the governor in Blazing Saddles makes sense to me.

about a year and a half ago
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Neil Young Pushes Pono, Says Piracy Is the New Radio

NekSnappa Re:FLAC (361 comments)

That's what he meant by adding a 60 Hz hum.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Aircraft Carriers Still Rule the Oceans

NekSnappa Re:Their vulnerability is not demonstrated (718 comments)

Have you ever served in a branch of the US armed forces? Granted its been more than 20 since I was in the Corps, but we were always trained to know each others jobs, and having junior Marines take leadership roles.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Unveils First New Company Logo In 25 Years

NekSnappa Re:poor (378 comments)

Once had a guy at work do an entire engine system schematic for the E-2C in Paint because the project manager was too cheap to buy an Autocad seat. It was very impressive, but took four times as long to complete, and was a bitch to edit.

about a year and a half ago
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How Will Amazon, Barnes & Noble Survive the iPad Mini?

NekSnappa Re:Who cares? (354 comments)

My son and I still use G4 Luxo lamp type iMacs as DAW machines, and experience less latency than the P4 based PC my band uses which has speciality audio gear installed in it.

about a year and a half ago
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Despite Drop In Piracy, French Music Industry Still In Decline

NekSnappa Re:Podcasts killed the industry (272 comments)

When the recording industry was first getting started it was sheet music publishers that got all up in arms over the new "disruptive" technology that was eating into their sales. However they seemed to have adaptive fairly well over the last hundred years or so.

The recording industry will survive. Just not at the levels they once did. Lather, rinse, repeat for the next major shift.

about 2 years ago
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Despite Drop In Piracy, French Music Industry Still In Decline

NekSnappa Re:Podcasts killed the industry (272 comments)

Art as an act of self expression is a very modern viewpoint, not older than 100 years or so.

Seriously? So you don't think people didn't whittled sticks into the shape of animals,wrote songs, stories, and poems about things that happen in their lives, or draw pictures of their surroundings when it was too dark, or wet to work the feilds until sometime after the civil war?

It's called folk art, and has been around for a long time. There are people in all walks of life who do not have a patron paying them to prepare works that the patron wants who paint, draw, write, and sculpt for no other reason that to amuse and occupy themselves when all of the other things they have to do are done.

about 2 years ago
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The Phantoms of Google+

NekSnappa Re:Go to hell, Borg overlords (214 comments)

Maybe the thing that should be pulled from an arse is your head.

It was a joke, which either you didn't get it, or your the troll.

about 2 years ago
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Clever Clues Clobber Crossword Computer

NekSnappa Re:Poor example? (70 comments)

The correct clever human response to such thing is to punch the setter in the face; they have broken the formal compact of crossword setting by using a non-word/non-phrase as an answer.

Exactly. I like doing crosswords, but it hate it when they do stupid shit like that. I really hate it when the answer is two words and there's no indication of it.

about 2 years ago

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