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MS Office For Android: Pretty, But Woefully Incomplete

PuZZleDucK Re:They brought back Clippy (174 comments)

@AC 12:27AM -- "Clippy, is that you?" 1995 called - they want their stale jokes back.

... I see your trying to write a "19xx called" joke, would you like me to:

1) autocomplete "... they want their [x] back"

2) finalize with "... and get off my lawn"

3) go away?

about a year ago
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When the NSA Shows Up At Your Internet Company

PuZZleDucK Re:Terminate contract instead? (309 comments)

I can't remember who did it.... but someone did... maybe mega upload before they got scr#@%d. They set up a page stating that they had never recieved a gagged request (for any user), and that when they did they would remove that page. This was so as not to "tip off" a target of the order, but if you wanted to you could check if anyone (but no one in particular) on the service was under survalience.

about a year ago
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When the NSA Shows Up At Your Internet Company

PuZZleDucK Re:No Surprises Here (309 comments)

How does one authenticate their authenticity?

When men with guns say it's authentic, it is.

So what would stop me (or you) from pretending to be one and installing random hardware at an ISP?

about a year ago
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3D Printers Shown To Emit Potentially Harmful Nanosized Particles

PuZZleDucK Re:Translocating (180 comments)

Yeah... Kinda' like how "nano" sounds suspiciously like "small".

about a year ago
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3D Printers Shown To Emit Potentially Harmful Nanosized Particles

PuZZleDucK Re:Potentially you can also: (180 comments)

- burn your fingers

check

- trip on the power cord

check

- drop the printer on your big toe

not yet, but it has been half way off the table and just about ready too... If it did I'd be more woried about the printer: I can print a replacement foot with my printer, but no matter how much I try my foot refuses to make me even the simplest printing press.

about a year ago
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3D Printers Shown To Emit Potentially Harmful Nanosized Particles

PuZZleDucK Re:OK so what this means is... (180 comments)

Great idea, I'll print one right away.

hahaha... you'd better hold your breath untill the build finishes :p

about a year ago
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3D Printers Shown To Emit Potentially Harmful Nanosized Particles

PuZZleDucK Re:Panic inducing (180 comments)

Am I the only one sick of having to paste that link under all these "all plastics are bad" comments? :p I'm glad you beat me too this one.

about a year ago
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3D Printers Shown To Emit Potentially Harmful Nanosized Particles

PuZZleDucK Re:So... How worrying is this, really? (180 comments)

Which means they do all sorts of nasty stuff if they are bioactive.

Wrong... try again.

(Just incase you can't be bothered reading... the summary is that implants are made out of PLA because it degrades in such a "good" way)

about a year ago
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Aussie Telco Telstra Agreed To Spy For America

PuZZleDucK Re:smell the glove (125 comments)

Wanted to correct you... but your right damnit!

about a year ago
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Aussie Telco Telstra Agreed To Spy For America

PuZZleDucK Re:Sell. (125 comments)

Vote this guy up... I left Telstra after the _last time_ they were sending/selling my data to the US, noone should be the least bit supprised by this... Vote with your wallets people or we're stuck with there jerks forever.

about a year ago
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Aussie Telco Telstra Agreed To Spy For America

PuZZleDucK Re:I'm not an expert (125 comments)

Here here!

... but it's not really an eithor/or situation... we had a hung parliment _and_ we got spied on.

about a year ago
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Linux 3.11 Features Fall Into Place With Merge Window

PuZZleDucK Re:Let me rephrase an earlier question (70 comments)

I think the closest you'll find would be the rasberry Pi.

why they don't keep up with [linux kernel] versions

Keeping up to date with the mainline kernel would be expensive, and would gain you very little in the embedded market... people there want cheap and reliable and will give up features to get it... That's my impression anyway.

about a year ago
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Google has completely fucked itself RANT ALERT

PuZZleDucK Re:Google in my mind (3 comments)

what the librarian handed you today will be something completely different the next day, and the next and the next...

Worse, If you tell your friend: "I found this great info on you should look at it" then the librarian hands them different books... at the same time.

about a year ago
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RepRap Morgan Receives $20,000 Gada Prize For Simplifying 3D-Printer

PuZZleDucK Re:Why Not Regular Printers? (67 comments)

Why does it still take fucking drivers, patches, and voodoo to fucking hook up a regular printer and make it function?

You don't run Linux do you... your right, it sounds like a nightmare over there in WindowLand.

about a year ago

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Over 8000 five star bloatware reviews

PuZZleDucK PuZZleDucK writes  |  about a year and a half ago

PuZZleDucK (2478702) writes "In a virtual Flash mob the shackled users of Samsungs Samsung Push Service have rebelled and swamped the Google App Store with a hilarious array of four and five star reviews. A few choice cuts:

Bryan Steenerson(*****): Money tree awesomeness!!! Before downloading this app I always had to tell my family that money didn't grow on trees. Now it does!!!! Thanks Samsung!!!!

M.Scott Drummond(*****): My Two Senses. No, I didn't make a mistakes in my title. This newest update gave me two new senses. Having the normal five senses was good but now having seven I now know that I was crippled and my life will never be the same again. Thanks Samsung!

Michael Rubin(*****): Attained Jedi Powers As soon as I installed this update, I attained Jedi powers. I can now move objects with my mind, have cat like reflexes, and can see into the future. Thanks Samsung!

but, my favourites are the disappointed 4 star reviews:

Nicolas Brown(**** ): A little disappointed. I thought this app would give it all to me; money, women, powe, and talent. After using this app, I only recieved power and talent. Fix the other two, and I will give five stars!

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WikiLeaks Party to be launched this week

PuZZleDucK PuZZleDucK writes  |  about a year ago

PuZZleDucK (2478702) writes "The ABC (audio) and the Canberra Times (text) are reporting on Greg Barns and Julian Assange teaming up to form the WikiLeaks Party. From the article:

Mr Barns said on Monday he had agreed to be the WikiLeaks Party campaign director following conversations with Mr Assange, who has announced he will run for a Senate seat in Victoria in the September 14 federal election.

''The party will offer a refreshing change from the Australian government culture of secrecy, whether Labor or Liberal,'' he said.

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Facebook introduces a mobile device-oriented newsfeed

PuZZleDucK PuZZleDucK writes  |  about a year and a half ago

PuZZleDucK writes "If you hadn't had enough "mobile UI" thrust upon you by OS makers you'll be relieved to know Facebook will be chipping in and is redesigning it's desktop user interface ia a way which "standardises the feed across mobile devices and desktop computers, is designed to keep users active and interacting as well as appeal to advertisers". Enjoy, I'll be over here."
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