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Google Attacks Microsoft Again: Android 4.4 Ships With Quickoffice

Reaperducer Re:Microsoft all over again (178 comments)

My SonyEricsson m600c did this back in 2006. Is this what passes for "innovation" at Google these days?

about 10 months ago

OS X 10.9 Mavericks Review

Reaperducer Re:Fuck You (222 comments)

I know a company that recently completed a three-year project replacing about 20,000 Dells with Macs at about two dozen locations nationwide. And not just for visual things. For accounting, management, general office, etc... EVERYBODY is on a Mac now. And for the very few hyper-specific applications that don't have a Mac equivalent (things like transmitter monitoring, satellite aiming, etc...), they use Macs running BootCamp.

All you've done is show the world that you have very limited experience. You really shouldn't brag about it.

about a year ago

ICANN Working Group Seeks To Kill WHOIS

Reaperducer Why? (155 comments)

Seems like a solution in search of a problem.

Though it would be nice to see some of the WHOIS spam cleaned up.

Even some of Google's WHOIS information has been jihacked by pr0n advertisers.

about a year ago

Microsoft Unveils Xbox One

Reaperducer Re:"Do not want" features. (782 comments)

I don't want to have a fucking Skype session while I watch football, I want to watch football when I want to watch football.

You sound old.

about a year ago

Has Google Shut Down SMS Search?

Reaperducer Re:Over $300 per year (118 comments)

1) If you're pissing, moaning, and groaning about $28/mo such that it's REALLY that sort of a problem, you've got more problems than having SMS search will fix.

Damned straight. Poor people smell funny and shouldn't be allowed to use the internet. Single moms -- Screw 'em. Old folks on a fixed income -- Too damned bad, granny. War vets -- What did they ever do for us?

If you're more interested in putting $300 into healthcare or rent or food or your kids' education, then you don't deserve the internet. There's nothing on there for you anyway.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Identity Theft Attempt In Progress; How To Respond?

Reaperducer Re:Change your e-mail address (239 comments)

Back in the olden days when the internet was still fun, it would have been *@gmail.oz.

The internet is run by bureaucrats now.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Surface Pro Reviews Arrive

Reaperducer Re:Instead of the FUD... (320 comments)

Lots of folks with Macbook Airs and other lightweight medium-performance laptops report the same problem,

Ummm... no. I know you're a loyal Microsoft apologist and all, but there's no need to make stuff up.

I've been sitting on my couch for two hours with an Air on my lap running Photoshop in the foreground, while batch-resizing photos, running iTunes, and Coda in the background. No fans. No heat. No problem. I even ripped a DVD about an hour ago and while I heard the fans kick in, I didn't notice any heat.

How about this metric: If it has fans, it's not a tablet. Or more accurately: If your tablet has fans, you're doing it wrong.

about a year and a half ago

Who Owns Your Social Identity?

Reaperducer Re:money (190 comments)

She's more than a researcher at Microsoft -- she's what you might call a pundit for the intertubes (aka a public intellectual). She wields a lot of influence with a lot of organizations.. So in terms of picking a fight with someone online, I'd say she's just probably somewhere near PJ at Groklaw in terms of Bad Idea (tm).

Never heard of her. Or PJ. You must be using a very narrow definition of influential.

more than 3 years ago

Vintage Collection of Tech Failures

Reaperducer Re:phah! (160 comments)

Hey, whatever happened to their :CRQ "audible URL" technology that was going to allow us to directly link tv advertisements for fine products to the web?

It became audio ID apps like Shazam.

more than 3 years ago

Recent HP Laptops Shipped CPU-Choking Wi-Fi Driver

Reaperducer Re:What? (243 comments)

Not surprising. The Applicati and their drivers have been running the world for close to a century. Who do you think rigged the Grammys?

more than 3 years ago

Recent HP Laptops Shipped CPU-Choking Wi-Fi Driver

Reaperducer Re:And this is why... (243 comments)

I know this wasn't your intent, but your story illustrates perfectly why Firewire is so superior to USB. Copying files should never tax the processor.

more than 3 years ago

After MS-Nokia Pact, Many Nokia Workers Walk Out In Protest

Reaperducer Re:That's scandinavians for you .... (601 comments)

i would like to see same kind of thing happen in america. or, any other country for that matter.

It happens in America all the time. The fact that you don't know this indicates you spend too much time reading Slashdot, and not enough time reading the New York Times.

How's that "new media" working out for ya?

more than 3 years ago

Charity Raising Money To Buy Used Satellite

Reaperducer Re:Free access for all... (175 comments)

There is very little of the world that has absolutely no electrical power

Wow. You really need to get out more.

more than 3 years ago

Mac OS X 10.6.6 Introduces App Store

Reaperducer Re:Another slashvertisement (408 comments)

Introducing adjectives like "alleged" and "claimed" is another indicator of biased language

No, not in most cases. Only if you have a really bad understanding of the English language.

"The police have arrested Stewbacca. He allegedly molested a collie."

No bias there. It's explaining the allegations that led to the arrest.

You should spend more time learning by reading a newspaper, and less time being a dumbass on the internet.

more than 3 years ago

Mac OS X 10.6.6 Introduces App Store

Reaperducer Re:Makes no sense (408 comments)

"How do I watch my vacation video on this?"

The one you shot on your iPhone? Just point the iPad's browser at the MobileMe account where you uploaded it to from your iPhone. Or use the YouTube app if you uploaded it from your iPhone to YouTube. Or just e-mail it to your iPad and watch it from the Mail app.

If it's the one you shot on your Flip (the most popular way to do it these days), use the YouTube app.

If you shot it some other way, I have a question for you: What's a tape? Was that one of those things that goes around in circles and you put a stick on it to make music in the olden days?

more than 3 years ago

Mac OS X 10.6.6 Introduces App Store

Reaperducer Re:Well (408 comments)

That's a good thought. I wonder if the seed that sprouted into the Mac app store started with the devolution of Versiontracker.

I mean, there are thousands of Mac users at Apple. It's not like they didn't notice that the internet's biggest clearinghouse for Mac software turned into crapola almost overnight. It affects them as much as it affects the end users.

Now I'm starting to think that the Mac app store was a more brilliant move than I realized. It's also restored my faith that Apple isn't going to get out of the computer business anytime soon. A project like this only enhances the value of Macs to the end users.

more than 3 years ago

Mac OS X 10.6.6 Introduces App Store

Reaperducer Re:Well (408 comments)

I used to think the way you do: Have a problem, search the net, download software solution.

Then this morning I looked at the Mac app store, and was really surprised by all the useful software that's out there that I never knew about. Even in the small selection in the "Development" section, there were a couple of apps that made me think, "Oh, that's neat! I could use that for ____ project!"

The moral of the story is to keep an open mind. You never know what's out there if your eyes are closed.

more than 3 years ago

Mac OS X 10.6.6 Introduces App Store

Reaperducer Re:Ranking (408 comments)

This is Apple, not Google. Links have nothing to do with app rankings.

Since you have a Microsoft-related link in your .sig, I'm going to assume you've never seen either the Mac or iOS app stores.

The rankings are very simple, and spelled out: Top Paid, Top Free, Top Grossing. That's it.

There is a segment for Staff Picks, which I believe really are the picks of Apple's staff.

The only Apple store rankings that are a mystery in any way are the "Featured" apps, and those change so often that they are unlikely to be related to any external factors, like inbound links from the internet; assuming that's even possible since this is an application, not a web page.

more than 3 years ago


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