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New Wii Menu Update Targets Homebrew Again

Rich Klein Re:Menu 4.3 impairs functionality (258 comments)

That's beside my point, but downloads can be lent, too, on a variety of media.

more than 4 years ago
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New Wii Menu Update Targets Homebrew Again

Rich Klein Menu 4.3 impairs functionality (258 comments)

Whether your games (IP) are pirated or not, once you get used to the speed and convenience of running them off a hard drive or SD card, why would anyone want to go back to swapping discs (that, in a household with a 3-year-old, often get lost)?

more than 4 years ago
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Why Being Wrong Makes Humans So Smart

Rich Klein To engineer is human: the role of failure in succe (311 comments)

This sounds a lot like a book I read a few years ago:
To engineer is human: the role of failure in successful design By Henry Petroski
http://books.google.com/books?id=mkLB8dasvPYC&dq=engineering+failure+book&printsec=frontcover&source=in&hl=en&ei=wGcfTKjnD8mOlAfquKTACw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=11&ved=0CEkQ6AEwCg#v=onepage&q=engineering%20failure%20book&f=false

more than 4 years ago
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Why Everyone Has High Hopes For Apple Tablet

Rich Klein Re:Everyone? (596 comments)

Heh. Yeah, that would surprise me, too.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Everyone Has High Hopes For Apple Tablet

Rich Klein Everyone? (596 comments)

I, for one, could hardly care less about an Apple tablet.

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Removes Search Choices For BlackBerrys

Rich Klein It's a double-edged blade (510 comments)

My employer blocks Bing but allows Google. I guess I'd be screwed if I had to use a Verizon Blackberry on my employer's network.

more than 4 years ago
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Happy 5th Birthday To Firefox

Rich Klein 5 years since 1.0 isn't necessarily 5 years old? (252 comments)

Weren't many of us using (at least trying) Firefox well before the 1.0 release? I thought I remembered using 0.8 or something. So isn't Firefox older than 5 years?

more than 5 years ago
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Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch Worries Researchers

Rich Klein Any good pictures for scale? (296 comments)

I've seen a handful of pictures from this Pacific Gyre, but they tend to be closely cropped pictures of nets full of garbage. Are there any pictures that give you a sense of scale for the Gyre? Maybe an aerial photo or something?

more than 5 years ago
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ESA Sent Takedown Notices For 45 Million Infringements In Fiscal 2009

Rich Klein ESA? Oh, that ESA. (81 comments)

Well, better that the Entertainment Software Association does this than the European Space Agency. :P

more than 5 years ago
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Why the Photos On Wikipedia Are So Bad

Rich Klein Is this really a problem? (572 comments)

Is this really a problem, or are some professional photographers just put out because their pictures not showing up on Wikipedia? I hadn't noticed the pictures on Wikipedia sucking, and all my pictures have been licensed such that Wikipedia could use them (though I didn't think of Wikipedia when I chose the license) since I started using flickr, years ago.

Speaking of the license, I think this statement is wrong:
"Wikipedia runs only pictures with the most permissive Creative Commons license, which allows anyone to use an image, for commercial purposes or not, as long as the photographer is credited."
I don't think the most permissive CC license requires even attribution.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_commons#Types_of_Creative_Commons_licenses

more than 5 years ago
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VLC 1.0.0 Released

Rich Klein Re:Best way to upgrade? (or Videolan's website suc (419 comments)

Follow-up to my own comment:
When you run the 1.0.0 installer (in Windows) it will detect earlier versions and ask if it can uninstall them before installing the new version. So far, so good.

more than 5 years ago
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VLC 1.0.0 Released

Rich Klein Best way to upgrade? (or Videolan's website sucks) (419 comments)

Checking for updates from VLC 0.9.9 reports that I have the latest version. I figured I'd visit Videolan's site and see what the release notes said about upgrading, but I can't find any release notes. So I tried checking the FAQ, wiki, and forums. The FAQ doesn't cover upgrading from 0.9.9 to 1.0.0, and the wiki and forum links just seem to return you to the VLC main page. I'm downloading 1.0.0 now. I'll probably end up uninstalling 0.9.9 and installing 1.0.0, but it sure would be nice if the "check for updates" functionality worked. And it would be nice if the wiki and forums worked, too.

more than 5 years ago
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Lenovo Tinkers With Larger Delete and Escape Keys

Rich Klein Re:Caps lock will be the end of unintended shoutin (586 comments)

CAPS LOCK is handy for typing things such as CTRL[1]. It's also very handy when working in CAD, where all-caps is usually expected.

The delete key on the (Apple) keyboard in front of me is already nearly as big as the enter key; does it really need to be bigger? And while I do use the escape key with some frequency, I don't have any problems with missing it or hitting adjacent keys, so why does it need to be bigger?

Finally, I thought I'd comment directly to the PC Authority article. It says you need to login or register to comment, so I registered and logged in. The top bar on the site said I was logged in, but below the article it continued to tell me to login or register in order to comment. I just wanted to share my annoyance with that.

[1] Which is why I'm replying to this, instead of starting a new thread.

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Helicopter Security Breached By File Sharing

Rich Klein Which Marine One? (408 comments)

Is Marine One like Air Force One in that it's not a specific helicopter, but just whichever helicopter the President happens to be in?

more than 5 years ago
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Monster.com Data Stolen, Won't Email Users

Rich Klein What should end users do? (200 comments)

I assume users of Monster.com should change their password at that site and anywhere else they may have used the same password. What else can users do? Is a password change sufficient?

more than 5 years ago

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SCO Honeypot?

Rich Klein Rich Klein writes  |  more than 10 years ago

With SCO being so busy in the courts lately, I find it odd that they left the santacruzoperation.com domain up for grabs. Do you suppose they're waiting for someone to buy it up so they can jump on 'em?

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OS Hell

Rich Klein Rich Klein writes  |  about 11 years ago

Over the past few weeks I've been messing around with Debian Linux, Slackware Linux, FreeBSD, Windows ME, and Windows XP Pro. I've come to the conclusion that I hate Microsoft, but nevertheless Windows has gotten pretty damned good. I mistakenly tried installing XP once with the product key from some older version of Windows (I'd put the install disk in the wrong sleeve) and called Microsoft to ask why the product key wasn't working. All they'd tell me was that I had to buy a copy of XP (I'd bought two copies, thank you very much!). Later, I installed an SATA drive and did a fresh install of XP. The activation scheme forced me to call Microsoft again, though I had the right product key this time. This time the phone call went smoothly, but all this activation crap is just...fscked. It's enough to make me give up Windows altogether. Racing sims, though, are enough to make me keep Windows installed. [sigh]

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Wow! A journal!

Rich Klein Rich Klein writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I didn't know a journal was included in my /. subscription! I wonder if I'll ever make another journal entry?

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