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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

Rinikusu Re:Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (251 comments)

Amusingly enough, my desktop has a ton of icons on it that I never, ever use. Everything's pinned to the taskbar or I use the run box these days, and if I'm really "lost" I go through the start->program files. I have been amused at times to find out the thing I was looking for has an icon on the desktop...

6 hours ago
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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

Rinikusu Re:It's true (256 comments)

There's quite a few here in Los Angeles. The issues here are mostly related to population density. Rich tech moguls don't really have to worry about street parking and figuring out how to charge the damned things overnight like the rest of the plebes. And, realistically, the average American is having a hard enough time paying for a mortgage (lol), much less trying to pay for a $70k car that's got limited range, requires a dedicated charging station that they don't have a spot to install, etc. I like Tesla, hope they have long-term success, but I'm certainly not in the market for one, either.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Is Reporting Still Relevant?

Rinikusu Re: Unfortunately (179 comments)

If only we had a way to.. automate repetitive tasks? Why, what a world we'd live in!

5 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

Rinikusu Re:Oh good (903 comments)

This is all well and good if you live in a city where one can rent a place with a shade-tree to practice your shade-tree mechanics, but many of us (like most of the of the country) live in areas with high populations and even less parking. Not to disagree, though, because my first car was a 1980 Toyota Corolla that I replaced the starter on on Christmas Day in the parking lot of a grocery storm during a sleet storm (no exaggeration). Lesson learned was to budget for car repairs because that shit sucks. But that was a different city with lower costs than Los Angeles.

Now, for my current situation, fuck a car. My neighborhood is metered parking, 1 hour limit, no way anyone can really work on a car under these conditions. So I ditched the car. Bicycles are even cheaper than cars, bus pass is cheaper than cars, walking is cheaper than cars, and while I now have a motorcycle, it's still cheaper than a car. I agree whole heartedly that one should try to just buy outright, and buy used if possible. Depreciation is a bitch.

5 days ago
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IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

Rinikusu Re:47 square yards? (268 comments)

You typically buy fabrics by the square yard/meter. I know cubic yard is common for landscaping, as well. I wonder if construction trades also do similar for certain construction?

5 days ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Rinikusu Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

Be careful of that broad brush you're painting with. My girlfriend is a feminist. She has exactly the same issues with what she considers a vocal minority within the feminist movement (much like the "all penis-in-vagina-sex-is-rape" crowd) that Emma has. What's the point of giving women empowerment over their own bodies if you're going to turn right around and shame back into a niqab? It's lunacy. Mainstream feminism, as opposed to the Fox News sensationalist headlines feminism, isn't about what *you* think it is. It's a tired trope, but the loudest 2-3% gets all the press for just about any group you can think of, and that 2-3% is generally batshit crazy.

about a week ago
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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

Rinikusu Is there a single field that doesn't? (460 comments)

I can't think of a single profession which doesn't seem to have a "problem." Makes one wonder.

about two weeks ago
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The Minecraft Parent

Rinikusu Beats second life... (173 comments)

A friend of mine's kid plays incessantly. Not even in kindergarten, but can build gigantic, amazing structures. And then he blows it all up. :)

Major plus sides:
Ability to express creativity with no real cost but time
Ability to socialize with others without having to worry about getting beat up
Ability to exercise lots of things, like planning. I mean, when we were kids, we built forts in trees to throw pinecones at each other, snow forts from which to throw snowballs at each other, and cardboard forts at which to shoot each other with bb guns. Now kids can kinda do the same in a video game. Plan out the fort, build the fort, then tear it all down and do it again, even better this time.
I'm pretty impressed with the game, but haven't actually played it myself. Shame. I wish I had more time for play these days.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

Rinikusu You may laugh... (392 comments)

Some of the best programmers I know have degrees in art and music, with even a few English Lit and Philosophy degrees scattered around. Then again, some of the best programmers I know never went or graduated from college. That's just on the IT/Programming side of things.

Hiring a real writer to handle press releases, web "verbiage" (um, the actual text on the website) would do wonders for quite a few sites (like.. /. hiring a real editor would be a boon...), documentation, etc. Once your company gets to a certain stage, you're going to want an HR person, who probably has a LA degree of some sort.

Frankly, outside of an accountant and a lawyer, anyone with a degree that's not from the Business School would be good.

about two weeks ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

Rinikusu this is where we find out (131 comments)

(store-comments comment /dev/null)

about two weeks ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Rinikusu Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

Maybe clojure, then, but most likely just hacked together with perl.

about three weeks ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Rinikusu Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

Amusingly, he even foresaw that Gargoyles (glassholes) would be viewed with uneasy contempt by the masses they glasshole on.

about three weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Rinikusu Fuck You, I've Got Mine (819 comments)

Seriously, this whole comment trail is a gigantic version of Occupy.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Rinikusu I don't trust password managers (311 comments)

That's why I write everything down on paper. No one reads papers anymore, right?

about a month ago
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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

Rinikusu Re:Painkillers, HA! (217 comments)

Anecdotally, when I was on Morphine, the pain was still there. It was buried in my brain, but if I looked for it, I found it. Morphine merely allowed me to shunt it off somewhere else. Same with whatever pain meds they gave me post-surgery. I didn't even know I was on pain meds until they started to wear off (about every 12 hours, on the dot). I knew I still had pain deep down, but I just didn't care about it. However, after about 12 hours, I couldnt' ignore it and had to retake.

Now, I'm in constant pain (seriously, dont' ever get run over by a car on a bicycle, it will fuck you up). I've managed to deal with it, medication-free for the past 7-8 years, but occasionally I do eat an edible (once a month or so) when it's just been a physically stressful day and I need something to let me put it out of mind and relax. Cannabis does the trick good enough with no worries of addiction (which runs in my family pretty hardcore).

about a month ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

Rinikusu Re:Hidden Files section? (369 comments)

Mine's in the "stuff" directory.

about 1 month ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Rinikusu Re: Her work (1262 comments)

I'm not so sure I would take that wager.

about a month ago

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