Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:
Wow, judgement call much.
For instance, last night my Wife and I put on some Netflix while we sat next to each other and talked about the recent weekend. If that's not spending time engaging in relationships, well damn, news to me.
Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:
I mean, I watch Netflix fairly regularly during the week, but at least for everyone in our household, turning on Netflix rarely means stopping doing everything else. So does it classify as being sucked in?
Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?
I've had clients suggest this, I always simply point out that they then -must- submit all requests for changes with at least six months notice. They -must- be willing to discuss those requests and put up with the changes we make to them. Whether that's to prevent bugs, or for security or whatnot.
For some reason they don't ever want that kind of effort on their side. Instead they'd always rather give requests on say, Friday evening, demand it to be done Monday morning for their giant meeting, that they've known about for months and forgotten to tell the developers about, and then wonder why it's buggy? Well sorry, they're going to also pay for fixing it, probably double.
There's a reason why builders have to have blueprints and have to submit those for review and approval...
House Committee Approves Bill Banning In-Flight Phone Calls
Since most airlines have in-flight phones anyway these days?
How Can Nintendo Recover?
Allow me to create an account, with which I can buy games and virtual console games and then play those games on any Wii/Wii U/3DS/supported device I might own. Much like iOS, PSN, or any other decent account. Preferably give me at least 10 devices I can have registered at once, that should cover say 2 Wii's/Wii U's, and a 3DS for each gamer in the house. If one breaks, I should be able to, without calling support and without any other major hassle deregister that device and register the replacement, and immediately have access to all my games again.
My household would immediately begin purchasing Nintendo products.
Until this one thing is fixed though? There is -nothing- they can do. I simply will NOT purchase games that are locked to a single piece of hardware forever.
It doesn't matter what new hardware they put out, what gimmick they have, what franchise or game they release until their online accounts are properly implemented.
Apple Will Refund $32.5M To Settle In-App Purchase Complaints With FTC
See, and I handled this problem by using MY AppleID, turning off the App Store, In-App Purchases, and setting the password timeout to immediately and turning on parental controls. Then, if my 6 year old daughter wants something she has to *gasp* ask her parent, just like I had to when I was a kid. Which means that I can then look at it and make an informed decision about that purchase. Yes it means I have to turn back on some things, type in my password, and turn them back off, but it also means I get to monitor what she's buying and discuss the purchases with her. Like... a parent.
Or do you also just hand your obviously young kid gift cards and drop them off at the mall?
EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet
Besides, nothing in the articles I've seen have shown he stole anything. Neither of the linked articles mention the school at all, short of a comment poster saying the school is not pressing any charges. So all I'm seeing is an article about a cop who presumed the guy was stealing the electricity and didn't have permission. The police are supposed to assume innocence until proven guilty. Where is the statement from the school saying he plugged in without permission? Because apparently they're not pressing charges, which means the owner of the outlet doesn't seem concerned... how can he be charged with theft?
If I hand someone a loaf of bread on the street that I baked, they shouldn't then be arrested for theft because the cop doesn't think they should have it.
Stung By Scandal, South Korea Weighs Up Cost of Curbing Nuclear Power
Well coal certainly didn't do anything for their property values...
Info Leak Wars To Get Messier
... Or are we going to get another Bush/Obama clone?
This, this right here, is a huge part of the problem. The office of President is NOT the only office that matters here. I've watched election after election where people fuss and fume over the president, but literally seem to pick at random for every Senator and Congressman. People have GOT to start paying attention to the people who are supposed to represent them, not just the President.
Why You Shouldn't Trust Internet Comments
I wrote a iOS game that was out for a few years. We got a 1 star review because we "weren't Tetris". Except the game wasn't Tetris, didn't claim to be Tetris, and had absolutely nothing to do with Tetris except for being vaguely in a similar genre of "real time puzzle game".
Ask Slashdot: Is Development Leadership Overvalued?
Good project leadership is invaluable. What IS overvalued is assuming that whether you've had the title or not qualifies you for a leadership role.
I've run across many great project managers who weren't technically the leader on the project, and just as many "leaders" who couldn't find their way out of a paper bag. Sadly, neither is usually visible within a one hour interview. Especially in this day and age of debating titles and buzzwords rather than actually just talking to people
Computer Scientists Develop 'Mathematical Jigsaw Puzzles' To Encrypt Software
Well that fixed that.
Anonymous Source Claims Feds Demand Private SSL Keys From Web Services
Well at least with the majority of my e-mail, that would mean they'd have to ask -me- for that key. Since I operate the server.
Which is fine, I'd be happy to send it to them... of course, I'd generate new keys before doing it. But they can have the old one if they like.
Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops
I mean, not just in the normal Hollywood sense, but like this year has been one post-apocolyptic film after another.
Other years it's a dozen Vampire films.
Or cheeky comedies.
I think even the occasional good movie gets lost in the mass of sameness. Wish they'd schedule the releases to provide more variety over the course of the year...
Florida Law May Accidentally Ban Computers and Smartphones
In Florida? You obviously don't live here.
I'd go with A hundred and forty legislators voting to ban computers. A lot of them really are that bad at their jobs.
NSA Recruitment Drive Goes Horribly Wrong
No, they are government employees, which according to our HIGHEST LAWS means they answer to US the PEOPLE. If they can't handle people asking them some hard questions, then it's a good chance they know that they are doing things they shouldn't.
Now no one beat them up, no one attacked them. But these "recruiters" jobs is to spread propaganda, and it's about time people started calling them out on it.
And yes physically attacking a cop just because they're a cop is a horrible idea. But asking a cop to abide by their OATH to Protect and Serve, and calling them out on it verbally when the police office they work in is breaking the law? There's nothing wrong with that, as perhaps they shouldn't let their fellow officers break the law in the first place.
Those that hold themselves up over others as authorities, or as law, should also be held to the strictest standards.
Samsung Launches 3200x1800 Pixel ATIV Book 9 Plus Laptop
Which port is that exactly? The USB, the HDMI, the SD slot, or the Thunderbolt ports. All of which are standards.
Pinholes and Plastic Wrap Make Solid Walls "Transparent" To Sound
So if you take a solid surface... and make it not solid, then things of appropriate size can pass through the holes? ...
Is this obvious science week or something?
Never Mind the Epidemic, Who Gets Patent Rights For the Cure?
If they "own" the virus, then send them the bill for ALL expenses related to the disease and it's effects. Put a lien on all their patents until they pay up.
Can the Wii U Survive Against the PS4 and Xbox One?
Look, it's not about graphics. It's not about some shooter some other console has. It's about the fact that you can spend money on their console, have it break, and be out all the money you spent, or beg Nintendo for help. It's about the fact that if you transfer your games from a Wii (Assuming it works, which apparently it frequently doesn't) then it bricks your Wii. That's like saying once you buy a ps4 your ps3 will refuse to turn on again. It's ridiculous.
I won't touch their consoles again until they tie online purchases to a proper account that can be transferred to other consoles. Otherwise it is a disaster waiting to happen and money down the drain.
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