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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

Roogna Re:It's a relationship argument about control. (303 comments)

Um... who has yet forced them to listen to it? So it's in your iCloud account, you don't -have- to download it, and you most certainly don't have to listen to it. And if you hear songs from it on iTunes Radio, well, Radio, that's what you get. No one gets to listen to the radio and never ever hear a song they don't care for. Seriously, this is overblown and the Internet should put their collective outrage towards something that actually matters.


Steve Jobs Defied Convention, and Perhaps the Law

Roogna Re:Simple (311 comments)


The last published app I wrote that was pre-app store, I received a grand %40 of profits from the publisher, and that was considered a decent deal!
So giving up %30? Fine by me!

about 4 months ago

Talking To the Public: the Biggest Enemy To Reducing Greenhouse Emissions

Roogna Re: Nuclear comparison... (324 comments)

Well it's turned out horribly for nuclear, so I would guess it'd work just as "effectively" for climate change.

It does get results though. Though not the ones I'm guessing most folk here would ever hope for.

about 4 months ago

Talking To the Public: the Biggest Enemy To Reducing Greenhouse Emissions

Roogna Nuclear comparison... (324 comments)

Actually isn't it the exact opposite? Nuclear disarmament happens because no one anywhere wants anything to do with nuclear anything if it's in their personal backyard. So there's no place to even store the weapons, waste, processing plants, or anything else, that doesn't make it a political storm. We're gaining nuclear disarmament mostly for the same reason we can't gain new modern nuclear power. The public simply freaks out about the word, not because there's any real logic applied.

The problem with greenhouse emissions, is the word greenhouse just doesn't inspire any fear.

about 4 months ago

Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:

Roogna Re:Sucked in? (146 comments)

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.

about 6 months ago

Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:

Roogna None? (146 comments)

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?

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Should Developers Fix Bugs They Cause On Their Own Time?

Roogna Reviewing requirements (716 comments)

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...

about 7 months ago

House Committee Approves Bill Banning In-Flight Phone Calls

Roogna Does it matter? (366 comments)

Since most airlines have in-flight phones anyway these days?

about 7 months ago

How Can Nintendo Recover?

Roogna Fix Online and shop accounts (559 comments)

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.

about 8 months ago

Apple Will Refund $32.5M To Settle In-App Purchase Complaints With FTC

Roogna Re:I'll believe it when I see it (252 comments)

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?

about 8 months ago

EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

Roogna Re:Theft (1010 comments)

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.

about 9 months ago

Info Leak Wars To Get Messier

Roogna Re:Morons in government don't get it (350 comments)

... 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.

1 year,27 days

Why You Shouldn't Trust Internet Comments

Roogna Re:Perception vs actual rating (180 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".

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Development Leadership Overvalued?

Roogna Absolutely not (252 comments)

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

about a year ago

Computer Scientists Develop 'Mathematical Jigsaw Puzzles' To Encrypt Software

Roogna Virtual Machine. (245 comments)

Well that fixed that.

about a year ago

Anonymous Source Claims Feds Demand Private SSL Keys From Web Services

Roogna Re:Self signed? (276 comments)

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.

about a year ago

Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

Roogna Every plot the same... (1029 comments)

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...

about a year ago

Florida Law May Accidentally Ban Computers and Smartphones

Roogna Re:Hysterical nonsense. (238 comments)

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.

about a year ago

NSA Recruitment Drive Goes Horribly Wrong

Roogna Re:come on (530 comments)

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.

about a year ago


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