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GNOME Shell Extensions Are Live

SilverHatHacker Re:Dead (204 comments)

It's true, guys. Netcraft confirmed it this morning.

about 3 years ago
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Setting the various household clocks ...

SilverHatHacker No effort at all (344 comments)

Roommates changed them for me.

more than 3 years ago
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HP Officially Out of TouchPads

SilverHatHacker Price Point (127 comments)

Does this count as irrefutable proof that $500 is more than most people are willing to spend for a tablet, but $100-200 is perfectly reasonable? Perhaps not irrefutable, but still, maybe some other tech companies will take notice.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Perl Better Than a Randomly Generated Programming Language?

SilverHatHacker Re:Quorum looks a lot like Pascal (538 comments)

Languages which require gratuitous punctuation marks to delimit a loop that should already be indented for readability's sake need to die, IMO.

more than 3 years ago
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Google+ To End Real Names Policy

SilverHatHacker I need sunglasses (235 comments)

I guess that's a big
*sunglasses*
+1
YEEAAAAH!

more than 3 years ago
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Extension To Chrome Brings Remote Desktop Abilities

SilverHatHacker What the heck (189 comments)

I'll continue the trend and risk the "Redundant" mods. What could possibly go wrong?

more than 3 years ago
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Help Shape the Future of Slashdot

SilverHatHacker SHAPE the future? (763 comments)

I always liked triangles. Slashdot needs more triangles.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon To Launch Kindle Tablet?

SilverHatHacker Re:Possible and likely. (140 comments)

I heard they had a custom fork of Android that replaced all the Google services with their own. Their own app store, music service, etc.

more than 3 years ago
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Siemens To Exit Nuclear Power Business

SilverHatHacker Re:Lessor of two evils... (400 comments)

In a related question, why does anyone still do this? As far as I know, all the modern browsers have spell check built in and I can't think of any other reasons off the top of my head.

more than 3 years ago
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Broadcom To Buy NetLogic For $3.7 Billion

SilverHatHacker Re:Tax Breaks (35 comments)

Luke 16, the parable of the shrewd manager.

Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.' "The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I'm not strong enough to dig, and I'm ashamed to beg– I know what I'll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses. So he called in each one of his master's debtors. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?' 'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil,' he replied. The manager told him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred.' Then he asked the second, 'And how much do you owe?' 'A thousand bushels of wheat,' he replied. He told him, 'Take your bill and make it eight hundred.'

Kind of sounds like a politician to me. He's about to lose his job because he's wasting someone else's money, so he goes out and makes as many friends as he can so he won't have to work.

more than 3 years ago
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Broadcom To Buy NetLogic For $3.7 Billion

SilverHatHacker Re:Tax Breaks (35 comments)

Yes, but tax breaks buy votes. When you've only got four years in office before the next election, you've got to prioritize. Four years isn't enough time to actually fix anything that's broken, but it's enough time to campaign.
There was a parable in the Bible that's kind of like this, about a guy who was about to be fired as manager of an estate so he went out and forgave everybody's debts. Cost the master of the estate a lot of money, but the guy was getting fired anyway and he ended up with a lot of friends who would keep him from ending up on the street. Government works the same way.

more than 3 years ago
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Japan's Richest Man Outlines Renewable Energy Plan

SilverHatHacker Re:Go! (224 comments)

Netcraft confirms Fox is dying. Slashdotters everywhere rejoice.

more than 3 years ago
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Smartphones Can't Cure Acne, FTC Rules

SilverHatHacker You know what? (205 comments)

I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

more than 3 years ago
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IP Addresses Not Enough To ID Users

SilverHatHacker Re:do computers identify people? (266 comments)

There's the problem with the justice system. It's not about who's telling the truth, it's about who tells the better lie.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Admin Wants Hackers Charged As Mobsters

SilverHatHacker Huh? (568 comments)

I didn't realise being a mobster was a crime. I thought you actually had to commit a crime while in the mob to be charged; hence nailing Capone on tax evasion.

more than 3 years ago
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Weak Typing — the Lost Art of the Keyboard

SilverHatHacker Re:I'm an outlier (362 comments)

Pretty much the last one.

more than 3 years ago
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Weak Typing — the Lost Art of the Keyboard

SilverHatHacker Re:I'm an outlier (362 comments)

I guess I'll find out in a few years.

more than 3 years ago
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Weak Typing — the Lost Art of the Keyboard

SilverHatHacker I'm an outlier (362 comments)

I touch-type with one hand, just because I can. It's not particularly fast or accurate compared to the other styles, but I can lay down or hold a drink while typing that way.

more than 3 years ago
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Warrantless Wiretapping Cases At the 9th Circuit

SilverHatHacker Re:The TLAs and Corporate Lackeys (126 comments)

but if we elect a president next year we are completely at the mercy of corporate America.

FTFY. Unfortunately, the only viable form of government I can think of that's not subject to human corruption is SkyNet.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager

SilverHatHacker Re:One word: WHY? (951 comments)

In the age of widescreen displays, why in the world do they want to waste more of my precious vertical viewing plane with pictures?

Because if they put it on the sides, everyone would be complaining about wanting the ability to move it to the bottom of the screen.
See also "Unity launcher".

more than 3 years ago

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