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Emscripten and New Javascript Engine Bring Unreal Engine To Firefox

StoatBringer Remember the good old days? (124 comments)

When "browsers" were used for "browsing" the web, instead of being crappy application platforms with endless non-browsing-related features shoehorned into them? What happened to just browsing well instead of doing everything else poorly?

about 2 years ago

ISO C++ Committee Approves C++0x Final Draft

StoatBringer Job interviews (375 comments)

Brilliant. It was bad enough in job interviews when they try to catch you out on your knowledge of the obscure bits of C++ that nobody ever uses, and now there's a whole new level of complex syntax, pitfalls and gotchas to deal with. C++ is turning into a warty freakshow. I could even start to forgive Python's idiotic indentation nonsense at this rate.

more than 3 years ago

Why UK Banks Don't Tweet

StoatBringer Re:Banks in the USA (106 comments)

"Text banking custs, if u lose ur mobile device or chng ur mobile # update ur profile"

Well, time to change bank to one that can spell "you".

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?

StoatBringer Re:All of them. (1200 comments)

Yeah, that was so fail. They should've called it Swordfail. lol. Or Failfish. Or Epic Swordfailfish. Rofl. It certainly wasn't made of win. Otherwise they could call it Swordwin. But it was fail. It was the failest fail that ever failed. Like double fail to the power fail. woot. So much fail in that fail movie with a fail plot that fail fail fail fail fail epic fail epic epic fail fail fail.

Yes, I am mocking your overuse and misuse of the word. Stop it.

more than 3 years ago

Anonymous Goes After GodHatesFags.com

StoatBringer Blessed are they... (744 comments)

Fundie nutjobs would like nothing better than to be martyred, or at least "persecuted" for their beliefs.
"Blessed they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

If someone did physically attack one of Phelps' mob, they would just see it as a Sign From God that they were doing his work.
1) Make outrageous comments, or be generally vile. In the name of Jesus.
2) Notice that people are really angry with you and object to everything you say.
3) Claim "persecution" and sit back with a smug grin on your face, knowing you've scored lots of Jesus-points and will get a better seat in Heaven.
4) GOTO 1

more than 3 years ago

Greed, Zealotry, and the Commodore 64

StoatBringer Re:Goes both ways... (645 comments)

Surely Alzheimer's disease is one of God's miraculous little creations as well? Or does He only deserve credit for all the nice stuff, like bunnies and kittens?

about 4 years ago

Mazda Claims 70 mpg For New Engine, No Hybrid Needed

StoatBringer Re:Diesels already do this. (576 comments)

My Nissan Note diesel easily does 60mpg at 70mph, and 70+ mpg at 50mph. Admittedly, it's not terribly fast, but it is efficient.

more than 4 years ago

A Tidal Wave of Java Flaw Exploitation

StoatBringer Re:Stuck on old versions (238 comments)

An awful lot of big organisations are terrified of upgrading anything in case things stop working (and of course, nobody wants to be the one who suggested the upgrade if it all goes wrong). I've seen so many places that will not move past IE6 and Java 1.4 because they daren't risk their clunky old systems not working anymore.

more than 4 years ago

DDoS From 4chan Hits MPAA and Anti-Piracy Website

StoatBringer Re:Arms race, anyone? (318 comments)

"intents and purposes", for fuck's sake.

more than 4 years ago

Archbishop Bans Pop Music At Funerals

StoatBringer It *is* a celebration, idiiot (38 comments)

are not to be described as 'a celebration of the life of' the deceased
Indeed. A lot of funerals I've been to seem to treat it entirely as a chance to prattle on about God and Jesus to a captive audience, with an "insert name here" script.

The last funeral I went to was for my Gran, and it was a secular funeral. It was [i]all about[/i] a celebration of her life, and was much more personal and caring than any religious funeral has ever been.

In conclusion, fuck that Archbishop.

more than 4 years ago

UK's Royal Mail Launches First Intelligent Stamps

StoatBringer Is it too much to ask? (69 comments)

I don't want online content from my postage stamps. I want an efficient postal service. No doubt you could do the same thing with milk bottles, soap packets and jars of jam to "bring them into the 21st century", but it wouldn't make the milk, soap or jam somehow better.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Announces New iPods, iTunes 10, Social Network, AppleTV

StoatBringer Re:I am prob one of the only people here with an (579 comments)

The problem then is that you have you have to have your computer turned on and have iTunes running. Not a huge inconvenience, in the grand scheme of things, but if I'm downstairs and decide I want to watch something, I then have to run upstairs and turn everything on, log on, start up iTunes and then go back down again.

With my current AppleTV I have the internal drive full of my favourite movies and TV shows and it works quite happily as a stand-alone device. If I buy movies from the AppleTV they eventually
get synced to the machine upstairs and backed up, but I don't need to worry about the other machine being switched off or going into standby .As for the "instant streaming" from the web, that's great if you have a decent connection. If not, with the old ATV you could start it downloading and then watch the whole thing later when it had finished.

more than 4 years ago

What 'IT' Stuff Should We Teach Ninth-Graders?

StoatBringer Re:One Word (462 comments)


more than 4 years ago

Steve Jobs To Keynote WWDC iPhone Announcement

StoatBringer Re:Apple running out of hype fuel? (484 comments)

Merely as an example: my father has a 1st gen iPhone. He regularly has to use USB flash drives as apart of his job, and liked the idea of using his iPhone instead for USB file transfer.

So he didn't check the features of a product he bought, and was then annoyed that it didn't have a feature he wanted?

When I bought my first-gen iPhone I knew it didn't have certain features, but they were features I didn't care about anyway and I've been happy with it ever since. If a particular phone doesn't do something you need, shop around and buy a different one instead.

more than 4 years ago

Steve Jobs To Keynote WWDC iPhone Announcement

StoatBringer Re:+1 Troll for Summary (484 comments)

You're quite correct. Slavery is just the same as brand preference in mobile phones.

more than 4 years ago

New Method Could Hide Malware In PDFs, No Further Exploits Needed

StoatBringer Re:Clever social engineering... (234 comments)

PDF is a document format. It's an output format. It's not a form-entry language. It's not the web. It's not an operating system. It sure as hell shouldn't be able to trigger any open-ended OS action.

You've never dealt with a marketing department, clearly.

"Hey, you know what would be cool? What if PDF documents could also play videos?"
"Um.. well, it's technically possible but I don't think that-"

more than 4 years ago

NHS Should Stop Funding Homeopathy, Says Parliamentary Committee

StoatBringer Re:more expensive in the long run (507 comments)

i have tried many homeopathic remedies and have never got any effect from them.

That's because they do not work.

more than 4 years ago

Gun With Wireless Arming Signal Goes On Sale Soon

StoatBringer Re:Strange fascination (457 comments)

Don't you know anything? If every citizen is not armed to the teeth, the King of England could just waltz right in, take over and make everyone his slave.

Is that what you want? 'Cos that's what'll happen!

more than 4 years ago

Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX

StoatBringer Re:Not for ATI cards (515 comments)

Don't you mean "Too bad ATI card royally suck ass at implementing OpenGL"?

about 5 years ago


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