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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

TFlan91 Re:Pre-emptive stance prior to 4K TV services (332 comments)

>> So, if you go on vacation and only use 100GB in August you can not carry the unused amount into July or subsequent months.

Cause the calendar is, if I may, counter-calendar now?

2 days ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

TFlan91 Re:What's the point? (507 comments)

I disagree, Nodejs has done a tremendously good job on being easy to use for all ranges of expertise.

5 days ago
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Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

TFlan91 Re:Simple answer is (180 comments)

Clearly you do not use or have heard of AngularJS

about a month and a half ago
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Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

TFlan91 As someone who worked with SCCM... (564 comments)

I can attest to the fact that this was no accident.

You have to explicitly, or have the unfortunate luck of clicking the wrong 20 correct buttons in a row, to do something like this, SCCM is not a one-click wonder.

GJ whoever did this, good luck with the networking department though.

about 3 months ago
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Zuckerberg's $100 Million Education Gift Solved Little

TFlan91 MSN (335 comments)

Who the fuck links to MSN? Sponsored much?

about 3 months ago
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Finally, Hi-Def Streaming Video of the ISS's View of Earth

TFlan91 By HD (97 comments)

By HD they mean 480p, or atleast that's what the "ustream" maxes at

about 4 months ago
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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

TFlan91 Re:Expensive (109 comments)

If you read the article you referred to....

>> In April 2006, Hitachi announced plans for a modern paternoster-style elevator with computer-controlled cars and normal elevator doors to alleviate safety concerns.[7][8] A prototype has been revealed as of February 2013.[9] .... you wouldn't of had to post.

(Here's #9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...)

about 4 months ago
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Civilization: Beyond Earth Announced

TFlan91 Re:Shut up and take my money (89 comments)

I've always hated the end game of Civ's. It's always felt... dissatisfying. Early/Mid game was always fun but if it lasted to the end game, I usually ended up quitting and starting over.

This newly announced game has so many paths it could take and the possibilities are truly endless, if the dev's decide to make it so that is. I had faith, but after Civ V, the Sid Meier's brand has faltered in my eyes.

(i've been playing his games since Sid Meier's Civilization (holy shit that was a long time ago), my favorite, to this day, is still Gettysburg)

about 5 months ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

TFlan91 Incom.... (630 comments)

"They are firing, sir!"
"Prepare the counte...."

Seriously... 100 mile range? At 5000mph? That range doesn't add up to me, but regardless, whoever is on the receiving end of this bad boy doesn't stand a chance to defend themselves

about 5 months ago
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Linux Developers Consider On-Screen QR Codes For Kernel Panics

TFlan91 Re:Good idea (175 comments)

you're assuming everyone has a smartphone. this idea is completely cutting off non-smartphone users

about 5 months ago
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Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours

TFlan91 Re:Warning Shot (148 comments)

When all their guided missiles rely on said system? I'd call that a major breach of national security

about 5 months ago
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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches

TFlan91 Nope. (166 comments)

Avid Ex-Diablo fan.

Never again, you killed the franchise Blizzard.

about 5 months ago
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The New PHP

TFlan91 Re:A fractal of bad design. (254 comments)

Oh cmon, how many of you out there got into programming solely because PHP was so easy to learn.

Honestly. How many?

about 6 months ago

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Ars Technica Reviews /. Beta

TFlan91 TFlan91 writes  |  about 7 months ago

TFlan91 (2615727) writes ""In the modern responsive Web Three Point Oh Internet, Slashdot stands like a thing frozen in time—it's a coelacanth stuck incongruously in an aquarium full of more colorful fish. The technology news aggregator site has been around since 1997, making it positively ancient as websites are reckoned. More importantly, Slashdot's long focus on open source technology news and topics has caused it to accrete a user base that tends to be extremely technical, extremely skilled, and extremely opinionated." ...

"For most sites, a redesign isn't a big deal—Ars has certainly had its share, and we will have more as we evolve. But Slashdot is unique in that there is no other place on the Internet with quite the same mix of entrenched knowledge and personalities. The user base skews heavily toward developers, and unlike StackExchange or other, newer communities, this community has been allowed to ossify for more than a decade. Programmers—and most of the core active Slashdot community are programmers to the bone—don't like it when their tools are changed for no reason, and slapping a fresh coat of paint onto the front of the site without delivering any obvious value to those core users isn't going to work.""

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