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Number of USB cable types on hand? (A-B, A-mini, etc.)

The J Kid Re:2 kinds (211 comments)

Well played.

more than 4 years ago
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My keyboard has X-many keys; X=

The J Kid Re:i'd count... (430 comments)

My keyboard has three keys.

CTRL ALT DEL?

more than 4 years ago
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My keyboard has X-many keys; X=

The J Kid Re:Kickin' it old skool (430 comments)

Texting is fine on the bike.
It's just a bit tricky when it's also snowing at the same time.

more than 4 years ago
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Typical ambient noise level, where I am right now:

The J Kid Re:91-120 (331 comments)

How many times louder is 10 dB than 0 dB?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Chrome Displaces Safari As Third In Survey

The J Kid Re:Jumping ship from IE? (235 comments)

I'm not sure I know anyone who uses IE who even knows that Chrome exists.

That's not the point. (also, there are Chrome billboards everywhere here in the city) This is the point:

Bank of America has apparently recently added Google Chrome to their list of officially supported browsers.

I called this! On Slashdot!

Also, you can phone up your bank, if their site's not working for you and scream:
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN, YOU DON'T SUPPORT GOOGLE?"
and they'll get with the Google.

(In a Chrome OS topic, but still)

more than 4 years ago
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Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac

The J Kid Re:A different view from a developer (398 comments)

Well, Rogério Brito,

Hi.

I am not a developer, but I do care. I do know about the "incestuous" relationships of the media playing libraries in the OSS world. I do know that having one alternative less is a bad thing, especially in the long run. I'm also very grateful for LAME and don't "wish the death of" any one of the projects you mentioned.

I do provide feedback to OSS developers, hopefully in the form of constructive suggestions. Maybe not media related ones, as that isn't my forté, but others. I've petitioned daringfireball to bring some attention to the matter. He reaches a lot of Mac devs. I think I'll try that Delicious Monster guy next.

My post above was not about dancing on the grave of the traffic cone, but to provide a service to the community: to share with other people an alternative way of playing media well that they may not know about, as I have only recently (re-)discovered Mplayer OSX Extended.

I guess that what I meant to say to you is: "Don't shit all over people you don't know and have only read one sentence of."

Signed, "user like the one above"

more than 4 years ago
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Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac

The J Kid Mplayer OSX Extended (398 comments)

Sad to see VLC struggling, but there's always Mplayer OSX Extended for the mac. Get the extra codec pack and it can play anything!

more than 4 years ago
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Monty Python 40 Years Old Today!

The J Kid Re:Obligatory... (298 comments)

What, the American or the European version?

Laden or unladen?

more than 4 years ago
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I hold paper to vertical surfaces by preference with

The J Kid Re:Cowboyneal option (310 comments)

That's what she said.

more than 5 years ago
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HTML 5 should support ...

The J Kid Re:HTML 5 should support first posts... (392 comments)

They may be minor players, but they are rich players.. Money speaks a lot in most cases..

Exactly, which makes them Nice Fat 'n Juicy targets for some shmuck holding patents.

And re: Submarine patent proof: That's the whole point! If there was proof, they wouldn't be submarine!

more than 5 years ago
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Google Reveals Chrome Hardware Partners

The J Kid Re:Will Chrome OS be any different... (343 comments)

Also, you can phone up your bank, if their site's not working for you and scream:
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN, YOU DON'T SUPPORT GOOGLE?"
and they'll get with the Google.

Try that with StarForce..

more than 5 years ago
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Pixar's Next Three Films Will Be Sequels

The J Kid Re:already happening (379 comments)

Also: Include the kazillions earned via merchandising! Cars made tons!

more than 5 years ago
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Pixar's Next Three Films Will Be Sequels

The J Kid Re:No (379 comments)

Steve Jobs becoming majority share holder of Disney

No, no, no! He is the *largest* (single) shareholder! A stake of around 7% from what I last heard...a majority shareholder would have > 50%+1!

How can you fudge numbers up like that - this is slashdot dammit!

more than 5 years ago
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Intel Receives Record Fine By the EU

The J Kid Re:How to get out of a recession in 2 easy steps.. (469 comments)

And that's the problem. Companies with shareholders are required by law to compete as hard as they can.

That's actually not true.

A common economic theory is that what's best for a company is to aim to Maximise Shareholder Value, and that the best way to do that is to compete as hard as they can. But it's not law.

But even then, "as hard as they can" doesn't include anti-competative behaviour (or other unlawful things, like bombing AMD offices) because the EU will go and sit on you.

more than 5 years ago

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CowboyNeal Option Front

The J Kid The J Kid writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Join the "CowboyNeal Option Front" to bring back CN to the /. polls!

I'f you'd like to join, just befriend me.

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