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The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

TheABomb Re:Huh? What? (506 comments)

To be fair, it's only "very well-known" by people who know how to use browser tabs, which rules out 99% of my family, cow-orkers, and (I'm guessing through extrapolation) the population at large.

1 year,23 days

Google Reader Being Retired

TheABomb Re:Petition (386 comments)

Yep, just like every person in the world uses Latitude and Orkut.

about a year and a half ago

Why Working Remotely Needs To Make a Comeback

TheABomb Re:Noisy annoying environment (455 comments)

Yes. You must sit in a cube farm all day within earshot of the eleventy hens cackling about their kids.

Otherwise, whom will they pawn their work off upon?

about a year and a half ago

Decade Old KDE Bug Fixed

TheABomb Yeah, but how long (129 comments)

has the "ksirtet is no longer in kdegames bug" been ongoing?

about a year and a half ago

Indiana Nurses Fired After Refusing Flu Shots On Religious Grounds

TheABomb Re:Good (851 comments)

It goes further than that. Nurses frequently work with in a field that primarily concerns itself with increasing overall health and wellness. If their religious sensibilities are upset by that, they probably do need to find a new job.

about a year and a half ago

How the Inventors of Dragon Speech Recognition Technology Lost Everything

TheABomb Re:Why civil? (606 comments)

No. They're turtles that were handled by a person immediately prior to incorporation.

more than 2 years ago

How the Inventors of Dragon Speech Recognition Technology Lost Everything

TheABomb Re:Why civil? (606 comments)

CEO:Employee Pay Ratio is utter bullshit unless all CEOs make the same level pay.

Or would you seriously have us believe that everyone's better off when everyone makes $8K/yr, but the CEO is only pulling in $300K, like some Latin American socialist paradise, versus America where the CEO makes millions but the average drones have to make do on $45K?

more than 2 years ago

Earliest Americans Arrived In Waves, DNA Study Finds

TheABomb Re:Wait, what? (131 comments)

The other spectators at the llamaliztli courts, followed shortly be the ones directly to their left.

more than 2 years ago

Why Bad Jobs (or No Jobs) Happen To Good Workers

TheABomb Re:Not hiring the unemployed (1201 comments)

I'd believe you if HR departments weren't full of competent professionals who actually know how to do stuff and instead were staffed by 19 year-old girls who--

Oh. Well played.

But seriously, there's a good reason to follow that strategy. If you only hire people with no loyalty to the hand that feeds them, (a) you don't need to be loyal back to them, and (2) if you're lucky, they won't stick around long enough to get vested in your pension.

more than 2 years ago

Little Health Risk Seen From Fukushima's Radioactivity

TheABomb Re:But but but but... (201 comments)

It's true. If they don't nuke you now, they will nuke you la'r.

more than 2 years ago

Icons That Don't Make Sense Anymore

TheABomb Re:floppy disc (713 comments)

Old woman!

more than 2 years ago

Verizon To Begin Offering "Text To 911" Service

TheABomb Re:Indeed! (194 comments)

Because 911 operators need people to communicate with them intelligibly?

more than 2 years ago

Rand Paul Has a Quick Fix For TSA: Pull the Plug

TheABomb Re:Even a broken clock (1051 comments)

I'll understand if you're under some kind of legal nondisclosure agreement, but I'm morbidly curious: what was the correct answer to the haunted-house question?

I mean, most of use would hope for a "no", but there's some wiggle room in the word "thought". Like, what happens if someone taking the test saw a ghost in her house, and was certain of it? Or what if she was only visiting a friend's haunted house, but spent the night, but thought the purpose of the question was to gauge on-the-job-equivalent experience, because I know we're not supposed to profile people based on their colour, but let's face it, we all know those translucent devils are the ones we really have to watch out for.

more than 2 years ago

Study Suggests the Number-Line Concept Is Not Intuitive

TheABomb I call BS (404 comments)

I'm sitting next to a recently-opened bottle of Gatorade. Because the plastic is transparent, and the liquid not, I can see exactly how full the bottle is.

I just took a sip, and guess what? I watched the level go down! If I did the exact same thing, but in two dimensions, it would look exactly like a gas gauge or battery monitor.

If that's not "intuitive" in your culture, there's something wrong with your culture.

more than 2 years ago

Feds Shut Down Tor-Using Narcotics Store

TheABomb Re:Headline = Misleading (301 comments)

Hell, I misread (in parts thanks to the missing hyphen) it as "for using" and was giddy with excitement that the government would be shut down. On tax day.

Imagine my letdown.

more than 2 years ago

iPhone Users Sue AT&T For Letting Thieves Re-Activate Their Stolen Devices

TheABomb Re:Only if they reported it. (197 comments)

This is important; because if you can't validate the owner with 100% certainty, then you open the door to situations where person A falsly reports persons B's phone stolen and gets it bricked. ... or sells it on Craigslist -- cash -- and then gets it back two days later.

more than 2 years ago

What's Not To Like About New iPad?

TheABomb From FUD to Ad Hominem Condescention (617 comments)

OR, someone who doesn't want to shell out two grand for a computer that will run iTunes just for the privilege of being able to spend $500 on an iPad, when I can just plug a USB cable into my phone and Linux box. It's exactly the same functionality as plugging in a flashdrive, and yet I'm the one who gets downvoted?

more than 2 years ago


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