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CowboyNeal Weighs In On the Windows 8 "Metro" GUI

Tongo Re:Downgrade rights (671 comments)

Because my desktop isn't a fucking iPhone. It's a business tool that I sit in front of 8.5 hours a day. My iPhone usually sit's in my pocket, only to come out when I'm in the bathroom or otherwise not in front of a computer and I want to entertain myself for a while. Fundamentally, tablets and smart phones are to consume information. Desktops and laptops are to produce information. It makes sense that they have a fundamentally different interface.

about 2 years ago
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Is There Still a Ray of Hope On Climate Change?

Tongo Re:Now see, This is why you are a boob (462 comments)

Except there is no plan 1a. being thrown about by anyone (maybe a small and silent minority). As an outsider watching the news and checking a few websites, I see option 1 as the only options from the greenies. I've came to much the same conclusion as jmorris42.

about 2 years ago
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NBC Apologizes For Editing Zimmerman 911 Call

Tongo Re:Error My Ass (1005 comments)

And by pop, I mean arrest.

more than 2 years ago
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NBC Apologizes For Editing Zimmerman 911 Call

Tongo Re:Error My Ass (1005 comments)

Umm, sorry, if my neighborhood has had a rash of burglaries and I saw someone walking around late at night/early morning that isn't from the neighborhood, I'd call the cops. Even if it wasn't raining...and regardless of skin color. Yay, now the cops can stop, question and release if the person actually has business there, or maybe perhaps pop the guy that's been breaking into homes.

more than 2 years ago
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NBC Apologizes For Editing Zimmerman 911 Call

Tongo Re:Error My Ass (1005 comments)

*sigh* It's not a "Shoot First" law and the "Stand Your Ground" law, as the facts are known, don't apply. First, SF vs SYG. Stand your ground means you have no duty to run away from an attacker. Suppose a knife wielding maniac is advancing on you...you can shoot him, you don't have to run away (some states require that you attempt to run away before shooting). Or in a home invasion, you can shoot the guy when he breaks through the door, instead of having to retreat to the furthest bedroom (this is also required in some states). There is no such thing as a shoot first law...you make it sound as if you can just pop anyone you don't like. In this case, as far as we know, Zimmerman was already being attacked and taken to the ground after turning to go back to his vehicle. Most of the states in this country would allow you to use deadly force to protect yourself if someone is on top of you and bashing your head into the ground. It has nothing to do with the stand your ground laws and everything to do with self defense.

more than 2 years ago
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Ford Tests DIY Firmware Updates

Tongo Re:*digs out cell* (164 comments)

We have a 2011 Ford Explorer with Sync and Nav. It has a BSOD (Black Screen of Death). It also perform "System Maintenance", which is just a reboot, mid drive. The issue isn't necessarily the MS Software, but the flash based user interface designed by a third part. It was a giant piece of shit. Also, it's not 30k USB sticks, it's 300,000 USB sticks, plus SD cards for anyone with Nav.

more than 2 years ago

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