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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

XaXXon Solving the wrong problem (326 comments)

The problem isn't how do we make people safer drivers.

The problem is how do we make people NOT the drivers. Then we don't have to worry about whether they are texting.

about a week ago

Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

XaXXon I don't see this as a problem (215 comments)

Part of kickstarter should be that you've already taken a substantive risk on your own. Making a game demo with, for example, limited level/playtime is a good mark that you are capable of producing the rest.

Since there is no recourse once the funding takes place for funders, this doesn't seem unreasonable.

about a week ago

John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

XaXXon So? (266 comments)

Why anyone cares what this guy has to say boggles my mind. He may have had a hand in some good games decades ago, but what have you done for me lately?

Oh yeah, you took a steaming turd on my computer. Thanks.

In other news, North Korea is the best Korea.

about two weeks ago

Ontario Government Wants To Regulate the Internet

XaXXon Such clickbait (184 comments)

They want to regulate Canadian media consumption -- the same way they've been doing for decades.

Seems like a big non-story.

about two weeks ago

Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

XaXXon Just because you can.. (280 comments)

doesn't mean you should.

Thinking that any Linux distro, just because it could be run in both environments, should be developed to be suitable for both seems wrong.

Why not just pick a desktop-oriented existing distro for your desktop and a server-focused one for your production environment?

And if you need to develop on your server environment, then this doesn't really matter to you, since you have to pick what's best for your production environment regardless of your desktop.

about two weeks ago

Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

XaXXon Re:Dropbox use AWS (275 comments)

while they could, amazon has never raised prices on AWS.

about a month ago

Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

XaXXon Re:Why? (136 comments)

also I have no real choice in my selection of provider.

about a month and a half ago

Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

XaXXon Re:Why? (136 comments)

i'm not paying extra to use the data I paid for how I want. AT&T wants me to. Jailbreak.

about a month and a half ago

Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

XaXXon Why would I? (213 comments)

I haven't heard about ACM since I left school and I wasn't interested then.. so why join now?

about 1 month ago

Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

XaXXon Re:Is that legal in the UK? (306 comments)

That's not what average means. You mean "median".

about 6 months ago

Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

XaXXon Re:Tell them... (526 comments)

The reason I'm going to leave /. is the fuck beta comments, not the beta itself.

This is almost as bad as the reddit /r/atheism crap from a while ago.

about 7 months ago

EA's Dungeon Keeper Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

XaXXon Re:Works for Slashdot as well... (367 comments)

I dont' like the changes, but the comments are worse than the changes. I'm glad they are being removed.

about 7 months ago

South Korean Court Rules That Phone Bloatware Must Be Deletable

XaXXon This wouldn't affect me.. (138 comments)

I buy Apple and Google devices - so no bloatware anywhere to be found.

Sure, I'd love to remove a few of the Apple apps.. but you toss them in a folder and forget they were ever there. They're small.

about 8 months ago

Australian Icebreaker Tries To Get Through To Stranded Antarctic Research Ship

XaXXon Re:Aurora Australis (188 comments)

I was wondering why they only operate in the northern hemisphere.

It's because it requires cold water to cool its reactor. Tropic water is apparently not cold enough, so it can't get to the southern hemisphere without exploderating. Or something.

about 9 months ago

RSA Flatly Denies That It Weakened Crypto For NSA Money

XaXXon Let's see.. who should we trust? (291 comments)

Snowden: 100% accuracy so far.

RSA: For profit company that looks really bad right now and there's no downside to them lying.

I'll go with the 100% guy with nothing to gain.

about 9 months ago

Rise of the Super-High-Res Notebook Display

XaXXon No. (333 comments)

What a peasant. I don't know what you do on a laptop, but 1080p is a terrible resolution.

If nothing else, there's not nearly enough vertical resolution -- but in general 1080p is a very low resolution for any computer to have.

about 9 months ago

ITU Standardizes 1Gbps Over Copper, But Services Won't Come Until 2015

XaXXon Re:Go ALL THE WAY OUT! (153 comments)

I don't think you understand how long it would take and how expensive that would be.

The US is one of the least dense countries in the world -- especially at its population.

about 9 months ago

ITU Standardizes 1Gbps Over Copper, But Services Won't Come Until 2015

XaXXon Re:Still won't fix monopolies (153 comments)

You don't get cable? I have comcast and get ~30 Mbps in Seattle for less $.

about 9 months ago

Image Lifted From Twitter Leads to $1.2M Payout For Haitian Photog

XaXXon Re:Sweet sweet copyright justice (242 comments)

I believe there is a strong difference between commercial and non-commercial copyright violations.

When you take what someone is trying to sell and sell it yourself, you've clearly crossed all moral boundaries. You've removed people who demonstrably will pay for the content from the pool of people to pay the creator.

about 10 months ago

Review: Puppet Vs. Chef Vs. Ansible Vs. Salt

XaXXon Re:Oh really? (141 comments)


about 10 months ago


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