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Facebook Unveils Timeline, Updated Open Graph

ZxCv MySpace 3.0? (98 comments)

The only thing missing from the new profile is the ability to set huge animated gifs as my background.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Rips Off Rejected App, Says Wireless Sync Developer

ZxCv Re:Way too much coincidence (549 comments)

So are you really implying that the idea of wireless syncing never crossed the minds of any Apple engineers or managers until this guy's app was submitted? Or that he figured out some magical trick to make wireless syncing work that Apple's own engineers just hadn't been able to crack yet? Seriously?

The GP post is spot-on. This is all much ado about nothing.

more than 3 years ago

Netflix Signs Deal With Disney-ABC

ZxCv Better than the Roku... (212 comments)

I went with one of these: http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-media-receivers/wd-tv-live-plus/4505-6739_7-34117510.html

It not only does Netflix, but will also play anything from USB drives and network file shares. It also has access to online stuff like Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, and a handful of others. The only (minor) drawback is no built-in WiFi (though it does support various USB-based WiFi devices).

For the extra geek factor, it's based on Linux, so there are plenty of custom firmwares and add-ons out there to customize it.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Goes After Greasemonkey Script Developer

ZxCv Re:What's the point of this script? (375 comments)

FB Purity blocks entire categories of posts: all application posts, 'x became a fan of y' posts, and others.

Facebook's built-in hiding is done on a app-by-app and person-by-person basis. So every stupid new app that comes out has to be hidden individually.

more than 4 years ago

MMS Arrives For the iPhone — Will It Crash AT&T's Network?

ZxCv Insightful? Really? (153 comments)

You started off insightful and went full-steam ahead straight into Troll.

more than 5 years ago

Mac Clone Maker Psystar Files For Bankruptcy

ZxCv Stylish shmylish (366 comments)

While I wouldn't argue that some people buy Apple machines because they're "stylish", the vast majority of people I know buy them because they are simply more productive using them. My mom and aunts like them because of the iLife apps (iPhoto and iMovie in particular), and me and most of my developer friends like them because of their versatility (what other brand of machine can easily run Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux?).

Not that it really matters, I suppose, but the claims on /. that Apple machines are about style only are getting a bit old by now.

more than 5 years ago

FBI Seizes All Servers In Dallas Data Center

ZxCv Re:All servers!!!!! (629 comments)

(And where you can rent a furnished, 5-bedroom house with cedar paneling on 2 acres of land for US$400.)

Right, because you live at the end of a dirt road in Chile. It had damn well better be cheap to live there.

more than 5 years ago

How Do I Make My Netbook More Manly?

ZxCv Re:Stickers... (993 comments)

Bzzzt, wrong.

Trust me.

more than 5 years ago

What an IBM-Sun Merger Might Mean For Java, MySQL, Developers

ZxCv You can't be serious (292 comments)

... Visual Studio sucks compared to Eclipse when it comes to how user-friendly the tool is.

Do you actually use both on a regular basis?

I've honestly never met someone that does that prefers Eclipse.

I use Visual Studio, XCode, and Eclipse, on a daily basis, and as far as I'm concerned, Visual Studio is just about the only thing Microsoft has ever done right, and beats the hell out of any other IDE I've ever used.

more than 5 years ago

Author's Guild Says Kindle's Text-To-Speech Software Illegal

ZxCv Mmm... burritos (683 comments)

There's no issue. If I have a contract which allows me to sell frozen burritos, but not ready-to-eat burritos, selling frozen burritos along with a microwave (which turns them into ready-to-eat burritos) doesn't violate the contract.

It seems the GP was actually saying that there is a contract for frozen burritos AND ready-to-eat burritos. And by Amazon selling frozen burritos along with a microwave, they are somehow skirting their contract for selling ready-to-eat burritos. How valid that is, who knows? Something tells me that a judge will know, at some point.

more than 5 years ago

FAA Network Hacked

ZxCv Hacked? Or Cracked? (110 comments)

If the readership and editors of /. can't seem to correctly grasp the difference between 'hacked' and 'cracked', how do we expect the mainstream press to ever come even close to getting it?

more than 5 years ago

Utah Mulls a Database of Bar Customers

ZxCv Simple... (623 comments)

I'll never understand why everyone thinks Mormons are crazier than any other religious person. It's still the same zombie Jesus rhetoric.

Because Mormons take that typical zombie Jesus rhetoric, and top it with a healthy dose of good ol' insanity. Golden plates with seer stones? The first man and woman lived in North America? "True" native americans were white? The list goes on and on...

more than 5 years ago

US House Kills Proposed Delay For Digital TV Transition

ZxCv Damn (664 comments)

To fix your analogy, this is like companies loaning you a bumper covered in ads, and now the government is telling them they have to stop offering the old shitty bumpers and offer a different design and you're pissed about buying new mounting brackets for your damn free bumpers claiming that your $3000 car is now useless because of the lack of free bumpers on the market!

Have analogies really gotten this bad around here?

about 6 years ago

Would You Add Easter Eggs To Software Produced At Work?

ZxCv Get off my lawn, (747 comments)

you stinkin' six-digiter!

You're almost as bad as those pesky five-digiters!

more than 6 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Regex Tricks?

ZxCv Every regex (516 comments)

is beautiful.

more than 6 years ago



Hans Reiser interviewed

ZxCv ZxCv writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ZxCv (6138) writes "Hans had a few interesting things to say in this interview to one of the TV stations local to his area, the first interview he's given since the recovery of Nina's body."


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