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Who Will Fix the Internet? No One, Apparently

abshack This looks like a job for... (370 comments)

Internet-Fixer Man!!! With his large hoard of anonymous, probably overweight, definitely awkward, mostly perverted, could be educated, willing to take risks, bunch of trolls from 4CHAN, he's going to fix the internet in no time flat!

about 5 years ago

Database Error Costs Social Security Victims $500M

abshack Not a database error (299 comments)

This is human error. When will people learn not to make peoples' name the primary key... :/

more than 5 years ago

Google Chrome 3.0 beta: Tested & benchmarked

abshack Ze themes... (1 comments)

Zey are ugly.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Balks, Finally Relents, At Possible User Queries of Dictionary App

abshack Re:Great... (259 comments)

Well, yeah. Apple has a strict policy against duplication of core functionality.

more than 5 years ago

AMD Spin-Off GlobalFoundries Gets First Non-AMD Customer

abshack 40 nm process... (34 comments)

I thought 45nm was the lowest chip size that was being manufactured (at least right now). Am I missing something here?

more than 5 years ago

ESA and NASA Establish a Joint Mars Exploration Initiative

abshack Re:I don't get it (95 comments)

Basically, imagine that NASA is an inefficient huge gas guzzler - say, a Hummer. Imagine that ESA is a small fleet of more gas efficient but boring compact cars - say, a Saab representing Sweden, a Volvo representing Germany, a Fiat representing Italy... you get the idea. Let's say there's about 11 cars, plus a bicycle from Canada I guess. Now, somehow stuff all those cars into the Hummer, put a rocket on it, and launch it to Mars.

You forgot to mention that Canada is also sending the cool robotic arm that drives the rocket.

more than 5 years ago

In Canada, No Expectation of Privacy On the Net

abshack Canadians and the Brits (206 comments)

As an atheist Canadian, I've very concerned with recent Canadian privacy policies. It seems we're drifting further from our ideals of freedom towards the strict, big-brother-like system that Britain is implementing. I'll be paying strict attention to this, and if this is passed as law, well, unified-theory-of-the-universe help us all!

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Launches New "Get the Facts" Campaign

abshack Re:But does it run on linux? (524 comments)

Running IE on Linux is like rubbing tainted semen on the outside of a condom. You're doing it wrong!

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Licensing a "Disaster" For XP Shops

abshack Re:Downgrade then Upgrade... sigh... (567 comments)

There's no money to be made being simple (or so Microsoft probably believes).

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Licensing a "Disaster" For XP Shops

abshack So... (567 comments)

You buy a PC before April 23, 2010, you can get XP on it. Buy it after that date and you can't get XP on it. IT wants XP because it doesn't know whether Windows 7 will support everything it needs and doesn't want to use Vista because it sucks.

This sounds like a job for Linux, man!

more than 5 years ago

Buckyballs Polymerized Into Buckywires

abshack Re:Effect on computing (71 comments)

No editing? :(... I used "effect" when I meant affect. Damn.

more than 5 years ago

Buckyballs Polymerized Into Buckywires

abshack Effect on computing (71 comments)

How does this effect computing, I wonder. I've heard that buckyballs have some interesting electrical properties (in passing conversation so I can't recall what they are). Could someone elaborate on how "buckystrings" could be used for electrical applications?

more than 5 years ago

China's Green Dam, No Longer Compulsory, May Have Lifted Code

abshack Re:Damn it... (116 comments)

Well, you could always hope that they make Opera 10 the default browser in China and exploit its webserver capabilities...

more than 5 years ago


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