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3D Windowing System Developed Using Wayland, Oculus Rift

David Betz The 90s called... (72 comments)

...they want their bad idea back!

about 3 months ago

Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

David Betz Coming soon... (636 comments)

...their IDE named Taylor.

about 3 months ago

Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves

David Betz Yes... (126 comments)


about 5 months ago

Power Cables' UV Flashes Apparently Frighten Animals

David Betz FUD? (183 comments)

Anytime anything anywhere makes any sound or any motion my cat is scared out of her mind. That's just what animals do.

about 6 months ago

Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

David Betz GOOGLE! (253 comments)


about 6 months ago

Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

David Betz I've to admit... (500 comments)

...I thought this was the law anyways. I never realized that n-contents were required for an n-resident facility. Of course, I'd like more clarification on occupant: Does my dog giving the "Pet me! Pet me!" look count as an occupant? Does crazy, drunk uncle Bill staying the weekend count?

about 7 months ago

Sophisticated Spy Tool 'The Mask' Rages Undetected For 7 Years

David Betz Re:Editing? (98 comments)

"poorly written"* "if you will look like an idiot"* "This would have"* "summaries similar to the ones for"* "Pete's sake"* I count four.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

David Betz Are you kidding? (876 comments)

Seriously. None of us wants to draw out expression trees for every single thing we do. Why not just get rid of ALL math notation while we're at it!? Not not kill all language and communicate in internalized thought-vectors? Seriously, are you kidding me? Is it April 1st somewhere? Going for the troll of the year award?

about 7 months ago

First Evidence That Google's Quantum Computer May Not Be Quantum After All

David Betz DUH! (224 comments)

The original Slashdot post for the D-Wave announcement had an excellent comment: quantum annealing is NOT quantum computing, it's snake oil!

about 7 months ago

Former Dev Gives Gloomy Outlook On Linux Support For the Opera Browser

David Betz OPERA!? (181 comments)

The Opera Browser?? WHAT YEAR IS IT!? (Robbin Williams)

about 8 months ago

Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

David Betz It's a trap! (343 comments)

This is just a setup to get Snowden out in the open, so the US can catch him and bring him back to Black Mesa.

about 8 months ago

Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

David Betz Re:There is no spoon (458 comments)

Dang it, man... I came here to say that!

about 8 months ago

Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse

David Betz I don't care... (459 comments)

...what people do, as LONG AS THEY REMOVE THE CAPS LOCK! Yes, I typed that holding shift. The first thing I've done on every KB since 1998? REMOVED THE CAPS LOCK! Yes, I'm a programmer, yes my #DEFINE are in caps, yes, I type my SQL in CAPS. No, I'm not going to cry about my first-world problem of NEEDING TO HOLD DOWN SHIFT! It's easy to train your pinky to hold it-- it becomes natural real quick.

about 8 months ago

R2-D2: Mall Cop

David Betz What a missed opportunity.. (139 comments)

They could have had an EPIC security system yelling out "EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!"

about 9 months ago

Property Managers Use DNA To Sniff Out Dog Poop Offenders

David Betz FINALLY! (234 comments)

I've been saying this for years. When they find the person, they need to just leave that poop on the owner's doorstep. No further penalty is required.

about 9 months ago

Dial 00000000 To Blow Up the World

David Betz Nope. (306 comments)

Upon reading the title, I got excited and tried it on my phone. We are still here. I guess I should have read the whole thing first.

about 9 months ago

Only 25% of Yahoo Staff "Eat Their Own Dog Food"

David Betz Food? (292 comments)

That's the wrong four letter word.

about 10 months ago

Company Wants To Put Power Plants In the Sky

David Betz It's called... (223 comments)

...The Sun.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Communication Skills For Programmers?

David Betz My communication skills are... (361 comments) to RFCs 791, 792, and 793. Other than that, go away.

about 10 months ago


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