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High-Frequency Programmers Revolt Over Pay

bconway Re:Simple solution. (1018 comments)

RTFA. They did. They started their own company.

more than 4 years ago

Google Voice Now Gives Priority to Students

bconway Not exactly a stumbling block (66 comments)

Email addresses ending with @alum.[your school].edu work just fine. I think most schools offer alumni forwarding.

more than 4 years ago

Games Workshop Sues Warhammer Online Fansite

bconway Re:Damm lawyers (182 comments)

Your subject shares nothing with your post. Lawyers didn't decide to a sue a Warhammer fan site.

more than 4 years ago

Flash Support Confirmed For Android 2.2

bconway Re:Verizon (282 comments)

The HTC Incredible, release two days ago on Verizon, is almost identical in spec and function to the Nexus One. It's already sold out in many areas and their online store.

more than 4 years ago

NVIDIA Driver Update Causing Video Cards To Overheat In Games

bconway Re:These drivers were WHQL certified (155 comments)

Yes. That's what WHQL means. Try installing drivers on an x64 Windows without it, it's not pretty, and for this very reason (plus security).

more than 4 years ago

NVIDIA Driver Update Causing Video Cards To Overheat In Games

bconway These drivers were WHQL certified (155 comments)

According to Microsoft, The Windows logo signifies the compatibility and reliability of systems and devices with Windows operating system. It gives customers confidence that your product is thoroughly tested with Microsoft-provided tools and ensures a good user experience.

Doesn't say much about their testing, does it?

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu Gets a New Visual Identity

bconway Re:Dear Ubuntu (683 comments)

Don't change all the time like Windows seems to do. Be yourself and we'll accept you. Rebranding almost never helps. Consistency does.

Consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

more than 4 years ago

$4,400/Yr. Coders May Work On Dept. of Labor Project

bconway Re:It's Worse Than You think! (418 comments)

It was decriminalized (read: effectively legalized by non-enforcement) in Massachusetts last year. As expected, nothing changed.

more than 4 years ago

"Home Batteries" Power Houses For a Week

bconway Re:Uhh....lithium ion? (325 comments)

You don't see it as a cost saving measure? If you can charge the thing during off-peak hours, then run your house off the battery during peek hours, that's a fairly obvious "cost saving measure".

That only works if a couple people are doing it. If everyone is charging batteries at night and not using the grid during the day, guess when peak hours will be?

more than 4 years ago

Hunting the Mythical "Bandwidth Hog"

bconway Re:Why? (497 comments)

Perhaps you've missed the weekly stories about ever-expanding FTTH or DOCSIS 3.0 upgrades around the country?

more than 4 years ago

Google Releases Source To Chromium OS

bconway Re:Looks pretty shit (664 comments)

I don't have any of that on Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

more than 4 years ago

Decline In US Newspaper Readership Accelerates

bconway Dinosaurs (420 comments)

Kirk: They're animals.
Spock: Jim, there is an historic opportunity here.
Kirk: Don't believe them. Don't trust them.
Spock: They're dying.
Kirk: Let them die!

more than 4 years ago

Film Studios May Block DVD Rentals For One Month

bconway Re:hey, it beats (545 comments)

I bought my last movie 3 years ago when I started using Netflix (up until that time, I had a pretty significant collection). Maybe they have a point.

more than 4 years ago

Apple's Grand Central Dispatch Ported To FreeBSD

bconway Re:They should use clang instead of GCC (205 comments)

And their fork is publicly available under the BSD license and in SVN for all to enjoy.

more than 4 years ago

Texas Teen Arrested Under New Online Harassment Law

bconway Re:Idiocracy (494 comments)

Obviously Texas lawmakers are unfamiliar with the legal principle "Sticks and stones make break my bones, but words will never hurt me!"

Ask Megan Meier's parents how well that's working out for them.

more than 4 years ago

Internet Traffic Shifting Away From Tier-1 Carriers

bconway It's as if... (153 comments)

the Internet really is a series of interconnected networks. And all is right in the world again.

more than 4 years ago

FBI Bringing Biometric Photo Scanning To North Carolina, Via DMV

bconway Re:Mr. Orwell Please Stand Up (221 comments)

I believe they call it cleanroom reverse engineering around here.

more than 4 years ago



Heat shuts down LED mural for the summer

bconway bconway writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Subie (63464) writes "It turns out LED TVs may not be the panacea they've been made out to be, after all. The eye-catching electronic mural that looms over the Massachusetts Turnpike as drivers enter Boston has been having technical problems and will go dark until September, a spokeswoman for WGBH said today. The problem is that some of the LEDs (light-emitting diodes) that produce the image on the screen go dark when they become too warm. The public television and radio station is planning to enhance the cooling system, Lucy Sholley, director of marketing and promotion, said in an e-mail."

Google disables mass Gmail accounts

bconway bconway writes  |  more than 6 years ago

bconway (63464) writes "Within the past few hours, Google has mass disabled Gmail accounts for unknown reasons. The support forum quickly filled up with hundreds of posts from disabled users. Even worse than not being able to log in and access mail, email sent to these accounts is being bounced. Google has not responded at this time."


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