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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

bearinboots Re:Good news! (227 comments)

Not even at gunpoint.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

bearinboots Re:Never had passion in the first place (275 comments)

Age has nothing to do with it. I'm 57 and still have "the passion". You either have it or don't.

about 4 months ago

Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

bearinboots Re:One switch to rule them all? (681 comments)

Unless there is a need for the end user to edit the document, docs should be sent as PDF, not an editable format.

about 7 months ago

Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

bearinboots Re:Alama being sensationalist again... (376 comments)

"their pretty nonsense" and "checking their phone" And yes, I do mind someone distracting me by "discretely" checking their phone. Because it's never "discrete". And Alamo is wildly popular here in Austin; not just with the petty movie-goers. Moral of the story: grow up and watch the movie.

about 8 months ago

With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

bearinboots Re:Surface: the only Hope (379 comments)

Absolutely this. I'm 56 years old, short, fat and bald. Being "hip and groovy" is the last reason I prefer my Mac.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Re-Learning How To Interview As a Developer?

bearinboots Re:You're getting old? (218 comments)

Fuck that shit. Been there done that. Come back when you are in your 50's little boy and we'll talk.

about 10 months ago

The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

bearinboots Re:Replusive (505 comments)

What does Java have to do with JavaScript -- besides the stupid naming decision, that is?

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

bearinboots Not my current employer but ... (308 comments)

I do a lot of learning on my own time to benefit my next employer. If I just relied on what I need to know to do my day-to-day job, I'd never be ready to get the next position.

about a year ago

Apple Announces iPad Air

bearinboots Re:Free Free Free (471 comments)

Apple software exists to drive hardware sales -- the exact opposite of the Microsoft business models. It's a smart move.

about a year ago

Facebook Autofill Wants To Store Users' Credit Card Info

bearinboots Re:Ummm no (123 comments)

Not just no, but hell no!

about a year ago

Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2: Now With New Kickstand!

bearinboots Call me when... (294 comments)

... the kickstand goes up to 11.

about a year ago

Medical Costs Bankrupt Patients; It's the Computer's Fault

bearinboots Horse-pockey (637 comments)

Huh, they sure seem to be able to add up stuff to tell me I haven't reached my deductible yet...

about a year and a half ago

Larry Ellison Believes Apple Is Doomed

bearinboots Re:You tell 'em, Larry! (692 comments)

Indeed his argument is full of logical fallacy. It could just as well be said that "We saw Apple under Sculley, and we saw Apple without Sculley". Jobs was a visionary; will Apple be different without him? Almost certainly. But that's a far cry from "doomed".

about a year and a half ago

Proof of Concept For Ajax Without JavaScript

bearinboots This is news? (148 comments)

Wow. The barrier to entry for getting an article on slashdot has really lowered, hasn't it? How is this even worth the blog post?

more than 4 years ago

Dune Remake Could Mean 3D Sandworms

bearinboots There are so many other stories to be told! (589 comments)

I love Dune the novel, and much as I'd love to see it "done right", I'm not sure that's possible for many of the reasons already outlined.

But, why isn't anybody tackling some of the other great Science Fiction stories just waiting to be filmed?

Off the top of my head:

  • The Mote in God's Eye
  • Hellstrom's Hive
  • The Humanoids
  • Childhood's End
  • Dragonriders of Pern
  • Downward to the Earth
  • The Two Faces of Tomorrrow
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog

and so on...

more than 4 years ago

Dune Remake Could Mean 3D Sandworms

bearinboots Re:Oh, Hubris! (589 comments)

Snap! That one scene is the most fascinating in the book! On first reading, I got nothing out of that scene. In fact, thought it was boring to tears. Then upon a re-read a few later, I was completely blow away by how much sub-text there was beneath the dialogue.

more than 4 years ago

Vista Named Year's Most Disappointing Product

bearinboots Re:disappointing, it is relative! (842 comments)

I did. 10.5 runs snappier on my G4 PowerMac than 10.4 did. What's your point?

more than 7 years ago


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