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The End of the PC Era and Apple's Plan To Survive

beef curtains Re:ATTN: SWITCHEURS (549 comments)

I strenuously disagree.

The "Willis Tower" will always be the Sears Tower, "U.S. Cellular Field" will always be Sox Park, and, owing to the fact that the Apple II was my first exposure to Apple computers, the "Command key" will always be the "Open Apple key" :)

more than 4 years ago
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The End of the PC Era and Apple's Plan To Survive

beef curtains Re:ATTN: SWITCHEURS (549 comments)

Its the Open-Apple key, but I will allow Apple-Key.

"Shift-Apple-3 to take a screen shot"

I'm partial to Shift-Apple-Ctrl-4 (I generally like my screenshots to go to clipboard), especially since a subsequent tap of the spacebar makes it basically behave like a time-delayed Shift-Apple-Ctrl-3. Very handy.

more than 4 years ago
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The End of the PC Era and Apple's Plan To Survive

beef curtains Re:ATTN: SWITCHEURS (549 comments)

If you call it the "Command" key instead of the original "Open Apple" key, GTFO.

more than 4 years ago
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Dell To Leave China For India

beef curtains Re:India safer? Define safer. (352 comments)

You should have signed in before submitting this comment...it's worthy of some +1 mods, in my opinion.

more than 4 years ago
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Dell To Leave China For India

beef curtains Re:It's a lose lose (352 comments)

Same thing with my Macbook Pro and my wife's Macbook. According to the shipping labels & package tracking, they came directly from China (both from Guangzhou, if I recall correctly), customizations & all. Mine even took a while, as it was held up in customs in Memphis.

more than 4 years ago
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The Movie Studios' Big 3D Scam

beef curtains Re:Well, Yes (532 comments)

Frankly, 3D does make a bad movie better. If I have to watch a bad movie (some of us on slashdot have girlfriends/wifes), I rather watch it in 3D so at least I get kick out of the 3D immersion.

There was a 3D version of "When In Rome"?

more than 4 years ago
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I usually fly...

beef curtains Re:Pilot's seat (549 comments)

Piloting a plane is steering a vehicle just as piloting a boat is steering a vehicle. Boating isn't called swimming so why would piloting be called flying?

Technically doesn't that mean piloting a plane should be called "planing"?

more than 4 years ago
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Using Aluminum Oxide Paint To Secure Wi-Fi

beef curtains Cellphone reception? (271 comments)

Wouldn't keeping radio signals in also have the unfortunately side effect of keeping radio signals out? While having a neighborhood coffee shop offer free wifi to paying customers while being an of oasis of cellphone-free peace & quiet would be sweet, having no cellphone reception at home because one desperately wants to prevent neighbors from stealing one's wifi seems very inconvenient (especially when setting up even the most basic built-in wireless router security would successfully do the trick in 99.9% of cases).

more than 4 years ago
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Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time Offers New Gameplay Mechanic

beef curtains Re:Grandfather paradox (106 comments)

In Chronotron, you create a time paradox and have to restart the level.

more than 4 years ago
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Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time Offers New Gameplay Mechanic

beef curtains Re:Chronotron. (106 comments)

Nicely done! Chronotron was exactly the game I was trying to think of when I read the summary.

I was hooked on that one for a while.

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard Answers Your Questions and More

beef curtains Re:Digital divide FTW! (368 comments)

We just know from WoW that most people can connect online and play. There are some cases out there, some legitimate-use cases -- that aren't just people that refuse to buy a modem or are crazy and weird and living in a closet.

I believe what you're describing ("all those gamers who live in a rural, dial-up only area") would fall under the "legitimate-use cases" to which he refers, and very clearly dissociates from the "crazy and weird" contingent.

Reading comprehension for the win?

about 5 years ago
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What Accounts For Most Of Your Computer Time?

beef curtains Re:Seriously (237 comments)

Stupid git.

;)

about 5 years ago
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FBI Nabs Chicago Transit Authority Radio Hacker

beef curtains Re:Refreshing Change (177 comments)

He's an idiot on their frequency, thereby endangering the passengers.

Trying to get elected with that sensationalism are you?

you need to go further and call his actions "terrorist" and how he endangered the "entire city".

what he did was stupid, but you are doing the same thing by acting like a Fox news reporter.

Are you on drugs? The GP could not have summarized this whole thing in a more factual, less sensational way. So posing as a CTA supervisor & ordering train conductors to ignore stop signals when approaching busy subway stations doesn't count as "endangering the passengers" in your mind?

Look, I hate the black & white, "with us or with the terrorists" propaganda as much as anyway, but how about a little perspective on things? The facts here are simple: this guy is definitely an idiot, and some of his idiocy had the potential of injuring and/or killing a lot of folks.

about 5 years ago
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SMS Hack Could Make iPhones Vulnerable

beef curtains Re:Beer summit (254 comments)

Awesome.

Thanks for making me quite literally "LOL" :)

more than 5 years ago
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SMS Hack Could Make iPhones Vulnerable

beef curtains Re:Good (254 comments)

Same situation in Chicago. Earlier this year I met a girl who had the G1-HTC-Android-whatever, and asked her why she kept 3G turned off. She said Edge was fast enough for her needs, so she preferred conserving battery life over the higher speed of 3G.

I tried loading up cnn.com (full version, not mobile version) on both of our phones simultaneously - sure enough, her phone (with 3G off) smoked my iPhone 3G (with 3G on).

I was bitter.

more than 5 years ago
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Real-World Consequences of Social Networking Posts

beef curtains Re:it was only a matter of time (451 comments)

They were everywhere last summer/fall spouting out nonsense which they didn't understand.

You just described a vast majority of voters all across the political spectrum. I wish every halfwit would shut it with the political commentary now (especially since I seem to have a "Tell Me Your Thoughts About Politics" tattoo on my forehead that's visible to everyone but me).

more than 5 years ago
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Wikipedia Debates Rorschach Censorship

beef curtains Re:Hurm (635 comments)

I'm gonna go out on a limb here & guess that your Rorschach test answers would result in the psychiatrist raising this eyebrows, taking notes furiously, and asking his secretary to hold his calls.

more than 5 years ago
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Wikipedia Debates Rorschach Censorship

beef curtains Re:My answers: (635 comments)

7) Two pregnant women.

No way, man! That's obviously someone giving two thumbs up, Fonzie-style. Ayyyyyyyy!

more than 5 years ago
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NASA's Skylab $400 Littering Fine Paid By DJ

beef curtains Re:SkyLab II: ISS Strikes Back (111 comments)

de-orbit - v.: to remove from orbit

If the ISS is somehow hurled out into space, is it still in orbit? No.

If the ISS is allowed to let Earth's gravity do its thing, is it still in orbit? No.

Now tell me, which do you think is cheaper & easier: to shuttle a bunch of fuel out to the ISS, then use that fuel to rocket that thing out of orbit in such a way that it flies off into space? Or to use what fuel it already has onboard to send the ISS, one module at a time, into controlled re-entry?

Please feel free to explain which portion of the compound word "de-orbit" explicitly points to "send out into space" as opposed to "allow to re-enter the atmostphere".

more than 5 years ago
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Rhode Island Affiliates Banned From Amazon.com Sales

beef curtains Re:Hopefully it will cut down on affiliate-link sp (532 comments)

Your comment would be funny if the Internet were a big truck that you could just dump stuff on, but it's not. Sheesh, I thought everyone knew that.

Now if you'll excuse me, someone sent me an Internet yesterday, and I need to find out why I still haven't received it. I bet it got tangled up in all those commercial Internets that keep clogging up the tubes.

more than 5 years ago

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Schiller Responds To iPhone Dictionary App Drama

beef curtains beef curtains writes  |  about 5 years ago

beef curtains (792692) writes "Phil Schiller, Apple senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, responded by e-mail to a blog post discussing Apple's rejection of a dictionary app.

If Schiller's e-mail is to be believed, it offers an interesting perspective on this whole issue. PC World has an article summarizing the drama to-date, the blog post, and Schiller's response."

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