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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

bhcompy Re:JJ has a chance, maybe (418 comments)

KJA and Brian Herbert were bad, but let's not pretend that Frank Herbert didn't start going off the rails himself starting with God Emperor of Dune

2 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

bhcompy Re:JJ has a chance, maybe (418 comments)

It is a reboot, actually, since they completely wiped all of the post-ep6 canon (Expanded Universe) and are starting from scratch. Different kind of reboot as the originating universe is the same, but that's no different than what's happening in the XMen movie franchise.

3 days ago
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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

bhcompy Re:Take out the camera (323 comments)

Yep. I'm all for a translucent HUD. I'd love to have a map up on my glasses while I'm driving rather than listen to Google Maps butcher the directions because I live in an area of the US where entire cities have foreign language street names.

5 days ago
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US Army Wants Weapon To Destroy Drone Swarms

bhcompy Re:So um...WW2 era flak shells anyone? (208 comments)

Yep.. AEGIS sounds about right, at least for somewhat close range. I imagine that new laser technologies will probably end up being the most effective.

5 days ago
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Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own

bhcompy Re:what about spectrums rights? (104 comments)

There's always something illegal to profit from. Take away drugs and you still have guns and human slaves(sex or otherwise). I don't hear you saying anything about legalizing more guns or slaves. Insanity is saying that "well, they're doing it, so we should just let them do it legally" and expecting that it will somehow end at the first thing you give in on.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

bhcompy Re:Makes sense. (629 comments)

I owned a Windows Phone. I liked it. It got less updates than Samsung has updated my Note 3. I went from 7 to 7.5(Mango) and then all future promised upgrades were canceled as they had moved to 8 for marketing purposes. Windows Phone isn't going to get you anything more in that regard.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

bhcompy Re:Makes sense. (629 comments)

Galaxy Nexus ain't getting the patch, either.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

bhcompy Re:Makes sense. (629 comments)

This is still something that Google can control. I'm a fan of their open approach in general, but not giving consumers a direct line of critical patch support and upgrades and allowing manufacturers and telcos to control the flow of upgrades/patches is a godawful policy to have in place. It promotes a system of either being outdated in security or being forced to give manufacturers and telcos more money more frequently, or both. As someone who produces and markets software for a living, I'd say that is an awful way to do business.

about two weeks ago
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Publications Divided On Self-Censorship After Terrorist Attack

bhcompy Re:Fear (512 comments)

Are you saying the journalist are cowards? If so I disagree. They are instead considering the fact that their staff (with no decision on content) may not want to risk their lives over this.

Not cowards. Rather, if you can't publish a political cartoon without fear of retaliation, then that's not a country any civilized person should desire to live in.

about three weeks ago
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Publications Divided On Self-Censorship After Terrorist Attack

bhcompy Fear (512 comments)

If you're afraid of people in your own nation, then you have bigger problems than a political cartoon

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Begins Blocking Users Who Bypass Region Locks

bhcompy Re:Not Netflix? (121 comments)

Yes, because media companies never lie to consumers, particularly in the face of legal proceedings.

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Begins Blocking Users Who Bypass Region Locks

bhcompy Re:Not Netflix? (121 comments)

No. It's the case of Netflix lying to the media or the VPN provider shutting out service, that's all. If the "Media Mafia", as you say it, is up to no good then we wouldn't have access to tons of services that provide unlicensed copyrighted content, be it bittorrent, youtube, reddit, or something else. Now, if the VPN provider was sent a cease and desist letter from any of the various stakeholders, that may happen, but technically they're doing nothing illegal.

about three weeks ago
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If the Programmer Won't Go To Silicon Valley, Should SV Go To the Programmer?

bhcompy Re:Huh??? (294 comments)

Basically all the top tech firms have offices outside of SV as well, as well as all the top Fortune 500 firms, all of which need software developers, all the top biotech firms, financial firms, aerospace firms, etc etc. All of them need software developers in one capacity or another. They're located all over the place.

about three weeks ago
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If the Programmer Won't Go To Silicon Valley, Should SV Go To the Programmer?

bhcompy Huh??? (294 comments)

SV makes up only a small percentage of software dev firms. They're located all over the place. Instead of going to work in SV, why not work in Irvine? Santa Monica? Denver? Seattle? Phoenix? Huntsville? Hoffman Estates? etc etc etc?

And that's not even getting into the fact that many software dev firms allow you to work remotely. Who cares about working at Microsoft or Google if you can work at ADP or Northrop and live much cheaper?

about three weeks ago
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Bots Scanning GitHub To Steal Amazon EC2 Keys

bhcompy Re:Summary without technobabble (119 comments)

Yup. Apparently it does take a rocket scientist to know that posting your keys in publicly accessible places will get them compromised... maybe that's why they're software developers and not rocket scientists

about three weeks ago
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Putting a MacBook Pro In the Oven To Fix It

bhcompy Heat gun (304 comments)

Use a fucking heat gun. Don't back your shit. Jesus, what kind of fucking rookies live in this world?

about a month ago

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$1 preorder with a catch

bhcompy bhcompy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bhcompy (1877290) writes "Polish publisher Nicolas Games is offering its new action-horror game, Afterfall: InSanity, for $1 with preorder. The catch is that in order for you to get the game for $1, they need to sell 10 million copies prior to launch on November 25th, otherwise you get a $1 discount on the retail price. As part of the promotion, they're giving away cash to charity(unspecified international charity) regardless of whether they meet the preorder threshold or not, so at least your dollar might go to good use. Based on the existing footage, the game looks to be worth at least a dollar, but will that be true for 10 million people in a half-dozen weeks?"
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Newb-friendly Linux flavor for LAMP server?

bhcompy bhcompy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bhcompy (1877290) writes "I need to setup a system to serve 2500 users and I've been looking at a LAMP setup. This is not commercial, more of a personal side project for some friends. I've no experience configuring or administering a Linux server having worked with MS and PICK based solutions my whole life, so I'm looking for something that will be relatively straightforward to implement and not a chore to manage and preferably not completely CLI. I will be serving a forum(phpBB 3 suits my needs and seems adequate) and a variety of PHP driven content with a MySQL backend. Requirements are PHP 5.3.0+ and MySQL 5+. Suggestions?"

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