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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

bigfinger76 Re:Rather late (265 comments)

Why do mp3 heads always do this? Who gives a shit what others prefer? And correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't disk space really cheap these days? Get over it.

yesterday
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Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

bigfinger76 Coders? (163 comments)

I think a few networking folks would be more valuable at present.

about a week ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

bigfinger76 Re:Great! More hipster hate. (176 comments)

I thought they were uniformly disliked for a long while now...

about two weeks ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

bigfinger76 Re:Why is he worried (583 comments)

Having a vehicle that decides to ram itself into a pole is not a safety feature. Seatbelts and airbags become absolutely necessary in a car that dangerous.

about a month ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

bigfinger76 Re:Yay :D (313 comments)

So when can we expect these UI "improvements"?

about a month ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

bigfinger76 Re:Some Sense Restored? (522 comments)

Yes, there are non-developer users of Linux on the desktop.

about a month ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

bigfinger76 Re:Is this counting Apple's new encryption scheme? (210 comments)

Don't forget -- "illegal" applies globally. The US has extradition agreements with Saudi Arabia and Turkey, so technically, a US citizen can be extradited to KSA for something anti-Islamic (giving a church flyer to a Muslim), and then beheaded even though the person never set foot outside the US. So, what may be something one doesn't worry about now may be something (and their families) that one might be killed over in a few years.

I don't think that's what extradition agreements are for.

about a month and a half ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

bigfinger76 Re:ugh (651 comments)

Actually, the "gun show loophole" has been shown not to be the problem as only a small percentage of guns obtained this way end up being used in crimes. And all FFLs at all gun shows in the US must "background check". The "loophole" you're trying to sniff out here are private sales.

about 2 months ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

bigfinger76 Re:In lost the will to live ... (795 comments)

I'd say the dude probably doesn't dig "pain", and therefore, due to the empathy he mentioned, assumes others don't either? Is this really that hard to grasp?

about 2 months ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

bigfinger76 Re:kill -1 (469 comments)

I thought that was Unity.

about 2 months ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

bigfinger76 Re:what's the consensus? (81 comments)

I'm asking for good information here, and I'm modded down. Wow.

about 3 months ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

bigfinger76 what's the consensus? (81 comments)

I've read a few articles on /. about net neutrality, and I couldn't discern any consensus regarding it's overall positivity or negativity. Of course, I understand how a lack could be abused, stifling competition for eyeballs. But some of what I read, written by people actually in the communications industry, made seemingly good arguments against it. The more I read, the more ambivalent I became. It seems less cut and dried than, say, arguments against SOPA. Anyone have any serious material to read regarding the more technical aspects? I know that bias is inescapable, but I'd like some more informed information; John Oliver's delivery doesn't cut it. I'd greatly appreciate it.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

bigfinger76 Re:Good decision? (352 comments)

This is not innovation. It's more of a repeated failure at rebranding.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

bigfinger76 Re:Hahahaha (405 comments)

Whoa. That is dark.

about 3 months ago

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