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100,000 iPhones Overwhelm Activation Server

bl4nk Haven't we heard this before? (166 comments)

First it's, "you're holding it wrong," now it's, "you're activating it wrong".

Can't blame this one on Steve.

more than 2 years ago
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CyanogenMod Ports Android To HP TouchPad

bl4nk Re:no, no, no... dammit! WebOS on better hardware! (86 comments)

What's wrong with choice? The real inescapable problem with the TouchPad is the anemic state of the market. There just aren't many apps built for the tablet; the ones that are aren't very good. I agree, webOS is fantastic--especially the multitasking--but beyond that, it's not capable of doing much more than browsing the web using an incredible rudimentary browser.

more than 2 years ago
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CyanogenMod Ports Android To HP TouchPad

bl4nk Re:Isn't the guy's name only Cyanogen? (86 comments)

I don't believe Cyanogen himself was directly involved in this effort, so that would be inaccurate.

more than 2 years ago
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CyanogenMod Ports Android To HP TouchPad

bl4nk Best of all they don't take donations (86 comments)

Best of all they don't take donations, like some questionable-at-best teams that quickly assembled to port Android in the wake of the fire-sale frenzy. They urge donating to the EFF instead. CyanogenMod are a classy team.

Also, it should be noted that this build would qualify as being in the earliest of alpha stages.

more than 2 years ago
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Tom's Hardware Pits Newest Firefox, Opera and Chrome Against Each Other

bl4nk Now if only they could measure user experience... (272 comments)

The constant barrage of updates for Firefox is frustrating to say the least. Having to go through the installer every month and have your extensions checked for compatibility and consistently get disabled... it's just not worth it. I switched to Chrome and have progressed through 8 whole versions without ever noticing and without ever having my extensions break. It's divine, and how all software upgrades should be done (in a perfect world).

more than 2 years ago
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Book Review: CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development

bl4nk Re:yet another language (100 comments)

At the same time forcing your team to learn a "new language".

more than 3 years ago
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Book Review: CoffeeScript: Accelerated JavaScript Development

bl4nk Re:yet another language (100 comments)

It's frustrating. I work with jQuery/JavaScript daily. I want to contribute to the Chosen project (Chosen), but it's written in CoffeScript. I can't be bothered to learn coffee script to contribute. So I'm complaining on Slashdot instead.

more than 3 years ago
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Samsung Cites 2001: A Space Odyssey In Apple Patent Case

bl4nk Re:This is why! (432 comments)

Coca Cola's color of red is trademarked. How much more general do you want to get for "design"?

more than 3 years ago
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China Calls US Culprit In Global 'Internet War'

bl4nk Wait a minute... (114 comments)

I've personally been noticing a lot of suspSuí zhe yídòng dào zhèl kàn dào shénme

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Moves To Stop Kids Racking Up iTunes Bills

bl4nk Re:Sounds like... (232 comments)

Flying Spaghetti Monster forbid that parents work the problem out with their children.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Moves To Stop Kids Racking Up iTunes Bills

bl4nk Re:In other news... (232 comments)

Said parents are now organizing a class action lawsuit against all manufacturers of cookie and cookie-like products.

more than 3 years ago
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Navy Uses Railgun To Launch Fighter Jet

bl4nk Space Flight? (314 comments)

I've always wondered, why haven't electromagnets been utilized for escaping Earth's atmosphere? It's cheaper and more

more than 3 years ago
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Learning From Gawker's Failure

bl4nk Re:Passwords are a failure (236 comments)

The "security questions" weakness is exactly how Sarah Palin's email account was broken into.

If they're not required for logging in I always fill the security question answers with a long string of random characters, effectively making them unusable for password recovery.

more than 3 years ago
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Attack of the Trojan Printers

bl4nk Re:tried that with a Flip cam (144 comments)

I think that would more appropriately be worded as "paranoid clients won't touch them". Everyone else will. C'mon, this is the real world, not a classroom or security conference.

more than 3 years ago
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Computer Crashed New Orleans Real Estate Market

bl4nk Re:I call shenanigans! (234 comments)

They person reporting the incident is probably one of those people who believes that data is stored in memory. Because memory is where things are remembered, right?

more than 3 years ago
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Computer Crashed New Orleans Real Estate Market

bl4nk Re:old machinery (234 comments)

Oh, they knew. They had no choice, really. They needed a machine that could fully utilize the new 150Mbps FiOS connection they ordered.

more than 3 years ago
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PowerPoint Rant Costs Colonel His Job

bl4nk Did they fire him... (194 comments)

... via PowerPoint?

more than 4 years ago
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Intel Co-Founder Calls For Tax On Offshored Labor

bl4nk Treat it like other wars... (565 comments)

... and enter it with reckless abandon and no exit strategy; that last part is crucial.

more than 3 years ago
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US Fears Loss of ICQ Honeypot

bl4nk Two words: (319 comments)

Uh-oh!

more than 4 years ago

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