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The Book That Is Making All Movies the Same

bwintx Re:Slashdot posts too. (384 comments)

You forgot "[Citation needed]" but, otherwise, well played, sir.

about a year ago

IE11 To Support WebGL

bwintx Re:IE11 is getting good! (111 comments)

Yeah and how many Apple users are running on anything but the latest OSX version? pretty much none, the numbers are so low as to be meaningless.

Wish that were true, but businesses who've slashed IT spending as a reacton to the tough economy of recent years are keeping their people stuck with old PCs using WinXP and/or, where applicable, old Macs using OS X 10.5 (Leopard). In my case, it's both -- i.e., old PC with WinXP and old Mac with OS X 10.5.

about a year and a half ago

Lenovo Building Manufacturing Plant in North Carolina

bwintx Re:The South Will Rise Again...? (120 comments)

Perhaps also related to NC's being a "right-to-work" state. TFA didn't mention that as a factor, so I'm just guessing.

about 2 years ago

Mark Cuban Blames Himself For Losing Money On Facebook IPO

bwintx Re:FB shares (186 comments)

and then there was that other one with green background and red letters....horrible L&F. Thankfully I forgot the name of it.


I don't remember the letters' colors, but the lime-green background -- yeah, that sticks with you like the bad taste resulting from a late-night case of acid reflux. (For those of you not so afflicted, trust me on that part.)

about 2 years ago

10 Internet Connections At Same Time

bwintx New meme? (152 comments)

From now on, will a link to this story substitute for the fabled "Beowulf cluster" meme? We shall see.

about 2 years ago

US Astronomy Facing Severe Budget Cuts and Facility Closures

bwintx Re:But we can have .. (157 comments)

Pretty much the shuttle is the only BIG project that they did all by themselves.

Um, Saturn 5?

about 2 years ago

Is Windows 8 Microsoft's Riskiest Bet?

bwintx Re:Thanks again Obama! (362 comments)

"*real news channel"
"such as Fox News"

> WHOOSH not detected
> does not compute
> humor fail
> end program

about 2 years ago

Widely Used Antibacterial Chemical May Impair Muscle Function

bwintx Re:What was the dose? (252 comments)

If it weren't already at "5, Insightful," would deserve some uprating purely for the Dr. Strangelove reference.

more than 2 years ago

CowboyNeal Weighs In On the Windows 8 "Metro" GUI

bwintx Re:it's simple (671 comments)

Ssshhh, he's talking about management.

more than 2 years ago

NASA Scientist: Heat Waves Really Are From Global Warming

bwintx Re:I'm not bothered... (605 comments)

Not to mention you'll also have learned to put your shoes away when your wife-in-the-dream tells you to do so.

more than 2 years ago

Did an Unnamed MIT Student Save Apollo 13?

bwintx Re:The Book said it (258 comments)

You are correct, and I should've been more specific. In Apollos 12 through 17, TLI put the S-4B/Apollo stack on a free-return trajectory; and, then, an early mid-course correction burn (perhaps MCC #1; don't recall) would put the Apollo CSM and successfully docked/extracted LM on the non-free-return trajectory.

more than 2 years ago

Did an Unnamed MIT Student Save Apollo 13?

bwintx Re:The Book said it (258 comments)

Yes and no. The slingshot or "free-return" method was taken out of the default mission starting with Apollo 12 because it was believed that they could achieve a more accurate orbital path, and thereby lunar landing, that way. Remember that the Apollo 11 landing occurred roughly four miles off target, but it was the only one of the six eventual landings that didn't land where they'd planned. Getting back on free-return was always considered an option in case of an emergency, as occurred with Apollo 13. Working purely off memory, but I do know that getting on free-return was mentioned early on in the post-explosion hours. Oblig: Get off my lawn.

more than 2 years ago

Will Real Name Policies Improve Comments?

bwintx Re:Link to the TechCrunch article (264 comments)

Sorry to reply to myself but just noting the obvious, namely that TFS does have that link now. Guess I caught it pre-"oops."

more than 2 years ago

Google Didn't Delete All Street View Wi-Fi Data

bwintx Re:Admitted after being caught (150 comments)

Yeah, they shoulda just kept their mouths shut.

1974 version: Yeah, Nixon shoulda just burned those tapes.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Preempting Sexual Harassment In the Workplace?

bwintx Re:Throw PC out the window (1127 comments)

If women can't handle being hit on and joked about by men then they shouldn't be in the workplace to begin with.

I sincerely hope you neither have, nor ever will have, a daughter.

more than 2 years ago

New Mac Trojan Installs Silently, No Password Required

bwintx Re:/etc/hosts (300 comments)

That is without a doubt the least verbose post I've ever seen from APK. Hope this marks a new trend.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Value of Website Design Tools vs. Hand Coding?

bwintx Re:use a CMS (342 comments)

CMS experience will be invaluable to him. Increasingly, companies are refusing to do it any other way. Unless you and he are absolutely sure he will never, ever have to work for someone else, he needs to learn the CMS way ASAP. I hate to say that because I've been hand-coding for 15 years, but it's also why I am saying that. I'll leave it at that.

more than 2 years ago

World Population Grows Beyond 7 Billion

bwintx Re:100% serious.... (349 comments)

But only once, obviously. Unless you're one of those computer-using cats I'm always seeing on YouTube.

more than 2 years ago


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