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Why Video Calling Is a Wasted Feature In the UK

castorvx Re:People prefer "normal" calls (232 comments)

... Eat pizza at absolutely every meal, whether lunch, dinner, breakfast - and you'd get sick of it too.

And there goes your credibility. ;)

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft's New Attempt To Dominate Robotics

castorvx Re:bad quote (225 comments)

To be fair, it takes a lot of memory to store one level of undo.

more than 4 years ago

Wal-Mart, Amazon Battle For Online Retail's Future

castorvx Re:Stereotypes much? (272 comments)

Excuse me, I believe those middle America shoppers are called Real Americans. People these days.

more than 4 years ago

Genetic Mutation Enables Less Sleep

castorvx Re:I thought it said... (272 comments)

.... genetic mutation for less sheep. That could cause problems in alabama...

I misread your quote as "less sleep", not "less sheep", and decided you must have been implying that the incest in Alabama causes more of these mutations. Isn't it great that Alabama has so much to offer in this department?

more than 5 years ago

Cats "Exploit" Humans By Purring

castorvx Re:So... (503 comments)

Indeed, a friend of mine who works as an EMT once mentioned that a common phenomenon EMTs encounter when discovering a human corpse that has been left alone with their pets for any sizable amount of time is that the cats will literally eat their owner's face.

Keep that in mind the next time your cat is rubbing up against you. It's just waiting. :(

more than 5 years ago

Best Mouse For Programming?

castorvx Wireless? (569 comments)

The mouse was invented for throwing at other programmers. That's why they have wires. So you don't have to get up to retrieve it.

more than 5 years ago

Judge Tentatively Dismisses Case Against Lori Drew

castorvx Ah, yes. (420 comments)

Lori, we go way back.

more than 5 years ago

The Internet Helps Iran Silence Activists

castorvx Re:No way with regards to Invasion (232 comments)

Did he discontinue the threatening nature of the previous administrations because we can't currently kick their ass, or did he change it because he believes diplomacy is often times more effective than being a international bully?

more than 5 years ago

Fake News Scam Sites Advertising On Real News Sites

castorvx Oh Come On (128 comments)

Fox has to get traffic somehow.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Bing Search Launches Early Preview

castorvx Re:I'll be the first never to say... (310 comments)

I think your signature makes that statement have more meaning than you want.

more than 5 years ago

Bitterness To Be Classified As a Mental Illness

castorvx Re:Solution to the problem (511 comments)

I've experienced a sense of extreme bitterness in my life. That feeling is very much accompanied by a sense of helplessness. Some recover and some do not recover.

It is, however, disingenuous to suggest that some people are just being whiny. Don't fool yourself. These people aren't happy being this way. They are miserable. They're probably depressed. Severely depressed. If you have ever been truly depressed you know these feelings well. They can ruin your life if you don't get help.

Being overly bitter is indicative of something. That person believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that they got screwed on the dice roll in life. If classifying extreme bitterness helps medical professionals make better decisions in how to help people in that situation, I applaud it.

more than 5 years ago

US To Require That New Cars Get 42 MPG By 2016

castorvx Re:Mostly just for cars (1186 comments)

This is actually a common misconception. I stand 6'7" and I drive a Honda Civic. The secret? I bought a coupe. The seat goes way back.

I also have driven literally 6 hours without getting up from that seat without knee cramps, which is something I get often.

It's very, very difficult to justify vehicle size based on physical stature.

more than 5 years ago

13,000 Volunteer To Put Personal Genomes Online

castorvx Re:bit late (126 comments)

... Results 1 - 20 of about 286,000

I decided to verify your research.

Results 1 - 20 of about 298,000


more than 5 years ago

IE8 Released As Critical Update For XP

castorvx Re:So what (409 comments)

Is there any chance someone else would use your computer ever?

more than 5 years ago

Worst Working Conditions You Had To Write Code In?

castorvx Emotional Distress (1127 comments)

Trying to code while under severe emotional distress is the hardest thing I've ever had to do.

more than 5 years ago

Major League Baseball Dumps Silverlight For Flash

castorvx Re:MSFT Icon is stale. (388 comments)

Since you're being off-topic, I'll make the situation worse and ask a question that has been plaguing me for a while now.

Is referring to companies by their stock symbol some new trend, or do people who frequently do that actually trade stocks a significant amount and have a reason to feel more comfortable with "MSFT" than "Microsoft"?

Is it just shorter?

more than 5 years ago

Twitter On Scala

castorvx Useful! (324 comments)

Twitter using new-and-fancy programming languages has a way of load testing them for all of us.

I'm not sure I'd have the balls to take a 5 year old development platform/framework and drop it into something that sees so much traffic. Hopefully they share their experiences in some form.

more than 5 years ago

Largest High-Tech Tornado Chase Set To Begin

castorvx Be Careful (112 comments)

Gotta watch out for the bad guy tornado chasers in the black SUVs.

more than 5 years ago


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