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Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Exchange Halts Trades

chromas Re:Magic the Gathering Online Exchange (249 comments)

beta version that they have tried to force inside everyone. I don't know what could possibly have caused me to think of that

It's completely obvious to everyone you're referring to Opera being rewritten into a Chromium clone with all the features that made it special or even usable removed. The classic version is still available but if you go to the Web site, you'll likely be directed to the shitty new beta version, which runs on fewer environments than it used to. We, the users, put up a stink but they told us to go fuck ourselves.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

chromas Re:Labview (876 comments)

it would get so messy and stringy that at some point I'd just say 'fuck beta' and wrap up everything in a module (I forget what it's called). A nice looking little box with a few inputs and outputs that hides the horrible mess I'd made.

Maybe it shouldn't have allowed me to pull such dirty tricks.

It's about as dirty as wrapping some code into a function or an object.

about a year ago

Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

chromas Re:/. Staff, anybody interested - please watch thi (237 comments)

In the case of Slashdot, they spaced the tables even farther apart and filled the menu with stock photos of food that they don't even sell. Also, the tables are rings, now, with the chairs in the middle so it's more awkward to get in and make (+5, Snide) rejoinders.

about a year ago

Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations

chromas Re:Surely (271 comments)

Beta doesn't have genitals—it's been neutered. Beta can only suck.

about a year ago

David Cameron Says Fictional Crime Proves Why Snooper's Charter Is Necessary

chromas Re:Idiocy. (179 comments)

DC is America's thermal exhaust port. It's where all the hot air comes from.

about a year ago

It's Not Memory Loss - Older Minds May Just Be Fuller of Information

chromas Re:what's "interesting"? (206 comments)

Its hard to dig up a single nugget from under under that pile of tailings I've accumulated over the years.

It's okay; you can blurt it out in three or so days when the article is re-posted.

about a year ago

20,000 Customers Have Pre-Ordered Over $2,000,000 of Soylent

chromas Re:Not even close (543 comments)

So it has crunch...it's sort of like Windows 8?

That should be the new marketing slogan—"Windows 8 has crunch!"

1 year,7 hours

You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In the Future

chromas Re:All I Have To Say Is (437 comments)

You're just jerking your knee cause when it comes to automated technology, that is the "fashionable" thing to do these days.

Knee jerking has recently been automated.

1 year,3 days

Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

chromas Re:NoScript (731 comments)

1.- Make ads first party, 2.- Make them text or basic images

Yeah but that removes most of the incentive to block ads so—wait a minute.

1 year,7 days

Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

chromas Re:9.1 (1009 comments)

Sounds like Windows Media Center before it was turned into the Start Menu.

1 year,11 days

The Biggest Tech Mishap of 2013?

chromas Re:Slash!dot Beta (162 comments)

That's a good Python script you got there. Unfortunately, Slashdot is written in Perl.

1 year,24 days

Parents' Campaign Leads To Wi-Fi Ban In New Zealand School

chromas Re:Wouldn't someone think of the children? (294 comments)

OTOH a banana panic would lower the price of one of my favorite fruits

Do glue sticks count as fruit?

1 year,25 days

Convicted Spammer Jeffrey Kilbride Flees Prison

chromas Re:What an idiot. (233 comments)

Banks have Get Out of Jail Free cards. He probably found a stack amongst the moneys.

1 year,27 days

Kdenlive Developer Jean-Baptiste Mardelle Has Been Found

chromas Re:girlfriend stops speaking to you... (85 comments)

Nah, he just took a break but then lost motivation in his sentence under the burden of the ongoing refactoring of the code.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Managing Device-Upgrade Bandwidth Use?

chromas Re:It's not the updates, it's the cloud sync (159 comments)

It's not just any cloud; p2p is cumulonimbus. Huge swarms of nodes all over the world and you don't have to care where they are to get what you want. Also, some of its usage may be legally cloudy. Cloud cloud cloud!

about a year ago

DRM Has Always Been a Horrible Idea

chromas Re:DRM the only long-term answer. (281 comments)

Let's extend this logic to other things. PC sales are more numerous than Mac sales, therefore Macs are being pirated. Right? Is Game of Thrones in theaters? Do you get HBO for free?

Did your forget Don't copy that floppy, or do you think copy protection wasn't yet invented in the days of physical media because it was somehow buttmagically not copyable?

about a year ago

Exponential Algorithm In Windows Update Slowing XP Machines

chromas Re:No Sympathy (413 comments)

Well, then good news! Windows XP is just four months away from being perfect.

about a year ago

Facebook Tracks the Status Updates and Messages You Don't Write Too

chromas Re:Time to switch gears (163 comments)

Well, that's probably the one function emacs doesn't have.

about a year ago


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