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Mozilla Ships Firefox 5, Meets Rapid-Release Plan

coopaq Re:Which dumbass analysts are these? (282 comments)

It's like the French fashion industry. Are wrap around ribbons still cool in web pages?

more than 3 years ago

Safari/MacBook First To Fall At Pwn2Own 2011

coopaq Re:It is slowly ramping up (492 comments)

I know. That argument is annoying. If they would just say they like the machine build quality, Unix like underpinnings and user interface better it would make it easier to listen to them.

As for your antivirus comment. Well you must be a sys admin to love such crapware.

Seriously in the middle of doing an install of Fedora 14 on my corporate laptop since McAfee is sucking the IO life out of my Windows install. I can jump through hoops to sometimes avoid it, but is company policy. 100000 files in my project and doing a simple copy to an external esata drive takes forever with McAfee cock blocking IO bullshit.

No such trouble or company gripes with Linux.

more than 3 years ago

Is Samsung Blocking Updates To Froyo?

coopaq I would upgrade (459 comments)

I love my Galaxy S. I think I'd pay $99 or so for a hardware upgrade with dual core processor etc.

Even so if this story is true then... fucking pricks. I will never forget and it will affect my future purchasing and recommendation behavior.

Already had to use the One Click Lag Fix. Which really made me love the Vibrant more, but it should have been updated by Samsung anyway in the first place.

about 4 years ago

Easing the Job of Family Tech Support?

coopaq Re:here's where we get to hear someone spew (932 comments)

My neighbor did that and now he doesn't have any maintenance issues but he is broke.

So now you can help him with financial planning. You know... since he spent the extra $299 on a MacBook instead of a $700 Dell craptop.

Better than cleaning his registry, running spybot, installing antivirus and reinstalling his windows drivers.

more than 5 years ago

Easing the Job of Family Tech Support?

coopaq Re:here's where we get to hear someone spew (932 comments)

Same here. Please mod parent up. Its the damn truth!

Unsure what all the hating of Apple hardware is on /. lately.
Solid Unix based OS that your parents would never know about. Google developers use them.
It's actually not about being hip. It's about getting work done.

more than 5 years ago

Evidence For Liquid Water On a Frozen Early Mars

coopaq Water water water (63 comments)

Somebody needs to get those guys at NASA a glass of water already.

more than 5 years ago

White House To Appoint "Internet Czar"

coopaq Re:WTF "Czars" (205 comments)

Yo Dawg! I heard you like Czars. So we put a Czar in your Czar so you can be be censored while being censored!

more than 5 years ago

Intel Threatens To Revoke AMD's x86 License

coopaq Re:if they do that (476 comments)

The two-party system is here to stay in American politics and the x86 stranglehold.

And operating systems and phone companies and potato chips and cereals and sexes.

more than 5 years ago

Amazon Releases iPhone Kindle Software

coopaq Re:do we need a Kindle for that ? (232 comments)

How I spent the last 10 minutes.


Just installed and bought a book. Heading to the bathroom now.


Success! It works like a charm.

(You dont need to buy a kindle)

Reader is decent. Font size is nice. Bookmark feature works. Option to choose the font you like.

You have to buy books from web browser at amazon.com/kindlestore. But it will automatically send it to your iphone kindle app.

Next update (free) may include searching/buying directly from kindle app. But really what is the point? You probably want to use amazon.com/kindlestore to search and browse for new books anyway.

Also the book I purchased is pretty good. A couple "duh" things and a few "doh! Why didn't I think of that" things.


more than 5 years ago

The Future of Google Chrome

coopaq Re:annoyed (294 comments)

"incidentally, you may be unaware of the distinction made in the UK between pants and trousers, i.e. that pants are what one wears under trousers."

So what the hell are under-pants in the UK then? Do they go under your pants?

You guys wear 3 layers of pant?

Do you wear a pair of pants or more? So confusing.

All I know is if you wear pants under your trousers and that's all... well then you aren't wearing underwear and that's nasty.

more than 5 years ago

Jet Pack Runs For Hours On Water

coopaq Re:but... (268 comments)

"But at least it is compatible with over 70% of the earth's surface"

Damn! You sound like the IE developer sitting in the cube next to me.

more than 5 years ago

Spiraling Skyscraper Farms For a Future Manhattan

coopaq Build it Horizontally (403 comments)

And call it New Jersey.

more than 5 years ago

Nuclear Subs 'Collide In Ocean'

coopaq Re:Whoops (622 comments)

I watched something that sounded like that once starring Ann Coulter.

What was the porno version of "The Hunt for Red October" called?

more than 5 years ago

Layoffs at Microsoft, Intel, and IBM

coopaq Re:When will it end? (623 comments)

Everyone got off the sinking plane last week in an orderly fashion.

We have new leadership this week.

Your first paragraph was spot on.
Your last paragraph was interesting.

It'll all work out :)

about 6 years ago

Oldest Weapons-grade Plutonium Found In Dump

coopaq Re:A little insight.. (552 comments)

"I have personally visited the fields where they doing all this. The term "waste pit" is misleading. A lot of stuff was stuffed in 55gal drums and buried in rows underground just because they didnt know what to do with it."

You should visit my office. Sounds like the legacy code I maintain these days.

about 6 years ago

Saving Journalism With Flash and Java

coopaq Re:i for one... (206 comments)

Isn't it time we dumped ASCII and moved over to Unicode?

Nay, it's time we dump all other languages and move over to English!

Neigh, it's time we dump all other languages and move over to Equidae.

about 6 years ago

AMD Plans 1,000-GPU Supercomputer For Games, Cloud

coopaq Whoa!!! (148 comments)

Streaming video games over the net from a server cloud?

Who let the marketing guys out of their cage on this one?

I mean... it will be faster than Intel's local 3D chips sure, but still... come on!

about 6 years ago


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