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I expect to retire ...

craznar I will not retire.. (323 comments)

.. I can't afford to retire, I'll be working until I'm dead.

Does dying count as retirement ?

about a week ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

craznar By definition... (393 comments)

because if we were made of anti-matter, we could have called it matter and we would be asking the same question of the newly named anti-matter (that used to be matter).

about two weeks ago
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What computing device do you use most while on vacation?

craznar Re:Vacation? (140 comments)

I too am unfamiliar with this term.

From research, the term vacation and computing device seem incompatible.

about 4 months ago
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Getting Evolution In Science Textbooks For Texas Schools

craznar Rename it.. (710 comments)

.. just like the Christians renamed 'creation' to Intelligent Design, maybe it is time to rename 'evolution' to something else.

Note - that just like the Christians renamed their's to 'sound' more scientific, we have to rename Evolution to sound more 'religious'.

Maybe "God and Nature's Excellent Adventure" or something.

Suggestions anyone ?

about 5 months ago
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Amazon Botches Sales Tax, Overcharges NJ

craznar Whingedot.org (179 comments)

Personal whinging seems to be out of place here on slashdot.

We could fill a whole site with what Telstra Australia gets wrong :)

about 6 months ago
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Aussie Company Planning To Use Drones For Textbook Delivery

craznar Re:Fantasy: CASA won't approve (178 comments)

Does CASA actually look after low altitude private airspace ?

about 6 months ago
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LinkedIn Agrees To Block Stalkers

craznar Pictures... (78 comments)

People need to be careful putting pictures on their Linked In account and on their Facebook etc accounts.

Google image search will quickly identify you on all the sites you use the same picture on.

about 7 months ago
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Can Internet Pseudonymity Be Saved?

craznar All? (491 comments)

Are you sure all of these people have perfectly good reasons ?

Absolutely sure ?

about 7 months ago
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UK Gov't Outlines Plans To Privatize Royal Mail

craznar The Owls... (220 comments)

Will anyone think of the owls.

about 7 months ago
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Request to Falsify Data Published In Chemistry Journal

craznar This is the internet... (163 comments)

Why let the search for truth get in the way of a good lynching.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Secure DropBox Alternative For a Small Business?

craznar Cloud 0? (274 comments)

Someone needs to write a RAID 0 style encrypted 'driver' that stores your data striped on Google Drive, Skydrive and Dropbox (and what ever else).

about 9 months ago
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Samsung Launches 3200x1800 Pixel ATIV Book 9 Plus Laptop

craznar Touch screen is ... (397 comments)

... another way of saying shiny screen.

No thanks.

about 10 months ago
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Who should have the most input into software redesigns?

craznar What/Why/How etc... (262 comments)

Users: What?
Engineers: How?
Managers : Who?

UI: What colour?
Marketers: How much?

Whingers: The above is totally wrong.

1 year,5 days
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Growing Consensus: The Higgs Boson Exists

craznar This is how... (254 comments)

... physicists celebrate mass.

about a year ago
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Developers Begin Hunt For a Killer App For Google Glass

craznar Re:Programmer's App? (155 comments)

Well - the actual original post is a solution looking for a problem isn't it ?

Google glasses - looking for some problems to solve ?

about a year ago
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Developers Begin Hunt For a Killer App For Google Glass

craznar Programmer's App? (155 comments)

Detects syntax errors in any code of any computer language you look at on screen.

Worth it ?
Can it even do that ?

about a year ago
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UC Davis Study Concludes H-1B Workers Neither Best Nor Brightest

craznar Re:Bogus (353 comments)

So you have to be paid to think you are doing nothing useful to be classified as skilled ?

about a year ago

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Ask SIashdot: How to Write Legal Software?

craznar craznar writes  |  more than 2 years ago

craznar (710808) writes "I am a professional software developer, currently writing some 'high-tech' point of sale software with some pretty unique features in it. The company I work for is a start up and doesn't have much in the way of financial resources.

Almost all of the code is my design, the over all structure is my design — but it uses a stack of novel approaches to problems that I worked out with customers over a period of a year or more.

This brings me to my primary concern — how many patents am I unknowingly breaking, how on earth can I possibly find out, and fundamentally is it at all possible to actually write software free of patent infringement any more.

For the moment, ignore the patent infringements in your purchased (and or open source) development libraries and development tools and focus the question just on the parts I have developed and written myself ?"
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Laptops With Matt Screens Becoming Rare

craznar craznar writes  |  more than 4 years ago

craznar (710808) writes "I have focus issues with my eyes, one of the effects of this is that I cannot focus on a gloss screen. Having purchased laptops for myself yearly for around 15 years, I have been finding it more and more difficult to actually find a laptop I can even use.

Today I ring up HP/Compaq, Sony, Toshiba and review the Dell and ASUS web sites to find that there is almost no matt screens available any more. Toshiba do one model with matt screen (The Tecra), Dell seem to do one model as well (Vostro).

Am I doomed to a future without a laptop, as technology advances — my choices are being restricted by this desire to turn laptops into media centers.

So here is your challenge, find me laptops of any brand, operating system — with a matt screen, minimum 1280 horizontal resolution, minimum 1024 vertical resolution.

That has been my screen specification for around a decade..."

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Whirlpool Founder Sued for User Submitted Posts

craznar craznar writes  |  more than 6 years ago

craznar writes "Whirlpool founder Simon Wright is being sued by accounting software firm 2Clix Australia Pty Ltd for alleged "injurious falsehood".

Whirlpool is a privately run, very large broadband discussion forum in Australia — it attacts no advertising revenue and is entirely run from the pocket of a few dedicated individuals.

The founder (Simon Wright) is being sued for AU$150,000 + Costs for an article and subsequent thread posted by the user base.

Should a company be able to sue based upon opinion, posted on a public forum ?


Full story http://whirlpool.net.au/article.cfm/1753"

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craznar craznar writes  |  about 7 years ago

Reluctant Vista Owner writes "I just recently became the proud owner of a new Sony Vaio laptop, purchased from Harvey Norman in Australia (Harvey Norman is a large retail company throughout Australia).

I noticed that there is absolutely no laptops or computers for sale with Windows XP, and more to the point there is no longer any Windows XP for sale. So I reluctantly (as I needed a new laptop) went with Vista.

The big suprise came when I was talking to the computer sales manager, he told me that without warning a few weeks ago, Microsoft staff walk into the store and just take all the Windows XP stock back. The store wanted to keep them, as apparently half their sales have vanished (no suprise — alot of people don't want Vista).

Is this a widespread problem?

How long before I wont be able to buy Windows XP licences at all ?

What does the office do that needs Windows XP machines for at least 1-2 years to come (before we can migrate to Linux I hope) ?

Thanks in advance."

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