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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

cream wobbly Re:First Vost (152 comments)

He said first post and first vote. Hence "vost". Not a very good portmanteau, but plenty more "vosts" if you look carefully.

2 days ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

cream wobbly Re:First Vost (music or vid) (152 comments)

(Just checked. It says "media" in the quiz.)

Facebook is streamed since the content pulled via an XmlHttpRequest. Slashdot is static, but I read Facebook waaaaay more. I get my news from the Breaking News site, Google News, the DuckDuckGo Android app, and sometimes from Flipboard. Again, streamed. But those are just links to static sites.

For music, I stream it to my car radio, typically. Or it's static on a USB stick.

For video, roughly 50/50 streamed or static files.

2 days ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

cream wobbly Typo in summary (528 comments)

resulting in far fewer typos then if you're required to

Muphry's Law at work.

2 days ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

cream wobbly Re:Just get a case (528 comments)

The Google keyboard is less prone to crashing than the Hacker's keyboard was when I tried it.

2 days ago
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

cream wobbly Re:Dang... (139 comments)

You evidently don't understand what science is. Science is "right", because the point is that falsehoods are verifiable, and the established truths are verified by the process of peer review. Science is also getting more "right" with each new discovery. This discovery doesn't invalidate previous discoveries: it bolsters them, and adds new information.

We used to think the Earth was the center of the Universe. New discoveries led to new insights. These changes to the scientific understanding didn't change the model of the motion of planets across the sky. It helped improve them.

Conversely, I don't see anyone blaming creationist parks.

There are also museums of natural history dotted around the world, which collectively contain (I would say) tens of thousands of models, which would either have to be replaced or reworked, or reinterpreted as being an artefact of an earlier, less complete understanding.

5 days ago
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

cream wobbly Re:Whelp. (139 comments)

Clowns are scary.

Just sayin'

5 days ago
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

cream wobbly Re:Whelp. (139 comments)

A T. rex wouldn't consider an adult human "finger food" because it doesn't know it has fingers, silly.

5 days ago
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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

cream wobbly Re:Whelp. (139 comments)

My 6 year old son is also obsessed with the terror bird and we watch the Nova thing where they squish a lump of jelly in mechanical terror bird jaws about once a week.

5 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

cream wobbly Re:Yes (381 comments)

The right name for the devices being announced is not "smart watch". It is "smartphone-linked-dumb watches". What you're describing is a "smart watch" and would likely do away with the phone in your pocket altogether. But please, allow me to dismantle your argument, point-by-point:

1. like most people under 50, I don't wear jewellery
2. vibrating and beeping is something my phone does adequately
3. I don't leave my phone behind (forgetting your phone is irrelevant if a watch can take the call)
4. this is not a technological problem that needs fixing, it's a social one -- and it sounds like overprotection (or perviness)
5. bluetooth earpieces have call-answering functionality and microphones already
6. my phone camera has a timer, and there are applications to "insert" yourself into photographs
7. I have plenty of imagination, sonny

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

cream wobbly Re:Betteridge answers (381 comments)

Watches use batteries? You're winding me up

about two weeks ago
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My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

cream wobbly Re: Dimmable LEDs (278 comments)

They show some potential.

about three weeks ago
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Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

cream wobbly Re:No (180 comments)

It seems to me everybody knows what strongly typed means...

about three weeks ago
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Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

cream wobbly Re:Golang or Dart (180 comments)

OTOH, there are plenty of free English grammar lessons available...

about three weeks ago
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Perl Is Undead

cream wobbly Re:Modern Weak Languages (283 comments)

I completely agree. I choose not to handle a "more powerful language" because I don't want to have to remind myself how the language works every time I go back to edit a script I wrote four or five years ago: I want to grok it completely in one glance. Bash has done that for me. I'm sure Python will in years to come. Perl doesn't have any compelling features for me any more.

about a month ago
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Perl Is Undead

cream wobbly Re:It should be dead (283 comments)

While the GGP could have said the same about pretty much every language, there's definitely an ongoing competition to see who can win at grokking $_.

about a month ago
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Perl Is Undead

cream wobbly Re:"Undead" doesn't mean vibrant, though. (283 comments)

Pretty much everything I used to do in Perl I can do in Bash now. (Except, that is, perplex the reader with inscrutible gibberish.)

about a month ago
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Perl Is Undead

cream wobbly Re:Perl 6ers just can't get shit done. (283 comments)

- C: A compiler written in C

(I know, originally it was written in BCPL. But the popular implementations compile themselves.)

about a month ago

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Canon copiers to tell tales

cream wobbly cream wobbly writes  |  more than 3 years ago

cream wobbly (1102689) writes "Company secrets disappearing out the door? Canon can help. Their newly announced photocopiers include OCR software that prevents copying of and reports on certain keywords. What with cellphones being so prohibitively expensive these days, this couldn't have come sooner."
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