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Hidden 'Radio' Buttons Discovered In Apple's iOS 6.1

dedmorris Re:Radio buttons, for that vintage look (101 comments)

Wow - make a very gentle crack on Apple, and my karma goes from excellent to good to positive in less than an hour. I have learned my lesson.

about a year and a half ago

Obama Releases National Strategy For Information Sharing

dedmorris Re:Finally Government Transparency (83 comments)

In other news ... the CIA has been renamed "The Ministry for Information Sharing." This is a double-plus good change.

about a year and a half ago

BrewPi: Raspberry Pi and Arduino Powered Fermentation Chamber

dedmorris Re:Do the same with a handful of transistors (96 comments)

Hell, I'd be surprised if 2% of /. readers can even read resistor color codes.

BBROYGBVGW - For political correctness, I won't share the mnemonic I used 30 years ago. Now get off my lawn.

about 2 years ago

'Inexact' Chips Save Power By Fudging the Math

dedmorris Just like my coding (325 comments)

I do the same thing.

I write 15 times as much code by not bothering to fix the mistakes.

about 2 years ago

Photographing Police: Deletion Is Not Forever

dedmorris Re:Privelege (482 comments)

A meta-cop bit my moose

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With Priorities Inflation In IT Projects?

dedmorris Re:Don't let users score their own tasks (304 comments)

And the people who understand the ref and could have modded me 'funny' wasted their points on troll-bashing. Ironic.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With Priorities Inflation In IT Projects?

dedmorris Re:Don't let users score their own tasks (304 comments)

That won't work - most of the feature requests would be about GreatBunzinni.

more than 2 years ago

Watson Wins

dedmorris Ken Welcomes New Overlords (3 comments)

Hat tip to Ken, for welcoming our new Computer Overlords in his final jeopardy answer.

more than 3 years ago

Examining Software Liability In the Open Source Community

dedmorris Re:New guidelines (241 comments)

How about these for new liability guidelines: if the vendor knowingly ships buggy software, the customer is entitled to a 100% refund on the license cost.

Forget 100%. As a competitive advantage, FOSS projects could offer triple the license cost as a refund.

more than 5 years ago

Electric Company Wants Monthly Fee For Solar Users

dedmorris What about their subsidies? (367 comments)

What about the monopoly Xcel has to distribute electricity. That's one hell of a subsidy. Oh, what about the free right of ways across the solar panel owner's property. Maybe the home owners should be permitted to charge for allowing a utility pole on their lawn.

more than 5 years ago

Illinois Declares Pluto a Planet

dedmorris Re:Too right! (512 comments)

Your argument leaves me non=ed

more than 5 years ago

Wisconsin Passes Digital Download Tax

dedmorris Re:How do they enforce this? (327 comments)

The hot dog vendor only collects tax, and more importantly has the expense of filing in only one location. The small internet vendor could potentially be held liable to collect, file, and understand the tax laws of thousands of taxing jurisdictions. It's more than just the states. Could Madison attempt to enforce a download tax? What about the Dane County High School Football Stadium levy? Historically, out-of-state businesses have been protected in the US by nexus requirements. There are tens of thousands of taxing jurisdictions in the US.

more than 5 years ago


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