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Court Allows Webcam Spying On Rental Laptops

dieth Re:wow, thats nuts (240 comments)

You realize that under almost all rent to own contracts only 1% of your rental payments go towards your ownership balance.

more than 2 years ago

EG8 Publishes Report In Noninteractive, Nonquotable Format

dieth Re:Simple solution (148 comments)

From the html source here's the direct link to the pdf. LINK

more than 3 years ago

Amazon EC2 Failure Post-Mortem

dieth pure and utter BS (117 comments)

If this was the cause why wasn't the change corrected immediately and the traffic routed to where it was originally intended. 3 days of downtime just doesn't happen when you fuck up a line in a config. If this was actually the case the downtime would have been minimal.

more than 3 years ago

DRM Broke Dragon Age: Origins For Days

dieth Took me all of 60 second to fix (214 comments)

sed -i addins.xml 's/RequiresAuthorization="1"/RequiresAuthorization="0"/g Launch DA, continue playing.

more than 3 years ago

CMU Eliminates Object Oriented Programming For Freshman

dieth Re:Hmmm ... (755 comments)

I outright laugh at people in an Interview when they ask me if I'll write OO code. OO code is worse than 10,000 jmp, or goto's. Code written in an OO "framework" produces an excessive of files, classes, and thousands upon thousands of useless objects that are not even necessary for the task at hand, almost as bad as XML, but worse. You end up with bloated apps, that cannot be read or understood by anyone quickly. Let alone have any of the code be re-usable anywhere else.

If you can't read straight up C code and understand what the fuck is going on, stop calling yourself a programmer.

If you can't code directly for the hardware you're interfacing with, stop calling yourself a programmer.

If you depend on .NET, any library, framework, or something written by someone else, you're not a programmer. You're a script kiddy.

OO should never be taught lest we end up with a generation of useless tools who think they're "programmers" that can't actually accomplish fuck all. OOOH wait we're already there...

more than 3 years ago

Open-Source Bach; Copyright-Free Goldbergs

dieth Re:Why not MIDI? (106 comments)

Most XML I've ever seen is excessive data packaging. My view of XML is pretty much the same as of these bananas.

more than 2 years ago

AMD Sale to Dell Rumored

dieth Re:Some relief at last? (325 comments)

Nah I'd just say I was venting. Pretty sure I'm familiar with Dell's <sarcasm> great standards </sarcasm> already.

more than 3 years ago

AMD Sale to Dell Rumored

dieth Re:Some relief at last? (325 comments)

Quality such as faulty mobos that flat line your CPU for minutes while the instruction buffer is unusable (google Dell Optiplex GX270 recall) - They also refused to acknowledge this was a problem for the first 2 years, always telling the customer to re-install their OS.

Quality such as Indian Tech support reps that can't speak a single coherent word of English, (Unless you bend over and pay for gold level [cashrape] support)

Need I go on?

more than 3 years ago

Mirror's Edge Sequel On Hold

dieth Re:Bullshit (yes the game is bullshit) (109 comments)

It's controls where also horrible and the game atleast the demo was very unplayable. I don't know how anyone could have enjoyed this game, let alone the developers want to make a sequel with the thousands of horrible reviews it got.

more than 3 years ago

US Seeks Veto Powers Over New TLDs

dieth Re:Governments love power (220 comments)

That would require that the all Americans pull there heads out of their ass, and then get a proper education, so you can wait eternally for that to happen, or just wait for when China wakes up and bitch slaps them into the dark ages.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Changes Stance On Water Damage Policy

dieth Re:Genius fucking bar... (155 comments)

Sadly reading comprehension is a big deal.
More so in the USA.
I would consider reading a "genius" level trait for most Americans, considering the plethora of idiots I've had to walk through there email setup.

There's actually one guy in Houston, TX who believes you spell Houston "HAWSTAN". I had to fight with him in setting his SMTP address correctly to houston.[someISP].com

more than 3 years ago

Smile Efficiently With the Emoticon Keyboard

dieth golf balls + sharpie = NEW PRODUCT (123 comments)

Well first off, this is not real.
The article even says it's a prototype. So it doesn't even work.

If you look close enough you realize it's 16 golf balls with emoticons drawn on with a Sharpy. If you don't believe compare the distance between the dots of the colons, and compare the two 8's.

Get back to use when it's a real product boys, not some half baked idea you got had while you were drunk and stoned.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Planning Serial Keys For PS3 Games?

dieth Re:Doesn't This Require an Internet Connection? (283 comments)

What? I loved the DRM from the 80s and 90s.

That shit was awesome it was worked into the games in some cases.

Take Kings Quest VI for example, the DRM is hard to spot, and is mixed directly into the games lore.
If you don't have the "Guide to the Isle" about half way through the game you get to a puzzle that requires you referencing a character replacement map.
Now games have no manuals, no guides, no lore.

more than 3 years ago

Sandy Bridge Motherboards Dissected, Compared

dieth Re:Missing Story Tag : DRM (143 comments)

Actually the pirates normally laugh at DRM as it's easily cracked/circumvented/removed. While those who legitimately purchased the product are encumbered by it.

more than 3 years ago

'No Refusal' DUI Checkpoints Coming To Florida?

dieth Re:Whats next? (1219 comments)

Janus Project is what's next.

more than 3 years ago

US Trials Off Track Over Juror Internet Misconduct

dieth Re:Bonus (405 comments)

Would be classified as external and unchallengeable testimony(As neither counsel would be privy to you considering external info) and would get you disqualified as a juror and possibly cause a mistrial depending on whether or not you shared this information to other jurors, and thus perpetuated the unchallengeable testimony.

more than 3 years ago

Google Loses Street View Suit, Forced To Pay $1

dieth Re:A $! verdict? (225 comments)

Where I'm from we used to beat the Boring people with the sack of pennies.

more than 3 years ago

Fedora Project Drops SQLNinja 'Hacker' Tool

dieth Re:where's their own RPM file? (159 comments)

Because _distributing_ Free software is the distribution's job. The developers should only make the source available and let any distros that want it package it themselves.

I believe they just said they don't want it.

more than 3 years ago



dieth dieth writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dieth (951868) writes "After many hours of playing video games the Wiimote becomes a flying TV destroying force! The Wrist straps aren't very sturdy it seems according to this thread, and poor guy who now has a cracked rear projection TV."

dieth dieth writes  |  more than 7 years ago

dieth (951868) writes "There are now more than 100 million web sites on the Internet, which gained 3.5 million sites last month to continue the dynamic growth seen throughout 2006. In the November 2006 survey we received responses from 101,435,253 sites, up from 97.9 million sites last month."


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