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Microsoft's Missed Opportunities: Memo From 1997

dysmal Re:Microsoft (161 comments)

Boo. Eff. Enn. Hoo!

Are you seriously that OCD that you absolutely have to race to your dryer the second it turns off to fold your clothes? Is your time that god awfully important and precious that you can't spare a couple of extra minutes doing laundry like people have done for at least a generation? If they're wrinkled, turn it back on for 5'ish minutes!

I'm good friends with a neurosurgeon who also does extensive cancer research. His time is VERY valuable. You know what? He's completely fine using a traditional dryer with a timer. Why? Because it's f'ing laundry!!!

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

about a week ago
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Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security

dysmal Agreed! (143 comments)

Agreed simply because of how many people are too busy staring at their phones and not paying attention to their surroundings to notice that a tank is about to run them over in Tiananmen Square!

about two weeks ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

dysmal Re:"Sir.. HOLY SHIT SIR!" (361 comments)

This would be Science Fiction because the NSA will never learn how the internet works.

about three weeks ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

dysmal Re:One switch to rule them all? (681 comments)

Not all of us have stolen office from our work. Some of us stole office YOUR work!

about three weeks ago
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Krebs on Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails and Blaming Canada

dysmal Re:Suck my dick (130 comments)

Clearly school is out for the summer and the kiddies are bored.

about three weeks ago
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Tetris Turns 30

dysmal Re:So good, so good (36 comments)

What a game! Why does EA get to distribute it?

To prove that there's one thing EA can't fuck up!

about a month and a half ago
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Tetris Turns 30

dysmal Long time Tetris fan (36 comments)

I bought a Nintendo DS Lite in 2006 specifically so i could play Tetris. Never bought another game. Never needed another game. Still got it. I'll take Tetris over any of the eye candy games any day.

about a month and a half ago
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AT&T To Use Phone Geolocation To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

dysmal Re:Why cant you pick by regions on a map (228 comments)

Knowing financial companies, this would most likely be a Java heavy widget that breaks every time Oracle sneezes.

As it is, people are too lazy to think ahead and call their CC to let them know about their travel plans (a 2 minute phone call from personal experience). Do you honestly think those same people will pry their heads out of their asses long enough to go to a website?

about 1 month ago
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AT&T To Use Phone Geolocation To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

dysmal Re:Are you sure? (228 comments)

(insert obligatory "Frozen ASSets" comment here)

about 1 month ago
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Comcast-Time Warner Deal May Hinge On Low-Cost Internet Plan

dysmal Re:Low cost. (114 comments)

Meantime every ass-hat website is adding more and more bloatware (advertisements) which makes websites feel SLOWER than dial up.

Has anyone truthfully tried to use dial up recently? It's awful. Websites have gotten so bloated that you need broadband just to have a functional web browsing experience.

about 2 months ago
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Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

dysmal Re: Cool (564 comments)

I'm sure anyone who has worked in higher education would agree with you.

about 2 months ago
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Cable TV Prices Rising At Four Times the Inflation Rate

dysmal Re:AT&T land line (286 comments)

$32/month? Hells bells! I dropped AT&T for my landline 5 years ago and bundled it with my cable internet provider (TWC) because i was paying $48 with taxes and all of the usual rape'tastic fees per month for basic local landline service. I would have been HAPPY with $32/month.

about 2 months ago
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The Physics of Hot Pockets

dysmal Re:Seriously. (222 comments)

Cron job FTW!

about 2 months ago
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Why Disney Can't Give Us High-Def Star Wars Where Han Shoots First

dysmal Re:It's not "Han shoots FIRST"! (210 comments)

I have no mod points. I have nothing of substance to contribute to this thread.

That being said... THANK YOU!!!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Beginner To Intermediate Programming Projects?

dysmal Re:Don't overlook the easy (172 comments)

As mundane as it is doing the routine "easy" projects, keep doing them! Practice. Practice. Practice!!!

During the routine projects you might come up with a more convoluted idea to do the same exact task which will require x5 the work and try to do it just because you can. It's when doing mundane tasks I've had many a brain storm to try a new method. Most of the time my brain storm was Hurricane Katrina (a disaster) but there were a couple of legitimately cool things I accidentally did in the process!

about 3 months ago
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Dropbox and Box Leaked Shared Private Files Through Google

dysmal Re:To the URLbar! (92 comments)

I agree and thoroughly hate the whole "omnibar" trend that is happening with the browsers but What alternative are you going to use once Google has successfully rolled out their "omnibar" crap? The Firefox camp is doing everything they can to fuck themselves over while trying to mimic Chrome. They'll roll out the same thing with FF ver 45 (in 6 weeks at the rate they're going). The only difference is that the FF version will be buggier than shit.

IE?

about 3 months ago
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An MIT Dean's Defense of the Humanities

dysmal Re:Lifestyle (264 comments)

...and business degrees turn you into a person unworthy of living!

about 3 months ago
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Firefox 29: Redesign

dysmal Fun and simple bookmarks? (688 comments)

Whenever i see the phrase "fun and simple" i know the product will be neither fun nor simple.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Intelligently Moving From IT Into Management?

dysmal Sounds like my bosses boss (125 comments)

My bosses boss was the sys admin here. He's moved up over the years. He still keeps his hands in the sys admin stuff on occasion. You know what happens? He fucks things up in the process! Things have changed in the past 5 years that he isn't aware of and so shit breaks when he tries to help.

Do yourself a favor and do one job and do it well. Give up the keys and let someone else sink or swim. If you don't stand aside, you'll be a liability more than an asset.

about 3 months ago

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