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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

dysmal /. Poll idea (276 comments)

There should be a poll to see how many people actually WANT to read Benny's latest blog post.

10 hours ago
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Firefox 33 Arrives With OpenH264 Support

dysmal Netscape (113 comments)

Yet another FF release.

Yawn.

Meantime, Netscape Navigator is 20 years old today.

about a week ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

dysmal Re:That's not the reason you're being ignored. (404 comments)

It's liability. If they don't cover the directions every time according to script, they can be held liable if something happens. Remember that people can (and do) sue over very trivial things. There's a warning label on hair dryers to not use them in the bath tub. There's a warning on coffee cups.

Yes "everyone" knows the rules of flying yet somehow on every flight people still need to be reminded to PUT THEIR GOD DAMNED SEAT BELT ON DURING TAKE OFF AND LANDINGS.

about a week ago
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A Critical Look At Walter "Scorpion" O'Brien

dysmal Re:O'Brien's fascination with 2600 (193 comments)

Maybe he just misses his Atari 2600 after seeing the butchered plot behind Destiny and everyone is missing the real message.

about two weeks ago
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Adobe Spies On Users' eBook Libraries

dysmal Typical Adobe product (150 comments)

If history repeats its self, this "feature" will be buggy and need constant patching. They'll then spin it off as a cloud service where it'll cost you more to spy on yourself and yet spy less.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

dysmal Microsoft Math (644 comments)

This reminds me of something my first boss told me: "Microsoft can't tell time. Have you ever seen how it counts down 3 minutes... 2 minutes... 7 minutes... 2 minutes... 1 minute...? They can't tell time!"

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

dysmal Upgrade cycle (644 comments)

Way to screw up our upgrade cycle here guys!!!

about three weeks ago
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Statistician Creates Mathematical Model To Predict the Future of Game of Thrones

dysmal Another Stark dies (127 comments)

Every time someone tries to predict the end, another Stark dies.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

dysmal Not a bug but a feature! (203 comments)

Apple got sick of people complaining about data and battery usage so they released this update.

about a month ago
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Google Quietly Nixes Mandatory G+ Integration With Gmail

dysmal Re:G+ is an utter failure (139 comments)

Nah. They'll just duct tape it onto Youtube.

about a month ago
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Google Quietly Nixes Mandatory G+ Integration With Gmail

dysmal Re:Stop bundling. (139 comments)

I completely agree. This "bundle" mentality is frustrating. Not everyone wants the entire package. I don't like having all of my eggs in one basket because then i'm at the mercy of the whims of the company i'm dealing with. Technology is constantly changing. Products are always changing. I may not necessarily WANT to use your product in 6 months after you ram the latest update down my throat (Gnome, FireFox, Facebook, Windows 8, etc).

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

dysmal In other news (610 comments)

In other news, yet another 2 bit "rapper" is getting free publicity accidentally on purpose!

about a month ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

dysmal Re:That's nothing (405 comments)

You forgot about the blue screens!

(we have 5 of the new Surface Pro's for testing and 4 of them have blue screened at some point)

about a month ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

dysmal Re:If I was in the NFL I'd be pissed (405 comments)

I'd be wanting to work at 110% of my ability 24/7, if I was forced to learn/use a device foreign to me I'd be pissed. I don't care if it's a surface, iPad, or chalkboard, let me work in a way that's most productive for me.

I'm sure that same argument was used by coaches and teachers when they went from chalk boards to dry erase white boards.

You sound like the VP's i have at work when they were forced to migrate from XP to Win7.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

dysmal Re:Bill Belichick (405 comments)

He's still waiting for them to 3D print him a new sweatshirt.

about a month ago
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X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

dysmal Re:Intersection (145 comments)

Twinkies will be the most intelligent form of life

about a month ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

dysmal Re:Seriously? (533 comments)

Try using dial up! My sister lives in the boonies and it's either that or satellite Dish. Gmail on dial up is a pig. Every page i tried to go to was awful. Web pages have gotten so bloated with auto playing ads and video that it's unusable on a slow connection.

Let's face it. The bigger the pipe everyone has, the more crap sites are going to load onto their pages to fatten them up. VZW+ATT know this. They know that sites are getting heavier. They have the records and metrics of what their users do. They also know that if they keep the baseline low enough, it'll make their more practical/usable packages seam like a deal!

about a month and a half ago
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Music Training's Cognitive Benefits Could Help "At-Risk" Students

dysmal Re:The study is a shenanigan (58 comments)

I'm guessing by your excessive use of " " you're trying to question the validity of the study based on the name of the university. http://www.northwestern.edu/

about a month and a half ago

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