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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

dysmal In other news (609 comments)

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

4 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

dysmal Re:Seriously? (528 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 two weeks ago
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

dysmal Re:First impressions (220 comments)

The way FireFox speeds up your browser is by breaking the few remaining extensions that you had that still worked!

about two weeks ago
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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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 4 months ago

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