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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

earls They might not view MS as that at first... (337 comments)

But when the average computer illiterate consumer call me to fix their infested Microsoft machine or needs to buy a new one suddenly realizes need to buy another copy of Office, I explain the how it's understood by the "stereotypical Slashdot demographic" and they quickly understand.

Windows 8 has been great for helping me sell Macbooks and Chromebooks. The Office tax has converted quite a few people to Libre/OpenOffice and Google Docs.

And this is why Microsoft is sinking - because they've pissed of the people who do know, and now the people who do know are telling the people who don't and driving them to competitors. And as far as I'm concerned at this point - good riddance.

So actually, yes, quite a few people are making purchasing decisions based on the perceived righteousness of the company - at least those I talk to.

about 6 months ago

Einstein's Lost Model of the Universe Discovered 'Hiding In Plain Sight'

earls A Natural Consequence (118 comments)

"a natural consequence of his general theory of relativity"

Is this to say the general theory of relativity produces a Big Bang? As in, because GR is true, BB is? What's the short explanation for that?

about a year ago

ChipSiP Smart Glass Specs Better Than Google Glass?

earls Yes Sir. (129 comments)

Nailed it. What good are twenty million sensors when you don't have a proper UI to control them? And that's just proper software to control the equipment - what about the rest of the ecosystem?

1 year,6 days

Coming Soon: Prescription Lenses For Google Glass

earls False, it currently responds to any voice... (195 comments)

If I take off Glass and give it to someone else - they can instantly use their own voice to issue commands without any calibration. If I or other people shout out commands while a random person is wearing them, it will respond.

The chink in his example is that the target device would have to be a contact in Glass already - and at this current time, Glass contacts are exclusive to Glass - they're not pulled from Google Contacts. As far as I know, you have to say "make a call " versus "make a call to 555-555-1234".

Yes, maybe one day we will be able to shout "ok glass allah allah jihad" for great fireworks, but that ain't even close to reality at this time. Wait, now I have an idea for an app...

1 year,28 days

Ask Slashdot: Good Ideas For Creative Gaming With Girlfriend?

earls Amen (337 comments)

Glad to see at least one other man reads Slashdot. ;)

about a year and a half ago

Google Argues Against Net Neutrality

earls Re:Don't be evil (some of the time) (555 comments)

I dunno, they're the ones that know everything about her, maybe she had it coming.

about a year and a half ago

Android On the Desktop

earls Preach!! (247 comments)


about a year and a half ago

Xbox One: Cloud Will Quadruple the Power, Says Microsoft

earls Jim Sterling is still going to buy One. (400 comments)

Because he has a ton of money and incredible broadband and loves to give middle fingers too!

about a year and a half ago

Why We Should Build a Supercomputer Replica of the Human Brain

earls Wait, we don't? (393 comments)

Uhhh, pass the needle and thread?

about a year and a half ago

Cracked Game Released To Get Back At Pirates

earls There should be a popularity metric to the game... (509 comments)

The more it's pirated, the more popular it becomes, the more popular it becomes, the more skus you move. But then I guess we lose the pirating is the ultimate evil of the universe message.

about 2 years ago

Stephen Hawking Warns Against Confining Ourselves To Earth

earls False. Don't space travel! (414 comments)

"God probably has life forms on every planet and star. Earth he has given to the sons of men. He wants us to stay here and don't space travel. We are to live on a perfected earth as perfect humans..God's plan for earth from the beginning..it will be done."

about 2 years ago

Wal-Mart To Join Amazon In Providing In-Store Locker Service

earls Ask the Vet for a Twofer (112 comments)

And get yourself hooked up.

about 2 years ago

Chrome OS Remains Undefeated At Pwnium 3

earls Why not just setup a true ESXi server? (178 comments)

You could build a really nice server with the $1,100 left over after buying a $199 Acer Chromebook. A Pixel in this paradigm is the dick to the balls.

about 2 years ago

In Defense of Six Strikes

earls Litigation is the Seventh Strike (354 comments)

You don't. Don't worry, it's both. The "six strikes" are to build a case against the owner of the connection and after the owner "strikes out," they can expect a summons.

That's why they ask for confirmation: "Click the button below to confirm you received this Copyright Alert"

In court they'll say, "but your Honor, they acknowledge six times that copyright infringement was occurring and did nothing about it - exactly how many warnings do they need?!"

about 2 years ago

Programming Immune Cells To Treat Disease

earls I just hope... (32 comments)

The programmer isn't a brogrammer. o_O

about 2 years ago

Bill Gates Says Windows Phone Strategy Was Inadequate

earls HEEERRRPPP (268 comments)


Bill is starting to sound more and more like Stephen every day.

about 2 years ago

Is It Possible To Erase Yourself From the Internet?

earls You live 100% cash? (295 comments)

Nice!! And just one more question - do you keep it all at your residence? Or the stores? ... Then again, NC is pretty lax on gun laws... :)

about 2 years ago


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