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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

edibobb Upgrade, don't update. (565 comments)

Why not upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7?

3 days ago
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Hewlett-Packard Admits To International Bribery and Money Laundering Schemes

edibobb $108 million fine... (139 comments)

... in exchange for how many billion dollars in profit?

about a week ago
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Navy Creates Fuel From Seawater

edibobb Re:Just like Nuclear Fusion (256 comments)

It takes more energy to make hydrocarbons from water and CO2 than you get when you burn the hydrocarbons. It's the law. Without a LOT if energy input, you'll never create the fuel.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

edibobb Re:huh (294 comments)

It's too slow!

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

edibobb Re:huh (294 comments)

It's not a matter of learning something new. It's a matter of lost functionality. It's a matter of the additional time required to accomplish specific tasks. Management at Microsoft, as well as other companies (such as Dice), seem to gloss over functionality in favor of flash. The decision makers are no longer power users.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

edibobb Just about three more... (294 comments)

About three more updates and it may finally have as much functionality of Windows 7. The Microsoft line about Windows 8, "users will get used to it," doesn't exactly sounds like an upgrade.

about two weeks ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

edibobb Re:um... (269 comments)

Actually, you're wrong. Flying in a light plane is about as dangerous as riding a motorcycle. Check NTSB stats. And, as a pilot, I know several private pilots I would prefer not to ride with. Professional pilots do get a lot more training and should be safer.

about two weeks ago
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas

edibobb um... (269 comments)

I don't think I want to get into an unknown plane flown by an unknown pilot who needs to share the fuel bill.

about two weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

edibobb Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

I would upmod, but even though I have 15 mod points, it does not work. Slashdot is broken on Firefox, Chrome, and Android. Or maybe they just don't like my voting record.

about two weeks ago
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Supreme Court Skeptical of Computer-Based Patents

edibobb Re:COULD move from? (192 comments)

It's already had a huge effect. Why bother to build a new company doing something cool when you'll only be sued for patent infringement?

People offshore don't have to deal with this anticompetitive environment, so that's where the enthusiasm is for new products and new business.

about two weeks ago
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Geologists Warned of Washington State Mudslides For Decades

edibobb Old news... (230 comments)

This is decades old news.

about three weeks ago
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DOJ Pushes to Expand Hacking Abilities Against Cyber-Criminals

edibobb Re:Well SURE! (49 comments)

Computers or smartphones are not required. Be careful if you whistle a tune in public.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla Model S Gets Titanium Underbody Shield, Aluminum Deflector Plates

edibobb Re:Very amusing but... (314 comments)

It's marketing. And it's excellent marketing. Plausible risk has little to do with it, but it makes me want to invest in the company.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Older Programmers Always Have a Harder Time Getting a Job?

edibobb Yes... (379 comments)

...along with older garbage collectors, older mechanics, older rickshaw drivers, older accountants, and older NFL quarterbacks.

about a month ago
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Firefox 28 Arrives With VP9 Video Decoding, HTML5 Volume Controls

edibobb Re:I'm still alive (142 comments)

>Windows 8 still sucks and is pointless, but with the addition of the new Update 1 it's a lot closer to what Windows 8 should have been in the first place. Closer to Windows 7, in other words.

about a month ago
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Is DIY Brainhacking Safe?

edibobb The inexpensive route (183 comments)

I read on the internet that you can use an arc welder for this.

about 1 month ago
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OKCoin Raises $10 Million To Become China's Largest Bitcoin Exchange

edibobb Re:The point of an exchange (48 comments)

An exchange is a place to buy and sell bitcoins. Using an one as a bank is not so safe, but people do that too.

about 1 month ago

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CBS forced CNET staff to recast vote after Hopper won 'Best in Show' at CES

edibobb edibobb writes  |  about a year ago

edibobb (113989) writes "CNET staff voted Hopper 'Best in Show' at CES. CBS didn't like that, and forced them to revote, and to remove Hopper from their coverage. CNET senior writer Greg Sandoval submitted his resignation, saying, "I no longer have confidence that CBS is committed to editorial independence.""
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Network Solution Censorship?

edibobb edibobb writes  |  about 6 years ago

edibobb writes "CNN reports that Network Solutions has cancelled a controversial web site where Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders was promoting his anti-Koran film. Last last month Pakistan made an attempt to ban YouTube because of a video about the film.

I had believed Network Solutions, unlike some registrars, was above the arbitrary cancellation of domains. But it appears that their TOS allows this under the clause prohibiting "objectionable material of any kind or nature."

Is there a safe registrar, who will not cancel your domain any time it is deemed "objectionable" or, more likely, embarrassing?"

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Clinton Campaign Site TOS

edibobb edibobb writes  |  more than 6 years ago

edibobb writes "The Obama and Hillary Clinton sites both have "Terms of Service," which seems pretty odd for political campaign sites. Obama's TOS seems pretty straightforward, but Clinton's looks like it was written by Washington bureaucrat from Homeland Security.

I don't even have to register in order to be bound by the 4-page agreement, according to Clinton's TOS, and in case that doesn't cover it, "In addition, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Service, which may be posted from time to time."

To top it off, "You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, exploit, or otherwise use any Content, in full or part, or any use or access to the Service, without the express written consent of the Committee."

So much for Fair Use. You would think they would encourage people to copy their material, not threaten them over it."

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