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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

eieken I am using Windows 8 (516 comments)

And I can't do it without Classic Shell. Classic Shell, making Windows 8 Bearable.

about 4 months ago
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Sky Deutschland Considering Using Bone Conduction To Force Ads On Train Riders

eieken Obligitory Futurama Quotation (205 comments)

Leela: Didn't you have ads in the 21st century?"

Fry: Well sure, but not in our dreams. Only on TV and radio, and in magazines, and movies, and at ball games... and on buses and milk cartons and t-shirts, and bananas and written on the sky. But not in dreams, no siree.

about a year ago
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Science and Engineering Workforce Has Stalled In the US

eieken Education Bottlenecks (433 comments)

I don't know how much of a problem this is in higher academia, but according to more articles like this

And the fact that prestigious universities such as this only accept a handful of students in computer science in a year, it's not surprising. One of the more surprising things is that UW received 40 million dollars from Paul Allen a while ago, and they used it to build a giant 40 million dollar new computer science building. But the number of students they accepted per year didn't change. Why is this? If you have lots of students who want to go there, why not use extra funds you have to expand the number of applications you can accept?

I dunno, I'm sure the downward trend of education spending all over our country isn't helping universities to expand the number of students they can accept either.

more than 2 years ago
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Supreme Court: AT&T Can Force Arbitration

eieken Re:Absolutely nothing. (415 comments)

This is exactly how I felt about a lot of recent "vigilantism", either online or in real life. It's too soul crushing for me to believe that there aren't great leaders out there who do understand human behavior. The idea that you need to treat the cause and not the symptoms seems lost on most people and that makes me sad.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple's Trend Away From Tinkering

eieken DMCA and Buy Something Else (965 comments)

What we should be doing is trying to get the DMCA overturned; It is the bane of the tinker. It's ironic because I'm guessing many of the people working on this stuff over at Apple got interested in computers because of the creativity they could express by hacking away at computers.

I should say though, that Apple is not the only company in town creating hardware, I mean honestly a lot of these articles seem to make some leap at some point about how Apple is representative of all hardware manufacturers, when I think that's just not true. They create some stylish products, people buy them, and then they miss out on hacking the hardware. If people really want the option to hack the hardware, don't buy this locked down crap. It's not like Apple is the only game in town, they live off this spotlight everyone creates for them. Just get that less stylish piece of hardware that offers tons of customization and hopefully at some point Apple will have to learn what they should be doing.

more than 4 years ago
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Slashdot Launches User Achievements

eieken LFG (1582 comments)

1 Digit UID Raid, Looking for mage

more than 5 years ago
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How Gamers View Their MMOs

eieken Re:How MMOs should be viewed (132 comments)

But you forgot, there's lots of other people running on different wheels in different cages, all placed next to me. Sometimes when I go really fast on my wheel it bumps the wall, sometimes even causing the other wheels to bump into their walls too. It's multiplayer!

more than 5 years ago

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eieken eieken writes  |  more than 7 years ago

eieken writes "According to this article, "The US Secret Service, which played the dual role of investigator and victim in the drama, said Tuesday it couldn't comment on Jacobsen because the agency doesn't discuss ongoing cases". For a secret intelligence agency, makes me wonder what else they don't know about."

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