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ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

foradoxium Re:Where's BroTech? (158 comments)

so true.

discrimination is discrimination, unless you're on the beneficiary side of the stick. But hey, isn't that what makes the US of A so special?

about two weeks ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

foradoxium Consumers are ^&@** idiots. (711 comments)

I needed to buy my family a new Camry, our old one was getting too old. The vtech just wasn't kicking in anymore. We love our new Camry, especially the Ford Sync thing that lets us sync up our iPhone and play music from the playstore.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

foradoxium uhh..MS Non-Profit License? (281 comments)

Granted, that's just Office 365. But I would have thought everyone knew there are legit ways to get free or very low cost licenses for every MS product for Non-Profits?

about 2 months ago

Your Old CD Collection Is Dying

foradoxium Re:Space is cheap, rip to FLAC (329 comments)

Holy mother of awesome comments. This saved slashdot for me. thanks.

I've never looked into if what you described was possible (read lazy), but I've been wondering about it for quite some time.

about 2 months ago

Facebook Is a Plague That'll Burn Out In a Few Years, Says Study

foradoxium Re:Mom rule (338 comments)

Compare that to the % of the world population on the Internet at that time. Remember this was the age of 2400bps-33.6k. I would venture to guess AOL had a larger share of total people using the Internet then the % of people Facebook has. For many AOL *was* the internet..

about 6 months ago

200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

foradoxium Re:That doesn't seem right. (628 comments)

I was thinking along the same lines. I enjoy fishing and come from a family that hunted for meat (bird, deer, elk, etc.) so I think it would be wrong to say hunting them should be outlawed.

However, the description of what they're doing seems to add unnecessary extended suffering and stress to the animals, which I think isn't "right."

about 6 months ago

I wish my cell phone was...

foradoxium New Generation has great Battery life (495 comments)

Using LG G2 here; the battery life is what everyone has wanted. I don't even worry anymore. I still charge at night though, but even if I accidently forget I still go through 2 days with about 10-15% left. My gf who is a light user (only txt/phone) goes 3 days.

Now I just wish it were cheaper out of contract.

about 8 months ago

Google Patents Fooling Friends With Snooping, Chatbots

foradoxium Re:Troll (128 comments)

It's obvious even without reading the patent..

about 8 months ago

Facebook Testing Screen-Tracking Software For Users

foradoxium Re:some of this is NOT new (115 comments)

I was coming on to post the same. I don't see why this is being represented as new, other then to stir the hate-pot for Facebook.

Cookies have been used forever to track you, websites can track your cursor, time spent hovering etc.

I don't understand how people can not already know that Facebook is a large marketing firm selling their personal data?

about 8 months ago

NCSoft Closes "City of Heroes" Publisher Paragon Studios

foradoxium Re:Being "Super" (109 comments)

I loved it too, at first.

The problem I had was it was tooo repetitive. That's what really made me move on..I absolutely loved the first 20ish levels.

But it had some great concepts, and the character building was ..possibly the best.

about 2 years ago

Why Juries Have No Place In the Patent System

foradoxium Re:At the end of the day (387 comments)

I would respectfully disagree and say that no, the jury didn't "see it." They blindly rubber-stamped the samsung line in efforts to expedite the amount of time they'd have to dedicate to the trial.

Have you seen a Samsung Epic 4g? Look at it..the only thing that you might be able to say is similar is the grid of icons, and there is significant amount of prior art of a grid of icons, to start with, palm. There is no way anyone could truthfully claim that phone flagrantly copies the iphone, even some 90 year old grandma.

After the verdict, I think everyone was thinking "wow..what did the jury see that I don't?" But after the jurors and foreman started talking, its apparent they did not do their duty. I'm not talking about the final verdict. I'm talking about how they decided they could just rubber-stamp every device.

  It's like a student blindly answering multiple choice's apparent they weren't even reading the question when the same question is answered differently on separate occasions. In this case, they award damages for a device that they previously answer "does not infringe", and find some obviously non-infringing device to be infringing.

about 2 years ago

Old Cars Are Getting Ahead With New Tech

foradoxium Re:This has been happening for a long time. (53 comments)

..I totally didn't realize I wasn't logged in until after I posted the above comment.

but anyways, yeah most of the people I've worked also have some varying degree of knowledge about auto mechanics.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best On-Site Backup Plan?

foradoxium Re:Safety Deposit Box (326 comments)

true, but I was just throwing that out since he mentioned personal fireproof safes, and I totally agree with your sentiment :D

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best On-Site Backup Plan?

foradoxium Safety Deposit Box (326 comments)

Have you thought of getting a safety deposit box at a bank? Usually they're in a fire resistant box inside a fire resistant room.

Store backup copies of disks in there, and swap them out, similar to tape backup strategies.

about 2 years ago

CowboyNeal Weighs In On the Windows 8 "Metro" GUI

foradoxium Re:Window 8 game plan - tablets first? (671 comments)

I was theorizing the opposite reaction regarding adoption conspiracy theories.

Their mobile platform isn't really gaining any ground. They're forcing this UI onto desktop users to get people comfortable, and hopefully see some crossover into their mobile devices. Expecially since they're stated that so much of the code is used that most apps can run on both platforms.

about 2 years ago

Valve Shares Performance Numbers On Port of Left4Dead

foradoxium Re:Irony (274 comments)

I was able to get it to work, but I wouldn't call it "working well." I'm using an ati 6870, which under windows hardly ever blips below 50+ with high linux it goes from 15-30 with low settings. I was going to try it again, also using lotro's regular client, not the HD.

about 2 years ago

Valve Shares Performance Numbers On Port of Left4Dead

foradoxium Re:Irony (274 comments)

I hope so..

I'm trying to switch over to linux, but only if I can run lotro. I'm hoping eventually swtor will play in wine...but right now I'll be happy just playing lotro.

I really like windows 7...but I'd prefer to run linux even though I haven't run linux for my desktop in over 6-8 years.

about 2 years ago

App Developer: Android Designed For Piracy

foradoxium Re:Offensive (596 comments)

Does anyone else envision the guy from Revenge of the Nerds?


about 2 years ago


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