top Mt. Gox Knew It Was Selling Phantom Bitcoin 2 Weeks Before Collapse
False. The lawyers of the folks at the top also make money.
top Scientists Induce New Hair Growth In Balding Men
I don't think you know what a protip is.
Protip, I have a huge penis. Hope that helps!
top Happy Hardware Freedom Day
Ah yes, 4/20 - the day I finally free up all my ceramic hardware
about a year and a half ago
top Should the Start of Chinese New Year Be a Federal Holiday?
Holiday vs no holiday seems like an easy choice to me. All you have to do is not work, nobody is forcing you to get a Mao tattoo.
top BitTorrent Launches Dropbox Alternative
Not to be rude but that is an awful joke.
top Motorola Reinvents the RAZR
Imagine a Beowulf cluster of them
top Ars Looks At In-Flight Internet — State of the Art vs. Things To Come
I find that 20% number hard to believe. I make the trip from Seattle to Atlanta fairly regularly and I hardly ever notice anyone using the in-flight internet. It's hard to justify if your laptop battery will die half-way through the flight.
top Rooted Devices Blocked From Android Movie Market
Believe me, I know. I run Linux and there is no way to get any of the legal paid for movie services on my computer. iTunes does not work, Netflix does not work, the Amazon thing does not work. (I can only get free services like Hulu).
I also run Linux and Amazon's video and mp3 services work just fine for me. The former requires flash which works well enough on linux, the latter even has a native linux binary
top Microsoft Holds iPhone Funeral Event
i live in seattle, the mecca and last bastion of microsoft fanboyism. i haven't met one person excited about this, even the 20k Microsoft employees who are getting them for free seem pretty meh about it. didn't the last
microsoft phone get pulled off the shelves after selling like 400 nation wide? the cart is about 20 miles ahead of the horse here.
top A Supervolcano Beneath Mt. St. Helens?
Great, first we lose the Sonics and now our city is gonna be the next Pompeii. Great era to be a Seattleite
top Wikipedia Bans Church of Scientology
That sort of implies that Scientology is the red-headed stepchild of science. I'd say Scientology is to science what peach cobbler is to rainbows.
top WHO Raises Swine Flu Threat Level
So long as this is going on, I'll make sure to was my hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, to try to avoid sick people, and to go to health services if I start showing flu-like symptoms
it might be a wise idea to do these things even when you're not in the epicenter of a hot zone
top A Real Bill Gates Rant
I actually don't really hate Bill (though I understand why some do).
You do? You understand why some people "hate" a guy that has created thousands of jobs, a wildly profitable US company, and is doing more to help the global effort against AIDS and hunger than (most likely) any other individual on earth? So the OS isn't the best and they aren't great about adhering to open standards or publishing their source code... Hate is isn't felt by any sane person towards Bill Gates.
top Microsoft Asks For a Refund From Laid-Off Workers [updated]
IANAL but i'd treat this in exactly the same way i'd treat a letter from walmart saying i underpaid on a dvd. i'd laugh a bit while i crumpled it up and threw it away. not to mention that microsoft has no sway over these people anymore. cut your losses and fire whoever in payroll screwed it up.
top Draconian DRM Revealed In Windows 7
no, that would not be nice. microsoft keeps food on the table for thousands of families and they're a relatively profitable US company at a time when we don't seem to make much of anything here.. i hope they realize their folly and make a great/lucrative OS the next time.
top Internet Killed the Satellite Radio Star
Coke down south has became the unofficial name for Carbonated Soft Drinks.
not sure who started this rumor but as a former southerner from the heart of coke-land (atlanta) i'd like to clarify that if we want a sprite we ask for a sprite. we do, however, tend to call any vending machine that serves a liquid a coke machine.
top Ubuntu's Laptop Killing Bug Fixed
I never begrudged Ubuntu (or Linux in general) for having a bug related to a problem that was largely the fault of the hardware manufacturer. What did piss me off, however, was the fact that a bug that affected most new laptops and threatened to shorten their lifetimes dramatically wasn't plastered all over ubuntu.com in huge red font. We'd have never given Microsoft this much leeway.
top Video Games Linked To Child Aggression
Why is this story tagged "correlationisnotcausation"? That was the point of this study, they say it's a causative relationship.
top Which Vendors Do You Trust For PC Parts?
Personally I'm a socialist and support our high taxes in Sweden, but I make sure to never miss out an opportunity to withhold as much taxes I can get away with.. Has more to do with personal greed than with any political ideology
I think this is a pretty good summary of why absolute socialism (not what you have in sweden) doesn't work
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