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Mozilla Labs: the URL Bar Has To Go

frizop No way (591 comments)

You can pry the URL bar from my cold dead hands

more than 3 years ago

The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

frizop Re:Steeper Learning Curve (720 comments)

If a standardised 7-bit clean text serialisation were created for every visual object on a Windows-like system - preferably one which was also cleanly human-editable as text - then we'd have something. But I think you'd have to deliberately break some deeply treasured OOP thinking to get there.

I honestly just wish they would continue down the Exchange 2010 path where all GUI windows have a little PowerShell button, you click the button and there is the commands you would need to run in order to get this scripted. I think its an excellent addition to the way you're already used to doing something with the extensibility UNIX fans crave. We could argue about how much better bash et al. are, but I think this is pretty good for windows cli.

more than 3 years ago

E-Book Lending Stands Up To Corporate Mongering

frizop Re:Short rant about e-books. (259 comments)

* many of the advantages are dubious

As are many of your complaints.

more than 3 years ago

After MS-Nokia Pact, Many Nokia Workers Walk Out In Protest

frizop Re:Looking for Job (601 comments)

Maybe that's why I can't find anything when using Bing Maps.

more than 3 years ago

News Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily

frizop Re:Evil reaches the iPad (249 comments)

This is exactly how I feel. What in the world would make you want to be a purveyor of obviously one sided misinformation?

more than 3 years ago

Senate Votes To Turn Down Volume On TV Commercials

frizop Re:Uncharacteristic: (625 comments)

I give a huge fuck about this issue and I only watch a few hours of tv a week.

more than 3 years ago

Colleges Stepping Up Anti-Cheating Technology

frizop Re:I say let them cheat (439 comments)

As if to say they are usually taught anything they need to know for their job anyway.

more than 4 years ago

Gulf Oil Leak Plugged?

frizop Re:in other news, cementing the BP CEO has started (611 comments)

All of the preliminary plans involved using, in some form or another, methods that would allow them to keep the oil rather then having the primary concern of say, stopping the leak all together.

more than 4 years ago

Gulf Oil Leak Plugged?

frizop Re:in other news, cementing the BP CEO has started (611 comments)

I don't think "we" as in the government could have come up with a solution quicker, what I think is the solution should have already been mapped out BEFORE ANY DRILLING TOOK PLACE. You know, like a "oh shit, all my servers are dead, what do I do?" The fact that things took this long is a sign that nobody is really looking over the shoulders of the guys in charge here. This was a slow and lethargic bullshit response that started with BP trying to make money off the spilling oil and spiraled into "welp, guess we can't fix it, might as well plug it up." btw, I live about 100 miles from the coast, have family who live on the coast, more family who fish on that coast and plenty of friends who've been down there and shunned off by the local law enforcement (read: BPs minions). This is a catastrophic failure and totally pisses me off to no end.

more than 4 years ago

A Curmudgeonly Look At Google Wave

frizop Re:Too integrated (197 comments)

The question will really be adoption. Which, I imagine, is part of the reason Google is open sourcing it.

My thoughts exactly. I do wonder how they plan on making money off this. Perhaps their portal (eg: gmail) will have some target advertising? Anyway, I'm excited about this but it's years off before we have widespread adoption.

more than 5 years ago

$30B IT Stimulus Will Create Almost 1 Million Jobs

frizop Re:Good for employment, bad for productivity. (809 comments)

Excluding the hiring of people to find the right deployments to sink money into, isn't this what the government is doing? As far as internet infrastructure go's we are way behind, and creating more infrastructure allows for higher internet speeds. This in turn will drive the market to produce products that use those faster speeds. Creating jobs and spending.

more than 5 years ago

Hawaii Planning State-Wide Electric Car Network

frizop Re:Skip the chargers & go for new roads (255 comments)

It uses the existing roads rather then requires that every road be outfitted with rails. I've imagined this as well, cars link up with other cars and form trains using some sort of locking mechanism (like the way trains lock into each other).

more than 5 years ago


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