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Wikipedia's Lamest Edit Wars

funkify Thanks for reminding me... (219 comments)

Thanks for reminding me why I will NEVER donate to Wikipedia. Just when I was starting to get soft and let their ads get to me, I remember why I stopped editing articles, never to return. Obsessive persistence is rewarded above accuracy.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Sells Nine Million iPhones Over Weekend

funkify Re:Feeble minds. (432 comments)

The entry beating the A7 in many of those tests is a latest-gen desktop processing chip from Intel.

No. That Intel Bay Trail chip is part of the Atom family, intended for tablets and super-portable computers that require low power consumption.

about a year ago
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NSA Spies On International Payments

funkify Re:American Exceptionalism and Moral Superiority (314 comments)

Also, I used flare correctly.

... Dubai's great model economy of sitting on flare without matching substance ...

Uh, no. The word you were looking for is FLAIR.

1 year,3 days
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McAfee Exaggerated Cost of Hacking, Perhaps For Profit

funkify Re:It actually is a trillion dollars (105 comments)

If you're running AV then the fraction of expense committed to defense has to be at least 50% of your desktop IT spend because that's how much of a PC's capacity modern AV takes - even though it doesn't work.

Modern? If your antivirus software uses 50% of your PC's system resources, then I'm going out on a limb to guess that either your antivirus software or your PC (or both) are not exactly modern.

about a year ago
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High-Speed Camera Grabs First 3D Shots of Untouched Snowflakes

funkify Re:why are snowflakes symmetric? (79 comments)

TFA mentions that a "classic" snowflake only occurs about once every 1000 flakes. Here in the Rockies, I have observed that many snowstorms produce no noticeable "classic" snowflakes, while in other snowstorms, nearly every flake that falls is a "classic" snowflake.

Can you, Mr. Cloud Physicist, enlighten us on this?

about a year and a half ago
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North Korea Kills Phone Line, 1953 Armistice; Kim Jong Un's Funds Found In China

funkify Re:for the seventh time since 1993 (330 comments)

...there's really no way to go forward and get what we want without either a lot of North or South Korean blood on our hands. We could stop sending food aid to increase pressure, but the innocent people in NK will starve.

I don't think there's any blood on our hands if we stop feeding them. We can't own their crap. That belongs squarely on them.

about a year and a half ago
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Should a Teenage Entrepreneur Sell Out To Facebook?

funkify Re:Yes but moot point now. (358 comments)

This. Some people have to go open their big fat mouths about everything.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Cell Phone Carrier In the US?

funkify Re:T-Mobile (375 comments)

If you buy an unlocked phone for T-Mobile, best make sure it uses both the 1700Mhz and 2100Mhz bands. Otherwise, you'll be limited to 2G speeds. GSMArena's phone finder tool can help you find handsets that meet this criteria.

about 2 years ago
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PayPal Launches Facebook App For Sending Money

funkify Re:Fat cash (66 comments)

The same crowd that thinks phone calls are obsolete.

more than 2 years ago
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Giant African Rat Kills With Poisonous Mohawk

funkify Re:Pity (97 comments)

Are you calling Mr. T a giant African rat?

more than 3 years ago
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The Wi-Fi Hacking Neighbor From Hell

funkify Re:Why the sex offenders registration? (584 comments)

Um, actually, by most accounts he IS a pedophile. RTFS. He expressed physical intimacy to the victim family's 4-year-old son. They called the cops on his pedo ass, and his continued acts were in retaliation.

I assure you it is far, far from normal for a grown man to go around planting smooches on 4-year-old boys.

more than 3 years ago
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Capcom Announces Unreplayable Game

funkify Crackers call to arms (535 comments)

If ever anyone was unsure that the 3DS would be fully cracked for flash cartridges etc., the existence of this game should make it absolutely sure that will happen.

more than 3 years ago
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Are Fake Geeks Dooming Real Ones?

funkify Re:Are we assuming (492 comments)

That Miss USA isn't a geek just because she is a girl, or is it because she is attractive?

I haven't met her myself, but isn't it actually quite possible that she is a history geek?

If she was Miss America, THEN it would be safe to assume. Miss USA? Naaaah.

more than 3 years ago
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Nintendo Announces New Console: Wii U

funkify Controllers look VERY pricey (330 comments)

I can't believe nobody has mentioned this yet. What the heck happens when one of your [kids, douchey semi-friends, drunken evil twins, etc.] drops and breaks one of these controllers?

If you ask me, these controllers look like a VERY bad idea, if only for this reason. I'd imagine the controllers alone are going to be $100 a pop. I don't think I'll be buying this, if only to prevent assault charges on myself when I rage after one inevitably gets broken by somebody being careless.

more than 3 years ago
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Do Geeks Make Better Adults?

funkify Article fail. (335 comments)

Quirky non-conformity is NOT the same as social retardation. From the way I see it, most "non-conformists" conform quite well to their smaller, alternative cliques.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Take a Pay Cut To Telecommute?

funkify Re:Daycares (615 comments)

Just because you telecommute doesn't mean you can suddenly take your kids out of day care. Unless you aren't actually working, or aren't actually supervising your kids.

more than 3 years ago
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House Passes Amendment To Block Funds For Net Neutrality

funkify Re:The usual. (393 comments)

Funny how the party that sells themselves as adhering to the constitution always seems to be the ones that do everything possible outside the bounds of the constitution...

It's not funny. It's sickening.

more than 3 years ago
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Bing Is Cheating, Copying Google Search Results

funkify Re:the trolls are out in force (693 comments)

No, I'm not a troll. I had Google SafeSearch turned on to the Strict setting. I turned it off and got the expected results.

Try turning it on then repeat the searches. You'll get the same result as I previously did.

So maybe Google's search engine is fine, but their SafeSearch is broken. Either way, it's a fail.

more than 3 years ago
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Bing Is Cheating, Copying Google Search Results

funkify Google is failing (693 comments)

That Google would need to set up a sting makes one wonder if they are not a little insecure about their engine. In the past week I have run into a couple of situations where Google absolutely failed.

Try searching Google for "Martin Guitars" or "Jet City Amps". The official sites aren't even on the first page of results on Google. On Bing? They're both the first result.

I hate Microsoft as much as they deserve (which is a lot) but whenever I am unimpressed with Google, I try Bing and am getting more and more impressed with it. I can't blame them for using their competition to their advantage.

more than 3 years ago
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FPS Games That Need a Remake

funkify Re:Best graphics update (518 comments)

They need to release an updated graphics package for Adventure. I can't wait to play this game as a high definition square block.

Someone was working on a very promising Quake 3 mod to do just this:

http://www.ataritimes.com/article.php?showarticle=268

Looks like you can download the map, but not the unfinished mod.

more than 3 years ago

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funkify funkify writes  |  more than 7 years ago

funkify writes "Is it still possible to buy a new laptop with Windows XP installed? I realize that many of you will clamor to use Linux or Mac, but this is for my father who gets by just fine on his own with Windows XP. I fear that if he buys a computer with Windows Vista installed, then I will get a lot more "tech support" calls from him than I care to handle. At this [public beta] stage in the game, I personally don't want to touch Vista with a 10 foot pole.

Who knows where he can buy a new laptop PC with Windows XP, or without any preinstalled OS at all?"

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