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Verizon Blocking 4chan

g0at Re:I CAN HAZ KITTY PORN? (677 comments)

While I don't agree with Verizon on principal

What about interest?

b

more than 4 years ago
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Why "Verified By Visa" System Is Insecure

g0at Re:Welcome to 3 years ago (243 comments)

What's with the anti- 1 and 0 restriction? I've never heard of that before. What is special about those two numerals?

b

more than 4 years ago
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Why the IRS Should Automatically Fill In Returns With What It Knows

g0at Re:Beneficial to Be Difficult (613 comments)

I should be able to submit my 1040 electronically for free, from the IRS.gov website. Instead, I have to go to a 3rd party, where my income levels dictate I have to pay

That's how it's been in Canada for many years (the process is called NETFILE, and it's free.)

Do you seriously have to pay a third party just to submit your return? Wow.

more than 4 years ago
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The Environmental Impact of PHP Compared To C++ On Facebook

g0at Re:c++ is 'write-only' code (752 comments)

What C++ has always lacked, and PHP, Java and others do not, is a bundle of standard libraries that let you do things like process XML, talk to databases, and make templating EASY.

I agree with you, but there's one small thing I don't get.

Faced with this piece of information, someone thought the logical thing to do was to, er, write an entirely new language?

What? Your logic is circular. PHP did not have standard libraries for XML (etc.) until after it existed, obviously.

PHP was invented as a lightweight server-side preprocessor as an alternative to CGI, not as a general-purpose systems-engineering low-level compiled language.

(I don't disagree with your gist that PHP is not well suited to many of the jobs it's used for today, but I wanted to clarify the history.)

-b

more than 4 years ago
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Google Upgrades Chrome To Beta For OS X, Linux

g0at Re:Won't Switch From Safari Yet (197 comments)

much better than Safari since you can _reattach_ tabs back into the main window

Unless I am misunderstanding you, this is possible in Safari (though potentially inelegant). Tabs can be dragged to, from and between any two tabbed windows. If you have only a single document window, though (i.e. one or no tabs showing, depending on your prefs setting), you must first induce the display of a new tab before being able to drag the principal document.

-b

more than 4 years ago
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Psystar's Rebel EFI Hackintosh Tool Reviewed, Found Wanting

g0at Re:Or, if we are about the open source, (328 comments)

Furthermore, the parent probably means "couldn't care less", not "could care less" (which implies the exact opposite of his apparent intent).

-b

more than 4 years ago
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Some Users Say Win7 Wants To Remove iTunes, Google Toolbar

g0at Re:Sounds good to me (570 comments)

You posted that like you thought QuickTime is decoding engine, which it's actually an awful cheap media player from the early 90s.

What the hell are you talking about?

Maybe you're thinking of the QuickTime Player application.

-b

more than 4 years ago
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Is Cloud Computing the Hotel California of Tech?

g0at Re:Apples and Oranges (250 comments)

I usually think of "cloud applications" as "rain".

-b

more than 4 years ago
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Exoplanet Has Showers of Pebbles

g0at Re:Related to the current poll ? (341 comments)

While that's a good one, the more on-point question would be about the "on congress" that the 2 library apparently has.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Behind Intel's USB Competitor?

g0at Re:Why on earth going propietary? Oh, it's Apple.. (332 comments)

In part, because SDI/HD-SDI provide raw picture, with no anti-consumer anti-copy layering, and The Industry just won't stand for consumers playing with "professional" tools.

(I fully share your lament however)

b

more than 4 years ago
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Australia's Bizarre Classification System For Internet Censorship

g0at Re:great (208 comments)

Then for cripes sake, quit reading Slashdot and do your job then, if that's a problem where you work.

more than 4 years ago
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How the iPod Nano's Video Abilities Stack Up

g0at Re:make a real camera please (216 comments)

The iPhone, however is a synch [sic] to open

By sheer coincidence, I just read this article today (via Gruber)

(hint: you mean "cinch")

b

more than 4 years ago
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Nokia Unveils Its First Netbook

g0at Re:Hmm.. (219 comments)

Buy a TV with a DVI input, they do exit (sic).

Wouldn't that be an output?

</tongue in cheek>

about 5 years ago
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Apple, Google, AT&T Respond To the FCC Over Google Voice

g0at Re:upgrade versus... (326 comments)

I guess you're just trolling here. But come on. When you buy a box of MS Windows, are you expecting it to come with a mouse, and every other piece of hardware or accessory that you personally deem necessary?

I hated the one-button mouse too. But I thought we were talking about the OS.

If a one-button mouse included in the box with the computer presents too much of a barrier for you to accept using a superior OS, well, that's your prerogative I guess!

(This argument is like saying that roads are unusable, because pedestrians cross them once in awhile, thereby forcing the driver to make an unacceptably circuitous route on other roads. The sensible person would simply tolerate the 10 second delay for the pedestrian's departure, and then continue on.)

about 5 years ago
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Apple, Google, AT&T Respond To the FCC Over Google Voice

g0at Re:upgrade versus... (326 comments)

If I was still using the Mac OS that I had in 2002, it would essentially be unusable. QED the wintel OS is cheaper (no money spent in 7 years) versus the Mac OS, because I had spend money to keep my Mac working.

Since my time and productivity are worth money, the amount I have saved by using Mac OS X over Windows over that same period is orders of magnitude larger than the cost of Microsoft's OS.

-b

about 5 years ago
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Facebook App Exposes Abject Insecurity

g0at Re:some advice (205 comments)

Same is true in the States and Canada, insofar as I understand the implications of "rights of privacy and publicity".

b

about 5 years ago
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Wireless Power Consortium Pushes for "Qi" Standard

g0at Re:Transliteration is dumb (189 comments)

Are you saying that you've had enough, and that we should always write phonetically?... or are you saying that yu'v had enuf, and that we shud alwayz rite foneticalee?

b

about 5 years ago
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How Can I Tell If My Computer Is Part of a Botnet?

g0at Re:Assume it is .. (491 comments)

Sure you do! It's called OSX.

Actually, it's called Mac OS X. (If that's what you're talking about.)

-b

about 5 years ago

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When self-important groups invent new words, it irritates me

g0at g0at writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Okay, this is my first attempt at the slashdot journal thing.

I just posted in response to a story a comment which conveys a general point about abuse of language. Since I think it is important and relevant to things beyond just the subject of the story it's attached to, I am re-linking it here.

Smoke this fish.

-ben

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