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Microsoft Enters the Wearables Market With 'Band'

gadlaw Looks like the Samsung model - works with iOS (135 comments)

I liked the look and function of the recent Samsung model with the same rectangular screen and found that attractive but wouldn't get it since it didn't work with iOS and my iPhone. This one one looks like it takes care of that problem. Microsoft making something that works with iPhone out of the gate is a selling point and would seriously get me thinking to buy one. I run with my iPhone in my hand and keep track of my distance, speed and progress with the Nike+ on my iPhone and from what I've seen this unit. although it doesn't look like it has Nike+ working with it does look closer than anything else. Hey now, eventually there will be something that makes a fitness band/watch/smartwatch a must buy.

about 1 month ago
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On 4th of July:

gadlaw Re:Hello Americans (340 comments)

A lot of us living here don't care about it either. At least the fireworks and traffic and picnics in the heat stuff. It's really something to avoid and to keep the pets from getting frightened over. Of course, I watched 1776 and Yankee Doodle Dandy as is my own tradition. :) Care about that part.

about 5 months ago
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Favorite Star Wars Movie?

gadlaw I like the movie 'Star Wars' -not this renamed BS (457 comments)

You know, I didn't like it when the told me that Pluto wasn't a planet. I sure as heck didn't like when they said 'oops' there isn't any 'Brontosaurus' after I was taught about them from Kindergarten on forward that there was one and I sure as heck am not going to acknowledge the new name they gave to the original movie. Not only do they rename the darn thing but they also alter it with more cgi explosions and whatnot. You know the movie I liked was not on that list. The first movie, the one summer my brother and I and various friends spent scrounging up funds to get on the bus to go across town to go stand in line to see Star Wars as often as we could. Now everyone get off my lawn and don't touch my Brontosaurus lawn ornament.

about 7 months ago
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Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts

gadlaw Re:Communist revolution is needed (548 comments)

You know, that's like your opinion man. The President was elected twice by the American people despite the derision and hatred implied by your comment.

about 8 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

gadlaw Re:9.1 (1009 comments)

The scientific study comes from the lack of sales. And I for one tried it and hate it completely. I got it on a laptop and had to find one of those after market things to make it usable. Maybe it works on a pad but it sure as heck doesn't work well on a desktop. And every single person I know hates the damn thing. And the computer I build this summer will have Windows 7 on it.

about a year ago
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Arrested Chinese Blogger "Confesses" On State TV, Praises Censorship

gadlaw Re:Drudge and other U.S. bloggers are next (349 comments)

Not that it matters any longer but the right to bear arms was related to the right of collective defense via the militia. You know, complete sentences and historical fact being what they are. Not that it matters, rational discussion has long since left the building on this and other subjects.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot. Best Online Science Course?

gadlaw Re:Open Learning Initiative (166 comments)

That looks great. Thanks for the information and the heads up.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot. Best Online Science Course?

gadlaw Re:Oh waaa (166 comments)

What the heck does that mean? What are these 'Popular Science Rags' you're talking about? So anything that helps folks explore the wonder and intelligence of science is a 'rag' unless it does what? Unless it's incomprehensible to anyone but you? How is that helping anyone? It's hard enough getting some folks to even accept science and your attitude certainly doesn't help.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot. Best Online Science Course?

gadlaw I agree - what's the reason for this snobbery? (166 comments)

You know, some things are complicated - no kidding. But the ability to teach those things, even complicated concepts, means you should be able to translate that information to something your students can learn. In other words, if you can't explain it, you can't teach then you really don't understand it yourself. That could be the reason for these snarky comments.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot. Best Online Science Course?

gadlaw Re:Dear Slashdot, (166 comments)

Wow, even nerds and geeks can be bullies. Great. There is no call to make fun of someone for wanting to learn and someone who wants that learning in an interesting and digestible way. The main thing is a desire to learn. I'm also interested in seeing if there are other avenues for this sort of learning - so that makes me 'stupid' right? You're so smart.

more than 2 years ago
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Online Parody Cartoon Targeted For Prosecution

gadlaw I blame Low Standards at Law Schools (327 comments)

Clearly the idiots in charge of this little corner of Soviet Russia don't clearly understand the law or the American Constitution. Bad Con Law Professors or a very lax grading curve for these Prosecutors and Judges. Just sad the state of legal education if they've let idiots like these be in charge of anything more important than dog licensing.

more than 3 years ago
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All Star Trek TV Coming To Netflix

gadlaw I'd Put My List Ahead of Your List (272 comments)

Why does anyone want to put 'their' list of favorite Star Trek shows up? I either think you're a genius and as brilliant as me if you have the same likes and dislikes or I know you're a moron who has no clue as to the difference between good and bad television but either way you've watched too much reality TV where some idiot is thinking their opinion on anything from your dancing or your cooking, looks, makeup, or cake means anything other than to identify them as pretentious d bag and you as well.

more than 3 years ago
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Bradley Manning Charged With Aiding the Enemy

gadlaw About Time (844 comments)

Dude is guilty, dude needs to stand trial and stay in prison if found guilty. Divulging secrets when you are in a position of trust is a serious matter, Manning did put lives in danger, might have directly had people murdered because of his actions. And if that is the case he needs to face the death penalty for his crimes. He very well may have decided to impose his own version of morality by his actions, the problem for him is that the world does not revolve around him and his decisions and actions will face the rules made for the rest of us.

more than 3 years ago
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The Hidden Reality Draws Ire From Physicists

gadlaw Calling it 'Multiverse Propaganda' is propaganda (387 comments)

Saying 'Multiverse Propaganda' is putting a judgment into the description thereby attempting to label the Theory you don't agree with as propaganda. This is Slashdot, not the Rush Limbaugh Comedy Show - most readers here can see that obvious bias and unsubstantiated claptrap on the face of it. It does not advance your argument nor does the 'more theory than fact' quip. It's a Theory dude, sorry if this theory is catching the imagination of people and is getting attention but that's how life goes. All that 'Black Hole' stuff was a theory as well and I do remember the folks whose brains had ossified objecting on much the same lines as you objecting. Very sad, especially when most folks will leave it as theory until something is proven one way or the other so all the ranting and slanted arguments on Slashdot you wish to engage in are pretty much a waste of time.

more than 3 years ago
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The Hidden Reality Draws Ire From Physicists

gadlaw Sounds like the Religious argument - (387 comments)

That sounds horribly condescending and dangerous to boot. By saying you need to have an advanced degree in physics to begin to understand this or that theory sounds an awful lot like religious claptrap. Your 'comforting lies' is religious based argument as well. Scientists aren't members of a Priesthood and shouldn't be treated as the only 'Holy Men with the Truth'. And I would say that people who wish to tell someone like Mr. Greene 'To tread carefully' are full of hooey. At least him and a few others are trying to take their knowledge and their theories to the general interested public. Theories and speculation are the name of the game, your game is orthodoxy and staying within the norms of whatever orthodoxy is in fashion at the moment.

more than 3 years ago
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Air Force Blocks NY Times, WaPo, Other Media

gadlaw Wrongo (372 comments)

Classified documents are still classified documents and if it's illegal to possess or look at them that's not going to change because one disaffected soldier leaks them to someone who makes it their business to harm the United States. The laws are very clear and here the Air Force is just making sure that some idiot doesn't put himself in trouble with the law. And it is blocking those sites from Air Force Computers! Not your computer, work computers used at work for work in the Air Force. Simple.

about 4 years ago
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WikiLeaks Defenders Threaten Amazon

gadlaw Exactly - Looking for someone to say that (703 comments)

The more trouble these morons are able to do the worse it will be, there will a greater consensus to clamp down even further on the Internet and the RIAA and the MPAA and all those suckers will attach themselves to the next legislation even tighter and parachute even more control into the Internet. Great move. It's a lose lose situation.

about 4 years ago
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DOJ Ramping Up Crackdown On Copyright-Infringing Sites

gadlaw Re:Cognitive Dissonance (366 comments)

It would be worth your effort to take a look at the ways in which various artists are learning to monetize their efforts. From the work that Trent Reznor does with giving his work away and charging for higher quality sound files to selling tee shirts to other merchandise to engaging the community of fans for him in ways that keep interest up and keep his work relevant to jazz guys like Larry Carlton who has a best selling Jazz album out right now and is a major music artist but who also sells Instructional Guitar videos through Truefire (dotcom) and through his own website and even to the point where he'll have online guitar instructional one on one or in groups - along with the rest of the artists at that Music Instructional company who teach, play live gigs, sell albums, sell 'how to' play their music videos, sell tab and sheet music of their music and do instructional courses and will have online instructional guitar courses and keyboard and bass courses - the point is, if you're smart and you have some hustle in you there is a way to translate your artistry into earning a living. It's not the way it has been, but you know, the guy who sold Horse Buggies in the old days either complained about the shortage of buyers or went out and got a Ford Dealership. Adapt dude. Adapt.

about 4 years ago
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Facebook Billionaire Gives Money To Legalize Marijuana

gadlaw Legalize Pot - Take Power and Money from Criminals (527 comments)

Prohibition - ever heard of it? It was the great idea of making something illegal that could be made in your bathtub. -Pot, making something illegal that grows in your backyard, your basement, your National Forest - easy to grow, easy to sell. Millions and billions in Court costs, incarceration costs, police costs and power to criminals - all for something you can't stop and is no worse than booze. So simple, so hard for people to understand.

more than 4 years ago
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66% of All Windows Users Still Use Windows XP

gadlaw That's a load of Crap (931 comments)

What I'm reading here is a commercial from you friendly Windows company. When you try to denigrate people for using machines and OS's that work you're only illustrating how evil the companies are to design their software and the new OS's so that there is compatibility between versions. Except, it's not just really old versions and newer versions, it's this version and the last version. Last computer I built I built with XP, the newer versions are DRM laden bloat ware things that expect me and my computer to support their load of crap. If I upgraded right now I'd have to buy new software for most everything anyways. Now, me and 60 odd percent of my closest friends don't believe any of the hype, we know what works and whether you all put Jerry Seinfeld or shiny happy people all over the commercials telling how smart I am if I upgrade we are not buying that load of crap.

more than 4 years ago

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gadlaw gadlaw writes  |  more than 10 years ago Life is grand indeed. There is this little thing that nobody in the world will ever read but yet I write something for my own pleasure. If anyone does read this then you'll actually find some interesting stuff about me, my writings, art and photography at my site - wwww.gadlaw.com

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