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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

gorehog Ridiculous (742 comments)

Stop making me develop a separate style sheet for your browser. Toe the fucking line. This is possibly the most visible problem that makes people hate M$. Try writing a website from scratch and then find out that something like the float tag sin't working yet in IE so you can use it but you'll have to write something else for M$ browsers.

about 5 months ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

gorehog Re: Well if HP didn't already have a terrible rep. (385 comments)

Generally, this type of enterprise class hardware comes with a support contract good for some period of time. During that time you can expect that the firmware and drivers will stabilize. So, don't buy this sort of hardware used if it doesn't come with a disk containing those files.

What bugs me is the faint possibility that they'll hold back firmware patches until the bulk of contracts for a given model expire. Holding back on a firmware update that enables more RAM to force people into extending their contracts? Sure!

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:They're not being assholes! (299 comments)

Ha. Ha. I'm serious though. I'm wondering if my obesity is really affecting my cognitive functions.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:The blue tits of death. (299 comments)

Maybe it's just easiest to detect emotional distress in women's breasts? Maybe it's harder to find a place on a male body that gives the same feedback that is already in contact with a piece of clothing? This might just be the low-hanging fruit.

Yes. I typed that.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Talk about NSA data gathering.... (299 comments)

Micro$oft finding new data to provide to the NSA. You know...I wonder if they're monitoring all that bluetooth enabled heart rate data out there?

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:They're not being assholes! (299 comments)

"Fat shreds memory and cognitive function"

Can you cite a source for this?

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:They really know the geek market (299 comments)

Yep, well, if you're a guy wearing a bra then you know you already need to stop eating.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:shut up you stupid app (299 comments)

Gives a whole new meaning to TouchPoint.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft's New Smart Bra Could Stop You From Over Eating

gorehog Re:shut up you stupid app (299 comments)

Squeeze left for yes, right to cancel.

about 8 months ago
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Driver Arrested In Ohio For Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing

gorehog Re:Not the only state with this law (670 comments)

This shouldn't be enough to authorize a search. Someone nearby could be growing weed.

about 8 months ago
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Driver Arrested In Ohio For Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing

gorehog Re:Not the only state with this law (670 comments)

The article states that the man in question was arrested with an empty compartment. The manager in this case could be arrested after making the drop at the bank, or if he leaves the job and simply leaves the secret compartment installed in his car.

about 8 months ago
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The US Now Faces the Same Dilemma Over Drones As It Did Over Nuclear Weapons

gorehog Re:Not the same... (211 comments)

The entire analogy is faulty. Drones are only delivery vehicles. A drone is entirely capable of delivering a nuclear device or finding a lost hiker on a mountain. The problem of drones is one of the people deploying them. They're not inherently dangerous in the same way as a nuclear weapon.

about 8 months ago
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Wikileaks Releases A Massive "Insurance" File That No One Can Open

gorehog Re:Hey look at us, we are still relevant! (394 comments)

It's more likely that they've released the key for this file to the people they want insurance from. "See what we've got? All we need to do is release the key and everyone will know." They release these keys to a small set of folks around the world so they can publish the key if they need to. I bet that initial distribution list includes a senator and a head fo the CIA or something like that.

about a year ago
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Google Glass: What's With All the Hate?

gorehog Graft (775 comments)

They need to give free sets to the relevant reviewers. Their initial program of competition for a chance to buy failed. They inadvertently alienated all the reviewers who wanted one by making them part of the "out" group.

about a year ago
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Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money

gorehog Re:Forbes fail (692 comments)

Yep, once again Steve Forbes demonstrates that he is more a tool for some interest group or another and less an informed actor on the world stage.

about a year ago
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Why Self-Driving Cars Are Still a Long Way Down the Road

gorehog Re:Don't have to be perfect, just better (352 comments)

I don't think this is true. No auto maker wants to deal with the insurance overhead involved in installing a "marginally flawed driverless system." Can you imagine that meeting? The moment when some insurance executive is told by GM, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Mercedes, BMW, whoever, that their next car will include a full-on autodrive system? The insurance company will raise the manufacturer's insurance through the roof! Imagine the lawsuits after a year of accidents in driverless cars. Everyone would blame their accidents on the automated system. "Not my fault, the car was driving, I wasn't paying attention, can't raise my rates, I'll sue the manufacturer instead." A few go-rounds like that and no one will want the system installed anymore.

about a year ago
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Ubuntu 13.04 Will Allow Instant Purchasing, Right From the Dash

gorehog How has Ubuntu lost it's way? (273 comments)

I just don't understand what Canonical has planned. They created the most user friendly distro going and things were great. Then they decided to make Ubuntu tablet-centric. Okay...but there are no tablets running Ubuntu out there. Maybe they'll get together with Gabe Newell to create a SteamBox. I just don't get the overall plan. Is it to become attractive to tablet makers as an alternative? That's about the only route left right now and it's not a bad idea. In the meantime the general community is left looking for something a little more hacker-friendly. Debian and Mint are the obvious options.

about a year and a half ago
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HTML5 Splits Into Two Standards

gorehog We need reliable useful standards. (395 comments)

So, what the point here? Is it to make development as difficult as possible and presentation unpredictable? WHATWG's living standard is going to ensure that developers waste all sorts of time trying to figure out what feature is supported on what browser. Is feature x supported on Webkit? Gecko? IE? Oh wait, what about the various implementations of feature x?

Honestly I just want to know what's going to allow me to deliver a reliable, effective product with the highest profit. I should never ever see "Sorry, this website requires BAR browser." A living standard will require more software patches and less backwards compatibility. If someone tells me that their user-agent is fully FOO 3.4 compliant I expect it to behave like every other FOO 3.4 labelled software out there.

about 2 years ago

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