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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

grumpyman Re:Surface: the only Hope (379 comments)

Maybe not the users, but ask the 'corporate' or the 'CIO' level see what they think of Android, iOS and Windows.

about 2 months ago
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Melbourne Uber Drivers Slapped With $1700 Fines; Service Shuts Down

grumpyman Re:The historical cycle (255 comments)

Right on the money. +++++

about 3 months ago
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New Shape Born From Rubber Bands

grumpyman Re:New? (120 comments)

Well you should have published a paper about it :)

about 3 months ago
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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

grumpyman Re:Apple is on very shakey ground (386 comments)

Plenty of non-Apple users still hold the believe that Apple's success (up to now) is because they spend on marketing.

about 3 months ago
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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

grumpyman Re:One simple reason for this (386 comments)

Hmm... my take is, app doesn't progressively become worse but there are just more and more. Similar ideas are implemented over and over (instead of when iPad/iPhone was just out) - nothing is really "cool" any more because of that (more same old). I'd argue the "good" app are as useful as before (how can a pdf mobile reader be less useful today than before?) - but the novelty is no longer there not because of app, the novelty of the tablet+app uniqueness are well exploited (touch-base, mobile, internet connected, GPS..etc.). There won't be a whole lot of "cool app" until there are more novel hardware integrated into a tablet platform.

about 3 months ago
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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

grumpyman Re:Well... (386 comments)

We have the original iPad @ home and it's still alright.

about 3 months ago
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Experts Say Hitching a Ride In an Airliner's Wheel Well Is Not a Good Idea

grumpyman Re:Survivor: Wheel Well (239 comments)

Watching consecutive episodes of somebody unconscious in a dark, tight place :)

about 3 months ago
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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

grumpyman Re:And how about the CRA? (104 comments)

FYI I also recall CRA claims other than those SIN, the system was not breached before.

about 3 months ago
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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

grumpyman Re:Good. (104 comments)

I think the arrest is warranted. However, WTF is wrong with CRA people, seriously. Shut the damn thing down as soon as they find out it is vulnerable.

about 3 months ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

grumpyman What's next? (355 comments)

We had TV, PC, gaming console and now tablet.... what next?

about 3 months ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

grumpyman Re:Wat? (582 comments)

I don't know but it's plausible. Randomly sending stuff seeing it misbehave is kind of ad-hoc, but one can possibly target the code change at each release then there's no need to read millions lines of code.

about 3 months ago
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Paper Microscope Magnifies Objects 2100 Times and Costs Less Than $1

grumpyman Real cost (89 comments)

Come on... how much is a chip anyway, just a few grains of sand?

about 3 months ago
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Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

grumpyman Re:McCarthy the Playmate? (588 comments)

Whoa... it is THAT Jenny McCarthy!? So basically, there are moms and dads in US that listen to a ex-porn star for parenting and medical advice?

about 3 months ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

grumpyman "accessible" (287 comments)

Yeah right. Anyone who has a laptop, can read the web for code samples and post on forums?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

grumpyman Re:Looking like Windows (452 comments)

Isn't that an actual good idea? Set up TWO boxes - one with Mint and one with Windows 8.1 Tile start. Ask them which one they prefer :)

about 4 months ago
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New MU-MIMO Standard Could Allow For Gigabit WiFi Throughput

grumpyman Cool but... (32 comments)

...what we need more is connectivity and reliability.

about 4 months ago
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China Cracks Down On Bitcoin, Cuts Off Exchanges' Bank Access

grumpyman the point of digital currency.... (100 comments)

...has to do with no reliant on existing financial systems and currency, right? Just 'generate the money' and start using it, don't go back and forth then this will be an non-issue... right?

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Court: Chinese Search Engine's Censorship Is 'Free Speech'

grumpyman Re:The Founding Fathers are crying.. (284 comments)

It's really not that... a private company does not have obligation to provide a unfiltered/non-curated/fair search engine. It's like Fox News website - that's the "best information" for you, they think.

about 4 months ago

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New bill on illegal downloads in Canada let companies exchange personal info

grumpyman grumpyman writes  |  about 3 months ago

grumpyman (849537) writes "New bill to crack down on illegal downloads in Canada allow private companies to exchange personal information with other companies if they believe there has been a breach of agreement, or a case of fraud. I copyright this message and therefore if you are reading it, you have broken the law. I demand that your ISP to provide me your name and address so I can launch a suit."
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Ex-NASA employees accuse agency of 'extreme position' on climate change

grumpyman grumpyman writes  |  more than 2 years ago

grumpyman (849537) writes "A coalition of 49 ex-NASA employees, including seven Apollo astronauts, have accused the U.S. space agency of sullying its reputation by taking the “extreme position” of concluding that carbon dioxide is a major cause of climate change. Is the claim in this letter opinion or fact?"
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grumpyman grumpyman writes  |  more than 7 years ago

grumpyman (849537) writes "A woman who shot her three teenage sons should be acquitted of murder because she is insane, as the lawyer explains, "She thought her children were being turned into clones or robots.""

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