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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

gtall Re:The Windows Phone failed. (165 comments)

MS Watch: Hi there, I see you are trying to find the time.
Human: Yes, please tell me the time.
MS Watch: Would you like that in military time or civilian time?
Human: Sigh...civilian please.
MS Watch: Which time zone are you in?
Human: Hell, I don't know, you figure it out.
MS Watch: Hmmm....you must be in Tuvalu's time zone, are you on the east or the west side?
Human: Egads...just give me the time and tell me what time zone you got it from.
MS Watch: I don't think I like your attitude.
Human: You don't know the time, do you?
MS Watch: Why don't you tell me the time?
Human: ** shoots self in head **
MS Watch: Look, I'm not telling the time to a dead guy, are you really dead?
Human: ** raises a weak hand with gun...the final shot is fired **
MS Watch: Errr....I need a software upgrade and could you please reboot me? Yoo hoo? Yo? Sign...bloody humans!

12 hours ago
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Cisco Exec: Turnover In Engineering No Problem

gtall Re:Folks this is what happens with bad leadership (148 comments)

Snowden had nothing to do with it. You could Cisco was circling the toilet bowl years ago when their idea of innovation was to buy other companies and attempt to pound whatever they bought into whatever they had.

2 days ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

gtall Re:More! (300 comments)

"more childlike IU", yep, it looks like crap. I wish there was a switch so we could select the interface look we wanted, that probably would have been expensive for Apple to keep two looks around, but the Yosemite look just plain sucks MS balls.

3 days ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

gtall Re:global warmening worse than we thought... (564 comments)

Someone should inform the Greek guy with the electric hair. Surely this must have been designed by aliens with the weird elongated heads using anal probes...under a pyramid...and used to power UFOs.

5 days ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

gtall Re:Of course! (564 comments)

It is on a 7 feet by 10 feet silicon chip, depth doesn't count here except for circuitry.

5 days ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

gtall Re:Funny to see (228 comments)

Yep, and I'll bet that gets updated yearly since it was produced long ago. In fact, the Canada section of the U.S. Military is right now planning for Total Snow Control to take the Canadian Maple Syrup Harvest to prevent Quebec separatists from taking it and waging sugar war on the U.S. There's just nothing the U.S. Military isn't prepared for.

about a week ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

gtall Re:Trillions for war (228 comments)

Why spend money on mathematics research? We should put it all into food and shelter. Why spend money on airline regulation? We should put it all into food and shelter. Why spend money on bank regulation? We should put it all into food and shelter. Why spend money on infection diseases and cancer? We should put it all into food and shelter. Why spend money keeping the Islamo-Fascists from creating their nuclear-armed state (discounting the one they already have in Pakistan)? We should put it all into food and shelter.

Sense any direction here?

about a week ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

gtall Re:Systems perpetuate themselves (228 comments)

Apparently you didn't get the memo from the U.S. Navy which intends to be free of non-renewable energy sometime in the 2020s (discounting nuclear). So this is some conspiracy you've manufactured.

about a week ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

gtall Re:Just an excuse.. (228 comments)

The U.S. is now a net exporter of fossil fuels. It isn't as big a problem for the U.S. as your 1990s mind set.

about a week ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

gtall Re:For everything there is a season (228 comments)

Airline safety. Interstate highway construction. Moon landing. Mars landing. Social Security. Medicare. OSHA and what they do. NIST and what they do. NiH and what they do. NOAA and what they do. The U.S. Coast Guard. The U. S. Army. The U.S. Navy. Yet not the U.S. Air Force who never met an expensive plane they weren't determined to fly and who announced proudly to the world they were standardizing on Microsoft Malware. EPA and what they do. U.S. Forest Service and what they do. NTSB and what they do.

about a week ago
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NASA Finds a Delaware-Sized Methane "Hot Spot" In the Southwest

gtall Re:Relative sizes (213 comments)

For the N. Korean readers, it is about the size of your average Kim Jong-un fart. His current absence is because some bureaucrat, who shall be known as Name Less from now on, lit a match at an inopportune time and burned the Dear Leader's hiney. Repairs are being made and he is expected back in action shortly.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

gtall Re:Everyone should just say "interesting" (294 comments)

I heard yesterday on CSPAN a debate between the two senatorial contenders in Colorado. It wasn't an uplifting experience. However, when the debate came to climate change. The Democrat said the usual things you'd expect a Democrat to say. The Republican started by expressing his concern for the environment but that when it came down to economics, he'd be choosing economics over the environment. So the boy clearly sees no link between the state of the environment and the state of the economy, a point the Democrat brought out.

Your sig fails to make the same connection. There will be much few personal freedom to pursue "wants" as well as "needs" if the environment cannot support the "wants", much less the "needs". You fail to acknowledge the premises of your position and then assume we must assume your assumptions.
 

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

gtall Re:Oh please, Biden said it best (425 comments)

Islam is self-radicalizing. They will create as many enemies as they need to keep the young and dumb generating income for the Mullahs and Imams. There's nothing the West can do to reform Islam. Any attempt by the West to do that will get twisted into an attack on Islam. And if the West ceased to exist, they'd just turn on each other. It is what they do, Islam demands a blood tribute, it is the whole idea behind martyrdom and Jihad.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

gtall Re:You Forgot One (425 comments)

Hey, you are right. Russia had every reason to steal part of Georgia. And Crimea, they were told to that by the U.S. military industrial complex, they've long been known to take orders from it. Ukraine? Same story, there's no history. And Taiwan? The U.S. m.i.c. moved Chaing there after the war just to give China a foil. The S. China Sea? China has long been taking orders direct from the U.S. to steal it. Islamo-Fascism? Why that's just another CIA plot, nothing home grown about it. Gee, now that I get to look at the world through your eyes, there's just nothing for which the U.S. is not responsible.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

gtall Re:You Forgot One (425 comments)

What will probably sink ISIS in terms of local support is that age old plague which has leveled empires everywhere, a scourge so horrible that people are willing to die to prevent it: taxes. There's an article on CNN's alleged news site explaining how ISIS is taxing the people in the territory they control. Religion is a powerful draw, but it is nothing compared to money. ISIS is more or less a criminal organization, it was started by criminals and run by criminals. It is what they know, sort of an Italian Mafia without the fetching rituals.

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

gtall Re:What a waste of Tax money. (142 comments)

Gee, you should tell the Navy this. I'm sure it never occurred to them.

about two weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

gtall Re:It's like the metric system... (276 comments)

Yep, life in the Americas was a Bunny Life. The next tribe over the hill enslaved your women and killed your warriors in a spirit of love an harmony. The Aztecs were a hippie culture which cherished medicinal "herbs" and sang Kum-by-Ya by the firelight in the evenings before going off to make free love.

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

gtall Re:Until... (142 comments)

I don't think that is the Chinese model. They, rather, intend to build up to such an extent and any effort to "defend" what's left of Taiwan will be too costly for the U.S. to consider. In the meantime, they aim to make the U.S. Pacific Fleet much more expensive to defend and keep deployed. Those pinpricks around the S. China Sea are meant to see how much work they have to do to keep the U.S. Fleet occupied.

And taking out Beijing would only cause them to take out Los Angeles.

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

gtall Re:Or... Check this radical idea... (142 comments)

Nope. If we armored ships like the battleships of WWII, they'd be fat, slow, and cost too much to keep supplied with power. Modern Navies have moved way beyond that. Now the ticket is to kill the enemy first because no matter how you armor it, the enemy will always have a missile that can kill your ship.

about two weeks ago
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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

gtall Re:If the libs are for it... (283 comments)

"I oppose government defining anything for the private sector."

Really? How about new drugs? Would it be okay if Joe's Bait and Pharmacy put out a cure for cancer that might or might not kill you? FDA regulations prevent this. How about safety of cars and trucks? That's regulated but maybe we should let enough people in car make X get themselves killed dead so that people will no longer buy car make X. Airline safety is a big thing, but maybe you'd rather let the rules and regs on plane upkeep go away because the airlines have your life as their primary care. How about physicians? Why, anyone should be able to hang out a shingle and claim to be an MD. You'd go to them, right?

about two weeks ago

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Microsoft To Educate North Carolina High Schoolers

gtall gtall writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gtall (79522) writes "From the article: "Microsoft said Tuesday that North Carolina has become the first US state to implement Redmond's Microsoft IT Academy Program for its public high schools — 628 in total. The program offers students and teachers the latest Microsoft software for classrooms and labs, Microsoft e-learning materials, discounts on courseware, access to Tech Net, and marketing resources to help promote the institutions' association with Microsoft, along with certification in Microsoft technologies."

Has education come to this where a company can decide the curriculum to turn out drones tuned to its products?"

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