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Preferred smartphone screen size?

guygo Re:Skewed Bell Curve (258 comments)

AT 2300+ votes the bell holds (albeit with the noted skew). How very Gaussian of us all.

about a month ago
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Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

guygo Windows Ten! It's... (367 comments)

Windows 7 + the NSA.

about a month and a half ago
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An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

guygo No suprise... (112 comments)

Seems to be the way things work with the Mozilla crew. Look at the "progress" of the Thunderbird project. For over a decade people have been complaining about its inability to accurately render html, yet that problem still exists in the software today. No one wants to work on the un-sexy nuts and bolts stuff; everybody wants to be the guy who wrote the flashy new UI. Kinda difficult to do anything about it when you can't fire someone and hire a decent replacement.

about 2 months ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

guygo Re:So-to-speak legal (418 comments)

It's the State of Comcast. They have no such niceties as "innocent until proven guilty". They can do whatever they want, because they own everybody who could possibly be effective in trying to do something about them. So let's let them swallow Time-Warner, too! All hail Comcast!

about 2 months ago
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Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

guygo finds little... (269 comments)

what? Little evidence of the gene, or (more plausibly IMHO) little evidence of intelligence?

about 2 months ago
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Apple Reveals the Most Common Reasons That It Rejects Apps

guygo another major decision criteria (132 comments)

They forgot to mention the rejections due to the App Store reviewer having had an argument with his SO that morning, or had a lousy breakfast, or sat in a traffic jam, or ...

about 3 months ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

guygo Re: Two words: (215 comments)

They asked what issues drone delivery will face. My point is that the ability to anonymously take down a drone is way too much temptation for some to pass up. I think it highly likely that there will be attempts to bring them down. What I do personally has nothing to do with it. Sheesh.

about 3 months ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

guygo Two words: (215 comments)

Target practice.

about 3 months ago
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Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany

guygo On the good side... (212 comments)

Mom loves the way the meat glows when you cook it!

about 3 months ago
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Feynman Lectures Released Free Online

guygo So cool... (70 comments)

total gold. and for free. most excellent.

about 3 months ago
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A New Homegrown OS For China Could Arrive By October

guygo new platform (93 comments)

Oh good. Noob hackers need a new platform to practice on. Windows exploits are SO 20th century. If their knock-off OS is anything like their knock-off lunar rover, it should be as stable and secure as the first release of Win95, providing no end of fun for wannabe malware authors.

about 3 months ago
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Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily

guygo Re:Probably has to do with pages. (105 comments)

I'm with medv. I much the way people wake up just before their alarm clock goes off, I think we subconsciously keep track of where we are in the book, and the pages give us a concrete measuring stick to judge by. Then we can relate passages of the story to physical locations in the paper book, giving us more of a timeline reference. At least, that makes sense to my experience with ereaders v books.

about 3 months ago
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John McAfee Airs His Beefs About Privacy In Def Con Surprise Talk

guygo Re:Why? (124 comments)

you have no idea what you're talking about. if I "must be young", you must be unborn.

about 3 months ago
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John McAfee Airs His Beefs About Privacy In Def Con Surprise Talk

guygo Why? (124 comments)

Why would anyone listen to this paragon of paranoia?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

guygo The Wart (427 comments)

... rules. I have been on a WRT54Gs running DD-WRT since I can't remember, and I really see no reason to mess with something that ain't broke.

about 3 months ago
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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

guygo It's a trick question... (180 comments)

The vaulted Speaker of the House has already stated it is a better metric to judge them on how many laws they have repealed. Oh... nevermind.

about 4 months ago
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Law Repressing Social Media, Bloggers Now In Effect In Russia

guygo next... (167 comments)

the Berlin Wall goes back up.

about 4 months ago
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HP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port

guygo FS compatability... (136 comments)

As an old DECcie I loved VMS, but then I was coming from RSX-11m. It made for a pretty good software development system. One thing that can really hold it back though is its file system. While it is a robust FS, it is very closely coupled with the OS. There could be some real problems if/when people want to run it on something like ext4 or ReiserFS. Bodes for a whole new set of drivers and fs converters. Sigh.

about 4 months ago
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China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC

guygo Oh great! (219 comments)

Just what we need. From the people who brought you the Yutu moon rover...

about 4 months ago
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Appeals Court Affirms Old Polaroid Patent Invalid

guygo amazing... (45 comments)

a common-sense decision from a Patent Court.

about 4 months ago

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