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MS Office 2013 Pushing Home Users Toward Subscriptions

hilldog Who the Hell is steering this ship? (349 comments)

First an interface that no body likes ...say hello to blocky windows 8 than a screw you charge for Office. Bill come back! The captain is steering into the reefs! Awww...screw it just go open source, spend half an hour learning the in's and out's and be free!

about 2 years ago

Belief In Hell Predicts a Country's Crime Rates Better Than Other Factors

hilldog Re:Savvy study author ... (471 comments)

Where can I get hired to turn our crap like this and never have to produce on solid thing that can be measured against the real world?

more than 2 years ago

The Iraq War, the Next War, and the Future of the Fat Man

hilldog Kill those who would kill you.. (380 comments)

Is self defense. Any other ethics is plain not of this world.

more than 2 years ago

Ubuntu Tablet OS To Take On Android, iOS

hilldog One open tablet to rule them all (237 comments)

My pipe dream is a tablet that comes with decent RAM, speed, ports etc and NO OS! Just the ability to plug in a USB drive and load your own choice.

more than 2 years ago

Earth Officially Home To 7 Billion Humans

hilldog Problem is politics not population (473 comments)

This planet has enough resources to sustain billions more but not with the world sliced up and walled up by political self interests and governments that do squat for it's people. One world order? Hell if I know the answer but I do know what we have now isn't it. Suggestions?

more than 2 years ago

Actress Sues IMDb For Revealing Her Age

hilldog Two words (465 comments)

Betty White. Ok we can toss that stupid court case.

more than 2 years ago

US Military To Field Test "Throwable" Robots

hilldog I'm sorry Dave... (91 comments)

I can't allow you to throw me.

more than 2 years ago

Canadian Ice Shelves Halve In Six Years

hilldog Answer is obvious! (458 comments)

We have had enough of voodoo science and liberal agenda dweebs! The answer is obvious why the ice is melting. Bird poop and pee! That's right migrating sea birds land on the ice and after a meal of fish poop and pee to their hearts content and that my friends warms the ice and that is why its melting. My name is Rick Perry and I endorse this message.

more than 2 years ago

Congress May Permit Robot Calls To Cell Phones

hilldog Re:Simple. (619 comments)

Already happens in some states. I have had robo calls (in AZ) from political campaigns. I trace back the number and inform the jackasses I will never vote for anyone who invades my privacy like that.

more than 2 years ago

Mozilla Contemplating Five Week Release Cycle

hilldog Rolling...rolling...rolling (495 comments)

Is Firefox a candidate for a rolling upgrade model as some Linux disto's are now doing?

more than 2 years ago

A Fifth of Telecommuters Work Less Than An Hour Per Day

hilldog Re:Bah! (323 comments)

Crap... all these years I've been coming in to the office to work that hard.

Shut up and get your 29 more minutes in!

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Reveals More Windows 8 Details

hilldog Post PC world and UI (538 comments)

I'm seriously wondering if any of this will matter in a few more years. The PC becomes the tablet becomes the smart phone becomes the cloud becomes the....what exactly? We demand total integration with all our gadgets so it is inevitable that the first OS to fully do that wins. I totally expect to see integration between Windows and Linux soon and I'm not talking WINE.

about 3 years ago

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

hilldog Ah.. (1521 comments)


about 3 years ago

Court Rules Sending Too Many Emails Is "Hacking"

hilldog Re:Got it wrong in one (317 comments)

Good point but my question would be what if the barrage of emails were ongoing and almost non-stop? Would that not constitute a willful 'mail bombing' with intent to shutdown their email server? If they are not able to, as you say "empty their mailboxes in a reasonable manner," then the intent is to do harm.

more than 3 years ago

RIM Helping UK Police Track Down Rioters

hilldog Re:Good move on their part (343 comments)

And I still prefer "potentially violating individual's civil rights as well as privacy laws" than protecting a bunch of fuck ups that use any damn excuse to loot and burn! How about shop keepers rights to not have their business burned down? How about peoples right to walk down the street and not be beat up by a bunch of assholes? Where are their civil rights you fuckwit?

more than 3 years ago

RIM Helping UK Police Track Down Rioters

hilldog Good move on their part (343 comments)

Blackberry most likely feels being proactive is better than waiting to be subpoenaed and looking like they are protecting looters and criminals.

more than 3 years ago

Re: the debt deal reached Sunday night ...

hilldog Obama caved (788 comments)

he should have used the 14th and protected the people and not coddle the tea party loons.

more than 3 years ago

IBM Watson To Replace Salespeople and Cold-Callers

hilldog One big reason it will not work (316 comments)

As someone who has worked in sales most of my life and managed sales support teams I see one flaw in the plan. Watson is logical. People are not. Anyone in sales knows the vast ocean of illogical reasoning that comes spewing from peoples mouths during the sales process. Anyone in IT has their favorite stories of dealing with people who either are clueless or just temporally insane at that moment.

more than 3 years ago

Studying the Impact of Lost Shipping Containers

hilldog Really lost? I wonder. (236 comments)

Considering the huge opportunity for graft I wonder how many containers are simply off loaded at sea to other vessels and reported lost? Insurance covers the loss for the owners of the containers and the crew makes a killing.

more than 3 years ago


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