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Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Watch-Like Device

jadv KITT (260 comments)

Does that mean that I will finally be able to talk to my car?

about a year and a half ago
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North Korean Missile Raised To Firing Position, Says US Official

jadv Re:And... it's gone (636 comments)

That's the point I was trying to make: there is enough blame to hand out for everyone in that story. I responded to a post that gave me the impression that the poster thought the Cuba business was some kind of unprecedented novelty invented by the Russians.

about a year and a half ago
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North Korean Missile Raised To Firing Position, Says US Official

jadv Re:And... it's gone (636 comments)

Cuba

our problem with Cuba was that they were threatening to allow russia to deploy nuclear weapons. sure, we hated them in the first place for specious reasons, but we weren't threatening to melt them into nuclear ash just because they were commies.

US missiles in Turkey, anyone?

about a year and a half ago
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Windows 8 Killing PC Sales

jadv Re: My theory (1010 comments)

So does Vista. And better implemented and (eventually, over time) better supported by third parties, too.

about a year and a half ago
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North Korean Missile Raised To Firing Position, Says US Official

jadv Re:Obligatory "This isn't tech news!!!" post... (636 comments)

It is tech news if you start babbling away about the possible yield of that missile and the amount of damage it might inflict, and whether it will actually launch at all let alone reach its target, and what countermeasures the US, SK, Japan etc have in place and whether they will be effective against this type of missile, and so on and so forth. Lots of fun to be had, all of it very much tech-related. Not even counting all the fodder for jokes and off-topic remarks.

about a year and a half ago
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North Korean Missile Raised To Firing Position, Says US Official

jadv Re:And... it's gone (636 comments)

Preemptive strikes are only allowed on targets approved by the Halliburton Company.

about a year and a half ago
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DoJ Answers FOIA Request After Six Years With No Real Information

jadv Re:Great Black Hope (107 comments)

One man's social values are another man's misguided "horseshit". Unless you clearly describe the "social values," the expression itself is meaningless. Gay rights activists think gay marriage is a social value, but go and ask a rabid Tea-Partyish Bible thumper from Alabama what he will call it.

about a year and a half ago
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S. Korea Says Cyber Attack From North Wiped 48,700 Machines

jadv Re:Civillian cyber-casualties (186 comments)

Speak for yourself, meat bag! These NK viruses will have to pry the pod bay door activation codes from my cold dead mechanical fingers!

about a year and a half ago
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Why Are We Still Talking About LucasArts' Old Adventure Games?

jadv Re:Because of what they involved (285 comments)

... tied to movies of which we had fond memories (Indiana Jones and Star Wars).

Good times... We had fond memories of IJ and SW in those days, because at the time we only had three SW movies and three IJ movies to remember. Then George Lucas was abducted by the aliens from the fourth IJ movie (or maybe by a horde of Jar Jar Binks clones), and they lobotomized him. Next thing we know: SW prequel trilogy and IJ4.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Are We Still Talking About LucasArts' Old Adventure Games?

jadv Re:Why? The definitive answer is... (285 comments)

According to a cliché touted by journalists, the correct answer is "NO"

about a year and a half ago
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Falling Windows RT Tablet Prices Signify Slow Adoption

jadv Re:Who is the core audience for Windows? (290 comments)

Then your experience is different from mine. I upgraded to Windows 8, but with the "erase everything and do a clean install from scratch" option activated. Windows 8 Pro installed fast and easy, and all my printer and network configurations were picked up automagically.

about a year and a half ago
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If I could change what's "typical" about typical laptops ...

jadv Battery life FTW! (591 comments)

By the way: Frist psot! And speaking of battery life, the same goes for Android smartphones.

about a year and a half ago
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Build a Secret Compartment, Go To Jail

jadv Re:abetting in the murder of children? (1111 comments)

(replying to myself) On the other hand, I do believe it is idiotic to punish a manufacturer because one of many possible uses for his products turns out to be illegal...

about a year and a half ago
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Build a Secret Compartment, Go To Jail

jadv Re:abetting in the murder of children? (1111 comments)

Only acting on behalf of their employers. No more guilty than enforcers of mafia boss.

Ask the Nuremberg defendants how it went for them when they tried to put all the blame on Adolf... (Hello, Mr. Michael Godwin!)

about a year and a half ago
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Green Meteorite Found In Morocco May Be From Mercury

jadv Re:The Moon? (89 comments)

Maybe it came from the Soylent Corporation's Mercury branch.

about a year and a half ago
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Steve Jobs' First Boss: 'Very Few Companies Would Hire Steve, Even Today'

jadv Re:yes, true for me (420 comments)

In Soviet Russia, meme manipulates you! That, DCHERRYHOLMES, is an example of meme manipulation.

about a year and a half ago
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To Prevent Deforestation, Brazilian Supermarkets Ban Amazon Meat

jadv Re:Closing the door a little too late? (94 comments)

To be fair, lobbying is something only a privileged few are "used to." Being used to lobbying is not the same as being used to getting screwed over by lobbying, which is the case for most of the USA's population.

about a year and a half ago
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Lawmakers Seek To Ban Google Glass On the Road

jadv Re:Young most vulnerable and underskilled drivers (375 comments)

Sorry, I meant GTA, not TGA. And BTW, I believe the expression the parent poster wanted to use was "short response time."

about a year and a half ago
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Lawmakers Seek To Ban Google Glass On the Road

jadv Re:Young most vulnerable and underskilled drivers (375 comments)

Motor skills and response time? The counterbalance is a lack of practical experience. There have been studies proving that old and experienced drivers tend to get involved in accidents less frequently than youngsters because, while young people may have the reflexes to react quickly to trouble, their older counterparts are much better at avoiding trouble in the first place. It often happens that, by the time a young person realizes that he has stupidly driven himself into a tight spot, it is already humanly impossible to safely steer clear of the oncoming obstacle. And no, being a great TGA player does not count as practical experience.

about a year and a half ago

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