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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

jd2112 Re: Looks UGLY (121 comments)

Looks better than Win8 but nowhere near Win7 or even Vista.
I would say Windows 8 looks like something designed in a communist country but even the North Koreans know enough to rip off MacOS!
Bring back Aereo! Since I'm not a gamer my GPU is suffering from severe boredom.
I hope WindowBlinds is ported to 10 quickly. That and a start menu replacement is the only way I can stand windows 8!

16 minutes ago
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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

jd2112 Re:Some movies skip DVD and go straight to BD (319 comments)

Movies have already started to skip DVD. Ishtar, for example, is on Blu-ray but not DVD. You'll notice the difference between Blu-ray and no movie at all unless perhaps you're deafblind.

Do you have any examples of this other than one of the biggest bombs Hollywood ever made? It probably was never released on DVD due to dismal VHS sales.

2 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

jd2112 Re:I have an even better idea (297 comments)

That's like confusing the right to bare arms with the right to obtain nuclear weapons.

It should be noted that we DO have a right to wear short-sleeved shirts (weather permitting), and that it has little or nothing to do with the Right to Bear Arms....

We have a right to bear arms? What would I do with a bear arm? Doesn't the bear need it more than I do?

2 days ago
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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

jd2112 Re: Good news (418 comments)

Kill Jar-Jar: Vols 1&2

2 days ago
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Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products

jd2112 Re: Absolutely fair.. (114 comments)

By 'users' I'm sure they actually mean the communst party elite...

3 days ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

jd2112 Re:No way! (508 comments)

Show me an unbiased politician, and I'll show you a politician who will care more about the bribes than the issue.

Show me an unbiased politician, and I'll show you a politician who hasn't received a reasonable offer yet.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

jd2112 Re: Cinder Rella at 12:01 am (567 comments)

Cool! I can carve it up this Halloween and use it as a Jack o lantern

4 days ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

jd2112 Re: We'll get paid a risk premium now, right? (348 comments)

Off that is true then Perl programmers will live forever!
note to self: cancel gym membership and get back in to perl coding.

about a week ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

jd2112 Re:SPARTA COMMUNISTS AND MOHAMMEDICS (291 comments)

At the core of the problem is the Spartian Belief that "there should be an overbearing power to eliminate all problems"

from Urban Dictionary: Spartian (spar-shen) A cross breed of Martians a Spartans.

So, a mutant cross between Gerard Butler and Marvin the Martian?

about a week ago
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Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects

jd2112 Re: I still think Pluto is a planet (170 comments)

Troll planets would be nice.

No thanks, we have enough lurking on the Internet. We don't need whole planets of them.

about a week ago
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Silicon Valley Security Experts Give 'Blackhat' a Thumbs-Up; Do You?

jd2112 Re:Hellooooo is anybody home? (98 comments)

For a while there were zero comments and a little box that said "This discussion has been archived." Of course, the little box was partially unreadable because of the broken css, but you get my point.

As for the movie, if it's as "accurate" as Argo, then it's two thumbs down.

Hollywood is unable to present an accurate portrayal of actors, directors, and screenwriters let alone hackers.
The question is not if it is accurate (Chris Hemsworth as a hacker? Get real. Any accuracy in this film is almost certainly accidental.) but if it is an entertaining film.

about a week ago
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Washington DC's Public Library Will Teach People How To Avoid the NSA

jd2112 Re:is "superversive" a word? (81 comments)

Wikipedia thinks that "Subversion refers to an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, and hierarchy. ".

I thought Subversion was a Revision Control System akin to Git and CVS.

about two weeks ago
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Ancient Viruses Altered Human Brains

jd2112 Re: Agent Smith was Right (110 comments)

I for one welcome Hugo Weaving as our new Agent Overlord!

about two weeks ago
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Inside North Korea's Naenara Browser

jd2112 Re: Translation pls. (159 comments)

My name is John Gilgamesh you insensitive clods.

about two weeks ago
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BlackBerry's Survival Plan: the Internet of Things

jd2112 Re: Can they do it? (74 comments)

I hear that was a rejected idea for the Ant-Man movie.

about two weeks ago
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BlackBerry's Survival Plan: the Internet of Things

jd2112 Re: Can they do it? (74 comments)

Under Balmer it was "Let's make a half assed copy of whatever Apple was doing a year ago".

about two weeks ago
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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

jd2112 Re:Conform or be expelled (320 comments)

A HOA is upfront about the fact that they don't want a TARDIS in your driveway? I doubt it.

This may be the reason why so few Doctor Who episodes are set in the States...

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

jd2112 Re:Thanks, assholes (573 comments)

Detroit is the US city with the highest murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate of 45 per 100,000 people.

DC is not even in the top ten US cities.

DC has the highest crime rate however, but most of the crimes are committed at the capitol building or the White House.

about three weeks ago
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"Disco Clam" Lights Up To Scare Predators Away

jd2112 Re:Clickbait (49 comments)

Never seen a disco clam. I do recall a few disco beavers, back in the day...

My guess is that Disco Clam is a character on Spongebob Squarepants.

about three weeks ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

jd2112 Re: Dupe (840 comments)

The filters, oil and disposal cost me more than paying some one to do it.

Really? In my city, there is free kerbside pickup of used oil and filters. For the same price as the paying someone else to do it, I can used the best quality synthetic oil and the best quality filters.

Even if they don't most places that do oil changes accept oil for recycling free of charge.

about three weeks ago

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