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Windows Phone 8 Officially Unveiled

joek1010 Popular? (414 comments)

Microsoft announced the successor to its popular Windows Phone 7 platform

Wait, what?

about 2 years ago
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Mozilla's Nightingale: Why Firefox Still Matters

joek1010 Re:Only open source standards compliant browser (260 comments)

> Then they went on and created websites that only work with Chrome

There's a big button on that page that says "try anyhow" (ie allowing you to view it with Firefox/Safari/Opera).

more than 2 years ago
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Re: the debt deal reached Sunday night ...

joek1010 Re:Common Sense, anyone? (788 comments)

Look, I'm not saying there isn't friction.

> So, are you saying we should build a mega-wall separating Europe from the north of Africa? Or that we should organize militias to shoot down illegal imigrants that crosses the border?

This is quite an unfair characterization of the US. I suggest you read a bit more about the drug running problems on our southern border; border patrol is much less a xenophobic exercise and more of a security necessity. We could argue about the wisdom of US drug policy (and its effect on this situation) but then we'd be getting way off topic. I think its also worth noting that people interacting with the guys with guns on the border are (usually) breaking US law. We certainly treat criminals differently then law abiding citizens.

> Try wearing a turbant or traditional garments on a midsize american city.

I've lived in several US cities with fairly high Muslim populations. Hell, I've even seen women in the niqab on US streets. The vast majority of Americans don't give it a second thought.

more than 2 years ago
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Re: the debt deal reached Sunday night ...

joek1010 Re:Common Sense, anyone? (788 comments)

> The cleaners and waiters are much more often black or hispanic than white, and quite frankly it is a bit disgusting to see.

My guess is this is pretty much the same in the Netherlands (and in Europe as a whole) but with Turks and Moroccans (or more broadly, Muslims). And maybe I'm just a dumb American, but I think we handle our (significantly greater) ethnic diversity better than Europe handles Muslims immigrants. The recent tragedy in Norway is evidence of this, and even beyond that you have mainstream politicians in Europe spouting off about the failure of multiculturalism. We seem to make it work.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Rips Off Rejected App, Says Wireless Sync Developer

joek1010 Obvious (549 comments)

I'm of the opinion that you can't "rip-off" an insanely obvious idea. Anybody with an IQ over 60 has wondered why they couldn't do this with their iDevice.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is SHA-512 the Way To Go?

joek1010 Stream Cipher (223 comments)

Would a sort of rolling key be a possible next step,

So, a stream cipher?

more than 2 years ago
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NASA Sting Busts Woman Selling Purported Moon Rock

joek1010 Re:Not *all* moon rock (161 comments)

Certainly seems sufficient for probable cause (and thus an arrest). Chances are incredibly good that anyone purporting to sell a moon rock is committing wire fraud.

more than 2 years ago
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Hole In Linux Kernel Provides Root Rights

joek1010 Re:But...but... (274 comments)

Whatever you say Mr. Shatner ...

more than 3 years ago
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The iPad As a Shape-Recognition System

joek1010 Re:Possible hoax (100 comments)

I'm pretty sure he's talking about using flash to develop native iOS apps. (http://www.adobe.com/devnet/logged_in/abansod_iphone.html).

BTW, I don't think I made it clear in my original post; the reason people think its a fake is because some stuff happens on the screen before he actually places the shape/figurine on it. He claims that his finger brushed the screen.

more than 3 years ago
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The iPad As a Shape-Recognition System

joek1010 Re:Possible hoax (100 comments)

Here's the guy's response to a comment about this on his website:

Non tu ne rêves pas, mais j’ai juste appuyé avec mon doigt au moment de prendre le pion et cela à créé un contact. La démo est développée en Flash et marche vraiment très bien. Nous sommes en train de la redévelopper en Objective C (merci Steve;-).

It says: No, your not dreaming. I just pressed (brushed?) my finger at the moment when I picked up the piece and that created a contact. The demo is developed in Flash and works very well. We're in the process of porting it to objective-c.

more than 3 years ago
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Court Rules Against Stem Cell Policy

joek1010 Re:I appreciate the moral implications for some (388 comments)

I never really got how someone could hold view like this (that some abortions are ok). It seems to me like you can cut down the issue to one essential question: is the fetus a human life? If you think it is, then obviously no form of abortion is ok (its murder). If it's not, then abortion is no different then terminating a pregnancy by using contraception (or a woman's period, or male masturbation). All of these activities involve the potential to produce human life (steps in the process), but due to certain conditions the process is terminated. I don't see much of a middle ground here.

more than 3 years ago
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The Telcos' Secret Anti-Net Neutrality Strategy

joek1010 Re:It's no secret (457 comments)

Lol, yep I really had to dig for the first result on google (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=define%3Aatrocity). The first definition was from Princeton. Btw, the rest of the definitions are: An extremely cruel act; a horrid act of injustice - Wikitionary atrocities - are acts that are shockingly cruel - McGraw-Hill I excluded unrelated entries (like band names and movies). As for this being the first time that someone's criticized your literary style; isn't this the same as Godwin's law? Basically people are apt to use hyperboles in an argument online? I mean, stuff like this literally happens all the time on Slashdot. And finally, way to be a prick. We can't have a nice discussion about word choice in arguments without me having to "get over myself?"

more than 3 years ago
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The Telcos' Secret Anti-Net Neutrality Strategy

joek1010 Re:It's no secret (457 comments)

atrocity: the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane an act of atrocious cruelty Look, I'm not arguing that businesses can't commit acts that could probably be called atrocities (see forced labor for the Nazi war machine) but until telecos start working Jews and Gypsies to death let's skip the colorful language.

more than 3 years ago
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The Telcos' Secret Anti-Net Neutrality Strategy

joek1010 Re:It's no secret (457 comments)

Atrocities? Seriously? I like net neutrality as much as the next guy (posting on Slashdot) but comparing inconvenient telecommunications fees/policies to genocide or war crimes is ridiculous (and cheapens the word).

more than 3 years ago
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EU Says Google Street View Violates Privacy

joek1010 Re:how is the public private? (300 comments)

Let's take it beyond just people with cameras. What about people with photographic memories? It should really be illegal for anyone to even look at your house, regardless of whether they're on public property.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Mozilla Ubiquity Dead?

joek1010 Re:What's the point? (148 comments)

I use Ubiquity all the time for text translation. You just highlight the text, bring up Ubiquity and type translate. IMO this is where ubiquity shines; its hardly bolted on, its a really natural way of instructing the browser to work with the page I have open. Its way more convenient than any other option since I don't have to switch pages/tabs.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Considered Too Big To Fail

joek1010 Re:What a doorknob (366 comments)

You seriously need to stop watching Glenn Beck (or stop taking him seriously). This is the dead horse he's been beating for weeks now ...

more than 4 years ago
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Android Phone Demand Up 250%, iPhone Down

joek1010 Re:Newton's AAPL (445 comments)

The iphone has had stereo bluetooth since iPhone OS 3.0. I have Motorola HT820 headphones (which suck btw, too heavy), and I haven't had any problems with A2DP with my iPhone 3G.

more than 4 years ago
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Open Source Facing a Difficult Battle For Cloud Relevance

joek1010 In a world . . . (141 comments)

Anybody else read that in the movie preview voice? It was really exciting until about the 3rd sentence.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Protects Healthcare From Michael Moore

joek1010 Re:Sicko is BS (1153 comments)

If medical service is made financially availble to more people, won't that increase demand for doctors, and eventually increase the number of "EFFECTIVE" doctors? I fail to see why the number of doctors in the US would remain static.

more than 6 years ago

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joek1010 joek1010 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

joek1010 (980753) writes "Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped charges against a Cary-Grove High School senior charged in connection with authoring a violently descriptive essay in his creative writing class. During a brief morning court appearance, prosecutors told McHenry County Judge Robert Beaderstadt that they would no longer pursue disorderly conduct charges against 18-year-old Allen Lee."

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