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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

jordanjay29 What's stopping me you ask... (541 comments)

Same here. I'd jump at the chance to get LASIK if the technology was there, and I had the money.

5 days ago

A Look At NASA's Orion Project

jordanjay29 One small step..... (108 comments)

Unfortunately, I fear that's a distinct possibility.

about two weeks ago

Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

jordanjay29 Re: any responses (205 comments)

Your math skills need work.

about three weeks ago

Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

jordanjay29 RE:I hate push button start (865 comments)

My Nissan Juke has a wireless key fob. I can just sit down in the car, and it's ready to start. No messing with fobs in a certain position or keys in a switch. Just sit down, press the break, tap the start button.

about 3 months ago

Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

jordanjay29 RE:EMP Bait (865 comments)

I'm pretty sure your traditional-starting car's battery would be just as susceptible to an EMP blast. Better break out the hand crank.

about 3 months ago

Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

jordanjay29 It doesn't seem there would be any good defense ag (630 comments)

I'm sure at some point, someone thought the same of missiles, cannons or even bow & arrows. Eventually, a defense will be discovered.

about 4 months ago

Child Porn Arrest For Cameron Aide Who Helped Plan UK Net Filters

jordanjay29 Re: victimless crime (205 comments)

Because actual kids are being filned/photographed performing such acts? Since minors can't legally give consent for sex, they are the victims in this crime.

about 5 months ago

Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

jordanjay29 Re:GDP (717 comments)

Any number of vacation weeks above 0 is better than 0. I'm not sure it matters whether it's 5 or 6.

about 5 months ago

Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

jordanjay29 Re:Another type that is interesting... (717 comments)

Unless it's in the contract that they have to be available after 4pm, what exactly is the problem?

about 5 months ago

Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

jordanjay29 Re:It's a status thing (717 comments)

WM and MD jobs are not there for you to "actually live" on them, most of them are not. WM has over 2,000,000 employees, those are starter jobs, as in: you have no skills, you are at the beginning of your professional career, or maybe you are a new immigrant and need the first job in the country, type of jobs.

They're not really what you believe they are. You clearly have never worked in such a place before. The minimum wage plus erratic hours is designed to ensure that you're stuck working there, it's difficult to find the time to seek out new jobs if you're also a student, parent or both. The mere fact that there are people at Walmart who have worked there for over 20 years in a low-end, low-wage position proves your point utterly false.

about 5 months ago

Windows Replacement? ReactOS 0.3.16 Gets Themes, CSRSS Rewrite, and More

jordanjay29 Re:On Topic (179 comments)

It's been around for years, quietly chugging away. The goal is admirable, but with the sluggish progress I've seen, I have little confidence that there will be an actual product someday that will operate as a FOSS platform for natively running Windows software.

about 6 months ago

Windows Replacement? ReactOS 0.3.16 Gets Themes, CSRSS Rewrite, and More

jordanjay29 Re: version 0.3.16. (179 comments)

I've been waiting for them to hit version 0.4 for about 5 years now. The goal is admirable, but by the time ReactOS hits 1.0, I can't imagine Windows will be using the NT platform anymore.

about 6 months ago

Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

jordanjay29 Re:physcial damage (526 comments)

I don't know what VLC player is

Well, this is the Internet. You could easily find out.

about 6 months ago

Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

jordanjay29 Re:Misunderstood? (664 comments)

I'll bet you most American companies won't sing that same tune. They've been heading towards more work and less pay for decades.

about 6 months ago

Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

jordanjay29 Re:Let me be the first to say... (664 comments)

The GPS in your phone (especially inside many older office buildings) isn't quite that precise. There's a huge difference between monitoring someone's movements on a planet-wide scale (GPS) and within an office building (this device). Presumably there would be a network of ranging devices intended to create a local GPS-type field for the devices to pinpoint their location.

Also, with a cell phone, assuming it's a business phone purchased entirely by my employer for business use only (if I have to bring my own device, there's no way I'm letting my employer stick their own software on it), they could monitor my phone calls and app usage, but not much more. I haven't yet heard of an app for smartphones that can monitor its surroundings (via mic, camera, etc) without making the phone user aware that it's running.

about 6 months ago

Through a Face Scanner Darkly

jordanjay29 Re:What the fuck does that title mean? (336 comments)

The title is "Through a face scanner darkly."

I'm fairly sure this is referring to the Glass app that acts like a face scanner, a more casual term for a device capable of utilizing facial recognition technology in order to identify someone by their face alone. Surely it's a play on the fact that the original quote is, "Through a glass, darkly," where glass (ostensibly referring to Google Glass) is replaced with the term for its new capabilities.

about 6 months ago



Simple Machine Forum Co-Founder Speaks Out

jordanjay29 jordanjay29 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

SMF Friend (1298951) writes "It seems there's something going down at, home of the Simple Machines Forum. Within the past week, a new website has cropped up with dozens of former developers and project management in heated discussions over events that transpired last Saturday. A statement has been released by former Developer and Co-Founder Jeff Lewis, which chronicles the life and hardships of SMF and includes a letter from 30 current and former SMF Team Members asking for the removal of three of SMF's Managers.

"Over seven years ago my friend Joseph Fung and I decided the web needed an alternative to the leading PHP forum package out there. We created a PHP fork of perl based YaBB and after working with what we called YaBB SE for a bit, we re-branded as SMF, or Simple Machines Forums, along with a new core of code written by a developer who called himself [Unknown]. After seven years its crumbling but why?"

Other former SMF contributors are already picking up the story (Original German version).

As of writing this, the SMF community has begun banning members who link to blog post on their official forums, including Co-Founder Jeff Lewis."

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