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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

just_a_monkey Re:No Control (453 comments)

In The Future, regardless of whether the car is autonomus or not, it will of course always report its travels to the manufacturer, and to the government. For Your safety, citizen. And because terrorists.

2 days ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

just_a_monkey Re:Alphabetical order across columns (347 comments)

I've always wondered about that too. How do you even come up with the idea?

about a month ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

just_a_monkey Re:This looks familiar (347 comments)

Where did the latest GUI designers graduate from?

Somewhere cheap, I presume. I mean, come on, I could make as good-looking as any flat icons. I could never make even passable skeuomorphic icons. This has to be a scheme to not have to hire actual artists to make your UI.

about a month ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

just_a_monkey Re:less clicks (347 comments)

3. if you have to 'search' for it, the UI has failed, regardless whether the search is within the system or done with the internet. FUCK SEARCH.

I particularly love how the proponents often say "discoverability" in one senctence and "just search!" in the next.

about a month ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

just_a_monkey Re:Not my problem (652 comments)

But maybe he really needs all those things?

about a month and a half ago
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Obama Names National Medal of Science, Technology & Innovation Winners

just_a_monkey Re:Diversity? (53 comments)

So gender is not important to you? Tsk, tsk, tsk...

about 1 month ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

just_a_monkey Re:Fucking die Gates (363 comments)

One place for everyone and everyone in their place. Now, if we only could make tenure inheritable also...

about 3 months ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

just_a_monkey Re:Nation of Retards (421 comments)

You laugh, but if Obama bin Laden had gone to this school, you can be sure that he would not have been flying that plane into that building ten years ago. This is how it starts.

about 3 months ago
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2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

just_a_monkey Re:Proves point (140 comments)

Using alien technology. To film it in a Hollywood basement.

about 3 months ago
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40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

just_a_monkey Re:High success rate or lots of unknowns? (256 comments)

If they are on the list for a good reason, why are they not in jail, or dropped from the list, by now? It's been ten years, and the government has watched their every step. Surely they would have done something illegal by now.

(The government has watched their every step, right? I mean, these people are so dangerous that we can't let them fly. Surely, they can't be just let loose unsupervised in 2D-society.)

about 4 months ago
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The Social Laboratory

just_a_monkey Re:Education? Affordable housing? Healthcare? (79 comments)

If the the populace rebels, or votes for more liberal (in the "freedom" sense, not in the American politics sense) policies, they will get no education, no affordable housing, and no healthcare. Surveillance enables the government to quell such dissent. There, that's the connection.

about 4 months ago
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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

just_a_monkey Re:Great... (180 comments)

Won't these classes rather be on how to use word processors, spreadsheets, and other Microsoft applications, and name-the-parts-of-the-computer, and such? Maybe write some Visual BASIC on the last week of the semester.

about 4 months ago
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UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

just_a_monkey Re:Legitimate concerns (282 comments)

I propose we forbid (attack) violence. Then no-one will be hurt physically, and we can still have anonymous free speech.

about 4 months ago
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On Forgetting the Facts: Questions From the EU For Google, Other Search Engines

just_a_monkey Re:Institutional hypocrisy (186 comments)

The EU regulators don't want to appear as "censors" (with the unsavory connotation that the word carries in a presumably democratic environment)...

That is a solved problem. Call it "filtering" instead and not only will The Public not object but they will demand it. To protect the children.

about 4 months ago
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New Digital Currency Bases Value On Reputation

just_a_monkey Re:Trade is so BORING. (100 comments)

I think the problem rather is what to do if what I consider me "need" differs from what the Zentralkomite says I "need". Or if what I want to produce differs from what Zentral has decided I shall produce.

about 4 months ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

just_a_monkey Re:Fuck Tiles! (346 comments)

Notifications like those are things that should show up in the system tray, not only if I happen to go to the Start Menu.

about 4 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

just_a_monkey Re:Cash Needs To Go Away (753 comments)

Also needed if you happen to piss of the government and they order your accounts frozen. Then you starve unless you have cash. Or friends. Who are willing to risk "supporting a terrorist".

about 4 months ago
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Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

just_a_monkey Re:Did the forget the part (181 comments)

So they better contribute enough campaign contributions to remain classified as "emerging"...

about 4 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

just_a_monkey Re:Cry Me A River (608 comments)

Let's compromise. This planet is secretly Ocean-of-Molten-Rock-and-Metal.

about 4 months ago

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