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Xbox Originator: "Stupid, Stupid Xbox!!"

karmicoder If we hit that bullseye... (245 comments)

... the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate. Could this guy possibly mix and otherwise abuse metaphors more?

about a year and a half ago

Where does your electricity come from?

karmicoder I have a conscience! (498 comments)

I only allow 100% organic, grass-fed, free-range electrons to go throw my wires.

about 2 years ago

Least worthy tech-world cliches / buzzwords?

karmicoder Solution? (297 comments)

Solution? Nah, my company isn't in to all these new age buzzwords. We do things the old-fashioned and American way. We sell problems, thank you very much.

more than 2 years ago

Radioactive Concrete From Fukushima Found In New Construction

karmicoder Title is misleading (237 comments)

Umm... all concrete is radioactive. All. Perhaps this concrete is a wee bit more radioactive, but last time I checked, rocks contain traces of things like Potassium, Uranium, and virtually every other naturally occurring radioactive element. It's no big deal unless you eat it... and if so, you're probably a person that also eats silica gel and has a host of other medical problems.

more than 2 years ago

For the conventional gift-giving winter holidays:

karmicoder Re:Bachelor (239 comments)

As an Aussie, xmas is just about enjoying a BBQ with family and drinking a few beers, that's it for me. â(TM)¥

As an Aussie, isn't that how you basically celebrate every holiday?

more than 2 years ago

Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off

karmicoder Re:I like it! (309 comments)

I have yet to see any DRM that noticeably effects piracy rates. Hell, I suspect it sometimes increases piracy rates. Assassin's Creed II was the most pirated game at the time, despite Ubisoft's draconian always-online DRM. The only good it seemed to do was piss off legitimate users, especially media darlings like combat soldiers, who often have flaky satellite connections... if they're lucky. When the pirated copy of a game is superior to the legitimate copy, that's going to hurt sales more than anything.

more than 2 years ago

Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off

karmicoder I like it! (309 comments)

Every time an artist does something like this, it pays off greatly. Think Humble Indy Bundle. Yet all the major publishers claim they'd be bankrupted? Pirates gonna pirate. Haters gonna hate. Don't screw over your legitimate users with malware!

more than 2 years ago

Google Demonstrates Chrome Native Client With Bastion

karmicoder Increasing performance 1 times! (154 comments)

Hey... I have some great proprietary technology that can increase the performance of any program by at least 1 times. Please send $1 to Happy Dude, at 742 Evergreen Terrace...

more than 2 years ago

Java Apps Have the Most Flaws, Cobol the Least

karmicoder Backend vs Frontend (435 comments)

From my experience with financial companies, COBOL still is entrusted as the God of all Data and backend processes, but almost no user input is provided directly. In fact, most of the COBOL I've worked with has ASSUMED that the data is good and non-malicious. Either that, or the security checks were in the user interface code, which was abandoned 20 years ago. My guess on this? The COBOL still out there has very small attack's encased in a warm, porous, gooey layer of Java/PHP/.NET/Ruby/Groovy/Grails/G-g-g-g-g-unit! The fact that PHP (and to a lesser extent, Java) was designed by and for script kiddies does not help either, buy hey!

more than 2 years ago

Study: Ad Networks Not Honoring Do-Not-Track

karmicoder This can't be right! (133 comments)

I, for one, am SHOCKED that ad networks aren't honoring my polite request not to make money off of me. I'm also puzzled that I continue to get emails about Viagra after dutifully clicking on the "opt-out" link in those e-mails. I should write a letter to my congressional representatives. They'll listen!

more than 3 years ago


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