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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

kmoser Wrong direction! (222 comments)

He should have started with today's games and made the kid play in reverse chronological order until he mastered text-based adventure games.

about a week ago
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Linux 3.18 Released, Lockup Bug Still Present

kmoser Re:Linux on the desktop (106 comments)

So you're saying 2015 will surely be the year of the Linux BSOD?

about two weeks ago
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Court Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam

kmoser Re:Why... (129 comments)

Legitimate AV software that will scan for free will also fix for free. You never see it scan but refuse to fix until you pay up unless it is a scam, AFAIK.

My Windows XP has known bugs which Microsoft refuses to fix. Instead, they are asking me to upgrade to Windows 8. Scam!

about a month ago
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The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

kmoser I call BS on this study (176 comments)

One walk through Williamsburgh and you will immediately see all the hipsters sporting beards (everything from stubble to full-on woodsman), retro 1960s style thick-framed glasses, and skinny jeans. Only an idiot would not notice they have been looking like everybody else for years. Hipster just want to look like the rest of their fringe group, while at the same time hoping nobody else catches on to their trend. It has nothing to do with this stupid cognitive delay mentioned by the article. People will begin to shift away from the hipster look when they're tired of it, not when they realize everybody else looks that way.

about a month ago
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Google "Evicted" the Berlin Wall From Property It Bought

kmoser Google to Golzen (59 comments)

Google: "Mr. Golzen, tear down this wall!"

about a month ago
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Ken Ham's Ark Torpedoed With Charges of Religious Discrimination

kmoser Re:Jesus never says no to non-believers (451 comments)

There can be many "literal" interpretations of the same thing. For example, you can never put too much water on a nuclear reactor.

about a month and a half ago
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How To Beat Online Price Discrimination

kmoser Re:Contradiction (163 comments)

If the company was smart they'd detect the same IP and put two and two together.

about 2 months ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

kmoser Re:This is silly (720 comments)

"Automation Backlash" will be the name of my next band. But seriously, while it sucks to lose your job to automation, McDonald's doesn't owe anybody a job.

about 2 months ago
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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

kmoser Re:When you are inside the box ... (289 comments)

I am from China. Assange is from Australia. Those of us who are not from the United States of America tend to have an advantage over those who were born and raised inside America because we were not indoctrinated with the Pledge of Allegiance throughout our childhood (into the teen years) but the Americans do

You may not have been indoctrinated with the Pledge of Allegiance, but you certainly have been indoctrinated with the false idea that we Americans have been. I was born and raised in America and was never once in a room where the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

about 2 months ago
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We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

kmoser Millions of spam accounts (269 comments)

The problem with the distributed social network is that anybody can create millions of fake users at will, clone existing accounts, etc. With no central authority (like FB) to delete it, the wheat will soon get buried under a deluge of chaff.

about 2 months ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

kmoser Re:backup for 911 (115 comments)

And the brain size seems inversely proportional to the number of guns. At least it seems that way viewing from a safe distance (Australia).

That ratio is usually more closely related to an organ located a bit closer to the middle of the body. (The same organ whose size is inversely proportional to the size of one's SUV or to the speed and price of one's sports car.)

about 2 months ago
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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

kmoser Re:Apple was the real deal (121 comments)

Apple invented the desktop. Xerox, Microsoft and Linux are just faggots who've stolen the idea.

Tthe first caveman who propped up a flat rock invented the desktop. Xerox just virtualized it first.

about 2 months ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

kmoser Re:Yay :D (313 comments)

That's even more confusing than when you want Windows to shut down, you must first select "Start".

about 2 months ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

kmoser Re: pics? (475 comments)

Might as well arrest anybody who has ever seen this photo of Phan Th Kim Phúc (napalm girl) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

about 2 months ago
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Mixing Agile With Waterfall For Code Quality

kmoser Re:Agile is the answer to everything (133 comments)

Hahahaha. Seems to me the news has been full of stories for many years about how things like military software contracts have CONSTANTLY been full of abuses, bugs, and cost overruns. I've been reading about them in the news since I was a child.

Projects that are delivered on time and under budget don't make the news.

about 2 months ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

kmoser Re:Questiona re a bit sexists (447 comments)

So it appears that churchgoers who decline to divorce are sacrificing personal happiness for a "stable" marriage.

about 2 months ago
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Windows Users, Get Ready For a Bigger-Than-Usual Patch Tuesday

kmoser Re: IE 6? (63 comments)

Even worse, with M$ it's any day of the week. You just have to wait until Tuesday to get a patch--if one even exists.

about 2 months ago
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Only 100 Cybercrime Brains Worldwide, Says Europol Boss

kmoser Troels (104 comments)

"Troels Oerting said that law enforcers needed to target the "rather limited group of good programmers"

So, Troels is just trolling.

about 2 months ago

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Superman's Home Star System Discovered

kmoser kmoser writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kmoser (1469707) writes "Everybody's favorite astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson makes an appearance in upcoming Superman #14, in which Superman visits the Hayden Planetarium to view his original planet. Meanwhile, back in reality, DC Comics explains that NdGT has used his "astronomical" powers to select the red dwarf LHS 2520 as the most likely real-life red star to fit with Superman's back story."
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Hacker Holds Romney Tax Returns Ransom for $1M in Bitcoins

kmoser kmoser writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kmoser (1469707) writes "After supposedly downloading copies of Mitt and Ann Romney's tax returns from PricewaterhouseCoopers servers, a hacker sent a USB drive and a letter to Republican and Democratic party offices in Williamson County, TN as proof. The letter lists two Bitcoin addresses: one for donations to guarantee the documents will remain locked, another for donations to expose them; the fate of the documents will be determined by which account first reaches USD $1,000,000.

This could be anything from a practical joke to a scheme to get free Bitcoins to a completely "legit" shakedown. Me, I'm grabbing a bucket of popcorn and waiting to see what happens next."

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Best Option for Heavy-Duty, Full-Home Surge Protection?

kmoser kmoser writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kmoser (1469707) writes "Like most people, I have a couple of surge protectors for sensitive/important electronics, and even a UPS for a couple of items like computers. But I don't have surge protector on all outlets, and these consumer-grade devices don't cover things like 220 volt appliances. Add to that the fact that I live in a lightning-prone area and it's only a matter of time before one of my expensive devices has a major meltdown. I've looked into full-home surge protectors that install next to the fuse box but the prices vary widely and I have no idea how reliable they are or what brands are good. An electrician friend tells me they can still blow out, and when they do they're difficult to replace if they were installed behind a wall.

Can anybody shed some light on the best options for protecting all the electronics in my house with a single surge protector?"
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SunPass Transponder "Upgrade" Really a Dow

kmoser kmoser writes  |  more than 5 years ago

kmoser writes "Customers who own an original SunPass Type III transponder (for paying Florida highway tolls) found that a recent "upgrade" caused their device to no longer display the amount of the toll paid or their remaining account balance. The official explanation implies that this is a permanent change because account balances are no longer being stored in the transponder and are now stored on a central server. One has to wonder whether this is really an upgrade, or just a way to force obsolescence and encourage consumers to buy a new model? The lesson to learn here is that when the vendor retains remote control over the operation of your device, they will use it to their advantage."
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