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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

konohitowa Sounds Like Cloud Services are Losing Their Luster (409 comments)

When someone that makes their living selling a product reverts to an appeal to emotion to get business, I figure they're unable to articulate a rational use-case for their product.

Coming Up Next: Cloud Deniers! Why Server Huggers Are Infringing On Your Computing Rights.

about 2 months ago
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iOS 7 Update Silently Removes Encryption For Email Attachments

konohitowa Silently. SILENTLY! (68 comments)

They forgot to use the phrases "much maligned" and "beleaguered". But "silently" is always a great fallback.

about 3 months ago
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Could Google's Test of Hiding Complete URLs In Chrome Become a Standard?

konohitowa Re:Done Already (327 comments)

It's funny you say that. I was going to make a similar comment but about OS X and then looked up at Safari and thought, "Wait. I'd swear Safari did this." Just had the wrong OS. :)

about 3 months ago
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Could Google's Test of Hiding Complete URLs In Chrome Become a Standard?

konohitowa Re:What's with the ancient Chrome logo? (327 comments)

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about 3 months ago
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Google Now Arrives In Chrome For Windows and Mac

konohitowa Re:I am so glad I dumped Chrome (74 comments)

Apparently you're the only one that cared enough to say so.

about 4 months ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

konohitowa Re:Invented (112 comments)

awk

about 4 months ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

konohitowa Re:Invented (112 comments)

As it turns out, you're wrong. You use my products almost any time you fly commercially. My picture is etched in gold and orbiting the earth. Now, you I've heard of - AC must be the most common commenter on /. who throws around trash talk with no ability to back it up.

about 4 months ago
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Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

konohitowa Re:LOL .. 0.9.0? (173 comments)

Yeah, wasn't that weird? Java even more so, though. Java 2 is 1.2; Java 5 is 1.5. I haven't paid attention - are they still doing that? Personally, I was rather fond of SunOS 4.1.4.

about 4 months ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

konohitowa Re:Possible backlash over Prop 8 support (112 comments)

Dude, if that ain't an understatement. Not only are you not gay, I'd wager you're not even mildly jovial.

about 4 months ago
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JavaScript Inventor Brendan Eich Named New CEO of Mozilla

konohitowa Invented (112 comments)

Does it make sense that we would elevate the creation of an interpreted C variant to the level of invention? It reminds me of a self-promotor type who was bending my ear with the tale of how his team "invented an XML" - meaning, they came up with an XML spec for their data.

about 4 months ago
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Bitcoin's Software Gets Security Fixes, New Features

konohitowa Re:LOL .. 0.9.0? (173 comments)

So, essentially it has nothing to do with facts to you, but rather image. I guess they just need to call it Bitcoin 13.04.

about 4 months ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

konohitowa Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

Oh, for Pete's sake. Stop RTFA! How do you expect this circle jerk to maintain itself when you keep polluting this thread with your "facts" and "reason"? Jerk.

about 5 months ago
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Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

konohitowa Re:Multi-factor authentication on GoDaddy (448 comments)

"Hey AT&T. I need a new phone shipped to my current address. Thankfully I'll be keeping the same number."

about 6 months ago
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Rovio Denies Knowledge of NSA Access, Angry Birds Website Defaced Anyway

konohitowa This Isn't Difficult To Understand (71 comments)

The NSA doesn't need to target an advertising network; they just need to run advertisements. For more control, they could buy up or create an advertising network. At that point, you've got little recourse because you agreed to all of this at installation or during use.

about 6 months ago
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Edward Snowden and the Death of Nuance

konohitowa Re:False choice society (388 comments)

It wasn't cooked up by talking heads; it was appropriated by authoritarian leftists in the early 1900's to disguise their true intentions behind a palatable façade. "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Authoritarianism is Liberty."

about 6 months ago
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GPUs Dropping Dead In 2011 MacBook Pro Models

konohitowa Re:Since its all the same (359 comments)

Now if only you'd crack open an Apple laptop & find the same thing. But we wouldn't want you to learn something; you might make all the other ACs look bad.

about 6 months ago

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Brazil Sues Samsung Over Work Conditions

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  about a year ago

konohitowa (220547) writes "The Financial Times is reporting that the Brazilian government has filed a lawsuit against Samsung for working conditions that put workers' health at risk (both through repetitive motion injuries as well as excessive consecutive work days). While Samsung has "promised to conduct a thorough review and fully co-operate with the Brazilian authorities once it receives details of the complaint", the article also points out the following:

The prosecutors’ office in the Amazon said that it started legal action against Samsung on August 9 following three government inspections at the plant, the first of which started in May 2011.

Perhaps Latin America won't be quite the easy alternate to China that manufacturing corporations had envisioned."
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Amazon Forces Removal of Non-Competing iPhone App

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  more than 4 years ago

konohitowa (220547) writes "Back in July, Amazon notified Delicious Monster (developers of the Mac-only Delicious Library) that their iPhone companion app to Delicious Library was in violation of Amazon's API licensing agreement. Their choices were to either remove the companion application from the iPhone store, or be cut off from Amazon's API — which would utterly cripple Delicious Library. I only found out about this when I read the release notes for the Delicious Library 2.2 software update. More details are available at The iPhone blog. Personally, I'm ticked off about it. I've deleted Amazon Mobile (their iPhone Amazon store application), have stopped spending my money at Amazon, and have sent them feedback. Maybe if enough people get irritated, they'll rethink this stupidity."
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Wear Ur World: "Minority Report" Interface

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  more than 5 years ago

konohitowa (220547) writes "MIT's indefatigable Patti Maes is showing off a wearable interface, dubbed 'WUW' for 'Wear Ur World', that lets the wearer interact with objects around them. According to the AFP story the device, a collaboration between Dr. Maes and Pranav Mistry, "... can turn any surface into a touch-screen for computing, controlled by simple hand gestures. The gadget can even take photographs if a user frames a scene with his or her hands, or project a watch face with the proper time on a wrist if the user makes a circle there with a finger." There is much gushing about being as cool as Tom Cruise, but the picture on the project's info page leads me to believe no one will be mistaking wearers for John Anderton. Some of you may remember Dr. Maes' work with intelligent agents and the Firefly project from the late 90's."
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Mitsubishi Developing Perpetual Motion Machine?

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  more than 6 years ago

konohitowa (220547) writes "Mitsubishi Motor's recently showed off a concept electric car that includes a roof mounted solar panel and "a fan in the front air intake system, to enable wind power generation". The latter strikes me as the marketing staff overriding the engineering staff, and the tail end of the article indicates as much: "... these features are designed to highlight Mitsubishi's environmental focus and efficient energy use, according to the company".

One can only assume the wind turbines won't make it into the production version (if there ever is a production version). Unless they have supplementary plans for a system that keeps your vehicle pointed into the wind while it's parked.

In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!"
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Speed of Light "Exceeded"

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  more than 6 years ago

konohitowa (220547) writes "Two German scientists claim to have performed an experiment in which microwave photons exceeded the speed of light. From the story: "The pair say they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons — energetic packets of light — travelled "instantaneously" between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart." Having seen claims such as these in the past, it will be interesting to see what mistake this particular pair made. And yes, I'm definitely assuming they're misinterpreting their results."

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Score:-2, Insightful

konohitowa konohitowa writes  |  more than 4 years ago

How hard is it to understand the difference between informative and insightful? For that matter, how hard is it to really understand what insightful means? I currently browse with Insightful modded down by 2 points and my score threshold at 3. This still doesn't remove the many obtuse comments masquerading as insightful, but it helps.

The trigger for this rant: I just got done modding two Informative comments to Insightful. They contained no links nor did they expound upon the story providing additional information (nor even tangential information). They were insights into deeper points within the story -- you know, insightful.

Really. How hard can this be? I understand why moderators often get Flamebait and Troll wrong. They're subjective and frequently emotional judgement calls. That's also why I browse +6 Troll +6 Flamebait. I've somewhat recently (maybe 18 months ago) added Offtopic +6 to the mix. Unfortunately, that means I'm subjected to the CmdrTaco scat posts, but it's easy enough to spot them quickly and scroll past. And, frankly, I may have that story somewhat burned into my retina by now anyway (along with "The Receiver" goatse - sigh).

I do realize that one person's insight is frequently another person's "Gee. Ya think?" I'm somewhat willing to let those slide, although I can certainly be a condescending ass about those things. I try to leave that behind when I moderate, but I'm not always successful. However, I also have higher expectations of the slashdot readership. If the coffee shop dialogue in "Dogma" seemed insightful to you rather than the ramblings of some people who replaced reading and intellectual inquiry with a quarter ounce of skunk and a bong, then I'm gonna have a hard time agreeing with your insightful mods.

In as much as it would be nice to think someone other than me will read this, I figure the odds are against that happening. However, I do feel a whole hell of a lot better. Perhaps I'll start writing more of these. The only other times I've used this feature is for technical postings. Unfortunately, most of what I do falls either so far under NDA or so far outside most people's expertise that I haven't felt the need.

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