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Bing Implements Right To Be Forgotten

kpainter Re:An interesting twist... (64 comments)

That is ok because nobody will ever see the link anyway.

about 4 months ago

Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

kpainter Re:Firefox 3/Firefox 4 (270 comments)

Windows only though.

From the webpage:
"Pale Moon is an Open Source, Firefox-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux...."

about 5 months ago

How Nest and FitBit Might Spy On You For Cash

kpainter Re:Real Names? (93 comments)

Is there ever a reason to actually register one of these products with your real name and info? Unless it's my bank, DL, or passport, I see no point in giving any of these companies real info.

Nope. Rusty Shackleford every time.

I use Giles Wigglesworth

about 7 months ago

Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

kpainter Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (387 comments)

Sounds like you are talking about sheep.

about 8 months ago

Justice Department Slaps IBM Over H-1B Hiring Practices

kpainter Re:Are you F*cking kidding me!!! (195 comments)

No shit! They could hire at least 4 dudes for that $44K!!

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Is a Reasonable Way To Deter Piracy?

kpainter Re:Don't (687 comments)

No, I didn't. I have lifetime upgrades but only for a limited number of activations. I had a computer go tits up on me and it was a hassle to get the license switched over. They haven't really screwed me. I just lost interest in continuing with them.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Is a Reasonable Way To Deter Piracy?

kpainter Re:Don't (687 comments)

Seriously. Don't.

I agree. I was a long time user of UltraEdit and later UEStudio. I liked their products and purchased lifetime upgrades for both home use and work. When I purchased, they gave me a serial number that they seemed to change a lot. This was presumably a futile effort to shake the pirates. Nonetheless, I could put it on all my machines and I was happy. Then they hired some guy who was going to turn them into a real software company and he put limits on how many activations you could have per license. I think that number is two activations. I just decided their editor wasn't worth the effort and went to an open source alternative. Here is a specific case where their desire to prevent piracy (which it didn't - you can easily find cracked copies) cost them a paying customer. You rock IDM - not.

As to the original question, I think a serial number is fine. Much more than that and you risk pissing off your paying customers.

about a year and a half ago

Why a Linux User Is Using Windows 3.1

kpainter Re:BS (415 comments)

Anyway, he's a tech writer, so I assume it would be easier for him to call up Adobe and say, "Hey, I'm working on this hilarious project, do you happen to have..."

More likely what happened is he called up Adobe and said "Hey, I'm looking for a copy of your software that isn't riddled with security holes" and that is what they came up with.

about 2 years ago

Samsung Terminates LCD Contract With Apple

kpainter Re:Patent disputes (377 comments)

They will never make something with a form factor that can be mistaken for an iPad.

Now that the form factor of a rectangle is taken, they could always make a tablet in the shape of an "L".

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Does Wireless Gear Degrade Over Time?

kpainter Re:The Hamsters get tired (615 comments)

But if he were to go on a diet, he would be getting smaller would he not? Therefore, the effective rate of growth would be even greater!!! He should eat like there is no tomorrow in order to outpace the rate of growth. However, that would likely lead to an early death and so the time gains would be nil.

more than 2 years ago

TSA Says Screening Drinks Purchased Inside Airport Terminal Is Nothing New

kpainter Re:I'll say it again.. (427 comments)

Couple got caught in the airport's bathroom on a blowjob.

Former Senator Larry Craig?

more than 2 years ago

Malaysia Stages Internet Blackout To Protest New Censorship Law

kpainter Re:First country that (76 comments)

"Yer teh fuct"

more than 2 years ago

Full Upgrades To Windows 8 Only From Windows 7?

kpainter Special Offer! (222 comments)

If you upgrade now, Steve Ballmer will throw in a chair with your purchase!

more than 2 years ago

Skype To Feature Giant Ads

kpainter Re:Can't Wait (178 comments)

This is slashdot. There won't be hot singles ads flashing up on the folks that hang out here. There will be ads for "Fleshlight" popping up.

more than 2 years ago

SCOTUS Refuses To Hear Tenenbaum Appeal

kpainter Re:Wow (420 comments)

Or he is talking about the upper 35% of the G20.

more than 2 years ago

Aero Glass UI No More On Windows 8

kpainter Re:Less eye candy (426 comments)

There's an option in Windows to adjust the border width (it defaults to 4 but can be lowered all the way to 0).

Appearance -> Window Color -> Advanced appearance settings.. -> Border padding

Control Panel->Appearance and Personalization->Personalization->Window Color and Appearance->Advanced appearance settings.. -> Border Padding Default was 5 on my machine

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Book For 11-Year-Old Who Wants To Teach Himself To Program?

kpainter Re:Normally C but... (525 comments)

Plenty of 11 year olds got their start coding a mix of BASIC and 6502 assembly. C shouldn't be much worse.

Isn't that how Bill Gates got started? Look what that got us.

more than 2 years ago

Should Failure Be Rewarded To Spur Innovation?

kpainter Reward Failure? (146 comments)

"Paper products maker Kimberly-Clark drove the morale of its IT infrastructure group into the ground after massive firings and outsourcing."
They rewarded failure by doing this in the first place.

more than 2 years ago



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