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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

megalomaniacs4u what prequels? (412 comments)

There are no prequels, and this follow on trilogy won't exist either.

Just like the matrix sequels don't exist...

2 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Professionally Packaged Tools For Teaching Kids To Program?

megalomaniacs4u hopscotch on ipad (107 comments)

hopscotch on ipad is aimed at teaching kids to program visually

about 2 months ago

Comparison: Linux Text Editors

megalomaniacs4u TECO! (402 comments)

pff no one mentions teh grand daddy - TECO
where line noise is an executable!

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

megalomaniacs4u Re:Not an answer... but hindsight! (209 comments)

They aren't designed to be failures as such, just inadequate enough that people will upgrade for new features (no matter how irrelevant) and to keep the supplier receiving support payments, and training fees.

You know like most big software out there...

about 6 months ago

Perl Is Undead

megalomaniacs4u Re:2005 eh? (283 comments)

Come on it took ages for perl4 to die... This is normal.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

megalomaniacs4u Re:To be honest... (259 comments)

She would never pass the credit check would be the main reason.

Our american IT director had a hell of a job getting a UK phone as no one would give him a contract, he went prepaid in the end.

about 8 months ago

The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

megalomaniacs4u Re:Linking to page 100? (293 comments)

I don't what planet you've been on, but reinstalling windows from scratch has been standard practice since win95 for anytime windows shits its panties

about 9 months ago

Google Plus Now Minus Chief Vic Gundotra

megalomaniacs4u Re:Please... (93 comments)

Yes - but we should not have to any of this.

All this was forced by the google+ BS, and should never have happened period.

about 9 months ago

Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms

megalomaniacs4u Common Knowledge (165 comments)

I thought this was well known, just unofficial.

Hell, it even made a Tom Clancy novel!

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

megalomaniacs4u Re:Alarm clock???? (702 comments)

It sounds like a lovely idea but unfortunately I once spent a week in hospital and learnt to sleep with lights blazing...

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

megalomaniacs4u Re:Converted to MP4 (420 comments)

subtitles, and multiple/alternate streams

1 year,10 days

Ask Slashdot: Building a Web App Scalable To Hundreds of Thousand of Users?

megalomaniacs4u Re:Show me the users! (274 comments)

You will have to major rewriting whether you want to or not. You will not cover every base out of the gate. Your users will do stuff and break stuff that you will never think of at this stage. Hell you may come up with a clever way to implement a feature - but that may only occur several months after the users have been exposed to the product.

It is just a fact of life. No plan is perfect, no software is perfect, and nothing ever survives the userbase intact.

about 2 years ago

Most IT Admins Have Considered Quitting Due To Stress

megalomaniacs4u Re:I don't live at home anymore (397 comments)

Your resignation letter only has to say the minimum - Nixon's resignation letter, is the best example:

I've used the same basic letter when I've quit in the past. You may get hauled into a meeting to find out why, but you don't have to tell them anything other than you quit (if they want you to work a notice period you'll find out)

about 2 years ago

Death of Printed Books May Have Been Exaggerated

megalomaniacs4u Re:Books (465 comments)

A heavy reader - does more than 30 minutes a day - that would be a light reader...

I read 2-4 hours per day if I can afford the time (zero otherwise). I charge my kindle every couple of weeks if reading heavily on it, then again i'm doing 50/50 kindle to paper..

about 2 years ago

'Connected' TVs Mostly Used Just Like the Unconnected Kind

megalomaniacs4u I didn't buy my smart 3d TV for those features... (217 comments)

I have a smart 3dtv, I bought that model because it was the cheapest way to get an LCD/LED backlit TV with enough HDMI sockets for my gear.

All the cheap non-smart/non-3d TV on the market in my price range and target screen size maxed out at 2 HDMI sockets, moving up to a smart TV gained me an extra HDMI and 3D... Moving up a model again gained another HDMI...

I use none of the smart tv features - my dvr does them better...

about 2 years ago

Director General of BBC Resigns Over "Poor Journalism"

megalomaniacs4u Re:Wow - but why the BBC? (214 comments)

Because the BBC is stuffed full with left nut jobs the way Fox is full of right wing nut jobs...

more than 2 years ago


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