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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

michael_rendier Re:Bad Planning (194 comments)

Perhaps an app that can be downloaded to a new device?

about three weeks ago

If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

michael_rendier we need to focus (305 comments)

On other methods that don't fall into the bigger hotter heavier paradigm...

about 1 month ago

Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

michael_rendier Re:How about (304 comments)

I use fluxbox, because both gnome and kde are bloated and eat my processor just to sit there and do nothing...

about a month ago

Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

michael_rendier Grammatical Error Point made... (383 comments)

That was funny. While reading the post you are ranting on, I didn't even notice the lack of periods or capital letters...and since talking about visas, i completely understood that the 'us' meant 'U.S.' must be having a difficult day at work...

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

michael_rendier Teach yourself (254 comments)

you have your game...what's the first thing you're gonna need to program? (I needed a GUI for a project of mine...teaching myself python...started there) Ask google how to accomplish this. You may end up spending time in and around the stack exchange sites...and as each 'challenge' arises, you dig around and find out how to write it yourself, and in the process, slowly teach yourself c# (or any other language for that matter)...the important thing you already have, is familiarity with object oriented programming...the rest is just syntax. You're likely to get better results that way. Also as you spend your time sifting through answers on google, you'll likely come across peoples suggestions for reading or teaching etc...good school sites, sites bent on game creation and language of your choice...

about 2 months ago

Battlefield Director: Linux Only Needs One 'Killer' Game To Explode

michael_rendier I've said this before... (410 comments)

the PS3 is running linux...go to the 'about software' menu and see for is it that linux hasn't 'taken off' again?

about a year ago

Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?

michael_rendier Reminds me of the 'range check' patent war (186 comments)

When a judge, who coded as a hobby, looked at the attorneys and said that any 9th grader could have written a 'range check'... Jury selection is never to get the most intelligent person in a seat...they want the ones who they can paint the picture for, and have them accept it...

about a year ago

US Lawmakers Want Sanctions On Any Country Taking In Snowden

michael_rendier Re:Double Agent? (650 comments)

seems the gov't is a little too quick to confirm the leaks instead of cover up or misdirect attention...*shrugs*...

about a year ago

US Lawmakers Want Sanctions On Any Country Taking In Snowden

michael_rendier Double Agent? (650 comments)

Anyone ever considered the possibility he's an NSA Plant? What better way to get on the 'inside' of the 'enemy'...proper media coverage and a bit of spin...some 'secrets' to leak to gain the trust of the 'whistle-blower' community? *shrugs*

about a year ago

Technology, Not Law, Limits Mass Surveillance

michael_rendier U.S. Citizens have historically... (191 comments)

We've been told that we've been protected from such things, a la the constitution...yet if you go back into history, it's never really been seen by the gov't as a 'limit' to their power...they just make up a 'reason' why they needed to do it. Reasons why it's legal to do so. We have not been historically protected...we've been historically monitored, invaded and exploited for one reason or another in the name of national security and 'fighting enemies'...oh, and marketing. Just because there's not a dictator behind the Securitate, doesn't mean it's not being done behind the scenes.

about a year ago

Snowden Is Lying, Say House Intelligence Committee Leaders

michael_rendier He's Lying (749 comments)

says the committee that is supposed to lie to us about any 'intelligence'...

about a year ago

China Criticizes US For Making Weapon Plans Steal-able, Alleges Attacks From US

michael_rendier Re:China is America (209 comments)

I spend most of my time NOT being in debt up to my eyeballs. No credit cards, no loans, no student debt, no insurance, no drivers license, no mortgage... I can tell you as a casual observer of the world media, and a former soldier, that war is profitable...and if it's not, cleaning up the mess is. Ask Halliburton, and look into their purchase of Boots and Coots bout a week or so before the Big Oozy (gulf oil spill). Ask the schools that they are building in Iraq that fall over in a nominal wind storm. Ask Ray Nagin bout how he helped to spend the Katrina Relief funds on things like a house in Dallas. Most of this world is pissy right now about the inordinate amount of debt in the world, and how everyone is now paying the price for bad business at the top. 40% of the debt in the US is student loans. Who owns you...that is, how much money do you owe to banks, and what can they take from you if you don't toe the line?

about a year ago

Android Users Get Scammed With In-App Antivirus Ads

michael_rendier I've seen this before... (82 comments)

Reminds me of a popup I used to see. Always liked telling me that I had 3786 problems with my windows registry. I'm running linux...i'm sure that the first of those 'problems' is that I don't have a windows registry. XD

about a year and a half ago

Tiny Tentacled Microorganisms Named After Cthulu

michael_rendier I figured it out... (54 comments)

the reason we haven't found 'The Great Old One' is because he's not in a singlular spot...but i'm willing to bet if there was a 'family reunion' of these little critters...if there was a ba-jillian come together...we may just have some sort of 'celestial alignment'...creating peculiar geometries within the mind...

about a year and a half ago

Creationist Bets $10k In Proposed Literal Interpretation of Genesis Debate

michael_rendier Re:reductio ad absurdum (1121 comments)

Emperor killed Vader...not Luke...:p

about a year and a half ago

Creationist Bets $10k In Proposed Literal Interpretation of Genesis Debate

michael_rendier Hasn't this been done already? (1121 comments)

someone should point him at Kitzmiller v. Dover.

about a year and a half ago

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

michael_rendier Don't be hostile to people (687 comments)

as long as the bottom line matters more to the company than the people, you're not going to get an argument focused on keeping customers, rather litigating additional revenue. treat your potential customers better, you'll generate repeat business and customer base to comfortably provide for everyone, everything AND the bottom line. You loose your customer base to a certain point, and then you have to resort to the new 'fee schedules', 'litigation revenue' etc. which will only serve to push more people away.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Best 3-D Design Software?

michael_rendier Re:OpenSCAD ? (218 comments)

You, Anonymous Sir, just made my day...thank you very much.

about a year and a half ago


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