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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

murdocj Re:Not about ease, about authority (230 comments)

I don't have any mod points, so please, please, please mod the parent up.

about a week ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

murdocj Re:Not about ease, about authority (230 comments)

You mean a hoop like paying for it? That hoop? That's right, I forgot that Slashdot is the "I want that, I'm entitled to it, why shouldn't I steal it" crowd.

about a week ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

murdocj Re:If the Grand Ayatollah's against it.... (542 comments)

Yes, it would be much better if the laws were constantly variable, so you had no idea what the rules were. Sort of like Russia. Where the only rule is "don't cross Putin" and everything else gets bent to that end.

about three weeks ago
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China Gives Microsoft 20 Days To Respond To Competition Probe

murdocj Re:Free market escapades! (79 comments)

If you think this is about free economics, China has a bridge it wants to sell you.

about three weeks ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

murdocj Re:If the Grand Ayatollah's against it.... (542 comments)

they don't teach facts, they teach opinions.

They don't teach facts at law schools either, they teach legal opinions.

They try to teach you how to reason & argue & back up your opinion with facts. Which is a little different then saying "on page 392 of the holy book God himself said X, that's it, end of story".

about three weeks ago
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Battle of the Heavy Lift Rockets

murdocj Re:Competition is good. (211 comments)

Hey, those guys are stealing our stolen money!

about three weeks ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

murdocj Re:Or... (276 comments)

No, I was just responding to your angry post. But nice try :)

about a month ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

murdocj Re:Or... (276 comments)

No one is "hijacking" anything. Gamers are people who spend time playing games, generally video games. If you look at the total population of such, there are significantly more adult women than teenage boys. It's just a fact. If you feel the need to feel "special" and come up with another term, go for it.

about a month ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

murdocj Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

thinking about it some more, why on earth did Thunderbird not simply give you a configuration screen, with a "try to auto-configure" button? Rather than dumping you into a 5 minute epic fail process automatically?

about a month ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

murdocj Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

At the time I used it, there wasn't a way to switch off auto-config, at least not an obvious way. You had to wait till it was displaying approximately the right configuration and then interrupt it, because if it got to the end, it left you in a screen where you could not complete the configuration. Whoever developed it clearly had way too much time on his hands, because it is so much simpler to just let the user type in the few pieces of information required. If it wanted to "suggest" some values, that would be fine, but this was totally borked.

And yes, it was quite literally horrible. I suspect most users would have either given up, or spent hours hunting for an answer. The attitude that produced that experience is exactly why users end up with proprietary software.

about a month ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

murdocj Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

It was a political decision that was reversed by politicians. The original decision wasn't some shining beacon of light and the reversal wasn't the triumph of the Dark Lord. The original decision was made to cater to the audience of the party in power, and no doubt the reversal was the same.

about a month ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

murdocj Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

My experience with Thunderbird horrific. Haven't used it in years, but when I did it was excruciating. Even simple things like setting up the connection to servers was painful. Thunderbird tried to do some crappy auto-configuration and unless I interrupted it at exactly the right point, it left me in a screen where I could NOT enter the server configuration. Physically wasn't possible. One of my happiest days was when I got off that steaming turd.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

murdocj Re: It's a still a nice PC. (337 comments)

As an Apple fan boy, even I don't own an iPad. I just don't see a need for any tablet in my life, my iPhone is enough. For mobile computing I have an IBM T40 and T41 with Linux installed with Open Office. My desktop PCs are Mac Minis with MS Office installed.

Same here. I have tried to convince myself to pull the trigger on buying a tablet of some form, and I just can't see the use. Maybe if I traveled a lot I'd get one for games & movies on a plane, but otherwise, I'm rarely out of reach of a laptop or desktop, and my ITouch does the job when I'm traveling. A co-worker who is an apple fanboy raved about his IPad, and then I didn't see it for a while. I finally asked him about it and he said he had stopped using it. Which kind of says it all.

about a month ago
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Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia

murdocj Re:The problem with American Embargos (254 comments)

Really? you aren't really comparing the USA to Russia, are you? Russia? Where running against Putin puts you in jail indefinitely? Where being gay is illegal?

Ah yes, Slashdot... welcome to the herd.

about a month and a half ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

murdocj Re:Poor Israel (402 comments)

Uh, yes, when Hamas fires rockets into Israel (which I think you can safely consider an act of war) Israel does "re-enter" Gaza. I suppose you'd be happy if those darned Jews just took it as victims, like the good old days. Sorry, those days are over.

about a month and a half ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

murdocj Re: Hamas are Terrorists (402 comments)

Genocide? Really? When Hamas stores and fires missiles from civilian centers, what is Israel supposed to do? Politely ask Hamas to step away from their human shields.

I don't know who said this but it sums the situation up quite clearly: "Israel uses missiles to protect its civilians. Hamas uses civilians to protect its missiles".

about a month and a half ago
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Lionsgate Sues Limetorrents, Played.to, and Others Over Expendables 3 Leak

murdocj Re:The DHS Is On The Case (207 comments)

The problem with this sort of hysteria is that it makes people forget how horrible true fascism is. It conflates looking for illegal downloaders with rounding up and slaughtering millions of people. Can we save the rhetoric for when we need it?

about a month and a half ago
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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

murdocj Re:And unsurprisingly (117 comments)

That's the point. AMD is putting a lot more into the GPU on chip so if what you want is graphics and you don't care so much about CPU, they are a good deal. Why buy more CPU than you need and get crap graphics?

about a month and a half ago

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Recount proves no fraud in NH Primary

murdocj murdocj writes  |  more than 6 years ago

murdocj (543661) writes "You can take off those tin foil hats, because the recount results of the NH Primary are in, and the hand count matches the machine count. Everyone can now move on the conspiracy around the Texas flying saucer.

In fact, only 40% of the vote was recounted (that's all the Dennis Kucinich was willing to pay for), but that 40% shows that the machine and hand counts match up nicely. As was pointed out when this "story" broke, areas that have machine counting tend to have different demographics than hand-counted areas, and thus a difference in voting patterns."

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