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Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

notknown86 The obligatory: (712 comments)

Hate beta? soylentnews.org is the solution.

about a year ago

What If the "Sharing Economy" Organized a Strike, and Nobody Came?

notknown86 Re:Two kids, one cake (139 comments)

Kind of like how a "better way" for books led to a cottage industry in the creation of positive book reviews...

Books, mind you, have the distinct advantage of not having a large knife in the glove box.

about a year ago

The Linux Backdoor Attempt of 2003

notknown86 Re:OMG enough (360 comments)

"Let's just go forward with what we know"

Urgh. Frankly I prefer hypotheses and the scientific method.

about a year ago

Fire At Hynix FAB May Bump DRAM Prices

notknown86 Working conditions (77 comments)

the damage is not as severe as it seems as the smoke created was because the fire was concentrated in the air purification facilities that are linked to the rooftop of the fab

Heck, filling the building with smoke might even *improve* the quality of the air for the workers in those facilities!

about a year ago

How Do You Get Better Bug Reports From Users?

notknown86 Re:Depends on your users (205 comments)

You ignore the Bush paradox: if you elevate your idiots above their ken, they become more dangerous idiots.

about a year and a half ago

What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

notknown86 Re:because desktop linux is a toy and novelty (1215 comments)

I quite like my Windows applications - Photoshop, MS Office, Matlab, Winamp... even ACDSee Pro.

You're living in the past, dude.

Have you not been introduced to streaming video for your porn needs?

about a year and a half ago

In Praise of the King: 1.7M Social Media Comments In Thailand

notknown86 Ballmering (104 comments)

It reminds me of the comments that understand my frustration with unusable things, but personally find that Windows 8 is an incredibly usable operating system and I just don't understand how usable it truly is.

about a year and a half ago

Wired Writer Imagines Google Island

notknown86 Re:Techno-homoerotic fantasy (150 comments)

Just be thankful that the Moderate Safe Search was switched on - the bit where he and Google's Larry Page went to Erection Cove together was clearly inappropriate...

about a year and a half ago

Ubuntu Touch Developers Aim for Daily Phone Usability Before June

notknown86 Yuk! Last time I RTFA (83 comments)

"Wait. Other Linux developers don't eat their own dogfood?" That's right.

Hubris much?

You do realise that a large percentage of open source projects are started with the intention of filling a need that is currently not satisified by other software? (Novel concept, I know!). And therefore, there is an imperative to "dogfood" as soon as possible.

Granted, those open source projects weren't led by an asshole dictator with a commercial imperative. And hey, I've been unfortunate enough to try Unity. Given that precedent for "usability", dog-fooding in this case may well be a painful process

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Would You Accept 'Bitcoin-Ware' Apps?

notknown86 Re:Oh for Christ's sake (232 comments)

It isn't a scheme at all - until it collapses. Then, and only then, can we know what type of scheme it was. Until that day, it could be a ponzi scheme. It could be all kind of things!

The structure you describe (pump-and-dump) beautifully encapsulates the behavior of the feeder funds who delivered Madoff a large portion of his billions. But we don't remember that as a pump-and-dump now.

And: bitcoin was created by a well known and reputable entity (cough), with security methodologies ensuring value that are thoroughly understood by it's investors (cough) and are traded on open, transparent exchanges (cough). Why, the chances of that being a ponzi scheme would be like that of a stock certificate sold by the chairman of the Nasdaq himself being fraudulent!

about a year and a half ago

Carnegie Mellon Offers Wee QWERTY Texting Tech For Impossibly Tiny Devices

notknown86 Make fingers smaller. (100 comments)

Just suprised no-one has thought of this solution before. Acedemics, pfft!

about a year and a half ago

An Exploration of BlackBerry 10's Programming API

notknown86 Re:Crack (100 comments)

Sold one million to one customer alone in North America, that should be.

Given that no-one is admitting to that purchase, is it beyond the realm of belief that they brought those themselves?

about a year and a half ago

Google Releases Glass Kernel Source Code

notknown86 Re:Could someone with privacy concerns please resp (205 comments)

Because the mark of the beast is now available not just on your right hand, but also on your forehead!

And so, it becomes clearer why the Google Chrome logo has the "666" hidden in it - so you can have not only the name of the beast on your chosen device... but also.. the number of his name!

Kind of a shame really, cause I was totally sure that Steve Jobs was the Anti-Christ. Eric Schmidt is a bit of a let down.

about 2 years ago

Ricin Tainted Letter Sent to Senator and Possibly the President

notknown86 Re:B.S. (461 comments)

This is premature BS. This info is based on the first tests, which were not conclusive. That's why your "source" says they are "waiting for further tests results"!!!

Yeah, I've made this mistake before .... Lily of the Valley.... *cough*...

about 2 years ago

Russia Adding $50 Billion To Space Effort

notknown86 Re:Thankyou Putin! (130 comments)

It sure would be nice if this served as a wake up call to Congress. Our space program could use some attention too (...the good kind).

I doubted this was Newt Gingrich, too... until I saw the 33333. Total money.

about 2 years ago

Microsoft Mulling Smaller Windows 8 Tablets

notknown86 Re:Yes, I'm sure that will do (145 comments)

Obviously, they misread "Microsoft will have to settle for a small share of the tablet market" as "Microsoft will have to settle for a share of the small tablet market".

about 2 years ago

Microsoft, Partners Probed Over Bribery Claims

notknown86 Story is obviously untrue! (137 comments)

Here's how it ACTUALLY went down:

Ballmer walks into room, wielding chair.

"You know, there's a lot of not-nice things that can happen when you standardize around a non-Microsoft office format..."

about 2 years ago

More From Canonical Employee On: "Why Mir?"

notknown86 Re:Canonical lately (337 comments)

I'd recommend dumping ubuntu and moving to mint as the base for kubuntu.

The new name (first two letters from kubuntu, last two letters from mint) would pay an appropriate tribute to Mark Shuttleworth.

about 2 years ago


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