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Can I Make Slashdot Show More Than 250 Comments?

peipas Addendum (1 comments)

I hope this gets reverted. I have been browsing Slashdot since the late 90s, probably the 4-digit era, and this is the first time I've considered no longer visiting the site.

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Reveals Firefox 4 Plans

peipas Re:Retarded (570 comments)

Too derivative. We need something a little more clever; obscure. Firebird?

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Office 2010, Dissected

peipas Re:Microsoft Office 2010, Dissected (291 comments)

The most important keyboard shortcut I use in Outlook 2007 is to select my signature. Unfortunately, it is extremely similar to the keyboard shortcut for setting high importance and easy to accidentally trigger, so yes, I send more than my share of falsely "high importance" messages. It's so silly that I actually write apology follow ups when this happens.

I think Outlook 2007 has been the best edition so far overall (haven't used 2010) yet they still struggle to avoid going gold without the most fundamental usability issues.

more than 4 years ago
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EU Conducts Test Flights To Assess Impact of Volcanic Ash On Aircraft

peipas Re:Safe to Fly! (410 comments)

Thanks to your comment I read the Wikipedia article in its entirety and the below excerpt is phenomenal:

Despite the lack of time, [Captain Eric] Moody made an announcement to the passengers that has been described as "a masterpiece of understatement":

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control. I trust you are not in too much distress.

more than 4 years ago
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New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

peipas Re:Good thing (949 comments)

I would love to see a viable legal alternative to my current setup

It's more than that, though, because your current setup in many cases should be legal.

How many dollars have been stolen from consumers by way of the politicians that have been bought to extend copyright on works that should have entered the public domain decades ago (copyright is supposed to be for the public benefit, which is why their government enacted it), and how does this compare to the money the industry claims is being stolen now? I think they may owe us a perpetually growing chunk of change, in fact.

And as a preemptive strike against the pedantic counterpoint, let's assume for these purposes that yes, selling somebody the Brooklyn Bridge is stealing from them.

more than 4 years ago
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Accidental Wii Suicide

peipas Re:Suicide? (1343 comments)

I'm not certain I understand why a child needs to be taught not to play with something that looks like a gun. Sure, knives are in the kitchen, as is the stove. Where are these guns, within reach on every flat surface?

more than 4 years ago
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"Patent Markings" Lawsuits Could Run Into the Trillions

peipas Re:Copyrights (193 comments)

Exactly. I'd like to see those NFL motherfuckers pay some coin for "prohibiting" descriptions of games they broadcast.

more than 4 years ago
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"Limited Edition" SSD Has Fastest Storage Speed

peipas Re:All things are a "Limited Edition" (122 comments)

I think Seinfeld, rather, had it right. "Limited to what, how many you can sell?"

more than 4 years ago
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Five Years of YouTube and Forced Evolution

peipas Re:Perish (329 comments)

Further, the number of sites with iPhone-specific versions is surprising. The potential audience is so large that those same developers making fancy flash websites also seem to be making fancy iPhone-tailored editions.

more than 4 years ago
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Pluto — a Complex and Changing World

peipas Space porn? (191 comments)

I'm sorry, but the photos look like an interracial gangbang to me.

more than 4 years ago
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Craig Mundie Wants "Internet Driver's Licenses"

peipas Re:1984 is not a manual (427 comments)

If you have enough money you can pretty much do what you want. Money fuels politics.

The simplest answer is usually the correct one.

more than 4 years ago
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Craig Mundie Wants "Internet Driver's Licenses"

peipas Re:Only if... (427 comments)

That's a good point. To bring in a car analogy, there are laws and standards regarding the vehicles permitted on the road. Would a Microsoft bigwig be championing this idea if it meant an NHTSA would be regulating their ass?

Sounds great actually. Coupled with the Justice Department discouraging monopoly abuse, we'd have the another regulator preventing MS from putting a house of knives on the road.

more than 4 years ago
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India Objects To Google Book Settlement

peipas Your tone suggests it's a bad thing... (169 comments)

Google's proposed settlement of a US lawsuit turns copyright law on its head

Good. Copyright law has been quite ridiculous for some time now.

more than 4 years ago
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I keep track of my passwords ...

peipas Re:Secret Question (414 comments)

I wholeheartedly agree and have practiced this rigorously, to some recently mixed results. I selected the secret question, "What was the name of your first dog?"

Fast forward to my forgotten password. You see, I've never owned a dog. I tried "none," "null," to no avail. Tech support time. "You see..."

Woman: You don't remember? Oh, I see what you did...
Me: No idea!
Woman: It's three letters... I can't say it.
Me: Uhmmm...OH! [feverish typing] Got it reset!

Secret answer: WTF

The best was I was at work as it was a corporate vendor's website.

more than 4 years ago
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I keep track of my passwords ...

peipas Re:All in my head, baby -- all in my head... (414 comments)

It's "My voice is my passport, verify me." You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong. Now make like a tree, and get outta here.

more than 4 years ago
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I keep track of my passwords ...

peipas Re:Obligatory mnemonic (414 comments)

qbasic /run nibbles.bas

[reaches for the turbo button]

more than 4 years ago
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Nokia To Make GPS Navigation Free On Smartphones

peipas Re:Will never buy standalone again. (300 comments)

While I agree with your sentiments, what is an 8Gb camera? Is that like a 1.6GHz hard drive?

more than 4 years ago
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US DOJ Says Kindle In Classroom Hurts Blind Students

peipas Re:Hmm, this seems illogical. (492 comments)

What about blind people who cannot speak? Personally, I don't think universities should be allowed to encourage devices except to the lowest common denominator: Helen Keller.

The solution becomes clear, then, and it's the Braille machine used by Whistler in the movie Sneakers. This, of course, is a completely different device as opposed to a variant of a viable e-book reader the rest of us use but with additional features. Therefore, this device is the only that should be allowed, and we bitches with all of our senses functioning should have some compassion and learn Braille already.

more than 4 years ago
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Until I remember to write '2010' instead of '2009':

peipas Re:How're they gonna say it? (206 comments)

I'm going to miss these last nine years because I was rather fond of using a single-digit year. For example, yesterday was 12-31-9.

more than 3 years ago

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250 Comment Limit-Admins Make Feedback Unpopular?

peipas peipas writes  |  more than 4 years ago

peipas (809350) writes "Recently Slashdot began only showing 250 comments at a time by default, severely castrating the ability of frequent visitors to the website to make reasonable comments when not all were visible by default. A submission was made on the firehose that was red hot for an extensive period until it was suddenly flagged as "blue", the lowest rating, permanently. Where did this assignment originate?"
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Can I Make Slashdot Show More Than 250 Comments?

peipas peipas writes  |  more than 4 years ago

peipas (809350) writes "Recently when viewing Slashdot I've noticed that if I leave a comment my comment does not appear upon refreshing the article's discussion. Upon further review and this happening multiple times, including my making comments that are redundant I have discovered Slashdot is now limiting my discussion viewing to 250 comments and I need to click "more" to see the full conversation. How can I restore the full view without needing to remember that extra click each time and seeming like a fool if I don't? How can people possibly contribute intelligently to Slashdot's main appeal, discussion, if it's not presented in full by default? My girlfriend tells me Facebook makes changes like this all the time."
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SCOTUS to Examine FCC 'Fleeting Expletives' Rules

peipas peipas writes  |  more than 6 years ago

peipas (809350) writes "The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to examine the Federal Communications Commission's ability to levy fines against broadcasters for so-called 'fleeting expletives' after Fox Broadcasting challenged the FCC's enforcement of unpublished decency standards. Ironically, the Associated Press itself censors the expletives it quotes in the article."
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peipas peipas writes  |  more than 7 years ago

peipas (809350) writes "We already know that Dell has reintroduced XP as an option for orders. While this is an admirable concession to consumer demands despite expectations from Microsoft to sell their new product, you may not be aware that Dell is threatening to penalize consumers who choose XP over Vista. Placing an XP order on Dell's website alludes to their XP software shortage by suggesting order delays."

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