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An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

Peter Kingsbury Re:what is this even talking about? (107 comments)

But it's not just about the source... it's about the community, the support from the original authors, the available knowledge and comprehension that transcends wiki docs, as well as having a team large enough to be able to realistically continue its development in the foreseeable future. To lose these things abruptly doesn't mean that all the source code was deleted but rather that the virtual ecosystem was.


How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

Peter Kingsbury Graph 89 (359 comments)

Never had to buy a TI-84, but this ( looks interesting, and is far cheaper ($3.74 CAD).

about two weeks ago

New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

Peter Kingsbury Re:Responsive Web Design (161 comments)

Name all desktop and mobile combinations which (a) include all contemporary desktop and mobile options, and (b) which don't include shitty desktop and mobile options. Impossible, you say? Then your point is moot.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Peter Kingsbury Origin's Ultima Series (382 comments)

I grew up on Ultima IV and V, and when Ultima VII (Black Gate + Forge of Virtue) came out... well now. I'll just happily exist in this virtual world forever.

about three weeks ago

What's After Big Data?

Peter Kingsbury Big Marketing (87 comments)

Think Minority Report-style marketing.

about a month ago

UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

Peter Kingsbury As we stop practising driving... (190 comments)

...we will forget how to drive. Do you really want someone who hasn't driven in months or years to suddenly wrest control of the car during an emergency situation and expect the outcome to be better than what the computer could handle?

about 1 month ago

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

Peter Kingsbury Best. April Fool's Joke. Evar. (1040 comments)

Let's see if it sticks...

Incidentally, it's just been mandated that Ontario's minimum wage will go up to $11 from $10.25. Nice to see the peons slowly catching up to inflation right before it takes off again.

about 4 months ago

New PostgreSQL Guns For NoSQL Market

Peter Kingsbury Re:the hype (162 comments)

But java IS coffee!

about 4 months ago

Average American Cable Subscriber Gets 189 Channels and Views 17

Peter Kingsbury 0 channels (340 comments)

I find since having gotten rid of service from the local cable provider (die! Rogers! die!) over 3 years ago, having exactly zero channels to choose from takes comfortably out of "entertainment multiple choice", and into the realm of defining my own style of entertainment, whether from an online provider (NetFlix when they have good content, or other web providers who offer it, if it's interesting), DVD/BluRay (if I want to own it), and other sources for anything else I want to watch.

about 4 months ago

A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software

Peter Kingsbury Alternate solution: (199 comments)

Open source released software.

Don't like the new version? Fork it yourself, and fix it yourself.

Or stop whining.

about 6 months ago

Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

Peter Kingsbury Manna (664 comments)

Strongly recommend reading/buying this from Kindle (for less than a dollar). It's a great and important read.

about 7 months ago

Google Brings AmigaOS to Chrome Via Native Client Emulation

Peter Kingsbury Re:Give me a damn web browser (157 comments)

Google fanbois don't need emulated lemmings...

about 9 months ago

Soviet Union Spent $1 Billion On "Psychotronic" Arms Race With the US

Peter Kingsbury Psychotron (230 comments)

Assassin in stealth
Assailant from Hell
Impervious to damage
Computer on board
Engaged in war
Non-stop combatant
Maybe not a mutant, maybe a man
Part bionic
And organic
Not a cyborg
Call him Psychotron
Burning inside
Godspeed in glide
Battle plan running
A killing machine
Just downright mean
And forever gunning
Maybe not a mutant, maybe a man
Target to destroy
Arms in employ
Full assault fire threat
Sensors indicate
You will terminate
Life systems disconnect

about 9 months ago

Amazon Reveals "Prime Air", Their Plans For 30-minute Deliveries By Drone

Peter Kingsbury Purolator III: Rise of the Drones (397 comments)

It's almost like they're building a network... in the sky...

about 10 months ago

Cupertino Approves New Apple Spaceship HQ

Peter Kingsbury Proposed Name? (172 comments)


about 10 months ago


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