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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

petergriffinismyhero Re:Terrible names (375 comments)

Charms bar? Continuum? Names used to be fairly intuitive, and even when they weren't completely intuitive their names were derived from their technical function. I'm thinking "context menu", "start menu", "task list", "quick-launch menu", and "system tray". Now they're just marketing doublespeak.

The Charms Bar describes the quantum state of all the Charm quarks used by your install of Windows 10 (within the bounds of quantum mechanics of course).

3 days ago

Ad Company Using Verizon Tracking Header To Recreate Deleted Cookies

petergriffinismyhero Dark Lord of the Sith says... (70 comments)

Man, those guys at Verizon are getting the job done. I gotta step up my game.

about two weeks ago

Dragon Age: Inquisition Reviewed and Benchmarked

petergriffinismyhero LOTRO clone, but with more bugs (91 comments)

It's interface is a mess on the PC with KB/mouse. It is visually good, but nothing groundbreaking. The game really feels like a LOTRO rip-off though, except with a lot more interface and design bugs. Best RPG in decades? It may not even be the best RPG out right now. It's certainly not the best Dragon Age. I like the game so far, but I am not in love with it, the design flaws make it hard to love.

about 2 months ago

Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

petergriffinismyhero This is yet another idea bound to fail because (264 comments)

criminals won't wear them when committing a crime. Even embedding the devices into the body would not work reliably as anything that can be put in can also be taken out. I bet an EMP device could also be used to disable them without invasive surgery. What you'll end up with is a bunch of data on people who are not committing crimes, and a scant few pieces of data on the dumbest of the dumb who would fire a gun with one of these on.

about 5 months ago

US CEO Says French Workers Have Three-Hour Work Day

petergriffinismyhero Re: It's The American Drean (1313 comments)

please, fox just lies, saying other news networks are somehow as bad is ridiculous.

please, they ALL lie, saying that FOX is worse than MSNBC is ridiculous, as both outlets are really really bad. You have to look really hard to find objectivity nowadays.

about 2 years ago

New Hampshire Cops Use Taser On Woman Buying Too Many iPhones

petergriffinismyhero Google Translate? (936 comments)

Oh oh ya... I guess tasing would be better than accessing a google site from an Apple store. Good grief.

more than 2 years ago

"Breathtakingly Stupid" EU Cookie Law Passes

petergriffinismyhero Re:Cookies? They is not necessairy, no. (447 comments)

Well put and exactly right. BTW, who's going to be paying to retrofit all these millions of websites so that cookies are no longer integral to them? YOU will, that's who. Stupid, dumb, stupid idea.

more than 5 years ago

'Wiretapping' Charges May Be Oddest Ever Recorded

petergriffinismyhero What about lip reading machines... (439 comments)

Would it be legal to use a machine to lip-read and store said conversation from video only? The software exists today, and works quit well. No need to store the audio if you can lip-read it from the video.

more than 5 years ago

Norfolk Police Officers To Be Tagged To Improve Response Times

petergriffinismyhero Re:Picking on werewolves (150 comments)

The whole "preying on the innocent" thing comes to mind...

more than 5 years ago

Multiple Fiber Cuts In San Francisco Area

petergriffinismyhero Once again... (368 comments)

...the Mythbusters crew have escaped blame.

more than 5 years ago

French Assembly Rejects Three Strikes Bill

petergriffinismyhero Re:Since when? (129 comments)

They are only against strikes when they are on bourgeois American television stations like ESPN.

more than 5 years ago


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