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Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

readingaccount Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (413 comments)

I fucking HATE this argument that if something like Linux is not working out for me, I have no reason to criticize because it's free. That's great, so I'll just use Windows then because it gives me less pain, now what? People will spend money if it saves them some pain.

Being free is NOT a reason to abstain being critical of its quality. Nothing gets better if they keep their standards low. I'm not saying Windows 8 is amazing or anything - I do think it was something of a misstep for Microsoft. But after years of trying Linux, always giving up because it was too flakey, or didn't run the software I wanted, or had too many problems with hardware, it's fucking ended as far as I'm concerned. I'd rather live with Windows 8 than try another Linux distro for as long as I live, and don't really give a damn what the zealots think.

about a year ago
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Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

readingaccount Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (413 comments)

I've found bugs in various Linux distro's installers of all places. I consider them worse bugs than what one can find in Windows, mainly because it shows a lack of care and concern about edge-cases.

Fuck I hate Linux (on the desktop) these days. No concern about quality at all.

about a year ago
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Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

readingaccount Re:so pony up, Microsoft want agile extreme only (413 comments)

Shouldn't have posted that. Better to let them wallow in their own ignorance rather than correct them with information which is very, very easy to find on the net. They've already made up their mind because if they really wanted to know the truth, they would have found out by now.

about a year ago
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Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

readingaccount Re: Dont Care (413 comments)

Couldn't you just stay in the desktop mode and not worry about the tiles then? Hyperbole just ruins any argument you make.

about a year ago
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Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

readingaccount Re:Oh hell no (413 comments)

Well, guess we don't need MSDN subscriptions anymore then now that they're fucking useless.

Apart from the fact you hate Microsoft and are probably not willing to listen to reason, MSDN subs are great because they provide access to almost all of Microsoft's software repository. Just because Win 8.1 isn't going to be released early on MSDN does not invalidate the preexisting benefits of having the sub.

about a year ago
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Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

readingaccount Re:Issue is overblown (413 comments)

Well that's interesting, since my comment is almost a word-for-word copy of the first comment on the respective ArsTechnica article of this story, and that comment got a large number of upvotes and not a single downvote.

So I'm betting I'm right.

about a year ago
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Devs Flay Microsoft For Withholding Windows 8.1 RTM

readingaccount Issue is overblown (413 comments)

The APIs were in the CTP. If nothing changed it shouldn't be as scary as the story indicates. Though it does make for good MS bashing, which is why it's here.

about a year ago
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New Keyboard Accessory Shocks Users When They Try To Go On Facebook

readingaccount Re:Thank Heavens (125 comments)

If you're getting friction burns from pr0n, you're missing some of the necessary additional equipment (e.g. a lube of some sort).

about a year ago
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Google Claims ChromeCast Local Streaming Only Broken Because of SDK Changes

readingaccount No shit (82 comments)

Yeah, people fucking pointed this multiple times (here and elsewhere), but this rather important tidbit was lost among the noise that is misguided Internet rage.

The Internet is extremely good at pushing things out of context or missing that little bit of info that completely changes the meaning of something. Like that image of Will Smith's family looking shocked over Miley Cyrus' act at the VMAs even though the picture-in-picture clearly showed it was Lady Gaga's act. But hey, people love to not pay attention to the details. It's faster that way.

about a year ago
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Could a Grace Hopper Get Hired In Today's Silicon Valley?

readingaccount Re:Female programmers (608 comments)

Man you post such a dreary outlook on a guy's life. Some of us have decent employers, leave entitlements, and not such drastic outcomes regarding unemployment.

Oh wait... you're an American! I forgot how completely fucked up your country is and probably not knowing any better.

about a year ago
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Linux 3.11-rc7 Release Celebrates 22 Years of Linux

readingaccount Re:Is it ready for the desktop ? (151 comments)

A lot of the times no longer maintained could stand for 'Project is stable enough'

Strongly disagree. Maintenance isn't just about fixing bugs - it's also about making sure the damn thing keeps running after the environment changes. Newer toolkits, libraries, heck various distro changes can result in an unmaintained project not even compiling anymore without changes, which may or may not be trivial. Maintenance ensures said project can survive while everything changes.

In Windows, maintenance isn't so important because Windows is extremely capable in terms of backwards compatibility. Linux is not quite as capable because of the availability of source for most of its software, as there's an assumption that a recompile is enough in most cases when running on newer distros. But things change enough that maintenance is still an important part, particularly for open-source software. A project without maintenance is something you should stay away from if you think you'll be using it for the long term.

about a year ago
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Elon Musk's New Hologram Project Invites 'Iron Man' Comparisons

readingaccount Armor (135 comments)

Fine, well if Musk's not going to bother making the IM Armor, I'll make my own! With embedded blackjack and holographic hookers! You know what... forget the suit!

about a year ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

readingaccount Picard says WTF is this shit (506 comments)

I was honestly expecting it to say EVARZ instead of Ever. It would have fit the summary/story a lot more appropriately.

about a year ago
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Meet the Programmer Behind Social Fixer

readingaccount Re:Stop it already (64 comments)

Its kinda sad that there are FB supporters on slashdot, shouldn't you know better?

Slashdot is open to all types of people, and even Slashdotters are prone to narcissism (which Facebook encourages, hence is so prevalent with).

about a year ago
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Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years

readingaccount Re:When a secret is a criminal act, it's evidence. (491 comments)

He gave them directly to foreign nationals, end of story. He could have given them to members of congress, state legislators, or the mayor of his home town for christ's sake.

If the system is corrupt, trying to work within the rules of the system is going to lead nowhere. They're far too well-insulated against anything which should rock the boat, and for those who ARE part of the system but aren't quite corrupted yet, there aren't many people willing to risk their necks to rock said boat when it will just straight up again after they're gone.

about a year ago
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Comcast Threatens TorrentFreak For Posting Public Court Document

readingaccount Re:Dear Comcast, fuck off (215 comments)

Or worse, scrapes a question from a forum that I also want answered but no-one replied to, hence duplicating the amount of suck one has to wade through.

about a year ago
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Diablo 3 Expansion Announced: Reaper of Souls

readingaccount Re:Expect high sales (137 comments)

Look how long it's taken for people to abandon EA. It's been years since they were considered the worst company ever and they are just now starting to feel that wrath.

Hah! Really? There are previews for Sims 4 now and I guarantee you it will rake in the cash for EA once it's released - particularly since its main audience are generally not dedicated gamers who peruse gaming news sites and probably aren't aware of EA's behavior.

Not to mention, stuff like the latest Humble Bundle being all EA/Origin stuff, which is turning out to be likely the largest bundle in terms of purchases/revenue of all the bundles so far. You're right - gamers are stupid. But I think they're a bit more stupid than you think.

about a year ago
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"Jekyll" Test Attack Sneaks Through Apple App Store, Wreaks Havoc

readingaccount Re:Apple review process = a few seconds? (206 comments)

Nah, I get your point. Figured I'd just have a bit of fun at the examples you originally posted, but you're right, the previous poster was way too broad.

about a year ago
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"Jekyll" Test Attack Sneaks Through Apple App Store, Wreaks Havoc

readingaccount Re:Apple review process = a few seconds? (206 comments)

Nobody needs Instagram, Facebook of Twitter apps

If the world lost such apps, it would be just that litter bit nicer to live in I think.

about a year ago
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Protests Mount In New Zealand Against New Surveillance Laws

readingaccount Re:20-30 ms is massive (138 comments)

People who run servers often have some idea of the ping time to them. I know the ping time to my servers from home even though I can't react at super-human speeds, catch bullets in my teeth, fire lasers from my eyes, or anything of that nature.

Wait... you can't do those things? And you call yourself a system admin? Tisk, tisk, tisk,

about a year ago

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