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Critic Cites Revenge of the Sith As "Generation's Greatest Work of Art"

roidzrus In other news... (376 comments)

In other news; an art critics is a fool.

about 2 years ago
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USPS Reports $15.9 Billion Loss, Asks Congress For Help

roidzrus See ya later! (473 comments)

When they were entirely self-sufficient, no one could really complain--they didn't cost us anything, and they provided a decent-enough service. Now that they're asking for help, though, I think it's time we cut them loose, or significantly reduce their capacity. Maybe only have mail for those without computers, and deliver once a week.

about 2 years ago
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Physicists Propose "Perpetual Motion" Time Crystals

roidzrus Seems reasonable (153 comments)

I'm pretty sure this is what the Power Rangers used to beat Lord Zedd.

about 2 years ago
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Amazon Considering Buying Texas Instrument's Chip Business

roidzrus Re:Big Move (108 comments)

Why?

about 2 years ago
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Amazon Considering Buying Texas Instrument's Chip Business

roidzrus Big Move (108 comments)

This is a big move for Amazon, especially considering their Kindle doesn't necessarily demand huge amounts of performance, especially not in comparison to the iPad and other high-end Android tablets. I never really thought they would go this way, but now I can't help but wonder if they're going to expand toward phones as well. It seems that they could have just as easily sourced chips from Qualcomm unless they had something huge planned.

about 2 years ago
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Shut Up and Play Nice: How the Western World Is Limiting Free Speech

roidzrus They're not exactly innocent, either (1160 comments)

Religious hate speech can be a two way street; I've heard some not-so-nice things said by them about Jews and Christians.

about 2 years ago
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How Facebook Can Out Your Most Personal Secrets

roidzrus Privacy is the new oil (467 comments)

Privacy will soon be the most sought-after world commodity, and unfortunately we can't get in the middle east.

about 2 years ago
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Windows 8: Do I Really Need a Single OS?

roidzrus Re:Just one for me, thanks (344 comments)

Said by someone who's not married to even a single wife, obviously.

Said by someone who's not even dating grammar.

about 2 years ago
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Windows 8: Do I Really Need a Single OS?

roidzrus Re:Just one for me, thanks (344 comments)

Well then you've got to get a decent virtual machine.

about 2 years ago
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Windows 8: Do I Really Need a Single OS?

roidzrus Just one for me, thanks (344 comments)

To me, having multiple operating systems on a computer is like having multiple wives--there's no tangible downside to it, but it just feels wrong.

about 2 years ago
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In Under 10 Hours, Google Patches Chrome To Plug Hole Found At Its Pwnium Event

roidzrus Re:ban Java in schools (113 comments)

What were they using Real for, anyway?

about 2 years ago
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In Under 10 Hours, Google Patches Chrome To Plug Hole Found At Its Pwnium Event

roidzrus Re:ban Java in schools (113 comments)

Why Real? I didn't even think they were still in business, to be honest.

about 2 years ago
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In Under 10 Hours, Google Patches Chrome To Plug Hole Found At Its Pwnium Event

roidzrus Re:What about Java? (113 comments)

The only solution is to ban Java in schools and set up a government agency to monitor Java tutorials online and disable them. We may never see the fruits of this work, but maybe some day, our children's children will live in a world where no eight year old boy ever has to get exploited by a rogue Java applet.

about 2 years ago
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In Under 10 Hours, Google Patches Chrome To Plug Hole Found At Its Pwnium Event

roidzrus Re:What about Java? (113 comments)

Frankly Java doesn't bother me as if you aren't working with the enterprise or with a few apps like GoToMyPC its easy enough to avoid, its the Adobe products that bite home users square in the ass. When you look at the combined number of bugs out there for Flash and Reader Adobe has been pretty piss poor when it comes to security yet sadly there are no replacements in sight.

HTML V5 is frankly half ass and piss poor, it sucks CPU cycles like a drunk sucking down free drinks and without GPU acceleration is completely unusable on anything low power, not to mention it doesn't even cover half the use cases of Flash, and all of the PDF readers other than Adobe end up choking on PDFs made by Adobe Acrobat thanks to all the funky features the free versions never seem to get around to implementing.

So while I'll happily give credit to the Google team and hope their patch makes it up the Chromium branch to all the variants quickly there is plenty of other bad software out there besides Java and unlike Java a lot harder to just avoid.

While for the current exploit, simply disabling Java from your web browser should suffice; try uninstalling it. You'll find that even the latest version of Photoshop, which doesn't even seem to have any dependency on Java, still somehow requires it to install. Matlab, Maple, and plenty of other software has Java as a dependency. I agree with you on HTML5, though. I can't even get font antialiasing to reliably work or antialiasing on any angled edge.

about 2 years ago
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In Under 10 Hours, Google Patches Chrome To Plug Hole Found At Its Pwnium Event

roidzrus What about Java? (113 comments)

Oracle could take a lesson from this.

about 2 years ago

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