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Our Lazy Solar Dynamo — Hello Dalton Minimum?

rtyhurst Re:No problem! (571 comments)

Augggh!

Augggh!

It's the end of the solar system!

Time for lots of unsafe sex, petty crime, and abuse of recreational drugs!

*soiling with fear*

more than 3 years ago
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Solar Storms Could Bring Northern Lights South

rtyhurst Re:So it is time to... (88 comments)

All our base are belong to CME!

*soiling*

more than 3 years ago
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AMD Radeon HD 6950 Can Be Unlocked To HD 6970

rtyhurst Re:O! the Humanity! (191 comments)

Athlon XP?

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Ready To Talk Windows On ARM

rtyhurst Re:No surprise (342 comments)

So many mobile devices run on ARM, and it's expanding its use so rapidly, the only surprise is that Microsoft has taken so long to get to it.

more than 3 years ago
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Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory At South Pole

rtyhurst Re:TRIPLE THREAT! (78 comments)

No.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Puts the Kibosh On Kinect Sex Game Plans

rtyhurst Re:Obligatory (419 comments)

So much for my "Tijuana Donkey App"...

more than 3 years ago
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Is Going To an Elite College Worth the Cost?

rtyhurst Re:cue the dropouts (391 comments)

I went to Pinche Cabron Medical School in Guadalajara and I'm now doing brain surgeries out of the back of my van in a mall in Topeka.

And making quite a nice living too, thank you.

Damn ObamaCare!

more than 3 years ago
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Spamhaus Under DDoS Over Wikileaks.info

rtyhurst Re:kids these days (295 comments)

It looks like it's more dangerous to attack the Russian mafia than the US government.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft, Apple, EMC, and Oracle Form Patent Bloc

rtyhurst It means we're doomed! (113 comments)

It means we're eventually looking at one giant IT company that controls everything!

"Microappacle-EMC" will have one OS, one set of server protocols, and one line of shoddy consumer goods at ridiculous prices.

OMFG!

more than 2 years ago
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Yahoo! To Close Delicious

rtyhurst Re:man (311 comments)

I would cordially like to invite whoever modded the post above as flamebait for telling the unvarnished truth about Microsoft to grab an idea about how moderation works.

If you disagree with something or don't like what it says, that gives you no right to mod it down.

Grow a pair.

more than 3 years ago
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Gmail Creator Says Chrome OS Is As Good As Dead

rtyhurst Re:I beg to differ (349 comments)

That's nice.

So Windows OS goes walkabout occasionally.

If your data isn't corrupted you're probably not looking at anything worse than a "last best configuration" or an OS re-install.

Imagine you've got a critical project due immediately and the web goes tits-up (as shaw.ca does around here occasionally).

Unless you're well backed up locally, you're hosed.

Welcome to "The Cloud"...

more than 3 years ago
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NSS Labs Browser Report Says IE Is the Best, Google Disagrees

rtyhurst Re:Socially engineered attacks ARE a huge problem (205 comments)

Not only did it beat Chrome 5 (3 versions behind the current), it also beat hell out Netscape Navigator 4.0 and Firefox 1.1...

more than 3 years ago
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MS Hypes Win7 Tablets For CES — Again

rtyhurst Re:Win7 (188 comments)

If Microsoft voluntarily did what gets done to monopolies - breaking them up into smaller companies - they might still have a chance.

I have no doubt there's plenty of brain power in Redmond.

It's the corporate culture that sucks in so many ways that have been discussed here: including FUD, top-down inflexibility, and straitjacketed thinking.

Imagine Microsoft spinning off a "mostly independent" skunkworks to develop a next-gen tablet (or anything else).

I think the results might be surprising.

more than 3 years ago
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MS Hypes Win7 Tablets For CES — Again

rtyhurst Re:You'd better hope Win 7 for tablets does well (188 comments)

Well who doesn't "prefer an old, well-known, slowly dying monopoly like Microsoft"?

Given a choice, I mean.

Those Mozilla and Android upstarts are just muddying the waters, right?

more than 3 years ago
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MS Hypes Win7 Tablets For CES — Again

rtyhurst Re:UI Upgrade? (188 comments)

I for one look forward to the brilliant success of the Windows tablet, in an unbroken string of triumphs from DOS to the Windows phone!

After all they invented "innovation"...

They're so clever they can make their Windows 7 OS work in anything... even in computers!

more than 3 years ago

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Google: Microsoft is Maybe Not Evil

rtyhurst rtyhurst writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rtyhurst writes "In a
delicious irony, the same PC World story that has Google executives
declaring their opposition to "evil" at the Web 2.0 conference, also
mentions Google and Microsoft executives chatting amicably about
mapping software:
"And in a rare display of corporate affection, representatives from
Internet archrivals Google and Microsoft sat beside each other at a
panel on online maps and exchanged pleasantries.
"The slightly surreal moment came about halfway through the a panel
titled "Edge: Mapping." Brian McClendon, engineering director and
product manager of Google Earth, commended his Microsoft peer Erik
Jorgensen, general manager of Live Search, for Microsoft's support of
Google's Keyhole Markup Language (KML)."
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,138707-page,1/article.html/"

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