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Figuring Out the iPad's Place

spruce Re:Price Problem (333 comments)

Undoing accidental mod

about 9 months ago

Google Begins To Merge Google+, Gmail Contacts

spruce Re:bad bad idea (339 comments)

So your argument is basically "yes you'll have a forced social account you don't want (which if you follow the rules has to be in your name,) but it's not that bad." Fuck you and Google.

I've had a gmail account almost as long as it's been out, I love my Nexus 5. I'm not someone who flips out over small issues (IMHO,) - but I'm seriously considering dropping all google services due to forced integration, and several of my friends are in the same boat. If I can't have contacts outside of G+ I'll drop them without another thought. Google is new in the completely pissing off customers market - but with the forced integration of Youtube, G+ nags, etc. they're catching up quickly.

1 year,16 days

Microsoft May Finally Put Windows RT Out To Pasture

spruce Re:900 bucks (293 comments)

Well that explains some of the weirdness with Slashdot. Not only do they customize posts for each subdomain, they actually tailor each post for each user. Also they're ph balanced for Windows, but strong enough for Linux!

about a year ago

Office 365: Suffer 18 Days' Outage, Still Pay Half Price

spruce Re:Really? (137 comments)

We use Microsoft's current online offering, and we've had both a 25% and a 50% refund in the last year and a half. the refund doesn't even begin to make up for the sales losses and confusion when our dealers can't get their orders through to us.

It's always a good idea to use the cloud to host crucial business systems with no fallback plans in case there are problems. Heck, the cloud is good for anything! Personally, my "waste processing" system is routed through the cloud. Sure that two week outage last month was a bit uncomfortable, but I had considered the ramifications of this design before implementing it, as I'm sure you guys did.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Out of Favor With Young, Hip Developers

spruce Re:I'll explain oppressive development environment (775 comments)

When working with C#, the compiler and editor will give you a red squiggle under code it can't compile, but gives you know way to know where or how many places in the file they are (contrast: Eclipse puts a red box on the side for every line that is in error, which makes it very easy to find them).

View -> Error List

As far as your other complaints go, I can't say I'm impressed. Change a few options and you're good to go.

Visual Studio reminds me of guys who put racing stripes and thin tires and big mufflers on their Honda Civics and somehow convince themselves they've got a "race car".

Nice troll bro

more than 4 years ago

Study Finds That "Extreme Gamers" Play 48 Hours a Week

spruce Re:24 games in the past 3 months? (272 comments)

Apparently several tons of people disagree with you.


Both of them?

more than 4 years ago

Students Show a Dramatic Drop In Empathy

spruce Glaring omission (659 comments)

Isn't this one we can pretty much all agree is /b/'s fault?

more than 4 years ago

Rupert Murdoch Hates Google, Loves the iPad

spruce Re:It seems like (412 comments)

Sergei Brin: Last week we pulled out of China, and today we're pulling out of Rupert Murdoch.

Really... Wrong image there... Now I will have nightmares.

Don't mind if I do...

When asked about his feelings towards one of his current partners Google, Murdoch proposed he and his old friends yank off the news they currently provide. Murdoch said he prefers (Steve) Jobs, and the warm embrace of Apple. He feels that the new iPad is (locked) tight enough that they may be able to avoid unwillingly spewing their content on loads of customers.

more than 4 years ago

William Shatner Takes On Social Networking

spruce It wasn't a joke! (294 comments)

I DID plan on talking to her! I even wrote some (pseudo) code for said conversation:

if (!ArmPitsSmell() && CrustinessOfClothes() != OH_MY_GAWD_TOO_CRUSTY) {
        var sexytime = Girl.ComplimentTeeth();
        if (sexytime) {
        } else {

more than 4 years ago

William Shatner Takes On Social Networking

spruce I would but..... (294 comments)

I tried to sign up, but during the login process a wild pack of jocks showed up and gave me a wedgie of galactic proportions, stole my lunch and banged the picture of a girl I planned on talking to eventually.

more than 4 years ago

Bill Gates No Longer World's Richest Man

spruce Donation Form (413 comments)

Hearing this news saddened me at first, then it angered me into action. I've setup an online donation fund here. With a small $50 weekly donation from 30 or 40 million of you, Bill can continue to live the kind of life he's used to. Won't somebody think of Bill Gate's children!

more than 4 years ago

Ubisoft's Authentication Servers Go Down

spruce Skid Row's Response (634 comments)

to the tune of 18 and life

ricky was a ubisoft dev. he faced specs in stone
worked 9 to 9, and typed his fingers to the bone
one day his boss came round, grunts "idea me have one"
those users steal our game, so we're gonna tie it down
he had no morals, oooh no girl at home,
he thew in some sick DRM which left users alone and then

3 days and change it lasted
3 days and change online
Their plan was fine until
3 days and change online

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Founder Accused of Hacking Into Rivals' Email

spruce What else? (261 comments)

Did he offer to buy the Caprica Bucs as well?

more than 4 years ago

1977 Star Wars Computer Graphics

spruce Re:2001 Space Odyssey "computer graphics" (271 comments)

It's ironic: in "2001" (the movie) Kubrick had to use analog methods to simulate digital technology. But by 2001 (the year), filmmakers were using digital technology to simulate analog objects. [imdb.com]

There's an "In Sovient Russia" joke in there somewhere

more than 5 years ago

Bizarre Droid Auto-Focus Bug Revealed

spruce Re:In case you were worried.... (275 comments)

Right, like the camera is going to be the most common cause of out of focus pictures during spring break.


more than 5 years ago

At My Computer Desk, I Use...

spruce Re:missing option (628 comments)

blarg, I HATE one click moderation - was going for Funny, clicked overrated. Posting to hopefully undo?

more than 5 years ago

Habitual Multitaskers Do It Badly

spruce Re:Humans Can't Multitask (386 comments)

Personally, I take a breath, read three posts, and then take another breath.

Sometimes my coworkers wonder why my face is turning blue and I have to explain that LinuxDude69 is extremely verbose.

more than 5 years ago


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