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

stimpleton Lucky Charms (376 comments)

Me Charms are gone! (*said in Irishest of accents)

5 days ago

Firefox 35 Arrives With MP4 Playback On Mac, Android Download Manager Support

stimpleton Image mouseover is borked (177 comments)

Hover or mouseover is broken in 35. Something very haywire.

about two weeks ago

NASA's Robonaut 2 Can't Use Its Space Legs Upgrade

stimpleton Lieutenant Robonaut (58 comments)

Robonaut, you got new legs!

about three weeks ago

Justin.tv Shuts Down Amid Reports Google Is Acquiring Twitch

stimpleton what will microsoft do (56 comments)

Quite a few games and systems use the twitch api to stream games. Minecraft is one. Xbox is another. Microsoft will be forced to start their own "windows 8 mobile" version of a twitch.tv.

about 6 months ago

Google Sells Maine Barge For Scrap

stimpleton Re:Good Troll Google good troll (79 comments)

I believe Google was genuine in their attempts to scope this idea. What Google did get was a lesson in port authorities and waterside workers. The so called secrecy flies in the face of the two traditional groups. Port Authorities do not give up regulatory power, and the workers do not tolerate secrecy. If Google thought this would have been like a land based data center in Oregon or some such place they were sorely mistaken.

about 6 months ago

Jack A. Kinzler, Savior of the Skylab Mission, Dies At 94

stimpleton But was he "the" Kinzler. (34 comments)

Jack was a top rate Kinzler. He will be sorely missed.

about 10 months ago

GCHQ Intercepted Webcam Images of Millions of Yahoo Users

stimpleton Re:Chatroulette Failed (137 comments)

True, but some positives did arise from it. Long time Chatrouletter Rich "Tripod" Benson did find romance leading to marriage. Coincidentilly to an NSA'er.

about a year ago

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service — and No Google Glass, Either

stimpleton Analagous to a Good Hotel (845 comments)

A good hotelier conducts his/her business knowing that a percentage of the clients are there when they shouldn't be, and with who they shouldn't be.

While one could debate ethics, it is reasonable that the client expects privacy as part of the service.

Cameras at restaurants where clients are there when they shouldn't be, and with who they shouldn't be, blows the business out of the water.

Just one headline would be damaging.

I once saw a crowdsourced dance at a foodcourt that went viral. I saw a work collegue in it who was on holiday. All legit but there he was, at the right place at the other side of the world and at the right time.

about a year ago

Homeland Security Stole Michael Arrington's Boat

stimpleton least of his worries (812 comments)

He'll get his boat back. More worryingly this was the third attempt at delivery. It broke down *twice* before and had to return to the manufacturer when attempts were made to deliver. A bigger entity really does not want him to have his boat! Boats breaking down is serious. You evade storms in a working boat.

about 2 years ago

Judge Rules Defense Can Use Trayvon Martin Tweets

stimpleton A film before its time with Internet activity (848 comments)

Under Suspicion (released 2000) has a couple scenes well before its time, around how online activity can haunt you later.

I'll try not to give spoilers, but in one scene, they present Internet history and email logs.

Given the year, and admittedly my niavity about what was a mainstream technology that was only 5-6 years old(note mainstream), the scene was a wake up call for me.

It stood me in good stead when social media came along. Post like your are writing to the Editor and your real name will be published.

The film stars Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman. Two of my favorite actors to boot.

more than 2 years ago

Iran Reverse Engineers Cobra Attack Helicopter

stimpleton Cobra = English Longbow (532 comments)

Production of battlefield equipment is often not the bottleneck. Training a suitable number of troops is.

Just as in the 1300's and 1400's the English Longbow was a devastating weapon. However, they just couldn't keep up the skilled men to operate the 6 ft, upto 200lb draw strength required.

These helicopters are largely for moral.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Holding ISPs Accountable For Contracted DSL Bandwidth

stimpleton Here comes the ISP divide-and-rule response (345 comments)

"My '3mbps' fluctuates between about 2.7 during the day down to 0.1 or 0.2"

This is due to the 5% who are the high usage "terrorists".

Are you one of them? Or are you going to keep quiet?

more than 2 years ago

Judge Who Ordered Pirate Bay Censorship Found To Be Corrupt

stimpleton Corruption = punishment not promotion (104 comments)

Corrupt politicians and senior police officers really need to be seen to be charged and swung in a noose.

Certainly not promoted.

While an offense can seem minor, I really feel its tip of iceberg. This case should see a career limited or terminated. Lying on a witness stand or planting evidence should be death.

Politicians not being honest with money matters...should face death.

more than 2 years ago

US Asserts Super-Jurisdiction Over Dot-Com, Dot-Net, and Dot-Org Domains

stimpleton Re:America fuck yeah! (395 comments)

um, modded "Funny"? Hes not trying to being funny. He speaks passionately from his heart!

more than 2 years ago

US Asserts Super-Jurisdiction Over Dot-Com, Dot-Net, and Dot-Org Domains

stimpleton Comapny disputes (395 comments)

Being an option, and knowing that big business can motivate US law enforcement to cross borders, samsung.com must now look like a viable target to be included in Apples next injunction attempt.

more than 2 years ago

If WikiLeaks Suspect Manning Is Legally Guilty, What Punishment?

stimpleton Shindlers List (359 comments)

I regard Manning as a modern day Oskar_Schindler

Both have committed similar crimes (within the context of the authority of the day), yet on the other hand saw what they thought to be a great moral wrong, and dealt with it within their own personal means.

"A repentant opportunist saw the light and rebelled against the sadism and vile criminality all around him. "

more than 3 years ago

Devs Worried Microsoft Will Dump .NET

stimpleton Summary gets somthing right. (440 comments)

The summary is not exagerating about some feeling on that forum.

One guy who lists developed .NET games and Silverlight in his sig rants(bleep outs as they appear in forum):

"Now they're not just f*****g Silverlight developers, they're f*****g WPF developers as well? The video is just another nail in the coffin for Silverlight. Only a complete f*****g idiot would start a new major project in Silverlight, WPF, or Winforms now. What are you people thinking, are you insane? Just so there's no confusion, when my text is edited, the *** stands for F - * - * - * - * - * - G Because we've just been F****D."

more than 3 years ago

New Chrome Exploit Bypasses Sandbox, ASLR and DEP

stimpleton Re:Good thing... (150 comments)

7 sand *BOXXYS* ...fixed

more than 3 years ago

TSA Investigates... People Who Complain About TSA

stimpleton Opposite in criminal investigations (379 comments)

Interesting. I know first hand that detective instruction and manuals state that one should focus on those in an investigation that are overly compliant when searching for suspects.

It is common sense anyway? When you cold call a neigborhood, those that have nothing to hide, invariably people are hostile to anything beyond "have you seen anyone suspicious out on the street."

"Where were you on x date?" and things go rapidly downhill. Normal people get upset and start making a fuss.

more than 3 years ago

Java Creator James Gosling Hired At Google

stimpleton He also calls Android a Dogs Breakfast (229 comments)

Ii gets worse. He finshes a question with "it feels like it's(Android) going to be more of a dog's breakfast.”

He seems an interesting guy, obviously brilliant, but his broad view arrows miss their target by a long way.

For example, in the same interview, he questions the free cost of Android. Its easy to assume the reasons, and this was shored up with the "Castle and moat" scenario put forward a few days back. It should have been obvious to him.

Gosling also says he "hopes not to be pulled into the fray". Google needs to be careful with this back room boy.

more than 3 years ago


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