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Facebook To App Developers: Good Idea, Now Stop Using Our API

thatskinnyguy Hmmm (158 comments)

It's really handy for a social network to have an API for login purposes alone. I have a site that sees quite a bit of traffic and the "Log in with [Social Network]" feature is useful for casual users. Facebook has always been a pain in the ass with their API. They make unannounced changes every so often that break login functionality. Twitter's API on the other hand, has always worked just fine.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Going To a Technical College Worth It?

thatskinnyguy Re:School is worthless... (309 comments)

coupled with student loans that are rapidly accruing interest which can't be discharged, EVER, through bankruptcy.

False.

That is the rumor, but the fact is: you can discharge student load debt on your SECOND bankruptcy.

about a year and a half ago
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Einstein Letter Critical of Religion To Be Auctioned On EBay

thatskinnyguy Re:2012 (414 comments)

...And a Spaniard.

about 2 years ago
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Einstein Letter Critical of Religion To Be Auctioned On EBay

thatskinnyguy Re:Church and Einstein (414 comments)

[Citation Needed]

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Equipment and Furniture For an Electronics Hardware Lab?

thatskinnyguy Re:Knife switches, Nixie tubes, Jacob's ladders (208 comments)

Don't forget a room for all of your relays! And if you could somehow figure out how to water jacket the vacuum tubes, you could have radiant heat!

about 2 years ago
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Mind Maps: the Poor Man's Design Tool

thatskinnyguy Re:Oh boy (97 comments)

Perhaps you can come back to myspace and doodle my google til its reddit and I yahoo all over your facebook.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Co-founder Dings Windows 8 As 'Puzzling, Confusing'

thatskinnyguy Re:Or else?? (343 comments)

"Buried under..." blah blah blah. So why isn't it on top instead of the bottom of all of the bullshit?!

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Co-founder Dings Windows 8 As 'Puzzling, Confusing'

thatskinnyguy Re:AJAX apps (343 comments)

I'll validate that.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Co-founder Dings Windows 8 As 'Puzzling, Confusing'

thatskinnyguy Re:More for Linux (343 comments)

As a Linux fanboy, I have to say you're being too optimistic. I see people running to Mac as another option. It's a matter of education.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Co-founder Dings Windows 8 As 'Puzzling, Confusing'

thatskinnyguy Re:Or else?? (343 comments)

If I were allowed to grant you 6 mod points, I would sir. It's not about the platfrom per-se. It's about how it's being used. Windows 8 and Ubuntu have followed the same track as to catering to those that would rather dick around and not produce anything. To people like me, that produces things, this is a drawback.

It's ok that they go on this track for consumers of things; but for god sake, make something for the rest of us that are producers of things.

about 2 years ago
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NASA Orion Splashdown Safety Tests Completed

thatskinnyguy Re:Why water? (49 comments)

Hmmm. There's also Alaska.

about 2 years ago
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NASA Orion Splashdown Safety Tests Completed

thatskinnyguy Re:Why water? (49 comments)

We do have this place called Nevada.

about 2 years ago
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US Department of Homeland Security Looking For a Few Good Drones

thatskinnyguy Safety (92 comments)

Really? Safety? That's the angle they're working?

If there's anything I've learned in life with the many jobs I've had and the situations I've been in, safety is a secondary concern of Americans. When the DHS requests something like this, it should raise some eyebrows. After all, they groped my junk at the airport last I was there. Privacy is of no consequence to them... in the name of "safety".

about 2 years ago
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Air Force Sets First Post In Ambitious Space Fence Project

thatskinnyguy 5 Years?! (65 comments)

Son of a bitch. Anywhere but government would I be laughed at with such a proposal. "5 years before yielding any results" would normally require a "fuck off" by normal people.

about 2 years ago
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180k-Year-Old Mutation Allowed Humans To Become Vegetarians, Move Out of Africa

thatskinnyguy I'm a vegitarian... (342 comments)

...my food eats plants, then I eat the food. *rimshot*

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Patents Whacking Your Phone To Silence It

thatskinnyguy Re:something is wrong with the patent system (214 comments)

What is the running patent life of an idea these days? Used to be until you got off your ass and built it and others imitated.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Patents Whacking Your Phone To Silence It

thatskinnyguy For the naysayers out there... (214 comments)

This is an elegant use for an accelerometer. Obvious? Now it is after they said it. But imagine being able to punch your pocket to shut your phone up. Really the guy that came up with this needs more than the $1 he will get from Microshaft for the patent.

about 2 years ago
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School Regrets Swapping Laptops For iPads

thatskinnyguy hmmm (504 comments)

My use: PC for when I want to get things done and produce things of value. iPad for when I just want to dick around and not really do anything. The iPad or any tablet platform really isn't fit as a content producing platform. It's awesome for consuming content though.

about 2 years ago

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Microsoft Slashing Prices on Vista

thatskinnyguy thatskinnyguy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

thatskinnyguy (1129515) writes "Reuters is reporting that Microsoft is intending to cut prices on its Windows Vista Operating System in an effort to encourage more people to upgrade.

"In the United States, Microsoft will reduce prices for Windows Vista Ultimate, the company's top-end operating system, to $319 from $399 for the full version and cut the price for an "upgrade" version to $219 from $259 for consumers who already run Windows XP or another edition of Vista.""

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