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It's Time For the Descent Games Return

theGhostPony Re:Hell Yes! (251 comments)

300 baud, acoustic coupler and programs stored and retrieved from cassette tape!

about 3 months ago

How Changed the Software Testing Conversation

theGhostPony Re:Maybe now Testers will have budget. (118 comments)

A-freakin-men to that.

Suffering from that very issue as we speak with a major software update due for rollout by the end of Feb. Argh.

about 9 months ago

Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You

theGhostPony No thanks. (722 comments)

I commute about a thousand miles a week, mostly rural thank goodness and I still enjoy driving. Still work on my own cars too. Robot cars? No thanks.

But for the other screwball drivers out there who seem to have the attention span of a fruit fly, I hope they all adopt the system, and soon. From what I've observed over the past several years, it would seem most cars are already driverless.

about a year ago

Ford Showcases Self-Parking Car Technology

theGhostPony Re:Right (233 comments)

A-freakin-men. And I've been commuting 1000 miles a week for years, accident free. I don't need a f*cking computer to drive my car.

about a year ago

Ford Showcases Self-Parking Car Technology

theGhostPony We've had driverless cars for years... (233 comments)

Commuting 200 miles a day, I'd have to say at least 25% of cars I see on the roads around here are already driverless.

about a year ago

Justice Department Slaps IBM Over H-1B Hiring Practices

theGhostPony Re: Are you F*cking kidding me!!! (195 comments)

Bull. The kids in Cebu who got our jobs at Lexmark (Lexington, KY campus) not only got sub-par wages but also got paid in rice. We all saw the material when it was forwarded to us by mistake the last week we were there. The whole H1B Visa program is rotten to the core.

about a year ago

Verizon Employees End Strike

theGhostPony Re:An offer you can't refuse. (591 comments)

Corporations committing criminal acts in order to make a profit. No wonder sensible folks don't like them.

And your point was...?

more than 3 years ago

Massive Botnet "Indestructible," Say Researchers

theGhostPony Re:Chinese Justice (583 comments)

My thoughts exactly. Mod parent up.

more than 3 years ago

12-Year-Old Rewrites Einstein's Theory of Relativity

theGhostPony Re:Primary Source (588 comments)

Hell, I still remember when AMC used to show actual classic movies. Without commercials. No more.

more than 3 years ago

Smithsonian Celebrates 50 Years of COBOL

theGhostPony Re:Oh My... (178 comments)

Especially if it was among the first real programming languages you learned, and you can still remember what COBOL stands for without looking it up (guilty)!

more than 3 years ago

Why Video Game Movie Adaptations Need New Respect

theGhostPony Games to Movies (283 comments)

I always thought that Elder Scrolls IV / Oblivion would make a good movie. Classic good vs. evil struggle were not everyone is who they seem and a world with some rich history.

more than 3 years ago

Bethesda Criticized Over Buggy Releases

theGhostPony Software Testing... (397 comments)

One person's story:

I used to test software for a living, and our team was pretty darn good at it. We took our work seriously, and personally. If something was missed, it made us all look bad. So we did our damnedest to be the best. Part of our work also involved finding bugs missed by overseas testers. And there were always plenty. Too many in fact. It was a constant battle. Then one day we learned that our team had been off-shored... to the same group of folks that we used to have to constantly keep an eye out for.

Take from that what you will.

more than 3 years ago

Closing In On 1Gbps Using DSL

theGhostPony Seeing Is Believing (230 comments)

Seeing is believing. I couldn't even get AT&T (formerly Bellsouth) to provide me with POTS that wasn't noisy and useless.

more than 3 years ago

Pentagon Makes Good On Plan To Destroy Critical Book

theGhostPony St. Martin's Press (306 comments)

St. Martin's Press has done this sort of thing before, recalling 70,000 copies of the Bush book Fortunate Son after the author's credibility was questioned. This was after the book had reached the NY Times bestseller list and even though the validity of the book's contents were never challenged, legally or otherwise.

more than 3 years ago

GE Closes Last US Light Bulb Factory

theGhostPony Time to stock up... (797 comments)

I'm gonna have to start hoarding good old fashioned light bulbs to sell after they've stopped making them. And to keep my antique lamps happy.

about 4 years ago

Google's New Scheme To Avoid Unlicensed Music

theGhostPony Re:Some personal experience (213 comments)

Hey, thanks for the link, I'm checking it out now. I prefer to support independent artists and small studios.

more than 4 years ago

Google's New Scheme To Avoid Unlicensed Music

theGhostPony Re:Some personal experience (213 comments)

I made a follow up video last year and used Stevie Ray Vaughan's Pride And Joy as the soundtrack for the slideshow. It's got the same notice, though SONY owns the rights to that one and they've got an ad on it as well.

I wonder if has anything to do with the actual video content and popularity.

more than 4 years ago

Google's New Scheme To Avoid Unlicensed Music

theGhostPony Some personal experience (213 comments)

I've got a video up right now (over 21,000 views) consisting of a series of photos of an antique car that I'm restoring accompanied by a complete U2 song. Total run time is over 3 minutes. There is a notation under a copyright information button that states...

Your video, Xxxxxxxx, may include content that is owned or licensed by these content owners:
Content owner: UMG Type: Audio content

What should I do?
No action is required on your part. Your video is still available worldwide. In some cases ads may appear next to your video.

The video's been online for over two years.

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Extend Your Wireless Connection?

theGhostPony Not Always (214 comments)

Around here, landlines blow chunks. The physical plant is well over 40 years old and hasn't been maintained properly since AT&T was allowed to buy out Bellsouth a decade or so ago. My line was so noisy I couldn't even use it for dial-up, yet after 8 years they still couldn't (or didn't want to) find the issue. That didn't stop them from continually raising our rates tho. I pulled the plug on them two years ago. IMO landlines are obsolete, and just another monthly bill that gives me a headache. Save your money and put it to better use (like a cell phone antenna for example).

more than 4 years ago


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