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Mac Malware Evolves - No Install Password Required

vwjeff Good News for the App Store (374 comments)

This just gives Apple one more reason to force all application installs via the app store in future versions of the OS. The other reason of course is money.

more than 3 years ago
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Arizona Governor Proposes Flab Tax

vwjeff Re:Tax junk food (978 comments)

HFCS is used because it is cheaper due to subsidies. I think HFCS will be removed from most sodas in the next five years because the producers know it is causing health issues. Most grocery stores in my area have Pepsi's three main products (Pepsi, Mt. Dew, and Sierra Mist) available without HFCS. Of course they are marketed as "Throwback" or "Natural" but I think they know HFCS in soda will be a PR nightmare in the next few years. In my area you can also buy Coca-Cola imported from Mexico that is HFCS free.

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

vwjeff Re:Licensing? (419 comments)

This has to be said. If you are driving an Aztek you are not getting laid.

more than 3 years ago
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'Smart' Vending Machines Triple Sales

vwjeff Re:Tea? (234 comments)

What does your face need to look like to get a beer?

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle Solaris 11 Express Released

vwjeff Re:Wait, what? (160 comments)

Calling it Oracle Solaris makes me die inside even more.

more than 3 years ago
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AppleTV Runs iOS, Already Jailbroken

vwjeff Re:Honest question (299 comments)

A small percentage of users will hack their device. Apple knows this and has procedures in place for denying support for modified devices. Ultimately this is free R&D for Apple. Let the hackers see what the device can do and include that capability in a future release.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Recordings From World War I Aren't Public Domain

vwjeff Re:Guiltless thief. (329 comments)

I agree. The individual artist should be able to profit from their work for the rest of their life. The problem is that a copyright lasts long after the artist is gone. Why does an estate get to profit off the work of a dead individual? If the owner in question is a corporation then the copyright should be valid for a fixed period of time. I would be ok with using the figure of the life expectancy of a female child born in the year the work was created. A female child born in 2003 has a life expectancy of 80.1 years according to the US government. If the rights are sold the copyright expiration should remain the same. If the corporation goes out of business and no one buys the rights then the work should go into the public domain. Individuals and corporations should be allowed to place their works in the public domain at any time during the copyright lifetime with the understanding that the work can not be taken out of the public domain.

about 4 years ago
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Proximity Sensor Presents Latest iPhone 4 Issue

vwjeff Re:R&D (446 comments)

That's what she said.

more than 4 years ago
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ThinkGeek's Best Ever Cease-and-Desist Letter

vwjeff Re:Why did this make the front page? (264 comments)

I understand organizations must protect their trademarks however there was not a violation here. The National Pork Board trademarked "The other white meat." They do not have a trademark on "The new white meat." If anything the National Pork Board should go after Thinkgeek for falsely representing their product. Any reasonable person knows that unicorn meat is not white but rather is the color of a beautiful spring rainbow. Free range unicorn meat sparkles in the early morning light. Sparkles are added to farm raised unicorn so remember to buy your unicorn meat in the afternoon. If it sparkles in the afternoon it suffered.

more than 4 years ago
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South Park's Episode 201 — the Expurgated Version

vwjeff Re:You don't say (1224 comments)

I heard he raped and killed a girl in 1990. That's just what I was told. Don't know if it's true.

more than 4 years ago
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Job Ad Hints At Microsoft Move To ARM Servers

vwjeff Re:Maybe not for the server hardware itself (138 comments)

ARM would be a great platform to run a search engine's web spider. The spider box itself doesn't do much processing. It would go out and determine of a page exists or if a page has been updated. The spider would then tell another more powerful system to analyze the contents of the page. The ARM boxes could be powered on and off as needed. I don't think Microsoft would run an entire data center on ARM. I'm guessing they are looking at ARM for an extremely specialized task in their data centers.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Unveils Sweeping New Programs For Next 5 Years

vwjeff Meh (278 comments)

I feel inspired

more than 4 years ago
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Solar-Powered Plane Makes First Successful Flight

vwjeff Re:Around the world (118 comments)

So, when you jump in the air the Earth rotates under you? Yeah, I didn't think so.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Sued Over Bing Trademark

vwjeff Re:From TFA (191 comments)

"...and look[s] forward to the next steps in the judicial process.'"

Legal speak for, "we will crush you."

more than 4 years ago
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Congress May Require ISPs To Block Certain Fraud Sites

vwjeff Re:And so it begins... (180 comments)

I'm sure the Nigerian Prince would hand over suspected scammers if you gave him your bank account routing number. It seems like a fair trade.

more than 4 years ago
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Exchange Rates Spell High Prices for Windows 7 In the EU

vwjeff Re:Fine (548 comments)

Maybe they are making up for the money the EU has fined them. How is including a web browser or media player in an OS anti competitive behavior?

more than 5 years ago

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