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Microsoft Continues To Lose Money With Each Surface Tablet It Sells

wardk there is only one alternative (179 comments)

Double production and halve the price!

about 7 months ago
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Netflix: Non-'A' Players Unworthy of Jobs

wardk Patty McCord sounds like a solid "B-" (397 comments)

a severance package for Patty would be in her best interest.

what would nextflix need A players for? they mostly carry B and C material.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Mac To Linux Return Flow?

wardk Slashdot Posting Darwin Award 2013 (965 comments)

>> I might just go to using Windows 7 for the desktop (not Win8, however).

congratulations to the 2013 Slashdot Posting Darwin Award.

about a year and a half ago
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Revamped Google Maps Finally Available On iOS

wardk Apple maps obsolete forever (279 comments)

Apple should give up and just pay google. their effort sucked, their product is utter shit, and their credibility is shot because of this idiocy.

of course, you cannot delete the apple maps abomination, the best you can do it stuff it into a folder where you don't have to look at anymore.

never thought I would need a folder named "Shit Apps" on such a nice device, but there it is.

nice work google, and thanks.

about 2 years ago
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What's the Shelf Life of a Programmer?

wardk because many young developers (388 comments)

are for the most part idiots?

now you kids get off my lawn

about 2 years ago
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Trouble For Microsoft Developers With the Windows Store

wardk only 7000 apps? (232 comments)

that's only like 3 per RT user?

the horror

about 2 years ago
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Why the Tablet Market is Really the iPad Market

wardk Clue here (657 comments)

The iPad is simply the superior product. It just is. By a large and currently unspannable margin.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Wants Your Feedback On Its New Python IDE

wardk make it run on UNIX (303 comments)

ANY unix, come on microsoft show how much less you suck than before.

I didn't think so

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Web Site Editing Software For the Long Haul?

wardk Spend the money and get Dreamweaver (545 comments)

you won't need to buy it ever again, the version you get will do everything you need, forever.

you can let it do the work, this gaining the wrath of the pure, or you can just code up the html with your bare hands.

the preview is nice, the fact it pulls up related pages for edit (.css files, etc) is useful and it will manage your site tree and ftp for you as well.

pricey, but a good product that isn't going away.

Vi, Vim are great too. but that doesn't sound like what you are looking for.

more than 3 years ago
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LotR Rewritten From a Mordor Perspective

wardk A review of this book (583 comments)

cannot be located here! however, I have 200 differing opinions from non-copyright lawyers about copyright law.

after I read this book, I will post a review of the copyright comments entered here.

more than 3 years ago
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Geologists Might Be Charged For Not Predicting Quake

wardk but had they predicted it... (375 comments)

in Italy, they may have been burned as witches.

all this is nonsense, everyone now knows earthquakes are caused by women dressing indecently.

more than 4 years ago
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iPhone 4 Beta Shows AT&T Tethering

wardk tethering was shown over a year ago (240 comments)

then never released. I'll believe it when I see it. surely it won't be available until ATT figures out how to handle the traffic and charge 3 times what it's worth.

before you do anything else, Apple... remove the ATT monopoly

more than 4 years ago
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Outsourcing Unit To Be Set Up In Indian Jail

wardk cheap outsourcing opportunity missed during WWII? (249 comments)

seems a bummer for the Germans that there was no IT outsourcing market during World War 2, the west would likely have simply done business with them.

more than 4 years ago
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Will Adobe Sue Apple Over Flash?

wardk cheaper to sue than fix? (980 comments)

So Adobe lawyers suing apple to force them to allow a kludge on their platform is a better approach than fixing the problems in Flash?

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Weighs In On iPhone Programming Language Mandate

wardk what is this REALLY about? (711 comments)

the Wolfenstein people said it was a piece of cake porting Wolf 3D to the iPhone

I wonder if this isn't really about Apple cutting off script kiddies at the knees by now allowing half-ass interpreters and extra "layers" on top of what is their gig. and the subsequent whining as the copy/paste elite have no templates to apply their incredibly awesome skillz on.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Has No One Made a Great Gaming Phone?

wardk my iPhone does just fine (303 comments)

Castle Wolfenstein works pretty damn well on an iPhone. don't need no stinking "gaming phone"!

Solitaire and bubblewrap popper also seems to work flawlessly....

more than 4 years ago
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Do Your Developers Have Local Admin Rights?

wardk yes (605 comments)

it's simply impossible to do your job otherwise

more than 4 years ago

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wardk wardk writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Wow, I a quote of mine on Slashdot was quoted on Groklaw. pretty cool!

Here is my smart-ass comment on slashdot:
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=115268&cid=9761937

And it's reference on Groklaw:
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20040722112703777

Guess I'll spend my 15 minutes smiling :-)

For those that have read anything I've posted here, you'll notice most of it is nonsense, typed in on a whim. I not really smart enough to comment intelligently on many a subject, so I usually try to entertain with off-the-cuff nonsense. Seems that much of what I find humorous, is often taken as serious comment....life on Slashdot....I just try to not take myself too seriously and most importantly, have some fun.

Update: July 23
My dorky quote is cited again... 15 more minutes! :-)
http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20040723125405197

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wardk wardk writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Mindless drivle...so will Sun rather than open-source Java, instead head it to the end of the line? lets say Sun loses the 2bil too. Lets say MS bails them out (again), lets say sun loses that too. lets say sun is now on death's doorbed. do they sell the java goods to ibm and die, or do they sell themselves for more outright to ms, whereas java becomes something to use against ibm (by killing it, or worse, letting it rot like the Mac applications). Oh well, there could be worse things, it's not like Larry Wall signed his blood to an ms agreement. too bad about sun. I do prefer it to aix and hpux having implemented the same j2ee/oracle application across all 3, but longterm, we all know it's probably linux, or maybe BSD? Does Ellison care? should I?

Groklaw is really something great, check it out.

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wardk wardk writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Trying to figure out how hard it is to properly prove that someone attended their National Guard duty...they do keep records don't they?

I see they pull out paystubs. oh that proves attendance

so is there ANYTHING besides some proving-nothing payroll records and calling anyone who asks about this unpatriotic that can shed some light on this?

and if he did go AWOL and then did get help making it better, when do the impeachment hearings begin?

Just wonderin'

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wardk wardk writes  |  more than 11 years ago

my dog Gus(tav) is pretty cool (golden retr). just wanted to go on record with that. Also have a cat (Loose) Lucy, she's also pretty cool...for a cat. Also have this really cool dead tree, it's about 60 feet tall, every year we get a new batch of red pileated woodpecker chicks and stellar jays hatching in one of the few dozen holes. when the woodpeckers get hungy they chirp loud and often, you can then watch the mom fly off, come back, repeat. a really neat thing about it is that I can watch it all happen as I type this.

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wardk wardk writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Just found that I can start a journal.

will I do something intelligent with it?

hahahahahhahaha

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