top Netflix: Non-'A' Players Unworthy of Jobs
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.
top Ask Slashdot: Mac To Linux Return Flow?
>> I might just go to using Windows 7 for the desktop (not Win8, however).
congratulations to the 2013 Slashdot Posting Darwin Award.
top Revamped Google Maps Finally Available On iOS
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.
top What's the Shelf Life of a Programmer?
are for the most part idiots?
now you kids get off my lawn
top Trouble For Microsoft Developers With the Windows Store
that's only like 3 per RT user?
top Why the Tablet Market is Really the iPad Market
The iPad is simply the superior product. It just is. By a large and currently unspannable margin.
about a year and a half ago
top Microsoft Wants Your Feedback On Its New Python IDE
ANY unix, come on microsoft show how much less you suck than before.
I didn't think so
top Ask Slashdot: Web Site Editing Software For the Long Haul?
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.
top LotR Rewritten From a Mordor Perspective
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.
top AMD Hates Laptop Stickers As Much As You Do
more stickers please
top Geologists Might Be Charged For Not Predicting Quake
in Italy, they may have been burned as witches.
all this is nonsense, everyone now knows earthquakes are caused by women dressing indecently.
top iPhone 4 Beta Shows AT&T Tethering
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
top Outsourcing Unit To Be Set Up In Indian Jail
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.
top Will Adobe Sue Apple Over Flash?
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?
top Steve Jobs Weighs In On iPhone Programming Language Mandate
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.
top GIMP 2.8 Will Sport a Redesigned UI
signs of impending apocalypse
top Why Has No One Made a Great Gaming Phone?
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....
top Do Your Developers Have Local Admin Rights?
it's simply impossible to do your job otherwise
top Man Arrested For
RuneScape MMORPG Online Robbery
well, I admit I did not read that in the TOS
had I been smart enough to read that I would certainly have never made such transactions
my opinion stands that these games exist solely to create an environment for enabling theft.
top Man Arrested For
RuneScape MMORPG Online Robbery
I unwittingly let my son play runescape, and even dumber paid for extra "gold".
here is how that process works.
1. pay someone for gold.
2. meet that person in the game, get the gold 3. get robbed of the gold within minutes by another player 4. repeat (if dumb enough to buy more gold)
I feel these online games exist for one reason, to create an environment where users can be scammed.
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Wow, I a quote of mine on Slashdot was quoted on Groklaw. pretty cool!
Here is my smart-ass comment on slashdot:
And it's reference on Groklaw:
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
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.
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?
wow, two weeks since my last entry. and what an entry!
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.
Just found that I can start a journal.
will I do something intelligent with it?