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"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

ynp7 Re:Gun nuts (1374 comments)

"The 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees that each citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense."

The Constitution guarantees the right for citizens to keep and bear arms for the purposes of having a militia. You're an idiot and you need to go fuck yourself.

about 8 months ago
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OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

ynp7 Re:Oh Em Gee! (196 comments)

You can bring your own phone on all T-Mobile plans. Where have you been for the past year?

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

ynp7 Re:Bullet, meet foot (575 comments)

I'll see your anecdote and raise it by my anecdote that Windows 8 runs fucking great on my machine. It's exactly like Windows 7, only better _because_ of improvements like removing the useless start button & replacing the start menu with a superior alternative. Of course they've fucked that up with 8.1, by back pedaling instead of doing the education that they should have in the first place, but it's my anecdote so I'll cherry pick whichever parts I want.

about 8 months ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

ynp7 Re:New UI? (256 comments)

Mine doesn't look anything like that.

about 9 months ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

ynp7 Re:New UI? (256 comments)

Which versions of Firefox had upside tabs? I must have skipped more versions of Firefox than I thought, because I remember when they were under the address bar, but never upside down.

about 9 months ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

ynp7 Re:New UI? (256 comments)

"For users on small screens, that might be an advantage, though I'm slightly wondering how many people use the default versions of things like tabs rather than a plug-in anyway."

That answer would be "nearly all of them."

about 9 months ago
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Unreal Engine 4 Launching With Full Source Code

ynp7 Re: So, basically the cost is $19 (149 comments)

Nothing?

According to the UE4 EULA: "However, cancellation of your Subscription will not affect your rights under the License with respect to any Licensed Technology you have already downloaded under the License."

https://www.unrealengine.com/e...

about 8 months ago
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Kickstarted Veronica Mars Promised Digital Download; Pirate Bay Delivers

ynp7 Re:Investors? Really? (243 comments)

Can you actually download a copy from Flixter, or just stream it? I've only used UV on my Roku box, so maybe you can actually download elsewhere, but I thought that it was streaming only.

about 9 months ago
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Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

ynp7 Re:Native Targets? (166 comments)

Since you're a big HaxeFlixel guy, can you point me in the right direction to actually getting a working dev environment going on Windows? I tried a couple of times, but gave up because even the example projects would throw incomprehensible error messages when I test compiled. Only information I've been able to find on the errors was other people having the same problem, but no actual solutions.

about 9 months ago
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Flash Is Dead; Long Live OpenFL!

ynp7 Re:Native Targets? (166 comments)

If I'm not mistaken Haxe "compiles to C++" by interpreting the code into actual C++ source, which then gets compiled into a native binary with a standard C++ compiler.

about 9 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

ynp7 Re:Laughable (260 comments)

It's an anomaly that everyone uses email. In the past they'd go to all these different markets to find their communities, but now they just email each other.

Where's my check for writing a stupid article, the Verge?

about 9 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

ynp7 Re:There can be only one. (260 comments)

Being exclusive to schools clearly had two strong effects on its early dominance: ability to build up critical mass within a smaller user pool and increase desirability because of that exclusivity.

However, and this might not so much explain "why Facebook" as it does "why not MySpace," I think the biggest reason Facebook became dominant instead of MySpace is that its user interface wasn't a hideous nightmare and its user pages didn't all look like some wrist-slitting kid's Geocities site gotten eaten by a dog and barfed up.

about 9 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

ynp7 Re:Laughable (260 comments)

And the nature of Facebook already does the splitting up. If you went on Facebook and your timeline or whatever was filled up with everyone's posts on Facebook the author and GP might have a point, but since that isn't what happens I'm inclined to think that they're just idiots.

about 9 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

ynp7 Re:Not so sure (260 comments)

I didn't read the article either (who has time when the topic is so stupid?), but it seems like she's making a huge mistake by thinking that Facebook is a single location just because it has one address and one name. Facebook is much less like a singular marketplace like the World Famous Pike Place Fish Market and more like a serious of (millions?) of magic Tesla dealerships that allow you to show up at any location but when you walk inside you're at the same dealership as all of your friends. The non-physical nature of the Internet just allows everyone to just go straight to one address instead of needing the magic.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Demands $40 Per Samsung Phone For 5 Software Patents

ynp7 Re:How are those kind of things patentable? (406 comments)

"The single biggest differentiator between iPhone and its predecessors was the capacitative screen."

I can't see how that wasn't what you were saying there, but okay.

about 9 months ago
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Embarrassing Stories Shed Light On US Officials' Technological Ignorance

ynp7 Re:to this day... (299 comments)

I have this conversation fairly regularly with people born after 1990. Like those born before 1965, kids these days don't need to know anything about computers so they don't. The main difference is that the old timers at least have the excuse of not using a computer of some sort for nearly every waking hour of their lives.

about 9 months ago
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Google Chairman on WhatsApp: $19 Bn For 50 People? Good For Them!

ynp7 Re:Read between the lines (303 comments)

It's unAmerican that we let Frenchmen work fewer hours, make more money, and live longer than us. Clearly our tactic of making fun of their laziness and pungent odors has failed. It's time for a race to the bottom of the time clock.

Fuck Pierre and his 80%, I'll see you guys back at the office in June! Just in time to get things in order for my summer vacation.

about 9 months ago
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Firefox OS Will Become the Mobile OS To Beat

ynp7 Re:Firefox OS Will Become the Mobile OS To Beat (205 comments)

Didn't you get the memo? With the announcement of SteamOS, the "Year of the Linux Desktop" has been moved to 2015 (Valve Time, so maybe 2016 or 2017). Of course the "desktop" has also been moved to the livingroom, so plan accordingly.

about 9 months ago

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