Re: History is not on their side
See also Microsoft/mono/Novell, and just about anything Microsoft has ever done.
75 posts • joined 9 Aug 2011
See also Microsoft/mono/Novell, and just about anything Microsoft has ever done.
Object-based surround, aka "positional audio" was something we had! Briefly. As gamers. Before Creative bought them and all the patents, never used it, and stoped trying. Now all our receivers and gaming systems try to give us "virtual speakers". Which sounds exactly as disappointing as you would think.
What the hell did they *think* was going to happen?
"Doesn't everyone have updates set so that they can have a look at what they're about to download..."
Yes! Have you *read* the descriptions of these updates? (Obviously not!)
"KB0012345: Fixes some things on computers running Windows." And you "click here for more info" which takes you to a web page containing EXACTLY THE SAME TEXT.
No I don't find this frustrating or anything.
"we do not believe it is related to terrorism" Who is this person? Where is the *real* NSA spokesperson?
I had this explained to me. Apparently this is a Liberal Cover Up of Benghazi, and it's all about the War Between The Parties:
"We" are afraid that "our" precious hillary will be exposed for her role in Benghazi, and that's why "we" are trying to defend her actions. Never mind that I was quite clearly saying that I totally disapprove and this I would not vote for her anyway, but especially after this. Just by talking rationally about how stupid this is I expose myself as a Liberal and am still the enemy.
Divide phase completed. Conquor phase proceeding as planned.
Meh; we know they all do it. The real scandal isn't the coverup, it's her incompetence in keeping her corruption out of sight. Is that just sad, or is it also very sad?
So, NSA spying, giant government conspiracy to cover it up, corrupt officials... almost everything that crazy dude I knew in college said has turned out to be true. What if he was RIGHT about the tinfoil hats too?
What, exactly, is "defense meterology?" Some offshoot of strategic weather systems management?
"In the United States, can we actually have a reality-based, serious deliberative process about anything anymore?"
No. Obviously. Where have you been for the last 10 years?
The best security is always "a computer that is not accessible at all in any way". The only way to program my Ademco is by punching codes into the panel, which means to hack it you have to have already broken in to the house. :)
...well... 25Mbps *peak* service. It randomly slows to DSL rates, then surges back again if you go to a speedtest site. And randomly stops for a few minutes then starts again. But, yes, the peak speed is very impressive. Really not a great deal when you see how spotty it is.
(Cancelled my contract, now enjoying consistenly-fast-admittedly-after-first-fighting-for-a-month-with-a-broken-POS-VDSL-router performance with Centurylink.)
(Beer, because it's *always* beer. What are all those other icons for anyway?)
"We stopped doing that." Before, you said you weren't doing it. Why should I belive you now?
Was curious whether the first, second, or third comment would be the one that says "he should have known better than to say those things, he knew it was illegal," and otherwise blaming the victim. Stupid threaded view is making it difficult to be sure.
Difficult to get optimistic about a new drug until I've heard about the other things it might do. Should I contact my doctor if I attempt suicide, start bleeding internally, or lose the use of one of my limbs?
(This comment dedicated to CIPRO and the entire flouroquinolone family. Thanks for trying to kill me!)
"but surely no-one designs an ADC without a large buffer and a synchronising local clock, do they?"
No, at least not on purpose. I did work once with a chip designed for PCI with tiny buffers--if the PCI bus was not available, it would starve for samples, and audio would Slooooow Dooown. Which was funny. But not in any way related to clock-jitter induced noise.
Buffer underruns and starvation show as dropouts or repeated samples, not as jitter noise, except in badly designed circuits. No half decent midrange DAC with a properly designed power supply and clock is going to suffer from these problems.
(because I just like beer, OK?)
"It still amazes me that [people] use Facebook at all (or any other social media)."
You mean, social media like comment forums attached to a news article? Yeah, total waste of time, that.
The whole idea of branding is that you can identify the product from the brand. Yes it's a different company, but they share the brand. After all the energy they've put into strongly associating the brand with their product and making it clearly identifiable, it's not the consumer's fault if we accidentally associate that brand with their company. Oh so sorry.
When you license your brand to a completely independent entity, you take a risk. Their problem, not ours.
We need this because Gnome's flashy features depend on it? But I don't even care that much for Gnome... what a waste of everyone's time.
People still use Myspace?
If all you want is a map of the wifi access points, you could just convince any one of the people in the company to play Ingress. Oh, and buy Google.
Reading this, my entire reaction is "what? That's outrageous and unbelievable!" But of course it's not, which I suppose is the point.
Of course the kind of people who do this crap already know it's unacceptable, and of course they won't change because you told them to stop. I can't help by expressing disapproval because I don't associate with that kind of person and therefore my opinion carries no weight with them. So, er, sorry?
Are they killing third-party app access as well? I've been using a mobile app (IM+ Pro) to access various messaging systems from a single app. I don't really use Facebook for messaging, but I was getting used to the idea of contacting *some* of my friends via Facebook as their primary contact, and even sometimes initiating contact to them via Facebook messaging when I needed to reach them.
I guess if they do, it's no real loss... I guess the point is... *SHRUG* Who gives a rats?
I have Comcast (ultimate everything) and this seems pretty normal to me.
My contract ends July 30. I've had a countdown running for 6 months.
I can't believe this is remotely interesting. My only reaction is "Duh."
Everybody should learn to play a musical instrument, but not everybody should be expected to become good at it. :)
The "ultimate tech-gasm" is a 3d printer design that allows you to 3d-print more 3d-printers.
"Enjoy your cats and porn."
Hmm, last I checked, cats and porn *were* the reason "we" built "this thing". Oh, I'm sure somewhere an academic is crying because his beautiful data compression algorithm is being used in impure ways, but that's beside the point.
IE8 is a pox and it needs to die. Just standards-compliant enough to fool you into thinking that it will work, and then you start getting bug reports. The sooner they abandon it the better.
Technically, calling Sarah Palin "white trash" is not parody*.
* parody: "a bad or unfair example of something" --Merriam-Webster
I don't understand;aren't they on furlough? Or is spying on citizens considered "essential"?
I'd post anonymously, but what's the point?
What's the point? At the prices they charge, it's not like I can afford to watch 100 episodes, in any condition.
Yes, it's kind of sad that someone pointing out things that his fellow citizens really ought to know about ends up seeking asylum with the "bad guys" out of fear of, say, ending up on so-called "suicide watch" for 5 years. Democracy starts with transparency. What does it end with?
Those who say Snowden is a "traitor" or "hurting the USA," I ask this question: can you name *one* piece of information that Snowden has released that US citizens should not know about.
Not what he might know, or what he could know. I'm talking about what he has released. What information should we, as US citizens not know about. Name it. One thing that makes him a traitor instead of a patriot. I'm waiting.
I think "disappearance" is a much better word or phrase than"solitary confinement" or "suicide watch," don't you? How about "waterboarding"? Disappearing is basic common sense under the circumstances, if you're even remotely aware of what happens to whistleblowers in the US.
The best thing about having Obama in office is that this makes it acceptable among so-called conservatives to actually get upset over domestic spying, torture, and other things that were vigorously defended during the previous administration. So it's not a dead loss. But it's close, when an administration that speaks openly against these things but does little or nothing to stop them is considered the best of the only two options.
Loss of credibility is something our administration really can not afford, especially if they have more secret spying campaigns that we haven't yet been told about.
Now that I think about it, make that ADDITIONAL loss of credibility.
Oversight without transparency--can you really call that oversight?
I just came in here to upvote whoever said "profits dove," but nobody did. But I forget I'm at a uk site here... Merriam-Webster online says that use of "dove" as past tense is rare in British English and "equally common" with "dived" in American English, not that I've ever heard an American use it, then gives only two past-tense examples "She dove into the swimming pool." and "The whale dove into deeper water." If it's so common, what about an example? Alternatively, if M-W, an Encyclopaedia Britannica company, is so USA-focused as to only provide US English examples, what's all this talk about the "north Midland areas?" I've never heard of the "Midland." Is this some new politically correct way of talking about Indiana?
" For future reference, a "criminal" is someone who commits a crime"
True, but not relevant. People are clearly using the term "criminal" here to mean "someone who deserves to be convicted" instead of "someone who *was* convicted." While not strictly correct, the rest of the pedants (and I include myself in this group) seem to be coping just fine. I find that beer helps.
Honesty: We understand that we really have no right to this trademark,
Courage: but we're boldly CLAIMING it anyway, even though we know everyone will hate us.
Humility: We never claimed that we somehow deserve it.
Oh come on, even I can work out that it's possible to be Honest, Courageous, and Humble and still be a total Asshat.
Of course, being a "good person" is actually very complicated, can be quite hard work at times, and is not something you can easily summarize. Which I suppose is why so many people settle for "denial," which feels just as good but isn't really the same thing.
Am I alone in thinking that (maybe) a week of playing with the @media selector and a handful of tablets and phones for testing (or simply resizing the browser window) and the app would be made entirely unnecessary? I mean, yes, on some sites the layout is hopeless, but this is the reg, the basic page design is a natural for simple CSS restyling.
Or I suppose you could make an app. Hey it's not my money. It's certainly more *fun* to make an app. Although in that case I'd be inclined to include some fun third-party frameworks with flashy transitions etc.
Do we know the *brand* of the television in question?
I believe I speak for the majority of professional programmers on the planet when I say, with sarcasm, "oh goody, another programming language."
I spent (nearly) 10 minutes trying to figure out *how* to link to an image that is on Facebook today. Could only figure out how to share it within FB. Sure I didn't try very hard--why would I?
I try to avoid FB anyway, just I have a few friends who seem as hopelessly trapped by the Facebook's garden walls as my parents used to be by AOL. Which is sad.
This objectifies snakes, and I find that offensive. They should all be put in jail.
It's not so much "sexist" as it is "objectifying of women" but that's harder to say. Yes, it's basically unfair to gay men, straight women, and, you know, anyone who doesn't particularly want to touch boobies, but I'm not sure that counts as sexist, precisely. I
'm not sure it would come across the same in the "four man boobs" version.
I worked at a company that declared bankruptcy on payday so they could avoid paying severance *and* our last two weeks of pay. Some people are scum.
Hooray, now we'll be able to get those patented "rounded corners" in a new fun size!
She managed to juggle the finances and, by making huge sacrifices in other areas, come up with a little cash to pay the musicians. (Where have I heard this line before.)
"I wish I could pay more, but we barely cover expenses, see? And you get to get paid to do something you love, that you would do for free anyway, right? Oh. Well that's a pretty poor attitude you have there, isn't it. You're lucky I let you play here, that's all I'm saying. But anyway, this is all we can pay, take it or leave it."
Beer, because you also get "one free draft beer per set."
My immediate reaction was "well, yes, of course." Until electric cars are a commonplace, affordable standard, they will be a luxury item. If you use a subsidy in the hopes of increasing sales volumes and help boostrap the industry, you're not going to be giving that to the poor. Obviously, the idea here is to tempt those who *do* have disposable income to dispose it in the direction of a technology you'd like to see commonplace.
So the real question is one of whether the goal of "electric cars" is worthwhile. Notice how the comments threads immediately discuss its merits, while the classic "oh the government did something, and since you can't do anything for free it is by definition socialism" argument is generally not interesting.
Sure, giving money to the rich/upper-middle may be difficult to defend considering the current economic climate. If the goal was to provide efficient transportation for a broad range of classes, a better program might be to subsidize the purchase of scooters. :)
grindcore, yes. GRIMEcore? I guess if you're making up quotes you might as well make up musical genres as well.