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Comment: Re:Works for Slashdot as well... (Score 2) 367

by Archfeld (#46200453) Attached to: EA's <em>Dungeon Keeper</em> Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

I totally agree, I am NOT a fan of the beta, but there is a place for those comments and suggestions and it isn't in a thread about another subject. If a comment is off-topic, it is OFF-TOPIC regardless of how pertinent it is to the beta. The boycott and rational criticisms about the beta in the appropriate place will convey our feelings quite sufficiently I think.

Comment: NAS ? (Score 1) 168

by Archfeld (#46197905) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Distributed Online Storage For Families?

WD has a really cool NAS device, if your audience has a bit of tech knowledge it should be easy to get one or even 2 of the devices (backup is great) send them to 2 of your family in geographically diverse locations and presto, private cloud storage for you and the family.
Cnet has a review posted here

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 5, Interesting) 2219

by Archfeld (#46181275) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Agreed on the boycott, and on the why remove information comments made by several. I am not sure Slashdot has or was given a choice. DICE is a LOUSY company to deal with and everything they touch turn to feces. I've been hanging here for a long time and this is by FAR the worst change to come along and it ISN'T getting better but worse. Going be sad to go, but the whole point of ever being here was the community and the discussions which are both nearly impossible to use or participate in under the beta. Remember when this place was a task of love for a few editors and folks, well NOW it is a profit making endeavor and $MONEY$ is ALMIGHTY to DICE.
Now on the stickler side, is it an EXODUS, or a DIASPORA ?

Comment: Astound cable in CA/MN (Score 1) 298

by Archfeld (#46165767) Attached to: Is Verizon Already Slowing Netflix Down?

My cable company has been metering us for several weeks now following a slight overage in our data limit. They charged us 15 bucks for exceeding 100 GB in a calendar month, thanks to a Tera-Online download and a busy month with Netflix. The corporate media companies are going to finally succeed in their dream of channelizing the net and making it just another TV medium dominated by commercial adds and controlled by the media oligarchy. Welcome to the is a place of dim hopes, shattered dreams and corporate citizenship. The Idiocracy lives...

Comment: Re:Return the favor (Score 1) 1038

by Archfeld (#46063053) Attached to: Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

Who said EU, only the bloated country of Danes who seem to think that they can dictate what you do with purchased goods. As for a FSCK'n genius, wow, you've placed yourself high on that pedestal by your illuminating response. As for human rights violations let's look at history and see which country has a longer, bloody and much worse human rights history. Some of the traditional executions carried out by your so-called enlightened country would make a mass murderer queasy.

Comment: Re:Allow it... (Score 1) 340

by Archfeld (#45991813) Attached to: Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please

If you can make them stop talking on their cell phones can you make them just STFU period ? Not allow any conversation on a plane because it might offend some douchebag corn-hole. If someone is yelling say something, if someone is talking on their phone quit fsck'n eavesdropping and mind your own damn business. People are nosey bastards who think things are their issue when they are not. The theatre is a TOTALLY different situation, and hardly should be compared to a plane or bus or any other place 'normal' conversations are on-going.

Comment: MAC will last longer ? (Score 3, Interesting) 564

by Archfeld (#45922051) Attached to: PC Shipments In 2013 See the Worst Yearly Decline In History

Any cites for that so-called fact. MAC's are closed systems with a much more engineered life span than a clone PC. As stated previously no parts to be swapped any failure is the end of life for a MAC. The anomaly of MAC's upswing could be attributed to the absolute lack of any upgrade path.

Comment: Yes (Score 1) 937

by Archfeld (#45910817) Attached to: Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

Many of the kids today are MUCH more stupid. Go back just 50 to 70 years and kids as stupid as those today got eaten by wolves, killed by disease, or any number of natural Darwinian type deaths. Today we preserve the seeds of our own destruction by ensuring terminally stupid children survive until they can mate with ANOTHER surviving terminally stupid child and produce STUPID SQUARED kids. The movie Idiocracy was right on the money.

% APL is a natural extension of assembler language programming; ...and is best for educational purposes. -- A. Perlis