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Comment: Re:Buy some suntain lotion (Score 1) 224

Also, die in a fire. It would be more pleasant.

Expect none of the above, but do take every possession you can out of the institution. Digital or otherwise.

The art of the CEO mailbomb is lost, perhaps - send an email to the executives of every person attached to the company, and explain why you took action.


Why you took action is more meaningful. Take action first to protect yourself. If you want to file a lawsuit, it's going to be time consuming and expensive. Protect yourself first.

Comment: Re:Stomp Feet (Score 1) 388

Netflix also has edge content servers, so ISPs can serve from their network instead of requesting over another network. And piles of measurements and bad press showing how third parties are throttling.

I would not jump to the conclusion of fast laning without the same kinds of measurements of Amazon traffic.

Comment: Re:I'm not saying aliens, but YEAH... ALIENS. (Score 3, Informative) 93

by Bite The Pillow (#49144243) Attached to: Xeroxed Gene May Have Paved the Way For Large Human Brain

Yes, it's really so hard to believe.

Denisova hominins and Neandertals are distinct, and separate from Homo Erectus. As well as Homo Sapiens.

You should stop talking about anything related to this in public, or risk extreme mocking.

How did we get from nothing to lower primates? I would posit that this is where the magic happened. Primates to humans was largely a bit of chance, but it could be easily replicated given many many years from tool inventing primates.

Comment: Re:Unintended Consequences (Score 1) 93

by Bite The Pillow (#49144119) Attached to: Xeroxed Gene May Have Paved the Way For Large Human Brain

Because they are strong enough to escape from their cages?

I hope this was tongue in cheek and I'm an idiot.

Because they aren't going to put this, along with strength genes, into the same species, at the same time, until they realize that they need to do this. Unless they are stupid, these will be gradual steps with no idiotic guards who all of a sudden decide to abandon their posts.

This is very important for understanding how these genes interact, and actually work in an organism. We don't know how our genes work, not really. We are interested in why we have a folded brain with more surface area than most primate. We don't really know why you aren't sitting in a tree shitting on things and trying to figure out how to eat food safely.

If the answer isn't "God did it", then I want to know how we got from single celled organisms to primates to people.

I don't understand yet how my soul, if there is such a thing, has chosen this year and this body to inhabit. I don't yet know how I am a person, capable of replying to you.

I would like to know why I am a person, and Chumpy the Chimp is limited to being a Chimpanzee. Not that chimps are stupid - but they are by far different. And I want to know why.

If it starts with rats, I'm good with that.

Comment: Re:But... (Score 1) 257

PDF is the standard for e-Ink. Reflowable should be something that PDF supports, but it doesn't.

I think PDF needs to be better. It has a spot for glyph based output, and an optional spot for the text behind it. If Adobe is worth a shit, and it's not, but hypothetically, it would expose both the glyph output for display, and the text for re-flow.

It's already available, it's just too new to be relevant, apparently.

PDF has the capability, but most PDFs don't have this baked in. Either they were created by morons, or by people who want their content to be marginally readable.

PDF is a way to present data. How people implement that data, or attempt to restrict, is a different thing.

And I will now wash all of myself with lysol for complimenting the security hole of the last 15 years or more.

Comment: Re:But... (Score 1) 257

For the record, these are normal magazine PDFs, and they look great. No conversion.

The only PDFs I've had problems with are the size of Halliday, Fundamentals of Physics. Sometimes the display doesn't match the publisher's intent, but it is readable. On 6 year old tech.

Comment: Re:Bugs in Win 7 UI (Score 1) 506

by Bite The Pillow (#49143925) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

"Mindlessly wrong" is a phrase that means something. There are lots of mis-steps that were mindfully done.

Given this distinction, I would like at least a few hints.

UAC in Vista was meant to force developers to develop a proper manifest for the restricted functions. Most developers fucked that up, and most people thing UAC was the worst thing about Vista.

Vista drivers failed miserably, because they did not properly implement security concerns.

There were mindful decisions. Obviously I'm asking for some mindless ones.

Comment: Re:Bugs in Win 7 UI (Score 1) 506

by Bite The Pillow (#49143889) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

For the record, I can't corroborate, but this is likely based on what I know.

But it doesn't explain the recursive delete problems.

If I cache the file list (counting things, making a list, and then using the results to show estimations), and the underlying folders don't change, then I should have no issue recursively deleting folders unless something interferes.

Could be a bug, could be a context menu thing, could be an open application subscribing to too many change events.

The standard, according to Petzold, is to respond to user input if possible, and it almost always is. That they have ignored the person who documented random pages in a file cabinet and filled in the missing parts, is a tragedy. That they did it in the most visible part of the OS UI is unforgivable.

Comment: Re:Bugs in Win 7 UI (Score 1) 506

by Bite The Pillow (#49143823) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

Does it maintain a cache? I had assumed this was the case:

Action sets a timer, action happens, timer fires, no folder change has been applied yet that is visible to userland (aka Explorer), so no change is reflected.

What I have seen, however, is this.:

Move initiated, buffer overflow, and no move actually happens. So it isn't a timer failure.

Recursive deleting should work, if implemented correctly. Sometimes the files are all deleted, but one folder remains, and that is persistent. It is not read-only, deleting the folder again works.

Either something is interfering, or it's a shite implementation.

If there is a cache that is being operated on, I'd be interested in further understanding it. Otherwise you are just thinking out loud.

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