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Comment: Re:Missing (Score 1) 371

by FilmedInNoir (#48907807) Attached to: Best 1990s Sci-fi show?
There's so much SG that I haven't seen all the SG. Not just episodes, but entire shows I've missed. I think a could reason not to include SG in the list is that it would be like Usain Bolt competing in sack race at a family picnic. But I always vote for the underdog... I loved Farscape. Horrific violence, perverted sex, and puppets. 2 of my 3 favourite things.

Comment: Re:Wrong headline (Score 1) 255

It's not jealousy, it's a fear of plutocracy.
People with money understand that if someone else has money, their money becomes less valuable, so they change the laws and lobby government to keep other people from getting rich.
Example: copyright laws being stretched over and over again to keep corporate cash cows from falling into public domain. Disney and their mouse. Submarine patents. Net Anti-neutrality.
I remember a story of how Apple successfully sued an ex-employee for starting a new business because he had obviously thought of the idea for the business while working at Apple.
*Thought of*, they sued him over his thoughts, not that he left with a pile of paper or a floppy disk.
Hey, if you can hire an army of lawyers for millions of dollars, you to can win every court battle.

Comment: Why I think this is hooey. (Score 1) 720

The idea of the Automat has been around since the start of the 1900's. It did little to affect the employment landscape for fast food workers.
So I'll worry about those grease stained robot overlords when they can figure out how to load their own ingredient bins, until then, cough up the $15/hr McD's.

Comment: Worse is Better doesn't mean that. (Score 1) 240

by FilmedInNoir (#48139573) Attached to: Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'
I never heard the term before, had to wiki it, then realized it was a fundamental of software engineering that I was taught decades ... ago :( so old
Don't create app functionality that the user won't use. More bells and whistles mean more dev time, test time and more to maintain, it's a simple concept.
That's why apps now have functionality metrics (Firefox seems really big on it for example).

Comment: Re:This was predicted ages ago. (Score 1) 155

by FilmedInNoir (#48090535) Attached to: Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year
My plan, I would data mine you to figure out what fast food outlets you like and if you have any addictions.
Then send you free bacon cheeseburgers, cigarettes, venti coffee that's pure espresso shots. Whatever you have trouble saying no to the most.
It would kill you, eventually, unless you started exercising, eating right, and maybe a trip to a detox clinic.

+ - Users petition Lenovo to remove vendor-lockin from the BIOS->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A petition has circulated online which is nearing a thousand signatures that seeks to challenge vendor-lockin at the BIOS level. Lenovo is one of a select few laptop vendors that has always whitelisted their mini-PCIE and NGFF cards. Every card must be approved by Lenovo or the BIOS will force the user to remove the card. The users are demanding that Lenovo release a BIOS which has the option to opt-out of that whitelist.

This whitelist prevents users from doing things like upgrading their wifi cards."

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