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Comment: Re:Terrible names (Score 5, Funny) 292

by Minwee (#48907015) Attached to: Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

Shitty names and FOSS go hand-in-hand.

If you can think of another name for the Secure Human Interface Teletype then why don't submit it to the shitty developers? Or make your own shitty fork if you don't want to work with the shitty team. All of the code is right there in the shitty repository.

Comment: Re: That's a nice democracy you have there... (Score 1) 361

"Right". The "United States" is a "constitutional republic", which is a form of "democracy", and the "Soviet Union" and "Baathist Iraq" were "constitutional republics" which "we" both put in "quotes" because they were "fake" "democracies".

Looks like you "missed" a few "finger quotes" there.

Comment: Meh. (Score 1) 323

by MMC Monster (#48897591) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

I've been burnt or nearly burnt with new tech over the decades and consider myself a bit of an early adopter.

4K and UHD are interesting ideas, but I'm really not interested in replacing my entire hardware investment (including the current HDMI cables in the walls) just for a better picture. (Though the improved colorspace is somewhat tantalizing.)

Also, I've just recently gotten comfortable buying bluray discs in any quantity since I know I can rip them to my home media server. What sort of advanced copyright protection are the newer formats going to have? How many years of having to rely on a dedicated player? (I've just detached my dvd player from my TVs and likely will detach the bluray players as well.)

Comment: Re:Yay!! (Score 1) 418

by Minwee (#48888051) Attached to: Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

I don't think the directing was necessarily bad in ST:V. Let's be honest, the story as a whole was ridiculous didn't leave him a lot to work with.

That's right. The blame doesn't really belong to the director, William Shatner, but to the writer...

Whose name was also William Shatner. That's a funny coincidence, don't you think?

Comment: Re:What an idiot (Score 4, Funny) 180

by hoggoth (#48880231) Attached to: Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Feds: "Grab him!"
Ross: "Beetlejuice!"
Librarian: "Shhhhhh!"
Feds "Cover his mouth quick!"
Ross: Beetlejuice!"
Feds drag Ross away with his mouth covered...

Fed1: "What was that about?"
Fed2: "It was some sort of codeword"
Fed1: "What do you mean?"
Fed2: "When he yelled Beetlejuice it activated a..."
Both: "Oh shit..."

Everyone can be taught to sculpt: Michelangelo would have had to be taught how not to. So it is with the great programmers.