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Comment Best line is the last line (Score 1) 73

“There’s a message here for TrackingPoint and other companieswhen you put technology on items that haven’t had it before, you run into security challenges you haven’t thought about before.”

They waited till the end of the article to put the most important part? "If you ware going to hook something up to any network you might want to at least think about security"

Comment Re: ... and the hype for Windows 10 begins.... (Score 1) 405

Ha, yeah, should have pointed that out. 8.1 on my home PC and Surface. My comment was directed toward the Metro/Tile interface in general. The original intent was to point out the quantity of "stock" tiles being the problem, and it devolved into bitching about their replacement for the start menu. My bad. Actually looking forward to trying 10, just don't have a spare machine at the moment and wasn't brave enough to just dive in sight unseen.

Comment Re: ... and the hype for Windows 10 begins.... (Score 2) 405

Personal opinion, the stock Metro Tiles that are there the first time you fire up your computer or Surface tablet are just too much, literally there are just too many of them there. I like the concept of the live tiles, and actually find them useful, but having to scroll through 10 horizontal pages of apps to find what you want is incredibly off-putting. After spending a significant amount of time paring them down to only the ones I find useful, it's actually a usable launch pad.

The "Apps" View, their attempt at giving us the start menu back, I have been unable to make useful. Sorted by name, where is Word? Is it under "W" for Word? Just Weather. How about under "O" for office? OneDrive and OneNote. "M" for Microsoft Word? Nope. That's Mail, Maps, Money, and Music. Oh, you have to scroll over a screen to get to "Microsoft Office", there's Office 2010. Hope you weren't looking for Word 2013, cause that's in the next section over "Microsoft Office 2013". The only time it comes close is if you sort the apps by usage. The Category or by Install Date aren't too horrible, but still not incredibly intuitive.

For the most part, I've given up on visually looking for a program to open. I've found the searching function to be far more useful. Hit the Windows key, start typing, pick the application I want to run out of the results. Which works great if you have a keyboard. On the Surface, without the keyboard, swipe from the right side of the screen, touch "search", touch in the search box (because the soft keyboard doesn't come up automatically), the type "Word"...

Comment Re: Inspire a generation's interest in math, scie (Score 1) 248

Wow. Who pissed in your gluten-free cornflakes this morning?

Fusion won't work. Fission is on the way out. Fossils are running out. Renewables won't be enough.

Sounds like you just named 4 excellent reason why we need people that are smart in science and math.

Comment Re:Transparency (Score 1) 220

That said, it is pretty stupid that Space X has not been testing random parts to confirm they meet the requested specifications.

From the article:

That led the company to test what Elon Musk described as an “enormous” number of struts, where they found another strut that failed under the same conditions.

How many struts would they a have to randomly test to catch the two out of an "enormous" amount that actually failed? And do you honestly think they aren't already testing parts?

But, clearly you know better than they do, so here, go show em. Maybe there is "strut tester" in there somewhere.

Comment Re:Reg the Unavoidable (Score 1) 90

By the way, you can't make a living wage [businessinsider.com] driving full-time for Uber either

From the article:

We spoke with more than a dozen Uber drivers

As an assumption, if they would have talked to 25 people the would have said "more than two dozen", so I can assume they didn't talk to 100 or 1000 people. Surveying 12-23 drivers out of 15,000 doesn't seem to be a sufficient sample size to say definitively that they calculated a statistically significant median income.

Comment Re:Evidence? (Score 2) 302

I came here to post the exact thing as the GP. I just signed up for the update and it said it would download when it was available on the 29th...

I don't think there is anything pedantic about your comment at all, it is a very valid point. Not like a software company has ever pushed something out before it was ready. released != ready

Comment Re:Uber doesn't own the vehicles, correct? (Score 4, Insightful) 346

Am I missing something here?


"There is no set definition of the term "independent contractor" and as such, one must look to the interpretations of the courts and enforcement agencies to decide if in a particular situation a worker is an employee or independent contractor... DLSE starts with the presumption that the worker is an employee."

Basically they are saying that everyone is an employee unless proven otherwise, but there is no standard for proof. Awesome system ya got there.

Comment Bring out the stickers and crying hipsters. (Score 3, Funny) 288

So now the good folks at Monster will have to go put black stickers over the "Made for iDevice" logos on their packages, and the millions of hipsters will cry out in horror as their overpriced headphones will no longer work with their iPhones.

Don't sweat it -- it's only ones and zeros. -- P. Skelly