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Comment: Re:Fuck You (Score 1) 222

by Reaperducer (#45232847) Attached to: OS X 10.9 Mavericks Review

I know a company that recently completed a three-year project replacing about 20,000 Dells with Macs at about two dozen locations nationwide. And not just for visual things. For accounting, management, general office, etc... EVERYBODY is on a Mac now. And for the very few hyper-specific applications that don't have a Mac equivalent (things like transmitter monitoring, satellite aiming, etc...), they use Macs running BootCamp.

All you've done is show the world that you have very limited experience. You really shouldn't brag about it.

Comment: Re:Over $300 per year (Score 1) 118

by Reaperducer (#43710119) Attached to: Has Google Shut Down SMS Search?

1) If you're pissing, moaning, and groaning about $28/mo such that it's REALLY that sort of a problem, you've got more problems than having SMS search will fix.

Damned straight. Poor people smell funny and shouldn't be allowed to use the internet. Single moms -- Screw 'em. Old folks on a fixed income -- Too damned bad, granny. War vets -- What did they ever do for us?

If you're more interested in putting $300 into healthcare or rent or food or your kids' education, then you don't deserve the internet. There's nothing on there for you anyway.

Comment: Re:Instead of the FUD... (Score -1, Troll) 320

by Reaperducer (#42812783) Attached to: Microsoft Surface Pro Reviews Arrive

Lots of folks with Macbook Airs and other lightweight medium-performance laptops report the same problem,

Ummm... no. I know you're a loyal Microsoft apologist and all, but there's no need to make stuff up.

I've been sitting on my couch for two hours with an Air on my lap running Photoshop in the foreground, while batch-resizing photos, running iTunes, and Coda in the background. No fans. No heat. No problem. I even ripped a DVD about an hour ago and while I heard the fans kick in, I didn't notice any heat.

How about this metric: If it has fans, it's not a tablet. Or more accurately: If your tablet has fans, you're doing it wrong.


+ - Amazon EBS failure brings down Reddit, Imgur, others -> 1

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BButlerNWW writes "Amazon Web Services has confirmed that its Elastic Block Storage (EBS) service is experiencing degraded service, leading sites across the Internet to experience downtime, including Reddit, Imgur and many others.

AWS confirmed on its status page at 2:11 p.m. ET that it is experiencing "degraded performance for a small number of EBS volumes." It says the issue is restricted to a single Availability Zone within the US-East-1 Region, which is in Northern Virginia. AWS later reported that its Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and its Elastic Beanstalk application plaform also experienced failures on Monday afternoon."

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+ - 7 Apps Making The Most of HTML5-> 1

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snydeq writes "InfoWorld's Peter Wayner offers a look at how seven powerful apps are implementing the HTML5 vision and how one high-profile detractor lost its love for the Web's next big thing. 'All provide insights on how to make the most of HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, while avoiding the hard truths of relying on Web technologies to deliver your treasured app to your users.'"
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Comment: Re:money (Score 1) 190

by Reaperducer (#36085498) Attached to: Who Owns Your Social Identity?

She's more than a researcher at Microsoft -- she's what you might call a pundit for the intertubes (aka a public intellectual). She wields a lot of influence with a lot of organizations.. So in terms of picking a fight with someone online, I'd say she's just probably somewhere near PJ at Groklaw in terms of Bad Idea (tm).

Never heard of her. Or PJ. You must be using a very narrow definition of influential.

Comment: Re:That's scandinavians for you .... (Score 1) 601

by Reaperducer (#35183788) Attached to: After MS-Nokia Pact, Many Nokia Workers Walk Out In Protest

i would like to see same kind of thing happen in america. or, any other country for that matter.

It happens in America all the time. The fact that you don't know this indicates you spend too much time reading Slashdot, and not enough time reading the New York Times.

How's that "new media" working out for ya?

He keeps differentiating, flying off on a tangent.