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Comment: Re:History of the Egg (Score 0) 290 290

The 555 Easter Egg has been known for years. I first saw it demonstrated at least two years ago.

I just Googled the first YouTube video that came up. I'm not going to wade through several thousand search results to find the very first one. Just because a bunch of kiddies who have never held a breadboard say something isn't true in the comments doesn't mean they're right.

Comment: Re:Mamangement (Score 1) 290 290

Put yourself in the marketing directors shoes.


I am a highly-trained, creative, abstract, thinking individual. It's what makes my work superior to so many others in my field. If you want a robot who can't put together code fast enough or well enough to also include an Easter Egg, then the country code for India is +91. Happy dialing.

Comment: Re:Mamangement (Score 4, Interesting) 290 290

Painting the walls is an obvious change. Pretty much the opposite of an Easter Egg.

An Easter Egg, in the construction sense that you describe, would be more like the time a construction crew opened up the wall in my apartment to fix a leak in a pipe and found a lunchbox that someone left behind when the building was built in 1928 with a note inside reading "Hello."

Harmless. Amusing. And it generally makes the world a better and more interesting place to live and work.

Comment: Re:Fuck You (Score 1) 222 222

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) 118 118

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) 320 320

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 1

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 1

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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