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Comment: Re:Prison population (Score 1) 407

by Rhipf (#48169003) Attached to: As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

Or better yet, let's see how much faster the crime rate in the US falls if you implement proper universal health care and properly fund social programs like Finland. Oh. Wait. That's like communism and anti-capitalism so we have to fight that at all costs in the US (land of the free home of the brave and all that).

Comment: Re:Wait, what? (Score 1, Interesting) 305

by Rhipf (#48168921) Attached to: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

Again I say this is only right. People ragged on Windows 8 without using it too. There really isn't much difference between Windows 8 and Windows 7 (other than the flat look that I hate) once you install a Start Menu replacement (e.g. ClassicShell). It looks like Apple is doing the same thing Microsoft did but have the benefit of learning from Microsoft's mistakes. Apple is flattening the graphical elements of the OS but haven't included a touch style interface (Metro tiles) in their desktop OS (yet).
If people are ragging on Apples OS without even trying it I say that sounds about the same as happened with Microsoft and Windows 8.

Comment: I'm quite sure that.... (Score 1) 137

by Rhipf (#48036683) Attached to: Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film

any potential film is just hoping to ride the Tetris name. The actual movie will have nothing to do with the game (much like Battleships but at least that had battleships).
If you make a movie called Tetris you are almost guaranteed there will be a built in audience that is going to go just to see what the movie has to do with the game.

Comment: Re:I would like to see a return... (Score 5, Insightful) 120

by Rhipf (#48019365) Attached to: Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

The reason no one heads to Canada for medical treatment is that they wouldn't be covered and would have to pay out of pocket.

Are there problems with the Canadian healthcare system? Sure.
Would I be willing to give up my healthcare coverage for a US type system? No @#$%ing way!!!
I am more than willing to put up with the limitations of the Canadian system secure in the knowledge that I won't go bankrupt if something happens to me that involve extensive medical care.

Comment: Re:Expert. (Score 1) 358

by Rhipf (#47945253) Attached to: U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Whether or not his new digital music format can or cannot be pirated is something that remains to be seen, and is so far away in the future...

Sorry I didn't realize that time was moving so slow theses days. Eighteen months is now "so far away in the future" and yet when I was younger it was only a year and a half.

***N.B. Sorry feeling a little snarcky today.

Comment: Re: Eh? (Score 2) 137

by Rhipf (#47522527) Attached to: Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

OK I'll admit that I didn't notice the H1 in the graph right away but...

Unless the article author has a time machine you still can't say that the vulnerabilities have increased 100% until they actually have. It would have been better if the author had compared the first half of 2013 to the first half of 2014. At least that way the comparison is grounded in facts not speculation.

Comment: Re:Microsoft is wasting people's time (Score 1) 346

by Rhipf (#47457047) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

Actually, what they should have done is implement smarter mouse controls. If you swipe your finger across the screen (on a touch device) metro scrolls left to right (or right to left obviously). So why can't I click somewhere on the right of the screen and drag the mouse to the left to scroll sideways? Only when using a mouse do you have to use the scroll bar at the bottom of the screen to scroll (or use the mouse wheel).
It would seem more logical to me if you converted the touch interface into analogous mouse controls.

Comment: Re:So how is that going to work (Score 1) 188

by Rhipf (#47281229) Attached to: Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting

I could be wrong but based on the summery it looks to me like one of the big problems with this device is that they said it had FCC approval when it didn't. It may have been fine for them to sell the jammer (i.e. the FCC wouldn't have gotten involved) if they hadn't labeled it as FCC approved.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.