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Comment: Re:Uh... They're not required to go to that school (Score 1) 320

if it wasn't a public school? Sure. Don't go snooping around my shit. Even if i've got nothing to hide I have a lot to be embarrassed about or just don't want people to know about.

Because it IS a public school? Yes. The rules are and should be different. The kids all have a reasonable right to privacy. But when there's substantive claims made about bullying, harassment, threats, etc. that reasonable right to privacy shouldn't matter.

Comment: Uh... They're not required to go to that school. (Score -1, Flamebait) 320

Unfortunately for all those up in arms about this, this is a safety issue. If they don't like the policy, pull out of the school district. If my kids got harassing phone calls from other students, the school is going to hear about it. Even if it's not during school hours. The fact that when at school, they're compelled to be in places where they may have to encounter someone who's made a credible threat against them.

It doesn't change because it's on the Internet. Doesn't matter if it's a phone call, a letter, Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr/WhatsApp/etc, skywriting...

If the kids have nothing to hide, then release it. If not, pull the kids from the school. They're not obligated to go, and they're certainly not obligated to be abusive assholes either. We don't need more enabling of bullying and peer enforced sociopathy.

Doing absolutely nothing and being hands off isn't making things better. If you don't think this is a problem or worth tackling, I don't think you're hooked up right. I don't know if this is the right approach, but I'm not hearing any better ideas.

Comment: In inevitable questions of why... (Score 5, Insightful) 163

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#48860667) Attached to: Your Entire PC In a Mouse

I say, "Why not?"

It's a crazy idea. I don't think it's going to fly particularly well, but hey, if they want to try something unique and crazy, I'm not going to stop them.

I mean, ten years ago if you told me that one of the best ways to stream stuff to my TV was through a stick the size of a zagnut bar that plugged directly into my HDMI socket, I would've told you you were nuts.

Bring on the crazy ass designs. Let's see where this goes.

Comment: Re:What they need to do is be less cheap (Score 1) 58

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#48856859) Attached to: The Fixes Sony's DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

I wish I didn't comment so I could mod this up. This is pretty much spot on.

HDMI cables are becoming this prevalent too. My cup runneth over... with a mess of cables. lots and lots of cables.

People are complaining the New 3DS isn't shipping with a charger. I'm super glad it's one less thing I need to find a shelf for.

Comment: New Analog modules, PLEASE (Score 2) 58

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#48856789) Attached to: The Fixes Sony's DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

When people complain about how imprecise analog sticks are, one of the biggest problems is overcoming the initial tension that the return spring has on the analog nub. The thing hasn't changed in nearly 20 years. We've had hall effect sensors(Used on the Dreamcast; funny enough) and all sorts of other new ways to detect analog input. It's just two potentiometers.

We may never get to the place where analog aiming is as precise as a mouse, but we can certainly do better than what we've got now.

Comment: Re:Application installers suck. (Score 1) 324

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#48805147) Attached to: How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

I remember shit like Gator and Xupiter getting bundled in with lots of things including WinAmp(Well, MUCH later in life) in the late 90's to the mid 2000's or so. I jumped ship from Windows in 2008 completely, but it's always shocking to see the same shit that kept me away from Windows is still in Windows.

Assembling a working install MSI doesn't negate my complaint that the process sucks. It's abusable, and shockingly, it is being abused.

Comment: Re:Application installers suck. (Score 4, Interesting) 324

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#48802899) Attached to: How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

that's not what I meant.

Why is it that in 2015, to install software from the internet, I need to let someone run a privileged script that can and will write whatever it wants, where it wants? Why can't I just get some archive bundle that I can drop into a collection of other applications?

I think the OS X style application bundles are the right way to do things.

Comment: Application installers suck. (Score 4, Insightful) 324

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#48802777) Attached to: How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

If it's one thing I've learned after playing with OS X and Linux, it's that no matter what the OS is, an install script is an awful UX.

This isn't a problem in OS X because most software installs via app bundles. Yes, there are .pkg installers that could bundle god knows what, but they're not the norm for Mac software.

Also this isn't a problem in Linux because either you're usually installing from a repo or source, of which the requirement for any repo package or code base isn't going to be libtrackingmalwarelolpwn(64 bit; of course).

Why does Windows keep this antiquated process around?

Comment: Re:Cunning strategy (Score 1) 391

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#48745755) Attached to: Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

I'm not an audiophile. I would spend maybe few bucks on something nicer than lamp wire if nothing more than to have nicer insulation that looks nice when ran against the wall and in the cracks of the baseboard.

I'm just suggesting I don't think that True Believing Audiophiles would use Monster products. They're too cheap for their tastes.

Comment: Re:Cars are for driving (Score 1) 12

Neither are a really comfy ride or even padded upholstered seats.

Necessary in terms of being a modern creature comfort in a car. Not necessary as in, "car needs to run."

As far as being a driver distraction, I don't think it's that big of a deal unless there's crazy animations on screen when doing things like changing track, returning the radio, changing volume, etc. and most of that can be done from the wheel.