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Comment: Re:Does this office need Congressional approval? (Score 1) 79

by DexterIsADog (#47793653) Attached to: Google's Megan Smith Would Be First US CTO Worthy of the Title

"I have personally dated 3 women who have both beaten me, stole from me, and cheated on me..."... Don't see how that makes me a "privileged conservative white man."

Not even a marginally educated man. Re-read that first sentence you wrote, and you tell us what's wrong with it.

Comment: Re:Does this office need Congressional approval? (Score 1) 79

by DexterIsADog (#47793637) Attached to: Google's Megan Smith Would Be First US CTO Worthy of the Title

No one in either party's base gives a fuck about the gender or orientation of the holder of some office they've never heard of and will never care about. Maybe a few geeks care about this? Maybe?

No position or issue is too obscure for congress and their PR agency, Fox News, to use as ammunition against the president.

Comment: Re:Does this office need Congressional approval? (Score 1) 79

by DexterIsADog (#47793629) Attached to: Google's Megan Smith Would Be First US CTO Worthy of the Title

Well, these days, it's the lefties who poison the well of every issue with race and sex to justify passing laws that legislate privilege;

Since she's gay, I would assume what you're ranting about in this case is the "privilege" of being allowed to marry the person you love.

Nice.

+ - Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "NASA's Opportunity rover has been rolling around the surface of Mars for over 10 years. It's still performing scientific observations, but the mission team has been dealing with a problem: the rover keeps rebooting. It's happened a dozen times this month, and the process it a bit more involved than rebooting a typical computer, taking a day or two to get back into operation every time. To try and fix this, the Opportunity team is planning a tricky operation: reformatting the flash memory from 125 million miles away. "Preparations include downloading to Earth all useful data remaining in the flash memory and switching the rover to an operating mode that does not use flash memory. Also, the team is restructuring the rover's communication sessions to use a slower data rate, which may add resilience in case of a reset during these preparations." The team suspects some of the flash memory cells are simply wearing out. The reformat is scheduled for some time in September."
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+ - Haiku debates kernel switch to Linux... or not.->

Submitted by taikedz
taikedz (2782065) writes "A very interesting discussion is taking place in the Haiku mailing list. A developer has created a working prototype implementation of the BeOS API layer on top of the Linux kernel, and he is wondering if the project is worth pursuing.

Both 'sides' make a lot of compelling arguments, and it gives a lot of insight into decisions that went into the Haiku project, both past and present."

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Comment: Re:Need developers? (Score -1, Flamebait) 136

by BitZtream (#47784107) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Replacement Patch With Two Known Bugs

Dear Asshat,

We make more money each second than you'll make in your entire life. Your arrogant attitude makes us laugh. We have MBAs who have forgotten more about development than you think you know, and about 8 orders of magnitude more than you actually know.

We're sorry you think our predicament is so bad, but we do enjoy floating our yacht on ocean sized volumes of cash, our yachts are big enough the waves aren't an issue, perhaps if you pulled your head out of your ass for a second you would realize this and you would realize that while you try to act like some one cares what you think, you are nothing, hence your AC post. Oh? You don't love us ... I'm sure will lose sleep at night over that.

Cheers,
        A company which actually turns a profit

I'd bet a months pay you don't make $20/hour, let alone 200. Your ignorance wreaks that of a 15 year old without a clue how the real world operates and certainly indicates that you have absolutely no idea what happens in a company the scale of Microsoft. You seem to think %0.00001 of your customers having an issue with regressions is the end of the world.

Seriously, get a clue.

+ - U.K. Terror Threat Level Raised to Severe->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May said the government was raising the terror threat level to Severe, the second-highest level, based on new intelligence from Syria and Iraq. "The increase in the threat level is related to developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the West," May said in a statement in London. "Some of those plots are likely to involve foreign fighters who have traveled there from the U.K. and Europe to take part in those conflicts." Prime Minister David Cameron is to make a further statement later today."
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Comment: Re:Bad business practice (Score 3, Insightful) 129

by BitZtream (#47783269) Attached to: Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

It doesn't show them 'by default'. The opening page is a list of games for your platform, if you browse to a different category or search for a game, you're taking deliberate action to do so. Make sure you search for Mac games if you want to buy games for a Mac, and make sure its badged for Mac.

Mac Steam doesn't start you in the Windows or Linux games page.

Comment: Re:Bad business practice (Score 1) 129

by BitZtream (#47783253) Attached to: Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

I've seen this happen when a Mac version of the game is coming, but hasn't actually been released. In my case the game showed up on Mac a month or two later.

When I bought it, I was fine with buying only a Windows version and thought the store was wrong when it showed the mac badge.

For reference: Nothing stops you from buying windows only games on mac.

Comment: Re:Bad business practice (Score 3, Informative) 129

by jones_supa (#47782873) Attached to: Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

it is ridiculous to sell a game using Mac software and then it will not run

Doesn't the Steam page for each game explicitly list which operating systems it is compatible with in the information box with all of the other info?

It seems that in his case the store page incorrectly claimed that the software has also a Mac version, but when he purchased it, he found that it's Windows-only.

The store page for AVGN Adventures seems to show correct information right now: only a flag symbol showing that it's Windows software. Maybe previously that page had both a flag and an apple symbol? That's how I interpret the situation.

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