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Comment: Re:Why not? (Score 1) 241

by Stormie (#39090359) Attached to: A Look At Microsoft's 'Mini Internet' For Testing IE

Frankly, this seems more akin to old Slashdot than a lot of the nonsense we see here today. (That story the other day about a girl sent home from school because her lunch wasn't healthy, and then quickly called into question over what happened? Really? What was that topic even doing on Slashdot in the first place?)

Hey that sounds like a classic Jon Katz "Hellmouth" story to me. I can't imagine why you wouldn't think that was akin to "the old Slashdot!"

Comment: Re:I mourn the loss (Score 1) 128

by Stormie (#34192924) Attached to: Court Returns Stolen Stargate MMO To Founder

The re-imaged BSG was largely unique in the quality it portrayed. The acting was good, the characters were good, and the story was complex and interwoven.

No offence intended towards the quality of BSG, but I think it should be pointed out that making a quality ongoing television series starting in 2003 is a lot less impressive than doing the same thing starting in 1993. It's easy to forget just how enormously standards have risen in the last couple of decades - personally, I start measuring that rise with "Twin Peaks".

Comment: Double standards (Score 1) 561

by Stormie (#33855570) Attached to: Google Secretly Tests Autonomous Cars In Traffic

According to the article, "more than 37,000 people died in car accidents in the United States in 2008."

I bet you that if you replaced all cars with AI-driven cars, and 37 people died in car accidents due to software errors, it would cause a great deal more outrage than 1000x that many people dying due to human error.

Comment: Re:Compete on Linux and OS X too please (Score 1) 203

by Stormie (#33672490) Attached to: Microsoft Says IE9 Beta Demand Overwhelming
Not personally, there used to be an "IE6 Hall of Shame" website that named and shamed major corporations still using IE6 on their desktops, and many of them justified it on the grounds "intranet app only runs on IE6". Unfortunately the site is now down (legal pressure by someone who didn't like being named and shamed, I suspect).

Comment: Re:Compete on Linux and OS X too please (Score 1) 203

by Stormie (#33672250) Attached to: Microsoft Says IE9 Beta Demand Overwhelming

Currently the only browser that deals with the corporate intranet AND the internet without needing 2 browsers is IE.

Actually, the most infamous corporate intranet crap isn't IE-only - it's specific-version-of-IE-only. And if that specific version is IE6, then you're screwed, there is literally no one browser that will deal with your corporate intranet and the real internet.

In that case, you are pretty much forced to use IE6 and Firefox, since there is no easy way to run multiple versions of IE side by side.

Comment: Re:Serious question to tablet owners (Score 1) 324

by Stormie (#33672222) Attached to: 2011, Year of the Tablet?

What are you using your tablet for?

I don't have one, but (working in a web development agency) both my managers have work-supplied iPads, and they are fantastic for client meetings. A small, light device that can be taken to whichever meeting room we might end up in, connect to the office wireless network, and be used as a web browser that can be passed around the table, as well as quick access to emails - that's very valuable.

Comment: Re:Wow... retards abundant (Score 1) 545

by Stormie (#33105928) Attached to: Verizon Changing Users Router Passwords
"Just because the guy at the gas station found you wallet and spare key, does he have the right to go in your house and change the lock?" That probably depends upon whether you have an existing commercial agreement with said guy, where you explicitly agreed that he did have the right to go into your house and change the lock. You know, like the one you have with Verizon where you explicitly granted them access to access your router if necessary.

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