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Comment: ISIS idolizes Hebdo's caricatures of prophets? (Score 1) 206

by amoeba1911 (#48837073) Attached to: 19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks

Here's the irony of the situation: the whole idea behind forbidding drawings/sculptures of their prophet is to prevent idolatry. The prohibition of idolatry applies only to Muslims creating/worshiping religious idols. Unless these ISIS guys greatly admired Charlie Hebdo's caricatures, they have no religious justification for what they did. These guys are simply murderers even under their very own Islamic rules.

Comment: Re:We reap what we sowed (Score 1) 206

by amoeba1911 (#48837035) Attached to: 19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks
Yeah... you fail to see this isn't a retaliatory attack against France. If it was in retaliation against French involvement in destroying Libyan targets, they would have attacked military installments, or at the very least government buildings. No, instead they killed 12 innocent people for drawing a picture of some guy they hold very sacred because their bible strictly forbids idolatry... yes, idolatry. Do Muslims all over the world secretely idolize Charlie Hebdo's caricatures?

Comment: camera gun (Score 1) 219

by amoeba1911 (#48781409) Attached to: LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers
We have cameras on our phones. Why can't we get cameras on our guns too? It could activate simply when you draw the gun. One of the biggest problem is that dead people can't tell their version of the story. The gun with the built-in camera would record the events immediately before the shot was fired, you can determine from that if the assailant was really coming towards the officer or if he had his hands up in self-defense.

Comment: Re:left/right apocalypse (Score 1) 495

by amoeba1911 (#48267229) Attached to: Imagining the Future History of Climate Change

You bring up a good point about much higher levels of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. But you have to keep in mind: all of these changes in the past are associated with mass extinctions. The faster the change happened, the more species died.

The change from Permian to Triassic period caused a 95% extinction. The next biggest extinction was the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction, also due to rapid climate change.

Comment: who cares about how it looks? (Score 1) 209

by amoeba1911 (#48192851) Attached to: More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

Seriously, if you want it to look different, just get windowblinds and you're done.

What could microsoft do better? get functionality like windowblinds built-in and make it easy to use
incorporate ability to mount ftp drives
fix built-in defrag too to allow it to move page file so you can shrink partition to minimum size
get rid of the abysmal ribbon and change menus in office to allow typing (ie. type commands/keywords instead of browsing through menus/toolsbars)
how about improving built-in notepad to not suck ass? year 2014 and notepad still chokes while opening large files
same with ms paint, is this a joke? it hasn't changed since 1996! either improve it by adding modern features to it, or get rid of it.
get rid of IE intergrations. wasn't there a lawsuit about this
include a pdf reader that's not a full-screen piece of shit, get rid of fullscreen craps, this is a desktop os, not a phone/tablet/phablet.
how about an ability to run exes in sandboxed mode? ie. catch all file/registry access, report it, undo it.
.. and many more!

no, instead they're adding "eye candy"...

Comment: Unified Windows... (Score 1) 322

by amoeba1911 (#47520575) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows
Making a single OS that works well for tiny phone screens as well as huge desktop monitors is like trying to make flying cars. It sounds great, and they promise it will fly like a plane and drive like a car... but instead you always end up with a bizarre contraption that flies like a car and drives like a plane.

Comment: big deal (Score 0) 47

by amoeba1911 (#47517049) Attached to: Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

Also survived the typhoon:
floating hypodermic needles & other man-made trash
plastic beach ball someone threw into the ocean a year ago
a message in a bottle

They make it sound like it's a big deal, but the long story short: a floating metal tube designed to be in water survived being splashed with water. That is not an accomplishment. If there were people on this metal tube and they survived, that would have been an accomplishment.

Comment: money well spent is well spent (Score 1) 76

In 2014 alone, Internet service providers have spent close to $19 million lobbying on net neutrality

Imagine how much more fiber optic cable you could have deployed for $19000000.. and that's just this year and we're just barely halfway through the year!

Internet is a public utility, and a monopoly. ISPs need to be regulated accordingly, end of story.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.