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Comment: Re:No! Are you trolling? (Score 1) 712

by brainstem (#40371309) Attached to: Microsoft Announces 'Surface' Tablet

Apple has had its share of failures, reminds me of the Apple Lisa.

It's bemusing you had to go back 30 years to be reminded of an Apple failure. ;)

I dislike Apple (as a company) even more than Microsoft now, but your statement just underscores how successful Apple has been in the past decade. Microsoft? Not so much.

what about the Mac Cube?

Comment: Re:The Cloud is a security hole. (Score 1) 168

by brainstem (#40089175) Attached to: Worried About Information Leaks, IBM Bans Siri

Do people actually have locksmiths change the door locks on their houses? I mean if you've locked yourself out yeah, call one in... but to actually install a lock?

happens all the time at businesses. When was the last time you saw the head of accounting re-keying the front door of the office building at which you work?


+ - Coolest Linux Workstation Contest Finalists->

Submitted by brainstem
brainstem writes: Tech Source has the five finalists up for their "$100 Coolest Linux Workstation Contest." There's a pretty wide array of setups for everyone's (well, geek's) taste. There are lots of pictures and detail about each of the setups. (Disclaimer: I am actually one of the contestants, but I won't reveal which one I am.)
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Comment: Seen this before (Score 1) 344

by brainstem (#33414576) Attached to: Retargeting Ads Stalk You For Weeks After You Shop
I've seen this before. A bit back, an IT recruiter contacted me about a position available with New Balance's E-Commerce division. I had never been to their site before, so I checked it out. I passed on the job, but ever since then, I see NB Web Express banner ads all over the place, and I don't ever remember seeing them in the past. As far as the cookies themselves go, it doesn't really bother me. If I want to go someplace truly anonymously, I know how to do so, but otherwise I don't really care of someone can see part of my browsing history. I've got a family member who is completely paranoid about the stuff, even though she doesn't even really understand what a cookie actually is (and I've tried explaining it numerous times).

...there can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth. - George Jacob Holyoake