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Comment: Re:Get rid of the fucking adverts completely (Score 1) 194 194

I've been TV free for years. (I still watch commercial free content like Netflix or optical media.) Any time I so much as step near a running television, with their commercials, over ads, under ads, side ads, pop up ads, voice over ads, and go fuck yourself ads, I wince. I cannot physically stand it. It literally causes stress in my body to build up... knowing that there's a barrage of a new commercials around the corner and at every cliff-hanger moment in the plot. A slew of brand new conversations with brand new people trying to tell me I'm not good enough and they have the only cure EVERY 15 OR 30 SECONDS. The human brain doesn't work like that. Just because society has chosen what "seconds" are, and how long a commercial slot should run, has no bearing on what my brain's evolved genetics is expecting or capable of bearing for long periods of time.

Comment: Re: Hate to be that guy, but Linux (Score 1, Offtopic) 513 513

That's entirely possible. Windows 8/8.1 absolutely spends more priority on hiding hardware latency than my Windows 7 station, or my Ubuntu station.

If you run it on a slow laptop, the OS is ten times more responsive than a program on the same OS, like Chrome. You can be spending 100% CPU and Disk usage on a task, ALT-TAB, and it'll show you some sort of JPEG compressed cache of what the program used to look like before the program finished responding to the PAINT event. (To often hilarious results when the delay is in the order of seconds.) They implemented lots of priority across all aspects of the kernel, be it disk, network, or memory I/O.

I absolutely hate the broken UI (half the "metro" B.S. equivalents wouldn't be so bad if they didn't remove dozens of useful buttons.), but Windows 8/8.1/10 is definitely becoming more efficient, and stressing user experience in regards to perceived latency.

Comment: Re:Effect of nukes on NEOs (Score 4, Insightful) 272 272

While on a practical sense you may be right, the idea that they'll have the same velocity is completely false.

That's like saying detonating TNT in front of a semi-truck on the highway means it'll fly the same speed in another direction. Or that it'll move in the same direction it once was. Or if you detonated TNT in the water near a ship, it'd still go the exact same direction.

Where a near-earth object goes after being hit by, or being nearby, a large explosion is entirely dependent on the position and composition of the objects. But one thing that will absolutely not happen is them magically going the same direction they were.

Comment: So in otherwords (Score 0) 55 55

So in otherwords, you're talking about basic Kerberos Authentication we've had since Windows 2000, and MIT invented in the 1980's. Wow, amazing stuff. Using this new pioneering technology, we'll be able to finally treat individual services, functions and resources in those services as "security resources" that are controlled by access tokens verified and given out by a "domain controller."

What's next, promote synergy?

Comment: Re:Slashdot you are no better (Score 1) 474 474

They refused to allow the story through the submission pipeline for the first WEEK that the story was brewing, and when people wrote about it in other stories (their only discussion venue left on this site), those people got down moderated to nothing.

Comment: Re:That's precisely the problem (Score 1) 474 474

The funny thing about Freedom Of Speech (yes, I know the Bill of Rights doesn't apply to businesses), is that its sole purpose is to protect offensive speech. Why? Because inoffensive speech doesn't need to be protected.

Contrast that with Reddit, and you'll see why people are furious. Because their practices contradict the values that many people in the USA grow up with. "I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."

Lastly, some interesting people have commented that what Reddit has done is take a bunch of toxic subreddits with their toxic members and instead of them being contained to their echo chamber, they've now been forced back into the wild with all of the rest of the members. In effect, their strategy to "reduce harassment" will actually increase harassment.

Comment: Re:Coming next ... Office desk telephones (Score 1) 395 395

If you're on company time, you can be fired for anything you do. If it's your phone, outside of company time you can do whatever you want. If it's their phone, it's their rules for their phone all the time.

It's pretty simple, really.

However, one thing I will NOT DO, is ever attach my own phone to an exchange server and allow it to have permission to control literally everything on my phone, from disabling wifi, access to the camera, to forcing a operating system reset. When I first got my phone and that prompt popped up I thought, "You've got to be kidding me. This is real?"

Comment: Re:To all you Obama supporters (Score 1) 165 165

Except I voted for Ron Paul, he failed at the primaries, and we were left with Palin and McCain.

Is there anyone left here old enough to vote, or understand the absolute most fundamental and basic tenants of how elections work in the USA?

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?