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Comment: Re: Must example set of him (Score 1) 629

I'm not sure what you are trying to say. But it seems to me that operagost is making a moral absolutist argument. Saying American isn't doing these [worse] things that these other countries are doing which he considers worse, and so is not the laughing stock of the world.

Comment: Re:Sorta surprising. (Score 1) 290

by coolsnowmen (#49407325) Attached to: Is This the Death of the Easter Egg?

I'm guessing they are referring unauthorized Easter eggs?

Since it was my understanding that the original Easter eggs used purposefully to sidestep the code registration process. Since software patents only required the first X number of lines of code to be submitted...

I doubt that. Easter eggs have existed long before software patents which didn't exist in bulk until 1994.

Comment: Re:"Dreaded"? (Score 4, Insightful) 183

by coolsnowmen (#49214949) Attached to: Major Museums Start Banning Selfie Sticks
It is, People take shittons more photos now than they used to. The reasons are obvious. Moden technology has enabled cheap photography- where it wasn't too long ago that you had to bring around extra equipment, rolls of film, then get them developed, or even just the fact that SD cards were limiting. Now I can take more photos than I Have time to review- but that is the problem. People are spending more time taking pictures and less time actually experiencing life because of the status, The Facebook status. People aren't making memory books, they are trying to show their friends they are cool and hip and whatever.

Comment: Re:Realistic (Score 1) 374

by coolsnowmen (#49157327) Attached to: The Groups Behind Making Distributed Solar Power Harder To Adopt
That is an interesting extreme, but between now and then is this particular problem: Peak energy usage in sunny states in the middle of the summer in the middle of the day when the people are at work and the AC is on- required power plants to be much larger than that average power usage to support peak usage.

Comment: Re:Flash? Really? (Score 1) 38

by coolsnowmen (#48622775) Attached to: Attorney Yasir Billoo Explains NDA Law (Video)
That is not a valid use case to trump adopting new standards. Especially for a tech site. No work place stuck on internet explorer 6 because of intranet applications should be allowing you to use that same browser to access the general world wide web. I've worked for a range of places as a consultant over the last year, and the oldest in use is IE9 (windows 7). I have a friend still stuck on XP and so they have IE8; but that is clearly a massive mistake these days to be using that computer in the net.

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