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Comment: Re: wont last (Score 1) 287

by dave.haku (#48440517) Attached to: Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

Of course not. But every single other woman that wants to go out at night and have fun do carry a mace can already. If this particular woman does not then she deserves it. If she's too naïve, then yes, she deserves it.
No one deserves to be raped, but this is not the ideal world you fantasize about in your head. Take measures to prevent getting raped or mugged. People can't be trusted.

Comment: Re:Too little too late (Score 1) 496

I never undrstood why, at least for technical people, this was such a big issue. Really, it isn't that different from what used to be. It's been years since I only use start menu for typing what I'm looking for... if ever, and that's exactly what I keep doing with Windows 8. If anything, I find it to be faster, Windows 7 sometimes lags for long before showing up results, Windows 8 almost always shows results immediately (Sure, MS could have fixed the performance issue without changing the looks, but then again, I don't think that's such a big deal). On the other hand I think there are bigger issues to be talking about - both positive and negative. Like start-up time, I find it dazzling that now I have a computer ready to work in like 10 seconds, where before I got to get a coffee before the computer was usable... But NOOOO people are really annoyed about the stupid start button, go figure. And what about privacy issues with the new Windows 8.1 search? I know it has been talked about, but why are people still complaining about the stupid start button? I believe that every start button discussion should be turned into the privacy issue of Windows search.

Comment: Re:Giving? (Score 1) 689

by dave.haku (#42752605) Attached to: Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?
That's right, the poster got it ALL WRONG, Did anyone opened the PDF he referred at 'actually billions'? According to the study its 'actually billions' what foreigners pay in the US to educate themselves, around 21 in fact:

NAFSA: Association of International Educators estimates that international students and their dependents contributed approximately $21.81 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2011-2012 academic year. This conservative figure is based on tuition figures from Wintergreen Orchard House, enrollment figures from the Institute of International Education's Open Doors 2012 report, living expenses calculated from Wintergreen Orchard House figures, and overall analysis of the data by Jason Baumgartner, Director for Information Services at Indiana University – Bloomington’s Office of International Services.

(Emphasis mine)

This whole discussion has no reason to exist. The US owing the world an education is not an issue because nobody is being educated on US pennies. Even more, this discussion is border lining on xenophobic suggesting that education should be denied to paying students based on nationality.

Comment: Re:Non Sequitir (Score 1) 178

by dave.haku (#42522893) Attached to: Windows RT Jailbroken To Run Third-Party Desktop Apps
Yet this particular version of Windows is not intended for Win32 apps; it is intended for Metro apps. There are probably other reasons to keep Win32 cruft, Windows internal dependency is nightmarish.

You can compare Microsoft not allowing ISVs to write Win32 apps for WinRT (Which is WinNT underneath) to Apple not allowing ISVs to write OSX apps for iOS (Which is OSX underneath).

Comment: Re:How is this gasping news (Score 1) 443

by dave.haku (#42512657) Attached to: Facebook Lands Drunk Driving Teen In Jail

You are aware that being intoxicated affects decision making capabilities... right?

Not trying to win an argument, I actually support your point. But just playing devil's advocate:

You might have been told so, several times. But experimental data, like friends driving drunk before you, and doing so fine and without incidents, might tell you otherwise. Until you experiment yourself how impaired you actually are, you might be aware of how it "affects [your] decision making capabilities".

Still, if you've been told, you cannot say you didn't know, only you didn't believe it.

Comment: Re:*my* iPhone?? (Score 1) 114

by dave.haku (#42512339) Attached to: Your iPhone Will Soon Detect Bad Breath
If I had to guess I would say that despite the fact that the chip capabilities could be very broad and open ended, they will market it for detecting garlic, onion and hamburgers, and you will have the option to buy "an update" to detect chocolate cake, vomit and turd.

Breath-alyzer? The first version will come hard wired not to work as such. You will have to buy version 2, twice the price, and then it will only work 3 times a month. You will be given the option to purchase the unlimited version of the app for only $19.

Comment: Re:Think grandchildren. (Score 1) 149

by dave.haku (#42512191) Attached to: Can Fotobar Make Polaroid Relevant Again?
Physical pictures do deteriorate, but as someone below noted, digital pictures will go to hell with the first hard disk failure or power surge; and even if you're running backups to safe keep your memories, one day you will not be here and you can't count on someone taking over your backup process.

At least from my experience, physical pictures from 50+ years ago while deteriorated, are still very useful as memories of my grand parents and before.

Also, I know for a fact, home made ink-jet prints have a very low will to survive to slightly humid weather. So, I wouldn't count on home made ink-jet prints to leave memories to my grandchildren. I would hope Walmart prints will be at least as enduring as my grandparents old pictures; if not better.

There's no future in time travel.