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Comment: Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 252

by eneville (#48731525) Attached to: US CTO Tries To Wean the White House Off Floppy Disks

I'm still using boot floppies, but they're virtual and mounted via an HP ILO... Not touched an actual floppy since, no, I can't remember when. They were great until you got pocket fluff/grit behind the gate and transferred it unto the drive. SD cards are a suitable replacement, though easily lost and are perhaps on par bad block wise.

One thing we should commend though, well done on keeping your files small enough to fit on floppies. That's pretty much impossible after a few revisions of a Word document after it collects all that system information.

Comment: Re:WTF UK? (Score 1) 360

by eneville (#48669355) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

There's freedom of speech, but then there's speech that's so offensive that no eyes should read it. It's misused. Totally. Some audio cds have to carry a notice to warn parents/buyers that the contents is unsuitable for children. Welcome to 2014, the internet is a scary place, watch your children whilst they use it - don't arrest every user who posts something they may regret later as there was a humour failure.

Comment: Re:Did she reinvent flickr? (Score 1) 222

by eneville (#48632065) Attached to: Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

On 16 July 2012 Marissa Mayer was appointed President and CEO of Yahoo.

Flickr was in decline before her take over. The issue with flickr was that their team was forced to integerate into the Yahoo! system rather than remain an isolated satellite of Yahoo! See the write up http://gizmodo.com/5910223/how....

According to Alexa, the site is ranked 118th, http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/... so there's still life left in it yet.

Comment: Re:No rules? (Score 1) 574

by eneville (#48507181) Attached to: Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

Some are though, such as the comment by "Anonymous Coward" that you followed up on. Wouldn't it be nice if Justice Bot could go to the posters location and dispense justice upon him autonomously? Rule 237, humans not bad would not apply in this situation. The problem would be when the AI considers all humans to do bad and in need of punishment.

Comment: Not on by default (Score 2) 237

by eneville (#48505659) Attached to: Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default

Mozilla are throttling the chat feature.

To enable, go to about:config, and set loop.throttled to false. Otherwise there is a one in ten chance of having the feature. Currently I think the servers are struggling. It's a new feature and as such needs to bed in whilst capacity is judged.

HTH.

Comment: Re:WTF ? (Score 1) 720

by eneville (#48487167) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Indeed, everything is fine in moderation. Though, you know, there are far worse things he could be doing, at least this guy isn't in a bar chatting some other woman up. She should be pleased that he's home at least.

On the other hand, perhaps she has identified that he's not making the most out of life, perhaps he should take up some other hobby for a bit that they can do together, or just sit in the living room and read a parenting book or talk about how her day was.

Personally, I've never had any long runs of gaming, they get boring, but I still find computing itself to be quite absorbing and perhaps the mrs doesn't like this. So, from own experience don't spend more money on gaming hardware.

There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence. -- Jeremy S. Anderson

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