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Comment: Re:Steeper Learning Curve (Score 1) 720

by frizop (#35733702) Attached to: The Case Against GUIs, Revisited

If a standardised 7-bit clean text serialisation were created for every visual object on a Windows-like system - preferably one which was also cleanly human-editable as text - then we'd have something. But I think you'd have to deliberately break some deeply treasured OOP thinking to get there.

I honestly just wish they would continue down the Exchange 2010 path where all GUI windows have a little PowerShell button, you click the button and there is the commands you would need to run in order to get this scripted. I think its an excellent addition to the way you're already used to doing something with the extensibility UNIX fans crave. We could argue about how much better bash et al. are, but I think this is pretty good for windows cli.

Comment: Re:in other news, cementing the BP CEO has started (Score 1) 611

by frizop (#32363576) Attached to: Gulf Oil Leak Plugged?
I don't think "we" as in the government could have come up with a solution quicker, what I think is the solution should have already been mapped out BEFORE ANY DRILLING TOOK PLACE. You know, like a "oh shit, all my servers are dead, what do I do?" The fact that things took this long is a sign that nobody is really looking over the shoulders of the guys in charge here. This was a slow and lethargic bullshit response that started with BP trying to make money off the spilling oil and spiraled into "welp, guess we can't fix it, might as well plug it up." btw, I live about 100 miles from the coast, have family who live on the coast, more family who fish on that coast and plenty of friends who've been down there and shunned off by the local law enforcement (read: BPs minions). This is a catastrophic failure and totally pisses me off to no end.

Comment: Re:Too integrated (Score 1) 197

by frizop (#28170511) Attached to: A Curmudgeonly Look At Google Wave

The question will really be adoption. Which, I imagine, is part of the reason Google is open sourcing it.

My thoughts exactly. I do wonder how they plan on making money off this. Perhaps their portal (eg: gmail) will have some target advertising? Anyway, I'm excited about this but it's years off before we have widespread adoption.

Comment: Re:Good for employment, bad for productivity. (Score 1) 809

by frizop (#26360817) Attached to: $30B IT Stimulus Will Create Almost 1 Million Jobs
Excluding the hiring of people to find the right deployments to sink money into, isn't this what the government is doing? As far as internet infrastructure go's we are way behind, and creating more infrastructure allows for higher internet speeds. This in turn will drive the market to produce products that use those faster speeds. Creating jobs and spending.

Gym Charges $110 for Wii Sessions 6 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the not-water-sports dept.
Manhattan's Gravity Fitness is charging customers $110 an hour for training session with the Nintendo Wii. Trainers incorporate Wii sports games, like boxing, with traditional exercise sessions. The gym's executive director Mark Natale says the Wii is just another workout tool, like treadmills and elliptical trainers with attached video screens. For $50 an hour, I will drink margaritas poolside and train you to do laps.

The end of labor is to gain leisure.