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Comment: Re:Android vs iPhone is not the new Mac vs Windows (Score 1) 711

by jasonbrown (#47160977) Attached to: Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'
Can we please talk about something else besides whether your phone is better than my phone. I mean really - aren't you all like the smartest people on the planet and we have to debate which phone gets on Facebook the best?? I mean fuck man their burning the Amazon down and fracking the planet to pieces and this is what's fucking important to talk about? Isn't your super awesome genius brain made for better things than this?? Isn't it??

Comment: Automatic updates turned of in April (Score 1) 345

by jasonbrown (#46907281) Attached to: Why Microsoft Shouldn't Patch the XP Internet Explorer Flaw
I started turning off automatic updates on XP boxes that people were going to keep as it had become an unnecessary service. Then I'm told that MS is going to issue another update via Windows update to IE. This irritates me. So what am I supposed to leave the Windows update service turned on just in case MS want to send another one sometime??
Apple

+ - Apple removes Wi-Fi finders from App Store->

Submitted by jasonbrown
jasonbrown (142035) writes "Apple on Thursday began removing another category of apps from its iPhone App Store. This time, it's not porn, it's Wi-Fi.
Apple removed several Wi-Fi apps commonly referred to as stumblers, or apps that seek out available Wi-Fi networks near your location. According to a story on Cult of Mac, apps removed by Apple include WiFi-Where, WiFiFoFum, and yFy Network Finder."

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Comment: wtf? (Score 1) 415

by jasonbrown (#30730508) Attached to: Facebook's Zuckerberg Says Forget Privacy
So let me get this straight. Facebook changes their privacy guidelines and defaults to having everyone's profile be mostly open. Then the founder of facebook says there is not the same expectation of privacy that there once was because people default to having their profiles open? Even though facebook is the one that opened it all up (not the users)? How is it that the will of the admins and founders of facebook is now the will of the people? When did they earn the right to speak for my desire for privacy?

Comment: power saving OFF (Score 1) 823

by jasonbrown (#26228741) Attached to: Configuring a Windows PC For a Senior Citizen?
Disable all the power saving stuff such as settings that turn off the hard drive, monitor, etc. after so many minutes..... disable that because they often don't know why their computer "just turned off" and often proceed to unplug, reboot, or otherwise fix this issue. Show them the power button and let the computer either be "on" or "off". Also the "desktop cleanup wizard" in XP - Oh my god that's crap - turn it off so it doesn't delete your big pretty icons you made for them. Try all the apps they are going to use first yourself so as to deal with any first time configuration and problem issues so they don't have to. just a few things off the top off my head....

Comment: also ban printers (Score 1) 237

by jasonbrown (#26192611) Attached to: Warner Music Pulls Videos Off YouTube
because we probably shouldn't allow just ANYONE to be able to publish a book or write a paper. Perhaps we could allow Warner to control the printers too so that they could supervise and approve only those who should be allowed to write books or publish papers. just food for thought. i'm full of good ideas like this just ask me.

Comment: ban the internet (Score 3, Funny) 237

by jasonbrown (#26192587) Attached to: Warner Music Pulls Videos Off YouTube
I think Warner should make a bill for congress to pass banning the internet as it has been terribly harmful to the recording industries CD/retail store distribution model. Look at all the harm the internet has done to the recording industry executives . And while we are discussing these serious problems - non-label music is really infringing on their profitability as well - also the internet's fault. So I say we all write our representatives and ask them to support banning the internet so we can go back to a more fair and industry friendly music distribution model. Thank you for your time. You may now go back to your regularly scheduled program.
Microsoft

+ - Pirates Prefer Windows XP (Arggh!)->

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jasonbrown writes "Pirates prefer Windows XP over Vista, says Microsoft
It's planning a PR campaign for early '09 to fight piracy as XP is retired.
Software counterfeiters pass on Windows Vista and instead prefer to pirate Windows XP, a Microsoft Corp. attorney said today, outlining a practice that tracks with the leanings of many of the company's customers."

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