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Comment Re:End of Google+ (Score 1) 136 136

That was my first thought as well. Once they've uncoupled everything from Google+, I expect (within the subsequent 6-12 months) we'll hear that Google+ has been EOLed.

That's fine by me; but I imagine we'll see a lot of kvetching here on Slashdot.

Comment Re:Alt summary? (Score 3, Funny) 15 15

Baseball stat heads love their acronyms.

OPS - on base plus slugging percentage
WAR - wins above replacement
LOOGY - lefty one out guy
TINSTAAPP - there is no such thing as a pitching prospect
MARINERS - a backwards team being run as if it's still the 1960s

Comment Re:Corporate applications? (Score 1) 192 192

Will this work for people sending messages to other random people? Probably not. But imagine a corporation deploying this system to all of their computers. Suddenly, the boss can tell their employees to do unethical things, make illegal threats, and so on without any chance that the FBI is suddenly going to show up and arrest him with evidence of his misdeeds.

It only takes one employee with a smartphone camera to completely destroy this model.

Comment Slightly less annoying on iOS, but still (Score 4, Insightful) 230 230

I hate the stupid "hey we have an app!" block that takes up real estate at the top of the screen every freaking time I chance upon any one of a million stupid sites. No, I don't want the dedicated app for your website - I view it maybe twice a year! No, I don't want to install an app to participate on your forum! Nor do I want your website sending me push notifications on OS X, for that matter.

I understand that you can't figure out how to make a living from your website... but that's your problem, not mine. Maybe you need to get a real job like the rest of us.

Comment Re:Silly but (Score 1) 453 453

At least partially silly but I do understand some of the banned items like baseball caps (or any other head wear like hoodies) as they are totally impolite to be worn indoors.

You obviously are prejudiced against middle-aged guys with hair plugs. Don't be intolerant! Remember, "Plugs are People Too".

Comment Re:Negative (Score 2) 129 129

Just tested this on my Mac in OS X -- grants root level access immediately.

Yup - even if you're a non-privileged user.

Since most people are running with administrator accounts (which is dumb), I thought that might've been necessary - but it worked from an account that didn't have sudo access.

Comment Re:Target practice? (Score 4, Insightful) 49 49

If the Royals are doing things that piss people off and thus live in fear of them, then perhaps they should stop doing those things.

Would you have provided that same advice to Charlie Hebdo? Sometimes it's the people who are pissed off that are in the wrong.

Comment Re:Disabled (Score -1, Flamebait) 155 155

I have to say, I'm really shocked about insensivity towards the disabled seen in this thread.

You're on a website whose participants skew heavily towards the 14-25 year old male demographic. I have heard that group described as "not yet fully human" on more than one occasion.

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. -- Earl Wilson