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Comment: Fuck "all wireless" (Score 1) 450

by omfglearntoplay (#49235133) Attached to: Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

Less ports b/c use everything wirelessly? Wireless technologies are fine at home... terrible in the office. More terrible in remote offices. We are a windows shop, but I would allow a Mac here or there as a pet device for people who think they can support it on their own. So far, iphones and ipads are all that has worked well enough. Seems like that will contiue.

Comment: My Infiniti's Awesome, not perfect, robo-cruise (Score 1) 362

by omfglearntoplay (#49190787) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?

It's a 2013 model and has a really incredible and awesome laser system for adjusting the cruise speed. I use it every single day in slow or fast traffic. But, it is not perfect. If I get behind trucks that tow a grid trailer (think, lawnmower trailer), then the system can't get a solid lock and speeds up/slows down continually. On occassion I've tried to set the lock when I was a little too close to a vehicle, and it acts like that vehicle is invisible and wouldn't slow down for it automatically. But 97% of the time it's good.

Comment: Re:I'm dying of curiousity (Score 1) 188

by omfglearntoplay (#49190733) Attached to: Software Freedom Conservancy Funds GPL Suit Against VMWare

Are they a shitty company now? My vote is, ever since EMC's CEO took over as VMware's CEO, they've been going downhill. Have you seen the travesty that is their web admin client that is now required? It's like go out of business bad interface for their paying customers? They are worried about lock in, money, cloud, and whatever is important to the money-loving decision makers at the top of their internal hierarchy right now. I'm worried and hope that they realize their problems. I also have some mid-level EMC products, and the amount of problems I've started having after the 1 year mark is terrible. Never will I buy another EMC branded product if I can help it. VMware started off great, and it's still better than other VM products, but for how long? I'm certainly not converting my non-VM environments over to VMware because of the amount they are pissing me off with their ridiculous web client/GUI.

Comment: Re:So.... (Score 1) 265

Two things.

1. A different possibly worse mosquito species may take over. We have all sorts of weird species from other continents introduced into the southern USA. If this attempt is to kill invasive species without introducing a new invasive species, maybe it is fine, as long as a worse species won't take over. If it is to kill native species, then it's a bad idea for certain.

2. Mosquitoes pollinate flowers. Nowadays everybody knows that only the females bite... and they only do so right before laying eggs. The rest of the time mosquitoes are busy pollinating flowers to plants everybody, human and animal, needs to survive. I'm not sure I'd want to see a huge change in pollination. Remember all the scares about honeybees dying out and all sorts of possible problems with pollination? Well mosquitoes are a huge part of the ecosystem in many places, like Florida. What are the risks?

Comment: When can we use the word "dies" again? (Score 2) 73

by omfglearntoplay (#48926959) Attached to: Nobel Laureate and Laser Inventor Charles Townes Passes

Very sorry to hear that anyone dies, but death is part of life after all and there should be no shame in saying the word "dies". It bothers me that nobody likes to use the word "dies" or "dead" anymore, in U.S. pop culture at least. To me at least it seems like ever since that cheesy Crossing over with John Edwards show, everybody started using the word "passed" instead of "died". I know it's a terrible time for people close to those who die, but "passed" just sounds like an insult to the dead. At least say "passed away", which has dignity. "Passed" sounds like he passed gas, or drove by a diner on the highway, or something not at all sad or profound or dignified. Rant over.

Comment: Video Games with Your Kids = Good Times (Score 1) 222

This guy didn't force his kid to do anything he didn't want to do... rtfa please. Instead, he is doing what I have done, to a much lesser degree, but just as pre-determined. I have seen if my two kids like video games, one particular does, and I let him try the older video games first. Space Invaders was his first game, like my own! I don't force him to play anything, but I slowly introduce him to old games that I liked, and normally he loves them. Castlevania is his new game this week! I help him out, discuss tactics, and generally bond with my kid. My daughter, who likes to watch video games but not so much plays, also enjoys joining in on the discussion and research in particular. My kids are 5 and 7. My son also enjoys some new video games, but I expressly avoid getting into any long time eating video games that seem unhealthy or generally "bad" for little kids. Both of my kids are also extremely athletic, social, and smart as can be, if I do say so myself. Video gaming is not screwing them up, thank you very much! But it does provide common ground and fun times!

Comment: Re:I'm sorry (Score 1) 415

Yeah, screw renting hardware or software. Renting pretty much is a bad deal, always has been forever and ever ago and still is. Some people argue that big corporations lease plenty of things and it makes sense... yeah it makes sense when you just want short term profits and you are out the door when things go to hell. But yeah, Microsoft can kiss my ass over renting anything.

Comment: Fonts that don't put bars on uppercase I and J (Score 1) 370

by omfglearntoplay (#48188815) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

Any of these just really piss me off grandly. When you are typing one, two, and three word phrases, things are unclear. Passwords, unclear.


What did I just type at a quick glance? i, one, verticle bar, and L. Why not make this obvious in your damn font people?!

The J is just a pet peeve. What about "Z" or "E" or "F" or "5"? Just save time and get rid of that top bar, who needs it!

All the simple programs have been written.