Fruit Ninja Kinect is awesome. Kinect Party is pretty fun with kids. Kinect Adventures is sort of fun. I certainly play any of those three titles more than I ever play with the Wii.
How is it "stomping on your privacy" to share data you have agreed to share? If people are naive enough to believe Facebook was setup solely for peoples' enjoyment, that's their own damn fault. If you share things online you're uncomfortable with other people knowing about that's your own problem. Expecting Facebook to make your privacy their business is silly.
Thinking about the problems of government policy in any depth makes it obvious simple solutions aren't possible. These folks are unwilling to accept that - they believe they are wiser and more able than any human that came before them. Since they're ubermen they believe that the muddling through humans have done for hundreds of thousands of years is no longer necessary -- if only people would follow their enlightened example all would be well. They don't seem to understand that their ideas have been tried and found wanting -- they're convinced they are the only people who really "get it."
I'll give libertarians credit for one thing -- they've made me far more conservative with their radicalism. Seeing how their simple solutions would fail terribly in the real world has made it easier to see how some of my own preferred policies probably wouldn't work as I intended were they adopted. They also have a pretty good understanding of the futility of the government attempting to regulate private consensual economic relations between individuals -- only an authoritarian state could do it effectively.
I just wish more libertarians could accept that they are just one of many ideological traditions that we NEED to make good policy. Not one of the many ideologies is absolutely right -- part of the genius of a properly-functioning democracy is that it forces the kind of collaboration between competing viewpoints that gives us the best possible policy.
"[The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes"
It's right there in the Constitution. Pretty darn simple. You may disagree with the Supreme Court's opinion of what constitutes interstate commerce, but your opinion doesn't carry the weight of law. The Supreme Court's does.
I may not remember correctly, but doesn't Office 2007 and above have an option where you can set what time to enable/disable the out of office message? That would seem to cover this patent. When was the application made?
What do folks at the USPTO do, exactly? You would think any reasonably-intelligent person would reject this on obviousness grounds and not even need to find prior art.
Current for/against on the first page.
Why should a court case be inevitable now? Microsoft will NEVER detail what patents that they believe Linux infringes on. Folks have been begging them to do so for years so that if Linux infringed on any Microsoft patents that code could be reworked. Microsoft would have little ammunition for its shakedowns if they actually put their cards on the table.
I believe that's only for Vista+ -- XP would have to have a patch.
Now that's a clever comment. Wish I had some mod points.
I am very offended by slashdot adding some bullshit time between postings "feature." Maybe I'll find a new forum where my freedom of speech isn't subject to the whims of software developers.
Or, in more plain language: FUCK YOU FOR FILTERING SLASHDOT. WTF ARE YOU THINKING?
Everyone does realize that the OS of their smartphone has no relation to dick size, right?
What the hell are folks arguing about, anyways? I would figure it's pretty awesome we live in an age where we can decide from multiple choices what advanced operating system will run our phone. That actually gets toward shit I wouldn't have expected growing up.
But I guess folks have been getting pissed about other people's choice of OS for years. I really wish I understood why people get so pissed about that sort of thing. Operating systems are tools, not cults.
Good IT guys don't want to go through the nonsense associated with these positions. They can get jobs with private industry that don't have the headaches. I live in the Washington area and there are plenty of IT jobs here. You just have to have a TS/SCI or plan to get one. I'm much happier not having the FBI asking my neighbors questions and crap like that.
A good point, but today's xkcd was a real winner. Perhaps there are a few unenlightened souls that visit
Myself and another admin at my company remarked that hostage situations were unlikely in our data rooms, but not an impossibility.