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Comment: Re:I don't know anything anymore... (Score 0) 300

by spliffington (#36480040) Attached to: ICANN To Allow<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.brandname Top-Level Domains

Calm down. People who have been moderated up enough times in the past have +1 to their comments' scores as a Karma Bonus Modifier. You can change this for your profile, which would drop a bunch of the +2s you see down to +1.

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh. Thanks for pointing that out. It's time for me to RTFM.

Comment: I don't know anything anymore... (Score 1) 300

by spliffington (#36479614) Attached to: ICANN To Allow<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.brandname Top-Level Domains

This seems like it could be really confusing for users being bounced around domains everytime they change pages. Then again the hip browsers are hiding the URL bar by default so wtf do I know anymore...

How do you guys think this would work? What would brands use different domain names for if the extension is the brandname? Would it be for different geographic regions? different pages? different languages?

Comment: Re:Nicely done! (Score 0) 204

by spliffington (#36125912) Attached to: Telehack Re-Creates the Internet of 25 Years Ago
We have to learn from our mistakes, but it goes against the age old geek ideal. While the garden has been turned into a corporate gear in a fantastically scary machine, it has enriched so many lives and only begun to fulfill its potential. In the end it is just another concept and the potential of a concept expands when realized for both greed and altruism. Let's rinse and repeat and with our wisdom relish the next golden age.

Comment: Re:I Don't Like Mobile Apps... (Score 1) 153

by spliffington (#35980990) Attached to: Why Users Don't Trust Mobile Apps
If your phone is jailbroken SBadblock will block ads across all applications... Sadly you don't have very much GUI control over the "host" file. But you can edit it via terminal. Just a couple jailbroken exculsives are savvy it and will not run an app unless it's disabled. It only takes two clicks to toggle it and these apps a 1/100.

Comment: Re:Whoa, whoa. (Score 1) 208

by spliffington (#35912532) Attached to: Police Using Apple iOS Tracking Data For Forensics
No you're not the only one that this mentality is alien too. I've recently successfully cultivated these feelings inside myself by playing civ 4. I'll trick my opponents any way I can to get my way. Micro manage my people to squeeze every drop of productivity from them. Even if I've already won, dominated my opponents on to a 1x1 square desert island I still gain satisfaction taking what little they have and nuking them for kicks. I've come to the conclusion that most of government and big business would be best managed at the highest levels by pubescent males with a strong mind for civ. It's just a big complicated game of risk and reward.

Comment: Those Australians... (Score 1) 350

by spliffington (#35403686) Attached to: Melbourne College May Give iPad To Every Student
Those Australians really seem to have a superb understanding of computing technology... Not only is it the most expensive, it's most likely the least functional... I'm betting with in 1 year digital textbook downloads will be over $100 per ebook, since students will only be able to get them through the publisher at the app store.

Each new user of a new system uncovers a new class of bugs. -- Kernighan