Bullets are detectable, right? Good luck making plastic casings for those. Oh, and plastic slugs of course.
Yes, I know you can click the transcript, but making us wade through a 2 minute video ad (with horribly choppy sound for me) seems pretty obnoxious. I doubt anybody from Slashdot or Dice is actually in here reading these comments, but if you are, I thought you should know that I'll be avoiding these kinds of articles from now on.
Agreed. 50ms is long enough to get from Chicago to NY, TWICE, on fiber (and not using the special low-latency routes). I don't need it to be exactly like sitting at the workstation, I'm just looking for it to be USABLE, unlike Citrix connections that drop anytime someone sneezes at a NOC somewhere.
Perhaps with a picture of the goatse.cx guy on the front.
Man, do I wish for mod points. I was thinking the exact same thing about our star wandering. If the spiral arms are hostile to life, that could *significantly* cut down on the number of stars capable of supporting life.
You forgot the unwritten (until just now) rule that all analogies on Slashdot must be car analogies. This is like if he bought a Jaguar that he thought was going to be a fun, sexy ride, but instead is terribly high maintenance and broken most of the time.
If only I had mod points. That's an insightful comment if ever I heard one.
I had never heard of this. Fascinating, and a little frightening.
Actually, I think his argument was the opposite, saying that because horses are not that intelligent either, he's not worried about eating them.
I tend to agree with you. I had similar problems when my kids got into the Marvel Super Hero Squad figures, which were aimed at younger children. I was excited because it seemed like a great way to introduce my kids into something awesome, but some figures were impossible to find, unless you went online and paid 2-5 times the retail price from collectors.
We've had similar problems with other toys. For my money, these guys are asshats.
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I don't think anybody is saying that Windows 8 is going to be completely unusable. This kid is obviously getting coaching from his parent. I'm sure anyone can be taught to use the OS. I'm also sure that they won't complain if they've never used anything different. That doesn't mean that Windows 8 contains any worthwhile changes.
The fundamental problem is that they are trying to shoehorn a single operating system into two very different user experiences. Touch-screen based systems tend to have small screens, and they NEED large icons/menus so your finger can accurately select what you are to get to. Mouse-based systems allow for very precise selection, and because of that, they should be maximizing the amount of information that you have access to while MINIMIZING the number of clicks it takes to get there.
Oh, and insulting me is surely not the best way to convince me that Windows 8 is great. I'm not going to buy an operating system based on a dare.
Man, I wish I had mod points. This is completely true. I recently looked at taking a train to Florida (family trip, thought the kids would enjoy the train, good for the environment, etc). It would have taken us over 2 days to get from Chicago to Jacksonville, and been more expensive than flying.
Why, with all that extra money, you could pay to send your kids to school, hire a policeman to protect you, hire some firemen to keep your house from burning down, build some roads (if you can get your neighbors to chip in)...
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