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Comment Re:This must be a big joke (Score 2, Interesting) 467

I have 8 gigs of RAM. it didn't cost alot. If windows / Office can figure out that i use Word / Excel / Outlook all the time and pre-load everything, great. It lets me work faster.

Sorry to tell you, the days of memory conservation are dead, programs should be USING the gigs of ram you have, not letting them sit idle and making you wait 30 secs or a word processor to open.

Comment Re:Is there an app for that? (Score 1) 214

. . . Are you somehow arguing the fact that the iPhone does have a large market share in Japan?

I am not advocating the iPhone, but a statistic (presumably accurate) can't be ignored / refuted with a vague cultural stereotype.

And -what- phone plays popular (non web) MMO's? (WoW)

My gut feeling is that even the Japanese have regular access to a computer, both for work and play.

Comment Re:personal responsibility (Score 1) 806

My point was that people are quick to say that she should have thought about the consequences before posting something online, but every news blog or forum that runs the story is branding her for the rest of her life. If we find out tomorrow that she didn't say these things at all, that someone hacked her account, or got the names wrong or whatever, every future employer WILL google her and come up with a hit or two about a death threat and being kicked out of school.

Can't have it both ways, chastise her for making an vague threat online, then turn around and read, post and grow a story that is a vague threat to her future welfare. People are Innocent till proven guilty, but that is not how we all react to the news. from day one she is GUILTY as far as internet history goes, and it is blogs and such that have sentenced her.

Comment Re:I think the question is... (Score 1) 806

The ban should never have been in place unless the boyfriend called the police, claiming that he felt threatened, in which case a restraining order / questions should have been applied.

If i were a student at that school i would be really afraid that i would be kicked out for anything at all.

Comment Re:personal responsibility (Score 1) 806

So you feel that the professors are taking responsibility for destroying a person's college career because she was emotional after a breakup?

Please. There was no threat here. You mean to tell me that you have never said anything, even as a joke (embalming therapy) that could be taken out of context and interpreted to imply physical violence? You are fooling yourself.

Comment Re:Legality? (Score 1) 572

And how is a single computer opening a connection illegal?

Yet unarguably the person inciting 10,000 individuals to do so is probably on the wrong side of the law.

If you organize people to all protest their local ER by getting hurt unnecessarily, flooding the ER with cases, then pointing to the legit injuries that didn't get helped as validation of your original argument against that ER is both illogical and illegal. But most people on here have agreed that no matter what happens, it isn't going to make the network, or use of that network better


The Perfect Way To Slice a Pizza Screenshot-sm 282

iamapizza writes "New Scientist reports on the quest of two math boffins for the perfect way to slice a pizza. It's an interesting and in-depth article; 'The problem that bothered them was this. Suppose the harried waiter cuts the pizza off-center, but with all the edge-to-edge cuts crossing at a single point, and with the same angle between adjacent cuts. The off-center cuts mean the slices will not all be the same size, so if two people take turns to take neighboring slices, will they get equal shares by the time they have gone right round the pizza — and if not, who will get more?' This is useful, of course, if you're familiar with the concept of 'sharing' a pizza."

Comment Re:Its purchasing a quality drop option... (Score 1) 253

There are good products out there, but if you shop at walmart and expect amazing quality you are setting yourself up for failure.

Walmart has good prices, that is what they do, and do well.

Go to another store if you want better quality, but it will cost you more. If you think that quality is declining over the years, perhaps you are just looking in the wrong places, I assure you from personal experience that manufacturers in the 80s' knew that the better the product that they made, the less of a chance people would buy a new one, and they engineered their products accordingly.

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