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Comment Re:Did it occur to them that no one wants them? (Score 1) 86

Me. I want that. And a guy I work with, we both want that. You want a better buggy whip, we want cars. You get motion sickness, we get, like, roid rage or something.

It's so awesome, I don't know how we even liked 2D movies.

You're stupid and wrong, and history will be on my side. So take a moment and answer your own question. Who wants this? Who doesn't? Anyone sensitive to motion sickness will automatically not get it, so your judgement is flawed.

Start over. Who wants this, and who doesn't?

Comment Re: Verdict sound legitimate (Score 1) 162

Where was this tried, and how much experience do you have with that legal system?

I have none, and it sounds like you have experience with that if a different country.

It might be better to state your bias, and ask if the jurisdiction has similar concepts. Otherwise it sounds like the old adage, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing."

Comment Re:Why should we have to do all of that to begin w (Score 1) 264

The moment government invented superior weapons, like nuclear bombs, the government has been out of the control of citizens.

Third parties are afterthoughts, and even the wrong first party candidate loses support. The citizen cannot vote for change. Minor change, sure, but that barely registers.

The revolution will not be televised. It will happen so slowly that any concept if control goes out the window. There is no control, only the occasional nudge.

We can avoid the iceberg if a lot of people take over the wheel, or if a few start it turning at the first warning. So far, neither has happened. Not significantly.

That's why we have to do this.

Comment Re:I believe it (Score 1) 618

Are you disagreeing with the points made in the article? Because anecdotes don't help here. Pointing out how this conclusion is flawed based on some aspect of the data or data gathering process might help.

But for now, you are an isolated element in an unrepresentative area of the world.

Facts on equal footing, not a study vs your diary.

Comment Re:I like technology (Score 2) 213

But that's not how other people think. The ability to influence your purchasing, quantify your tolerance for debt, front run your stock picks. That's their utopia.

People like Turing and Hopper and Babbage might have saved countless years of effort, but they pulled a trigger on human misery we won't fully wade into for 20 years at least. And it will still be warm and inviting long before most people feel the undertow.

No ones utopia is the same, and convenience will doom all but the luddites. At some point, you will have to decide if you like your tech enough to take it off grid, and then its just you and the compiler you wrote and the processer you mined and soldered.

Comment Re:I am fascinated by all the genius in this world (Score 1) 118

"So, I guess I should be patient."

patient [pey-shuh nt] noun
1.a person who is under medical care or treatment.
2.a person or thing that undergoes some action.
3.Archaic. a sufferer or victim.

4.bearing provocation, annoyance, misfortune, delay, hardship, pain, etc., with fortitude and calm and without complaint, anger, or the like.
5.characterized by or expressing such a quality:
a patient smile.
6.quietly and steadily persevering or diligent, especially in detail or exactness:
a patient worker.
7.undergoing the action of another

Origin of patient

1275-1325; Middle English pacient (adj. and noun) Middle French Latin patient- (stem of patiÄ"ns), present participle of patÄ to undergo, suffer, bear; see -ent

Comment Re:take a hint google. (Score 1) 149

Some assjack blocked his source code downloads for desktop Firefox. So I went to get Chrome, thinking it was browser sniffing or something. And it took 3 different attempts to download. One did nothing, I got an installer that would only crash, then a zero byte installer.

Finally used IE, which spawned one of those things where you can't just download, probably ActiveX bullshit.

I cancelled that, opened wget, and everyone is happy. And yes the download works on chrome mobile, and HTC's shitbrowser from years ago, both with js disabled. So I don't know why desktop Firefox was blocked.

Point is, chrome was just not trustworthy. If I can't virus scan an installer after a few days of quarintine, I usually won't let it run.

Comment Re:Must be hiding (Score 2) 205

How can any dashslot reader still post retarded nonsense like this?

I tried not to respond to recent "duh dark matter obviously isn't a thing" posts, but Christmas Jesus humping a granite yarmulke, this idiocy has to stop.

Meta moderators take note, this ignorance will be troll or overrated. And this is why: Fundamental misunderstanding, or intentional ignorance deserves no consideration. Argue about what it is, what it means.. but don't argue that it doesn't exist, unless you have a NObel quality replacement. Until then, do your arguing in peer reviewed journals.

Comment Re:Utility and deviance of the User Agent (Score 1) 104

Several popular toolkits generate fancy charts and graphs as images, server side, and provide them as images. And for testing, it is useful to know the most common browser sizes. Because CSS and HTML in general let things flow and get cocked up.

Finally, the client and servers both need to reflect standards completely and accurately, which is a huge assumption. Much better to control your fingerprint, because your vision of reality is just not going to happen. Or preach to the choir if you really need to vent.

Comment Re:Conspiracy Theory Coming (Score 1) 195

This only makes sense out of context. The conspiracy theory is that a revolutionary, workable solution gets bought and shelved, to continue reliance on traditional fuels. If it is so revolutionary, why not bring it back?

Also, you are really general, instead of addressing the energy sector specifically. Lots of energy companies are in the toilet now, and are in a good position to revive discarded stuff, even if it just buys then a few years of positive balance sheets.

Sure big business won't look at something that they can't own exclusively. But these are supposed to be cheap and simple and all sorts of things. An established small business in the industry should be able to make waves with this discarded tech, be first to market, and have a killer business. That's the basis of all of these conspiracy nutters' whole argument. Of it hadn't been bought, people would do this in their garages.

Not just happens rarely, but this never happens with these supposedly functional technologies. Ergo, conspiracy nuts are the whackadoodles I always figured they would be.

Comment Re:This overlooks the intent (Score 1) 241

"No claims are made here that these rankings are representative of general usage more broadly. They are nothing more or less than an examination of the correlation between two populations we believe to be predictive of future use, hence their value."

There's a whole pile of disclaimers at the bottom of their list, this being one. So that's already addressed.

Comment Re: Same As Before (Score 1) 503

It's like you read 13 words and then stopped. I specifically pointed to an existing interface knockoff as not being the solution.

Consistency is lacking, which is one thing windows users expect. I said I don't care if it is windows or Mac style, as long as it is consistent.

Not just applications, but there are several desktop environments, and distros configure them differently. You're going to need one specific distro to point people to. Sure they can figure out knoppix, but do they stick with it? No, because of lots of reasons.

Commit to consistency, and users will feel more comfortable. Make it *function* like windows and people will *enjoy* a different look and feel.

If I can do Alt f w f and have a new folder, I'm happy. That doesn't work on server 2012, but it worked since at least windows 95. If it is a different combo, I can deal. But every application has its own rules, and I'm not re-learning how to use a computer.

That's what Microsoft does well, what apple used to do well, and what canonical nearly had till it shat all over itself. nd it's why users will not feel at home and stick with linux for the desktop.

Comment Re:This is whinging (Score 1) 675

Normally I encourage rtfa, but not this time. Something in progress isn't complete, therefore is a disaster? Nope, here's someone irritated by some aspect of the process, and rants about it. Looks like he submitted it himself, too.

Don't click. In fact, don't discuss. Move on to something worth wasting time on.

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