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Comment Re:Bladerunner... (Score 5, Interesting) 1222

Agreed. I don't care that the movie is darker and more brooding and implies Deckard is replicant without the overdubbing. I don't care that Harrison Ford thought it was stupid to do the voice over and did it in the most passive aggressive monotone voice he could manage. Since the movie is shot in the film noir style, the monotone hardened detective voice over is perfect.

Comment Re:Depth of control! Top to bottom was possible (Score 1) 467

Totally agree with this.

Back in the day on my VIC-20 and then Commodore-64 I had the handbook that mapped every memory location. You could make what would amount to BIOS calls to system routines. Also things were conceptually simpler. The 6502 CPU had 6 items to track. Accumulator, X, Y, stack-pointer, address-counter, and status. WIth status have 7 bits worth looking at. That is 12 items max you had to track.

It was possible to mentally track all the registers and what the code was doing as well as understanding any system calls a programmer used.

Good time.

Comment Re:I don't see why (Score 2) 180

Yes there is, They are maintaining extra code to do this. It costs developers, time, money, it complicates the app store, etc.

I have no problem with vanity projects. If MicroSoft wants to spend $100 million a year to keep windows mobile around, that is there business.

They are not doing it for their user base which is essentially a rounding error.

Comment Re:Freetards Unite! (Score 1) 135

First of all, no one said anything about free. Talk is cheap. These people are taking action.

This is not the audience demanding content for free. These editors realize that the actual articles are being paid for by tax dollar and should allow open access. They tried to reason with Elesevier but Elesevier would not budge on the point. They then took action, they all resigned and have started their own open access journal. At this point they can operate a a non-profit and do all the editing as willing donations of their time or they can charge for accepting articles.

The people who would be reading this Journals wold not be Freetards. Those articles are paid for by the tax dollars of the readership. The articles that are not paid for by tax dollars have authors that made a decision. They had a choice of publishing in the gated and expensive Elesevier Journal or in the Open Journal. Even though publishing in either journal would have a cost to them. The authors chose to publish in the Open Journal.

That is how the free market works

Comment Re:Causes cancer (Score 5, Informative) 428

The Warburg Effect https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Cancer loves sugar. Cancer cells consume sugar at 8 times the rate of normal cells. Warburg won the Nobel prize for this discovery.

Yes both sugar and flour are bad for you. There is thing called "Diseases of Western Civilization" and they come along when sugar and flour start showing up in your diet.

Comment Re:What a clusterfuck (Score 1) 676

Gotta chime in here. Back in the late 90s I was rooming at a place in Portland OR. The woman who owned the house told me that she voted for Kitzhaber to be governor because he "looked good in a pair of jeans". I know people like that exist out there. As Dr. Science once said, "Your ignorance is appalling".

Comment Re: What a clusterfuck (Score 1) 676

So the solution to that is to say f*** it, I wont set up my insecure email on my phone with top secret email that lives on a government controlled email server.

I have a better idea. I will set up my own email server, store my top secret government email there and then have only one phone with an unsecured email account on it.

Considering the options above, for f**k sake, put the second unsecured personal account on your secured government phone.

Comment Re:Google is becoming irrelevant (Score 1) 165

I am sure the average person who is googling out information on Justin Bieber or wants a new pair of shoes will find Bing works just fine for them. However I am an IT professional and Google just seems to get it right where Bing does not seem to have a clue about what I am looking for.

I work with Linux and do quite a bit of programming as well as supporting Microsoft Windows desktops and servers. Every time I give Bing a chance with something I KNOW Google will show as the number one or two search result, Bing totally botches it up. Google just seems to know me to well. I can search for Screen and it usually realizes I am talking about GNU Screen.

I give them a chance about twice a year. So far all I have received in exchange for trying Bing has been frustration and substandard search results.

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