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@Spheric Harlot: That may yet happen. Then... 281 Views / 14 Replies  
@Spheric Harlot:

That may yet happen. Then again, it's possible that the buck stops with Uber when it comes to this kind of violation. You can put anything you like into a contract, but some...
Posted by The Vicar, on Sep 14, 2014 at 08:29 AM, in Tech News
@Twisted: A. You don't unlock slide bolts by... 98 Views / 3 Replies  
@Twisted:

A. You don't unlock slide bolts by running your finger along them, or even gesturing in that way (usually they either screw in or are pushed/pulled by a rotating gear) so there's a much...
Posted by The Vicar, on Aug 25, 2014 at 01:35 AM, in Tech News
@Inkling: Could be worse. George W. Bush had... 827 Views / 12 Replies  
@Inkling:

Could be worse. George W. Bush had a demonstrated track record of destroying businesses and requiring bailouts, and HE got elected twice, too. (And did to the country pretty much what he...
Posted by The Vicar, on Aug 25, 2014 at 01:32 AM, in Tech News
He's thinking of Android. :P 499 Views / 8 Replies  
He's thinking of Android. :P
Posted by The Vicar, on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:45 AM, in Tech News
How many employees are effected, and how long did... 420 Views / 11 Replies  
How many employees are effected, and how long did this go on? We can only tell whether the employees are being treated reasonably if we can say how much compensation they're getting — if there...
Posted by The Vicar, on Aug 8, 2014 at 04:56 PM, in Tech News
Interestingly, it was revealed a few weeks ago... 475 Views / 9 Replies  
Interestingly, it was revealed a few weeks ago that the NSA specifically has a program to put pro-NSA/anti-Snowden/anti-privacy stories and comments on websites. I wonder why they bother, what with...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 21, 2014 at 09:39 PM, in Tech News
Actually, this could be very easily stopped.... 559 Views / 17 Replies  
Actually, this could be very easily stopped. Simply ban app developers from describing features which are only available as in-app purchases in publicity materials, including the screenshots and...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 18, 2014 at 04:28 PM, in Tech News
@FastiBook: You're seriously only noticing... 795 Views / 23 Replies  
@FastiBook:

You're seriously only noticing this NOW? Government has grown under every Republican in the last 50 years, and they just LOVE to regulate things — they just want to regulate...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 18, 2014 at 04:24 PM, in Tech News
@chimaera: You're also assuming that the... 795 Views / 23 Replies  
@chimaera:

You're also assuming that the voting public — which put a majority of Republicans in the House of Representatives, and is willing to seriously believe that the Democrats are left...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 18, 2014 at 01:08 AM, in Tech News
@drbroom: Here's what would happen if you... 795 Views / 23 Replies  
@drbroom:

Here's what would happen if you implemented direct-votes-as-override: the industry groups would write, say, 25 versions of the same bill, each very slightly different. Every time one was...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:59 PM, in Tech News
@chimaera: Yes, because we all know how... 795 Views / 23 Replies  
@chimaera:

Yes, because we all know how great turnout is these days. I'm sure everyone would want to vote, over and over and over again, on all these bills. (And make no mistake: the response from...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 17, 2014 at 04:10 PM, in Tech News
Oh, please. The Chinese government complaining... 108 Views / 3 Replies  
Oh, please. The Chinese government complaining about privacy issues is EXACTLY as stupid as the NSA complaining about privacy issues. You don't get to complain about something which VOLUNTARILY lets...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jul 12, 2014 at 04:25 PM, in Tech News
@Inkling: Aperture was $80. The Adobe... 132 Views / 6 Replies  
@Inkling:

Aperture was $80. The Adobe "cloud" nonsense is $120/year — if you didn't need anything more than what Aperture provided, the move will cost you an extra $40 the first year alone,...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jun 29, 2014 at 05:31 PM, in Mac News
When you initially post, line breaks are removed... 213 Views / 7 Replies  
When you initially post, line breaks are removed from the posting as it appears to you, the poster. They're still there, and other people will see them; you just have to reload the page to see them....
Posted by The Vicar, on Jun 25, 2014 at 04:10 PM, in Tech News
@iphonerulez: If the talking heads of Wall... 595 Views / 7 Replies  
@iphonerulez:

If the talking heads of Wall Street were always and inevitably right, Apple would have ceased to exist in around 1998.
Posted by The Vicar, on Jun 7, 2014 at 08:03 PM, in Mac News
Translation: "we COULD have been doing this all... 88 Views / 2 Replies  
Translation: "we COULD have been doing this all along, and the people who thought they were smart when they laughed at privacy advocates who were asking for this are suckers, just like the people who...
Posted by The Vicar, on May 30, 2014 at 04:20 PM, in Tech News
Has Holder heard of the NSA? Mr. Pot, I'd like... 97 Views / 5 Replies  
Has Holder heard of the NSA? Mr. Pot, I'd like you to meet Mr. Kettle. He's black.
Posted by The Vicar, on May 20, 2014 at 02:31 PM, in Tech News
Seriously? People are using phones while riding... 116 Views / 4 Replies  
Seriously? People are using phones while riding bikes? You know, the means of transportation which you actively have to push to keep moving, where it's easier to stop than to move, and where you take...
Posted by The Vicar, on May 5, 2014 at 04:38 PM, in Tech News
Hey, now CEOs of ISPs can effectively censor the... 78 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey, now CEOs of ISPs can effectively censor the Internet by slowing down delivery of content from sites they don't like! This will be proven to have happened, and officially okayed in court, in 5,...
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 24, 2014 at 12:36 AM, in Tech News
"Many eyes" is foolishness. Most people —... 1,114 Views / 11 Replies  
"Many eyes" is foolishness. Most people — even most developers — really aren't good at writing code. It's the deep, dark secret of the software industry: developers are mostly bad at...
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 9, 2014 at 01:19 AM, in Tech News
Oh, but don't forget — open source software... 1,114 Views / 11 Replies  
Oh, but don't forget — open source software is inherently more secure than anything else! Because many eyes! And... and... freedom! This didn't actually happen, and it isn't serious! Stop...
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 8, 2014 at 05:30 PM, in Tech News
I... I can't... there are just too many jokes, I... 233 Views / 6 Replies  
I... I can't... there are just too many jokes, I can't say anything!
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 8, 2014 at 12:20 AM, in Tech News
@rtamesis: Um, McCarthy tried to use... 1,801 Views / 40 Replies  
@rtamesis:

Um, McCarthy tried to use government powers to lock up people — and later admitted that he made up all of his charges. (The famous "list" was actually a laundry list.)

The...
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 6, 2014 at 03:45 PM, in Tech News
I'm not going to comment on the scandal itself,... 1,191 Views / 13 Replies  
I'm not going to comment on the scandal itself, but actually this is how this kind of thing ought to be handled (at least at the outset): the guy who was responsible is removed, and the company...
Posted by The Vicar, on Apr 3, 2014 at 08:57 PM, in Tech News
Wow, Google and Microsoft, two companies which... 101 Views / 1 Replies  
Wow, Google and Microsoft, two companies which are known for ripping off other companies' work, oppose software patents. Such a shock! Who would have guessed?
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 31, 2014 at 10:15 PM, in Tech News
ISTR that in Europe, companies ARE required to... 148 Views / 6 Replies  
ISTR that in Europe, companies ARE required to pay for this time. But, of course, this being the U.S., we have people like prl99 who take the side of the corporations instead of, well, themselves....
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 27, 2014 at 04:00 PM, in Tech News
@Gazoobee: You fail to understand the... 576 Views / 7 Replies  
@Gazoobee:

You fail to understand the distinction. In Russia, monitoring BY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT is routine. They're not so wild about the U.S. doing it — particularly given that most of...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 27, 2014 at 03:59 PM, in Mac News
Great, the company which just had a... 1,222 Views / 15 Replies  
Great, the company which just had a cross-platform bug has released a vector for it on the iPad, just what we were all waiting for!
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 27, 2014 at 03:54 PM, in Tech News
Usually, I'm kind of skeptical of the utility of... 109 Views / 2 Replies  
Usually, I'm kind of skeptical of the utility of new OS upgrades — most of the new versions of the Mac OS since, oh, 7.5 (yes, I've been using it that long... and longer, actually) tend to...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 27, 2014 at 03:53 PM, in Mac News
Great! Maybe they can find a way to turn a... 131 Views / 1 Replies  
Great! Maybe they can find a way to turn a profit, other than depending on Google giving them a big annual check for not making Bing the default Firefox search engine, next — after all, Google...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 24, 2014 at 07:50 PM, in Tech News
Trying to make Snowden a criminal is also... 499 Views / 7 Replies  
Trying to make Snowden a criminal is also changing the subject. We really ought to be more concerned with the stuff he revealed — some of which is definitely criminal, and much more of which is...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 24, 2014 at 05:04 PM, in Tech News
Seriously? Microsoft can't make their code truly... 151 Views / 4 Replies  
Seriously? Microsoft can't make their code truly cross-platform, but they can make their BUGS cross-platform? They can't lose their grip on the market too fast for me.
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 24, 2014 at 05:01 PM, in Tech News
@prl99: You think there's a difference... 153 Views / 5 Replies  
@prl99:

You think there's a difference between the U.S. government, after Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama, having control over things, and private companies having control of things?...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 17, 2014 at 03:03 AM, in Tech News
@pastusza: They don't even REALLY need... 943 Views / 9 Replies  
@pastusza:

They don't even REALLY need Excel. People who are using Excel as an actual spreadsheet could almost always switch to another spreadsheet with very little trouble. (Spreadsheet programs...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 11, 2014 at 09:57 PM, in Mac News
@growlf: I call BS. The ADA — which is... 1,439 Views / 30 Replies  
@growlf:

I call BS. The ADA — which is where the legal requirements come in — has almost entirely been rendered a dead letter by lack of enforcement, and court decisions have basically...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 6, 2014 at 01:16 AM, in Tech News
@burger: Nah. Consider this an object lesson... 1,215 Views / 23 Replies  
@burger:

Nah. Consider this an object lesson to the victims. Libertarians always go on and on about how we shouldn't have the government holding people's hands and putting up safeguards through...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 3, 2014 at 08:56 AM, in Tech News
@burger: Dunno, most of the U.S. debt has... 1,215 Views / 23 Replies  
@burger:

Dunno, most of the U.S. debt has been brought about by military and "security" spending (over 60% of the discretionary budget in 2012), and Libertarians have always at least been willing...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 2, 2014 at 04:48 PM, in Tech News
@burger: When people have their property... 1,215 Views / 23 Replies  
@burger:

When people have their property stolen after first converting it into a crypto-currency which is almost exclusively the domain of criminals, get-rich-quick con artists, and Libertarian...
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 2, 2014 at 07:05 AM, in Tech News
Awwwww, the poor Bitcoin holders got bitten... 1,215 Views / 23 Replies  
Awwwww, the poor Bitcoin holders got bitten because there's no regulation? How terribly, terribly sad.

Excuse me while I laugh hysterically for an hour or two over this.
Posted by The Vicar, on Mar 1, 2014 at 03:40 PM, in Tech News
If this is true — note that for now it's... 496 Views / 7 Replies  
If this is true — note that for now it's still unconfirmed — this is a sign of major change from Ballmer. Recent Microsoft behavior is to react to shrinking market share (still huge, but...
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 22, 2014 at 02:26 AM, in Tech News
Cue the Android fanboys telling us how this means... 307 Views / 5 Replies  
Cue the Android fanboys telling us how this means Apple is evil because FREEDOM!
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:25 PM, in Mac News
@besson3c: "You know that Kickstarter didn't... 1,033 Views / 11 Replies  
@besson3c:

"You know that Kickstarter didn't actually build the Ouya, right?"

Yes. Believe it or not, I actually know what Kickstarter does: they help people raise money to start projects which...
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 16, 2014 at 05:11 PM, in Tech News
If they're citing the Ouya as the best they can... 1,033 Views / 11 Replies  
If they're citing the Ouya as the best they can do, then they deserve to be hacked. That thing is garbage.
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 16, 2014 at 03:43 AM, in Tech News
Remember when Apple abandoned PowerPC and that VP... 140 Views / 3 Replies  
Remember when Apple abandoned PowerPC and that VP of IBM made a statement to the press along the lines of "we don't know why Apple is complaining that the PowerPC chips are stagnating. We could have...
Posted by The Vicar, on Feb 8, 2014 at 02:44 PM, in Tech News
@giantmike: You mean "there is a precedent",... 1,154 Views / 15 Replies  
@giantmike:

You mean "there is a precedent", or "there are precedents".
Posted by The Vicar, on Jan 18, 2014 at 10:54 PM, in Mac News
This is the exact strategy they employed with the... 199 Views / 6 Replies  
This is the exact strategy they employed with the "Too Big To Fail" banks: provide a non-reform, let the stupider people cheer about how it will solve problems when it doesn't even address the actual...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jan 18, 2014 at 04:23 AM, in Tech News
@cashxx: Whether or not the NSA has access... 120 Views / 4 Replies  
@cashxx:

Whether or not the NSA has access to Messages is not actually confirmed; so far, at least, it seems like Apple is the only big tech company which didn't actively assist the NSA, but that...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jan 16, 2014 at 11:17 PM, in Tech News
Translation: "EA is killing us with... 106 Views / 1 Replies  
Translation: "EA is killing us with badly-thought-out idiot sequels like Plants vs. Zombies 2, like they've killed so many of their other acquisitions, and so we're taking the money and getting out...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:27 AM, in Tech News
@Makosuke: Possibly she was hoping to use... 146 Views / 5 Replies  
@Makosuke:

Possibly she was hoping to use new payments to cover losses on previous orders repeatedly to build up a huge number of customers, then bolt when the amount of money coming in reached a...
Posted by The Vicar, on Jan 3, 2014 at 09:15 PM, in Mac News
Yup. This is pretty obviously specifically... 155 Views / 5 Replies  
Yup. This is pretty obviously specifically targeted at Blackberry. Same appearance, including the bars between rows, almost the same key layouts... tsk. Should have talked to Blackberry first......
Posted by The Vicar, on Jan 3, 2014 at 09:09 PM, in Tech News
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