Dealing with the government (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in I'd like to see some innovation in: on 2015-08-17 15:31 (#HMSX)

Anybody here in the good old US of A knows what a royal pain in the ass it can be dealing with the government. The web presence of various agencies seems to be stuck in 1998, when you could get information from a site but not do anything with it. At this point the entire trademark process should be doable online, but it very much isn't. That and taxes. There's gotta be a better way. We shouldn't needaccountants and or software to file our taxes. Has anybody had similar difficulties with Uncle Sam?

Maybe not the right place for this. (Score: 1)

by in Miss Piggy 'Deeply Saddened' by Joan Rivers' Passing on 2014-09-05 14:48 (#2S3M)

You're on a tech news site, AC, maybe not the place for Ms. Piggy and Joan Rivers.

How about (Score: 1)

by in You may call me a .... thank you very much on 2014-09-04 15:36 (#2S22)

revolutionary? Frontiersman? Blazing the trail to a better tech news aggregator?

Re: Brave move, Intel (Score: 1)

by in Intel Reveals Luxury Smart Bracelet on 2014-09-04 15:34 (#2S21)

The models are pretty scary. They look like mannequins come to life, which, maybe is the real purpose of the smart watch, to create an Intel army to do battle with AMD.

Re: new and unknown physics (Score: 1)

by in Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades on 2014-09-01 01:30 (#2RYA)

Consumers don't know better (Score: 1)

by in New Alienware Area 51 machine: angled for better ventilation on 2014-09-01 01:29 (#2RY9)

I'd say a bigger problem than putting a computer to a wall is putting it on the floor, which, they're still going to do with this. I have serviced so many floor computers that have fans completely chocked from dust, pet hair, and bug carcasses. That said, it looks snazzy.

Sad new paradigm (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Smartest Corporate Acquisition on 2014-08-19 22:05 (#3ZF)

Feels like innovation has been replaced with acquisition. Things have a way of slowing down when all the little guys become parts of the big guys.

Re: Your eyeball is your USER ID! (Score: 2, Funny)

by in Your eyeball is your password on 2014-07-30 13:24 (#2Q3)

Designed by Apple in California

Re: Your eyeball is your USER ID! (Score: 1)

by in Your eyeball is your password on 2014-07-29 13:12 (#2PS)

I think it's more commonly divided into

You have
  • Physical item that must be used (ie a key)
You are
  • Biometrics (fingerprints, eyeballs, etc)
You know
  • A password

Re: High Res Monitor (Score: 1)

by in My next big purchase will be: on 2014-07-29 13:03 (#2PR)

Less pixels is the wave of the future! It's like the big crunch of tech--we're going back to CRTs baby! Everybody's doing it!

Next purchase?... (Score: 1)

by in Monday poll: what's your next purchase? on 2014-07-29 13:01 (#2PQ)

Little purchase? A big bottle of $1 seltzer. Big purchase? Probably going to buy a new computer. 2010 macbook is no longer really cutting it for game development.

Re: But Why Not Just Sell The Plastic Parts? (Score: 1)

by in Intel's 3D Printed Robot on 2014-07-27 00:41 (#2NQ)

Not to crush your dreams or nothing [CNN]...

Re: SCOTUS is old school (Score: 1)

by in Supreme Court limits cell phone searches on 2014-06-25 21:15 (#297)

I use a lot of rolodexes. A LOT. Specifically, all of them.

Mainframe != server (Score: 1)

by in Mainframe technology is here to stay. Just add innovation. on 2014-06-24 13:05 (#28S)

Do these people not know what a server is? Mainframes serve terminals, not web pages (though occasional these terminals run web-like interfaces a la intranet). The article seems to argue for main frames by saying that they are presently in use and therefor should be used... Yes, they are in use, but with personal computer prices so low now, why do we need terminals? Why not just use a server, which, so far as I can tell from the description of uses for mainframes in the articles, would serve the same purpose. IBMs is still trying to push their mainframes in the name of RAS but frankly given the state of IT, is that really an issue?

I see owning a mainframe as a Catch 22 to not stop owning a mainframe. Once you're in (especially if you've been in long enough that you would have at one point needed to have bought a mainframe), the price of switching your business to modern architecture goes up up and away.

But hell, I could be off base on all of this is the price is right. I don't have to time to look up numbers right now, so if someone wants to slam me into the ground with prices, that'd be cool.

Thank god. (Score: 0)

by in Apple shifts from Objective C to Swift on 2014-06-03 16:01 (#20H)

I for one found Objective C to be an enormous headache--not that it matters anymore since I'm no longer using anything Apple, but, well, good for someone?

R.I.P. Macintosh.

Re: Waa waa (Score: 0)

by in S & P sets Tesla's credit rating to B- on 2014-05-29 20:07 (#1YV)

I've heard some competent economists say that Tesla's been fudging their books, which would make this much less about credit rating ego and more Elon Musk's.

Re: But Why Not Just Sell The Plastic Parts? (Score: 1)

by in Intel's 3D Printed Robot on 2014-05-29 20:05 (#1YT)

If we're going all the way geek here, I'm thinking the best use for a 3D printer is printing models of your D&D characters. ...That said, I half agree with you--this is not an effective implementation of 3D printing. We're sort of in a pre-enlightenment period of the science. The really interesting stuff is going to happen when they start putting together synthesized chemicals and we get 3D printed food ala Star Trek.

Re: An Encyclopedia Is Not A Medical Journal. Film at 11. (Score: 3, Insightful)

by in Trust your doctor, not Wikipedia, say scientists on 2014-05-29 17:14 (#1YQ)

Agreed. Not to mention they have one of the most anal groups of editors (the users...) of any website. While not all of these people are qualified, it seems like the ones who are are the most whiny--which is great.

Methinks (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Preorders start for the Firefox OS Phone on 2014-05-28 20:06 (#1YA)

that in the world of patent wars, they're going to be sued for that design very, very quickly.

Awesome (Score: 4)

by in Story Images on 2014-05-26 17:36 (#1X0)

I'm consistently impressed with how this site is run. Great idea. =. hurrah.

Re: vim (Score: 1)

by in WordStar and Old Software Too Good to Stop Using on 2014-05-15 01:51 (#1MJ)

But obviously vim is better right? ... ... it begins...

Here's the real fix: (Score: 1)

by in Xbox password flaw exposed by five year old boy on 2014-05-01 20:42 (#1AJ)


Could it be (Score: 3, Interesting)

by in Mysterious robotic plane hits 500 days in space; what's it doing? on 2014-05-01 20:41 (#1AH)

perhaps that it wasn't meant to be in space for 500 days? How embarrassing... Quick- pretend it's a secret mission!

What about (Score: 1, Funny)

by in Windows Finally Gets a Shutdown Button on 2014-03-09 23:16 (#BR)

shutdown -s -t 100 -c All your base are belong to us?