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  • Re: How important is dressing up in your company?

    The only requirement here is to have some clothes on. Most of the time.
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by spamcourt on 01-17-2014
  • Re: Is my computer trying to phish me?

    [quote user="dhromed"][quote user="Ben L."]watch this video.[/quote]  I think something corrupted the graphics of your game. [/quote] Yes, it has colours. Other than that looks perfectly good to me.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by spamcourt on 01-17-2014
  • Re: Outlook.com style security

    [quote user="anonymous234"]"Warning: your Microsoft account password contains spaces or is over 20 characters long. You may not be able to use it to log in to some services using the legacy Microsoft Passport system. To see an incomplete list of services that you might experience problems with, click here". There, problem ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by spamcourt on 01-09-2014
  • Re: Bitcoin Reprise

    I'm not a Bitcoin cheerleader, so don't tear off my face for the things that I'm about to say. > You can use a third-party service to store and transfer your Bitcoins, but these services have historically tended to get hacked or just suddenly vanish, taking all your internet funny-money with it. Why anyone would trust a ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by spamcourt on 01-02-2014
  • Re: This Slashdot article

    [quote user="blakeyrat"]You're telling me the CLI is only intended as a computer protocol, but here it is, right from the horse's mouth that it is intended for humans.[/quote] These two are not mutually exclusive. A major strength of CLIs is that they can be used both interactively and for scripting. If you notice yourself ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by spamcourt on 01-01-2014
  • Re: Updatez to Axis the Webz

    [quote user="blakeyrat"][quote user="Jedalyzer"]But, um, Windows XP uses the obsolete update site instead of the Windows Update tool.[/quote] This is where you went wrong. That is not true.[/quote] [quote user="Jedalyzer"][quote user="boomzilla"] The last time I tried to check for updates in XP from ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by spamcourt on 12-29-2013
  • Re: ASUS laptop and Windows 8 don't play nice

    [quote user="Mcoder"]As an example, this computer I'm writting on has a Linux kernel as BIOS.[/quote] What computer is that?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by spamcourt on 12-28-2013
  • Re: I have a lot more confidence in Bitcoins now

    Tandy started as a leatherworking company, and Nintendo started with playing cards. What's your point?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by spamcourt on 12-28-2013
  • Re: ASUS laptop and Windows 8 don't play nice

    TRWTF is UEFI. One of the most horrible instances of solution-looking-for-a-problem I've seen (the other monstrosity, ACPI, pales in comparison.) What's wrong with just "load the first sector on the first bootable device at 0000:7c00 and jump to it"?
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by spamcourt on 12-27-2013
  • Re: Small typo

    [quote]The teacher who was fired for an ineffective rating in fact should have been ranked minimally effective, Kamras said. [/quote]In my opinion there's nearly no difference between those two, so he probably would've been fired sooner or later anyway. Just like a student getting 49% instead of 50%, there's no real difference ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by spamcourt on 12-27-2013
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