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From the front page of news.com. The articles are right next to each other – no editing needed.
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Written by Ry Jones

31 January 2014 at 7:00

Posted in Tech

It kills me

I see some puff piece like this and there’s no ticker symbol next to Sun Microsystems. eBay survived and fucking Sun bit it. I may not bleed purple but I really enjoyed my time in NSPG and the products we worked on.

Written by Ry Jones

28 January 2014 at 7:00

Posted in Tech

X^Z would be proud

Tim pointed out in a comment on my previous post the existence of the W33 artillery shell, which (in a section headed Disinformation) is supposedly a double gun design: you fire the shell from a gun, then it fires two guns to detonate. Yo, dawg.

Written by Ry Jones

18 December 2013 at 15:01

Posted in Tech

Talk to me about ELVIS

Working in NSPG at Sun was a great joy. Scott stuck Sun’s finger in the eye of ITAR for a while; in the end, we gave up.

Written by Ry Jones

10 May 2013 at 12:00

Posted in RKBA, Tech

Lead lined wallets, anyone?

Written by Ry Jones

24 April 2013 at 20:10

Posted in Tech

Delta between luxury cars and plebeian ones

Wired talks about the number of radars and lightbulbs (0) in the newest Mercedes. It isn’t all fit and finish; I like the auto follow and lane minder.

Written by Ry Jones

7 December 2012 at 5:59

Posted in Tech

Modern software requiring disabling of UAC? No thanks.

Picked up a D-Link DCS-930L for cheap; plugged it in, upgraded firmware, all that. Went to install the desktop software and it requires disabling UAC to run; I don’t know what kind of developers they have over a D-Link, but no, I’m not disabling UAC just to use your webcam.

Written by Ry Jones

14 November 2012 at 10:48

Posted in Tech

Falsehoods (or, reasonable assumptions programmers make)

Written by Ry Jones

27 August 2012 at 12:04

Posted in Tech

Develop an app for Windows 8, take home some cheddar

$200k on the line, here. It’s unclear if $100k or $140k is the top prize possible, but there it is.

Written by Ry Jones

13 July 2012 at 11:15

Posted in Tech

Idiots

Lots of people are complaining that Facebook didn’t double in price today; what this means is that Facebook left almost no money on the table when they sold the stock, and that people trying to churn and burn got left holding the bag. What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing. Facebook raked in the chips; good for them.

Written by Ry Jones

18 May 2012 at 10:32

Posted in Tech

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