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Senor Chris was created through a breakthrough in cloning research by Dr Mindbender from the… more »

Aug 12, 2016 senor chris commented on Seattle Will Not Get the Chance to Vote on Whether It Wants a $149 Million Police Station.
Ansel, you can argue the merits of the expenditure or the relative priority of this project. But isn't this was a representative democracy does? Why the argument that we have no say if the council decides? Didn't we vote for the council? Why should this be on a ballot? Isn't the direct democracy we have a disaster that enables morons to put bad anti-tax measures before the entire population? Why would achieving a majority vote on the council be "pushing" this through? Is there some standard the council must meet for a vote to be acceptable that they're not meeting in this case?
Jul 2, 2014 senor chris commented on Amazon Sues Former Employee for Going to Work at Google.
This is not a Silicon Valley thing. These clauses are not legal in California, so the big tech companies down there do not use them, even for their employees in Washington. Google does fake care to honor them though, if they know about them. Because they encountered some difficulties with Microsoft suing in the mid 2000's when they opened up shop in Kirkland.
Jun 19, 2013 senor chris commented on Russell Brand Fillets Morning Joe Newscasters: Who's the Bigger Dick Here?.
Holy shit. Is this what TV news is usually like?
Apr 10, 2013 senor chris commented on Bad News for Microsoft.
The local economy will be fine. Microsoft is such an enormous lumbering beast that it will die slowly over the course of decades. And in that time, all the engineering talent will be siphoned off for whatever comes next by the people who desperately need that talent. This process is already in full swing.
Mar 9, 2013 senor chris commented on My Information's Running Loose!.
These emails are intentionally poorly written.

They want ignorant marks to respond, because once someone responds it starts costing them time, and they are interested in maximizing the return on that time. They want people with a clue to laugh and delete and maybe post something snarky on their blog. But they certainly don't want them to respond, so they litter the email with signals that it's scammy.

It's actually depressingly clever.

http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/16771…
Feb 19, 2013 senor chris commented on Ubuntu Arrives at the Future for Tech.
@3 is right. Apple proudly has different operating systems across different devices, and it's not at all because of technical limitations of those devices. It's because it makes no sense to try to produce one thing that works in those vastly different environments (either as the platform author or third party app developers). This will not change any time soon.

Microsoft is trying a different strategy, to some degree, and it doesn't look like it will work out to be worthwhile.
Feb 8, 2013 senor chris commented on Grand Jury Refusers: Five Months and Counting, Plus Solitary Since December.
I would welcome any tips about what I can do: who do I write letters to, vote against, etc?
Jan 17, 2013 senor chris commented on Is Cook the Next Ballmer?.
When Apple stopped selling DRMed music and upped the bit rate they called it "iTunes Plus." For a time you could pay a small fee to replace your DRMed files with clear files, so you didn't have to repurchase everything. Their answer now is to pay $25 for iTunes Match, if anyone still has old iTunes DRM sitting around. This all went down four years ago, not five.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1711
Jan 17, 2013 senor chris commented on Some Damn Fool Is Trying to Get a Gremlins Remake Made.
You know, I tried to watch Gremlins over Christmas. It would have been totally fucking amazing. But Gremlins is not available digitally, at all. It's not on iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon. I was absolutely ready to send someone money for it but they won't have it. How dumb! And here I am Gremlinsless.
Dec 11, 2012 senor chris commented on Slog Nerd Happy Hour Photos.
That was fun. Thanks for putting it together, please do it again!