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Exchange Rates Spell High Prices for Windows 7 In the EU

0prime Re:So don't buy it.... (548 comments)

Buying a Mac in the EU is a viable option to not being price gouged?

Thanks for the laugh.

about 5 years ago
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Exchange Rates Spell High Prices for Windows 7 In the EU

0prime Re:Thats what you get for (548 comments)

Unless the politician is Korean.

about 5 years ago
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Zero-Day Excel Exploit In the Wild

0prime Random E-mails (117 comments)

Well, let me just open this excel file detailing the financial agreement I will be making with Mr. Ugubu. Surely there is nothing wrong with opening attachments from untrusted sources.

more than 5 years ago
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1 of 3 Dell Inspiron Mini Netbooks Sold With Linux

0prime Re:"HP's Linux" (230 comments)

I meant that the Dell Ubuntu lpia kernel was initially limited to 1GB, but has since been updated to allow 2GB. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6435627

So after the beginning of January, Dell Ubuntu no longer has the "crippled kernel that only recognizes 1GB of RAM", it supports the full 2GB.

more than 5 years ago
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1 of 3 Dell Inspiron Mini Netbooks Sold With Linux

0prime Re:"HP's Linux" (230 comments)

I thought they updated the lpia kernel to support up to 2GB RAM back in December. Or maybe it was just that some people were recompiling the kernel, I don't remember.

Personally, I'd just want to be able to install Ubuntu 8.10 on the Dell netbook and use the launcher that Dell has; unfortunately, the launcher is made for the lpia based Dellbuntu 8.4

more than 5 years ago
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EU Says MS Must Offer Other Browsers; Now What?

0prime This seems to completely miss the problem (911 comments)

with the integration between Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

So... I really hope Microsoft says "sure" and bundles 10-20 really crappy and outdated browsers, with firefox and opera nowhere in sight. The EU deserves a clusterfuck like that for coming out with this stupid decision.

more than 5 years ago
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HP Releases New Netbook GUI For Ubuntu

0prime Re:Not in the UK (261 comments)

Anyone may download, compile, and install it, but not everyone can download, compile, and install it. Mainly due to the "compile" part.

more than 5 years ago
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Ubuntu Wipes Windows 7 In Benchmarks

0prime Re:And... (781 comments)

Quit calling the article writers douchebags, they put a lot of work into this test.

FTFA:

Let us take this opportunity to remind readers that Windows 7 is still at least nine months from release.

more than 5 years ago
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$10 Laptop Downgraded By Reality; Now Fancy Storage Device

0prime But (143 comments)

I can use it in my lap, right?

more than 5 years ago
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US Becomes Top Wind Producer; Solar Next

0prime Re:Moving those blades (388 comments)

They're mostly heading up to the West Texas area between Lubbock and Fort Worth. I've gone through the area each summer and it seems like there has been an explosion in the total number of windmills over the past two or three years. Not only does Texas produce twice as much wind energy as any other state, it has been growing at an increasing rate of 1GW-1.25GW every year for the past four years.


For an insightful (and sometime humorous) look at the direction Texas is headed with wind power, check out this interview with Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.

"I talked the Audubon Society and told them, "Don't worry about this, after several generations we'll have smarter birds." They did not think that was funny. The other thing I told them was wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico would be the first line of defense against avian flu. These people have no sense of humor. You can't break the ice with them."

more than 5 years ago
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US Becomes Top Wind Producer; Solar Next

0prime Re:Makes you wonder (388 comments)

This is closer to the correct way to look at renewable harvesting, but not quite.

The problem most people seem to have with understanding the use of renewable resources is that they aren't limitless when it comes to total production. Yes, you will always have wind, but where and how much varies depending on the climate.

Germany should be a huge producer of wind power, as they have a huge source of strong wind energy, the North Sea. When it comes to coastal winds, lands along the North Sea are the best place for wind energy production, hence all the high amounts of wind energy being produced by countries in that area.

A True measure of renewable energy harvesting is only found when you compare the potential output to the actual output. When only looking at land area in square units, most of Germany isn't suitable for wind energy production. Their high production comes from intensely using the available wind 'resources' in their northern coastal regions. It would be dumb to put a ton of windmills in the Black Forests of southern Germany.

more than 5 years ago
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Daemon

0prime Zoom, Enhance (395 comments)

zoom, enhance, zoom, enhance, zoom, enhance

Yes, now we can read the name on that credit card of the guy 50 yards in the background of the picture taken with a cellphone camera.

more than 5 years ago
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EU Could Force Bundling Firefox With Windows

0prime More crap (650 comments)

Great, just what I'd want, more crap pre-installed on a factory built computer. Will they also have to install the yahoo searchbar, google searchbar and msn searchbar in each browser they install? Explorer is too proprietary of a file explorer, they should have to bundle ExplorerXP, freeCommander, and A43. If anything, it seems like all the EU is trying to do is make Windows so unusable that the eventual move to linux will be a godsend.

more than 5 years ago
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Canonical Close To $30M Critical Mass; Should Microsoft Worry?

0prime Re:Marketing MIA (625 comments)

I don't know if that's really a great example. So far in Ubuntu 8.10 I've had multiple system control windows that extend below the bottom of the screen, so if I want to change some advanced preference, I have to guess how many times to press [tab] and then [enter] if I want to 'click' OK for the changes. I have yet to experience this when playing around with XP or Win7. I've only been using this netbook for a short while with each operating system, though. About a week for XP, then a week for Ubuntu, and now a week or so for Win7.

more than 5 years ago
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Canonical Close To $30M Critical Mass; Should Microsoft Worry?

0prime Re:Marketing MIA (625 comments)

Well, setting it up to work on two monitors worked for me. Even though it's on a different computer from yours, and uses a different videocard, but it worked for me! So you must be lying! Year of the Linux desktop!

more than 5 years ago
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1 In 3 Windows PCs Still Vulnerable To Worm Attack

0prime Re:Genuine Advantage Validation (242 comments)

Uhhh as a former student, this seems pretty silly. I haven't had any problems with XP or the Office 2003 Suite at all. What are these people expecting Windows to do, pull their personal info, poll it to Microsoft through WGA, and have Microsoft check College enrollment records?

I do know of one other reason why people would be afraid of WGA, though.

more than 5 years ago
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Here Comes iPhone Nano, But Not In the US

0prime Re:Why build an iPhone Nano? (177 comments)

*dial*
Help, my office is on fire, sen... what? You're not the fire department, ok, ok... ok, bye.
*>>*
Help, my office is on fi... Roy? Well, can you call the fire department and tell them the of... what do you mean you bought an iPhone shuffle too?! Fine... FINE... bye.
...
*gets on computer*
*opens e-mail*

"Subject: Fire.

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to inform you of a fire that has broken out on the premises of 123 Cavendon Road..."

no, that's too formal.
*deletes text, starts again*
"Fire! fire! help me! 123 Cavendon Road. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours truly, Maurice Moss."

more than 5 years ago
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New Energy Efficiency Rules For TVs Sold In California

0prime Re:Savings (609 comments)

I know I've been out of college for a little while now, but do people actually blow through TVs that fast these days? At the risk of sounding old, that just seems wasteful.

Get off my lawn!

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Intros 17" Unibody MBP, DRM-Free iTunes

0prime Re:Should have better video then 9600m for a $2700 (1079 comments)

This can pretty much apply to all laptops in general. Most major manufacturers still gouge at a ridiculous level on increasing the RAM pre-installed in a laptop. Apple may be the leader of the pack in overpricing, but unfortunately, all of them do it to some extent.

more than 5 years ago

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