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25,000 Danish Hospital Staff Moving To LibreOffice

1mck Re:Freedom isn't free. (247 comments)

Thanks, I really think I'm going to be able to convince her about the benefits of open sourced, free software. She needs a good calendar program as they paid for some calendar software and can only have 3 computers use it. What would be the best one that is very user friendly, and can be installed on all the present computers and will be only for their agency so that others cannot access it from outside the agency?

more than 2 years ago
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25,000 Danish Hospital Staff Moving To LibreOffice

1mck Re:Freedom isn't free. (247 comments)

That's what I thought, but all of them had installed the plugin, and it just didn't work. I tried to get a buddy's Office 2000 to open .docx using the plugin, and I couldn't get it to work. I even went into safe mode to try to get it to install, but it just plain didn't work. Most people just don't know about technology, and yet we thrust it upon them, and demand that they know what they're doing. Most of them barely know how to use a mouse for crying out loud!

more than 2 years ago
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25,000 Danish Hospital Staff Moving To LibreOffice

1mck Re:Freedom isn't free. (247 comments)

When I was in university, the teachers had absolutely no idea what they were doing, and so they would use the latest Microsoft format, which was the .docx, and you should have seen all of the students freak out because hardly any of them could open the files up or if they could it wasn't properly formatted. I had to show all of my teachers how to set it so that they would only send it in 2000/XP .doc format. What was surprising, was that nearly all of my classmates used MS Office, and yet they couldn't access Microsoft's OWN formats! One teacher even suggested downloading Open Office so that the files could be opened. Now, if that doesn't show how closed sourced a supposedly open format is, then I don't know what is! If the hospital demands that all formats within the agency to be odt, then little by little this will start a trend amongst the end users because they'll see how easy it'll be to use this open format and won't have to go through all the bs that Microsoft puts them through. This isn't going to happen overnight, but it will happen. I'm going to be volunteering at a non-profit organization, and they have a really old database program, and the executive director is thinking of using LO Base, so I'm going to push for it because if they can't afford the Microsoft tax they'll be able to move over to Linux with absolutely no interoperably issues:-)

more than 2 years ago
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25,000 Danish Hospital Staff Moving To LibreOffice

1mck Re:Freedom isn't free. (247 comments)

I totally agree with you about the fact that there aren't any real "advanced users" out there! I would say that 99% of the people out there that are using office software wouldn't know if they were using M$ or LO. In fact, if you were to "only" have a shop that runs LO, and had the staff trained on it, then they'd think the MS Office would stupid and counter intuitive and really hard to work. Most of the people that I've worked with don't have a clue about technology, so the fact that 25,000 staff across 13 hospitals in Denmark will be switching to LibreOffice over the course of the next year indicates that someone has their head on straight over there in Denmark...finally!

more than 2 years ago
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Unusual, Obscure, and Useful Linux Distros

1mck Re:Needs a mirror? (221 comments)

shut up, fag. Your joke is fucking stupid.

Bill....Is that you?

more than 4 years ago
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Univ. of California Faculty May Boycott Nature Publisher

1mck Re:Goose, gander, etc (277 comments)

They're all businesses...end of story! I laugh at the book store at my campus when they put up little advertisements at the breakdown of all the costs of the books to justify why they're raising the prices; they add in the other cost of other businesses, which has nothing to do with them. They buy from the supplier, and then jack us for more profit...sigh!

more than 4 years ago
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Craig Mundie Wants "Internet Driver's Licenses"

1mck Fix That for you (427 comments)

Fix that for you - Craig Mundie: Microsoft's Chief Thief and Rip-Officer

more than 4 years ago
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Ireland's Blasphemy Law Goes Into Effect

1mck The law is to protect the Church (845 comments)

With all the people coming forward about the abuses and rapes that the Church has perpetrated, to me this law is to protect the Church. The people coming forward were getting too close to the higher ups, and people in high positions were being implicated in this. Now, they can come into your home in Ireland for anything they want under the pretense of this law. I think their tourism is going to take a hit on this one, eh?

more than 3 years ago
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iPod Fee Proposed For Canada

1mck Re:Charge those evil downloading Canadians enough (414 comments)

Yeah! I've always wondered how the artists are supposed to be compensated by all this money being collected. I could say that I'm in a band, and get money...right?

more than 4 years ago
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Hands-On Preview of Microsoft Office 2010

1mck Oops, it's starting to look like Lotus Notes (291 comments)

Their tool bars are becoming much like Lotus Notes. I had to use it at my last job, and it was bewildering to say the very least! Of course, I had no formal training on it, but it should be intuitive...right?

about 5 years ago
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Experimental Fees Settle Royalty War For Internet Radio

1mck Is this just in the US? (270 comments)

Does this only pertain to the US, or is it all over the world?

about 5 years ago
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The State of Munich's Ongoing Linux Migration

1mck Linux at home for the city employees? (203 comments)

I'm wondering if they have a percentage of the city employees who, after using Linux at work, have migrated over to Linux at home?

more than 5 years ago
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Steve Jobs Had a Liver Transplant Two Months Ago

1mck What about this Stem Cell Stuff??? (436 comments)

Why didn't he try that stem cell therapy, or any newer technology where they grow your organ using your own cells??? Seriously, he's that rich that he could literally invest a huge chunk of change into it, and their 1st customer would be him! Apple...think different?

more than 5 years ago
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Sweden Sees Boom In Legal Downloading

1mck Can you say "Propaganda?" (121 comments)

Of course they're going to fucking say they're successful! Where are they getting those figures from? Yeah, they made them up! Anything to make it look like they're winning.

more than 5 years ago
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Mixed Outcome of Texas Textbook Vote

1mck FSM Now has a place in the Schools!!! (646 comments)

I'd laugh my ass off as if I lived there as I'd argue for the FSM, and see how they spin out of control trying to prove me wrong...happy days in Texas schools!!! Reminds me of the time that I was allowed to write anything about the state of the Catholic religion at my Catholic High school anonymously! You should have seen what was written!!! That was a hap-hap-happy day!

more than 5 years ago
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US Forgets How To Make Trident Missiles

1mck AH-HAHAHAHAHA (922 comments)

OMG that is soooo funny! Can you imagine what one of the engineers or techs will say when they get that call that their country needs them, and they've been treated like fucking shit?!!! I'd laugh my fucking ass off, and tell them I want a couple of million dollars just to look at the issue with no promise that I'd fix it! Cha-fucking-ching!!!$$$$$$

more than 5 years ago
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The Art of The Farewell Email

1mck Part of my resignation to an asshole of a boss! (703 comments)

It is quite obvious that you do not want me to work here anymore based upon your abuse, harassment, and belligerent behaviour towards me, so, effectively immediately, I quit.

more than 5 years ago

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Low Tech Solution for Oil Spill Clean Up

1mck 1mck writes  |  more than 4 years ago

1mck (861167) writes "This is probably one of the most low tech solutions to handle the Gulf oil spill, and it is suggested and proven by two American Farmers no less!
This is doable right now, and actually makes sense. The video speaks for itself!"

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Vook = A Web Page With Video?

1mck 1mck writes  |  more than 4 years ago

1mck (861167) writes "Anne Rice agreed to terms with the video book company Vook on a multimedia edition of "The Master of Rampling Gate," a vampire story published in Redbook magazine in 1984 and set in an England mansion in the 19th century. "Vook represents a very exciting combination of new technological elements, that I think is long overdo in publishing," Rice said in a statement released Wednesday by Vook.

So, it's text with video...isn't that a web page with video...what's so innovative about this /.? http://vook.com/vook.php"

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EMI Loses Case - I Get To Keep My Minivan

1mck 1mck writes  |  more than 4 years ago

1mck (861167) writes "I didn't know that Michael Robertson was embroiled in a battle to keep his personal property. http://michaelrobertson.com/minute.php You may remember him as the CEO of MP3.com, and Lindows (now Linspire), and more recently MP3tunes, where he wants you to be able to have access to all of your music anywhere, and at any time, and EMI decided to take him to court on it. EMI lost the case against he personal property in an attempt to scare him into settling. Now, he's fighting for the right to PARTY...(Sorry, couldn't resist) access YOUR music over the Internet."
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Atlantis, using technology to find it

1mck 1mck writes  |  more than 5 years ago

1mck (861167) writes "Has Atlantis been found? Author, and adventurer Jim Allen took a different approach when looking for the mythical city; he looked to see if there was a place on earth that would have the rectangular level plain, and the canals that Plato described, and he found it using Google Earth: the Bolivian Altiplano. Fantastic theories, and his evidence is almost overwhelming convincing! http://www.atlantisbolivia.org/atlantisboliviapart1.htm"
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SCO Still Believes It Owns The Copyrights to Unix!

1mck 1mck writes  |  more than 6 years ago

1mck (861167) writes "What are they going on about??? http://www.sco.com/company/news/statement.html

I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box, but I just don't get how they can still come up with this FUD with all the latest rulings that they clearly do not own UNIX!!!

Also, pop on by, and read what Darl says to everybody http://www.sco.com/company/news/Letter%20to%20SCO%20Customers%20and%20Partners.pdf

When is this going to finally end?"
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No More Clogged Toilets! High Tech Toilet Seat.

1mck 1mck writes  |  about 7 years ago

1mck (861167) writes "I had a good snicker when choosing the Section, and Topic for this! It is an "Input Device" I guess? Whenever I use my "facilities," I'm always armed with the toilet bowl plunger to ensure that everything goes down where it should, and I have a saying, "Don't turn your back on a flushing toilet." This is the way of life for me in my home, but when I saw what this toilet seat does, and the technology that has gone into it, to stop this daily war of mine, I'm frantic to get one! I'm not affiliated with the company or anything, but you have to admit the WOW, and FINALLY factors are there! (No more cold toilet seats, and the never ending wiping sessions will be wiped out;-) http://www.washlet.com/"
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1mck 1mck writes  |  more than 7 years ago

1mck (861167) writes "With all of the attention on how great Linux is over other operating systems with regards to stability, updating, and maintaining it, I have to ask why aren't mainstream video games being developed for Linux? I have talked with hardcore gamers/geeks, and the only reason that they have Windows on their computers is because they can't play the video games that they have purchased, such as Battlefield 2142, Unreal Tournament 2004 on Linux unless it is using emulation software such as Wine, etc."
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1mck 1mck writes  |  more than 7 years ago

1mck (861167) writes "I chanced upon this article "A Cost Analysis of Windows Vista Content Protection" by Mr. Peter Gutmann, http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_c ost.html and I am more than a little bit upset as to what is going on! I've had problems with Microsoft in the past with them, such as having menu options totally ignore what I've chosen, but this is getting ridiculous! Can anyone enlighten me more on what this new operating system, Vista, going to do for me, the user if I purchase it, or is it, once more, just all about Microsoft making money, and trying to kill the competition? Isn't it just an operating system for me, the user to operate my programs, and devices? With these draconian measures, it seems that Microsoft is going to cause more, and more people to switch to Macs and Linux, or am I way off here?"

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