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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

Air-conditioned cowh Re:At home too (185 comments)

Especially home computers. I remember at least two conversations I had in the last week were people were telling me how their machines are gummed up with adware and viruses that their AV software missed and that after they clean their computer with Malwarebytes or did a complete reinstall the whole virus party came back. So I aksed, "Are you sure you want to continue with Windows?"

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Air-conditioned cowh What trolls? (382 comments)

If you ask me all Slashdotters are morons who just haven't figurued yet out just how right I am.

about a month and a half ago

Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space

Air-conditioned cowh And the physical limit of resolution is???? (140 comments)

Just wondering. If the resolution limit is imposed by a restriction, then what would a satellite be able to do if the only limitation was technological?

I remember seeing a documentary about leaked details of satellites that could read the headlines off a newspaper in the early 1970s, but they would have had very low orbits and didn't stay up long, mainly because they would run out of film.

about a month and a half ago

Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

Air-conditioned cowh Re:Why is (201 comments)

More likely the Netfix website code just assumes that any desktop Linux build is incompatible because that has historically always been the case. Now it isn't anymore perhaps it will version check Chrome on Linux and decide whenever the Netflix devs get around to it, though I can't see it being much of a priority to them however much I would like it to be.

about 1 month ago

Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

Air-conditioned cowh IE at 60%? (336 comments)

Why are the stats so different from different sources? StatCounter puts Chrome at 46% for desktop browser share and IE at 20%.

about 2 months ago

UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters

Air-conditioned cowh Re:More inconvienient than the average filter. (115 comments)

Just filter the results for images where the author has given permission for free commercial use and, if requrired, modification. It would be great to teach kids to find, support and create free licensed material than to teach them to make their future boss have to pay for licenses and then insist that their boss pays for them to use only Photoshop to edit it.

about 2 months ago

UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws

Air-conditioned cowh The problem with "democracy" in the UK (147 comments)

Is basically this: "...will receive cross-party support..." Everything that erodes privacy or impinges on liberties such as overbearing police powers, mass spying, rampant drug prohbition etc. It all gets unquestioned and unchallenged "cross party support".

about 3 months ago

Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit

Air-conditioned cowh No Problem (268 comments)

If someone sued me for defamation as a Wikipedia editor I'd just distort the article about the court case to make them and the judge look like ogres. That would fix them!

about 3 months ago

Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

Air-conditioned cowh 3D TV is also a gimmick? (261 comments)

Excuse me while I just poke one of my useless eyes out. It was a gimmick, apparently. Am I the only one who actually enjoys watching 3D movies? It's just the glasses that are a pain. They dim the picture and flicker against other light sources, especially cheap LED bulbs.

about 4 months ago

Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

Air-conditioned cowh Wrong OS (564 comments)

It reformatted the drives and put Windows on them. Eeewww! That's gross!

about 4 months ago

Open Source Program To Give Voters More Active Role In Government

Air-conditioned cowh No one showed up (60 comments)

German newspaper Der Spiegel once called the movement 'a grassroots democracy where no one is showing up to participate.'"

They were obviously astroturfing by not showing up to participate.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?

Air-conditioned cowh Re:Make sure it has s-video output (201 comments)

Also, on top of S-Video output, make sure it has all the latest VHS quality enhancements such as S-VHS (probaby has if it has a S-VIDEO output -duh!) and FM sound. Although it won't help with tapes that were never recorded in these formats, it will certainly bring out the best of the tapes that were.

For old analogue audio recordings, being able to tweak the audio head azimuth will help bring out the best of the recording. I also consider this essential for archiving cassette and open reel recordings. You have to hear how much difference being able to tweak aziumuth makes to believe it. It is a critical adjustment and the playback azimuth has to match that of the recorder otherwise all your top end goes down the plug-hole and it sounds washed out.

about 5 months ago

Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

Air-conditioned cowh Linux EOL is not so hot either (367 comments)

For example, Redhat/CentOS is 10 years. However there is always the option to pay someone to roll-back updates into whatever version the ATM has, which is onet thing you can't do with a closed source OS. As far as security is concerned, I would have thought something like QNX would be a better choice than either Windows or Linux. Anyone know what EOL time QNX offer? I couldn't see just be glancing at their website.

about 6 months ago

Google Flu Trends Gets It Wrong Three Years Running

Air-conditioned cowh So does this mean that.... (64 comments)

So does this mean that all that shiny blue racks of gleaming hardware in the Google Coud adverts around Slashdot don't actually work??? I really feel sorry for the guys at Google who installed it all and thought they were actually on to something. Only to find that it comes out with the wrong answer every time.

about 7 months ago

First LSD Test In 40 Years Reveal Drug Helps Terminal Patients Prepare For Death

Air-conditioned cowh According to more recent research (221 comments)

According to this scientific paper. Acid blows holes in your aura, man, ain't nothing but a quick buzz and they won't take no LSD.

about 7 months ago

Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

Air-conditioned cowh Re:I could use it (392 comments)

I need MS VS, MS expressions web, ventrillo, star wars the old republic, and yes sadly office as my resume won't be formatted correctly with any other package.

Office works very well with under Wine. I use it myself on Linux. Also, why would you send a resume in an editable format? Do you want them to see your editing history? PDF would be better. The page format doesn't slide around and it's universal.

about 7 months ago

Background Javascript Compilation Boosts Chrome Performance

Air-conditioned cowh Re:The first rule of UI Thread. (136 comments)

That's old hat! On Android, everythinng blocks the UI thread!

about 8 months ago

Netflix: Non-'A' Players Unworthy of Jobs

Air-conditioned cowh Interview test (397 comments)

I bet the interview includes this test.

about 9 months ago


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