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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Bake Re:not really a slow down but. (504 comments)

...Additional keyboards for Germany, switches Z and Y, which is basically useless.

So, like normal German layout then? You can go to the keyboard settings for the German keyboard and select QWERTY and AZERTY if QWERTZ is too hard for you to grok.

about 4 months ago

How Many Text Messages Do You Send a Day?

Bake Re:Whats a Text message? (217 comments)

Get this, he pays 10c to RECEIVE them.

I am not making this up, I lack the imagination.

about 2 years ago

Adobe's Strange Software Giveaway: Goof, Or Clever Marketing?

Bake Re:Uhhhh.... (385 comments)

Uh, the whole point of the Program Files (x86) folder is precisely for 32bit software. So, why were you trying to coax it into installing outside of that?

about 2 years ago

Linux Is a Lemon On the Retina MacBook Pro

Bake Re:Linux on Mac?! (780 comments)

No, the default setting for 10.8 is MacStore AND known developers.
Known developers being those who have SIGNED their packages.

If you don't like it you can change that radio button in the security preferences to "Anywhere" and be done with it.

Hell, I've had APT warn me that software from a different repository wasn't signed and prompted me to override it before proceding with installation.

This restriction does however not apply to software built on your own machine, only stuff downloaded/copied from another machine/internet.

more than 2 years ago

OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Won't Support Some 64-bit Macs With Older GPUs

Bake Re:Just buy new hardware! (NOT) (417 comments)

I too own a 1st gen MacBook Pro that doesn't run 10.7 either.

That's perfectly fine because IT'S A 6 YEAR OLD MACHINE.

In computing years, that's an eternity.

more than 2 years ago

Y Combinator Wants To Kill Hollywood

Bake Re:GHD is the exception (424 comments)

I really do hope you burn in hell for linking to TV Tropes.

For lovers of TV and movies that shit is more addictive than the bastard child of crack, heroin and tobacco.

about 3 years ago

Why the Fax Machine Refuses To Die

Bake Re:It's a scanner people can use (835 comments)

So what you're saying is that fax machines have been around almost since the dawn of man since apparently there weren't any 55+ year old accountants or bookkeepers around who needed to be taught how to use this newfangled witchcraft known as fax machines when they were invented and made their way into offices around the world?

more than 3 years ago

Firefox Is For "Regular" Users, Not Businesses

Bake Re:Make the best browser (555 comments)

It's also the reason why, when one tab hangs in Firefox, I have to kill the entire process. With Chrome the entire browser very seldom hangs when a tab misbehaves and I can safely kill the offending tab without having to restart my browser.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Faces Class-Action Suit For In-App Purchases

Bake Re:Although I do find this business model stupid (283 comments)

And for those of us who don't have a stupid brat to max out our credit cards with "accidental" purchases?

Why should we be forced to enter our password each and every single time we want to buy something?

more than 3 years ago

Why the AT&T and T-Mobile Merger Is Bad For Consumers

Bake Re:There's a reason I left AT&T. (367 comments)

So inserting a paperclip into a paperclip-sized hole is considered "tearing apart" these days?

more than 3 years ago

Happy Pi Day

Bake Re:Americans... (341 comments)

I wouldn't hold my breath for 31st of April.

more than 3 years ago

How the PC Is Making Consoles Look Out of Date

Bake Re:Graphics (568 comments)

I think he was referring to his PS3 being 3 years old, not the game.

more than 3 years ago

Talking To Computers?

Bake Re:Time heals all trends (395 comments)

For extra fun, do it to a colleague who is running a partition editor.

more than 3 years ago

Recent HP Laptops Shipped CPU-Choking Wi-Fi Driver

Bake Re:Don't give them any ideas (243 comments)

And have it nag for a reboot every 2 minutes? No Thanks!

more than 3 years ago

Are 10-11 Hour Programming Days Feasible?

Bake Short answer ... (997 comments)


Long answer: Heck no.

about 4 years ago

Xbox Live Enforcement — No Swastika Logo

Bake Re:Hmmm, don't really like the guys tone (473 comments)

Could you please list the countries in Europe, apart from Germany of course, that have an active ban on the swastika?

more than 4 years ago

Word Processors — One Writer's Further Retreat

Bake Re:MS Notepad (391 comments)

and mostly keys that are easy to press (like :w to save, instead of Alt+F, S).

How on earth do you come to the conclusion that hitting Esc, :w to save is somehow easier to press than Alt-F,S or Ctrl-S for that matter?

Typing :w may be easy enough but in order to get to the command mode you have to hit Esc which means that unless your fingers are like E.T.'s fingers you have to move your hand from its normal typing position.

more than 4 years ago

Mystery of the Dying Bees Solved

Bake Re:Now to bring them back (347 comments)

And in order to do that we must first create another universe.

more than 4 years ago

Google Tests Multiple Account Login

Bake Re:FIRST (122 comments)

...or you could just have Google run the mail server for you with Google Apps? :-)

more than 4 years ago


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