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Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe

Columcille Re:So azure... (167 comments)

It's a little too ironic. Yeah, I really do think.

about two weeks ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

Columcille Re:All that money... (167 comments)

You must be religious. As God once said, "It doesn't matter what the evidence shows, it's what I assert that matters!"

about a month ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

Columcille Re:All that money... (167 comments)

..."and my personal experience counts as all the research anyone needs on the subject!"

about a month ago
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AIDS Origin Traced To 1920s Kinshasa

Columcille Re:Doctor Mary's Monkey (162 comments)

"...but unless people were having sex with chimps..."

Because the only way to transmit HIV is through sex? As the article itself notes (I know, in our fast-paced age, you cannot be expected to read an entire article), transmission likely happened through blood while eating the meat. Much more plausible.

about 2 months ago
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The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

Columcille Re: Like the German discount store Kodi? (188 comments)

Any name you pick is going to mean something to someone somewhere. Deal with it, pick the best possible name, move on. Kobi works well enough.

about 4 months ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

Columcille Re:surpising (168 comments)

Setting prices to undercut - and diminish - competitors isn't quite the same as caring about customers.

about 4 months ago
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Amazon Uses Robots To Speed Up Human 'Pickers' In Fulfillment Centers

Columcille Re:Dice Strikes Again... (184 comments)

I get this feeling that most of the new Slashdot "editors" where hired through Dice.com...

You think this is a new problem? You must be new here.

about a year ago
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Irony: iPhone 5S Users Reporting Blue Screen of Death

Columcille Re:How unusual... (192 comments)

My home phone is a piece of dried mammoth hide stretched across some sticks that I beat with a rock.

about a year ago
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Pentagon Spent $5 Billion For Weapons On Day Before Shutdown

Columcille Re:NOT News For Nerds (286 comments)

The article was hosted on a computer. That makes it nerdy. Very nerdy.

about a year ago
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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

Columcille Re:FUCK OFF (729 comments)

Yes, nothing like the default Linux ui. It's so elegant I can duplicate it without using anything but text. Here it is, the Linux default UI in all its glory:
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about a year ago
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Why PBS Won't Do Android

Columcille Re:Back up... Why would PBS write an app? (331 comments)

Except now instead of maintaining one website, you're maintaining one app for Windows, one for Mac, three (or four or five...) for Linux, one for iPhone, one for Android, one for...

about a year ago
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Monogamy May Have Evolved To Prevent Infanticide

Columcille Re:Oh Please (256 comments)

Are you saying that scientists have an evolutionary predisposition to promote evolution?

about a year ago
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Scientist Seeks 'Adventurous Human Woman' For Neanderthal Baby

Columcille Re:30000 years? (697 comments)

It happens when you bombard the cells with slightly greasy solar atoms.

about 2 years ago
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Dad Hires In-Game 'Assassins' To Get His Son To Stop Gaming

Columcille Re:Just kick him out. (338 comments)

How have I missed seeing all these kids littered across our streets? We must ramp up the war on litter.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Has Been Watching, and It Says You're Getting Used To Windows 8

Columcille Re:Seeing how most companies won't migrate... (675 comments)

Taskbar is what I use, but the OP specifically mentioned putting apps out of view. Unless you auto-hide the taskbar, things pinned to the taskbar are still visible. The Metro start screen remains the comparable method to adding something to the Start menu.

And calling people idiots because their UI choices aren't yours? What are you, 12?

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Has Been Watching, and It Says You're Getting Used To Windows 8

Columcille Re:Seeing how most companies won't migrate... (675 comments)

So either place them on the desktop (ugly and annoying, I know) or pin them to the taskbar (quick and efficient). There are plenty of options for ways to access your frequently-used programs. I mentioned the metro start page as the closest analogy to the start menu.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Has Been Watching, and It Says You're Getting Used To Windows 8

Columcille Re:Seeing how most companies won't migrate... (675 comments)

I spend 95% of my Win8 time on the desktop, which does have the taskbar. As in Windows 7, my most frequently used apps are pinned to the taskbar for quick access via shortcuts rather than mouse or start menu. Works like a charm. I didn't mention the taskbar in my original comment because OP said he wanted to place these links somewhere that could be hidden. You can hide the taskbar, but the closest comparison to the start menu is the metro start screen, so I mentioned that rather than the taskbar.

about 2 years ago

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