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Analysis of Dexter Malware Uncovers Mystery Man, and Links To Zeus

Darundal Re:Look for the Windows start button (119 comments)

Tons of POS software goes fullscreen on launch. Looking for a Windows logo won't help you most of the time.

about 2 years ago
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Will Tablets Kill Off e-Readers?

Darundal Re:In defiance of Betteridge's law of headline: ye (333 comments)

Can I ask what feature of the Kindle software beats makes it better than the Kindle? My experience is somewhat opposite that (although the Windows desktop app is admittedly very nice, and I have used that to read a few books) although I am coming from using the software on an iPhone 3g.

about 2 years ago
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Guatemala Judge Orders McAfee Released

Darundal Re:didn't ever really feel sorry for him (139 comments)

Where are you getting the whole "left to avoid US taxes" thing? Last I heard it was "left to avoid losing $5 million having to pay a lawsuit judgement."

about 2 years ago
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Amazon Overcharging Publishers For Tax

Darundal Re:Piling on? (184 comments)

So you are alleging a conspiracy by every producer of dedicated ereaders with eink displays (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Cybook, and a hojillion others) to keep expensive new screens produced by the same company that makes the screens they currently are using out of their product lines?

about 2 years ago
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John Romero's Doomy View On Android and Ouya

Darundal Can anyone explain... (375 comments)

...Why Romero or anything he says is still relevent?Yeah, he used to be kind of a big deal, but the last time he did anything relevant was Red Faction. If you really want to stress it then you could put down Area 51 but honestly Romero just seems to be a name these days.

more than 2 years ago
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Digg.com Sold To Betaworks For $500,000

Darundal Re:When Kevin Rose Wanted to Eat a Taco (193 comments)

IIRC, he left around the time of the Digg 4 update (the one that killed Digg and caused it's users to flood tons of other sites).

more than 2 years ago
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Sci-Fi Publisher Tor Ditches DRM For E-Books

Darundal Re:hmm (280 comments)

That's wonderful as long as Amazon is still in business. Yeah, you can say that Amazon staying in business is probably a safe bet, but shit happens. For the average user unDRMing their already DRMed books isn't much of an option, and if Amazon goes tits up for some reason or decides to shut down their Kindle service then they can say byebye to all their stuff the second something happens to w/e devices they have their books on. DRM free content doesn't just let you access stuff across a number of devices now, it lets you actually hang onto your digital content past the life of w/e service and the life of whatever format it was in originally.

more than 2 years ago
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CBS Uses Copyright To Scuttle Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II Episode

Darundal Re:It's a perfectly valid (268 comments)

I think he sold it because he valued the money more than he valued the right to do what he wanted with the script.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Eric Schmidt Left As CEO of Google?

Darundal Re:The other side of the coin (378 comments)

No, you can avoid a monopoly by going without it's services or products. You might end up either slightly inconvenienced, or living like a cave man, or dieing from some horrible disease because said monopoly makes some drug that you need to not die slowly and painfully, but you can avoid it. Think "Matrix" with this. As long as you technically have a choice, it is all good and wholly acceptable. The second you don't, there are issues. Of course, some of us live in the real world. Where "I can technically disassociate myself from these bastards" doesn't really work out to much of a choice.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Mark Zuckerberg the Next Steve Case?

Darundal Re:There's one BIG difference. (470 comments)

Don't quite keep up with social networking crap, but doesn't Diaspora have a similar feature to this, or am I remembering something wrong?

more than 3 years ago
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Gmail Creator Says Chrome OS Is As Good As Dead

Darundal Re:Bout time (349 comments)

The same way it was a myth with PalmOS. I see the Android/iOS battle going down the same way too, even with Apple being the sole vendor of iOS devices.

more than 3 years ago
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How Hulu, NBC, and Other Sites Block Google TV

Darundal Not without precedent... (338 comments)

...the same thing happened with Boxee and Hulu after Boxee supposedly had Hulu's blessing to integrate Hulu into Boxee. A little while later, Hulu Desktop was released. I guess the networks want people using their TVs to watch their on the actual TV channels.

more than 3 years ago
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Ubuntu 10.10 Release Candidate Launched

Darundal Re:Too quickly (172 comments)

I'll have to disagree with you there. 6.06, Dapper Drake, the original LTS release (that they took 3 extra months on) was superb in every way, and (at least for me) an improvement over the previous release in stability and features. Then the next release was rushed out the door after three whole months of development, and is the one release I ever wholly passed up. The Latest, Greates, and Most Shiny is what Ubuntu is about. It was meant to be a more current version than w/e Debian's current release is, while still offering people a more stable system than if they used Debian testing. If you want slower and more stable, go with Lenny. Or wait until Squeeze is released, it should be sometime this year.

more than 3 years ago
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ATMs That Dispense Gold Bars Coming To America

Darundal Re:Already here (482 comments)

Doesn't surprise me, considering how many people say PIN number.

about 4 years ago
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PC Gamers Too Good For Consoles Gamers?

Darundal Re:Not a surprise (324 comments)

You could just turn down the sensitivity...

more than 4 years ago
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Made-For-Torrents Sci-Fi Drama "Pioneer One" Debuts

Darundal Re: Is this the future of television? Yep. (321 comments)

The Guild is primarily funded by MS...that is why it ends up on their video site before it shows up anywhere else.

more than 4 years ago
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Obama's Space Plan — a Conservative Argument

Darundal Re:Space exploration is conservative. (433 comments)

Bush didn't stop stem cell research, only federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, and the redefining pi thing as 3 is an urban legend.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Dodges Class Action In WGA Lawsuit

Darundal Re:Mod parent way the hell up, plz. (256 comments)

And people have the option of opting out of the class action, too, allowing them to sue on their own behalf and get however many hojillions from it themselves. The only people who lose the right to sue are those who don't opt out.

more than 4 years ago

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Darundal Darundal writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Darundal (891860) writes "At http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc2/en/do wnload.htm/ you can download Vista Build 5744, which will be the last build made available to the public. Microsoft says that they got great feedback from users running Vista RC1. I myself have tried ran every publically released build of Vista, and while I must admit there are some improvements, I still found it to be a very frustrating experiance (more with so-called "features" than with bugs) and have now fully migrated to Linux (save for the occasional test of the latest Vista). Anyone here have any interesting experiances with past builds of Vista? Opinions on how it's turning out, on features? Any experiance with this build (obviously near the end of the thread...)?"

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Microsoft Releases Vista RC2 (5744)

Darundal Darundal writes  |  more than 7 years ago At http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc2/en/download.htm/ you can download Vista Build 5744, which will be the last build made available to the public. Microsoft says that they got great feedback from users running Vista RC1. I myself have tried ran every publically released build of Vista, and while I must admit there are some improvements, I still found it to be a very frustrating experiance (more with so-called "features" than with bugs) and have now fully migrated to Linux (save for the occasional test of the latest Vista). Anyone here have any interesting experiances with past builds of Vista? Opinions on how it's turning out, on features? Any experiance with this build (obviously near the end of the thread...)?

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