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NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

DaveM753 Re:Plan? Nuclear Plan?!?!?!? (216 comments)

Maybe samzenpus prefers coffee over t?

about a week ago

NRC Analyst Calls To Close Diablo Canyon, CA's Last Remaining Nuclear Plant

DaveM753 Oblig Simpsons Quote (216 comments)

Said closure would cast a great Homer Simpson quote into obscurity:

"Oh, Diablo Canyon 2, why can't you be more like Diablo Canyon 1?"

about a week ago

Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

DaveM753 A rose by any other name... (426 comments)

If it walks like MSIE,
talks like MSIE,
crashes head-first into a BSOD from malware-laden doom like MSIE,'s a duck.

about two weeks ago

My degree of colorblindness:

DaveM753 Obig SImpsons quote (267 comments)

At the local copy center: Lisa: I'd like 25 copies on Goldenrod. Clerk: Right. Lisa: 25 on Canary. Clerk: Mmhmm. Lisa: 25 on Saffron. Clerk: All right. Lisa: And 25 on Paella. Clerk: Ok, 100 yellow.

about a month ago

Microsoft's Olivier Bloch Explains Microsoft Open Source (Video)

DaveM753 Yeah, right (101 comments)

If it's Microsoft, it's a trap.

(Apologies to any fish-headed gents in the crowd.)

about a month ago

NFL Players To Use Tablet Computers During Games

DaveM753 Re:... and Failure (107 comments)

There's got to be a joke about Palin/Alaska/Freezing/Microsoft in here somewhere...

about a month ago

NFL Players To Use Tablet Computers During Games

DaveM753 One more reason to not watch NFL (107 comments)

Could this be the year for Surface on the tablet??

This is so putrid. During every game this year, viewers are going to see a few scripted moments where a bunch of players/coaches will be standing around with their tablets and the TV commentators will discuss how marvelous/innovative the Surface tablets are. But during the rest of the game, watch closely: along the sidelines you will very rarely see anyone using their tablets

At some point during the season, a referee will make a controversial ruling after reviewing a replay using a Surface tablet (again, scripted moment).

But that's okay. I'll be watching not-the-NFL.

about a month ago

Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

DaveM753 Favorite buzzword used 3 times in her email (383 comments)

Ballmer: "Developers! Developers! Developers!"

Nadella: "Synergies! Synergies! Synergies!"

about a month and a half ago

Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

DaveM753 Re:Not worth it (138 comments)

Hulu's not Plus, they're just big-boned...

Seriously, same opinion here: I won't pay to watch commercials.

Trey and Matt: have fun with the money.
Hulu: screw you guys, I am going home...(or rather, to Netflix)

about a month and a half ago

I assume that my data stored online is ...

DaveM753 Re:Do I care? (191 comments)

> " the fifth season of Hogan's heroes for a third time."


more than 2 years ago

Other Tech the Senate Would Have Banned

DaveM753 Nothing else going on, apparently (264 comments)

We have 2 wars, 10-20% unemployment, poverty, bad health care system, etc. But let's deal with copyright infringement for the wealthy. Everything else can be fixed later.

more than 3 years ago

How Smart Are You?

DaveM753 Re:Define Smart. (584 comments)

Non sequiter: this is slashdot.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Attacks Linux With Retail-Training Talking Points

DaveM753 Re:This is why I don't shop at BestBuy (681 comments)

Capitalism is still the greatest system in the world

That great Capitalist, Microsoft, spares no expense in its long-running effort to force everyone to use 100% MS products. Part of its effort is paying BestBuy employees to lie about Linux. I think there's an article about it somewhere on /. You might want to look for it.

Oh, and thanks for your comments, Mr Rove.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Attacks Linux With Retail-Training Talking Points

DaveM753 This is why I don't shop at BestBuy (681 comments)

It's great that BestBuy wants to make money and that one of the ways they can make money is to "partner" with companies, like Microsoft, that will pay them to lie. That's Capitalism for you.

It's also a prominent reason that I, and most of my friends, don't shop at BestBuy. We all know we'll be lied to from BestBuy. It'd be great to go up to a salesperson and feel confident that any questions will receive carefully considered, honest responses. But, what we get are push-products-sold-by-Company-X-because-they're-our-partner responses. So, unlike 1999 when I went to BestBuy once a week, now I go there maybe once every year. I just don't like their B.S.

Well, that and their policy to DEMAND I listen to their spiel about extended warranties, with no regard to whether or not I, the customer, want to hear that crap.

more than 4 years ago

Encrypted But Searchable Online Storage?

DaveM753 Re:huh? (266 comments)

I tried the vi command, but I get this weird error:

'vi' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Does this mean ROT13 is not compatible with Windows?

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Won't Vouch For Linux

DaveM753 Suddenly we see (208 comments)

30,000 new accounts and 30,000 new Silverlight downloads.

I guess if you can't get people to try your crappy software and services on their own, you can shove it down their throat by gov't mandate. Nice.

more than 5 years ago

Time Warner Transfer Caps May Inspire Fair-Price Legislation

DaveM753 Re:Caps are about broadband video (382 comments)

Right on! The government needs to FORCE both the cable and telco companies to separate the data, television and telephone components. They should be regulated as separate companies and therefore separate monopolies. Grrrrr...

What I have in Western Washington (near Seattle) is Comcast and Verizon. They both charge basically the same price for all services. If there were TRUE competition, i.e., many different companies, there's NO WAY they'd be able to charge such high prices without losing customers. But, since there are only 2 companies, they basically have all the benefits of collusion, without any actual collusion. I mean, if one of them decided to charge some arbitrary fee, the other one would follow. Double-Grrrrr....

more than 5 years ago

Linux On Netbooks — a Complicated Story

DaveM753 Re:People just don't understand Linux (833 comments)

And I know many Linux users on the desktop are switching to Apple.
While I would be willing to lay my hand in the fire for Linux on the server, I would not touch a fire with a ten foot pole for Linux on the desktop.
Three years ago I completely gave up on Linux on the Desktop. I decided to focus on Apple, and Microsoft. I have to be frank in that I have not looked back AT ALL...

I've used various flavors of Windows since version 3.0, Apple since 10.4.x (Tiger), and various flavors of Linux since Fedora 4 (at least I think it was version 4, and I'm currently using Ubuntu). You may put me in the camp that prefers Linux to Apple. Although I can't use iTunes, Quicken and TurboTax on Linux, I find the overall GUI experience much friendlier in Linux, as opposed to the Mac. And the fact that so many Linux experts exist on the Internet that help me tweak the Linux GUI in ways that make me more comfortable is even better. With Apple, the tweakability factor is significantly less as so many GUI features are locked down. I guess what I'm trying to say here is that every OS has little annoyances, but Linux allows me to tweak the GUI to be less annoying.

more than 5 years ago



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