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Windows: Not Doomed Yet

Gabrill Re:What trend? (737 comments)

The default configuration is the only configuration that the vast majority of business and home users care about. The 2nd thing that servicemen ask is if we've reverted to the default configuration to resolve issues. The first thing they ask is if we've tried rebooting the machine.

about a year and a half ago
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Yokohama Accidentally Tweets That NK Missile Is Inbound

Gabrill 99 Red Balloons. (131 comments)

Nena seems appropriate here. 99 Red Balloons.

about a year and a half ago
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Big Advance In Hydrogen Production Could Change Alternative Energy Landscape

Gabrill Re:Not a replacement yet (340 comments)

That WHOOSH! belongs to you, Calydor.

You should reread the comment about the large mirror.

about a year and a half ago
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Big Advance In Hydrogen Production Could Change Alternative Energy Landscape

Gabrill Re:Not a replacement yet (340 comments)

The goal is energy storage and mobility. Stored hydrogen is much more efficient than a solar panel at night or under ground, for example.

about a year and a half ago
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Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts

Gabrill Re:What a waste (229 comments)

Oh no, not at all. They merely want to make every free act a gray area in court, so they can selectively prosecute whomever they wish.

about a year and a half ago
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Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads

Gabrill Re:It's a flawed way to keep a site up. (978 comments)

Well before the internet, magazines and newspapers relied on advertisements so I fail to see where the "shift of focus" is.

There isn't. Nobody with two eyes open takes the magazine articles at face value when the rags include advertisements from the companies in the reviews.

The internet made this worse. Instead of being able to read around the adverts in the magazines, now we must uncover the "useful" content from pop-over ads and distracting video and and sound.

about 2 years ago
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I most look forward to flying with ...

Gabrill Re:I most look forward to flying with ... (303 comments)

By your logic, there should only be an ID age check to own a nuclear bomb. Jetliners packed with civilians are dangerous tools, and the companies who own them have proven inadequate to defend them. I still think a better solution would be an armed plainclothes combat specialist on each flight though. Or even an open carry "marshall" who could double as a bus monitor.

about 2 years ago
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I most look forward to flying with ...

Gabrill Re:Liberty, of course (303 comments)

I use my keys about as much as my Victorinox knife. They are quite nice at opening boxes with delicate insides.

about 2 years ago
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In Wake of Poor Reviews, Amazon Yanks SimCity Download

Gabrill Re: Not sure... (511 comments)

Anonymous coward with poor quality control? Do you work for EA?

about 2 years ago
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There Is Plenty To Cut At the Pentagon

Gabrill Re:I say cut the F-35 (484 comments)

The government attempts to tightly control inflation, and availability of money in general. Tell me how a private company is going to beat that.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Cars Eventually Need a Do-Not-Track Option?

Gabrill Re:Bad analogy (170 comments)

Aside from the many cheap and goofy devices that obscure the license plate to electronic cameras, you just logically made all other forms of electronic tracking and gps based systems superfluous.

Oh wait, our government, in an rare fit of common sense, realizes that a ubiquitous network of cameras nationwide would be prohibitively expensive.

about 2 years ago
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Growing Public Unrest Leads China To Admit To 'Cancer Villages'

Gabrill Re:Low low Walmart prices (174 comments)

Oh, we could. And the world would pass us by, much like 1900's Japan.

about 2 years ago
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Growing Public Unrest Leads China To Admit To 'Cancer Villages'

Gabrill Re:Low low Walmart prices (174 comments)

That's moronic. There's no way short of bypassing another country's sovereignty to inspect and enforce our laws on foreign based businesses. It's impossible to inspect them from afar with any degree of assurance. WMD's in Iraq, for example.

about 2 years ago
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Growing Public Unrest Leads China To Admit To 'Cancer Villages'

Gabrill Re:Low low Walmart prices (174 comments)

Sure it's exploitation. Given that there is no way to practice inter-nation commerce with a nation that does NOT have identical environmental, wage, and human rights policies, the only alternative is to seal our borders and live without the benefits of global economies. You know, things like foreign oil, electronics, rare minerals, and imported EVERYTHING.

about 2 years ago
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Growing Public Unrest Leads China To Admit To 'Cancer Villages'

Gabrill Re:Seen from space = BS (174 comments)

True, but I usually take the "from space" figure of speech to be visible from low earth orbit with 20/20 unassisted human vision. Yes I am aware that low earth orbit is a grey area, and not 100% entirely "outer space".

about 2 years ago
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Growing Public Unrest Leads China To Admit To 'Cancer Villages'

Gabrill Re:Lest we become hypocrites... (174 comments)

The problem isn't mismanagement. It's lack of management. Industrial oversight is not intuitive to new industrial booms, because the short term profit will always outweigh the long term unseen consequences until they come to light.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Cars Eventually Need a Do-Not-Track Option?

Gabrill Re:You have a DO NOT TRACK option, called DO NOT B (170 comments)

The free market doesn't have two constitutional clauses to cover it's back. The postal and interstate commerce clauses both specifically assign this job to the federal government.

about 2 years ago
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Growing Public Unrest Leads China To Admit To 'Cancer Villages'

Gabrill Industrial revolution standard procedure (174 comments)

I've maintained for years that China, Mexico, and similar countries going though industrial booms are simply in early stages of industrial revolution. Next we shall see environmental, wage, and health reforms, as these countries realize the need for sustainable management of their labor base.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Cars Eventually Need a Do-Not-Track Option?

Gabrill Re:Bad analogy (170 comments)

You mistakenly believe that force of law is effective in privacy rights. http://www.dhs.gov/

If you want your car to be invisible to electronic monitoring, you must drive a car with no electronic capability. I suggest one of these http://www.legendaryfind.com/

about 2 years ago

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