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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

Gavagai80 Re:at least (183 comments)

Chromebooks are not primary computers, they're supplemental computers. Having full Windows is a disadvantage, the purpose is to be as dead simple and unbreakable as possible.

4 days ago
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Gavagai80 Re:Designed in US, Built in EU, Filled in Iraq (376 comments)

united the Sunni's, Shiites, and Kurds in a fight against a common enemy

That's a nice universe you're living in. Back in this one, there's increasingly brutal revenge ethnic cleansing by Shiites and Kurds and a continual fracturing into disparate militias.

5 days ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

Gavagai80 Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

Sneaking across the USA-Africa border requires a very strong swimmer.

5 days ago
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VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

Gavagai80 Re:Oblig xkcd (220 comments)

The money would likely not be held in evidence in the correct order.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Gavagai80 Re:Hoax (973 comments)

If he genuinely has a working model, he'd certainly have no trouble getting a patent or defending it.

about a week ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Gavagai80 Re:Awesome (283 comments)

If you make more than $34K a year, you're in the top 1% of world income.

about two weeks ago
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Chrome 38 Released: New APIs and 159 Security Fixes

Gavagai80 Re:Chrome is crap now. Switched to opera. (55 comments)

How is opera based on chrome? I know it uses webkit, but webkit is apple's safari modifications to konqueror's khtml... certainly not a chrome-specific rendering engine. (Technically blink is, but it doesn't differ much from webkit yet.)

about two weeks ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

Gavagai80 Re:Still a fail (203 comments)

It's hard to imagine someone who can afford to buy a small aircraft but can't afford to rent a car at the airport.

about two weeks ago
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Dubai Police To Use Google Glass For Facial Recognition

Gavagai80 Re:Ads On Facebook (122 comments)

Take off the tinfoil hat. Facebook knows you like cameras and printers from your techy profile, and you happened to look at popular ones.

about two weeks ago
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Diners Tend To Eat More If Their Companions Are Overweight

Gavagai80 Re:Not science (126 comments)

Why shouldn't people's diets be controlled by the government? Because everyone has different needs, and treating everyone as the statistical mean person is bad for almost everyone. For a simplistic example, controlling food to make it very hard for people to gain weight is bad for underweight people.

about two weeks ago
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The Single Vigilante Behind Facebook's 'Real Name' Crackdown

Gavagai80 Re:FB could solve 80% of the problem (305 comments)

Or just set the game's posts to show only to you. It's not hard. It's a lot easier than making a fake account.

about two weeks ago
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End of an Era: After a 30 Year Run, IBM Drops Support For Lotus 1-2-3

Gavagai80 Re:IBM should open source it then (156 comments)

IBM has long been a contributor to openoffice and released Lotus Symphony based on it, so it's safe to assume they've brought the relevant parts over.

about three weeks ago
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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

Gavagai80 Re:Chicken Little Global Warming nuts (232 comments)

Most likely, people are confused by the fact that arctic sea ice extent is considered a measure of global warming. They expect to use the same metric in the antarctic, not understanding that it's the melting of land ice (and thus reduction of salinity) which causes the larger extent of sea ice in the antarctic.

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Gavagai80 Re:Simple answer (942 comments)

Las Vegas and Phoenix are lived in, believe it or not, and rarely see a day below 100 in the summer.

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Gavagai80 Re:'Muricans (942 comments)

The USA is already mixed. We use liters for cola, grams for drugs and some cooking, kilometers for 5K races, millimeters for anything really small, etc.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Gavagai80 Re:But is Linux any better? (577 comments)

Might be a Fedora issue or more likely something specific to your PC. Haven't seen any slowdown with Kubuntu.

about three weeks ago
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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

Gavagai80 Re: Yeah ... but ... it's true. (267 comments)

First, California has already legislated better electric generation. Secondly, carbon emissions have nothing to do with breathable air. When you're walking down the street, it's the vehicle exhaust that makes you choke and gasp for breath.

about three weeks ago
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OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 Released

Gavagai80 Re:Open? (30 comments)

"Open" is prepended to community versions of distros, as opposed to the corporate versions... so yes the goal is to keep it to nerds since there's no official support.

about three weeks ago

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