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In France, Fired For Writing To MP Against 3 Strikes

Glytch Re:Probably gets a *lot* of severance pay (379 comments)

The reality is that most people who do union work don't like the slackers but, thankfully, most of the leechers don't actually bother to join unions.

Except for workplaces in which everyone hired is automatically made a member of the union.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Snags Former Xbox Exec

Glytch Re:Interesting possibilities... (190 comments)

Yes. It takes a small phillips screwdriver and 20 seconds of your time. What's your point?

more than 5 years ago
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Could Fuller Take Trek Back To TV?

Glytch Re:What about a show about Starfleet Academy? (444 comments)

Are we talking about "gee whiz, golly gee, captain!" rainbow-uniform Wesley, or "to hell with regulations, to hell with the prime directive and to hell with starfleet!" badass cosmic starwalker Wesley?

If the latter, then yes. Yes we do.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Touch-Screen Netbook?

Glytch SSD and mobile gadgets are a perfect match. (291 comments)

The sooner the world abandons spinning platters in things designed to move around, the better. I'll take the capacity and cost tradeoffs in exchange for ruggedness anyday.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Touch-Screen Netbook?

Glytch Re:Who wants this? (291 comments)

If Apple comes out with either a tablet or a netbook, I would be extremely surprised if it cost less than $1000.

more than 5 years ago
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The Last Will and Testament of Circuit City

Glytch Re:Really? (600 comments)

Of course he's paranoid. Everyone's trying to spy on him.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft To Open Retail Stores

Glytch Re:Wow. (535 comments)

No, there will be several Nerd Bars. First, you'll have the Home Basic Nerd Bar, for people who need help plugging in USB cables. For help installing software, you'll have to go to the Home Premium Nerd Bar, unless the software involves Office in which case you'll need the services of the Enterprise Nerd Bar, unless you want to install software _and_ USB cables, in which case you'll need the people at the Ultimate Nerd Bar.

more than 5 years ago
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Obama's "ZuneGate"

Glytch Re:so? (608 comments)

I don't know if Sandisk sells products widely in Italy, but the Sansa Fuze with 1.01.15A firmware or later supports ogg and flac just fine. Most players shipped now do it out of the box, but some old hardware need a firmware update which is easy to do. Also, music transfer is done by plain old USB mass storage. If you're just using it for audio, it's extremely open-source-OS friendly.

Video on the other hand is a nightmare. It uses some absurdly specific and proprietary format that only their own Windows-only converter can create. If you like headache-free portable video, avoid the Fuze at all costs.

about 6 years ago
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Email-only Providers?

Glytch Re:Fastmail (601 comments)

I'm currently doing the virtual private server thing for my mail, but one look at Fastmail's page has impressed me greatly. Clean and professional design, very detailed table of services, reasonable prices. The testimonials from other slashdot users farther down is reassuring as well. I'll seriously consider these folks in the future.

I used to use google apps for domains, but their broken IMAP support, worrying TOS, Chrome EULA stunts and lack of useful aliases (I don't want the real address in the headers) have soured me on google apps.

more than 6 years ago

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Slackware 12.0 is released

Glytch Glytch writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Matt writes "Straight from our good friend and colleague in the fight for quality distributions, Mr. Patrick Volkerding, comes a brand-new and eagerly-awaited release of Slackware, version 12. HAL automount, KDE 3.5.7 and XFCE 4.4.1, Xorg 7.2, 2.6 kernels as far as the eye can see, oodles of updated applications and utilities, and hardware support for just about anything under the sun. Enjoy! I know I will."
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