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Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

HalAtWork So why Yahoo? (161 comments)

So why are they moving to Yahoo again?

4 days ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

HalAtWork Works on non-sony devices (130 comments)

No, Sony's service works on iOS devices and they plan on rolling it out across other non-Sony devices.

about two weeks ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

HalAtWork What the law should then require: (353 comments)

Just don't have software loaded on the PC at all, and include a disc that images your computer if you do agree that you want it at retail/on order.

about a month ago
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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

HalAtWork Re:Terrible Summery (308 comments)

So saying "A government MP offers the scant assurance that this legislation is not "trauma tainted," as it was drafted well prior to this week's instigating incidents" is definitely no consolation. Canadians should be happy that they decided to go nuts prior to this event rather than after? Do they want a cookie for that?

about a month ago
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Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes

HalAtWork I finally switched to Mint (110 comments)

I finally switched to Mint with Cinnamon and love it. I appreciate what Ubuntu has done to make Linux usable on the desktop, but in that spirit I am now supporting Mint, which seems to have taken over that position with a great interface that promises consistency.

about a month ago
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Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life

HalAtWork Why limit this? (165 comments)

Why is this only being limited to acts "on a computer"? If they feel so strongly about it, why doesn't it apply to any such act regardless of a computer being involved?

about a month ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

HalAtWork Re:Recognition (150 comments)

Part of their deal when they bought out a subsection of Nokia was that they couldn't use the Nokia name on such products.

about a month ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

HalAtWork That would explain frame rate (338 comments)

That would explain frame rate, if they couldn't get their physics/AI routines to work fast enough (although they could use interpolation routines to alleviate that), but does not explain the rendering resolution. Do they expect us to believe they had the CPU working on shaders or rasterization? Even post-processing effects would be handled by the GPU.

about a month and a half ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

HalAtWork The worst part... (774 comments)

The worst part is when shortcut keys and mnemonics are changed because of a different language, I navigate by keyboard and have to re-learn everything on other systems and guess what the right command is if I don't know the language.

about a month and a half ago
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Linux 3.17 Kernel Released With Xbox One Controller Support

HalAtWork Re:Please explain (114 comments)

Couldn't they just have a USB ID/Bluetooth ID whitelist?

about 1 month ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

HalAtWork Re:Speaking for myself (320 comments)

That and Nickelodeon is where kids rule.

about 2 months ago
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Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

HalAtWork Not that it matters... (283 comments)

They're all being disregarded anyway, what are they complaining for?

about 2 months ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

HalAtWork Re:I don't think we are giving anything up. (554 comments)

Exactly, I don't want an OS that's a resource hog. As for smartphones? They can't keep running at top speed for long before getting heat throttled, or the battery dying. It's apples and oranges. And they still have moments of slowdown and stuttering with all that power. I'd rather have a smooth experience where the OS stays out of the way.

about 2 months ago
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Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

HalAtWork Start a web site? (224 comments)

Start a web site that can serve as a talent pool for people like this. Many people would consider them american heroes, and if they had more visibility, maybe they would get hired faster. If they show up on a background check, the employers would be more likely to know why and give them a pass.

about 2 months ago
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Google Quietly Nixes Mandatory G+ Integration With Gmail

HalAtWork I don't even have a phone (139 comments)

What do they expect me to do? I don't even have a phone! I'm glad I created my account before this crap.

about 2 months ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

HalAtWork Re:How many of you are still using Gnome? (403 comments)

Yeah, still using it. Gnome 3 with the applications menu and window list turned on, Thunar as the file manager because they are removing title bars on windows for some reason. I'm getting fed up with it, probably going to move to Mate or Cinnamon. I used KDE3 on Fedora before, but something was always flaky with it, and they didn't have good GUI tools for things like setting up WiFi at the time. It was back when Ubuntu was paving the way for the desktop that I switched to Gnome (love having access to Debian repos and apt is awesome), they had a lot of good GUIs that integrated well with Gnome but weren't on the KDE side of things yet. I might give KDE a spin and kick the tires now that I think about it...

about 2 months ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

HalAtWork lol@WMD (221 comments)

It's one of them fancy sentence spicer-uppers!

about 2 months ago
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Logitech Aims To Control the Smart Home

HalAtWork Too late (115 comments)

Raspberry Pi and Arduino already exist and do the job handily. My home's already covered from CCTV to lighting & temperature to intercoms and it all integrates with XBMC scripts that both control and notify on every TV in the house, powered by (you guessed it) more/Raspberry Pis. Controllable through tablets and smart phones as well as my TV remote. All hard-wired aside from the wireless endpoint, and no lousy third party servers that everything gets uploaded to.

about 2 months ago
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iOS 8 Review

HalAtWork No new iPod Touch, no update (216 comments)

I don't want an expensive phone that I don't even need because I don't want a cellphone.

about 2 months ago

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