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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

I'm New Around Here Re:I thought this was satire (359 comments)

Oh great! My Slashdot has been invaded by little-endians. Surely no big-endian would have made such a post.

2 hours ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

I'm New Around Here Re:we are DOOOMED!!! (359 comments)

At the end of the day it doesn't matter. The product's ability to deliver what is was built for is what matters and their PC sales prove they appeals to 90% of the population.

Faulty logic. Your assumption would mean that chains and whips appealed to 90% of slaves.

3 hours ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

I'm New Around Here Re:Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (246 comments)

I've been using a desktop for more than 15 years.

So has my daughter. She's now a college freshman.

The rest of your post isn't worth commenting on.

6 hours ago
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My toy collection is ...

I'm New Around Here Re:Magic the Gathering (206 comments)

Actually, I think "the stack" is one of the worst concepts in Magic. I understand why it came to be, but it is a cludge that works well enough not to be replaced. I for one am glad that some things avoid it.

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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

I'm New Around Here Re:Americans are smart. (436 comments)

Many places will put the land up for sale, so someone can buy it by paying the back taxes. This is how you hear about grandmas loosing their house for $1.50 in taxes owed. It isn't an immediate thing, but it is used when they want their money.

By the way, I'm not commenting on what I think of this procedure, just that governments do stuff that landlords could only dream of.

yesterday
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

I'm New Around Here Re:Americans are smart. (436 comments)

This has nothing to do with your statement of untrusted landlords who expect you to pay rent.

yesterday
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Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

I'm New Around Here Re:Americans are smart. (436 comments)

If you stop paying your landlord, you no longer get to use someone else's land and buildings. This comes as a shock to you?

If you own the land instead, and stop paying your property taxes, the government will take your property away.

Your argument for trusting politicians over landlords seems silly.

yesterday
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My toy collection is ...

I'm New Around Here Re:Magic the Gathering (206 comments)

If my old cards are still in storage, they include full set of Revised, including 4 of each Dual Land, a Candelabra of Tawnos, Maze of Ith, and a few other nice ones. No Power 9, or really any Unlimitied. And, back then there weren't sleeves, so some are quite heavily played.

Fun times with those cards.

3 days ago
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My toy collection is ...

I'm New Around Here Magic the Gathering (206 comments)

Wish I had my Revised cards with me, but I've been back in playing for a few years now.

Latest set seems very nice. So was last year's.

3 days ago
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Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center

I'm New Around Here Re:Striking air traffic controllers fired (221 comments)

I've mentioned a few times here on /. that people blame the poor quality of air travel on Reagan firing the ATCs 30 years ago. Some don't believe me. Some think it's only the Deregulation that people blame.

Thank you for showing us that there are people who, after three decades, still blame him for firing people who refused to work.

And with that low enough of a UID, it isn't like you're a newbie here.

3 days ago
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Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center

I'm New Around Here Re:Really, a single oint of failure? (221 comments)

. It takes about six hours to drive from the Aurora center to the Farmington center near Minneapolis, and that's not counting going home and packing for an extended stay.

Drive? Why would they drive that far? It's much quicker to fly.

3 days ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

I'm New Around Here Re:WTF? (299 comments)

If the logging and paper companies owned the Forestry Service, there wouldn't be a forest left to serve.

4 days ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

I'm New Around Here Re:Its not the CFL/LED (594 comments)

I don't care which part of "the light bulb" fails. When it doesn't light up, the entire thing needs to be replaced.

4 days ago
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

I'm New Around Here Re:Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (84 comments)

Monkey see, monkey do. China and India are definitely the JV of space.

Great! Are they going to start beheading Martians now?

4 days ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

I'm New Around Here Re:WTF? (299 comments)

Oh yes, the only explanation must involve those evil corporations, not some over-reaching government entity full of do-gooders and tree-huggers. Those people never make stupid policies or punish the common citizens.

4 days ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

I'm New Around Here Re: Petitions.org... (299 comments)

But private citizens can be journalists too. That's what the bloggers keep saying. So this rule could apply to anyone who posts an illicit video on their facebook page. Especially if that person is criticizing the government, or the Forest Service in particular.

4 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

I'm New Around Here Re:Oh good (903 comments)

Did TWX claim it should be the buyer's responsibility to do that work? I read it as his friend could have avoided the fiasco with a little planning.

5 days ago

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