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HP Brings Back Windows 7 'By Popular Demand' As Buyers Shun Windows 8

Methuseus Re:New MS business plan (513 comments)

Why don't you want to use Hyper-V? In my experience it's faster than Virtual PC 2007, and has more bells and whistles. Yes, it's a little more complicated, but that's ok.

about a year ago
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Farm Workers Carry Drug-Resistant Staph Despite Partial FDA Antibiotics Ban

Methuseus Re:"behind the curve" (120 comments)

The problem with this is that it will cut into profits. Even though it's better for all, humans and food animals alike, it will take a lot to make it happen.

about a year and a half ago
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Are Booth Babes Going Away? (Video)

Methuseus Re:Probably even more reasonable. (334 comments)

You must be a republican then? I'd say those are all good things... But they won't give the state any extra money

about a year and a half ago
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Are Booth Babes Going Away? (Video)

Methuseus Re:Who wants booth babes, I want Booth studs :3 (334 comments)

The first commenter was specifically mentioning booth babes and booth studs. So both is proper. Any would be better, yes, but that's not what he said.

about a year and a half ago
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GMO Wheat Found Growing Wild In Oregon, Japan Suspends Import From U.S.

Methuseus Re:Market forces at work... (679 comments)

Get your facts straight. GMO crops are more productive in rural India mainly. In tests in the USA and other developed nations, GMO crops will have either higher yield, the same, or lower yield than traditional and hybrid crops. It's really a crapshoot depending on the exact strain used.

about a year and a half ago
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GMO Wheat Found Growing Wild In Oregon, Japan Suspends Import From U.S.

Methuseus Re: Market forces at work... (679 comments)

Do you work in health care IT? There is extensive testing done by nurses and doctors at all levels. I don't know where you get the idea that they can't test. The whole inviting doctors to a meal and test? Not sure why that's illegal, but most companies have doctors and nurses on staff that do the testing. As far as the new codes, there will be incentives to code things properly. I don't even need to pay that much attention to know that. Once they get used to using the new codes, it will become second nature and not take much thought. Or was the explosion of different area codes too much for society to handle to the point that we all gave up on using phones for any communication?

about a year and a half ago
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Why Everyone Gets It Wrong About BYOD

Methuseus Re:BYOD means I/T loses some control over it (377 comments)

And this is why BYOD isn't accepted many places. I deal with HIPAA. BYOD is a big no-no with that in most cases.

about a year and a half ago
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FAA On Travel Delays: Get Used To It

Methuseus Re:Sequestration is a gimmick (720 comments)

Are you thinking that number is too low? Or too high? If you think it's too low, you should look at average incomes across most developed nations. You'll find that $200k a year is pretty rich for most of the (non-third) world.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Earth Hour Is a Waste of Time and Energy

Methuseus Re:The problem with most environmentalist ideas (466 comments)

They are also the people who are given stipends every month when it's cold so they can afford to heat their home. Or at least that's how it works in Chicago. Unless I'm remembering wrong, those poor enough that they can't afford the gas to heat have to be given a certain amount every month so they don't freeze to death. Same with A/C in the hot months.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Earth Hour Is a Waste of Time and Energy

Methuseus Re:The problem with most environmentalist ideas (466 comments)

Gas was about $1.50 for regular ten years ago. See page 176: http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/archive/038403.pdf. Last time it was 98 cents or thereabouts as a national average was in the 80's. I know in suburban Illinois where I lived at the time, the last time it was under $1 was in the late 90's, I believe 1998. You may be right about one specific locality, that it was 98 cents in 2003, but I don't know that I really believe it.

about a year and a half ago
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Is Code.org Too Soulless To Make an Impact?

Methuseus Re:Can't agree (384 comments)

And living in this world of Word and everything, I have never heard of these markup types...

Thank you for educating me :)

about 2 years ago
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Is Code.org Too Soulless To Make an Impact?

Methuseus Re:Lol (384 comments)

I learned all about tab stops in fourth grade. I haven't had to change tab stops since fourth grade.

In my experience, format painter is a piece of crap and only works half the time. It worked best back in Office 97 of all things.

Throughout my career, I have used lots of Office suites. Lotus Notes (or whatever their office product is called now), MS Office in all its forms, Wordperfect suite, at least four others. Some of them use the same layout so you can find things. Others don't. Learning a basic office suite is the best option.

about 2 years ago
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Is Code.org Too Soulless To Make an Impact?

Methuseus Re:Can't agree (384 comments)

There are times that bold and italic are pretty much necessary. So basically something between Notepad and Wordpad would be sorta perfect for most writing. Kate, gedit, and the like on Linux would be good to me.

about 2 years ago
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Is Code.org Too Soulless To Make an Impact?

Methuseus Re:Whats the URL (384 comments)

First time I laughed out loud at a comment in a long time...

about 2 years ago
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US Educational Scores Not So Abysmal

Methuseus Re:Can we speak in clear terms? (412 comments)

Well, our underclass is a larger portion of our country as a whole. That's basically what this study is saying.

Do you think we should just let them stay the underclasses?

about 2 years ago
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US Educational Scores Not So Abysmal

Methuseus Re:Can we speak in clear terms? (412 comments)

Some of the problem is the stress of being poorer can make it harder to be emotionally unavailable. I would agree, however, that love and parent involvement do a lot to equal out those issues. However, a low-income student has to work a thousand times harder (an estimate, possibly off) than a high-income student to be able to afford college at a prestigious university like Harvard.

Going one way, love and caring can ease issues, but going the other way, economic issues cause problems, too.

about 2 years ago
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US Educational Scores Not So Abysmal

Methuseus Re:Can we speak in clear terms? (412 comments)

Respondents who indicated that their wealth was from both an "earned
  wealth" and an "inherited/other wealth" source are not included when making
  comparisons between the Earned Wealth-Only and Inherited/Other Wealth-Only
  groups

By this standard, any upper-class person who both inherited and made money are excluded from all the percentages mentioned in your post. I also cannot find any copy of the study online to see how many were in this group. If one-third were in this group, then your 69% for rags-to-riches falls to around 44%. If two-thirds were in this group, the percentage falls even further to 22%. Without more details of the study, you cannot make those sorts of generalizations.

Then there's the fact that if your parents make $500,000 a year, you may not get an inheritance til after you would have participated in the study. Your parents may still have bought you a car, or paid for your schooling at Harvard. This is another flaw of the study. It looked at specifically where the wealth came from, not what kind of wealth the parents had.

about 2 years ago
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US Educational Scores Not So Abysmal

Methuseus Re:Wait, so then what? (412 comments)

The sad part of your comment is that , until I got to the last two sentences, I wasn't sure if you were being serious. I have heard people say almost exactly what you said, seriously.

It is similar to North Korea, yet here it's not the government that is saying it. It's "private" media outlets like Fox news, HLN, or MSNBC. No, I don't think Fox is the only one who says stuff like this.

about 2 years ago

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