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Duke Nukem Forever Not Dead? (Yes, This Again)

Paaskonijn Re:Meh (195 comments)

Haha, too true! Not even a Christmas card this year. :(

about 5 years ago

Blizzard Game You're Most Looking Forward To?

Paaskonijn The Lost Vikings III (452 comments)

I'm still hoping for The Lost Vikings III. :)

more than 5 years ago

Pidgin Adds Google Talk Voice and Video Support (and a Vulnerability)

Paaskonijn Re:Not Entirely XMPP Friendly (127 comments)

I guess us snobby iChat users will just continue to talk to each other.

As if you'd have it any other way. ;)

more than 5 years ago

Mac, Linux Support For Quake Live, Preview of Rage

Paaskonijn Re:Copyright morons (79 comments)

I can see it too and I'm in Belgium.

more than 5 years ago

Google Previews New Search Infrastructure

Paaskonijn Social networking sites ranked lower (129 comments)

I see that name searches for unimportant people (like myself) don't put the Facebook, Netlog, Myspace, ... results on top anymore.

more than 5 years ago

Google Previews New Search Infrastructure

Paaskonijn Re:New algorithm = more relevant results (129 comments)

Secondly though, if you search for X, you're asked if you meant Y, and your search results already seem to be for the popular Y result they think you meant.

Try searching for +X.

more than 5 years ago

Encyclopedia Britannica Loses Information-Retrieval Patent Ruling

Paaskonijn Re:aelig (95 comments)

While I full-heartedly agree that British spelling is the preferred spelling (you'll want to go for 'misspelt' next time btw ;) ), I can't follow your argument that there's any relation whatsoever between the spelling and the pronunciation of a word.

For an obvious example, look at 'to read' and 'I have read'. Or explain the difference in writing between 'to keep, kept' and 'to leap, leapt'.

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu's New Firefox Is Watching You

Paaskonijn Re:Not new (330 comments)

Here's what the Linux Mint's lead developer had to say when they did the same thing:

The highest single source of revenue for Linux Mint isn't the donations, it isn't ads on the website, it is the default start page in Firefox. This simple search plugin is estimated to generated from 2 to 40 times more money than the start page itself.


I know I won't be disabling this extension. It's a no-effort, free-as-in-beer way of supporting my favourite OS.

more than 5 years ago

Sony Takes Aim At Amazon's Kindle

Paaskonijn Re:Beating Kindle is easy. (273 comments)

Why is this rated off topic? It's actually very interesting and exactly what the GP asked for.

more than 5 years ago

Windows Drains MacBook's Battery; Who's To Blame?

Paaskonijn Re:Nice title. (396 comments)

That doesn't answer the question though. Try this instead.

more than 5 years ago

Google Chrome Developers On Browser Security

Paaskonijn Re:Russian Roulette Anyone? (61 comments)

*Sigh* Here we go again...

No it's not. It's "Don't be evil."

Is it really that hard to remember? Especially taking into account this gets brought up every single time Google gets a mention in an article's summary.

more than 5 years ago

What Open Source Shares With Science

Paaskonijn So that would make (115 comments)

proprietary software the equivalent of intelligent design?

That doesn't quite sound right to me...

more than 5 years ago

Software Bug Adds 5K Votes To Election

Paaskonijn Re:How hard is it for a computer to do addition? (239 comments)

How do you know this system is fraud free?

Because the biggest proponents of electronic voting (OpenVLD) have lost the elections. :p

more than 5 years ago

Mozilla and Google's "Don't-Be-Evil" Bulldozer

Paaskonijn Re:Fear of the computer (95 comments)

All too true.

I just sent a myspace link to a friend, because I wanted her to check out this band's music. The page told her to update her flash player. So I asked her: "Why don't you?". Her reply? "I don't want to install anything new anymore."

Before you chime in and claim she'd be helped by something like Ubuntu's update-manager, here's a story about another friend.
She had received an old computer from an uncle and wanted to use it to use it for e-mail, surfing the net and watching tv via DVB. I set her up with an Ubuntu system and she couldn't be happier. (Yes, an actual success story, imagine that. :p)
However, during the first two months she's asked five times whether she *really* should install the updates she keeps getting notified about. Despite me explaining to her they're security updates and that she's safer if she does, something about the updates really scared her.

And then there's this other friend who keeps delaying software installs of software she actually needs and trusts, because she finds the installation process terrifying.

These are all young people (between 19 and 26) who use computers on a daily basis.

Yes, most people are afraid of computers. They go by the "if ain't broken, for the love of God don't touch it" adage. And when it does break (most likely due to this behaviour), they'll find a nerdy friend to fix it for them. And install new versions of all their software of course. :p

more than 5 years ago

Malware Found On Brand-New Windows Netbook

Paaskonijn Re:Heh. (250 comments)

And what exactly would Kaspersky do with Linux...?
Next time, at least try to RTFS please.

more than 5 years ago


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