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Windows 8 Killing PC Sales

Robert Zenz Re:Microsoft removed the biggest anti-Linux argume (1010 comments)

The biggest trouble I find with it is the installing applications can become hacky and doesn't always work out.

That only should happen if you move outside of the package management of the distribution. If you always want the newest and shiniest versions, consider a rolling release distribution like Arch instead of something with fixed releases like Debian and Ubuntu.

about a year and a half ago
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GNOME 3.8 Released Featuring New "Classic" Mode

Robert Zenz Re:Keyboard layout switching still broken (267 comments)

You know what just sprang to my mind? That ending scene of Merlin, were everyone is turning their backs towards Mab and just forgetting her. Maybe we should do the same with Gnome...it was fun while it lasted, but maybe we (everyone who does not wish to use it or is alienated either by the design, ideas or the developers) should just turn around and walk away, just forget it.

about a year and a half ago
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GNOME 3.8 Released Featuring New "Classic" Mode

Robert Zenz Re:Two Reviews Worth Reading (267 comments)

Once the api stablizes, I can see some interesting stuff coming out of it.

So, we're three (or was it two?) years in, after four major releases, at version 3.8 and the Gnome devs said that they pretty much do not care about the API (I think the quote was something like this: "The API is not stable, it keeps changing with every release!" - "We never said it would be stable...") ... so, when do you expect that stability of the API?

about a year and a half ago
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Windows Blue 9364 Screenshots Show Feature Enhancements

Robert Zenz Re:Microsoft Rip Off (502 comments)

Oh my dear how dare you! The window manager of Windows might actually become useful!

about a year and a half ago
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Windows Blue 9364 Screenshots Show Feature Enhancements

Robert Zenz Re:Getting a more pointless blue screen would be h (502 comments)

If I remember the bluescreen of Windows 8 right, it is "Your PC (not us) did something wrong and we can't explain what happened so we're just giving up".

about a year and a half ago
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Dad Hacks "Donkey Kong" - Now Pauline Rescues Mario

Robert Zenz Re:Why is this necessary? (262 comments)

You don't see Chell in the ending of Portal 2 (neither in Portal 1). If you want to see her in game, you have to look through portals, like in Half-Life, no cutscene and no cinematic leaves the ego-perspective.

about a year and a half ago
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Dad Hacks "Donkey Kong" - Now Pauline Rescues Mario

Robert Zenz Re:Why is this necessary? (262 comments)

Or Jade Empire, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Trek: Elite Force (unfortunately only the first part).

about a year and a half ago
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Dad Hacks "Donkey Kong" - Now Pauline Rescues Mario

Robert Zenz Re:Why is this necessary? (262 comments)

Do RPGs and similar which come with a character creator count? Like Neverwinter Nights, Drakensang and so on?

about a year and a half ago
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Dad Hacks "Donkey Kong" - Now Pauline Rescues Mario

Robert Zenz Re:Why is this necessary? (262 comments)

And since women play games maybe 10% as much as men, they are probably overrepresented.

citation needed.

about a year and a half ago
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Drone Comes Within 200 Feet of Airliner Over New York

Robert Zenz Re:Obviously the military never comments (339 comments)

So you have source which explicitly states that it was a drone from the U.S. Airforce/Navy/Army?

about a year and a half ago
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For ESA's Herschel Mission, the End Is Near

Robert Zenz Re:Why is it so difficult to cool (40 comments)

As far as I know, Space is not directly cold, it's a vacuum. So there is nothing that pipe could give the heat off to except via heat radiation...you might don't want to wait that long. To be perfectly honest, I'm very sure that was considered and was abandoned because of problems we (mortals) don't know about (and I'm to lazy to search for).

about a year and a half ago
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Researchers Mine Old News To Predict Future Events

Robert Zenz Re:Here, Let Me Save Them Some Time (99 comments)

You forgot: "It will snow in winter." At least here in Europe it is a serious, unpredictable problem which surprises the people every year.

about a year and a half ago
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Researchers Mine Old News To Predict Future Events

Robert Zenz Re:Consider.. (99 comments)

That's like predicting that a waiter will bring the food you ordered.

about a year and a half ago
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North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket

Robert Zenz Re:Rocket == Weapon? (384 comments)

I dug through Wikipedia and found that Sputnik weight a whooping 87kg...all Nuclear Bombs of that time (could not find a reference to a real warhead for mounting on a missile) were a little bit...uuuhhh...bigger, with more than 1ton each (a bomb from 1961 weight in at 27tons)...so, you got some reference to back that claim up?

about 2 years ago

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Geeknet sells Slashdot, Sourceforge and Freecode to Dice Holdings

Robert Zenz Robert Zenz writes  |  about 2 years ago

Robert Zenz (1680268) writes "

New York, NY and Fairfax, VA — September 18, 2012 — Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of specialized career websites, and Geeknet, Inc. (Nasdaq: GKNT) today announced that Dice Holdings has acquired Geeknet's online media business, including Slashdot and SourceForge. "The acquisition of these premier technology sites fits squarely into our strategy of providing content and services that are important to tech professionals in their everyday work lives," said Scot Melland, Chairman, President & CEO of Dice Holdings, Inc. "The SourceForge and Slashdot communities will enable our customers to reach millions of engaged tech professionals on a regular basis and significantly extends our company's reach into the global tech community."

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