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Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

Rudeboy777 Re:Well (306 comments)

There's no "I think" about it, you need to buy systems with OEM Windows to use your MS VLA.

about a month and a half ago

Hands-On With Intel's "Next Unit of Computing" Mini PC

Rudeboy777 Re:Price? (177 comments)

The problem of these devices is not the price, but the lack of basic audio output ports and ethernet.

Buy the one that comes with an ethernet port. Sound comes through the HDMI port.

about a year ago

Barack Obama Retains US Presidency

Rudeboy777 Re:Kill the Electoral College please... (1576 comments)

The historical background of the USA as a collection of sovereign states notwithstanding

History can't be dismissed with a single word! That smaller population states would get disproportianate electoral votes was a key factor in convincing many states to join the US. It can't just be taken away, even many decades later.

about a year and a half ago

Teen Suicide Tormentor Outed By Anonymous

Rudeboy777 Re:when's the cutoff point? (550 comments)

Speaking as a parent of a child bullied in first grade, the cutoff is not much older than your boys' ages right now. I hope you're punishing their behaviours appropriately. They're already old enough to know better.

about a year and a half ago

Thousands of Muslims Protest 'Age of Mockery' At Google's London Headquarters

Rudeboy777 Re:yes, but (515 comments)

Perhaps that's equally important -- those demonstrations are made by individuals using their own moral compasses and NOT being told what to do by their Islamic leaders.

Coming down on Malala's side isn't exactly brain surgery, but if this is any sign of a Pakistani surge in secularism and thinking for one's own self, I'll take it!!!

about a year and a half ago

For Obama, Jobs, and Zuckerberg, Boring Is Productive

Rudeboy777 Re:How to look routinely good without looking bori (398 comments)

Fantastic post, and very similar to my own system. I thought I'd share the mildly more complex angle I have which involves a second pair of shoes coloured brown and a set of white socks for wearing with said brown shoes. These are with either brown pants or jeans.

about a year and a half ago

Why Ultrabooks Are Falling Well Short of Intel's Targets

Rudeboy777 Re:Why would anybody buy an Ultrabook? (513 comments)

You're making the same mistake hardware geeks have been making for many years now. The specs on paper may be better but how is the unit's build quality and usability of the OS? The touchpad on the Zenbook is much worse.

It's harder to quantify those things, but this is where Apple got it right and everyone who would ever buy something from newegg.com has it wrong.

about a year and a half ago

Why Ultrabooks Are Falling Well Short of Intel's Targets

Rudeboy777 Re:Ultrabook's biggest problem: (513 comments)

They'll be vastly better, but they won't be vastly better-selling.

about a year and a half ago

Why Ultrabooks Are Falling Well Short of Intel's Targets

Rudeboy777 Re:iSuppli ignores recent history (513 comments)

why is the decline in their Mac lineup continuing when it peaked a few years back? I don't know the answer to that.

That's easy. Macs have useful lives longer than PCs do, and desktops/laptops are in decline while tablets and smartphones are on the rise (consumers buy new mobile devices much more frequently as well).

about a year and a half ago

Do We Need a Longer School Year?

Rudeboy777 Re:No (729 comments)

I'm not sure what your point is. I CAN, however, tell you what the difference between schools in Newark and Millburn Township is: Parents who give a shit.

If someone can come up with a way to coax parents from poor socioeconomic backgrounds to start caring about providing educational support to their kids, they can have all the rest of the Nobel Prizes for the rest of eternity AFAIC. It may be the biggest problem faced by society in the USA.

about a year and a half ago

Do We Need a Longer School Year?

Rudeboy777 Re:No (729 comments)

It rang true to me and almost every other Slashdotter who read those words I'd wager. Rebuttal required.

about a year and a half ago

Security Expert: Huawei Routers Riddled With Vulnerabilities

Rudeboy777 Re:This doesn't surprise me... (126 comments)

I'm Canadian and your post absolutely SCREAMS Wind Mobile (you don't have to answer if you don't want to).

I think Globalive uses Huawei gear in most or all of the other countries they have a presence in as well...

about a year and a half ago

Dell To Offer Ubuntu Laptops Again

Rudeboy777 Re:Two steps forward, one step back (218 comments)

Today you can order a XPS13 off dell.com which will come with Microsoft pre-loaded.

I hate Windows as much as the next guy, but if they're bundling a $250B company with each XPS laptop purchased, even *I* want to get in on this promotion!

about 2 years ago

NewEgg: Installing Linux Breaks Laptop

Rudeboy777 Re:NewEgg (518 comments)

My second choice is ncixus.com

about 2 years ago

Canadian IP Lobby Calls For ACTA, SOPA & Warrantless Search

Rudeboy777 Re:Probably unlikely (129 comments)

The next election is a long way off. This is the time for Harper to implement these unpopular measures. They'll be out-of-mind for voters 3 years from now.

about 2 years ago

The Poor Waste More Time On Digital Entertainment

Rudeboy777 Re:How DARE they! (515 comments)

Moderate or pragmatist? No party affiliation for these poor souls in the U.S. but no ALL Americans have gone off the deep end...

about 2 years ago

CPU Competition Heating Up In 2012?

Rudeboy777 Re:Evolutionary! (100 comments)

For single socket stuff that isn't too performance sensitive, AMD has the additional advantage that cheap consumer level boards support the otherwise expensive enterprisey features of ECC memory. If you care about that sort of thing, then getting a Phenom II is much cheaper than a 1 socket Xeon.

Phenom II is almost completely gone from the channel now, have you run the numbers or done any performance testing with the AMD FX- line?

Our JBoss/MySQL-based app server is one application where Phenom II indeed performed as well or better than i7. Testing on a new 8-core FX system we just got in made an improvement much higher than I expected over Phenom II.

about 2 years ago

Can Microsoft Afford To Lose With Windows 8?

Rudeboy777 Re:In windows 7 MS finally got it right (630 comments)

17" gaming laptop (bought on Canadian Boxing Day sale) vs. 13" ultraportable

Apples and oranges.

Who's up next with their contrived comparison?

more than 2 years ago



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