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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

SiChemist Re:u wot m8 (575 comments)

Or, you just clicky clicky an update button when the alert appears in your system tray.

about 4 months ago

How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

SiChemist Re:unfiltered information will make people THINK! (1037 comments)

TVTropes is a harsh and unforgiving god. It will steal your life in 2hr increments as it sends you willy-nilly through the bends and turns of culture (both pop and high).

about 4 months ago

Intel Upgrades MinnowBoard: Baytrail CPU, Nearly Halves Price To $99

SiChemist Re:New expansion slot. (92 comments)

That made me chuckle.

about 5 months ago

WSJ: Americans' Phone Bills Are Going Up

SiChemist AIO wireless (273 comments)

I switched from Verizon (~$80/month including a company discount) to AIO wireless at $45/month. That $45 gets me unlimited minutes and texts and 2.5GB of "high speed" data (4Mb/s on HSPA, 8Mb/s on LTE) and unlimited data at 256Kb/s after the 2.5GB limit has been exceeded. No contract. It uses AT&T towers, so I have great coverage. I am very happy with the service.

about 5 months ago

Utah Bill Would Prevent Regional Fiber Networks From Growing

SiChemist Re:Slashdot Beta Kills Slashdot (111 comments)

Maybe someone can create a subreddit for slashdot refugees.

about 6 months ago

North Korea's Home-Grown Operating System Mimics OS X

SiChemist Re:Fuck BEta (252 comments)

That gave me a grin. Oh, and Fuck Beta!

about 6 months ago

Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

SiChemist Re:Pffft (723 comments)

And yet you posted a reply to the article correcting another poster. Sounds like you GAF to me.

about 7 months ago

Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

SiChemist Re:Wacky thinking (430 comments)

You aren't using the correct definitions. Most atheists are agnostic atheists.

about 7 months ago

Helicopter Rescue For All Passengers Aboard Antarctic Research Ship

SiChemist Re:Global warming. (168 comments)

He meant Anthropological.

about 8 months ago

The Fascinating Science Behind Beer Foam

SiChemist Re:I make beer... (73 comments)

If you follow the link, you can see how tapping the sides works. It's not waiting that prevents the overflow, it's releasing the bubbles that form on the inside surfaces of the can so they don't carry liquid up when the container is opened.

about 10 months ago

The Fascinating Science Behind Beer Foam

SiChemist Re:I make beer... (73 comments)

You have to tap the sides. Tapping the top doesn't help much.


about 10 months ago

Members of Parliament Demand Explanation For Detention of David Miranda

SiChemist Re:Would not have expected? (321 comments)

The USAPATRIOT act is a perfect example of this concept.

1 year,21 hours

China Has a Massive Windows XP Problem

SiChemist Re:xp still works (520 comments)

My switch to Linux was decided when I accidentally mistyped a url into my web browser while running Win2K and was instantly pwnd. I was dual booting at the time and I decided that Linux needed to be my daily driver to avoid being so easily attacked.

1 year,11 days

Disney's Titling Problem With Its Star Wars Movies

SiChemist Re:How about this (279 comments)

I will buy instantly a blu-ray version of the ORIGINAL Star Wars trilogy that doesn't have any of Lucas's ham fisted changes.

about a year ago

NSA Recruitment Drive Goes Horribly Wrong

SiChemist Re:look at the Guardian photo (530 comments)

To be fair, every time he tries to close Guantanamo (or even transfer prisoners out), congress prevents it. I am disappointed in his follow-through, but I don't think you can blame the last one on him.

about a year ago

Motorola Is Listening

SiChemist Re:RTFA. (287 comments)

There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors.

about a year ago

Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

SiChemist Re:Not for hourly workers they don't. (1103 comments)

I'm saddened by this story, but not shocked. The fact that I'm not shocked makes me even more sad.

about a year ago


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