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OpenSUSE 11.4 Released

SimonTS Why OpenSuse? (87 comments)

Why report this particular distro as opposed to any others? Fusion Linux 14 also came out today, as did Vinux 3.0.1 - which is possibly more newsworthy given that it is targeted specifically at blind and visually-impaired users. Now that is newsworthy I feel - the attempt to make they technology we have available to as many people as possible, people who you wouldn't have thought would be able to use a computer.

more than 3 years ago
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Unmasking Anonymous Email Senders

SimonTS Re: 80% (204 comments)

In the UK 80% of the jury is enough to convict you of a crime, so I suspect that over here the courts would probably jump at an 80% success rate.

Personally I don't see how this can be anything other than subjective as there are far too many ways to get round it.

more than 3 years ago
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Dragon Age II Released

SimonTS Oh Yippee!! (168 comments)

I guess this means I'd better try to catch up and maybe play the first Dragon Age? I didn't even know there was one - is it any good?

more than 3 years ago
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Intel's New Core I7-990X Extreme Edition Tested

SimonTS Damn, it's the dog's bollox (149 comments)

That processor looks fantastic. Al I need to do now is work out how many of my kids I have to sell to buy a machine worthy of it.

I'm not a total bastard. I had considered selling a kidney instead, but I'm more attached to them than to my offspring.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Apple Turning Into the Next "Evil Empire"?

SimonTS Re:What's happened to /. (722 comments)

I didn't leave /. through choice. I've been 'away' for those years and have now returned. I don't think I got old, although I may well have changed I guess.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Apple Turning Into the Next "Evil Empire"?

SimonTS What's happened to /. (722 comments)

I have recently returned to /. after a 7year or so absence and was just wondering what has happening to the site I used to love so much because it provided genuine, newsworthy, information and discussions.

Since I've been back, it appears that 50% of the articles are posted purely to allow one group of people or the other to post about how much they hate this company or that product, rather than actually providing logical, reasoned information and justification.

I know, who am I to be a judge? My Karma rating on my original account ('Tigger's Pet' 130655) is 'Terrible' - which is why I end up creating a new account so I can actually post more than twice in a 24 hour period - mainly because I've been away for so long and everything I now post automatically attracts a score of '-1', which means that many mods won't even read it, so I can't get it back up - but hey, I'm still entitled to my opinion.

more than 3 years ago
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Leave a Message, Go To Jail

SimonTS Re:hurry up and revolt (486 comments)

They're Americans. They're already revolting ;-P

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Offers Easy Commenting Alternative

SimonTS I'm not on FB (132 comments)

So how will this impact me? Will it stop me from posting comments? I intentionally chose not to stay on FB and got rid of my account 6 months ago as it was a waste of my time and resources.

Now I just spend my day on /. wondering if people are reading my posts and hoping to get modded up so I can increase my karma and feel loved.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft, Google Sue Troll Who Sued 397 Companies

SimonTS Re:Tolkien (176 comments)

Ah, but someone else pointed out that 'Troll' precedes Mr Tolkien (tm) by about 300 years, so I'm clear on that score.

more than 3 years ago
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Upgrading From Windows 1.0 To Windows 7

SimonTS Re:I haven't watched the video but... (499 comments)

I'm wondering what kind of warped and twisted imagination it would take to come up with THAT as a way of wasting a few days.

more than 3 years ago
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DHS Eyes Covert Body Scans

SimonTS Re:I think this is a good thing (386 comments)

It's the only way I'm likely to get "nekid" (to use your term) pictures of my wife. She sure as hell won't let me take any!

more than 3 years ago
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DHS Eyes Covert Body Scans

SimonTS Re:I think this is a good thing (386 comments)

Fourth amendment? What's one of those then?

I live in the UK and we have NO rights anymore as our pussy-whipped government refuse to go against what the almighty King Europe tell us to do.

more than 3 years ago
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DHS Eyes Covert Body Scans

SimonTS Re:I think this is a good thing (386 comments)

Yep that's the one. The world where one of those 0.1% can carry out an outrage in a major venue somewhere that kills and maims thousands of the 99.9%.

more than 3 years ago
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DHS Eyes Covert Body Scans

SimonTS Re:I think this is a good thing (386 comments)

I agree - that's why I said "If... safely and securely". Privacy concerns in this respect wouldn't worry me. Living in the UK I'm aiming to go to several Olympic events in 2012 - and I'd much rather know that there was no way anything was getting in to the stadium that shouldn't be there.

more than 3 years ago
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DHS Eyes Covert Body Scans

SimonTS I think this is a good thing (386 comments)

If the technology is out there to do this safely and securely, how could it possibly be a bad thing. These being used at major gatherings - Olympics, Superbowl, World Cup - all round the world these should be able to be used given the current state of the world we live in.

more than 3 years ago
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'Spam King' Released From Prison, Now Lives In Seattle

SimonTS Re:Who's being punished here? (275 comments)

Yeah - you've got to feel sorry for those poor probation officers. If they are really unlucky Mr Soloway will visit /. every couple of hours and they will end up having to read through every single post on every thread (reading at -1 - aagh) just to check he's not doing anything wrong. They'll be jacking their jobs in within a week.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft, Google Sue Troll Who Sued 397 Companies

SimonTS Re:Tolkien (176 comments)

That's OK - they'll be after you twice as badly as after me - you used the 'T' word twice.

more than 3 years ago

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