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New Humble Bundle Is Windows Only, DRM Games

Symbolis Re:Why is this bad? (553 comments)

I think people hear "Humble Bundle" and just assume it's really "Humble Indie Bundle"....which this is not.

about 2 years ago
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World of Warcraft 3.1 Patch Brings Dual-Specs, New Raid

Symbolis 3.1 Patch Notes (204 comments)

As compiled by WoWWiki.

I also find WoWHead to be useful, as a newb.

more than 5 years ago
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World of Warcraft 3.1 Patch Brings Dual-Specs, New Raid

Symbolis Re:What happened to my cat? (204 comments)

Talent points(including those for pets, I imagine) were re-funded due to changes in the talent trees.

more than 5 years ago
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Linux On Netbooks — a Complicated Story

Symbolis Re:Performance (833 comments)

Might want to give Easy Peasy a shot.(Horrible name, I know.)

more than 5 years ago
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Privacy In BitTorrent By Hiding In the Crowd

Symbolis Re:only works with (240 comments)

That's a shame. Wish he'd done it for something other than vuze. Ah well, hopefully somebody more talented than I will implement it.

more than 5 years ago
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EC Considering Removing Internet Explorer From Windows

Symbolis Re:Removing IE poses one very significant problem (827 comments)

It looks like you are new on the net, http isn't the only protocol!

Besides, you don't need a complete browser to do something like a get command.

This made me curious, so I fired up Windows 7 via VirtualBox. No 'get'. FTP command didn't seem to have info on how to connect, so I just tried ftp ftp.mozilla.org. After some issues, I realized that this wasn't quite correct. 'releases.mozilla.org' seemed to work...well, apart from not being able to do anything.

more than 5 years ago
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The Secret Lives of Ubuntu and Debian Users

Symbolis Re:An interlude (501 comments)

In my case, my wireless card is based on Broadcom(m?). Which has...issues. Once the driver was downloaded and installed, though, it worked just fine.

I agree, though. It'd be nice if they provided this detail upfront.

more than 5 years ago
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The Secret Lives of Ubuntu and Debian Users

Symbolis Re:An interlude (501 comments)

The only reason they need the RJ45 to get wireless working is because they need to download the drivers, can't ship them on CD.

If they didn't have to download them, I'm certain wireless would pop up right from the start.

more than 5 years ago
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The Secret Lives of Ubuntu and Debian Users

Symbolis Re:umm.... (501 comments)

ubuntu has a penchant for BREAKING things in the name of usability, and making a gazillion changes to debian so that must be no easy task to maintain. If you are going to use Debian (and thats what Ubuntu mainly is) then use the real one, one that doesn't have huge gaping bugs in things they ship as stable.

I must have missed something. What did Ubuntu break in the name of usability? What huge gaping bug did they ship?

more than 5 years ago
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The Secret Lives of Ubuntu and Debian Users

Symbolis Re:Screw the statistics... (501 comments)

What's wrong with the question "Why doesn't my orange taste like an apple?" If you want to taste an apple, eat an apple not an orange. I'm certain someone can come up with a car version of that.

more than 5 years ago
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The Secret Lives of Ubuntu and Debian Users

Symbolis Re:Do you really want to know? (501 comments)

and for that matter...who the heck sells equipment with Ubuntu pre-installed that doesn't check if the network card they use on the system is working by default?!?

more than 5 years ago
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The Secret Lives of Ubuntu and Debian Users

Symbolis Re:Do you really want to know? (501 comments)

How do they know they were Ubuntu users and not plain ol' trolls?

more than 5 years ago
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Researcher Says Social Networks Link Terrorists

Symbolis This Just In! (212 comments)

Being on same planet links terrorists. More at 11.

more than 5 years ago
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Open Source Victories of 2008

Symbolis Re:AMD Anyone? (378 comments)

I'm currently using a Radeon HD 4850. It's nice.

more than 5 years ago
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Open Source Victories of 2008

Symbolis Re:not a fan of ff3 (378 comments)

You're not alone. I really dig the "awesome bar", too. No idea why it gets so much hate. Apart from it being something new, I mean.

more than 5 years ago
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At local midnight on the last day of the 2008 ...

Symbolis This'll Be... (301 comments)

My first new year with my new wife. So, as much as I wanted to take the last option, I had to go with the second.

more than 5 years ago

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