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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark

Teresita Re: Time To Change That Windows Icon (192 comments)

Firefox is absolutely fucked up now. Now it has a UI that's as bad as Chrome's (which is pretty damn bad!), but Firefox's performance and memory usage still suck, whereas Chrome's aren't as bad...

Ah yes, but Firefox has one great thing going for it, which is that it doesn't come with Flash pre-installed. So I use the chromebox hooked up to my TV to watch the latest Sia video, and I use my lappy with Firefox to surf blogs. Life is good.

about a month and a half ago
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Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless

Teresita Re:Flawed Understanding (219 comments)

Maybe Dark Energy equals Dark Matter times the speed of light squared. Just sayin'.

about a month and a half ago
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Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless

Teresita Re:Not Planets (219 comments)

Any body that is sufficiently massive enough to pull itself into a reasonable facimile of a sphere, yet not massive enough to generate energy from fusion, is a planet, whether it orbits a star or not. And there's your missing "dark matter".

about a month and a half ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Teresita Re:So What? (669 comments)

Catholicism has taught that the evolution and big bang theory are right in sunday school for ages now..

Maybe a modified version of those theories. For instance, the modern synthesis of descent with variation has no supernatural guidance, but the Catholic version does. The big bang theory indicates that time began to operate 13.7 billion years ago, the Catholic version insists that the words "cause" and "effect" had meaning prior to that.

about a month and a half ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Teresita Re:Not going to change much (669 comments)

Well, there will be one change at least, a Darwin fish on the Popemobile.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Exec Opens Up About Research Lab Closure, Layoffs

Teresita Re:Bull (55 comments)

Microsoft is making more profit off Android than they are off their own phones.

Samsung is cool with that since they haven't challenged Microsoft. The bottom line of the cost-benefit analysis says go ahead and pay the Redmond tax, obviously. The offering from Google is free, and their own operating system never got any traction.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Exec Opens Up About Research Lab Closure, Layoffs

Teresita Re:The wave of the near future (55 comments)

They simply allow other companies to take the expense and the risk, then buy them out.

Or in the case of Doublespace/Drivespace, they let Stac Electronics do all the heavy lifting, then just walk all over their patents.

about 2 months ago
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Oldest Human Genome Reveals When Our Ancestors Mixed With Neanderthals

Teresita Re:Bone a Neanderthal (128 comments)

Someday they'll figure out "Neanderthal" is a completely artificial distinction, like "White Aryan", and the scientific consensus will be that Neanderthals R Us.

about 2 months ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Teresita Re:Environment Variables (347 comments)

Add fonts? You drop the .TTF in the Fonts folder. Done.

about 2 months ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Teresita Re:If we're lucky... (347 comments)

No worries, you will be able to get Stardock's Control10 for only $5

about 2 months ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

Teresita Re:Finally, some sanity (287 comments)

Tell the car you wanna see the Gateway arch, and it takes you to EAST St. Louis just like the Grimwalds...

about 2 months ago
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Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System

Teresita Re:Wrong distance away (23 comments)

In five years, Kay, the Beta Pictoris Exocomet family will be totally legit.

about 2 months ago
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First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917

Teresita Re:Roundabout (58 comments)

Captain Picard, the tanglon particle flux is down to seventy percent! The warp core must be jettisoned in thirty seconds!

about 2 months ago
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First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917

Teresita Re:The closest? (58 comments)

Van Maanen's star is the closest white dwarf that's all by its lonesome, that's what the article meant.

about 2 months ago
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Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?

Teresita Re:Creativity vs Common Sense (150 comments)

Temperature/mass ratios are not the issue, the issue is that the structure of any galaxy we look at implies that the mass is not concentrated at the center and falls off with the square of the distance but rolls off along a kind of plateau to the suburbs of the galaxy before it starts to roll off, and dark matter is inferred from this.

about 2 months ago
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Fiber Optics In Antarctica Will Monitor Ice Sheet Melting

Teresita Re:WTF, the antarctic gets FO before me? (92 comments)

Is that the one that's shrinking due to geothermal effects? Perhaps if we ban plastic bags in grocery stores, the magma god will be appeased.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10

Teresita Re:Aero yet (112 comments)

Naturally Explorer lacked those features in Windows 3.1 since that version used WINFILE.EXE, or File Manager, and you could easily set up to panes, Norton Commander style, then hold Shift and "EXIT" to save the configuration.

about 2 months ago
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Fiber Optics In Antarctica Will Monitor Ice Sheet Melting

Teresita Re:WTF, the antarctic gets FO before me? (92 comments)

That's great, you don't even know that the extent of the icepack this year is as stated, 7.6 million square miles, something you can find on Google News, but you require a formak data set, in Latex format no doubt.

about 2 months ago
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The Future of Stamps

Teresita Re:Non-Issue (131 comments)

The Postal Service has discontinued the new Obama stamp, too many people were spitting on the wrong side.

about 2 months ago

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