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Mac OS X Mountain Lion Gets Three Million Downloads In 4 Days

Ucklak Re:Depends on Why... (397 comments)

There are also more people alive in the world since XP.

I hope Windows 8 isn't as bad as Vista was.

more than 2 years ago
top Sold To Betaworks For $500,000

Ucklak Re:When Kevin Rose Wanted to Eat a Taco (193 comments)

What are you talking about? He already sold out. It hasn't been Kevin Rose's baby since he sold it for the $45 milllion. He made out like a bandit.

more than 2 years ago

Facebook Shares Retreat Below IPO Price

Ucklak Re:Troubling signal, why? (471 comments)

Facebook never deletes photos. Upload a photo, save the URL for the photo and delete the image. Go back months later and pull up the URL, the photo is still there.

more than 2 years ago

Who's Pirating Game of Thrones, and Why?

Ucklak Re:A week? (1004 comments)

Dude, you guys have Danger 5 and that isn't even available through approved channels in the states.

more than 2 years ago

Facebook Announces App Center

Ucklak Re:This is brilliant! (81 comments)

It looks like the apps will be available for the mobile devices to which they currently are not.

more than 2 years ago

30 Blu-ray Discs In a 1.5TB MiniDisc-Like Cassette

Ucklak Re:Zip discs (247 comments)

Every business that needed to store anything over 5MB had a Zip drive. and that's every business I consulted for in the late 90s.

So maybe not every desktop but every office or 1 out of 5 computers had them.

more than 2 years ago

Former TSA Administrator Speaks

Ucklak Re:In case you're all clueless... (196 comments)

The problem isn't Kip Hawley as much as it is Janet Napolitano. She is ineffective as as the head of the DHS. She is reactionary and not a visionary nor a leader. She was horrible as a governor, she is horrible as the head of the DHS. She needs to go somewhere and put her education to use instead of riding on the coattails of others who are also no good at their job.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Open Source Tax Software?

Ucklak Re:Not Open Source, but at least it's free (387 comments)

That's what I attribute it to however, the ease of Tax Act obviously wasn't so easy for this analytical mind.

I answered all the questions and had nothing left over and just ended up wasting 2 hours on it.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Open Source Tax Software?

Ucklak Re:Not Open Source, but at least it's free (387 comments)

I tried Tax Act and they said I had to pay $200 to the Feds. Went to HR Block and I'm getting a $900 refund.

How is that possible?

more than 2 years ago

Adobe Releases Last Linux Version of Flash Player

Ucklak Re:Good Riddance (426 comments)

YouTube works without flash. That's one of the nice things about it. Forward compatibility.

more than 2 years ago

Can Microsoft Afford To Lose With Windows 8?

Ucklak Re:Its how microsoft works (630 comments)

Win98SE was the best of the bunch. Hardly a pile of dung.

2K was the best of the NT platform. XP did good at merging the two but was a steaming pile of dung.

Win7 is pretty good.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft To Shut Down App Store For Windows Mobile

Ucklak Re:Windows Mobile? (154 comments)

I'm so glad I only buy things with the 'Plays For Sure' badge.

more than 2 years ago

The Specter of Gasoline At $5 a Gallon

Ucklak Re:Welcome to our world (1205 comments)

Exactly. Those who say the US can use mass transit have never been here.

San Francisco is not like Denton, is not like New York City, is not like Kansas City, is not like Conshohoken, is not like Phoenix, is not like Columbus, etc.....

You also can't use mass transit in farming communities.

more than 2 years ago

The iPhone Is a Nightmare For Carriers

Ucklak Re:Perspective (438 comments)

If you already have AT&T service, like Go-Phone, you can easily switch the cards out and have a pay as you go plan with the iPhone.

I had full service with Cingular, AT&T bought them, Switched to a pay-as-you-go and ended up paying only $25 a quarter for about 3 years.

Got a Motorola Karma for a year - just by switching out the card. Brother in law gave me his old iPhone and did the same.

Ended up going on the road more so I paid into a service plan.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Inform a Non-Techie About Proposed Copyright Laws

Ucklak Re:Find a Good Car Analogy (254 comments)

If one person speeds on your street, they take the street away.

more than 2 years ago

Ron Paul Suggests Axing 5 U.S. Federal Departments (and Budgets)

Ucklak Re:In other words, we should give up. (2247 comments)

That's a straw man argument you're setting up there as you're probably not well informed on those departments and how efficient/inefficient they are.

I can attest that the Dept of Education has done nothing but drag down our collective educational system as a country.
Ever since it's inception and well into it's programs, there has been more money spent on underperforming schools and children than ever before.The return promised has never been fulfilled. We cured polio, smallpox, and sent men to the moon without the Department of Education. We haven't done anything but drop in the educational rankings worldwide.

Talk to a teacher. See how their hands are tied due to regulation this and regulation that. Teachers that want to teach do not want the Department of Education. Teachers that have tenure and like a paycheck want it to stay.

Getting rid of those departments doesn't mean the end of it. Get real and intelligent. They're not going to just wither up and go away. The onus shifts to those who have a dog in the fight.

more than 2 years ago

New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models

Ucklak Re:Follow the data! (954 comments)

And the Ozone hole and El Nino

more than 3 years ago

Lucas Loses Star Wars Stormtrooper Copyright Case

Ucklak Re:So goes a once-talented filmmaker (325 comments)

His team is responsible for the innovations in SFX, Dykstra, Muren, Johnston, Kuran, Tippett, Knoll.

more than 3 years ago


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