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Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

Vskye Re:In which units? (684 comments)

As a example, right here atm it's -18 degrees fahrenheit. Add in the wind chill it's -47.

So basically, it's fricking cold, so cold that exposed skin will get frostbite in 5-7 minutes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frostbite

And ya, I'm staying inside today.

about a year ago

Post-post PC: Materials and Technologies That Could Revive Enthusiast Computing

Vskye Another former good website trashed by ZiffDavis (128 comments)

Really, I used to enjoy this website and watched it fall into the crap is it now after ZiffDavis acquired it.

Please never ever do this Slashdot. Oh..

about a year ago

McDonald's Denies Prof's Claim Staff Attacked Him For Wearing Digital Glasses

Vskye Re:hey ronald... (627 comments)

Have you actually gone to a McDonald's restaurant where they actually make a consistent product?

I know I haven't at least.

more than 2 years ago

Judge Suggests Apple, Motorola Should Play Nice

Vskye Finally (140 comments)

A judge that gets it. A refreshing change for once.

more than 2 years ago

AT&T Repeats As Lowest-Rated Wireless Carrier

Vskye ATT Uverse / DSL vs Charter cable (201 comments)

I've had all 3 services, and I'll just break them down service wise: Uverse: Speedy all around, latency not that special.
DSL: Really great and cheaper than Uverse.
Charter: Wow.. oversubscribed crap, less than a 56k modem.

Regardless, AT&T has won hands down in service and support. When I called up Charter on my slow ass Internet speeds I was taking to some script reading dude from India and well ya. I took the cable box and modem back to them and they seemed surprised that I canceled my service.

These are my only choices btw, and it sucks.

about 3 years ago

US Military Trying To Weed Out Counterfeit Parts

Vskye Re:why not outsource all of it? (264 comments)

Really? I find it hard to believe that someone even gave you a +1 as Anonymous, yet alone even agree with you.

US Military fab / manufacturing needs to stay in the US and actually employee people in the US.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Bringing PSN Pass To All First-Party Games

Vskye Thanks Sony (271 comments)

It's just confirms that I won't be purchasing anything from you, ever. Good job killing your potential customers.

more than 3 years ago

Linus Torvalds Ditches GNOME 3 For Xfce

Vskye Re:Exactly the same trajectory, but for the ending (835 comments)

I started out with Linux back at the 0.99 release time. I've been using it ever since, until after the updates for Gnome and KDE sucked.
It's pretty bad when someone that hates Windows actually purchases a oem version and installs it on a new build. Honestly I don't know what the hell they were thinking when they did all this UI fubar.
Thankfully Bodhi Linux http://www.bodhilinux.com/ came around. It's still a bit rough around the edges, but I can live with it. E17 based, and just a user that is happy.

more than 3 years ago

Scientists Make Biochem "Brain" From DNA Strands

Vskye Re:headdesk* (63 comments)

This really shouldn't be moderated as Flamebait, it's true of all of the politicians.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Won't Invest As Heavily In PlayStation 4

Vskye Meh (353 comments)

I ain't ever buying anything Sony again, so it doesn't matter.

more than 3 years ago

RadioShack Trying To Return To Its DIY Roots

Vskye Back in the Day... (413 comments)

I really used to enjoy going into a Radio Shack store and check out all the different parts and build stuff. Then, they zapped it all, turning it into a cell phone / crap place. I've managed to find a few of their stores that still have managers that give a *hit an still carry resisters an such, but it's rare.
I haven't been in one of their stores since like 2002, and that was cause they had ladder line for antenna's.
Impress me Radio Shack, and carry all the stuff you used to.. and you'll get me to visit again.

more than 3 years ago

North Korean 3G Mobile Subscriptions Hit Half a Million

Vskye Really? (69 comments)

News for Nerds? Ya, this is just another example of crap that shouldn't be on this website.

more than 3 years ago

Linus on Linux, 20 Years In

Vskye Wow, 20 years! (197 comments)

I've been using this that long? (or close) Congrats Linus, and to all the others that have made this a great OS.

more than 3 years ago

France Outlaws Hashed Passwords

Vskye Yep (433 comments)

Leave it to France to not have a clue again.

more than 3 years ago


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