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Intel Receives Record Fine By the EU

chamont Re:Appeal the fine? (469 comments)

Indeed, it barely slowed Microsoft down a bit.

Hell, they have 25 Bil in cash in the bank, and just raised another 5 yesterday. And the thing is, Intel actually has some competition. Microsoft has essentially none, got a smaller fine, and continues to do exactly what they have ever done.

If the sky isn't falling, it should be.

more than 5 years ago

Utah Mulls a Database of Bar Customers

chamont Re:Holy moly... (623 comments)

Yeah, there are bars, but nowhere near the numbers in the real world. When you go to a bar, the lady at the front door asks if you have a "sponsor". You say "oh, that guy is sponsoring me". And they let you in. People mostly roll their eyes at the silly, inane law, but it makes the good little Mormons happy. And, it only makes the Mormons happy because for the most part they don't socialize at bars (that's what church is for). If they realized how stupid and backwards the whole process is, and how it makes Utah (continue to) look like a bunch of 19th century Puritans, they might get rid of this sillyness.

Couldn't help but rant for a second.

Incidentally, at restaurants you can order drinks but only as long as you order food.

more than 5 years ago

Comcast Facing Lawsuit Over Set-Top Box Rentals

chamont Re:CableCard? (200 comments)

I feel like griping.

I have a Tivo with two cablecards. When I first got the Tivo, one of the cards that Comcast gave me was bad. It was an insanely painful process to figure this out. The one card wasn't just "bad" it would work, then not, then work. Call after call to "troubleshoot" the problem was a complete waste of time. I finally pulled one out, ran the Tivo for a few days, then repeated. My hell, finally. Comcast happily replaced the bad card, and to their credit, it has worked fine ever since.

Moral? Ditto to what everyone says. Cable sucks as bad as Windows. Sadly, however, there's no GNU/Cable.

more than 6 years ago

Performance Tests Show Early Windows 7 Build Beats Vista

chamont Re:Shoot the messenger. (534 comments)

WTF? VMWare Fusion.

more than 6 years ago



chamont chamont writes  |  more than 8 years ago

chamont writes "Corda has new killer chart and graphing software for most server and client platforms around (it's all Java). The drawing tool blows Inkscape out of the water and rivals functionality in Adobe Illustrator. It supports Flash primarily, but also creates SVG, PNG, and JPEG graphs and gauges. Looks like great stuff."


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