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Google Maps Crunches Data, Tells You When To Drive On Thanksgiving

danbuter Work is the problem (62 comments)

Most people drive the day before Thanksgiving because it's the first day of their vacation. They can't really leave on Tuesday unless they drive at night, because most people will be working that day.

5 days ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

danbuter Re:To be expected (472 comments)

That's one game I really wish was still around. Fuck NCSoft.

about a week ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

danbuter Know your candidates (551 comments)

I vote mixed ticket. Some Reps are very good, some are awful. Some Dems are very good, some are awful. Get to know the candidates and not vote based solely on a letter after their name.

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

danbuter Re:Works better for flu (294 comments)

Because there is a nurse there under quarantine for ebola, who disregards the quarantine to go bike riding.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

danbuter Re:are the debian support forums down? (286 comments)

My ONLY major issue with Linux is that a lot of the devs think that newer is automatically better. See PulseAudio/KDE4/Gnome 3/systemd/Unity/etc. They get blinded by the new bling and just abandon all of the older stuff that works because it is boring. No one wants to bug-fix or complete that final 10% of polish that would make the program great.

about a month ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5.1

danbuter Bring back KDE3 (60 comments)

KDE3 was my favorite DE. KDE4 got me to drop KDE altogether. I know there was an attempt to fork 3, but it seems to have died. It's too bad.

about a month ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

danbuter If they can't even get numbering right... (399 comments)

If Microsoft can't even get the numbering from 8 to 9 correct, how can I trust them to make a decent operating system?

about 2 months ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

danbuter Re:Why not KDE (403 comments)

If you liked Gnome 2, you should seriously check out Mate http://mate-desktop.org/. It's a port of Gnome 2, and works great.

about 2 months ago
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I think next winter will be:

danbuter Ready for spring already! (148 comments)

Last year's winter was not fun in PA. We had basically no summer, with very few hot days. I suspect this winter will be a little worse.

about 2 months ago
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How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

danbuter Re:Pseudoscience (770 comments)

Actually, we are in the warm period between ice flows. This has happened multiple times. We are still in the "Ice Age".

about 3 months ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

danbuter Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

If you do any kind of work for the state (ie. most civil engineering companies), you are REQUIRED to submit everything in AutoCAD.

about 3 months ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

danbuter Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

MS Office (miles ahead of OpenOffice, LibreOffice, whatever stupid name they use next), Photoshop, AutoCAD, the list goes on why Linux would not work in the long term.

about 3 months ago
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Elementary OS "Freya" Beta Released

danbuter Re:Unless there is some killer feature (209 comments)

At least it is Tech news, unlike half the articles on the main page. Or does Tech news not interest you?

about 3 months ago
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I'd most like to (personally) explore:

danbuter A nice island beach (246 comments)

I'd like to be on some beautiful beach, with perfect weather, and lots of gorgeous girls in bikinis.

about 4 months ago
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The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police

danbuter Heck, we probably already fund them (125 comments)

I wouldn't be surprised at all if the US didn't set this agency up in the first place. At the very least, we probably provided the initial training.

about 4 months ago
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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

danbuter Re:This is so 1990s (132 comments)

Because that would be hard. Linux has thousands of programs that are 90% done. Very, very few that would qualify as 100% ready, though.

about 6 months ago
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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

danbuter Re:This is so 1990s (132 comments)

But it wasn't. After the fact, people tried to say that it was "for devs only", but when 4.0 was released, they were trumpeting it like crazy. I LOVED KDE3. I wish KDE4 had never been made.

about 6 months ago
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Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Earns One Million Dollars In Less Than a Day

danbuter Re:So what (164 comments)

We all know you have no intention of donating money to this either. You just want to bitch about someone doing something good to make yourself feel better, because you are likely a loser in real life.

about 6 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

danbuter Re:Enlightenment (611 comments)

Bodhi is a excellent distro. They have done a LOT for getting E17 popular, which got more devs involved with it, which got it done faster.

about 6 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

danbuter xfce (611 comments)

Xfce is my favorite linux DE. Does everything I want and is easy to use. Enlightenment 17 is also really good.

about 6 months ago

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New Jersey residents displaced by storm can vote by email

danbuter danbuter writes  |  about 2 years ago

danbuter writes "In probably the most poorly thought-out reaction to allowing people displaced by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, residents will be allowed to vote by email. Of course, this will be completely secure and work perfectly!"
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Comcast blocking Pirate Bay?

danbuter danbuter writes  |  more than 2 years ago

danbuter writes "I've tried downloading a few torrents from Pirate Bay today. All of them show up in uTorrent, but none will actually connect and download. Is anyone else experiencing this? It happened last year, as well."
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University of Florida dropping Computer Science major

danbuter danbuter writes  |  more than 2 years ago

danbuter (2019760) writes ""The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it to save about 1.4 million. The school is eliminating all funding for teaching assistants in computer science, cutting the graduate and research programs entirely, and moving the tattered remnants into other departments.""
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Norwegian killer Breivik claims he used WoW and CoD to plan attack

danbuter danbuter writes  |  more than 2 years ago

danbuter writes "He says he used World of Warcraft and Call of Duty to plan his attack. I suspect he's full of it, but I think we all know what the media will be pushing over the next few months. Prepare for concerned parents!"
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Dennis Ritchie passed away

danbuter danbuter writes  |  more than 3 years ago

danbuter writes "An in-depth article on Dennis, who created the C programming language and was one of the inventors of UNIX. I'd say he's more important than Steve Jobs, if not more famous."
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Does Google spy for the NSA?

danbuter danbuter writes  |  more than 3 years ago

danbuter writes "A federal judge has ordered that whether Google is spying for National Security Agency or not, you have no right to know.

"The NSA need not disclose 'the organization or any function of the National Security Agency, [or] any information with respect to the activities thereof,'" U.S. District Judged Richard Leon has ordered."

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Lulz bust?

danbuter danbuter writes  |  more than 3 years ago

danbuter writes "London's Metropolitan Police said they had arrested the teenager in Wickford, Essex, on suspicion of computer misuse and fraud offences.

"The arrest follows an investigation into network intrusions and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group," the London force said."

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Apple's Chinese Workers Treated Inhumanely

danbuter danbuter writes  |  more than 3 years ago

danbuter writes "Chinese workers at Apple factories regularly are worked extreme overtime, stuffed into dormitories, and have had a number of suicides. All because people need their iPad today."
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