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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 a week 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
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Seattle Bookstores Embrace Amazon.com

danbuter Re:I prefer to browse real bookstores (83 comments)

From the bookstore. I like to support the locals. Also, Pennsylvania charges sales tax on any internet orders, especially stuff from Amazon, so there's not as much benefit that way.

about 5 months ago
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Seattle Bookstores Embrace Amazon.com

danbuter I prefer to browse real bookstores (83 comments)

Amazon does have tons of books I might not find otherwise, but I still love just wandering around in a bookstore for hours, just browsing. I've found a number of great books that way, that I likely never would have seen just searching a website.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Releases Free Edition of OneNote

danbuter Re:The submission looks like a Microsoft advertise (208 comments)

OneNote is kind of like a heavy-duty yellow sticky program, where you can link everything together incredibly easily. It's one of the best organizational programs out there, for people like writers, etc. I honestly think it's one of the best products MS owns.

about 5 months ago
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CERN Antimatter Experiment Produces First Beam of Antihydrogen

danbuter Will this open Stein;s Gate? (136 comments)

I hope not. A future controlled by CERN is terrifying.

about 7 months ago
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Court Victory Gives Blogger Same Speech Protections As Traditional Press

danbuter A judge with common sense?! (137 comments)

I find it hard to believe that there is a judge in the USA who has the common sense to actually let this happen.

about 7 months ago
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How Reactive Programming Differs From Procedural Programming

danbuter Re:Marketing 101 (186 comments)

So, is this a new slant on Agile Programming?

about 8 months ago
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Oil Train Explosion Triggers Evacuation In North Dakota

danbuter Railroads run cheap (199 comments)

The main problem is that the railways are now run as profit. Many companies have been bought out by a few large companies (similar to the banks), and when that happened, a LOT of experienced railroad employees were fired. They were replaced with inexperienced people who get paid a lot less, but also make dumb mistakes. The fact that this was an oil shipment means little. They are actually pretty lucky, because a lot of rail cars carry industrial amounts of poison gases. THAT would have caused a lot more problems than an oil spill.

about 8 months ago
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Linux Distributions Storing Wi-Fi Passwords In Plain Text

danbuter FUD (341 comments)

I know it's FUD! It's anti-Linux, which by nature is perfect!!! -Stallman fan

about 8 months ago
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NYT: Healthcare.gov Project Chaos Due Partly To Unorthodox Database Choice

danbuter Re:follow the money (334 comments)

I'm guessing they were lowest bid.

about 9 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  |  about 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 2 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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