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Japan Plans $21B Space Power Plant

ethana2 GREAT SCOTT!! (550 comments)

one jiggawatt, twentyone billion dollars?!!!

Filter error: Don't use so many caps. They've got ELECTROLYTES.

about 5 years ago
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Company Laptop, My Data — Can They Co-exist?

ethana2 Re:Seperate partition. (395 comments)

Yeah, sounds like his software for work is installed on Windows anyways. This problem never would have occurred to me.

about 5 years ago
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Windows 7 To Sell In UK For Half the US Price

ethana2 Re:Good news for others (487 comments)

That's $30 to upgrade (on top of) 10.5. That means, from no OS X at all, it's actually $30 /more/ than other releases ($160 or something).

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 To Sell In UK For Half the US Price

ethana2 Re:Good news for others (487 comments)

If you succeed, please let me know how exactly you did it. As I can tell it's not actually possible.

more than 5 years ago
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Genetic Mutation Enables Less Sleep

ethana2 less sleep = longer life (272 comments)

If you only live x years, then increasing the percentage of that time that you spend awake means that you basically live longer. Sleeping is existing, certainly, but I wouldn't call it living. If this doesn't shorten human life spans significantly.. then it's a very good thing.

more than 5 years ago
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Preview the Office 2007 Ribbon-Like UI Floated For OpenOffice.Org

ethana2 Uh. (617 comments)

How about making it work with gnome-globalmenu like a REAL native gnome application before you go making its platform integration even worse (if possible)? Apple comes up with good ideas. Microsoft comes up with solutions to problems generated by their own ridiculous oversight. If you're going to copy one, copy Apple. Give us globalmenu compatibility.

more than 5 years ago
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Goodbye Apple, Hello Music Production On Ubuntu

ethana2 I wonder. (513 comments)

How much would you pay for a professional music suite from Canonical if they promised to release the source code under the GPLv2 after 18 months?

Me, I'd feel a lot better about that, because paying money for proprietary software.. it seems like it's just going into some black hole. For code that will be Free some day? That strikes me as more palatable. Like it's an investment in something bigger than just 1's and 0's on my own machine. Makes it seem more worth it, to me.

more than 5 years ago
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11.6" Netbooks Face Off

ethana2 [madatory subject] (238 comments)

Any machine with an Intel GMA500 is pure garbage. ..but both of them come with Windows and there don't seem to be any Ubuntu options, so I view this more as two clear losers rather than one clear winner. I know, I know. We're outnumbered.

more than 5 years ago
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The Music Industry's Crisis Writ Large

ethana2 Re:Streaming services (554 comments)

I get my music from jamendo. It's creative commons licensed and awesome. As for software, I do it with Ubuntu. --and let me tell you, Freedom IS the way to go.

more than 5 years ago
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26 Years Old and Can't Write In Cursive

ethana2 In school, they tought us how to (921 comments)

write checks. How to write in cursive. How to spell. How to mail letters.

It's all worthless to me now. At the end, they taught us to type in qwerty on Windows, but I use colemak and Ubuntu now, so even that's of no use to me. If none of the girls I met at school marry me, I may consider it to have been a waste of my time.

Get rid of public schools, give us free internet instead. Curiosity has always been the most powerful learning force, and it always will be.

more than 5 years ago
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Statistical Suspicions In Iran's Election

ethana2 Set your twitter time zone (512 comments)

to that of Iran, to make it harder for the Iranian government to filter tweets from their citizens.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft's Bing Refuses Search Term "Sex" In India

ethana2 Re:My office mate from India (355 comments)

You got it. Induction stoves. About time, eh?

more than 5 years ago
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Human Language Gene Changes How Mice Squeak

ethana2 Re:Life imitates art? (185 comments)

I hear the rats of Nicad were pretty dense.

/me ducks

more than 5 years ago
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Using 1 Gaming Computer For 2 People?

ethana2 I set up a dual user computer (424 comments)

..wtih Ubuntu 8.04 and userful. I had to use the same gpu for both seats, and neither had 3d accel. Doing what you want seems like it may require having multiple identical gpu's. You may have to wait for MultiDisplay Manager to make it into Xorg, in addition to WINE supporting the game you want to play (Maybe Direct3D gallium frontend or something.) Right now? Rent a rig or something.

more than 5 years ago
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Google To Air Chrome Ads On TV

ethana2 Do they realize (148 comments)

how much word-of-mouth advertising they're sacrificing by shafting OS X and Linux distributions?

more than 5 years ago
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Shuttleworth Says Ubuntu Can't Just Be Windows

ethana2 Good. (710 comments)

I trust we'll see gnome-globalmenu in the default panel configuration soon then?

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7's Virtual XP Mode a Support Nightmare?

ethana2 Re:Find me Free alternatives to these (413 comments)

They may not exist yet. I'm saying that Windows developers should reduce the risk of competition by having multiplatform applications.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7's Virtual XP Mode a Support Nightmare?

ethana2 If you're going to break compat (413 comments)

go POSIX with MacOS X and Ubuntu. Switch to Qt, Cocoa, or GTK, then build your app against winelibs, and then factor winelibs out and take more advantage of the native features of KDE, Aqua, and GNOME. Either that or we _will_ replace your application with a Free alternative that, sooner or later, will make its way back onto the Windows platform to bite you, really hard, in the butt.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Begs Win 7 Testers To Clean Install

ethana2 It's just their way of saying (420 comments)

'We still don't have a decent package manager.'

more than 5 years ago
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Stardock, Microsoft Unveil Their Own New Anti-Piracy Methods

ethana2 Re:Second hand market? (232 comments)

Of course they haven't forgotten-- Digital Restrictions Mongering. They're on it.

more than 5 years ago

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