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Microsoft Exec Says, "You'll Miss Vista"

gacl Re:"Years from now..." (273 comments)

"Years from now, you'll look back at Vista and realise how horribly you wronged it. If only you'd known! If only you'd seen the truth! But it's too late now, because Vista is dead, it died alone and unloved, spurned by the coldness of your heart and your disdain for it's ungainly sincerity. Now you find yourself wedded to an operating system that is capable but distant, it's caresses mechanical and devoid of warmth. You'll spend your nights lying in its cold embrace and think 'oh! Vista! How I wish I'd stuck with you instead of reaching for the stars!' But it will be too late. Vista is gone, and all that remains is an echo of a memory that could have been."

. . . said Guggenheimer after taking a hit from his bong.

more than 5 years ago

US, Russia Reach Nuclear Arsenal Agreement

gacl Re:Anyone know (413 comments)

Under the current Honduran law only congress can change the constitution (read: the "privileged class") and Zelaya wanted to allow for the Honduran people to be able to do that. The question is: How can that be done without violating the law?
True, he probably was going propose to do away with the limits to re-election but that's for the Honduran people to decide.
Remember that Chavez also tried to extend his term and was rejected by the referendum, and so did Uribe in Colombia. But funny that when (left-wing) Chavez did it the press had a field day, but (right-wing) Uribe's bid for limitless terms is not news.

more than 5 years ago

Sony Hit With $1M Penalty For COPPA Violations

gacl One Million Dollars!!!!!!! (85 comments)

Who came up with that figure, Dr. Evil?

more than 5 years ago

Inventor Builds Robot Wife

gacl Why? (469 comments)

Come on! . . Why would the readers of Slashdot be interested in this type of subject?

Wait a second. . .

more than 5 years ago

FCC Considering Free Internet For USA

gacl Re:USA where Internet is a right and Heathcare isn (502 comments)

Health care is indeed a right. You can go to other countries and get treatment for anything without paying a cent. My aunt's ex-husband moved to Venezuela for that very reason. After developing some strange condition here in the US he realized that it was actually impossible to pay for the treatment. In this country if you have no money it is expected that you'll just lay down and die. He's well now, by the way. And i think he's staying there for good. . . for obvious reasons.

more than 5 years ago

Computer For a Child?

gacl Video Quality (556 comments)

Is he going to be watching videos like meatspin, 2g1c, and so on?

Wait. . . how old is he again?

more than 5 years ago

Computer For a Child?

gacl Re:Oh, get over yourself (556 comments)

Or. . . Kill The Baby!

At least it has no sexual connotations. *shrugs*

more than 5 years ago

Who Will Obama Choose As Copyright Czar?

gacl Richard! (174 comments)

He should choose Richard Stallman. Paint his beard white, dress him in red, present him to the public in a couple of weeks. . .

Merry Christmas RIAA!

more than 5 years ago

Google Terminates Lively

gacl Re:No, it was Niniane's pet project (186 comments)

This is my comment.
I don't understand how i can be logged in and not logged in at the same time. Hm?. . .

more than 5 years ago

Spider Missing After Trip To Space Station

gacl The Web (507 comments)

Two arachnids were sent in order to know if spiders can survive and make webs in space

So now we'll know how The Web will function in space?


more than 5 years ago

Study Recommends Online Gaming, Social Networking For Kids

gacl Re:Additional Social Benefits... (189 comments)

A Female Dwarf? A FEMALE DWARF?! Have you SEEN what they look like?!

This is Slashdot. . .

A female dwarf will do just fine. Just put a bag over her head or something.

more than 5 years ago

Urine Passes NASA Taste Test

gacl Re:Neat (404 comments)

Reminds me a song called Mi Aguita Amarilla (Mi Yellow Water) by a Spanish group called Los Toreros Muertos. It relates the travels of the singer's urine around the world:

more than 5 years ago

Internal Emails Released In Vista Capable Debacle

gacl Re:Witness Chair (314 comments)

Those witness stand chairs are bolted down right?

Well, when Ballmer turns green it's not like it's goin' to matter.

more than 5 years ago

Woman Admits Sending $400K To Nigerian Scammer

gacl Re:sooo close (857 comments)

Remember kids, quitters never win and winners never quit.

Or at least that's what George W. told her in that letter he sent her.

more than 5 years ago

Colombia Signs Up For OLPC Laptops With Windows

gacl Birthplace Of Pablo Escobar (154 comments)

"The XO is already being used in the Marina Orth School in a poor neighborhood in Medellin, birthplace and former home to famed drug lord Pablo Escobar."

They just couldn't help themselves, ah? What if they did this with every article?

"The XO will soon be sold in the European Union, the birthplace of Hitler."


"Microsoft is based in the USA, the same country that harbors known terrorist Posada Carriles."

more than 5 years ago

Google Can Predict the Flu

gacl Re:future Google services (289 comments)

Oh, please! I have video proof that not only do girls poop, but they like _eating_ poop.

more than 5 years ago



The IMSLP Has Been Taken Down By UK Publishers

gacl gacl writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gacl (1078259) writes "According to a post at the IMSLP Journal, the IMSLP, the largest site on the 'net providing public domain sheet music, has been taken down yet again. The UK-based Music Publisher's Association has sent GoDaddy, the IMSLP's domain registrar, a DMCA takedown notice. The IMSLP argues that the notice is bogus. More detailed discussions on the matter can be found at the IMSLP Forums."

The IMSLP Is Back!

gacl gacl writes  |  more than 6 years ago

gacl (1078259) writes "The International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) went back online today after an absence of eight months. In October of last year the IMSLP shut down due to legal threats from the Austrian publisher Universal Edition. The fact that Austrian laws do not apply in Canada (where the IMSLP is based) did not stop the European publisher from using strong-arm tactics. In the open letter posted on the new site Feldmahler (real name: Edward W. Guo) thanks the Canadian Internet Policy And Public Interest Clinic, the Stanford Fair Use Project, professors Michael Geist and Lawrence Lessig, Project Gutenberg leader Michael Hart, and GNU project leader Richard M. Stallman, for their help in bringing the site back. Aside from these people and organizations Feldmahler also thanks several music publishers for helping out in the IMSLP's resurrection, although there is no mention of which specific companies.

The IMSLP is the largest wiki-based repository of public domain sheet music in PDF format, numbering more than 16000 scores."


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