top Some Windows XP Users Can't Afford To Upgrade
Surprised no one has suggested it. Most Xp software should work fine on WINE by now. Not all -- but a database or billing program? Those should be fine.
about a year and a half ago
top Time Warner Cable: No Consumer Demand For Gigabit Internet
So the CEO opens their mouth and shows a lack of understanding basic economics. You can't discuss demand without discussing price (and in this case data caps).
"Look see. No one interested in our $500/month Gigabit Ethernet that isn't even advertised online! There is no demand!"
about a year and a half ago
top Free Software NVIDIA Driver Now Supports 3D Acceleration With All GeForce GPUs
Now people can stop bitching about how "free" a driver is and just concentrate on how well it works.
Or just use an OS that actually works with modern hardware
Or just use hardware that works with a modern OS.
top Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?
KDE is too cluttered.
Eventually, I learned to stop worrying and love Unity.
top Music Player Amarok 2.5 Released
also known as the Amarok user interface... (its the platypus of UIs, you're left wondering how the **** did that happen?)
top CMU Researchers Create Multitouch Surface Anywhere
I'll wait till the version with 3 dots and the little missiles comes out.
top Hands-On Account of Amazon's Upcoming Color Kindle
Doesn't add up. Why Amazon prime? E-books + Fast delivery of my 100lb box of nails? Nah.
And why essentially build the nook Color again? Something is off about this story.
top Microsoft Wants $15 Per Android Smartphone
No, a combo box is a drop down list that also has a field in which you may type. For example, the font menu in Word is a combo box.
No, a combo box is a crotch (box) that has both male and female parts (the combo). Drop downs, multi-selects, or "other" fields are options.
top Japanese Robots Await Call To Action
Seriously. Does anyone know? I was really surprised that much of the work the plant workers (police, firemen, and military) were doing was not replaced by robots after a few days -- while there were technical jobs that surely called for specialized workers onsite, holding a hose to spray water or flying over the site, seem like tasks where humans need not have been exposed and robots/drones could help. Also any stories of robots being deployed for search and rescue?
top Users Say Sprint Epic4G 3G Upload Speeds Limited To 150kbps
I have an epic. Your post is bunk. I get 24 hours battery life regular. No gps issues, no random turning off. Wifi battery life is better than 3g, if on 3g i only get about 18-20 hours battery life.
Every review says the galaxy S gps issue did not apply to the epic.
Great phone, though I don't believe that 24 hours is acceptable battery life. I could probably get more if I turned of a lot of the bg syncing, but then what's the point?
top Craigslist Removes Its Controversial Adult Section
Casual encoutners wasn't nearly as overrun (so I hear) before the adult services section came about, because in adult services you had to pay to post. Spammers, most just moved to the free portions.
Whats not being said is how stupid this is! For adult services you had an audit trail -- a credit card -- that could be tracked to each post. Now kill that and you mvoe them to the non paid sites where you lose that bit of identification.
top Doctors Seeing a Rise In "Google-itis"
I think House has inspired a bit of this as well.
top Apple To Buy ARM?
Sounds like Google has already begun its defense:
Google buys Chip startup
top Ubuntu on a Dime
Perhaps this book might be useful for a high school tech club/class. I mean there already are many $200 linux computers: netbooks. I would have liked the book in HS, it would have saved me countless hours of windows reinstallation, and cursing at BSODs. (I'm now a stress free Ubuntu and Mac User).
Everyone else, the transition to Ubuntu isn't that hard, but is a learning curve. Why would one want to add building a machine to the mix? Besides by the time the ink is dry I'm sure the hardware suggestions will be out of date.
top NYC Drops $722M on CityTime Attendance System
...hate the game.
So, where do I apply to be one of these consultants?
top Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update Phones Home Quarterly
Pirates -- when you get sick of grandma being accused of stealing windows, and she won't eat tuna for 2 months to find the money for $300 for windows 7, maybe you'll spend 30 minutes showing Grandma how to use firefox on Ubuntu instead.
Purchasers -- when you get sick of windows accusing you of stealing your copy when you upgrade too many pieces, keep in mind that your copy of Ubuntu won't complain.
top Getting Company Owners To Follow Their Own Rules?
If they do -- shut up and work around it.
top The Apple Paradox, Closed Culture & Free-Thinking Fans
Related to #1: customers are pragmatic about quality, and the open source and free software movements haven't produced anything remotely as useful as Mac OS X and the iPhone.
Try building OS X and the iPhone without BSD. And Apache, MySQL, and Linux haven't been as useful as the iPhone or OSX at all...
top Offline Book "Lending" Costs US Publishers Nearly $1 Trillion
They meant to say $100 bajillion dollars.
top Ubuntu "Memberships" Questioned
or drive away experts because the rewards are menial. Want to lose volunteers? Pay them. It insults the value of their time and makes it work.
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