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Upgrading From Windows 1.0 To Windows 7

grepdisc Next week ... (499 comments)

disappointment with Windows 7 leads to incremental downgrades back to Windows 1.0

more than 3 years ago
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Adobe Download Manager Installing Software Without Consent

grepdisc Re:Bonjour (98 comments)

No it doesn't. But thanks for asking.
I don't actually want the parent to my post modded that way.

more than 4 years ago
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Adobe Download Manager Installing Software Without Consent

grepdisc Re:Bonjour (98 comments)

While virtualXTC rarely trolls, this may be one of those cases.

Whether the two companies can really be lumped together is up for debate, but they frequently provide a slick application that works very well. Most of the automatic updates improve security and reduce bugs.

It is good to be aware that many successful commercial ventures do take this approach, and it is even better when we keep them honest about it. How many of us really want to give up on all products from either of these two companies?

more than 4 years ago
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Spray-On Liquid Glass

grepdisc Re:Think bigger (293 comments)

As we learned on Duck Tales, no glass is ever completely unbreakable.

more than 4 years ago
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Your Commuting Costs By Car Vs. Train?

grepdisc Re:Some More Numbers (1137 comments)

Thank you for digging through publictransportation.org to find the link to the calculator. The calculator does not seem to include parking costs associated with getting to public transit. While getting to a station under human power is excellent, many people with 25 mile commutes each way (APTA estimate) do prefer driving to the station. As a member of the public who prefers public transit, I want to see more rational estimates and better researched reporting on such reports.

Correction:

How can one possibly save $12,600 per year? The inflated estimates of 15,000 miles per year at only 23.4 miles and $2.039 per gallon costs only $1,310, and a high parking rate of $460 per month results in additional costs under $5600.

more than 5 years ago
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What Features Should Be Included With iPhone 3.0?

grepdisc Mail is my filesystem?! (606 comments)

Complete cleaving the tether to a local machine: permit downloading files (txt, pdf, etc.) while browsing and allow access to them between apps (e.g, safari, mail, Annotater, who's going to write vi?).

more than 4 years ago
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Traveling With Tom Bihn's Checkpoint Flyer

grepdisc Re:Anecdotal support (133 comments)

Local is intended to convey that the design and manufacturing occur in the same geographic region and by a small group of people. /. can give global attention to local companies located in any locale.

more than 5 years ago
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Traveling With Tom Bihn's Checkpoint Flyer

grepdisc Anecdotal support (133 comments)

When calling Tom Bihn about a broken clasp on a two year old bag, the phone was answered, "Hello this is Tom." The bag was repaired quickly and free of charge (paid shipping one-way). This is a bag from a local company worth supporting.

more than 5 years ago

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Commuting costs by car vs. train?

grepdisc grepdisc writes  |  more than 5 years ago

grepdisc (1352977) writes "Newspapers in Boston are fawning over a report by the American Public Transportation Association that taking public transportation saves money over driving. How can one possibly save $12,600 per year, when the inflated estimates of 15,000 miles per year at only 23.4 miles and $2.039 per gallon costs only $1,310, and a high parking rate of $460 per month results in under $5600. Is the discrepancy made up of tolls, repairs, the cost of buying a car and ignoring train station parking fees?"
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How newspapers can sell out the internet

grepdisc grepdisc writes  |  more than 5 years ago

grepdisc (1352977) writes "On today's NYT Letters page David Denby (film critic for the New Yorker) suggests how ISPs can cut newspapers a slice of 'special' user content fees with the only mentioned drawback being, 'Web sites, I suppose, would also have to stop freely linking to one another.'"
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