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Feds Announce Test Sites For Drone Aircraft

grimmjeeper Texas? (78 comments)

I'm guessing that they chose Texas because they want to see how many people turn the test into a skeet shooting contest.

about 7 months ago
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EA Is the Game Company Disney Was Looking For

grimmjeeper Re:Mediocrity (254 comments)

Oh no, they will be very memorable. If they're anything like the latest Sim City, expect them to blow up like the Death Star.

about a year ago
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Hackers Steal Keyless BMW In Under 3 Minutes

grimmjeeper Re:Whats the difference... (486 comments)

What does BMW stand for?

Big Money Waster.

I heard it was "Bought My Wife".

about 2 years ago
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VA Governor Wants Military Drones For Police

grimmjeeper Threat to privacy? (183 comments)

What I want to know is how these drones are more of a threat to privacy than a manned helicopter flying around doing the same thing.

more than 2 years ago
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How Would Driver-less Cars Change Motoring?

grimmjeeper Ending congestion? (648 comments)

Ending Congestion? Seriously?

Will driverless cars magically create more capacity on the roads so that there is enough space for all the cars that want to drive on the same road at the same time? Because that would be a neat trick.

more than 2 years ago
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In Nothing We Trust

grimmjeeper Re:Sixty-nine percent (910 comments)

Way more than 69% vote for the Republicrats. (or is that Democans?) They may hate the bastards but they don't want the wrong bastard in office...

more than 2 years ago
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In Nothing We Trust

grimmjeeper Re:Why is this here? (910 comments)

But those don't generate as much traffic for the advertisements...

I for one welcome our new corporate overlords

more than 2 years ago
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Startram — Maglev Train To Low Earth Orbit

grimmjeeper Re:I can imagine quite a bit (356 comments)

Does this happen to you often? Never happens to me. *shrug*

more than 2 years ago
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Startram — Maglev Train To Low Earth Orbit

grimmjeeper Re:I can imagine quite a bit (356 comments)

...never complains about wanting a bigger... "dork"

more than 2 years ago
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Startup Wants To Peek Through Your Home's Wired Cameras

grimmjeeper Re:Editors: This is March 1st, not April 1st (186 comments)

Rarely has a business gone bankrupt because they underestimated the stupidity of the average consumer. There will be a large number of people who don't know enough or care about their privacy who will line up to get "free" storage.

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1 Released

grimmjeeper Re:AND it's no longer relevant. (243 comments)

I've already migrated and found something that is exactly what I want. Linux Mint with MATE is perfect for me. There's no reason to go back and fight with a UI that I may or may not like.

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1 Released

grimmjeeper Re:AND it's no longer relevant. (243 comments)

Because it's still a valid complaint. I haven't met a single person IRL that likes Unity. There are a few vocal people on here that really push it but everyone I know in person doesn't like it.

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1 Released

grimmjeeper Re:AND it's no longer relevant. (243 comments)

all due respect, i am running 10.10 netbook remix (first test of unity), and i currently have 3 browsers open, 3 terminals, a photo-editing app (darktable is pretty damn good these days) which i compile myself, plus skype, and occasionally dosbox'd doom2 and carmageddon.

the interface will get out of your way if you hit f11.

just sayin'. unity is certainly not perfect, but i use the sidebar more often than not. some stuff i'll launch from a terminal.

If you like Unity, great. Use it. But for a lot of us, we don't want to have a side bar. We don't want all of these tablet like "features". We don't want to have to hit F11 for the UI to get out of the way. We want the UI to be out of the way as a matter of design. So for us, Ubuntu is irrelevant. But that doesn't mean you have to do what we do.

more than 2 years ago
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1 Released

grimmjeeper Re:AND it's no longer relevant. (243 comments)

The bugs in unity are not the biggest problem people have with Ubuntu and Unity. Linux users of all types are used to buggy code.

No, the problem is Unity itself. It's a UI that just doesn't appeal to many Linux users. Some people love it. Sure. But a lot of us can't stand all of the crap and bloat that has infected user interfaces over the years. A lot of us want a simple and clean interface that stays out of the way. I want to be able to fire up a browser or three, my IDE, my email, a file manager, and once in a while a terminal or two. I want simple buttons and menus and a UI that lets me move windows around without all sorts of flashy special effects that get in the way. I want a couple of "desktops" so that I can leave my development area as it is while I type up a document on a word processor.

I'm not running a tablet. I don't need my UI to act like one. I have a full keyboard and mouse and I'm doing real work with real programs. I want a simple interface that lets me do that. For me, Linux Mint gives me all of what was great about Ubuntu but with a UI that I can tailor to my liking. I fire up my desktop with MATE, which is still a little buggy, and I get things done.

If you like Unity, go ahead and use it. But for people who like KDE and the old GNOME 2.x UI, Ubuntu has driven itself into irrelevance.

more than 2 years ago
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GNOME 3: Beauty To the Bone?

grimmjeeper Re:"GNOME 3 will represent a new approach to GNOME (647 comments)

I tried Mint 12 and went back to 11 because I did not like GNOME 3. Why are they saying "will" like it hasn't come out yet?

I'm using the MATE UI (GNOME 2 fork) on Mint 12 and it's great.

more than 2 years ago
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GNOME 3: Beauty To the Bone?

grimmjeeper Re:BLECK! (647 comments)

I have made the switch as well. It's so nice to have a desktop I can actually use.

more than 2 years ago
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Pentagon: 30,000 Pound Bomb Too Small

grimmjeeper Re:They won't be satisfied until... (612 comments)

We already can. We have been able to do that since the 50's. Ever hear of the ICBM? There's no reason it has to have only a nuclear warhead on it.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia CEO Blames Salesmen For Windows Phone Struggles

grimmjeeper Re:three words: WORLD'S SMALLEST VIOLIN (435 comments)

Actually, Microsoft gets more on patent revenue for every Android phone sold than they make on Windows phones: link. I'm not sure how they approach this conflict of interest. They'd be better off, financially anyway, by losing sales to their competitor.

However, you do have a point about their inability to force vendors to sell their software for every piece of hardware. It's a business model they don't have any experience with and they appear incapable of getting any market penetration as a result.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia CEO Blames Salesmen For Windows Phone Struggles

grimmjeeper Re:In breaking news... (435 comments)

In other news, The Pope found to be Catholic. "I've always known I was Catholic since I was a child" declared the Pontiff in Rome. Also, bears found to defecate in the woods. "After a 5 year study, we came to the conclusion that bears did not leave the forest to 'take care of business'" declared Professor Gzint of the Wildlife Study Society.

more than 2 years ago

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