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Windows 8 Sales Below Projections

igreaterthanu Re:microsoft looks to have fired to architect of w (663 comments)

They didn't. The start menu button is still here, it's just hidden and thus takes up less space. Try clicking on the bottom left corner. You can still launch programs in two clicks, and due to the start screen taking up more space, there is more room for icons and thus more programs available to be started with two clicks.

about 2 years ago

Kim Dotcom's Assets Seizure Order Ruled "Null and Void"

igreaterthanu Re:DCMA applies? (139 comments)

MegaUpload was hosted on US servers.

more than 2 years ago

Should Social Media Affect Your Creditworthiness?

igreaterthanu Re:News for nerds, stuff that matters (344 comments)

Being facebook friends with a deadbeat (or a perfect on-time payer) couldn't possibly predict creditworthiness of the applicant. It turns out past performance is actually a great predictor, on average. If you failed to pay your bills as agreed before, you are pretty likely to do it again.

Of course past performance is a good predictor, but it isn't a perfect predictor. There are many other predictors that can be used with varying levels of accuracy. I don't think that anyone is advocating replacing the current system with a system that only checks social media, rather one that combines multiple factors including social media.

Many things that you wouldn't expect to influence credit default rates have some correlation, e.g. browser choice. This doesn't mean that browsing using Firefox causes defaults on loans, rather that the kind of person who chooses Firefox is more likely to default. Likewise a person who is friends with a deadbeat is (apparently) more likely to default.

more than 2 years ago

Picture Blocking Beer Cooler Keeps Your Face Out of Embarrassing Photos

igreaterthanu Absolutely flawless (200 comments)

Because there is no way to take a photo without a flash.

more than 2 years ago

Judge Orders Hundreds of Websites Delisted From Search Engines, Social Networks

igreaterthanu Re:For non US-filtered search results (308 comments)

Ah, but they aren't going to all censor the same things. What Google censors will likely show up on Baidu and vica versa.

more than 2 years ago

Hacker Tries To Land IT Job At Marriott Via Extortion

igreaterthanu Re:Typical (218 comments)

He entered American soil, so American laws apply to him.

more than 2 years ago

Comments & Moderation Improvements Under Way

igreaterthanu Re:Trolls (21 comments)

For the most part, I agree, however there really needs to be a -1 Goatse mod to distinguish clever trolls from pathetic trolls.

more than 2 years ago

SOPA sponsors break their own law

igreaterthanu Linking (1 comments)

From the screenshot in the article it looks as though the site in question is merely embedding a YouTube video.

I haven't been paying much attention to SOPA, but does SOPA ban linking in this case?

more than 2 years ago

Google is mapping your wi-fi access point and the

igreaterthanu That's okay with me (4 comments)

I'll just change my router's MAC address and SSID.

more than 2 years ago

RAM in my most-used personal computer:

igreaterthanu Re:RAM's cheap (543 comments)

Yeah, and then he could spend "just" another $100 here, $200 there.. and so on. There's pretty much no limit as to where you can't keep spending on a computer.

You have to stop sometime.

more than 2 years ago

Report on Web-Surfing Speeds Finds Pervasive Throttling

igreaterthanu Re:I'm sure they'll stop (189 comments)

Once these ISPs learn that we're entitled to everything we want, they'll finally have to stop throttling us. Then we can continue to consume content without paying the people who spent their lives creating it.

You aren't entitled to everything you want, but you are entitled to everything you have already paid for. There is a big difference.

more than 2 years ago

Firefox 9.0 Beta Available

igreaterthanu Re:This is ridiculous (291 comments)

Slashdot should just create a cron job to post these Firefox stories. They could save a lot of time in the long run.

While they are at it, make it automatically post some BitCoin, Australia and Steve Jobs stories. Maybe throw in a random number generator and automate dupes too.

more than 2 years ago

What's Keeping You On Windows?

igreaterthanu OneNote (1880 comments)

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this yet. It's definitely the best note taking software out there. I use it extensively for University, personal and development use.

more than 2 years ago

Banshee, Mono May Be Dropped From Ubuntu Default

igreaterthanu Re:Good thing, too (255 comments)

From the thread linked in the article, it appears that the problems with Banshee were due to bugs in mono that have now been fixed.

more than 2 years ago

Technical Glitch Lets Reporters Eavesdrop On Obama, Sarkozy

igreaterthanu Re:So the website that leaks.. (411 comments)

You're assuming they didn't want this to leak.

more than 2 years ago

New Mac OS Trojan Produces BitCoins

igreaterthanu Re:Follow the Trail (247 comments)

Debug the code in the malware, it has to either send the solved blocks somewhere (then find the address that solved that block) or it will send the BitCoins to some particular address.

more than 2 years ago

New Mac OS Trojan Produces BitCoins

igreaterthanu Follow the Trail (247 comments)

As BitCoin transactions aren't anonymous, in fact they are completely public, it would be trivial to follow where the BitCoins end up - hopefully to catch the malware author.

more than 2 years ago

How Can I Justify Using Red Hat When CentOS Exists?

igreaterthanu Re:Support them from your own money (666 comments)

If Red Hat can't hack it in the presence of competition from CentOS then Red Hat needs to die, because it's not providing a service anyone values enough to actually pay for.

Except that Red Hat does provide services people value, they're they top contributor to the Linux kernel. People want Red Hat's software and they have two options, pay for it, or get it for free (CentOS). This is a similar problem to the piracy in the music industry; except it's worse because using CentOS is legal.

Not only this, but the more effort Red Hat puts in to make their software better, the less support people need and so the less money they get (From people not buying their support).

more than 2 years ago

Schools In Portugal Moving To OSS

igreaterthanu Re:Waiting for MS to underbid (319 comments)

When's the last time you saw a version of Windows require a less powerful computer than the previous release?

You mean like Windows 7 and soon to arrive, Windows 8?

more than 2 years ago


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