top Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?
windows 1.0, amazing.
windows 2.0, meh
windows 3.0/3.1/3.5/3.51 amazing.
windows 95, bob's lounge and rover his annoying dog, absolute crap.
windows 98/98se, great.
windows ME, garbage.
windows XP, the new standard for microsoft.
windows vista, buggy garbage.
windows 7, quite nice, almost as good as XP.
windows 8, wtf were you guys thinking.
windows 9, was going to be great.
well now we cant put out a good OS so lets skip forward to 10 and throw out another piece of trash.
top Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?
2012 honda insight runs the e10 fine but gets better mileage using 0% ethanol gas from the local marina, ive had to rebuild the fuel system on my 65 datsun van because of the ethanol eating the hoses.
top Mozilla Ditches Firefox's New-Tab Monetization Plans
now if they can just get rid of australis and make the browser actually useable again it would be perfect.
top How Weather Influences Global Warming Opinions
dont forget the ecoterrorism.
ALF, sea shepard, greenpeace, etc etc etc.
top Inside Mantis: a 2-Ton Hexapod Robot With a Linux Brain
didnt jamie manzel do this a few years ago?
about a year and a half ago
top Scientists Find Gene That Predicts Happiness In Women
sadly the gene is 3 sizes too small and no one can fit into them.
top Only English
Final Fantasy 2 NES Cartridge On Sale for $50K
i still have by old issues of Nintendo Power you insensitive clod.
im 34, ive never played a FF title past FF3/FF6 except the MMO which was honestly kind of crappy.
top Analyzing Tweets To Identify Psychopaths
i would love to see them analyze the goddamn batman
top A Data Center That Looks Like a Mansion
they plan to build a mansion with underground facility in Raccoon City Minnesota.
this will not end well.
top What's Keeping You On Windows?
one click installation.
if linux could pull those two off id get rid of windows today.
top Ask Slashdot: Are You Streaming-Only For Home Entertainment?
only bottleneck i have is the slow seeders i constantly end up with.
top PayPal Reinstates Fund For WikiLeaker Manning
"To be clear: PayPal cannot take such action without the authorization of an account holder, nor does it ever take such unauthorized actions."
What a line of bullshit, they have stolen from me twice to the tune of $5300.
4 years and I'm still fighting these fuckers over this.
i even won in small claims court due to them not showing up and haven't received a penny, and i likely never will.
top How much TV do you watch in a week, on average?
mythbusters house and the walking dead.
ill occasionally watch something on hulu or grab a torrent.
top Have I Lost My Gaming Mojo?
sadly the gaming world is in the grip of FPSwhores right now, not many games made in other genres unless you wanna go play WOW all day.
i personally play an adult game wrapped in a kid like candy shell.
think legos but you have to get the blocks yourself while trying to not get killed every 20 minutes when the sun goes down.
top Would You Take a One-Way Ticket To Mars?
260 days weightless to do fuck all i want to?
where do i sign up?
top Given one free trip to the past in a time machine, I would..
assure that Germany fared better during WW1
now hear me out first.
there was no way that Germany could have flat out won the first world war, they didn't have the manpower to do it.
i would go back and make sure that the US didn't get involved, the war would have stretched out for a bit longer but Germany would have eventually lost or gone to armistice on much better terms that what they ended up with.
France would have never ended up taking back Alsace-Lorraine and in turn would have not crippled Germany's economy and industrial base.
further, Germany would not have gotten sucked into economic depression paying war reparations as well as not ended up with massive unemployment from the loss of its industrial base.
with its economy not faltering its people would not have ended up turning to Nazism to save them and Hitler would have stayed as a mediocre painter, never raising to the point of being able to control the country and drive our ancestors straight into World War 2.
Also, because America did not get involved its economy and workforce would not have suffered so greatly and possibly the Great Depression could have been avoided entirely.
top The Last Component To Fail In My Computer Was The...
working on a neighbors hp desktop, would only power on for a few seconds.
bestec PSU killed it, total loss had to get a new PC
other neighbor same PC same problem, also a total loss.
EVE Player Loses $1,200 Worth of Game Time In-Game
you cant take a SHIP out of dock with a plex in the hold, they are station only items.
guys full of shit.