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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

indy_Muad'Dib follow the numbers (399 comments)

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.

about 3 months ago
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Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

indy_Muad'Dib ok if your car is new (432 comments)

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.

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla Ditches Firefox's New-Tab Monetization Plans

indy_Muad'Dib almost there..... (195 comments)

now if they can just get rid of australis and make the browser actually useable again it would be perfect.

about 7 months ago
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How Weather Influences Global Warming Opinions

indy_Muad'Dib Re:Egocentrism (517 comments)

dont forget the ecoterrorism. ALF, sea shepard, greenpeace, etc etc etc.

about a year ago
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Scientists Find Gene That Predicts Happiness In Women

indy_Muad'Dib happy genes (323 comments)

sadly the gene is 3 sizes too small and no one can fit into them.

more than 2 years ago
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Only English Final Fantasy 2 NES Cartridge On Sale for $50K

indy_Muad'Dib Re:He should have sold earlier (109 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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A Data Center That Looks Like a Mansion

indy_Muad'Dib this will not end well. (101 comments)

they plan to build a mansion with underground facility in Raccoon City Minnesota.

this will not end well.

more than 2 years ago
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What's Keeping You On Windows?

indy_Muad'Dib only two things. (1880 comments)

gaming. one click installation. if linux could pull those two off id get rid of windows today.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Streaming-Only For Home Entertainment?

indy_Muad'Dib bottleneck (697 comments)

only bottleneck i have is the slow seeders i constantly end up with.

more than 3 years ago
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Meteorites Brought Ingredients of Life To Earth

indy_Muad'Dib wow (199 comments)

Spore was correct then.

more than 3 years ago
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PayPal Reinstates Fund For WikiLeaker Manning

indy_Muad'Dib From the Article (92 comments)

"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.

more than 3 years ago
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How much TV do you watch in a week, on average?

indy_Muad'Dib not much (385 comments)

mythbusters house and the walking dead.

ill occasionally watch something on hulu or grab a torrent.

about 4 years ago
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Have I Lost My Gaming Mojo?

indy_Muad'Dib sadly (418 comments)

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.

minecraft

think legos but you have to get the blocks yourself while trying to not get killed every 20 minutes when the sun goes down.

about 4 years ago
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Would You Take a One-Way Ticket To Mars?

indy_Muad'Dib sure (561 comments)

260 days weightless to do fuck all i want to?

where do i sign up?

more than 3 years ago
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Given one free trip to the past in a time machine, I would..

indy_Muad'Dib easy (1270 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago
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The Last Component To Fail In My Computer Was The...

indy_Muad'Dib failures (715 comments)

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.

more than 4 years ago
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EVE Player Loses $1,200 Worth of Game Time In-Game

indy_Muad'Dib bullshit (620 comments)

you cant take a SHIP out of dock with a plex in the hold, they are station only items. guys full of shit.

more than 4 years ago

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