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Linux Voice is a New Magazine for Linux Users — On Paper (Video)

Jeff Flanagan Re:Marketing geniuses (62 comments)

> it's charms and nuances that haven't been reproduced digitally.

Is that true, or is it really about some old people not being to adapt to newer and better technologies? Printing on dead trees and sending them to people via snail-mail just so they can get a nostalgic feeling is terribly inefficient. Magazines don't even offer basic features like moving pictures or keyword-search.

yesterday
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Linux Voice is a New Magazine for Linux Users — On Paper (Video)

Jeff Flanagan Re:Marketing geniuses (62 comments)

This will be awesome for anyone who's into Linux, but has no computer. All 2 of them.

yesterday
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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

Jeff Flanagan Re:Old proverb (384 comments)

No, he also revealed state secrets to competing governments. You'd have to be an idiot to overlook his treachery just because a small part of the info he revealed demonstrated government wrongdoing.

yesterday
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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

Jeff Flanagan Re:Useful Idiot (384 comments)

His reputation was destroyed as soon as he ran to China and Russia. Just because some idiots still can't see through the self-promoting douche Glenn Greenwald, and his dupe Snowden, doesn't mean that the rest of us can't see what's up.

yesterday
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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

Jeff Flanagan Re:Expensive habits (456 comments)

I don't know a single developer that's dumb enough to still be a tobacco smoker.

2 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Do You Pay Your Taxes?

Jeff Flanagan Turbotax (385 comments)

I do my taxes and file via TurboTax. Their fee to do state taxes is outrageous, but I'm pretty lazy, and it saved me the hassle of filling out the form, buying stamps and snail-mailing my form and check.

3 days ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Jeff Flanagan Re:doubt it (270 comments)

>Microsoft 'supports' VB6 just enough that shills and sycophants like you can write posts saying they still support it.

Why didn't you just say that you're an idiot?

about a week ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Jeff Flanagan Re:doubt it (270 comments)

Please define "VB" as used in your post. It usually stands for Visual Basic, but that hasn't been destroyed - even going all the way back to the pre-DotNet VB6 the apps run fine on Windows 8, so that can't be it.

about a week ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Jeff Flanagan Re:now if they'd let us have our desktops back... (270 comments)

By the way I actually like the idea of snapping the Modern apps to the side of the desktop. It's a good way to utilize a widescreen monitor by docking Twitter or something else there. I wouldn't care about Modern apps otherwise, but this is a fun feature.

Of course. The whole problem with Metro/Modern was that they set their user-interface back to the DOS days with only a single application displayed at a time. As long as Metro apps work in Windows, Metro is no longer a huge step back.

about a week ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Jeff Flanagan Re:Trolling? (270 comments)

Microsoft *thought* the desktop should lean toward touch. They seem to have revised their opinion on that.

Of course touch can be useful on a desktop. I was able to start my father on Android as his first internet-connected device, and he was easily able to transition to Windows 8 on a desktop PC because of the touch interface. A mouse isn't intuitive to us all like touching a visible object with a finger is.

about a week ago
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'weev' Conviction Vacated

Jeff Flanagan Re:sad day for those who don't like 4chan trolls (147 comments)

Not liking someone isn't a good enough reason to put them in jail.

Then why are people in jail for smoking pot, or being in the wrong location while black?
People go to jail all the time just because some idiot with power didn't like them.

about a week ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

Jeff Flanagan Re:If you make this a proof of God... (594 comments)

>the Bible is "God-inspired"

Of course gods are imaginary, and you can't really say that the imagined central character inspired a piece of fiction. That would be crazy.

about a week ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Jeff Flanagan Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1111 comments)

You're right, I was painting with an extremely broad brush. Have an excellent evening.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Jeff Flanagan Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1111 comments)

You're dealing with Conservative Christians. Don't expect them to be rational or intelligent. They've gone tribal, circled the wagons, and are now locked into toxic beliefs and unable to learn better.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Jeff Flanagan Re:Poor poor bigot (1111 comments)

Marriage is a civil institution. People with religious delusions want everything to be about their cults, but reality doesn't work that way.

Of course the courts have the power to redefine civil marriage.

about two weeks ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

Jeff Flanagan Re:Well, let's keep looking... (99 comments)

That's the 1st thing I thought of, and it's been decades since I read Ringworld.

about two weeks ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

Jeff Flanagan Re:This is Fantastic! (99 comments)

Most likely that life will be giant spiders.

about two weeks ago
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Smart Car Tipping Trending In San Francisco

Jeff Flanagan Re:It's not trending. (371 comments)

Of course teenagers have mental problems. They go crazy during the transition from childhood to being an adult.

I never went out destroying people's cars, and I doubt that you did either.

about two weeks ago
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Smart Car Tipping Trending In San Francisco

Jeff Flanagan Re:It's not trending. (371 comments)

Considering that they dressed up to hide their identities, I would not characterize this a night of drunken stupidity. It looks like a group of people with mental problems that decided to disguise themselves and vandalize cars.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

Jeff Flanagan Re:Good today, crap tomorrow. (641 comments)

And they'd be right. I have to use XP at work for a few more months, and the lack of real multitasking makes it a real pain. One active process can tie up the whole PC. This does not happen in Win 7+

about two weeks ago

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