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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

jfdavis668 Re:Release it free online (580 comments)

*mad. sorry about the typo.

2 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

jfdavis668 Re:Release it free online (580 comments)

Better yet, the attackers will get made at torrent sites, and take them out. Win-Win for Sony!

2 days ago
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Spacecraft Spots Probable Waves On Titan's Seas

jfdavis668 China builds an island (82 comments)

China is planning on building an island in the middle of this sea to back a future ownership claim.

3 days ago
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Google Closing Engineering Office In Russia

jfdavis668 Re:What about the states? (157 comments)

Which illegal ones are you referring to?

about a week ago
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Google Closing Engineering Office In Russia

jfdavis668 Re:What about the states? (157 comments)

I think you are referring to perfectly legal spying programs that people don't like.

about a week ago
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Google Closing Engineering Office In Russia

jfdavis668 Re:A cold war is brewing... (157 comments)

Russian wars in 1905 and 1914 lead directly to revolutions, not profits.

about a week ago
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Army Building an Airport Just For Drones

jfdavis668 Southwest Airlines (48 comments)

Southwest already has a bid in on space. There will be a 30% discount on flights that don't require pilots.

about two weeks ago
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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

jfdavis668 I am a psychotherapist (417 comments)

Please, describe your problems. Each time you are finished talking, type RET twice.

about two weeks ago
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Robots Modeled On Ancient Fish Help Researchers Study Origins of Extinct Species

jfdavis668 Mmm... (29 comments)

unprocessed fishsticks

about two weeks ago
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Apple DRM Lawsuit Loses Last Plaintiff, but Judge Rules Against Dismissal

jfdavis668 Great (71 comments)

Now they are going to come looking for me.

about two weeks ago
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Fedora 21 Released

jfdavis668 They took down the Pirate Bay (106 comments)

Just so we wouldn't be able to pirate copies of the new Fedora 21. Those bastards...

about two weeks ago
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Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again

jfdavis668 systemd (184 comments)

Same day Fedora 21 was released? I suspect systemd is responsible.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

jfdavis668 Re:Consumers are cheap (415 comments)

It appears that you are trying to write a letter. That will be $10 please. Enter your credit card number. Press "Next" to proceed.

about two weeks ago
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Ralph H. Baer, a Father of Video Gaming, Dies At 92

jfdavis668 Re:Farewell, Ralph (47 comments)

I would mod this as Funny, but I have not points right now.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

jfdavis668 Re:Minor revision? (187 comments)

You normally change the first number for a major revision, and numbers following the point as minor revisions. I realize that is not always followed. My Windows 10 test machine lists the version as 6.4.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

jfdavis668 Minor revision? (187 comments)

Their redesigning the .NET infrastructure, but bumping up the version number as a minor revision? 4.5 to 4.6?

about two weeks ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

jfdavis668 Solar neutrinos (327 comments)

I'm installing solar neutrino panels, and facing them down. That way I can get power at night when I really need it.

about three weeks ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

jfdavis668 Re:Snowden revenge? (130 comments)

Maybe Edward can rent him his house, he won't be using it any time soon.

about three weeks ago

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Eliminate Windows Drive Letters, the time has come

jfdavis668 jfdavis668 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jfdavis668 writes "Isn't it about time we eliminate Drive Letters from MS Windows? What other modern OS still saves A: and B: for floppy drives, and demands that the boot drive be C? Since the days of LAN Manager and its predecessors, drives could be accessed by \\ServerName\ShareName. I have been using drive letters since college, on VM/CMS and Bondwell CP/M machines, but that was almost 30 years ago. Isn't it about time we stop reserving A: for the floppy drive? We no longer need to save keystrokes by mapping names to drive letters. This may be too late for Windows 7, but needs to be eliminated in Windows 8."

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