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Wisconsin Begins Using Cheese To De-Ice Roads

kernelpanicked Re:Side-effects (139 comments)

Here I am with mod points, but there doesn't seem to be a -1 Dumbass option in the dropdown.

about 9 months ago
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Ubuntu, Kubuntu 13.10 Unleashed

kernelpanicked Re:Ubuntu good for linux? (143 comments)

Indeed. Ubuntu ain't got shit on anyone until I see a game of Tetris in the installer.

about a year ago
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Linux Mint 15 'Olivia' Release Candidate Is Out

kernelpanicked Re:I wanna live with a Cinnamon Girl (134 comments)

You know what I love?

Being able to set custom keybindings.
Workspaces...in a grid.
Alt-Tab to any running app on any desktop.

Ya know, all the things that Gnome 3 actually did right (no matter how much I've come to despise it), and the Mint team decided to break. For now I'll just keep on trucking along with XFCE, and if Clem and the gang ever decide to stop fucking with login manager settings and fix some of their outstanding bugs, maybe I'll give Cinnamon another look.

about a year ago
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Firefox 21 Arrives

kernelpanicked No. .Just No. (246 comments)

You guys have fun with that. Firefox 17 is still kickin along just fine here.

about a year ago
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Linux 3.10 Merge Windows Closes

kernelpanicked Re:3.1 vs 3.10!? (74 comments)

Do we really have to have this conversation every single time any software releases version_dot_ten? It's getting a bit old at this point.

about a year ago
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Linux 3.10 Merge Windows Closes

kernelpanicked WTF at the title (74 comments)

You got an extra s in there, yo.

"Linux 3.10 Merge Windows" had me getting ready to scout out a new OS.

The merge window closing, however, is a good thing.

about a year ago
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Intel Details Silvermont Microarchitecture For Next-Gen Atoms

kernelpanicked Re:Atom is dead!! (82 comments)

Not quite. Atom is still good for non-gaming low-powered workstations and laptops. Pretty much every current computer I use, except the i5 at work that my boss pays the electric bill for.

about a year ago
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On the Heels of Wheezy, Aptosid Releases 2013-01

kernelpanicked Re:Are you serious? (79 comments)

Yeah I mean who wants a desktop that's still being maintained (I'm an XFCE user), or a web browser and email client that aren't EOL before the OS is even released? It's crazy I tell ya.

about a year ago
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There Is No Reason At All To Use MySQL: MariaDB, MySQL Founder Michael Widenius

kernelpanicked Re:Postgres (241 comments)

Umm cPanel does support PostgreSQL. I don't particularly care for it as I'm a MySQL guy, but I've done many a Postgres install on cPanel servers and enabled it in WHM/cpanel.

about a year ago
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Debian 7.0 ("Wheezy") Released

kernelpanicked Re:Installation process has been greatly improved (191 comments)

It would seem it is not harder, since uNetbootin dosn't work at all. I'll take one quick command that works over several commands to install a GUI to click a button that downloads an ISO to unpack onto a USB....and then fails

about a year ago
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Debian 7.0 ("Wheezy") Released

kernelpanicked Re:Outdated (191 comments)

Nothing wrong with kernel 3.2. If I had any serious gripe about this release it's the fact that it comes with XFCE 4.8. Since 4.10 released over a year ago, there's really no excuse for shipping a stable distro with the older version. Thankfully there are third party repos for thse of us who want to run stable, but with a reasonable version of XFCE.

about a year ago
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Debian 7.0 ("Wheezy") Released

kernelpanicked Re:Upgrade Ubuntu ? (191 comments)

Since LMDE tracks testing, the answer would be it already did, and has moved on since then.

about a year ago
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Fedora 19 To Stop Masking Passwords

kernelpanicked Re:Only in the installer (234 comments)

Three things.

1. Just because you use a standard image, doesn't mean all passwords have to be the same. It's quite easy to generate a random password and have that password updated in a database or sent somewhere for retrieval with kickstart.

2. This is for Fedora. Anyone deploying Fedora in a work environment, needs to be fired immediately. It's in no way considered stable and it's supported for a total of 13 months from the day of it's release. That's not even close to a reasonable lifetime.

3. What in the actual fuck, does any of this, have to do with Windows or Genuine Advantage?

about a year ago
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Earth's Core Far Hotter Than Thought

kernelpanicked Re:Oh noes! (189 comments)

Yes! All we need is a train-ship-thing made of unobtainium and a motley crew of genius scientists and astronauts. To work it will be absolutely essential that the co-pilot is fairly hot but completely incompetent, and be banging one of the scientists by the end of the movi...err...expedition.

about a year ago
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Ubuntu Releases 13.04, Sticks To 6-Month Release Rhythm

kernelpanicked Re:Better distro's out there (177 comments)

Works perfect on both OpenSUSE and Fedora. I'm assuming the same is true of Mint since it's Ubuntu based. I hear it's no big deal to get it running on Arch as well. It's not like Ubuntu has a lock on Steam or anything.

about a year ago

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kernelpanicked kernelpanicked writes  |  more than 7 years ago

kernelpanicked writes "For making it exceedingly clear than any story not about an iphone or google might as well not be submitted, because you're just going to reject it out of hand. Fuck you."
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kernelpanicked kernelpanicked writes  |  more than 7 years ago

kernelpanicked writes "Sun Microsystems announced Tuesday that its latest upgrade to the Solaris 10 operating system includes discounted support pricing. The move is intended to undercut support plans offered by Linux vendor Red Hat. The Solaris upgrade features improved disaster recovery and support for the Xen virtual machine technology."
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kernelpanicked kernelpanicked writes  |  about 8 years ago

kernelpanicked writes "There is currently a story running on OSnews, where the Freespire project has been caught attempting to cheat the distro ranking on distrowatch.com. Apparently the default home page in Freespire's firefox browser was set to the distributions page on distrowatch to drive up page hits. Several links have also been found on both linspire.com and nvu.com that link directly to the distrowatch page as well, instead of their apparent target.

The worst part of this whole fiasco was that Kevin Carmony, the president of Linspire initially lied and denied the whole thing, then with the evidence tossed in his face he seems to have taken the attitude of "Well distrowatch rankings don't really matter anyway, do they?""

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