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Microsoft Office 2013 Not Compatible With Windows XP, Vista

kikito Re:VIM (711 comments)

> Maybe my vim-fu is weak but remind me how I can check my email and schedule a meeting with vim?

Are you implying that Office is the only tool you know to do those tasks? That's ... kind of sad, actually. Good luck.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Office 2013 Not Compatible With Windows XP, Vista

kikito Re:Not Compatible With Windows XP, Vista (711 comments)

> Ugh. If I look back from 2007 to now, I can only shake my head in disbelief.
> I've since moved on to arch linux and am happier for it.

I think it says something about arch linux that you were able to move to it just by shaking your head. What sort of user interface did you use?

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Office 2013 Not Compatible With Windows XP, Vista

kikito Re:Good (711 comments)

> And for a lot of us who are power users

I hope you are wearing your Power Glove, power user.

more than 2 years ago

A Million-Year Hard Disk

kikito Spanish (394 comments)

Por supuesto!

more than 2 years ago

PC Sales Are Flat-Lining

kikito New ultrabooks... (485 comments)

... which cost as much as a mac book air. Do I have to spell it out?

more than 2 years ago

Is Our Infrastructure Ready For Rising Temperatures?

kikito Use better materials (416 comments)

I've been landing on the desert (you know, really hot places, where the day starts at 100F, and then it goes up) for the last 3 summers and I have never seen a plane "sink" like that.

I suspect the materials used on that particular airport are subpar.

more than 2 years ago

Cloned Horses Ok To Compete In Olympics

kikito Cloned jokeys (87 comments)

That's what I'm interested in.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson?

kikito Re:Probably (683 comments)

> the modern way to wipe out humanity is with bio-engineering of custom plagues.

That is so 1990. The modern way to wipe out humanity is debt. Why kill everyone, when you can make them all pay tribute instead? And if someone protests, you tell your media to blame the "crysis". And then keep on going until there are only some ritches, the army, and the poor. And then you have won.

more than 2 years ago

Google Trying New Strategy to Fix Fragmentation

kikito Re:Names have power. (355 comments)

If you begin with "you are an idiot", you have already lost the argument.

more than 2 years ago

The Long Death of Fat Clients

kikito Re:Um... (277 comments)

Your post works both ways.

"I'm currently working on a large Java based application. It's just like every rich client I've ever done, except it enforces me to write a lot of redundant type information, and I have to compile every time I change something. Waiting for the VM to start is a pain in the ass. It's slower. I have to make it work in multiple operative systems. It's enterprisey and web 2.0ish and "secure", but I have to use this huge IDE I'm not familiar with and navigate through miriads of submenus to make the most simple tasks. I'm missing all the flexibility I'm used to in a console-friendly environment. As a developer, It just seems like a huge step backwards."

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Watch TV In 2012?

kikito Re:A Vast Wasteland (479 comments)

> no different then burning down all the library's because they have a copy of twilight.



more than 2 years ago

Robot Hand Beats You At Rock, Paper, Scissors 100% of the Time

kikito Re:a bit misleading (225 comments)

I always choose stone. Stone wins everything.

more than 2 years ago

Fundamentalist Schools Using "Nessie" To Disprove Evolution

kikito Re:Fundies also love to hijack Carl Sagan (936 comments)

Thanks for the insight. I was raised in a very lenient family (religion-wise) and checking references is just something that you did.

I have met some of these people myself, and I still don't know what to tell them. I have tried to point out that they *do* make very reasonable logical checks in other environments (like, say, when someone is trying to sell them a car, they really think about whether the price is ok, what is the cut the seller is getting, etc). But on religious terms, they just accept assertions without going through the same process. That was my best attempt, and I still got no good results.

Right now my strategy consists on leaving them be, and hoping that they "find a way to start questioning" on their own, like you did when you were 9.

In your opinion, how can one "gently push" a religious person to "bother" checking citations?

more than 2 years ago

Are Patent Wars Worth the Price Tag?

kikito Yes they are (128 comments)

For the lawyers.

more than 2 years ago

A New C Standard Is On the Way

kikito golang (305 comments)

I have started looking at golang, and personally I wouldn't mind it taking over C. I realize it's a completely unrealistic scenario, and others will (strongly) disagree with me. But there you go.

more than 2 years ago

Sexy Female Scientist Video Draws Fire

kikito Re:Whats the problem (404 comments)

> simply because no advert could ever be long enough to capture the true nature of a science (or in fact, any) job.

I would say that it's impossible to do *for the people that do ads*. I can think of 3 or 4 different ways of capturing the nature of science in 30 seconds or less.

Trouble is, I know nothing about doing ads.

more than 2 years ago


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