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The Least They Could Do: Amazon Charges 1 Cent To Meet French Free Shipping Ban

lanswitch Re: Not France vs US (309 comments)

If Google wants tot do business in France they should obey the laws of France, not frustrate the lawmakers. That is just not professional.

about 4 months ago
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Four Weeks Without Soap Or Shampoo

lanswitch Re:Poor example (250 comments)

4 weeks= 1 ovary cycle. Think about it.

about 6 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

lanswitch Re:Hmmm... (983 comments)

A couple of thousand Dropbox accounts.

about 8 months ago
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Alleged Secret Google Antitrust Proposals Leaked

lanswitch Re:Hmmm .... (116 comments)

The information in the documents could be considered trade secrets. Google has a right to keep them sectret.

1 year,15 days
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NSA Intercepted French Telephone Calls "On a Massive Scale"

lanswitch Re:Muslims (330 comments)

Oh, is that the reason you are eavesdropping on my conversations?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Rectifying Nerd Arrogance?

lanswitch Re:nerd life (823 comments)

That's what average people usually think. But it's not that hard, really.

about 2 years ago
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Windows Phone 8 Having Trouble Attracting Developers

lanswitch Re:Well, Yeah (268 comments)

It looks like you are trying to make a joke. Do you want help with that?

about 2 years ago
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Pennsylvania Fracking Law Opens Up Drilling On College Campuses

lanswitch Re:Learn to spin news like this... (208 comments)

Well, at least it is a good way to destroy science.

more than 2 years ago
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Birthplace of Indoeuropean Languages Found

lanswitch Re:Timeline is off (195 comments)

Or they were using Babelfishes. Seems logical, if you think about it.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is There a Professional Geek Dress Code?

lanswitch Re:Contractor wear (432 comments)

Have you tried growing a ponytail? It's a good substitute for the beard.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot - Careers In Computer Science That Keep You Physically Active?

lanswitch Re:Mobile computing! (220 comments)

Use a sneakernet.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Evacuate a Network

lanswitch Re:Uh... (331 comments)

Your'e looking at the wrong scale. The company needs a complete contingency plan for all kinds of threats. The OP's question is just a small part of his problem.

I've seen buildings burn down. I've talked to the guy who went into a burning building to rescue the backup tapes. Do you want that to be in your job description?Planning for failure is not fun, but it's part of the job.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft: Macs 'Not Safe From Malware, Attacks Will Increase'

lanswitch Oh well. (290 comments)

Isn't it ironic...

more than 2 years ago
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No Windows 8 Plot To Lock Out Linux

lanswitch Re:Wow, quite the article... (548 comments)

It's not up to the U.S. market to decide whether all pc's should be running SecureBoot. Would China go along with Secure Boot, or would they just design and build their own PC's?

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Web Site Editing Software For the Long Haul?

lanswitch Re:Dreamweaver (545 comments)

Arachnophilia supports Unicode as of 03/31/2011. Can someone tell the Slashdot Designers that they should update their wysiwyg editor?

more than 3 years ago
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Did Microsoft Alter Windows Sales Figures?

lanswitch Re:The Surface has revenue to shuffle? (165 comments)

WP7 is version 7, not version 1. It's unfair to compare a 7.0 release to the 1.0 releases of other companies. But, in this case, if one would compare a WP7 phone with an iPhone 1.0, WP7 loses.

about 4 years ago
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World of Goo Dev Wants Big Publishers To Build Indie Teams

lanswitch innovation? (74 comments)

EA just reinvented the R&D department.

about 4 years ago

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lanswitch lanswitch writes  |  more than 7 years ago

lanswitch (705539) writes "Microsoft Silverlight is a so-called next-generation, cross-platform, cross-browser web client runtime. This is supposed to be The Ultimate Flash-Killer, despite the fact that it will not run on Linux. Do you think it is wise to invest in another propriety web-technology, or should we focus on open standards for the web?"

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