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Microsoft Fined In India For Using "Money Power" Against Pirates

memphis.barbecue Re:Headline (204 comments)

How is that even considered a 'fine'? It's not like Microsoft will have to shell out this money in all cases. An even better title would be "Microsoft Forced to Make Deposit in India to Protect Against Using 'Money Power'" ----- These mod points are none of your concern.

more than 5 years ago

GNOME Developer Suggests Split From GNU Project

memphis.barbecue Re:So they can't talk about proprietary products?? (587 comments)

I dare say it would make sense to give FOSS priority on a discussion board about a piece of FOS software. But really, GNOME is a desktop environment. Wouldn't it sorta limit the user's freedom to not be able to run proprietary products on his/her main OS? If we follow Stallman's advice, then entire projects (Wine for example) should get abandoned.

more than 5 years ago

GNOME Developer Suggests Split From GNU Project

memphis.barbecue Re:Because? (587 comments)

According to the article, Richard Stallman wants GNOME to quit presenting proprietary software as legitimate. Assuming I read that right.

more than 5 years ago

I know X people with diagnosed H1N1 flu, where X is:

memphis.barbecue H1N1 Self-diagnosis (423 comments)

In case anyone forgot to Google, there are sites online which help you to self-diagnose H1N1. Just the other day, I found this one.

I have extra paper bags if anyone needs them.

more than 5 years ago

Michael Dell Says Windows 7 Will Make You Love PCs

memphis.barbecue Hmm... (627 comments)

I can't put my finger on it, but loving my PC seems narcissistic somehow.

more than 5 years ago

Chrome 4.0 Vs Opera 10 Vs Firefox 3.5

memphis.barbecue And the irony is... (354 comments)

... according to NetApplications, the most popular browser version (IE 6) wasn't considered for the test.

How about that thar ActiveX blocker, eh?


Yesterday, I walked out to my car with a bag of trash in one hand and my laptop in the other. When (after stopping by the dumpster), I made it to my car with the trash, something was wrong.

more than 5 years ago

Palm Pre Is Out, Time For Discussion

memphis.barbecue Holding out for the underdog (283 comments)

" seems to of"?

I'm not familiar with that phrase, O'Neill.

Seriously, though, I've been with AT&T and didn't want to switch to the iPhone (I root for underdogs), so it's a little disappointing that yet another sweet-looking smartphone is locked in to a single carrier. You have to go with T-Mobile to get an Android phone, and you have to go with Sprint to get the Palm Pre.

more than 5 years ago

Copyright Protection Business Model Expands, Plagiarizes Others

memphis.barbecue Well, they could... (50 comments)

take a cue from Slashdot...

Plagiarized articles would be modded -1 redundant.

more than 5 years ago

What Did You Do First With Linux?

memphis.barbecue I broked it. (739 comments)

I broke it trying to upgrade.

I was in a Christian college back in '06, and heard about Ubuntu in a computer science class. After purchasing a new hard drive (being paranoid about losing my Windows data), I installed Ubuntu 6.06.

When 6.10 came out, I decided to upgrade, and I did it over the school network. Problem was, the linux upgrade had a package called libsexy2 in it which was promptly caught by the internet filter, so the upgrade crashed. Being the paranoid person that I was, I uninstalled the libsexy2 package from my Ubuntu installation.

Without noticing the list of other packages that would be uninstalled, I uninstalled libsexy2, and with it the rest of Gnome. Eventually, I had to re-image my drive because I couldn't apt-get anything (the school network required a login through a web browser).
Since 6.06, I've been running Ubuntu as my main OS, though, and it treats me well.

more than 5 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Vim Tricks?

memphis.barbecue Re:Couple off-hand (702 comments)

Vim became my UNIX command-line editor of choice when I realized you could compare documents side-by-side in it:

vi -o [document] [seconddocument] [ad infinitum]

vi -O [document] [seconddocument] [ad infinitum]

and you could switch back and forth between them using CTRL-W. But that's probably common knowledge.

As for voting, I tried to figure out which of my pets I could write-in. But alas, none of them met the 35 year-old requirement.

more than 6 years ago


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