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iOS 6 Streaming Bug Sends Data Usage Skyrocketing

metalgamer84 Re:Apple cultists (98 comments)

*whoosh*

about 2 years ago
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Beer Is Cheaper In the US Than Anywhere Else In the World

metalgamer84 Re:Vodka is better (633 comments)

Not everyone likes distilled liquors such as Vodka. I have no stomach for it and do not enjoy it in the slightest.

Beer on the other hand I enjoy greatly. I stick to mainly micro and craft brews. I don't drink my beer to get drunk, I drink it because I enjoy the many many different flavor profiles possible with different types of beers and ingredients used. You sound like the typical youth of today, the only way to drink is in excess and the only reason to drink is to get drunk. Grow up and mature a bit, the world doesn't need more irresponsible alcoholics.

more than 2 years ago
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Maybe With Help From Google and Adobe, Microsoft Can Kill Windows XP

metalgamer84 Re:Kill XP? (405 comments)

And there are technical details like support for 4k sector drives (see http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/are-you-ready-for-4k-sector-drives/731 .

XP works just fine with 4K sector drives as most if not all manufactures use an alinement tool to properly align the drives. I use it on drives before I clone them and it has been working great. Your point here is invalid.

more than 2 years ago
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Maybe With Help From Google and Adobe, Microsoft Can Kill Windows XP

metalgamer84 Re:Kill XP? (405 comments)

I do not like virtual box because it will not access my network and will not find a flash drive either

I'm sorry but that is just user error, not VirtualBox. I run VirtualBox both at home and at work on many different models of hardware and I have never had those issues.

Just because you don't know how to make something work does not make it a bad product.

more than 2 years ago
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Maybe With Help From Google and Adobe, Microsoft Can Kill Windows XP

metalgamer84 Re:Kill XP? (405 comments)

If your using single user licenses in your business, then thats the problem. Get a volume license like the rest of the business world did 11 years ago and you don't have to activate every single XP install.

If you are a home user, upgrade to 7, there is no reason not to at this point.

more than 2 years ago
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If I could print 1 replacement organ ...

metalgamer84 Re:Pancreas (544 comments)

I'm assuming your blood sugar levels were extremely high for a period of time to cause that much damage to your feet?

more than 2 years ago
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Cameras To Watch Cameras In Maryland

metalgamer84 Re:Except... (297 comments)

Common sense never seems to be a factor in these "bright ideas" that some panel of people came up with. Wasting money is what they do best, fixing problems is the least of their concerns.

more than 2 years ago
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GNOMEbuntu Set To Arrive In October

metalgamer84 Re:Which Gnome? (157 comments)

Same here, switched to Xubuntu and am back to a simple, usable and customizable desktop.

Its actually kinda funny, I started out a KDE fan. I ran KDE 3.6 till support/updates were finally done and despising all the glitz and glam of KDE 4.0, switched to Ubuntu and got used to Gnome 2 and loved it eventually. Now that Gnome 2 is done and Gnome 3 and Unity are too much about looks and not about simple functionality, I switched to Xubuntu and now love Xfce.

Funny how history keeps repeating itself.

more than 2 years ago
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What's your usual coffee-making method?

metalgamer84 Re:Never liked coffee (584 comments)

Ive always drank my coffee black. Creamers and sugars totally change the flavor of coffee and its usually for the worse. If people don't like straight black coffee, they don't like coffee.

more than 2 years ago
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What's your usual coffee-making method?

metalgamer84 Re:Instant! (584 comments)

I have become a strong fan of Sierra Nevada in the last few months. One of the few things that I like about California.

more than 2 years ago
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KDE Announces 4.9 Releases

metalgamer84 Re:Another Win (159 comments)

That's what everyone said about 4.0 when it launched. People said 4.2 was far superior and far more stable than 4.0. I tried 4.2 and just could not get a usable desktop out of it. I switched to Gnome2 and have been using that for years happily. Now that Gnome has gone to hell, ive switched to Xfce and life is good again.

I want to like KDE again, I just cant get over the bells and whistles getting in my way and cluttering up my work spaces.

more than 2 years ago
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KDE Announces 4.9 Releases

metalgamer84 Re:Another Win (159 comments)

The last KDE environment that I liked(and still use on a couple of machines) was 3.5.10, I tried 4.2 awhile ago and hated a lot of it. I currently run Xfce and have no reason to switch as it works so well for me.

more than 2 years ago
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Thomas Drake: You're Automatically Suspicious Until Proven Otherwise

metalgamer84 Re:Verified, and will continue (502 comments)

Do you honestly think that you could fight the U.S. government with any amount of weapons you as an individual, or even organized with your buddies, could ever accumulate?

Most estimates range between 39% and 50% of US households having at least one gun(that's about 43-55 million households). The estimates for the number of privately owned guns range from 190 million to 300 million. Removed those that skew the stats for their own purposes the best estimates are about 45% or 52 million of American households owning 260 million guns).

260+ million guns should answer your question. You push people enough, they will fight back.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Physically Assaulted At McDonald's For Wearing Digital Eye Glasses

metalgamer84 Re:is it real (1198 comments)

Nope, Minnesota. We have whats Concealed Carry permits. It allows us to carry handguns concealed or visible legally. My wife and I both carry. I'm sorry you live in fear, we don't.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Physically Assaulted At McDonald's For Wearing Digital Eye Glasses

metalgamer84 Re:is it real (1198 comments)

Huh, remind me to never visit the UK. No wonder muggings happen so much there. Here in the US we carry handguns. If you mug somebody, you get shot in self defense.

more than 2 years ago
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GM Car Owners With OnStar Now Can Be Their Own Rental Agencies

metalgamer84 Re:Sweet (195 comments)

My first thought as well.

Piece of advice to people that cant afford their car so they need to rent it out: Find a cheaper car you can afford or switch to a different mode of transportation. If you are even considering renting your car out for extra cash, your car costs too much.

more than 2 years ago

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