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Another Windows 8 Pre-Beta Surfaces

montibbalt Re:Shit gets shittier (534 comments)

No, your just people who choose to use a program that requires more keystrokes/clicks to accomplish the same task as Office 2003.

I'm no MS apologist, but I would like to see an example of what you're talking about.

more than 3 years ago

Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

montibbalt Re:Not so bad to have different systems. (2288 comments)

Why not measure drywall in metric to begin with? 1.2m is only slightly less than 48", and 40cm is roughly 16".

more than 3 years ago

Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 Beta For Android, Maemo

montibbalt Re:MAAAAAAAAAEMOOOOOOOOE! (128 comments)

You could probably run gimp in maemo, if that's what you're asking.

about 4 years ago

IE9, FF4 Beta In Real-World Use Face-Off

montibbalt Re:dev IE9 and dev FF vs release Chrome? (358 comments)

Look, apart from the fact that it was a little too heavy on my ram (FAR less than FF btw) Opera was ok, BUT i thought it was unfortunate that they filled it with superfluous crap. Like the massive toolbar on top which is now a tiny toolbar that FF4 is copying quite directly, the animated tab switch thingo (which you could disable mind), and that annoying dialer thing which every browser has now


more than 4 years ago

'Old School' Arcade Still Popular In NYC

montibbalt Re:Well (177 comments)

Is that a Yogiism? Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded?

I'm from the Lakes Region. Crowded has nothing to do with it. It's only crowded one or two weeks of the year unless you go somewhere like Wolfeboro where it is crowded all summer because of the out-of-staters.

Anyway, the real reason nobody wants to go to the Lakes Region is because it is awful

more than 4 years ago

Churchill Accused of Sealing UFO Files, Fearing Public Panic

montibbalt Re:blah (615 comments)

1. If you believe in god, why would the existence of aliens prove that god doesn't exist?

Read Genesis. God created the heavens, the Earth, Man and assorted other critters and varmints. God creating aliens is never mentioned. And the Bible is infallible, so UFOs with an alien crew would put theologists in a bit of a bind. And in the part about Noah's Ark, it is never mentioned that Noah rounded up two aliens.

I am not religious so I don't know the rules, but could it be, perhaps, that the bible tells a story of creation but not necessarily the WHOLE story? There are already a startling number of details left out (I imagine whoever actually wrote Genesis did this to keep it from being disproved), I wouldn't be surprised if another world and its inhabitants were left out especially if it's all something we were meant to discover on our own.

more than 4 years ago

Alien Swarm Can Be Played As a Terrifying FPS

montibbalt Re:Or.. (157 comments)

Wouldn't you all like games with real life tactics better? Not the aim for the head!, or finish the guy off with a pistol at 300 yds kind...

Absolutely not. In fact I can't stand the trend of shooters trying to be super realistic. It's one of the reasons I still play Quake 3 after >10 years.

more than 4 years ago

RIAA Says LimeWire Owes $1.5 Trillion

montibbalt Re:In other news... (510 comments)

Just call yourself the Fat Alcoholic Smoker Association of America and you could easily get 500 billion

more than 4 years ago

Mpeg 7 To Include Per-Frame Content Identification

montibbalt Re:modest proposal (273 comments)

Of course, Apple will offer their 'Doing Apple' to give us all some choice - but at the same time will sue anyone trying to 'Do Nothing' or 'Do Something' and not 'Doing Apple'...

Not to mention all the early adopters of the first-gen iDo are gonna get screwed when the new one comes out next year

more than 4 years ago

Anyone Can Play Big Brother With BitTorrent

montibbalt Re:An Opportunity (436 comments)

If you also have a few random garbage generators installed on the system, that also makes it look more plausible.

Luckily, several of these are built into Windows itself!

more than 4 years ago

Multimodal, Multitouch Gaming Gaining Traction

montibbalt Re:One step closer to the one-button computer! (94 comments)

Not to mention, I also saw some windows laptops were coming out with multitouch pads... I'm very excited about those.

Just about any new-ish laptop with a Synaptics touchpad (all of them) supports multitouch, even netbooks.

more than 4 years ago

6 Smartphone Keyboards Compared

montibbalt Re:Swype (161 comments)

Better yet, I wonder how well a setup like HexInput would perform.

more than 4 years ago

Nokia, Intel Merge Maemo, Moblin Into MeeGo

montibbalt Re:Eh? (162 comments)

All Linux distros can potentially run on ARM ...

All Windows distros can potentially run

Well played

more than 4 years ago

Warner To End Free Streaming of Its Content

montibbalt Re:What they NEED? (278 comments)

And from now on, Warmer music isn't worth listening to me.

I've always preferred Cooler music anyway.

more than 4 years ago

Fujitsu Readies Lawsuit Over "iPad" Name

montibbalt Re:Eerily? (367 comments)

[...] except that their lawyer is a ghost pirate [...]

Is he a ghost pirate or a pirate ghost?

more than 4 years ago

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Tops 10 Million Sales

montibbalt Re:The Appeal of Mass Market Gaming (164 comments)

Regardless of Mario's success, I'm sure we can expect to see about 12 of the same first person shooter arrive this fall

more than 4 years ago

Scientists Use Quake 2 To Study the Brains of Mice

montibbalt Re:Damn! (185 comments)

This sort of sounds like the text file explanation of some of the characters from the first Quake, who had a similar device embedded in their brains.

about 5 years ago

Good PDF Reader Device With Internet Browsing?

montibbalt Re:Your are not the only one looking... (167 comments)

I don't even buy textbooks for school anymore if there's a PDF version available, now that I have an n810 and an 8gb card.

more than 5 years ago


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