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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

mugetsu37 Look (681 comments)

I didn't mind the start screen as much as everybody else. I didn't like it, but I could work with it. The problem I had with 8 is that, when I tried to customize my desktop to fit my uses and upgrade everything, something would inevitably break along the way. I could be a day, a week, even a month invested in the operating system, but then something would break. But in a way that would make it impossible for my system to actually start. I want to like the new things, Microsoft, but I can't just leave it be and hope it works for the best.

about 4 months ago
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CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

mugetsu37 Nice to Know What We're Worth (454 comments)

From the text: "And those premature deaths cost the United States $224 billion a year, the report found, or $1.90 a drink."

about 4 months ago
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Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to 15 Years For Organizing Protest

mugetsu37 Not Surprising (70 comments)

The progressive leaders and instigators of unrest and revolution are always attacked afterwards. Look at the Irish War for Independence, the Iranian Cultural Revolution, the Russian Bolshevik Revolution, the list goes on.

about 4 months ago
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Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

mugetsu37 Re:Now wait (210 comments)

It does say right in the story (provided by money.cnn.com) that "Warner is owned by Time Warner (TWX), the parent company of CNNMoney." At least somebody's being upfront about their propaganda.

about 4 months ago
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'Godfather of Ecstasy,' Chemist Sasha Shulgin Dies Aged 88

mugetsu37 And for those that weren't aware (164 comments)

He also wrote two books on these experiments, Pihkal and Tihkal, both of which are part fictional autobiography, part detailed instructions on how to synthesize a lot of what he discovered. They're interesting reads, at the least.

about 5 months ago
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Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

mugetsu37 This is About Knowledge, Not Belief (772 comments)

It seems to me that the article is more an attack on the wording of the exam because it's an ambiguous question that asks the test taker to guess at what the makers of the test want to hear, not whether the answer is true or not. If the same article were written attacking the wording of a test at a conservative high school in the American south, I wouldn't be surprised if most of the opinions posted here would swing the other way, attacking the test makers themselves for expecting an answer with a religious base. By putting the words "According to the theory of evolution," at the front, the rewording is measuring the test taker's breadth of scientific knowledge, not whether the test taker actually believes any part of it. Hence, literacy: "Competence or knowledge in a specified area." (OED)

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Unveils First New Company Logo In 25 Years

mugetsu37 Seems familiar. (378 comments)

I guess I'll now refer to them as M&S Block.

about 2 years ago
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Review: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Illustrates Nintendo's Greatest Problem

mugetsu37 Re:The State of Mario (146 comments)

Haven't I already read this review?

more than 2 years ago
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If You Resell Your Used Games, the Terrorists Win

mugetsu37 Game Prices are High? (423 comments)

They're lower than ever! In the 90's you would spend the same amount of money on a game, $50-$60, that you spend now. Video games are one of the few things that inflation has barely touched, which is probably why the industries crying over not being able to stuff their coffers. Even consoles were selling for close to what they cost now, what with the SNES and Genesis costing around $200, the Playstation around $300, and the Saturn around $400. It's not used games that are killing the market, if anything it's a market that hasn't changed in almost 20 years that's killing it.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Researchers Propose Plan To Fix CA System

mugetsu37 Re:Not Impressed (91 comments)

There are enough issues that Google has to deal with that are monopoly-related. By getting into hosting, Google would essentially be committing business-suicide.

more than 2 years ago
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Internet Water Army On the March

mugetsu37 I'm part of the 50% (137 comments)

I was paid to leave this new comment.

more than 2 years ago
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How Do You Explain Software Development To 2nd Graders?

mugetsu37 Use Their Own Work (430 comments)

See if they've been working on any group projects of their own and try to relate it that way. Then you needn't worry about introducing a new system, rather show how it would work in your world. My dad was able to explain it to me when I was that young, there's no reason another second grader would be unable to understand the concept.

more than 3 years ago
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TIME Names Mark Zuckerberg Person of Year

mugetsu37 Re:Thoughts on the article... (317 comments)

That's really insightful, you should share it with your friends on Facebook

more than 3 years ago
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Humble Bundle 2 Is Live

mugetsu37 Re:Monster success? (217 comments)

Regardless, the point is to donate to charities as well, a plan that is lauded as a success if even handful of people donated. The fact that everyone is getting something out of this is just better.

more than 3 years ago
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Fourth Amendment Protects Hosted E-mail

mugetsu37 Wes Crusher (236 comments)

Wil Wheaton told me this before Slashdot did

more than 3 years ago
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McDonald's Hacked and Customer Data Stolen

mugetsu37 Re: (178 comments)

Oh no, all those late night drive-thrus, known to the world!

more than 3 years ago
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My Most Productive Day of the Week Is..

mugetsu37 Maybe someday... (162 comments)

Ideally the most productive day would be evaluated in retrospect as the day I decided I did the most work. Which, at the end of the day, excludes every one of them.

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle Asks Apache To Rethink Java Committee Exit

mugetsu37 Re:Looking at the bigger picture (266 comments)

Was it ever a good idea for Apache to participate in Java in the first place, knowing that the exact situation that they are complaining about today existed when they started, and has existed for the entire time they've been developing?

Except without Apache in the picture Sun might not have been able to release as much of Java under GPL as they did before Oracle came into the picture. Perhaps now work on OpenJDK will see a higher priority than before.

more than 3 years ago
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Statistical Analysis of Terrorism

mugetsu37 Yeah but... (265 comments)

We found that we can't really reduce it to the realm of P, so we can tell you how big the attack might be, it just might take a few decades and hundreds of computers working together. We can get a grant for that right?

more than 3 years ago
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Anonymous Now Attacking Corporate Fax Machines

mugetsu37 Re:Not Very (410 comments)

I love how all these "Anonymous" noobs are basically reporting themselves to the authorities by running Denial of Service attacks from their home computer.

"Sorry, the FBI took all our computers dad. I was doing some 1337 hacking for 'Anonymous'"

"I'm so glad you came officer, you see we've had this AWFUL paper jam for the last few hours and we're frankly fed up with waiting for geek squad to get here." Or you could just send it from a business.

more than 3 years ago

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Linux Users: Ask Adobe

mugetsu37 mugetsu37 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mugetsu37 (1485997) writes "An Adobe employee has urged Linux users wanting native Creative Suite applications for their OS to submit a 'feature request directly' to the company's engineering team.

Responding on the vote page of a campaign asking for Adobe to port their Creative Suite set of products to Linux, Adobe employee Carey Burgess listed several points of contact users should now use to further the case.

Burgess had previously replied to users voting in the poll, stating that he "understood" why people want to see the design tools made Linux-friendly."

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Wikileaks.org is Back

mugetsu37 mugetsu37 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mugetsu37 (1485997) writes "Wikileaks.org, the whistleblower organization's main Web site, is back up in the U.S. less than 10 days after domain name service provider EveryDNS terminated the domain name, citing stability concerns.

The restored site is now being hosted by Silicon Valley Web Hosting and is using Dynadot, a San Mateo, Calif.-based firm as its registrar and DNS provider, according to Netcraft , an Internet monitoring firm based in the U.K. The site has been up and running since Friday, according to Netcraft."

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