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Internet-Deprived Kids Turning To 'McLibraries'

oakgrove Re:Wow (331 comments)

states are promoting state lottery that has about 50% effective payoff

Lottery
Noun
A game where a whole bunch of dumb people make one dumb person look really smart.

about 2 years ago
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US Wants Apple, Google, and Microsoft To Get a Grip On Mobile Privacy

oakgrove Re:Isn't this the same monopoly of violence... (103 comments)

They didn't outlaw rooting or loading custom ROMs or anything else like that. They just made it a violation to unlock a phone from one carrier to use on another.

about 2 years ago
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Details of Google's Project Glass Revealed In FCC Report

oakgrove Re:another corporation disturbing people (76 comments)

Wearable display meets actual practicality? Assuming they can pull it off, get to disturbing, Google!

about 2 years ago
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Typing These 8 Characters Will Crash Almost Any App On Your Mountain Lion Mac

oakgrove Re:Powerpoint summary of TFS (425 comments)

Just a thought, using something like vnc from a mobile device would make it more likely to happen since keyboards on most smartphones/tablets capitalize the first letter in anything it thinks is a sentence.

about 2 years ago
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Mars Rover Curiosity: Less Brainpower Than Apple's iPhone 5

oakgrove Re:Just goes to show. . . (256 comments)

Hundreds of millions of dollars spent on code

The OS running on the phone didn't just spring out of nowhere. If you add up all the development time spent on the code running on an OOTB iPhone 5 what do you think would be the cost?

about 2 years ago
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Online Narcotics Store 'Silk Road' Is Showing Cracks

oakgrove Re:This is stupidly risky (330 comments)

Use multiple smaller boxes.

about 2 years ago
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64GB MS Surface Pro Only Has 23GB of Free Space

oakgrove Re:OK. Next? (588 comments)

Second, surface comes with the office apps, which are big in and of themselves, but provide the user with most of the apps heshe needs. 23 gb free space, all for excel files nd word docs? That's huge.

FWIW, I see what you did there. I lol'd

about 2 years ago
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Hacker Faces 105 Years In Prison After Blackmailing 350+ Women

oakgrove Re:Only in America (473 comments)

Get off your high horse. The 105 years quoted is pure bs. The min/max guidelines in federal court were overturned years ago but people just keep quoting them. This guy will do some time but he'll see the light of day in plenty of time to enjoy life as an ex-felon with something like zero prospects of ever living a productive life with a decent job again. That's the real tragedy here.

about 2 years ago
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Hacker Faces 105 Years In Prison After Blackmailing 350+ Women

oakgrove Re:Won't come close to that (473 comments)

Does offending a few people's sense of modesty really justify doing that to someone regardless of how many people he did it to?

See, the courts see it a little differently. If you steal something like a computer or whatever, then the person you stole it from is like, "it sucks but I can get another one". The mental harm is fairly minimal. But when you start fucking with peoples' emotions like in this case it takes on an entirely different and to the average person more serious context. This dude isn't going to get a slap on the wrist. Expect at least 10 years. And in the fed joint, he'll do 85 percent of that. There are some programs he can apply for that might knock off a year or so but he's done for a while.

about 2 years ago
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Hacker Faces 105 Years In Prison After Blackmailing 350+ Women

oakgrove Re:Won't come close to that (473 comments)

The only thing about that is they actually did away with statutory maximum and minimum sentences in the US federal courts a few years since having a set minimum was deemed unconstitutional. So now the judge can pretty much give you whatever they want, though they do generally go by the former guidelines more or less.

As far as plea bargaining to the feds, you don't get a guaranteed low sentence when you do that, what happens is if you are pretty sure you'll get convicted, you plea bargain so that the US attorney will recommend a particular to the judge but it is still up to the judge what you get. If you can come in with a good enough sob story about how your molested as a kid (for example) then you stand a decent chance of getting lower than what the US attorney is suggesting.

The problem with going to trial is you aren't being what they call "cooperative". This adds to your "points" which is how they compute the guidelines that they aren't really bound by but use anyway. It's a circus. I wish I could explain it all more clearly.

about 2 years ago
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Hacker Faces 105 Years In Prison After Blackmailing 350+ Women

oakgrove Re:Hmmmmmmmm (473 comments)

He got the initial pictures where a lot of these kinds of creeps do. Hacking email accounts, etc.

about 2 years ago
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Why Ray Kurzweil's Google Project May Be Doomed To Fail

oakgrove Re:Ah! (354 comments)

Um, or both, maybe?

about 2 years ago
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SolusOS Forks Gnome 3 Fallback Mode

oakgrove Re:Less Hand-Wringing, More Get Shit Done (162 comments)

So. please don't mutter /. Thanks.

There now. FTFY

Don't mind me, I'll let you get back to designing that infinity drive powered fusion anti-matter sparko-manoflap thing. Or whatever "important" stuff you and you're computer happen to be doing.

about 2 years ago
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SolusOS Forks Gnome 3 Fallback Mode

oakgrove Re:Less Hand-Wringing, More Get Shit Done (162 comments)

I'm more of an alt-tab (and for that matter, I use a gnu screen for multiple vi instances) kind of person rather than clicking on the taskbar so what you're going through there isn't really an issue for me. FWIW though, when I get 10 or so windows open on my desktop I start to appreciate the task grouping behavior. I checked to see if you could turn grouping off and it doesn't look like it. If it's really killing you just install fbpanel and run it ignoring the Unity panel.

BTW - why is the menu is hidden when not in use.

Makes it so you can see more of the window title. When you need the menu, mouse to it. I dig it when I'm browsing with a bunch of tabs and want to see the entire tab title at a glance. But that's just me I guess.

about 2 years ago
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SolusOS Forks Gnome 3 Fallback Mode

oakgrove Re:Less Hand-Wringing, More Get Shit Done (162 comments)

Unity on the lowend is laughable. Clicking the search button is nearly as much of a kiss of death as the old keyboards with standby buttons on Win98.

That I can pretty much agree with. They have some minimum requirements but 700 MHz seems a little low to me. Anything under my purview ranking lower than about a 2 GHz P4 gets the Openbox treatment.

about 2 years ago
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SolusOS Forks Gnome 3 Fallback Mode

oakgrove Re:Less Hand-Wringing, More Get Shit Done (162 comments)

Logic like that would have us still using Program Manager.

Or it would have us debate these things on actual merit rather than the hysterical hyperbole often seen when the timeless window manager/DE of choice discussion pops up.

Choice quotes on this very page:

People who have real work to do are already using XFCE.

Have you ever used Gnome3, you dumb fuck?

Windows 8 actually makes Gnome 3 look somewhat usable

And on and on and on.

about 2 years ago
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SolusOS Forks Gnome 3 Fallback Mode

oakgrove Re:Less Hand-Wringing, More Get Shit Done (162 comments)

Not sure what your definition of "real work" is but I somehow manage to get a few things done here and there with pretty much equal ease switching between Gnome 2.3 on my Debian box, Unity on my Ubuntu clad laptop, and Openbox pretty much everywhere else. What is it specifically that is giving you so much trouble if I may ask?

about 2 years ago
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SolusOS Forks Gnome 3 Fallback Mode

oakgrove Less Hand-Wringing, More Get Shit Done (162 comments)

Maybe it's the cynicism growing on me but I don't get the constant bitching and moaning over desktop decorations. Back in the day I used KDE3.x and it was fine. Then I used Gnome 2.x and it was fine. Now I use Unity and it is just fine too. On my low-end tinker-boxes, I use Openbox and Fbpanel. And it's all fine. Alt-f2, Alt-tab, Alt-f4, and Alt-Space work everywhere. Focus on your applications, fellas; that's what's important.

about 2 years ago

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Valve Software Confirms Work on Steam Client for LInux

oakgrove oakgrove writes  |  more than 2 years ago

oakgrove writes "Valve Software today in a new blog devoted specifically to Steam on Linux called Steam'd Penguins has confirmed that for more than a year a Steam client has been in the works for Ubuntu Linux. Also, in the blog post it has been confirmed that a working port of Left for Dead 2 is currently fully playable."
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