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PulseAudio Creator Responds To Critics

occamboy This is why I switched back to Windows (815 comments)

I had Ubuntu running on our main home computer for more than a year. There were definitely some annoyances, but things were tolerable. Until I upgraded Ubuntu (I forget which version) and sound was broken hard - I spent hours fixing it, but got calls from home every few days asking me to "help fix the sound. it's broken again". Finally, I gave up and switched back to Windows.

more than 5 years ago

IT and Health Care

occamboy Why Ignore VistA (294 comments)

It works and docs find it helpful. I'm amazed that it's ignored in TFA.

Docs won't use EMRs until they need to do so to get paid. That's the long and the short of it.

more than 5 years ago

Obama Picks RIAA's Favorite Lawyer For Top DoJ Post

occamboy Reagan Republicans That Call Themselves Democrats, (766 comments)

and today Sanjay "I just make crap up about Michael Moore" Gupta, and the RIAA golden boy. Obama is surrounding himself with some pretty interesting characters. Not good.

about 6 years ago

OpenOffice.org 3.0 Is Officially Here

occamboy Still Has The 6.5-Year-Old Lethal Bug? (284 comments)

I registered a bug with OO 6.5 years ago, still unfixed, that causes spreadsheets to give utterly wrong results in even the simplest calculations. Sometimes OO treats a number as a string, and assigns it a value of "0" in calculations, e.g., 1+1 could equal 0 or 1.

Either OO should throw an error "can't treat a string as a number" or it should guess the number of the string is a valid number. But a major undetectable error like this is murderous, as has been testified to by the folks reporting the same bug after I did.

(Note the OO bug tracker seems to be having problems at this moment, so the link doesn't work.)

more than 6 years ago


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