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Ask Slashdot: New To Linux; Which Distro?

oldmeddler If.... (573 comments) had to get a friend to install Ubuntu for you, you're not quite ready for Arch.

about a year and a half ago

If I could augment my senses (w/ implant or similar) ...

oldmeddler I would love to have.... (456 comments)

...the ability to know when any woman is in estrus.

about a year and a half ago

Nearly Every NYC Crime Involves Computers, Says Manhattan DA

oldmeddler It's about time.... (108 comments)

... for background checks for computer buyers, banning Assault Computers, and hard drives than hold more than 7 GB of storage.

about a year and a half ago

America's Real Criminal Element: Lead

oldmeddler Somewhere..... (627 comments)

...some village is missing an nidiot.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

oldmeddler Re:I don't play games... (951 comments)

No, but I will. Thanks for the tip.

about 2 years ago

Activists' Drone Shot Out of the Sky For Fourth Time

oldmeddler A couple, or more, of points. (733 comments)

Captive pigeon shooters are not hunters. They are pigeon killers, and have no sense of honor or decency. Please do not insult real hunters by calling these assholes "hunters". The "activists" are idiots and shoud not be allowed to vicariously enter private property to spy on what the property owners and guests are doing. They are not the law and it is none of their business. If I saw a camera equipped drone flying over my property, I would try my best to shoot it down.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

oldmeddler I don't play games... (951 comments)

...except Solitaire and Mahjong, so I have almost no need for Windows. Now if someone would just put out a decent video editing application, I wouldn't need to turn on my Windows Netbook except when traveling.

about 2 years ago

Favorite U.S. Political Party

oldmeddler Whigs... (503 comments)

.... are the only Party worth the powder to blow them to hell. I would love to see Democrats and Republicans take their rightful places in history beside the Whigs.

about 2 years ago

Windows 8: Do I Really Need a Single OS?

oldmeddler I llok at it like this.... (344 comments)

..Microsoft is like a girlfriend who gives you the clap, then has a makeover and promises she's clean, but you get the clap again. Now the girlfrind has had yet another makeover (#8?), looks very sexy, and promises an experience unlike any you've ever had. Seriously, are you really going to risk another dose of the clap?

about 2 years ago

US Warns Users of Child-Porn Blackmail Ransomware

oldmeddler But...... (196 comments)

...will it run on Linux?

more than 2 years ago

Lawmakers Intent On Approving SOPA, PIPA

oldmeddler Is English Dead? (513 comments)

SOPA = Spanish for soup PIPA = Spanish for coconut Can't we even have English acronyms anymore?

more than 2 years ago

Kdenlive 0.8 Adds Advanced Features for NLV Editing

oldmeddler Going Mainstream (182 comments)

If "going mainstream" means looking and acting more like Windows, then No!, thanks. I'm already pissed at default double-click, having to use Ctrl C and Ctrl V in Open Office, and putting the reload button on the location bar in Firefox. Please don't dumb down Linux any further. A decent Gnome video editor would be nice, though.

more than 3 years ago

US Open Government Sites To Close

oldmeddler Re:But it's a good idea... (385 comments)

Sure thing. PM me and I'll send you my PayPal info and make sure the money gets to the right place.

more than 3 years ago

Copyright Troll Complains of Defendant's Legal Fees

oldmeddler As a rational Independent.... (138 comments)

...this story presents me a real conundrum. Which evil organization do I root for?

more than 3 years ago

Former Senator Chris Dodd Set To Head MPAA

oldmeddler Good luck, MPAA (181 comments)

If Dodd does as well for the MPAA as he did for banking, they will be bankrupt in 3 years. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

more than 3 years ago

Laser Incidents With Aircraft On the Rise

oldmeddler Re:sad thing is ... (546 comments)

And exactly what is sad about that?

Banning things has never worked and never will.

more than 3 years ago

SCO Assets Going To October Auction

oldmeddler Open boil (217 comments)

Make that "an open boil on the Anus of society" and I'm in.

about 4 years ago

New Hungarian Government OMGs All Gov Sites

oldmeddler Maybe the Government of Panama..... (59 comments)

.... should follow Hungary's lead. Imagine a bunch of websites designed by a high school computer class which has just learned how to use Flash.

more than 4 years ago

Ballmer Says Microsoft Wasted Time On Vista

oldmeddler Re:How do you get your product right? (375 comments)

You forgot to mention that there are more than 100,000 Windows programs that won't run on Linux. And for what it's worth, Microsoft has had over 30 years to "get it right", and their products are still not fit for anything except playing games. It takes a lot of courage to call people names under "Anonymous Coward".

more than 4 years ago


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