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Petition For Metric In US Halfway To Requiring Response From the White House

peterbye Re:US Metric System (1387 comments)

There is: a litre of water weighs 1kg

about a year and a half ago
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Carrier IQ Relents, Apologizes

peterbye Re:How much of this was out of their heartfelt goo (78 comments)

But let's also have a little respect for Carrier IQ, it takes balls to make this kind of turnaround...

or a fear that they are about to be dumped by all their customers due to the negative publicity.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tablet With Root Access By Default?

peterbye Re:huh? (168 comments)

All of them if you want to run an ssh daemon on port 22

more than 2 years ago
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What's Keeping You On Windows?

peterbye Re:User-focused (1880 comments)

That is not the typical Linux experience. You are either deliberately making things difficult for yourself, or too stupid to be using a computer.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: CS Grads Taking IT Jobs?

peterbye Re:Erm... (520 comments)

in EU the Commission took care to protect you from becoming any money by introducing rules and regulations that actually ban consulting altogether

WTF are you talking about? How is consulting banned in the EU?

about 3 years ago
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Russian President Interested In Funding ReactOS

peterbye Re:Recapturing the glory days? (186 comments)

They don't necessarily need to catch up, there's a very large Windows user base that are very happy with XP and haven't seen the need to 'upgrade'.

about 3 years ago
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Old Arguments May Cost Linux the Desktop

peterbye Re:The op is a... The author is an idiot (591 comments)

As each Android device is accepted the community clarifies for everyone that Linux is the elder brother of Android.

Which just adds to the confusion, as many Android users now think that Linux is 'made by Google'

more than 3 years ago
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eBay Deploys 100TB of SSDs, Cuts Rackspace By Half

peterbye Re:Uhh.. cost? (197 comments)

What's 'a magnitude of order'?

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Curbs Wi-Fi Location Database

peterbye Re:MAC Addresses (69 comments)

Look at the output of 'iwlist scan' on a wireless linux box.
First line of each cell looks like very much like a MAC address to me.

more than 3 years ago
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Tens of Thousands Flee From BT and Virgin

peterbye Re:Choices (258 comments)

Clearly you're unaware that quality ISPs actually do exist. I use A&A nothing shit about them and worth every penny. In fact they're not even that expensive.

more than 2 years ago
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Attachmate Does the Right Thing For Mono

peterbye Re:Yes, it WAS the right thing. (100 comments)

> Some honest opinions of Mono might be helpful as I seem to be blissfully unaware of the problems related to it

What's wrong with it is it pollutes the Linux ecosystem with Microsoft IP.
Some think that's risky, and some of us don't care about that but just don't want to use anything that has any connection with MS.

more than 3 years ago
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Google+ Already At 10 Million Users

peterbye Re:Will Invite (1223 comments)

I'd like an invite please - pcb1962(at)gmail.com thanks

more than 3 years ago
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Bing Is Cheating, Copying Google Search Results

peterbye Re:Cheating? (693 comments)

repackaging google search results wold be little different then copying pages from several novels in order to create your own wouldn't it?

That would be plagiarism which (in the UK at least) is a separate offence to copyright infringement.

more than 3 years ago
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Open Source More Expensive Says MS Report

peterbye Re:My psychic prediction (465 comments)

Just like Microsoft now - expensive, but usually works with all your other stuff

FSVO 'works'

more than 3 years ago
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Navy Uses Railgun To Launch Fighter Jet

peterbye Re:A linear induction motor is not a railgun. (314 comments)

Thanks for the clarification, I was thinking the steam catapult was like a real catapult, with a wire that pulled back and released.

more than 3 years ago

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Google silently drops support for Usenet?

peterbye peterbye writes  |  more than 3 years ago

peterbye (708092) writes "Usenet groups on Google groups haven't updated since June 25th. No response from Google on support forums."

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