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Amazon Kindle Fails First College Test

r_benchley MS Courier (256 comments)

It's kind of a shame that Microsoft scrapped the Courier. Based on the demo videos I saw, it seems like it would have been a natural fit for something like this.

more than 4 years ago

Decency Group Says "$#*!" Is Indecent

r_benchley Re:WTF ? (821 comments)

Kudos to you on the Mencken quote. Another apt one: "Immorality is the morality of those who are having a better time."

more than 4 years ago

Technical Objections To the Ogg Container Format

r_benchley Re:Still better than AVI (370 comments)

I use Handbrake for encoding. Handbrake will let you chose from MP4 or MKV for container, H.264 or Theora for video and MP3, AAC or Vorbis for audio.

more than 4 years ago

PC-BSD 8.0 Release Focuses On Desktop Use

r_benchley Why Linux? (154 comments)

Why do we need Linux for the desktop? While Windows has the best hardware support coverage among all operating systems, I am curious what are the reasons behind picking Linux for a desktop oriented operating system.

more than 4 years ago

Android Phone Demand Up 250%, iPhone Down

r_benchley Disco Stu (445 comments)

"Did you know that disco record sales were up 400% for the year ending 1976? If these trends continues... AAY!"

more than 4 years ago

CT Scan "Reset Error" Gives 206 Patients Radiation Overdose

r_benchley Repo Man (383 comments)

Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense. Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year. They ought to have them, too.

more than 5 years ago

Xbox 360 Failure Rate Is 54.2%

r_benchley Re:But are they getting better? (607 comments)

Xboxe 360s that were manufactured in the latter part of 2008(Falcon and Jasper revisions, I believe) should be fine. Newer models have dealt with the heatsink design flaw that killed so many of the older revisions. On the older models, as the internal temprature of the unit increased, the heatsink would pull away from the GPU and then the GPU would fry, causing the RROD. The chances of a newer model failing are very slim in comparison. That being said, I usually purchase multi-platform titles for my PS3, as part of me has nagging doubts about the 360. After my first 360 went tits up, I swore I wouldn't buy another one, but the JRPGS on the 360 were too tempting for me to pass up. The 360 is an outstanding platform in terms of software, but man does the hardware QA suck.

more than 5 years ago

Walter Bender — Taking Sugar Beyond the XO Laptop

r_benchley Re:Diabetus?! (84 comments)

"There's no link between diabetes and diet. That's a white myth, Ken, like Larry Bird or Colorado."

more than 5 years ago

Depressed Astronauts Might Get Computerized Solace

r_benchley Re:Joy Joy Feelings (138 comments)

Great reference! Demolition Man is one of my great guilty pleasure movies.

about 6 years ago



r_benchley r_benchley writes  |  more than 7 years ago

r_benchley (658776) writes "The jackasses over at Paypal have put a freeze on an account that was set up for charitable donations for the families of soldiers killed in Iraq. Details on this disgusting story can be found at Deadspin: oesnt-want-slain-soldiers-families-to-receive-aid- 227699.php Hopefully, Slashdotters will realize what kind of jerks work at Paypal and will use another service for online transactions."


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