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Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

redmid17 Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (294 comments)

I was alive 20 years ago when Russia (the Soviet Union) let 14 Republicans go. I have no trouble imagining them letting territory go.

Which Republicans did they have captured? It was generous to let them go. On a serious note, the USSR was flat broke when the Iron Curtain fell. Russia could not have held onto those countries it if were threatening to use their nukes. The lack of Russian money was one of them main reasons why North Korea went through horrible starvation. It's why the DDR had rampant runaway inflation until they were absorbed back into Germany.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

redmid17 Re:Should be objective, not biased... (451 comments)

Anything you'd do on a typical office machine. I wouldn't render video or compile in VS, but web browsing, watching HD videos, typical office activities all worked fine for me. I had Win 7 Pro installed on a Optiplex D620 (P4 with HT) and 1 GB RAM and the integrated video. It wasn't a world beater but it worked. I eventually doubled the RAM and it did improve the performance (not as much paging). As to your question, yes Win 7 is very streamlined compared to Vista, especially when Vista was new.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

redmid17 Re:Should be objective, not biased... (451 comments)

It doesn't even need dual cores, though that greatly improves the performance. A P4 with HT and 1 GB RAM is plenty good for Win 7.

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

redmid17 Re:It would be inequal to provide equal rewards (673 comments)

No I meant what I meant. More girls are graduating HS, enrolling college, and graduating college. That's inequality in favor of girls and against boys.

about a week ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

redmid17 Re:It would be inequal to provide equal rewards (673 comments)

There's also a complete inequality in girls graduating high school, enrolling in college, and graduating college. I'm all for making sure that girls are given every opportunity to succeed and not prevented or discouraged from going down a path they want to try, but frankly there are many larger issues that need to be worked on before you started down this path? That said, it's Google's money to do with as they please. They clearly see some benefit to this and it doesn't mean that the money they donate here would have gone to equalizing the current gender gap in education or that they don't give money to that cause already.

about a week ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

redmid17 Re:Outlook Express? (641 comments)

Outlook Express does not have a calendar

about two weeks ago
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Algorithm Challenge: Burning Man Vehicle Exodus

redmid17 Re:TLDR: "why doesn't anyone listen to me?" (273 comments)

I wish I could use mod points to down vote entire articles. How the hell does this clown keep getting his shitty ideas published week after week.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

redmid17 Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (387 comments)

I'm not the original poster. I'm not the person who was asking for proof. I'm a third party.
The fact you're too stupid or too lazy to *look* at the URLs to figure out the source of tests says a lot.
Pick a metric you would want to see improved over Windows 7 and you will probably hit one that Win 8 succeeded at improving.
There's a reason why you have zero mods and this post is at +5

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

redmid17 Re:Gee, so only a year of screaming (387 comments)

I'm assuming you're too lazy to google

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/...
http://usabilitygeek.com/windo...
http://www.techspot.com/review...
http://www.zdnet.com/windows-8...

If you're lazy, you can just read the conclusions. It's not necessarily enough to make me upgrade to 8 (already have 8 on one laptop and 7 on some other devices), but it measurably better in a few areas.

about two weeks ago
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State Colleges May Offer Best ROI On Comp Sci Degrees

redmid17 Re:Bullshit. (127 comments)

If you even have your GPA on your resume after you graduate from college, I would question quite a bit anyway

about two weeks ago
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State Colleges May Offer Best ROI On Comp Sci Degrees

redmid17 Re:Bullshit. (127 comments)

That's been the opposite of my experience

about two weeks ago
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Remote ATM Attack Uses SMS To Dispense Cash

redmid17 Re:Physical Access = owned (150 comments)

Probably because they need to be able to upgrade the the OS and apply security patches.

about three weeks ago
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Firefox Was the Most Attacked & Exploited Browser At Pwn2own 2014

redmid17 Re:Firefox is the most unstable program in common (207 comments)

My record on FF, thought this was a few versions ago, was just over 1 GB for 4 tabs (no multimedia, just two wiki-type pages and 2 work pages with no flash). I might still have a screenshot of it laying around somewhere.

about a month ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

redmid17 Re:The summary lies (193 comments)

An assault rifle has a well-known definition. They are select fire, use intermediate cartridge, and feeds from a detachable magazine. They are highly restricted and unavailable to civilians unless they were registered as an NFA weapon before 1986.They are very expensive for non-government purchasers. An assault weapon has many, poorly thought out definitions. Generally speaking it's a semi-automatic rifle with any number of mostly irrelevant characteristics (feeds from detachable magazine, threaded barrel, bayonet lug). These are legal to own in most states and smaller jurisdictions, but obviously one's situations may vary.

about a month ago
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Facebook Shuts Down @Facebook Email System

redmid17 For once they aren't lying (149 comments)

No one uses the FB email address? Why would they when they need a valid email to sign up already?

about 2 months ago
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'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

redmid17 Re:Ain't no body got time for that (606 comments)

Any major city, excepting Detroit, has a pretty nice immediate downtown and a ring of shitty stuff out of that. It's the non-gentrified areas around essentially the business districts and bar districts downtown. Chicago, Atlanta, NY, LA and most of other cities I've been to or lived in follow that model.

about 2 months ago

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