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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Beta 1 Released

silverglade00 Re:"Pingolin" in Portuguese (243 comments)

To be fair, it wasn't all that prodigious to her after all the ones she's seen.

more than 2 years ago
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Advertisers Co-Opting The Lorax With Half-Truths About Conservation

silverglade00 Re:Not a Disney film! (265 comments)

Dude, THERE'S my car!!

more than 2 years ago
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WindowMaker Development Resumes, Has First Release Since 2006

silverglade00 Re:Yay? (192 comments)

If I may, I believe mfwitten is talking about keyboard-centric uses, not the environment. For example, sending an email. It is far more efficient to use a real keyboard (keyboard-centric) than it is to use an on-screen keyboard program with a mouse (GUI). Either way, you are still logged into your Gmail through a browser, but the way that you interact with that GUI is different. Ubuntu is mentioned because in Unity it is more efficient to hit the key with the flag on it and start typing the name of the program you want to use than it is to click on the Ubunto logo and scroll through all umptillion things you have installed looking for that same specific app.

more than 2 years ago
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Zynga Sues Brazilian Dev For Copying Its Games

silverglade00 Re:Bravo Zynga, bravo (115 comments)

One thing I never understand about "might makes right": it doesn't. You tell me that Earth is a star. I say it isn't. You kick my ass. Poof, the Earth magically turns into a star through the Power of Right. Wait, no it doesn't. So how did this become our way of deciding things in the first place?

more than 2 years ago
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Google Close To Launching Cloud Storage 'Google Drive'

silverglade00 Re:Yay! (205 comments)

right on the money
All the banks and investment firms

I see what you did there!

more than 2 years ago
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Should Next-Gen Game Consoles Be Upgradeable?

silverglade00 Re:First Post (348 comments)

No

Mod parent up.

I would rather mod you up for giving coherent reason WHY the answer is no that adds to the discussion.

more than 2 years ago
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Half of Fortune 500s, US Agencies Still Infected With DNSChanger Trojan

silverglade00 Re:Just goes to show you (112 comments)

True. I was including the CEO in the "if they had brains" group... Ahh, there's the problem.

more than 2 years ago
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Half of Fortune 500s, US Agencies Still Infected With DNSChanger Trojan

silverglade00 Re:Just goes to show you (112 comments)

If they had any brains, they would know that the CEO does not need access to individual customer's credit card numbers and only needs high level reporting data so getting his password off the monitor wouldn't reveal anything that isn't published on the company's press release page.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Asks Court Not To Enjoin ReDigi

silverglade00 Re:fp (185 comments)

First posts are NOT material objects.

more than 2 years ago
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Symantec Tells Customers To Stop Using pcAnywhere

silverglade00 Re:If.... (149 comments)

I will spend the rest of the day imagining the parts in between the cookie and obtaining the Active Directory credentials. My boss will hate you. I will not.

more than 2 years ago
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LG To Pay Licensing Fees To Microsoft For Using Android

silverglade00 Re:I'm honestly confused... (359 comments)

After Bell Labs, MIT, the US Navy, CERN, Stanford University, and Xerox PARC did all the hard work,

Sounds like tax dollars paid for most of that, so we should get most of it for free.

more than 2 years ago
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What a Black Box Data Dump Looks Like

silverglade00 Re:Advice (643 comments)

It is also not unreasonable that I would not be decapitated, but rather trapped in my seat with a stupid cloth strap cutting off my air. This is really what I am worried about, not decapitation. I found a clip for $1 that fixes the problem, but still...

more than 2 years ago
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What a Black Box Data Dump Looks Like

silverglade00 Re:Advice (643 comments)

What I ended up doing is getting a $1 clip made for such problems. Seatbelt no longer goes across my neck. But I think you missed my point. The minor law made to keep me safe was really putting me in greater danger. I am padded enough I could probably survive a moderate collision without the seatbelt. I'm not so sure I would survive the same collision with a strap cutting across my throat.

more than 2 years ago
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What a Black Box Data Dump Looks Like

silverglade00 Re:Advice (643 comments)

I'm a pretty big guy (on Slashdot? Shocking!) and in every car I have ever been in, the seatbelt goes right across my neck because of my stomach. I am working on reducing my stomach, but in the meantime I either have to break the law or ride in fear of instant decapitation from the seatbelt in case of a crash. That seatbelt will not protect me at all. It will break my neck or take off my head.

more than 2 years ago
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Adblock Plus Developers To Allow 'Acceptable' Ads

silverglade00 Re:Trust (247 comments)

When advertisers regain my trust, I will stop blocking their ads.

I completely agree, but how will you know? I don't plan on killing my adblocker to find out either.

more than 2 years ago
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FCC OKs On-Body Medical Networks

silverglade00 Re:One step closer (41 comments)

He only needs/wants the red one.

more than 2 years ago
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How Does a Self-Taught Computer Geek Get Hired?

silverglade00 Re:Start at bottom. We all did. (523 comments)

I mean, he could get a job as a janitor too, that's starting at the bottom, and it's equally relevant to his field as help desk.

Disagree. People still respect the janitor when crap piles up.

more than 2 years ago
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Baker Has to Make 102,000 Cupcakes For Grouponers

silverglade00 Re:Stupid is as stupid does. (611 comments)

She got some great publicity about her commitment to customers. She got her name out there on the greater Internet. She even did it in a way that gives her a tax break. All she had to do was apologize and say "Sorry these aren't that good, but I was busy. Buy some later and they will be better quality, I promise!" Sounds like she is doing pretty good to me.

about 2 years ago

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