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Why Microsoft Killed the Windows Start Button

springbox Re:stopped using it? (857 comments)

I like how single apps have their own category

more than 2 years ago

U.S. Students Struggle With Reasoning Skills

springbox Re:No suprise there (488 comments)

You forgot the QED

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Killed the Start Menu Because No One Uses It

springbox Re:Doesn't work in Windows 8. (862 comments)

Maybe you need to change your power options. I don't know why they would have the power button default to "do nothing."

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Buy Legal Game ROMs?

springbox Easy (361 comments)

1.) Buy the original arcade board 2.) Dump ROMs Of course, you could use your cabinet to play the original games instead of emulating them.

about 3 years ago

Mozilla Firefox 6 Released Ahead of Schedule

springbox Re:Rapid Release - a Tradeoff (415 comments)

I don't think anyone really minds if new versions are released often, but the issue of add-ons breaking because of the chosen versioning scheme is probably the largest annoyance. You can still release often without changing the major version number, at least until you can convince add-on developers to use the new SDK.

more than 3 years ago

Firefox 8 20% Faster Than Firefox 5

springbox Re:Ridiculous (441 comments)

Maybe it's time to revise the contracts based on these new realities?

more than 3 years ago

NVIDIA Gets Away With Bait-and-Switch

springbox Re:What's the point? (336 comments)

What is the problem with ATi? The PS3 uses an NVIDIA-based GPU.

more than 3 years ago

Mediacom Using DPI To Hijack Searches, 404 Errors

springbox Re:Installation disks (379 comments)

This is why I always run untrusted software in a virtual machine.

more than 3 years ago

Internet Explorer Antitrust Case Set To Expire

springbox Re:Expired and stagnant. (176 comments)

Yep, it was Win 9x. Not a big surprise.

more than 3 years ago

Firefox 4 Released!

springbox "It's a feature" (554 comments)

I am really disappointed by their changes to "streamline" the session manager. You can nuke the previous state by opening the browser, closing it (accidents can happen), and opening it again. All because they didn't want to automatically restore it when Firefox starts.

more than 3 years ago

Nintendo 3DS Battery Is Quick To Die and Slow To Charge

springbox Re:Nintendo 3DS Battery (183 comments)

You mean something like this? It looks more reasonable than most of the extended laptop batteries that I've seen.

more than 3 years ago

Retailers Dread Phone-Wielding Shoppers

springbox Re:So, the system works? (725 comments)

You must be unlucky, because I've only had excellent experiences with Amazon. They usually over pack the stuff that they send me. I once received a $4 keyboard from them in a box about 10 times the size of the keyboard itself, complete with a huge amount of paper padding.

more than 3 years ago

Kinect Hacked, Adafruit Bounty Won

springbox Re:Tampering! (262 comments)

"Winmodems" were made to reduce costs. It's apparently cheaper to remove hardware and replace the functionality in the driver. Even the Dreamcast has a soft modem.

more than 3 years ago

Are Consumer Hard Drives Headed Into History?

springbox Re:HDDs are the new CRT (681 comments)

Good luck lifting a giant CRT

more than 3 years ago

Recommendations For Home Virtualization?

springbox Re:VirtualBox (384 comments)

I have the option to enable both on an AMD computer with a Radeon card. You might possibly have a configuration problem.

more than 3 years ago

Square Enix Attempting Final Fantasy XIV Damage Control

springbox Re:Probably not. Sorry. (215 comments)

Have you ever played FFXI before? Most of your time in the game involves long periods of waiting, so being able to look at a website while doing so is actually a good thing.

more than 3 years ago

Casio Unveils New Color Screen Graphing Calculator

springbox Re:TI isn't going anywhere. (313 comments)

Yes, mine had a 3 color display. Nice for graphing.

more than 3 years ago

Best Buy Unapologetic About Charging For PS3 Firmware Updates

springbox Re:Wow (454 comments)

I like how a HDMI cable has a financing option

more than 3 years ago

Why Are We Losing Vertical Pixels?

springbox Re:Not so fast (1140 comments)

For that much money, you could almost buy a monitor that doesn't use a TN panel

more than 3 years ago


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