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Android On the Desktop

stonedcat Re:Isn't this done already? (247 comments)

My MK808 works perfectly as a media center for my TV. I have various nfs/samba shares mounted on it and run XBMC with a mirror of my desktop library database. Planning to upgrade to an MK908 quad core when the price comes down a bit and the bugs in the firmware are ironed out. As for a desktop system I could see it working for most folks, however the way that android manages apps would need to be reworked a bit to accommodate non-touch interfaces.. assuming these don't become desktop standard.

about a year ago

After Recent US Storms, Why Are Millions Still Without Power?

stonedcat Re:Without power? (813 comments)

I'd be more than happy to hear wooshing if it meant sustainable power with less interruptions. Honestly I don't see what the big deal is here. Where I'm at there are 3 sets of train tracks about 100yds from my building and I get along just fine. Can't imagine that a few wind turbines would be that much louder..

more than 2 years ago

Humble Indie Bundle V Released

stonedcat Re:Limbo Linux port (145 comments)

On the bright side if it does run for you, it SHOULD be reasonably bug-free. Unlike, say oh idk, the Linux port of Super Meat Boy from HiB4 which came out in December and now six months later is still chock full of bugs (all of them have been completely ignored by the porter since he already has our money)... including a major one which results in the game crashing on the last boss... So, you know, there's that. :p

more than 2 years ago

New Doctor Who Companion Announced

stonedcat Re:Lucky Doctor (255 comments)

Donna always made my skin crawl.. I kinda wanted to strangle her.

more than 2 years ago

WikiLeaks Sues the Guardian Over Leak

stonedcat Re:Wikileaks should be happy... (289 comments)

How exactly do you propose they change a password in a file has already been downloaded by thousands of people?

about 3 years ago

Estimated Transfer Time Is No More In Windows 8

stonedcat Re:How about replacing an open file? (456 comments)

Some people like to have complete access to their filesystem and not be hindered by their OS babysitting them or worse replacing the missing file later without their authorization. On atleast two occasions I've had to overwrite cp and mv to fix an issue with compiling. Had I been dealing with a microsoft OS I would have needed to jump through a ton of hoops to do something similar if not boot to entirely different OS and do it from there.

about 3 years ago

Ubuntu One Hits the Million Users Mark

stonedcat Re:just a drop in the cloud (125 comments)

I just use it for a 3rd backup of the games I purchase online. Never know when a vendor site is going to simply shutdown or stop offering my key downloads and physical damage could occur to my burned or hard drive stored copies at any time in the future. I could give two shits about the "cloud", if my data ever disappears or they start charging for basic accounts I'll simply go elsewhere. It's a decent enough convenience atm with 5gb of free storage.

more than 3 years ago

The Humble Indie Bundle 3 Released

stonedcat Re:Has anyone not received a download link? (158 comments)

There's a box in the bottom right corner of the HIB page for live support.
Failing that you should be able to email them and say you've not yet received your link.
Perhaps there was a problem or delay processing your payment? Did you read the paypal emails?

more than 3 years ago

Today's Lighter TVs Mean Much Less E-Waste

stonedcat Re:Not convinced (197 comments)

Curious where do you get your information about the lifespan of these newer sets from..
I've had my LCD tv for nearly 6 years now and it's been on upwards of 12 hours a day for the extent of that time.

more than 3 years ago

Massachusetts Plans To Keep Track of Where Your Car Has Been

stonedcat Re:That could be very helpful. (521 comments)

Because the person who owns the car is always the driver right?

more than 3 years ago

Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US

stonedcat Re:Really bad idea. (1173 comments)

And for some reason you think motor vehicles have more right to be on the road than bicyclists?
We ride this way specifically to make it harder for people to accidentally smack into us while flying past like assholes.
Come back and repeat after you've been clipped by someone's mirror while biking sending you into a damn ditch or worse..

more than 3 years ago

Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US

stonedcat Re:Really bad idea. (1173 comments)

You're either trolling or ignorant... Many places I need to ride, there either are no sidewalks or they're incomplete and only exist in segments or at intersections. You'll also find that in some areas of the US it is illegal to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk. I have personally been ticketed in the past for this in my home town.

more than 3 years ago

Could Amazon Reviews Be Corrupt?

stonedcat Re:I trust this guy's comment (201 comments)

Dude, I bought that shirt and now I'm a millionaire with 30 slave whores. What are you talking about?

more than 3 years ago

World of Warcraft Goes Free With Starter Edition

stonedcat Re:Is pvp enabled? (244 comments)

I was just thinking the same, but they'll probably restrict you from gaining honor or something so as to make it totally worthless.

more than 3 years ago



Woman claims Ubuntu kept her from online classes.

stonedcat stonedcat writes  |  more than 5 years ago

stonedcat writes "A Wisconsin woman has claimed that Dell computers and Ubuntu have kept her from going back to school via online classes. She says she has called Dell to request Windows instead however was talked out of it. Her current claim is that she was unaware that she couldn't install her Verizon online disk to access the Internet, nor could she use Microsoft Word to type up her papers. Local news station WKOW-27 has sided with her on this issue and written up quite the uninspiring news post here:"

Star Trek: Of Gods And Men - Part1 Released

stonedcat stonedcat writes  |  more than 6 years ago

stonedcat writes "Star Trek: Of Gods and Men is a three-part unofficial Star Trek fan mini-series, part one ( has been released today in flash format, higher quality versions should follow. Directed by Tim Russ (Tuvok from Voyager) and featuring several former cast members from various Star Trek series this mini-series should be a fresh look at the Trek universe especially with the lack of any Star Trek series or Movies on the horizon. This mini-series has been compared by fans to Duke Nukem Forever with its many delays and it was thought to never see the light of day. With this release we can be assured that the film is no longer vapor ware or a pipe dream."
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