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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

stooo Cat ? (370 comments)

Cat exists under Linux.
You can do that natively :

make a box :

if (( RANDOM % 2 )); then echo "Cat is dead">/tmp/Box; else echo "Cat is alive">/tmp/Box; fi

open the box :

cat /tmp/Box

2 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

stooo Re:Screenshots (370 comments)

I don't understand your single sentance

2 days ago
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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

stooo Re:Predicting the future? (254 comments)

" 1 Mbps ought to be enough for anybody. "

Seriously, 120 kB/s stinks.

2 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

stooo Re:Good (386 comments)

>> Me too. It's a hell of a lot harder to bug every man, woman, and child in the west than it is to intercept and crawl their communications

You don't need to do that.
You just put a worm or backdoor in all these peoples smartphones :)

>> bug every man, woman, and child in the west

The east attempted that before '89, didn't work so well

2 days ago
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Microsoft Announces Office 2016 and Office For Windows 10 Coming Later This Year

stooo Re:huh?? (146 comments)

>> WTF happened to Office 365

It will be renamed "Office 362" when the statistics will show 3 days downtime per year :))))

Or perhaps "Office 363" on leap years :)

5 days ago
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Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

stooo Re:$1 million? (273 comments)

>> Clearly they don't expect much to come out of this research.

No, they don't expect mankind to head in a better direction for it to be worthwile to live longer.

about two weeks ago
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Inside North Korea's Naenara Browser

stooo Re:Wow (159 comments)

Nope, unfortunately, a big chunk of NK laptops are under windows too

See here for a much better insight than the article :
http://media.ccc.de/browse/con...

about three weeks ago
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Space Policy Guru John Logsdon Has Good News and Bad News On NASA Funding

stooo Re:Time to Pause and Rethink (78 comments)

>> "reduce manned launch costs by 95% and increase launch reliability by 500%".
Use soyuz.
Already done.

about three weeks ago
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Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

stooo Re:Microsoft benefits from this (463 comments)

>> The only way to recover (other than pay the ransom) was to...yes...buy a Windows 8 install disk and reformat.

Or install linux :)

about three weeks ago
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Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

stooo Re:Joshua (463 comments)

>> Two of the largest mining pools combined would have enough to say "NO!" to these guys forever.
That does not work.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Distro For Hybrid Laptop?

stooo Re:Best of a bad bunch KDE openSuSE. (210 comments)

Windows 8 desktops, are just irritatingly ugly and not practical to do your work on. Non-crisp looking misty Windows icons, hidden away in icons. If you work with a Windows 8 desktop, for more than a couple of years you will end up with bad eyesight. If you are determined to make the Windows 8 desktop, work then you will spend hours on it customising it to make it usable for a work environment. Once you have achieved that and get used to it you will be told you need to update, it to the latest version which will make it look ridiculous again it will drive you fucking mad! You will spend even more time trying to make it look like a work environment again to the point where you are so sick of it you won't upgrade and you end up not using it. They all want to be a smart phone OS on a desktop.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Distro For Hybrid Laptop?

stooo Re:Keep Windows (210 comments)

>> 8.1 is the best OS they have done
you must have been sleeping the last two years.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Distro For Hybrid Laptop?

stooo Re:DistroWatch! (210 comments)

This is the only advice which will still be valid in 4 years :)

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Distro For Hybrid Laptop?

stooo Re:laptops are a commodity (210 comments)

>>$800-$1200 price point are cheap garbage

Yep, motre or less.
But there's a trick : buy a used buisness laptop, 2 years old. Will cost 200 Euros, and will last 5 years more, inclusive battery
Lenovo or lifebooks are a good place to start.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Distro For Hybrid Laptop?

stooo Re:Or just put linux on it (210 comments)

you can also install a good linux distri, and have a windows VM for occasionnal use, when vwndors give you that shitty config utility that is win. only.
After 2-3 years, you can usually delete the windows VM, and free afew GB of HDD.

about three weeks ago
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Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

stooo Re:What's the new hole? (463 comments)

>> Do these and you eliminate 90% of infections
or, alternatively, just use linux, and adblockplus.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Distro For Hybrid Laptop?

stooo Re:Keep Windows, VM Linux (210 comments)

People don't care about windows. People love linux.
Heck, even microsoft loves Linux.

about three weeks ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

stooo Re:yea but (580 comments)

Bullshit.

about a month ago
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Satellite Captures Glowing Plants From Space

stooo Re:I don't think it's 1% (40 comments)

it's simple : Direct sunlight is 1000W/m.
Let's say a tree is 1m direct to sun. In nighttime, it would emit 10w over it's surface. That's not realistic.

about a month ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

stooo Re:yea but (580 comments)

>>This is an attack by a foreign power. Laws regarding war apply.

What are you talking about ?
Who attacked ?
Sony left their servers with no security patches, open for anyone since years.
They simply don't have "computer suecurity" on their list. They're irresponsible.
You can blame canada lla you want... err, no that was North Korea.

about a month ago

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