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Facebook IPO Stumbles Out of the Gate

torgosan Counting down (423 comments)

A year from now, this bubble will have burst. Not a moment too soon either.

more than 2 years ago
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Gimp 2.8 Finally Released

torgosan Re:The Name (737 comments)

"....Childish and offensive?" GNU Image Manipulation Program was GIMP long before P.C became vogue and began screwing up this country. Deal.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Mirrorless, Interchangeable Lens Camera Advice?

torgosan Re:Learn photography. (402 comments)

"The fact that you're actually looking through the lens doesn't really matter much."

Except for framing, composition, inspecting DoF [crop sensors mangle this, sadly]. Not minor things, those.

As for CCDs,CMOS is more likely these days, btw.

more than 2 years ago
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CarrierIQ Tries To Silence Security Researcher

torgosan Re:He should remove it. (216 comments)

What? It hasn't yet been posted?

Wait for it...

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

more than 2 years ago
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McAfee Disclaims Claims of Chinese Involvement in 'Shady RAT'

torgosan Re:plausible deniability (56 comments)

You're right, plausible deniability and all.

As an aside, anytime I set a box in the DMZ and review access logs, the majority of IPs attempting access are from CN. Which tells me there are LOTS of pwned boxes in CN...or...they're up to something.

I vote for the latter. Just sayin'...

more than 3 years ago
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IBM Did Not Invent the Personal Computer

torgosan Re:lulz research (293 comments)

The book to which you are referring is:

IBM and the Holocaust

The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America's most powerful corporation

Published by Crown Publishers, N.Y., 2001

ISBN 0-609-60799-5

more than 3 years ago
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Why You Shouldn't Panic Over Mac Malware

torgosan Just thing out loud here... (370 comments)

Shouldn't citing Gartner immediately cast doubt on the story?

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook's Broad Patent On Digital Media Tagging

torgosan Re:FF (61 comments)

Agree 100%. <rant> Off topic and all that good stuff but, on a purely gut level with NO rational explanation, when I look at someone's eyes and the reading is "dead inside" my level of mistrust takes an immediate spike. As far as I'm concerned, anything associated with Zuckerburg is bad news. </rant>

more than 3 years ago
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IE9 Flaunts Hardware-Accelerated Canvas

torgosan Re:It's all slipping through their fingers (265 comments)

Great posting but as an aside: if your buddy's box is taking THAT long to boot to a "usable" desktop ["usable" may have different meaning to each of us], there is something wrong with his box. Seriously.

more than 4 years ago
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New Fossil Sheds Light On Lucy's Family Tree

torgosan Re:Offtopic, I know (89 comments)

And moderation is jacked as well, since yesterday. What used to be a simple process [choose the mod selection and it would be immediately applied] is now b0rked, choose the mod selectiopn and nothing happens, no update, no Apply button at the bottom of the page, nada.

more than 4 years ago
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BSA Says Software Theft Exceeded $51B In 2009

torgosan Re:Bullshit (350 comments)

Spot on. The BSA has a vested interest in making certain the numbers are huge thereby backing up their position/efforts/goals. The further insult is in assuming their intended audience [and even unintended] believes them because, well, "Who else is going to undertake such a study so you might as well trust us."

Bullshit, indeed.

more than 4 years ago
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Which Linux For Non-Techie Windows Users?

torgosan PCLinuxOS (766 comments)

Quick nod to PCLinuxOS here. Out of the box simple, straight-forward, Windows-ish enough that even those relatives who have made the transition from Win2k/XP had minimal issues/adjustment time to get comfortable - seamless and painless, as the OP requires. Has a great built-in assortment of apps [covers all the bases outlined above] and just plain works and very well at that, even on somewhat older hardware. Gets my vote.

more than 4 years ago
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"Perpetual Motion DeLorean" Scammers Face $26M Judgment

torgosan Re:They should be given medals, not prison sentenc (243 comments)

Perhaps in your world-view but I have to say that, before being modded to +5 Interesting, being at the Flamebait level had it straight-up right.

more than 4 years ago
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Dutch Study Says Filesharing Has Positive Economic Effects

torgosan Then /= than (336 comments)

NT

more than 5 years ago
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Apple's Leopard Will Exclude 800MHz G4 Processors

torgosan Re:and we get slower still (371 comments)

Thats's Toonces, you insensitive clod!

more than 6 years ago

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