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Intel Leaving Desktop Motherboard Business

x0d One word: Competition (219 comments)

If we have less brands to choose from, the other ones won't have any reason to keep their prices low. So everything will get more and more expensive in no time, while the PC market will continue to shrink.

about a year and a half ago
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Valve Starts Promoting Steam For Linux To Windows Users

x0d "team is now being..." (474 comments)

*Steam, FTFY.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Get My Spouse To Start Gaming With Me?

x0d Simple: (550 comments)

You don't.

about a year and a half ago
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Linux Nukes 386 Support

x0d So... (464 comments)

The patch was from Igno or Ingo?

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?

x0d Re:why (447 comments)

or, let me reformulate-why is this on science.slashdot.org? what science? the science of cooking? it would have been ok if it were on 'idle', I guess.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?

x0d why (447 comments)

Why is this on slashdot?

about 2 years ago
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German Police Stop Man With Mobile Office In Car

x0d Re:Speed Limit? (146 comments)

He was driving on a Bundesstraße or Landstraße, where a speed limit applies (in this case, 100km/h).

about 2 years ago
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Anonymous' Barrett Brown Raided By FBI During Online Chat

x0d Re:AMERICA HELL YEAH (208 comments)

Murrica, hell yea!

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Computer For a 7-Year Old?

x0d I'd still recommend an iPad but.. (423 comments)

if you really want to give him a 'real' computer, how about an old eeepc 701? It's cheap, won't break easily, the size and the weight are right for a 7-year old and you can simply install some educational Linux distro to get him started.

about 2 years ago
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A Cashless, High-Value, Anonymous Currency: How?

x0d Re:Gold (400 comments)

"[x] High-Value" - That's pretty subjective.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows Phone 8 Officially Unveiled

x0d Re:What a lame announcement... (414 comments)

that may be true, but since WP has next to none user adoption, they will have to bring something new to the table if they want those phones to sell, right?

more than 2 years ago
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Romanian Prime Minister Accused of Plagiarism

x0d Re:Who cares? (64 comments)

Nothing new here (see Guttenberg's and Schavan's case in Germany or Grasser in Austria).

more than 2 years ago
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Romanian Prime Minister Accused of Plagiarism

x0d Who cares? (64 comments)

Seriously, who does? Why is this on Slashdot? It's not like Romania is relevant in world politics..

more than 2 years ago
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Growing Evidence of Football Causing Brain Damage

x0d wow (684 comments)

I knew it all along! My brain goes numb just by watching it.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Considers H264 After WebM Fails To Gain Traction

x0d A bit late (182 comments)

They should have done that from the beginning.

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox: In With the New, Out With the Compatibility

x0d I smell (366 comments)

flamebait

more than 2 years ago
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What's Not To Like About New iPad?

x0d It's still pointless. (617 comments)

It doesn't even matter if it runs on iOS, Android or whatever. My brother actually bought into the hype and got himself a Galaxy Tab but had to sell it after about 3 months because he wasn't using it for anything other than occasional web browsing. The 'cool' factor wears off very quickly. Netbooks were better. At least those were still 'real' computers.

more than 2 years ago

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Wanted: an 'adventurous' surrogate for a Neanderthal baby

x0d x0d writes  |  about a year and a half ago

x0d writes "It seems like fodder for a science fiction movie, but George Church is dead serious: he needs a surrogate mother for a Neanderthal baby. Church (oh, the irony), a geneticist at Harvard Medical School, says he's close to cloning a Neanderthal baby — the first in more than 30,000 years. Speaking to Der Spiegel, Church said that once such cloning technology has matured, all he would need is an "adventurous female human" to act as a surrogate.
Reviving an extinct human ancestor may seem like a ludicrous premise, but it's not as farfetched as it may seem. Church says he's already extracted enough fossil DNA to reconstruct the DNA of a Neanderthal child, and he's been very outspoken about the feasibility of bringing one to term. There's even a precedent for this breed of genetic resurrection, as well. In 2009, researchers in Spain successfully cloned an extinct subspecies of ibex, though it died just minutes after birth."

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Windows 8 Tells Microsoft About Everything You Install, Not Very Securely

x0d x0d writes  |  about 2 years ago

x0d writes "Windows 8 has a new featured called Windows SmartScreen, which is turned on by default. Windows SmartScreen’s purpose is to “screen” every single application you try to install from the Internet in order to inform you whether it’s safe to proceed with installing it or not. There are a few serious problems here. The big problem is that Windows 8 is configured to immediately tell Microsoft about every app you download and install.
This problem can however get even more serious: It may be possible to intercept SmartScreen’s communications to Microsoft and thus learn about every single application downloaded and installed by a target."

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Hackers post 450K credentials apparently pilfered from Yahoo

x0d x0d writes  |  more than 2 years ago

x0d writes "Yahoo appears to have been the victim of a security breach that yielded more than 400,000 login credentials stored in plain text.
  The hacked data, posted to hacker site D33D Company, contained more than 453,000 login credentials and appears to have originated from the Web pioneer's network. The hackers, who said they used a union-based SQL injection technique to penetrate the Yahoo subdomain, intended the data dump to be a 'wake-up call.'"

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Google Buys Quickoffice

x0d x0d writes  |  more than 2 years ago

x0d writes "Google this morning disclosed in a blog post that it has acquired Quickoffice, a Plano, Texas company which offers software for editing, viewing and creating Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on a mobile device.
Terms were not disclosed."

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Google Points Finger at Microsoft, Nokia

x0d x0d writes  |  more than 2 years ago

x0d writes "Google Inc. said it filed an antitrust complaint Thursday in Europe
arguing that Microsoft Corp. MSFT -0.51% and Nokia Corp. are using proxy companies
to brandish patents and hurt the prospects of Google's Android mobile-phone software to the advantage of Microsoft's technology.
The Internet-search giant alleges that Microsoft and Nokia have entered into agreements that enable entities such as Canada-based Mosaid Technologies Inc. to legally enforce their patent rights and share the resulting revenue."

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Is Facebook going to buy Opera?

x0d x0d writes  |  more than 2 years ago

x0d writes "The Facebook spending spree may be continuing as a new report says the social networking giant might be looking to buy Norwegian company Opera Software. Now fully under the microscope of Wall Street as well as Main Street investors, Facebook is trying to solve its mobile monetizing problems and has been gobbling up various companies in recent months to increase its presence in the world of smartphones."
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