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Comment: Gave it the good old college try (Score 1) 729

by Airborne-ng (#36013346) Attached to: Ubuntu Unity: The Great Divider
Tried it, and hated it...but still forced myself to stick with it for a couple of days in the hopes that I would understand why Canonical made this decision. Maybe it was just me and it really was a good UI. I am not happily back in the gnome environment and can safely say that if Unity is the only choice in 11.10, I will be switching distro's after many years of enjoying Ubuntu. Just a damn shame IMO.

Comment: Re:privacy laws won't fix a broken privacy model (Score 1) 236

by Airborne-ng (#35775516) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Country Has the Best Email Privacy Laws?
Exactly right, anyone that has dealt with SMTP and looked into header information realizes the many hops involved through relays just to get a message from one place to another...however instantaneous is may seem at times. To require each relay point to agree on a shared key...or better yet have PKI involved for encrypted data transfer is just ridiculous for overhead. my $.02

Comment: Re:I may have been one of the first players (Score 1) 53

by Airborne-ng (#35066468) Attached to: <em>Oregon Trail</em> &mdash; How 3 Minnesotans Forged Its Path
And I again played Oregon Trail in...had to be '92? obviously not on a MECC. Oh how a game can span generations. Nowadays you are lucky if your original concept receives any praise beyond the sequel. Playing Dead Space 2 ATM and enjoying it as much as the first....but oh how does my 21st century attention wane as I wait for stasis to refill or necromorphs to appea...FWAR GJER Shit!!

Comment: Talking Out Both Sides of Their Mouth (Score 1) 1

by Airborne-ng (#34624184) Attached to: Bank of America responds to no Linux support
FTFA:

"Funny thing - Last night I was watching a show on Hulu.com and the primary sponsor was your company. They had a good advert basically showing folks how they could do their banking from their mobile devices, mentioning by name the Android. I thought, no kidding, I wonder if the legal guys know what "obscure" operating system runs on that! I'm sure you do and I needn't elaborate my point here. I wonder what OLB Service agreement the users of those devices are presented with. Again, Thank you, S. R. 'Skip' Guenter ."

It really is amazing how an OS like Android can take America by storm and yet Linux with our 1% user base can be left in the dark. But, with a heavy-hitter like Google backing it, it's not exactly a christmas miracle either. If Google made something substantial out of Chrome OS besides a web browser with less functionality than the average consumer wants then maybe for once Linux could gain some headway....but, alas probably not, such is *nix life /emo

+ - Bank of America Cuts Off Wikileaks Transactions-> 1

Submitted by Chaonici
Chaonici (1913646) writes "The first actual bank to do so, Bank of America has decided that it will follow in the footsteps of PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa, and halt all its transactions that it believes are intended for WikiLeaks, including donations in support of the organization. 'This decision,' says the bank, 'is based upon our reasonable belief that WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments.' Coincidentally, in a 2009 interview with Forbes magazine, Julian Assange stated that he was in possession of the hard drive of a Bank of America executive, and that he planned to release information about a major bank early next year."
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