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Comment: Re:Still My Favorite (Score 1) 300

by CaptSlaq (#49198059) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

Let's hope you don't find yourself forced to use an ultra-slow Internet connection: they removed the Load images by default checkbox a while ago now.

You have to screw around in about:config to get the same effect.

The thinking behind this: some nonsense about options being confusing.

Some would suggest that turning off images is a power user thing anyway... but I understand your point.

Comment: Re:A real test: Orlando, FL (Score 1) 112

by CaptSlaq (#49197855) Attached to: Self-Driving Cars Will Be In 30 US Cities By the End of Next Year

If they want a real test, try Orlando, Florida. I found it the most trying city to drive in of any I've ever lived in, thanks to the joyous combination of people visiting from Ohio that expect a mile clear ahead of them and people from New York who think 6 inches is enough of a gap for someone to cut them off.

Baby steps.

Comment: Re:Windows 8 is terrible (Score 1) 22

by CaptSlaq (#48865193) Attached to: First Look At Dell Venue 8 7000 and Intel's Moorefield Atom Performance

But it comes with "the latest Android 4.4 KitKat® operating system" even from the shop, so quite likely the OS will not be upgraded ever after. Why would anyone buy a $400 device, which is obsolete even at time of purchase and has a built in insecurity? What kind of uninstallable crapware does it have?

Lollipop by some reports is still somewhat broken, despite being in release.

Comment: Re:Luggable? (Score 1) 325

by CaptSlaq (#48766791) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

I have same problem. What is a good luggable pc? I was looking at Brix or NUCs, but from the reviews it looks like they have the same problem as laptops. Unlike the OP, I am not worried abouth throttling; I just want it to stay on and not freeze.

Sterling has been selling them for years. I had an old Pentium version that just wouldn't die that I wound up giving away.

Comment: Re:Fuck the libs! (Score 1) 216

by CaptSlaq (#48763783) Attached to: Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs
While there is a modicum of truth to this statement (Consolidation and merging to help offset costs for all parties are business considerations), a true free market would allow for the rise of a competitive entity if there was enough demand for it. As it sits right now, even if there's demand for an option, the local (and federal, with regard to wireless) government granted monopolies stop any potential uprising before they can even be considered.

That said, I do think that the vast majority of people are currently "OK" with the option they have, so perhaps there wouldn't be any real change anyway.

Comment: Re:Fuck the libs! (Score 1) 216

by CaptSlaq (#48763761) Attached to: Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs

You know, none of that can possibly happen until people vote for politicians that will write the appropriate legislation, and then, if they did, then the problem is solved. See, that's the thing, none of you people think this shit through.

As for 'limiting' the feds, screw that. The corrupt locals are no better. You will just have a bunch of battling little fiefdoms, like in middle age Europe, leading right up to another world war. Travel would be impossible with the resulting border bureaucracies. Do you really want to relive in a pre-civil war USA? Well, maybe if you're a white male, with some property, I would suppose so. For me, there's no time like the present

Shens on "Local ones are no better". The scope of the havoc they can wreak is significantly smaller and more affordable than what can be done at the federal or even state level. They may still be power grubbing jerks, but at least the scope of it is reduced to the point that it doesn't affect the pockets of someone else that they aren't beholden to.

Comment: Re:Good/BAd news for science. (Score 1) 90

by CaptSlaq (#48558919) Attached to: Berkeley Lab Builds World Record Tabletop-Size Particle Accelerator

The Tetravon wasn't exactly peanuts and it's been shut down.

It was in operation for almost 30 years.

Operational longevity like that isn't peanuts either.

And upgraded several times through that 30 years, including some work less than 2 years before it was shut down.
I'm not saying that "The LHC should be shut down", but claiming that "The LHC won't get shut down because it was expensive" is, in my opinion, a misnomer.
I'll point back to your original statement: "Old does not always translate into worthless", but apparently my understanding of your statement is "at some point, it does".

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.