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Comment: Re:iTunes? one step? (Score 1) 282

by DogDude (#47921119) Attached to: Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album
Part of what makes iTunes so hard to use, in my opinion, was the creation of a completely superfluous extra layer of a "playlist library" or some nonsense. People who use iTunes don't even know where their actual music files. A file system isn't a complicated thing for anybody to use, so I don't really see the point. Of course, all of the nasty memory-leaking hooks it puts into Windows is what got it banned from my company, but I still don't understand why it's so damned complicated to use. I just click on the music files I want to play with Winamp and play them.

Comment: Re:Can we have a [credible] MS Access equivalent? (Score 2) 185

by DogDude (#47836781) Attached to: Why Munich Will Stick With Linux
There is more control and power if another language like Java or C++ is used.

That's true. However, Access and C++/Java aren't anywhere near equivalents. One is a database and a front end that most people can have working in minutes. One is a programming language, that somebody may be able to use to develop a database front end after a few years of training.

Comment: Re:At home too (Score 0) 185

by DogDude (#47836635) Attached to: Why Munich Will Stick With Linux
Maybe even give them a free linux laptop for the home. They can afford that because of the license fee savings for not using windows.

A retail copy of Windows 7 is about $100. Nobody sells a laptop for $100. Tack onto that the extra training and support for Linux, and you're nowhere near as cheap as using Windows.

Comment: Re:The diet is unimportant... (Score 1) 588

by DogDude (#47805809) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study
No, you have it backwards. A single soda is about 300 calories, which would take most people about 2.5-3 miles of running/walking to burn off. It's relatively impractical to think that one can exercise off the calories consumed from a bad diet. It's much easier to change one's diet.

APL hackers do it in the quad.

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