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Comment: Re:SubjectsSuck (Score 2) 11 11

It's not that they are going to try and bury it..... THEY HAVE BEEN BURYING IT! Go look around at other comments, plenty of discussion about how this article has already been submitted 3+ times only to be deleted by the staff here. It'll be real funny when this explodes into a tech wide news article detailing the /. staffs efforts to control the blowout on their own site. I think I agree with mudshark, this site has gone nothing but down since the Malda left. Time to ditch this place, between this, beta and the giant app adds on the mobile version..... it's enough to make me want to throw my tablet.

+ - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer-> 11 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.


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Comment: Re:Coal power cars make little sense (Score 1) 257 257

Aside from the fact you are an idiot (hopefully a paid astroturfer), the one reference you provide is stuck in 2009 (that's a few years ago). Also, you reference disagrees with you: "Based on data from 2009 the US petrol emissions equivalence is 40 MPGUS (9 L/100 km), similar to a modern petrol hybrid. But at the speed US electricity is decarbonizing this figure is rising quickly."

Nobody can change your mind, that's fine, reading the blatherings of an anti EV loon made me smile today. :)

Comment: Re:Well duh (Score 2) 216 216

Steam has made buying games convenient and affordable, I don't even think about pirating a game anymore. Today I work along the lines of "if it's not on Steam I'm not going to bother buying / playing it". A reduction in piracy simply because a market started doing what the consumer wanted, you reading this music industry guys?

Comment: Re:Is there anything better than bittorrent? (Score 2) 25 25

Well, no.

Name one (affordable) video service that:
1) Let's me pre-download the full quality video in it's entirety.
2) Provides it in a format usable on almost any device.
3) Allows me to copy to another device.
4) Has every movie I want, not just select titles from specific studios.
5) Doesn't treat me like I'm a criminal.

If someone can give me that, my money is theirs. For now Netflix is still sadly the best legal service.

Comment: Re:ClickToFlash for me, thanks. (Score 1) 49 49

....unplug internet because afraid... Adblock does its job and does it well, I don't see ads. Do I care if they sell some info about my browsing, no. We've left the age where NoScript is relevant, I don't want to have to allow every other website I visit just because I'm paranoid.

Comment: Re:When will this stupid crap-o-rama end? (Score 1) 73 73

I agree with the AC, your post looks like a short sighted (idiot) or troll comment to me. The 33,561 people in the U.S. that died in 2012 from an automobile related incident and their families would probably be pro self-driving car.

We can discuss (argue about) the various merits of self-driving cars all day long but I'll make it simple: I trust a computer to do complex repetitive math all day long and not make a mistake where I would expect multiple screw ups from a human. Take that same concept and apply it to a car. Will there be issues still, yes... just a whole lot less.

VMS must die!

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