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Comment: Re:People still use pay-pal? (Score 1) 775

by Hal The Computer (#33545554) Attached to: PayPal Withholding Indie Game Dev's €600,000 Account

Actually, their minimum monthly fee appears to be $75 + $35 = $110. However good they may be, they're not really competing with Paypal.

They also don't provide merchant accounts to people outside the U.S. Which is the grandparents entire point. Your post isn't that relevant.

Comment: Re:A Pyrrhic Victory (Score 1) 239

by Hal The Computer (#33477894) Attached to: Simon Singh Talks With Wired About His Libel Battle

People don't have to hire a lawyer, it just is generally a good idea the same way it's a good idea to hire a contractor rather than renovate your home yourself.

The state does already pay someone "to carry out a complete and thorough adjudication of the issues". She is called the judge.

Your rant about crimes and corporations is extremely ill-considered, but I shall leave that for someone else to discuss. I'll just point out that fraud already is illegal pretty much everywhere.

Comment: Re:Except... if sceptical... why not use KVM ?? (Score 1) 567

by Compaqt (#32053398) Attached to: Ubuntu Linux 10.04 Review (Lucid Lynx)

Well, for one thing you can't test two crucial often-buggy items in a VM:

1) Compositing window managers. Gnome shell runs only with compositing.

2) Grub on a real machine.

Also, you're not testing whether Ubuntu works with your hardware, but rather with the VM. Which, really, is the point of testing the new release.

Comment: Re:BS: "tip of the iceberg" (Score 1) 549

by the_womble (#30003702) Attached to: Ryan Gordon Ends FatELF Universal Binary Effort

Your average desktop user does not want to go, 'Oh, well, I'm running on Processor X, with distribution Y, patch Z. I guess that means I need /this/ tarball (or this subdirectory of the big tarball).

The average desktop user does not download tarballs and they do not apply patches manually.

They might occasionally download a package, but average users all use x86 so they just need to know their distro.

Comment: Re:Report from the field: "Drivers very confused" (Score 1) 483

by colfer (#29997150) Attached to: Computer Failure Causes Gridlock In MD County
The added blue is for people with red-green colorblindness. Maybe it's a matter of degree. Or 90 degrees. Were the lights horizontal instead of vertical, by chance?

Off-topic, I lived in a city in the 1980s where some traffic lights were still on the side of the street instead of overhead. So many out of towners were running reds and wrecking the city had to put in the overheads.

Every program is a part of some other program, and rarely fits.