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Comment: Re:"Clean Energy Candidate" (Score 1) 308 308

The crazy thing is that slavery didn't actually end after the Civil War. When the Civil War ended, all slaves were to be freed except those that owed a debt for a crime. Guess who then became labeled criminals? If you answered shitloads of blacks in the South, you'd be right. They also passed laws making it a crime to:
Be black and Not be able to prove employment
Be black and raise your voice in front of a white woman
Be black and and be seen past curfew.

I say be black because the laws specifically targeted black people in its language.

Comment: Re:Can finally make that multi-million$ game on Li (Score 1) 57 57

Not only that, but what happens if Microsoft actually makes their platform more expensive? Gamers would have the choice of buying the more expensive version or the cheaper Linux version. This assumes that the support is there, which I keep reading more and more about. I run Windows for games, but I absolutely love KDE and Linux and would switch in a heartbeat (on my desktop, I run Linux everywhere else) if the majority of my games ran in my favorite environment.

Comment: Re:im not sure what to make of this (Score 1) 126 126

You've obviously never been good at Starcraft. I'm a skinny guy, but I break out into sweats when I'm playing a fast-paced game! It's not so much about strength, but endurance, concentration, and accuracy. I know people might not understand it, but don't write off progamers just because you don't get it.

Comment: Re:bye (Score 1) 531 531

"Firefox is open source and free, but they introduced a tiny bit of advertising that can be turned off. Time to jump to a proprietary browser made by an ad company that's already tracking everything I do!"

I don't like this development either, but ditching Firefox for something less free with more advertising is retarded, just like you are.

Comment: Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 113 113

You know that little screen they put in the back of the seats? Do you think they're stupid enough to cable that into the engine management?

Yes, I'd believe it if someone told me that. The air travel industry doesn't exactly impress me with their tech or the way they handle it.

Comment: Re:Lost control of eleven television channels? (Score 1) 71 71

They guessed their terrible passwords. From what I read, their highest-level password was azerty12345, which is the French version of qwerty12345. They then interviewed someone about it in front of someone's desk. That person's desk had usernames and passwords on index cards taped to their monitor! People could read them from the video, and their youtube password translates to "the password of youtube".

tl;dr they had godawful security practices.

OS/2 must die!