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Comment Re:No shit (Score 1) 120 120

>Ah yes the voodoo fix that never fixes anything.

Funny how this is prescribed for every ill the mac faces. Usually it's the act of rebooting that "fixes" whatever the problem is. I don't think the command-PR bit does anything, wouldn't be surprised if the action was just mapped to repeatStartupSound() in the bios.

Comment Re:1% tax on everyone (Score 1) 597 597

Couldn't we do this with a 1% tax on the whole population?

Sure and in ten years it'll be a 10% tax on everyone. When income tax was invented, it was a 1% tax on the very wealthiest, now it's a 25-40% on the middle class. When sales tax was started in my state (1965! How on earth did the government manage to function before that??), it was 1%, today it's 8% in most places. Give the government an inch of taxation, they'll nickel and dime it up a mile.

Comment Re:Point taken. (Score 1) 599 599

The OWS crowd simply wants to take the powers from the corporations and give them to the government. Sound great, but here's the problem: I can choose to not do business with Ford. I can choose not to buy a Ford. How do I choose not to do business with the government? Ford doesn't have the power to take my assets and throw me in prison if I choose to not buy their products, the government does. Period.

Government is out of control and is the greatest threat to personal liberty, property, and rights.

Comment Why I switched (Score 1) 585 585

I've been using Firefox exclusively for six years now, and just this month I switched to Chromium. Firefox has tried so hard to duplicate Chrome that it's no longer a distinct, nor innovative browser. At this point it's simply a poor knock-off of Chrome. A poor knock-off full of memory leaks and bugs. I decided I might as well just use the real thing.

There have been a few minor FF features I've missed in Chromium, most of which I can rectify with extensions. Chrome is a far, far better browser though. You don't realize how disruptive it is to have to restart Firefox every 8 hours or so to free its several gigs of wasted RAM until suddenly you don't have to do it anymore.

Comment How about making it stable first (Score 3, Informative) 182 182

Before working to add new features, why not first make it so you can use it for 5 minutes without it segfaulting? How about making it so your savefiles aren't constantly becoming corrupt? Kdenlive shows great promise, but it's the least stable piece of software I've ever used.

Comment Re:Will the bad formatting here EVER get fixed?? (Score 1) 78 78

The worst part is I can no longer middle-click links in some posts in Firefox. Instead of opening the link in a new tab like it should, something in the broken javascript makes it open the parent, and move me around in the page so I first have to scroll around to find the post I was reading, right click the link, copy the URL, open a new tab and paste in. Major hassle. Same thing happens if I highlight a phrase to search.
Networking

Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage 591 591

mariushm writes "After deciding to shelve metered broadband plans, it looks like Time Warner is cutting off, with no warning, the accounts of customers whom they deem to have used too much bandwidth. 'Austin Stop The Cap reader Ryan Howard reports that his Road Runner service was cut off yesterday without warning. According to Ryan, it took four calls to technical support, two visits to the cable store to try two new cable modems (all to no avail), before someone at Time Warner finally told him to call the company's "Security and Abuse" center. "I called the number and had to leave a voice mail, and about an hour later a Time Warner technician called me back and lectured me for using 44 gigabytes in one week," Howard wrote. Howard was then "educated" about his usage. "According to her, that is more than most people use in a year," Howard said.'"

Comment First members.aol.com and now this (Score 2, Funny) 427 427

Where will we go for our fix of lousy, horribly formatted websites from 1997?

I feel bad for this sucker:

WHAT A SHAMBLES & A POOR SHOW. NO ONE WANTS TO KNOW EITHER. FORTUNATELY I SAVED MY WEBPAGE & TRANSFERRED IT TO GEOCITIES.

Link Here: http ://geocities.yahoo.com/v/gcp_choose/

Real easy to do a simple webpage. With more time I think this could be better than aol.

Comment Ada Jones (Score 2, Interesting) 429 429

Did anybody check out the Ada Jones link? One of the song titles is "If the man in the moon were a coon". Wikipedia reveals what may just be the silliest sentence I've ever read: "His first hit was "If the Man In the Moon Were a Coon" in 1906 The song combined two then-popular song themes, Moon songs and Coon songs." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Fisher

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