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Comment Re:Please, this Atari isn't the original one. (Score 1) 127

My Chuck E. Cheese stories:

Wife brought daughter there for Saturday lunch. Some dirtbag employee started stalking her. Every time she turned around he was 10 feet away staring at her. She couldn't wait to get out of there.

I took daughter there for lunch one day while wife was working. We were the only ones at the counter. It took 10 minutes for someone to wait on us while 3 employees stood around counting tokens and others wandered around like zombies. I ordered a beer and the drone asked for my ID. I was about 50 and didn't look close to being under age but he had to check with his manager. He disappeared for another 10 minutes with my license and finally came back with his manager. I grabbed my license, told him what i thought of their service and walked out.

I guess you can't work at CeC unless you're a pervert, idiot or slacker. I wouldn't go back if everything was free.

Comment Re:Stability (Score 1) 891

Ironically, that's one of the problems that drives me nuts with Windows--resolution switching. Perhaps the Mac has solved it, but I switch resolutions a lot to deal with different projectors when I travel to give talks and I end up with the same problem--the stupid OK button is off the screen so you have to reboot into safe mode to fix things.

Not true. Alt+Space then "m" for move or "s" for resize then use the arrow keys. Standard Windows keyboard shortcuts for a window control menu. The mouse will work in place of the arrow keys if you can get to the corners/edges you need.

Comment Re:Send me! (Score 1) 489

Most of the reviews I've seen so far rate the movie as mediocre, even fans. A couple of reviewers severely panned it, like Colin Covert of the Star Tribune - one star, contains the second worst sex scene in cinema (or something like that - maybe it was just this year...) followed by it also contains the worst (and others round out the top 5), quotes like "Who watches the watchmen? Nobody."

I'd never heard of it before the TV ads. Saw it at a matinee yesterday. $7.25 for the ticket and $5.50 for a Cherry Coke. The Coke was more satisfying. The movie wasn't totally terrible but I'll never watch it again. Visually appealing but overly long and convoluted. I thought Coverts review nailed it.
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jcatcw writes: Preston Gralla provides instructions on a simple way to get to Web sites faster by changing the way your PC uses the Domain Name System (DNS). He begins with OpenDNS, but also suggests editing the HOSTS file or adjusting DNS cache. In a companion piece, Fix your DNS problems, he recommends pinging sites to verify they are live when you have trouble reaching them through the browser. If the site is live, but you can't reach it, it might be because of an error in your HOSTS file or your OpenDNS configuration, an outdated item in DNS cache, or a problem at your ISP.

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Nokia - unlike Creative - has been allowed by UK advertising watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to claim that its Nokia 5300 Xpress Music phone can deliver CD quality sound from compressed, lossy audio formats.

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