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Comment Re:Not a workstation for me (Score 1) 73

oh it has buttons they are just under the touchpad, and they are god aweful as you have this enormous thin semi flexible plate teetering over two of the shittiest tactile switches ever made, and they dont even put those in a sane place, its where the buttons normally are with shitty printouts on said plate

its horrid to use

Comment Re:Reputation and Trust (Score 1) 422

to be fair it was the old asshats who were abusing the customers in this and every other case within the last couple years

now I dont have any doubt the new management has their own "plans", but for the time being its a little harsh to blame them for everything every past fucktard including the original founders of this network have done to mess up the walls around here

Comment Re:Wasn't the C64 just a BASIC interpreter anyways (Score 2) 117

jeesus reading the comments to this question makes me feel old, and also sad that there is such bad information given to the op

yes if you stay away from peeks, pokes, graphics, sound, joystic / paddle io, and the charater set of the C64 they are mostly portable, until they are not cause the methods have different names on different computers depending on if they were keeping compatibility with some pre MS BASIC (such as apple, tandy commie and just about everyone else)

Comment Linux is a fragile house of cards (Score -1, Offtopic) 699

And its by ignorant design mostly

for example last night I removed the soduku game that came with my distro, thanks to its dependency tree and debian / ubuntu's package management removing this one stupid game took half of XFCE with it, and I was left with a command prompt

say what you want about windows, it doesnt fuck the entire system if I uninstall solitaire

Comment Re:What's wrong about "being an option"? (Score 1) 42

problem with a lot of these new DM's is that it is not just a look, its a complete change in how you use a computer

if that works for you great, if you don't want to deal with fucking around for a half hour cause some hipster asshat decided YOU cant put a icon on YOUR desktop then there's a whole slew of DM's that follow the windows 9x style of UI we have been having no isssue getting work done on for 21 years

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