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Comment: Re:stupid idea (Score 1) 225

by PReDiToR (#48865543) Attached to: Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'
This already happens according to some Farcebook algorithm.

MANY users[who?] detest this and opt for "Most Recent" instead of "Top Stories". It's one of the reasons extensions such as FB Purity and Social Fixer exist.

Right now I do most of my Farcebook interactions through Tinfoil for Facebook. There's also a version for Twitter. Having "social" media in its own browser cut off from the rest of your system means you don't have to install "Messenger" to use chat and more importantly, it can't be written to by any pissant program that fancies using your normally logged in account.

Comment: Re:Seems obvious but... (Score 1) 325

by PReDiToR (#48768981) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?
I have a WD Black2 (120SSD/1GB spinning), 750GB spinning and an mSATA to boot from in my laptop. I had to take the optical out and put a caddy in to do it in this one, but my last one had the space for all that and the DVD.

In answer to your question, this universe. Desktop replacements with lots of storage.

Comment: Re:If ubuntu installed (Score 1) 210

by PReDiToR (#48728577) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux Distro For Hybrid Laptop?
+1

As a fan of Gentoo and Arch I would still say that for your requirements you can rip out Unity, Lens (is that spyware still installed?) and a raft of other things you don't like/need then fill the gaps with things you do like whilst still keeping the base system that Canonical have made very easy for people who want to carry on learning.
As with all of these "I don't like the GUI" SlashAsks it comes down to which front end you like and trying them all won't hurt a bit. Once you find one that you like you're free to install it on every machine you use.

apt-get update && apt-get remove unity lens && apt-get install kde lxde xfce gnome2 screen ratpoison w3m
The list goes on ...

Comment: Re:Batteries+ ? (Score 1) 131

by PReDiToR (#47735129) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Good Replacement Batteries?
I was recently looking for Eneloops and read about the differing variants by the two corporations.

I went off Panasonic a few years back because they had the temerity to stop honouring warranties if you used non-OEM batteries in your camera instead of building rectifiers into the power system of the camera.

Comment: Re:Amazon Store (Score 1) 405

Is his website CharlesStross.com or .net? What, he writes about English culture? It must be a .co.uk then?
It isn't even his name in his URL? How the hell do I find him?
http://www.antipope.org/charlie/ Doesn't look legit to me.

Oh fuck it. I'll look for him on Amazon.

This is why a central repository is needed. Just not one that has huge profits at the core of its existence.

Gutenberg should have a sales side. Very easy to take the price tag off the books after Disney's lifetime + 1,000 years, which is the US copyright length at the moment, I believe.
Might improve their crappy website at the same time. I love their ideals, but the site is hideous.

Comment: Re:LOL ... no ... (Score 1) 251

by PReDiToR (#47072037) Attached to: It's Time For the <em>Descent</em> Games Return
I see the tongue out emoticon on the end of your post so I'll explain. I like it when people are civil, and emoticons hide a multitude of sins.

I read your statements with the emphasis on "Speaking for all us old fogies," which as an ale drinking Yorkshireman who grew out of all the young people crap many years ago I thought included me, so I did feel you made a blanket statement. I've been left behind by a lot of gaming culture. I've never played WoW, Minecraft, Eve, Bioshock, Crysis ... The list goes on.

Forgive my interpretation of your words, I did want to take it as a blanket statement because that means I can disagree with the whole, which helped me make my point in an easier way, to my mind.

This is an inexact medium for the transmission of ideas. I'm glad of your reply and the opportunity to rebut in a civil manner.

I've not had the chance to use VR, but I'm very much looking forward to it. "Immersive" is something I struggle with; whether it be games or films. I envy people who can step out of themselves and get giddy/emotional by looking at a screen.

+1 Internets for a Mythbusters name drop though, well played.

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming

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