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Comment Re:I'm not sure what bothers me more, (Score 1) 613

Because that's even more of a pain in the ass than DST for your average parent.

Even the shift from my daughter going from elementary to middle school through off my schedule big time.

Shifting my schedule throughout the year to get more day light is a pain in the ass.

Comment Re:motion sickness (Score 1) 286

I've been in middle seats on long international flights. You can still see out of the window in your peripheral vision, or by simply looking left or right.

They typically make the window seat passengers open the window blinds during take off and landing, which is probably the most nauseating part of the flight.

Comment Re:The Year of Windows on the Desktop (Score 1) 545

You don't even have to do that much on most distros anymore. There's GUI front ends that make it even easier. With packages that aren't included in the GUI, you can just download them and double click them like any other executable. Easy.

Speaking for people who think Linux is hard that is. For the most part I'm with you, I prefer using the command line.

Comment Re:First world problems. (Score 1) 610

I'm sure you don't care until they start injecting ad images and commercials into your porn library.

How you can possibly think it's OK for them to force music into your library is beyond me.

Who cares if it's free. I don't want a bunch of crap I don't like cluttering up my personal things.

Submission Council dumps Microsoft Windows XP for Google Chromebooks, saves £400,000->

girlmad writes: Google has scored a major win on the back of Microsoft’s Windows XP support cut-off. The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has begun moving all its employees over to Samsung Chromebooks and Chromeboxes ahead of the 8 April deadline. The council was previously running 3,500 Windows XP desktops and 800 XP laptops, and is currently in the process of retiring these in favour of around 2,000 Chromebooks and 300 Chromeboxes. It estimates the savings at around £400,000, no small change.
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Submission Indie Game Jam show collapses due to interference from "Pepsi Consultant"

Sockatume writes: Would you like to see a half-million-dollar TV show in which four teams of indie developers and Youtube personalities compete to create amazing videogames? Tough luck, because GAME_JAM from Maker Studios has spectacularly imploded. Although a lot could go wrong with this kind of show, the blame isn't being levelled at game developer egos or project mismanagement but the heroic efforts of one Matti Leshem, a branding consultant brought in for Pepsi. After imposing Mountain Dew branding rules that even banned coffee from the set, his efforts to build a gender divide amongst the teams culminated in the competitors downing their tools and the projection collapsing. Accounts from Adriel Wallick, Zoe Quinn, and Robin Arnott are also available.

Comment Re:And another pointless phone (Score 1) 146

Doesn't make what he said any less confusing. He could have clarified wtf he was talking about when he quoted what he was saying to the Nokia rep.

This sentence: "Because YOU had hired us to develop APPs for you, and YOU had NOT asked for it!" was confusing as hell in the context it was given.

I literally read that quote several times thinking I was reading it wrong.

Comment Re:Untested? (Score 1) 357

That's not a better question. EVERY Olympic team invests loads of money into clothing design to gain an advantage. Period. There's nothing unfair about it.

On top of that, they do it for nearly every freaking sport! This isn't even something new, how can you not know about this?

Also, I'm pretty sure this isn't the first time an Olympian or Olympic team has complained about something like this.


Australian Politician Caught Viewing Porn 150

destinyland writes "An Australian Parliament member has resigned after admitting he'd used government computers to access porn and gambling sites. McLeay 'gave an uncomfortable press conference outside Parliament House,' notes one technology site, 'during which he admitted he had acted in a standard not expected of cabinet ministers.' Paul McLeay was also the Minister for Mineral and Forest Resources as well as the Minister for Ports and Waterways. In resigning, he apologized to his constituents and parliamentary colleagues, as well as to his wife and family."
The Courts

NCsoft Sued For Making Lineage II 'Too Addictive' 360

An anonymous reader writes "South Korean MMO game publisher NCsoft is finding itself facing another lawsuit, this time for making games that are 'too addictive.' US Lineage II player Craig Smallwood is suing the publisher for $3 million because he found himself playing Lineage II for 20,000 hours over a period of 5 years. At times, his average play session would persist for over 11 hours, crippling his life and ability to function. A federal judge is allowing the court case to go forward (PDF), stating that the plaintiff has a claim for negligence and gross negligence against the publisher."

Comment Re:Yes but (Score 1) 745

That's funny, because my non-tech savvy co-worker saw my phone on my last visit to our Shreveport office and commented about how his wife has exactly the same phone, and loves it.

One of the women who was in my defensive driving class last night also had one.

I don't see nearly as many Android based phones as I see iPhones, but they're still pretty popular.