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Comment Re:And? (Score 1) 279

What about the lack of productivity due to Windows? I remember wasting at least a whole day at a job a couple years ago trying to get a large network printer (Ricoh I think) to work with Windows, because of various driver and security problems. The corporate IT department had to come out several times to try to get it working, and finally ended up doing some weird backwards method. In Linux, getting a network printer to work is easy.

Comment Re:The obvious direction... (Score 1) 279

nothing but Vi (no Vi, not Vim)

Linux has never had vi included in any distro to my knowledge. It's always been vim, and/or some other vi clone like elvis. vi has only ever been included with actual UNIXes like Solaris. The copyright to vi was owned by AT&T so it was illegal to include it with Linux, or even with *BSD. This did change in 2002 according to Wikipedia and some guy resurrected it as "Traditional vi", and added a lot of features to it, but no one actually uses that.

Comment Re:Hammerheads in Vermont (Score 1) 451

And Rafael Cruz is not the one on the ticket - his son is.

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Has Ted ever publicly disavowed his father's theology? If not, then we can safely assumes he agrees with it.

Comment Re:Hammerheads in Vermont (Score 1) 451

What? That's completely ridiculous. Cruz is a Dominionist; he wants to establish a theocracy of sorts.

Of the current candidates, Bernie's the closest thing to social libertarianism you're going to get.

Comment Re:Cool! (Score 1) 169

Finding them means we can start developing better instruments. Primordial gravity waves are our best shot at understanding the inflationary epoch and understanding the Big Bang itself. This is one of physic's greatest triumphs.

And, of course, it confirms once again that Einstein remains one of the titans of human thought.

Comment Re:Emergency Brake? (Score 1) 540

Indeed, DSG is mainly a VW group thing. However, it is probably more common than actual automatics these days.

Huh? No, it isn't, not by a long shot. On VW-group cars, it certainly is, but not on everyone else's cars. AFAIK, the only non-VW carmaker even using them is Ford, and even there I think it's only their smaller models like the Focus.

According to Wikipedia, only the Ford models Ford Focus, Ford C-Max, Ford S-Max, Ford Galaxy, Ford Mondeo, Ford Fiesta, Ford EcoSport have them, since 2008. The main page for DSG only even talks about VW cars.

Comment Re:OpenOffice kind of sucked (Score 1) 161

Or Scribus. Or TeX. Or anything that makes PDFs.

Has Scribus stopped exploding? I found that if you tried to do anything more complex than a newsletter, it was crashes all the way down. Went back to using Adobe CS2 in a VM and I couldn't be happier compared to using Scribus and Inkscape, even if it is a bit poky.

Comment Re:OpenOffice kind of sucked (Score 1) 161

I gotta break this to you, because it's hilarious... so did Wordpenis, I mean wordpervert, I mean wordperfect.* It had no problem with this even back in the DOS days.

* This is what we called this stuff back then, adults and not-so-adults alike, and if you don't like it, you can suck me while I'm Micro$oft on some Compu$erve.

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