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Comment: Macs had a similar issue not long ago (Score 5, Interesting) 133

by RiscIt (#45281739) Attached to: Dell Fixes Ultrabook That Smelled of Cat Urine

It's ironic that the story would say you won't find this issue with a Mac Book air.

It wasn't too many years ago that iBooks had an issue where they would smell like body odor after the case had begun to oxidize.

We still have one. It still stinks.

I guess they were thinking most nerds wouldn't notice?

Comment: Re:Bad idea (Score 2) 186

by RiscIt (#41649503) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dedicating Code?

Indeed. There is a reason memorials are made out of things like stone. Things that don't really last make the person making the dedication feel better, but I've always felt they were bit hollow.

I still find it sad when I see those "In Loving Memory of" stickers on new cars of all things. ...That same car will rust and decay and eventually be sold for scrap in 20 years or less most likely. How does that honor anyone?

Comment: Re:We're the local light show (Score 1) 249

by RiscIt (#37869216) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Are You Haunting Your House This Hallowe'en?

Thought I had replied to this but i don't see it here anymore...

Sorry, no. As much as we're not fans of the Light-O-Rama software (lots of interface quirks, costly upgrades) there really isn't a lot of options out there, and none of it is any better.

I'm pretty opposed to charging for software that is specifically for proprietary hardware anyway... so.. meh. Moving on.

Kill Ugly Processor Architectures - Karl Lehenbauer