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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.

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Adobe Calls Out Apple With Ads In NY Times, WSJ 731

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i-support-ad-wars dept.
Hugh Pickens writes "Businessweek reports that Adobe has taken out newspaper advertisements in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times today and posted an open letter to call out the tablet-computer maker for stifling competition. 'We believe that consumers should be able to freely access their favorite content and applications, regardless of what computer they have, what browser they like, or what device suits their needs,' the letter states. 'No company — no matter how big or how creative — should dictate what you can create, how you create it, or what you can experience on the web.' The letter is part of a widening rift between Apple and Adobe. Two weeks ago, Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs wrote a 29-paragraph public missive panning Adobe's Flash as having 'major technical drawbacks.' US antitrust enforcers also may investigate Apple following a complaint from Adobe, people familiar with the matter said this month. Adobe has also launched a banner ad campaign to let you know that they love Apple. The two-piece banner ads are composed of a 720x90-pixel 'We [heart] Apple' design, followed by a 300x250-pixel medium rectangle that reads: 'What we don't love is anybody taking away your freedom to choose what you create, how you create it, and what you experience on the web.'"
Classic Games (Games)

Nostalgic Elation — the Super Mario Crossover 67

Posted by Soulskill
from the it'sa-me-megaman dept.
eldavojohn writes "Sure, they're stepping all over proprietary rights and copyright, but something must be said about the amount of bliss-filled nostalgia inside Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Crossover. If the plumbers never really did it for you, you can now kill those goombas as Link, Mega Man, Samus, Simon Belmont, or Contra's Bill. Goodbye jumping and spitting; hello slicing, whipping, and shooting. Is this one of the early firsts in the new genre of video game mashups?"

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