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Comment: Re:Virtual Box is a good start (Score 1) 245

For Windows 2k and above virtual box works well.

Yes-- I run 2k, XP, and 8 in virtualbox. It also does DOS well enough. Windows 3.11 is a little flaky on the mouse, but otherwise ok. I have problems writing to floppy disks in virtualbox; reading works fine. OSX seems to have some issues too (for me): in particular, networking seems very slow and sharing directly with host machine's not working. Personally I only use XP in virtualbox... I've got a couple friends who have XP for their main OS and they plan to keep using it. One of them asked me if their computer would keep working after April.

Comment: Re:In the 18th century ... (Score 2) 246

from the summary:

the federal prosecution argued that a hacker should spend three and a half years in prison for committing a crime it couldn't fully comprehend

from taco cowboy (5327):

In the 21st century, people can claim that they do not know how to hack, but they can tell the court who are the hackers and who are not.

from flyneye (84093):

Actually, its not a very good idea at all, to name names, when you are headed for prison.

from me:
attempting to clarify this... I believe that taco meant the prosecutors could tell the court who is a hacker without understanding what hacking is ... not that the person going to prison would accuse others of hacking to reduce their sentence.

Comment: Re:Pegged as a Windows user!? (Score 1) 277

by WhatAreYouDoingHere (#44766633) Attached to: What Marketers Think They Know About You and What They Really Do
Thanks for that!
Isaiah 65:5 says: "Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day."
As far as I can tell, that's where the "holier than thou" phrase is based from... with an implied verb of art [holier than thou art], otherwise it doesn't really make sense to use a subjective noun as an object.
So yes, you were informative... though your post is currently +2 Troll :)

Comment: Re:Processed food is NOT the same (Score 1) 926

by WhatAreYouDoingHere (#44631505) Attached to: What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

Organic is a word that doesnt even have a scientifically defined meaning (unless we're talking organic chemistry, which, guess what, organic farmers are not). Its a stupid buzzword defined arbitrarily by legislation based on some stupid assumption that a naturally derived chemical is different than a synthetically derived one.

Aww, don't shatter my bubble! And all along, I thought I was getting premium carbon-based goods when I purchased organic.

Comment: Re:most people never wanted local storage (Score 1) 126

by WhatAreYouDoingHere (#44269537) Attached to: Limitations and All, Chromebooks Appear To Be Selling

Dude, you really should get a clue, Apple Macs are PCs since 2000-something, most models even officially support installing Windows (or Linux you somehow menaged to avoid in your entire post on OS) on them. On top of mixing what PC means,...

I blame the MS/Mac advertising for confusion of PC's definition. "Hi, I'm a Mac. Hi, I'm a PC"
They are both Personal Computers.

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos. -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981

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