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Comment: Re:UO wasn't that much fun really (Score 1) 480

by craenor (#31228854) Attached to: Why Are There No Popular <em>Ultima Online</em>-Like MMOs?
I miss pre-Trammel UO and I wasn't a killer. However, I also lived in Upstate NY at the time, in Time Warner's first area to test Road Runner (or one of the first). So everyone else was on dial-up while I was on Cable, and latency made a HUGE difference in UO. So, the only reason I'm able to miss it, is because I had a very unfair advantage that made me almost unkillable to PKers.

So yeah, the only reason I liked UO as much as I did, is because I could laugh at the killers seeming ineptitude.

Comment: Re:What plant design? (Score 1) 622

by craenor (#31185540) Attached to: US To Build Nuclear Power Plants
In all fairness, the reactors aren't really so much on a smaller scale than they are based on a completely different set of design parameters. I can't go into detail, but think about this, a modern naval core will last well in excess of a decade without requiring any refueling. The same is not true of a commercial power plant.

+ - How Can the Dell Support Page Be Improved?->

Submitted by craenor
craenor (623901) writes "Dell would like the help of the Slashdot community. We are trying to redesign our Dell Support Home Page to be more useful to the tech savvy community and the novice consumer alike. The page has grown organically over the years as we try to provide easy access to useful self-support information as well as all of the relevant information needed to obtain assisted support. However, now we are at the point where we want to give the page a facelift. We have put together a Storm Session to collect and discuss ideas and feedback, now it's just a matter of getting the right contributors to provide feedback.

Slashdotters, can you help us make the page work better for the tech community while still suiting the needs of the non-technical consumer?"

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+ - How Can Dell's Support Page Be Better?->

Submitted by craenor
craenor (623901) writes "At Dell we have worked hard to build out the consumer Dell Support Home Page to be a thorough support website providing all levels of self-support service, as well as providing easy access to all of the relevant information needed to obtain assisted support. The design of the page has grown organically over time. We are at a point where we want to give the page a facelift, but rather than just letting some communications team make the call, we want/need input from the tech savvy community. We have scheduled a Storm Session to discuss and test different looks/feels for the page.

Slashdotters, can you help us make the page work better for the tech community while still suiting the needs of the non-technical consumer?"

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Apple Orders 10 Million Tablets? 221

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the pricepoint-better-be-right dept.
Arvisp writes "According to a blog post by former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee, Apple plans to produce nearly 10 million tablets in the still-unannounced product's first year. If Lee's blog post is to be believed, Apple plans to sell nearly twice as many tablets as it did iPhones in the product's first year."
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Canadian Blood Services Promotes Pseudoscience 219

Posted by samzenpus
from the type-A-negative-personality dept.
trianglecat writes "The not-for-profit agency Canadian Blood Services has a section of their website based on the Japanese cultural belief of ketsueki-gata, which claims that a person's blood group determines or predicts their personality type. Disappointing for a self-proclaimed 'science-based' organization. The Ottawa Skeptics, based in the nation's capital, appear to be taking some action."

Comment: Re:You shill! (Score 0) 225

by craenor (#29802365) Attached to: Microsoft May Be Inflating SharePoint Stats
I don't work in sales. I get no commission.

It's not like my life's a secret, a simple google search will tell you what games I play, my website, where I work and more. I had the option of posting anonymously, if I wanted to shill, I would have. I had a training link for SharePoint handy, so I threw it out there.

Comment: Re:Screw Sharepoint (Score 0) 225

by craenor (#29802293) Attached to: Microsoft May Be Inflating SharePoint Stats
It was the only training class I knew about. *shrugs* Google another one. My point is the same, if you glance at a program, decide not to bother figuring out how to use it and determine that it sucks only because it's put out by Microsoft then you don't have much of an opinion.

There is nothing wrong with SharePoint. It has a reasonable learning curve, you just have to invest a little bit of time into actually learning how to productively use it.

Comment: Re:Screw Sharepoint (Score 1, Insightful) 225

by craenor (#29802075) Attached to: Microsoft May Be Inflating SharePoint Stats
FWIW ... In my experience SharePoint is a flexible, feature-rich, capable tool. I was skeptical at first, mostly because I just didn't feel like learning it. But as a Project Manager I haven't found a better tool to replace the services you get from SharePoint.

If you're stuck with it because your company bought it and expects you to use it, then my honest advice is to, man-up, take a training course and learn to use it.

Comment: Just started playing 1st edition again (Score 1) 501

by craenor (#27507651) Attached to: No More <em>D&amp;D</em> PDFs, Wizards of the Coast Sues 8 File Sharers
I am running a 1st edition game for my group again. I own the hardcovers, but I bought the PDFs so I'd have a handy reference to kill some time at work with, without pulling out the DMG in my office, which could be...awkward.

I bought my PDFs legitimately through Paizo. But you can guarantee this, any future PDFs I need, I'll gladly download elsewhere, without paying money for them. And I'm not going to feel even slightly guilty about it.

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