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Comment Re:World of Goo (Score 1) 279

Seconded. I love playing a 44x22 grid of Range. Pearl is one of my favorites, but generation of solvable puzzles beyond a certain size takes a very long time, and they usually end up sharing a single common pattern. I've had games of Pearl take a day and a half to generate, and I've solved it in 10 minutes. Loopy (16x10, Kites, Hard) is my next favorite, but the yellow lines on grey background is difficult to focus on. I've tried tweaking the source and haven't found a colour that works well for me on that level.

Comment Re:Microsoft has already tried this (Score 1) 577

Windows 7 Starter Edition is on the netbook I bought for my wife this Spring. The only thing that it's prevented her from doing so far is changing the desktop background. Otherwise it doesn't seem to be getting in the way. For something like a netbook, a lower-cost starter edition OS fits well.

Comment Not for me (Score 1) 418

I dropped out of University in 1996. I've never regretted anything in my life more than this. I'm happy with my life now, I have a good career and a family that I love, but I still think that dropping out was the biggest mistake I ever made. If I had the money, I'd go back, but it wouldn't be the same experience now.

Comment Gilette (Score 1) 581

In related news, razor-blade manufacturer Gillette has announced their expansion into the personal computer operating system market. When he was informed of Microsoft's plans for future versions of Windows, CEO James M. Kilts is quoted as saying, "Fuck everything, we're doing 512 bits."


MS Critical Patch Fixes 8 Vulnerabilities 202

nandemoari writes "A hole allowing hackers to take control of Microsoft Exchange was just one 'critical' issue the Redmond-based company promises it has fixed with a patch correcting a total of eight vulnerabilities in its programs, including the Internet Explorer browser, Office, and its SQL Server. Three of the eight vulnerabilities patched yesterday were marked 'critical.' The most concerning is an issue with Exchange that would allow attackers to take over an Exchange server by simply forwarding a carefully crafted message to a corporate mail server. Microsoft has admitted that the vulnerability can be exploited when a user opens or previews an email in the Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format (TNEF)."

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