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Comment Re:this was funny 10 years ago (Score 1) 261

it's really not a good idea to make reading slashdot obnoxious to readers... it has already been going downhill, and fast, recently. They really shouldn't make it a pain in the ass to read. It isn't funny, it's obnoxious. Now you get to ROT13 unencrypt the latest slashvertisements and 10 day old news!

Comment Re:Play a good April Fools joke for once (Score 1) 66

it's really not a good idea to make reading slashdot obnoxious to readers... it has already been going downhill, and fast, recently. They really shouldn't make it a pain in the ass to read. It isn't funny, it's obnoxious. Now you get to ROT13 unencrypt the latest slashvertisements and 10 day old news!

Comment Re:Should be 'Opt-In' (Score 1) 118

I doubt FF or chrome will be opt-in as long as google is holding the purse strings for both (or directly developing as in chrome). Google is the world's number one internet advertising provider... they aren't going to automatically opt-out people and cost themselves millions of dollars.

Comment Dreamhost (Score 2, Informative) 137

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Climate May Be Less Sensitive To CO2 Than Previously Thought 413

a_hanso writes "A new study suggests that the effects of rising levels of carbon dioxide on temperature may be less significant than previously thought. 'The new models predict that given a doubling in CO2 levels from pre-industrial levels, the Earth's surface temperatures will rise by 1.7 to 2.6 degrees C. That is a much tighter range than suggested by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2007 report, which suggested a rise of between 2 to 4.5 degrees C."

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 766

Find me a Linux distro that supports 10 year old versions, on the desktop.

These cowboys might I guess....

I love that the link goes to a 404 page... the fact is that MS is discontinuing support for a 10 year old version of an OS. No one else to my knowledge supports an OS as old as XP at the level Microsoft has since Vista and 7 were released. Don't get me wrong, I'll use RHEL or Ubuntu any day over XP or 7 for that matter... but credit is due when credit is due.

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