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

by epdp14 (#43330195) Attached to: A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative
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

by epdp14 (#43330173) Attached to: Google Bumps Up Search a Notch With Google Nose BETA
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: Dreamhost (Score 2, Informative) 137

by epdp14 (#38291744) Attached to: Webhosting For A Large Art Project?
I use dream host... "unlimited space and traffic" they really mean don't go crazy and try to host a google.com mirror off of it. Its pretty cheap, I pay $8 a month. You can run cron jobs, mysql databases, etc. I've been happy with it. I know it is karma/referral whoring but you can use my referral code and get a free domain registration: FOLLOWTHEHORIZON (if you already have a domain just use DREAMBUCKS for $50 off your first year). http://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?303747
Earth

Climate May Be Less Sensitive To CO2 Than Previously Thought 413

Posted by Soulskill
from the time-for-a-celebratory-bonfire dept.
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

by epdp14 (#35894484) Attached to: Microsoft Counts Down To XP Death

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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