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Comment: Re:So far...close (Score 1) 288

by chill (#49614009) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community

Usually, I'd agree with you. In this case the laptop is a bit of a Frankenstein model. The CPU is an engineering sample of an AMD A-10, and the BIOS is missing details of serial numbers, etc. Makes for an odd boot, but it was cheap and does what I want. I've also replaced the stock RAM, drive, wireless, BlueTooth and everything else that could be replaced.

The reboot thing is new and I suspect it has something to do with the boot loader. I expect to be able to fix it.

The Wifi I'll have to investigate. I have some leads, but should be able to fix it.

If it were an off-the-shelf model I'd agree with you, but because of what I've done to it I am a bit more tolerant.

Comment: So far...close (Score 4, Interesting) 288

by chill (#49611113) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community

I installed in on my HP ProBook 6475b laptop the other day and have only run into some minor issues.

1. I opted for full disk encrypted LVM. It didn't ask for a separate Swap partition password, instead using the main one. Fine. However, when booting, I have to enter it twice -- once for the main partition, once for swap. [Bug reported and acknowledged]

2. It hangs on reboot. I have to boot twice every time to get it to get past the boot loader. I've tried "shut down", then letting it sit for 10 minutes. Next boot -- hang and I reboot and then it works.

3. My wifi doesn't come back after suspend. I think it has to do with the particular laptop firmware, because it does this with every distro I've tried. Everything else works, but the wifi never makes it out of suspend.

The rest works fine. Changing to the proprietary AMD video drivers was a snap, and it sped up video playback to what I would expect (no stuttering on HD).

Comment: I'll tell you why I don't use it. (Score 5, Insightful) 359

by Lord Kano (#49557777) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed

Google Answers.
Google Shopping.
Google Buzz.
Google Wave.
Google Video.

I don't trust Google to keep it around once it's no longer in Google's best interests to do so and since social networking isn't Google's focus or primary source of revenue, I can't trust that.

It's not that I begrudge them the decision to do what's in their own best interests but I have that same decision to make and Google+ doesn't align with them.


Comment: Re:What if... (Score 1) 133

by chill (#49499595) Attached to: The Origin of the First Light In the Universe

What if...

Instead of a stupid troll you were actually interested in the answers. Interested enough to either take some classes on the subject, or expend some effort educating yourself.

We live in an age where the vast majority of the world's information is available for little to no cost or effort, yet you actively choose to remain ignorant.

Step 1: Understand what science is.
Step 2: Take a class or look it up.
Step 3: Keep digging

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by Lord Kano (#49467207) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

You got an proof with that? Because what I hear is the same old bullshit I've hear republicans say since Clinton was in office.

This bit of information came to the public's attention because of a Democrat. Dick Morris spilled the beans when the Clinton's let him get pilloried in the court of public opinion.

And I don't actually care much, because the sex shit with Clinton was no fucking big deal at all, it's like when you are arguing with someone and they start picking on your grammar.

Of course you don't care. No one who cares about decency or the rule of law would consider voting for Hillary. It's nothing like picking apart someone's grammar. Hillary Clinton was involved with denying due process and justice to women who were sexually assaulted by her husband.

You have nothing else on the Clintons, 'cept this one minor sex shit and it's blown out of proportion.

Out of proportion?

Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick. Bill Clinton sexually assaulted Kathleen Willey. Bill Clinton sexually harassed Paula Jones.

When deposed in Paula Jones's civil case, he committed perjury. He instructed people that if they lied, the investigators would have nothing. He suborned perjury. He committed Obstruction of Justice. These are all felonies that would get you or me incarcerated.

Fuck, the VP is way the fuck more creepy then Clinton ever was, at least Clinton has the decency to not hit on women during their husbands speech.

You call it decency for Bill Clinton to grope Kathleen Willey's breast and forcibly put her hand on his penis while her husband's dead body was being recovered?

Joe Biden is a crazy asshole but he's nowhere near Bill Clinton in terms of sleaze.


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