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Comment Trapped in a hotel under local law with a newborn. (Score 1) 310

I started work as desktop support/remote support/all-around-"my computer is brokeee, fix it naooooo"-guy at a small-mid-sized company (200 seats) a few months ago...since we only have 3 guys in our IT department we pretty much have to cover everything.
My question to you is this, why is ALL financial software antiquated and disgusting! Bahhhhh hum(bugs, bugs everywhere!)

Comment Re:Best open source software for WINDOWS (Score 1) 324

One could argue that the best thing that could happen to windows is to be replaced with Ubuntu.

Not that I completely agree with that reasoning. Driving the computer illiterate masses into Linux just causes headache for the Linux savvy that have to spend their days explaining to people where the Start menu is in Linux.

So what you're saying is...
that you wanna keep Linux, "for us cool kids"
haha

Comment Re:I can't believe they forgot (Score 1) 324

Although you can now install Ubuntu inside Windows with Portable Ubuntu,
or along side Windows with WUBI, it is not technically a Windows application.

Due to the fact that they are only dealing with native windows applications
is the simple reason why Ubuntu was not feature on the list.

**Unrelated Sidenote:This comment written on Ubuntu**

Comment Not to discount their achievement (Score 1) 171

Not to discount their achievement...
and I do understand that this is a really
great stride in technology here.

However, is this not the equivalent of,
"New NASA probe declares Earth's sun HOT"

I am not trying to be a smartass here.

However, if the technology simply determines of the planet COULD support life, then assumes there IS life, that wouldn't be a very big stride...

Just another comment from the Pundit Panel over here.

**Disclaimer: I have absolutely no sources for this besides my own thoughts, and am just trying to encourage people to think about this**

**P.S.: I reserve the right to be absolutely DEAD WRONG**

Transportation

Fossett's Plane Found 356

otter42 writes "Sadly, it looks as if all those crazies claiming Steve Fossett was still alive were wrong after all. The NY Times has the confirmation that wreckage of Fossett's Bellanca Citabria was found. Now it's up to the NTSB to tell us why this happened, although, statistically, dollars to donuts it was engine/fuel-related."
Image

Ultrasound Machine Ages Wine 448

Inventor Casey Jones says his creation uses ultrasound technology to recreate the effects of decades of aging by colliding alcohol molecules inside the bottle. Mr. Jones said, "This machine can take your run-of-the-mill £3.99 bottle of plonk and turn it into a finest bottle of vintage tasting like it costs hundreds. It works on any alcohol that tastes better aged, even a bottle of paintstripper whisky can taste like an 8-year-aged single malt." The Ultrasonic Wine Ager, which looks like a Dr. Who ice bucket, takes 30 minutes to work and has already been given the thumbs up by an English winemaker. I know a certain special lady who is about to have the best bottle of Boone's Farm in the world.
Role Playing (Games)

Dungeons and Desktops 176

Aeonite writes "Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-playing Games chronicles the rise and fall of the Computer RPG industry, from Akalabeth to Zelda and everything in between. While the bulk of the book is devoted to the genre's 'Golden Age' in the late '80s and early '90s, author Matt Barton explores the entire history of CRPGs, from their origins in the mid '70s to the very recent past. While not entirely comprehensive, the book covers not only the major players and award-winners, but also dozens of obscure 'also-ran' as well as notable games in related genres." Keep reading for the rest of Michael's review.
Google

Google Apps Hacks 46

stoolpigeon writes "It seems that it wasn't long ago that Google was just a search company. The number of on-line products that fly under the Google moniker, today, is impressive. Google has moved well beyond its office-suite-like applications and excelled with everything from mapping to blogging to 3-D drawing. Google Apps Hacks is a new book from O'Reilly, published in conjunction with their Make magazine. This volume presents the reader with 141 hacks in an attempt to get the most out of a wide array of Google's on-line applications. The result is a quick ride that is rather fun — and while a bit shallow at times, it provides a great overview of just how much is available out there." Read below for the rest of JR's review.
Power

Submission + - Primary and backup power fails, websites offline.

An anonymous reader writes: The Los Angeles Times has an article describing how the power outage in San Francisco yesterday knocked several popular web sites (including craigslist and technorati) off line. These sites were hosted at 365 Main. The article points out the irony in a 365 Main press release that day announcing one customer had shut down its "redundant" data center in the Midwest and was thrilled with 365 Main after "two years of continuous uptime." 365 Main has posted a summary of the incident.

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