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Submitted by mangusman
mangusman (778529) writes "I'm old enough to remember the Apollo missions the first time, and I've never believed for a minute all the conspiracy theorists that the Apollo missions were "faked". However, there was a photo posted on the NASA Image of the Day site (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_gallery_2104.html) of Commander John Young on the moon, and the photo clearly looks tampered with, especially at the feet. Am I seeing things? Gawd I hope so."
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Comment: Easy Fix for the App (Score 2) 348

by mangusman (#35585126) Attached to: Senators To Apple: Pull iPhone DUI-Check Alerts
There's a easy fix for this app (and all similar apps): Make the user *earn* the right to use the app by forcing them to prove they're not legally impaired. If they can't find Waldo, or some other such test, then they'll have to pull over or take their chances and hope they don't find the checkpoints.

Comment: Wipe and Reload! (Score 1) 638

by mangusman (#35429094) Attached to: A Letter On Behalf of the World's PC Fixers
Yes, like many here, I too used to troubleshoot/repair friends/relatives computers and it got very old till I decided one day to tell the non-paying customer, "I'll troubleshoot for 15 minutes, and if I can't get it to a previously known good state, I'm going to wipe the hard drive and reload the OS, and ONLY the OS. Do you want me to continue?" Usually the answer was no. I'd recommend they take it to a computer repair shop.

Comment: Firefox dying....No Way (Score 1) 236

by mangusman (#35346854) Attached to: Firefox 4 the Last Big Release From Mozilla
I use Firefox, Chrome and IE daily, I still can't see what all the hoopla is around Chrome. Yeah, it's a nice browser, but until they support all the extensions that Firefox does, it won't be my go-to browser any time soon. On the other hand, even the latest Firefox beta is still consuming way too much memory for my taste, and now with multiple Firefox plugin containers running (why?), it's somewhat of a sore spot.

Comment: Great Company In Its Heyday (Score 1) 172

by mangusman (#35137374) Attached to: Computer Industry Mourns DEC Founder Ken Olsen
As a former employee of DEC ('79-'95), I can tell you it was a great company to work for. DEC's overall management philosophy was and is still the standard I measure other managers to, and sadly, most can't even compare. Did Ken Olsen make mistakes? Sure he did. He didn't put a lot value in marketing his products, and it cost him dearly. And DEC *was* building PCs before they were in vogue. But again, they weren't marketed (and really weren't aimed at home users), but the Robin, DECmate, Pro350 were all PCs built before their time. RIP Ken.

Comment: SDML (Score 1) 843

by mangusman (#29064621) Attached to: 20 Years of MS Word and Why It Should Die a Swift Death
Way back in the day (80s and 90s) there was a markup language called SDML (structured document markup language) and was used by large corporations for writing and publishing technical documentation for their enterprise products. Extremely powerful, but like LaTex, had a large learning curve. When the WYSIWYG editors hit the streets, we realized we had nowhere near the control or flexibility of the markup language. I'd like to have that option today to produce white papers and such, but it's not cost-effective any longer.

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