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Comment: Re:Predictable (Score 1) 176

by Threni (#49618947) Attached to: SurveyMonkey's CEO Dies While Vacationing With Wife Sheryl Sandberg

No, if you're obese you risk a lot more than "a few" (what is that? 2? 3? 5?) years. It puts extra stress on just about every part of your body especially, crucially, your heart. 1 in 5 americans die from obesity related illnesses. People eating obviously unhealthy foods watching the news and worrying about Al Queda when there's a 9/11-sized death toll every day from what they're eating.

Comment: Re:Corporations are people too (Score 1) 225

by minkie (#49597363) Attached to: Grooveshark Shuts Down

That's the most common outcome, but it doesn't always work that way. It is possible for the court to hold the corporate officers or investors personally liable. It's called piercing the corporate veil. Doesn't happen too frequently, but it happened to Limewire (http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2010/05/limewire_smacke.htm), who played in the same space, just a few years ago.

Comment: Re:Upstart or Systemd? (Score 2) 494

by Threni (#49544905) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

> But no , the "Not Invented Here" meme popped up its ugly head again and some know it alls
> decided they could reinvent the wheel better. Well so far the jury is still out on that.

You say that, but why have nearly all distros moved to systemd? You're saying there's not a sound technical reason for it? NIH makes sense as a criticism in a few areas, but linux distros, largely run for free by hobbiests? They're imposing it on themselves for no good reason? Really?

Comment: Re:Unity next (Score 3, Interesting) 494

by Threni (#49544885) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

Agree but i've had problems with Mint for a while, and the official forums for it are dead; you're much more likely to get help on AskUbuntu or UbuntuForums, so I've gone back to Ubuntu then upgraded the ui to xfce. Problem solved! (I tried briefly but unity is still a mixture of awful and buggy).

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.