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Comment: Re:Any chance we can act like adults this time? (Score 1) 316

Please look at the scum who cut off children's heads in CAR to understand what real tyranny is.

Yea, good thing we don't have reactionaries calling for someone to be hanged without due process like this guy (Former CIA director James Woolsey) or this guy (Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton). (Yes, they're former ... do you really think their replacements are any better? That's what's really painful

Comment: Re:iPad (Score 1) 370

by minderaser (#45632873) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Easy Wi-Fi-Enabled Tablet For My Dad?

Nexus 10 is the SAME PRICE as a base ipad and the same specs.

Same price, yes. But otherwise, TOTAL BULLSHIT. You could, you know, actually educate yourself by looking at Nexus 10 specs vs. Apple iPad specs, but here are some highlights:

Processor:
Nexus 10: CPU: Dual-core A15, GPU: Quad-core Mali TS04
iPad: Dual-core A5 Chip (CPU and GPU combined, ugh)

Display:
Nexus 10: 2560 x 1600 (300 ppi)
iPad: 1024-by-768 resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)

RAM: Nexus 10: 2GB
iPad: 512MB (actually had to look that one up on Wikipedia ... can't imagine why Apple doesn't want to advertise that).

There's more, but you can see (if you take your Apple blinders off) that the iPad isn't even in the same ballpark as the Nexus 10.

Comment: Re:I already find alcohol intolerable (Score 1) 350

by minderaser (#42920029) Attached to: Alcoholism Vaccine Makes Alcohol Intolerable To Drinkers

I'm a social drinker, but even then I drink very little, mostly just mixing it with soda to make it look like I drink as much as the others, because I don't want my alcohol tolerance to go down. I hate pills for pain, so, instead I drink a beer or two, which is usually plenty to put me to sleep on bad nights.

And then after you get off of your high horse about people who chose to drink you might look at some facts that show alcohol interferes with sleep.

Oh, sorry, didn't mean to interfere with your smugness.

Comment: Re:Antabuse Anyone? (Score 1) 350

by minderaser (#42919991) Attached to: Alcoholism Vaccine Makes Alcohol Intolerable To Drinkers
The difference is that by calling it a "vaccine" (which it is CLEARLY not for anyone who has half a brain) the manufactures enjoy immunity from lawsuits. See here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/22/AR2011022206008.html

Just watch. Pretty much every drug is going to be marketed as a vaccine.

Comment: Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 124

by minderaser (#42321529) Attached to: Call for Questions: Rasterman, Founder of the Enlightenment Project

Give the http://www.bodhilinux.com/ LiveCD a spin to see what it can do... I love the aesthetic (esp. the zenlike Japanese theme ... hard to get any more ricer than that!). Unfortunately, like KNOPPIX LiveCD is a great showcase of KDE , it's not so smooth getting it running on a standard Debian- or Fedora- based distro without some finagling.

I know this isn't what you meant, but you appear to be conflating two different things. Let me clear this up. Yes, compiling/configuring E on pretty much any distro can be a pain.

NO, absolutely not is this true of installing and setting up Bodhi Linux. Installing and using Bodhi is a breeze. And they have the most welcoming community I've ever come across (take a look at my UID and realize I've never browsed /. on anything but Linux to put that in perspective)

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