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Comment: Re:It's supposed to be difficult (Score 1) 863

by momfreeek (#29188111) Attached to: "Smart" Parking Meters Considered Dumb

In london the tube is the most expensive

that article's title is sensationalist. As it says in the article, cash fares are inflated to promote adoption of the oyster card. These days pretty much everyone uses them. Very convenient and removes the need for cash & credit card transactions for travel.. the small shops all over london deal with the cash transactions instead

buses are £2 cash, £1 with oyster I'm not sure about tube fares but I guess its a similar ratio

Comment: Re:Same result is in top ten from Google (Score 1) 582

by momfreeek (#28972303) Attached to: Bing Search Tainted By Pro-Microsoft Results

skewing the data for specific searches would be impractical

really? that sounds trivial to me.

If we were talking single-word phrases, I might be convinced, but phrases push this conspiracy theory into implausibility.

Its hardly a great leap from a single word to a combination: windows + expensive why + is + so are likely ignored anyway.

Comment: Re:Your question is bad, and you should feel bad. (Score 1) 699

by momfreeek (#28236163) Attached to: Solution For College's Bad Network Policy?
Did you really read all the source code for every app that runs on your computer? Knowing that you could do that then not doing it seems rather irresponsible if its so damn important. If you can't trust the campus IT department then you certainly can't trust a stranger.

If I was that paranoid I'd still be soldering the connections on my home made cpu.

Comment: Re:A suit with a clue (Score 1) 241

by momfreeek (#28234479) Attached to: The Pirates Will Always Win, Says UK ISP
This guy making some nice noises costs nothing... and his argument is only that they shouldn't have to spend money to police themselves. At least consider the possibility that its nothing more than good PR.

Earlier comments gave me the impression that TalkTalk gives crappy service, awful support and uses packet shaping heavily to save costs (off course they're hardly gonna put that in the press release)
Linux Business

What Did You Do First With Linux? 739

Posted by Soulskill
from the indulged-in-moderately-maniacal-laughter dept.
ruphus13 writes "OStatic has an interesting article on remembering the first time you used Linux. Quoting: 'I'm not sure if the admission that I remember my first Linux installation much more clearly than any date with my first boyfriend or my first date with my husband is a really wise thing to put in writing. I will freely admit it wasn't quite as anxiety-inducing as a date, and the long-term relationship that sprang from it taught me quite a bit about myself, how I learn, and how to passionately load kernel modules at boot. So, what was your first Linux experience?'"

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990