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Comment: So, does my Windows 7 Starter Edition qualify? (Score 1) 341

by pecosdave (#49815653) Attached to: Windows 10 Release Date: July 29th

Seriously, it exists. Not that I actually used it, I basically booted it up once after purchase to be sure it worked (I didn't go through the setup crap), turned it off, upgraded the RAM and immediately put Kubuntu on it (now replaced with Netrunner).

Starter edition - the (rightfully) forgotten Windows 7.

Comment: Re:Just like PC's I want reliability and eficiency (Score 1) 287

by pecosdave (#49717925) Attached to: The Auto Industry May Mimic the 1980s PC Industry

That Trihawk was pretty cool. It's downfall was catering to the wrong market, I can tell from the video. I don't know how $15,000 scales to 1984, I would have to look it up, but the fact they were calling a specialty car demanding a premium instead of a budget mobile like the Elio probably is why nobody knows what it is today.

Cherry 2000, haven't seen that movie since what? 1991? I liked it back then, not sure if I would now or not.

Comment: Just like PC's I want reliability and eficiency (Score 2) 287

by pecosdave (#49717371) Attached to: The Auto Industry May Mimic the 1980s PC Industry

in my cars.

There are two cars I want right now (well, one is being released soon).

1. The Elio for getting to work and back. Perfect for getting me and my backpack the 30ish miles there and back, and even good for going to lunch with a coworker. Excellent fuel mileage, and unlike a Smart Car (which doesn't really get that great of fuel mileage considering) I wouldn't be concerned about having to defend my manhood every time I stepped out of it or worry about random strangers trying to give me a wedgie for driving it.

2. The Subaru Outback as my vacation and haul the family around ride. The ability to easily carry many bicycles, kayaks, luggage, and people offroad, at good high cruising speeds Not to mention, great gas mileage for a rugged/versatile vehicle.

I don't care about data platforms, just the ability to interface with what's there. The Elio would let me put whatever I wanted in there and tie it to the stereo, I'm guessing a Nexus 9 would be perfect. The Subaru support Bluetooth audio so I'll put my Nexus 9 in there too!

Comment: Re:What alternative site can we visit? (Score 1) 613

by pecosdave (#49698431) Attached to: A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science

Mod parent up!

I've been saying this since I was a we little lad. We do the jobs we like. I like I.T. I like computers, I have since I was a kid. My sister on the other hand liked crops and animals, she works in agriculture.

How is it that science can explain how and why our hormones and evolution drive men and women to different interest, yet science (or in reality H.R.types) can't accept the findings of science?!?!

Slashdot under current management is just pandering to the H.R. and equal outcome everything crowds.

Comment: Re:Again? (Score 4, Funny) 613

by pecosdave (#49698123) Attached to: A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science

Think we could lobby to have the traditional green changed to more of a lavender color?

Come to think of it the entire /. name itself just screams patriarchy! I mean, come on, it looks like the penis of a semi-erect man on his back! Maybe we can rename the entire site parenthesis dot ( . ) to empower women more!

Comment: Re:Story time, my method. (Score 1) 244

by pecosdave (#49690883) Attached to: RTFM? How To Write a Manual Worth Reading

One of my favorite things about the job I referenced is most of the people we hired were in their late teens or early 20's and were eager to learn and prove themselves. To this day it's still the age group I like to work with the most. Of course I expected a lot of churn, I would have been disappointed at my trainees if they didn't ditch that place after some training.

I love interactive documentation - I find myself hovering my cursor on a regular basis on stuff I'm unsure of and I'm always disappointed when it doesn't work.

The biggest difference between time and space is that you can't reuse time. -- Merrick Furst