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Comment: Man did I *hate* that product (Score 1) 381

by quax (#49758515) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

Biggest accomplishment of Windows 3.x was how it drove the development and adoption of Linux. Got me to install an early SuSE distro with a 0.9x kernel.

It's hard to describe, if you haven't experienced it, how drastic the difference was. I marveled at the capabilities of my PC after it ran Linux. It could easily hold its own against UNIX workstations five times as expansive.

Comment: Email anger management (Score 1) 234

by quax (#49485403) Attached to: Can Online Reporting System Help Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus?

'We're all guilty of pressing send on an angry text or email that, had we had to put it into an actual letter and proofread, we probably wouldn't have sent,'

Ah, lawyers, thinking since they represent the highest infallibility standard, they can speak for all humanity?

Did you ever sent an inappropriately angry email or text? I don't recall that I ever had that problem.

Comment: Re:Either fast breeder or thorium (Score 0) 417

It's really not all crackpotty. After all you can drive the reaction with a particle accelerator to create a non-critical reactor design, a design so flexible it can handle all sorts of nuclear fuel while also allowing for the transmutation of nuclear waste.

From my point of view the latter is much more environmentally sound than to bury the crap.

Comment: Re:Lies, bullshit, and more lies ... (Score 1) 442

A friend of mine who works in IT a the German Railways company (DB), tells me they are regularly scouting in Spain/Portugal where unemployment is high to convince talented IT folks to move up to Germany.

So while there is a shortage of IT specialists in Germany this is too a large extent mitigated by inter-EU mobility.

"You're a creature of the night, Michael. Wait'll Mom hears about this." -- from the movie "The Lost Boys"