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Comment: Re:Hello, it is 2014 (Score 1) 112

by reikae (#47766831) Attached to: Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support

If you've upgraded in the last ten years you very likely have a 64-bit CPU. Athlon 64 machines probably can be had for free. From a quick search it also seems that Windows license allows you to choose either 32 or 64 bit version. I realise 64-bit computing wouldn't benefit your parents, but it doesn't require you to hop on an upgrade treadmill.

Comment: Re:Just like Happy days.. (Score 1) 421

by reikae (#47746143) Attached to: South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

There's no reason to think he killed anybody. That's also why you or I aren't involved in a murder investigation right now. The police can't know for sure we didn't kill anyone. That doesn't mean they don't care. You think what he wrote is a reason to think he killed somebody; I don't.

Comment: Re:Just like Happy days.. (Score 1) 421

by reikae (#47738517) Attached to: South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

I think it's perfectly reasonable to assume the student hasn't actually killed anyone or anything. If the student later is involved in an investigation as a potential suspect, then you can bring something like this up.

I agree on teaching students how to deal with the police, ie. not to say anything. The situation was probably quite scary to the kid, so I do understand his behavior although I don't condone it.

Comment: Re:heh (Score 1) 609

by reikae (#47719987) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

We probably visit wildly different kinds of web pages, as I can't remember when I last had any trouble because of Ablock+. Some pages have notices asking you to whitelist, but the main content isn't hidden.

FWIW, I subscribe to EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Fanboy's Social Blocking List and Adblock Warning Removal List.

Comment: Re:It's impossible (Score 1) 381

by reikae (#47695615) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Hearing other viewpoints I consider very valuable. Sharing my view with others on the other hand seems quite pointless. It can feel good to have someone across the world agree with me, but that's about it. Of course it's good that not everyone thinks like I do, because there wouldn't be much to read or listen in that case.

As it happens, I generally listen and read a lot more than I speak or write.

Comment: Re:serious confusion by the author (Score 2) 235

by reikae (#47687881) Attached to: Email Is Not Going Anywhere

There are no maturity requirements to run a company.

I'm not as optimistic as you are about his predictions. Just about every company seems to use Facebook nowadays, brick-and-mortar shops have images of Facebook's Like button on their windows, and plenty of job postings include Facebook links. Smaller companies don't even have their own web pages, they just use Facebook. I also wouldn't be sure that everybody even knows Facebook's internal messaging systems and e-mail are completely different animals. Messenger and ICQ were tiny compared to Facebook today. I don't use it myself, and don't want to sign up in order to apply for a job, but I'm afraid it's not implausible.

How many hardware guys does it take to change a light bulb? "Well the diagnostics say it's fine buddy, so it's a software problem."