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Comment: Re:Wow gorgeous (Score 5, Insightful) 301 301

I don't know, Windows 10 looks rather 80s to me. It certainly doesn't look modern.

You don't understand. "Modern" is the new marketing buzzword which actually means "we're recycling a bunch of old shit from 20 years ago and calling it new". For example, the Recycle Bin icon in Windows 10, after being changed 3 times over the past several months, now looks like something straight out of Windows 95.

Comment: Re:Amen brother! (Score 1) 424 424

I'm unsure if similar search engines would be useful if they didn't try to figure out what you WANT to see rather than what you ASK to see.

Wait . . what?

How is it useful to give me thousands of results that are completely irrelevant to what I am searching for? Only give me results that contain EXACTLY the words I typed. And I shouldn't have to use quotations marks or other silly nonsense.

Comment: Re:Excellent. Now how about High Fructose Corn Syr (Score 1) 851 851

If your eating something where the primary ingredient is HFCS I doubt there is any way to make that product healthy. They would just replace HFCS with something slightly less bad.

I'd say people generally eating too much food is a bigger problem than HFCS.

I'm not aware of any product where the primary ingredient is HFCS. However, it is found in many places where it doesn't belong simply because fat and sugar make things taste better. That is why there is HFCS in bread. That's why there is even a sweetener of some sort in most salt.

Comment: Re:FYI (Score 1) 851 851

Trans fats are an unwanted biproduct of hydrogenation, and are a fat which humans do not have an enzyme to easily break down.

Interestingly (or maybe not), the hydrogenation process uses a nickel catalyst. The company I work for produces such a catalyst, so I suppose this won't be good for business.

Comment: Re:Excellent. Now how about High Fructose Corn Syr (Score 4, Informative) 851 851

Go learn. You need to know what HFCS actually is before you can have my attention while you spout off about it.

It's sugar. Specifically, it's corn molasses distilled to remove moisture volume.


HFCS is corn syrup that is processed with an enzyme that converts the glucose in the corn syrup into fructose. Fructose is a naturally occurring sugar found in most fruits and vegetables. The problem with HFCS is right there in the name: HIGH FRUCTOSE corn syrup. HFCS is highly concentrated sugar, which means you are getting far more than you would with an equivalent amount of another sweetener.

Comment: Re:speaking as an engineer, it happens. (Score 3, Interesting) 323 323

I mean now, if Linus goes on a trip, he either has to work on the release while on vacation, or delay it till he gets back. Seems like a large burden for one person to bear.

But it doesn't have to be that way. If Linus is on vacation, and something gets delayed for a week or two, so what? If Linus was in a coma for 3 months, so what? It's not the end of the world. It's not like he has to produce a new build or approve a new patch every 47 seconds to keep the world from exploding.

Comment: Re:Clearly the solution is to ban basketball. (Score 1, Troll) 84 84

By contrast 'golf' is least likely to be seen in a dangerous URL

I don't know about "dangerous" but I get lots of spam for golf clubs. Seriously. I have never played golf and dislike anyone who does. It originates from constantly changing URLs that all contain "golf" in some way or another. So now I just block everything containing the word golf.

+ - SourceForge grabs GIMP for Windows' account, wraps installer in Adware->

rudy_wayne writes: SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows, and now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer with advertisements.

Jernej Simoni, the developer who has been responsible for building Windows versions of GIMP for some time, has maintained an account on SourceForge to act as a distribution mirror. That is, until today, when he discovered he was locked out of the Gimp-Win account.

A blog post by an unidentified member of SourceForge's community team claims that "this project was actually abandoned over 18 months ago, and SourceForge has stepped-in to keep this project current." But this is disputed by members of the GIMP development community.

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Why do this in the first place? (Score 1, Insightful) 90 90

So why is Mozilla trying to enter into the cheap handset market? This isn't their core competencies.

It just seems like they're flailing about trying to define the next big thing. And, really, that seems to be a waste of resources.

This just feels like Mozilla has kind of lost the plot.

Mozilla lost the plot long ago. Their combination of arrogance and incompetence has ruined what was once the best browser around.

But at least they forced their CEO to resign because he voted against same sex marriage. They've got that going for them.

Comment: Re:Why do this in the first place? (Score 3, Interesting) 90 90

Because it will collapse otherwise because it no longer can suck on Google's teet.

But now, they've got Bing's teat to suck on.

I imagine that eventually people will stop giving Mozilla boatloads of free money and Mozilla will have to figure out a way to function like a real business. However, this isn't it:

"they've hinted at plans to start supporting Android apps"

That will kill Firefox OS faster than anything. If Firefox OS runs Android apps then there's no reason for write any Firefox OS apps. There already are a gazillion Android apps out there. And if you think of something new, and you're already experienced at writing for Android, there's no need to learn how to write for Firefox OS, just keep making Android apps. And if there are no Firefox OS-specific apps then there's no reason to use Firefox OS.

Google The Failure of OS/2

Comment: Re:Until... (Score 1) 111 111

Adblock Plus for Android got kicked out of Google Play along with other ad blocking apps in March 2013, because Google’s developer distribution agreement states apps cannot interfere with the functionality of other apps

How is AdBlock interfering with the functionality of other apps? That makes no sense. Are people running apps whose function is to display ads?

But, this is not surprising, since 98% of Google's revenue depends on advertising being as intrusive as possible,

Comment: Re:It's not a networking issue. (Score 5, Insightful) 384 384

I think what he's asking is whether or not he can network them together even though they all have the same IP address. And the answer is yes.

As a network engineer, I can think of a way with a Cisco catalyst switch, OR, a linux box with multiple ethernet ports:

Yes, there are a few possible solutions, but I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the biggest barrier to implementing any of them:

Trying to connect to 8+ pumps at the same time is going to require running 8+ ethernet cables from a central location to each pump. You're going to have cables all over the place, and unless it is done while the gas station is closed it means people driving over the cables, stepping on them, tripping on them and yanking them out of the socket, etc........

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955