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Comment: Re:wtb: cheapest flight anytime (Score 1) 93

by sanyacid (#39793981) Attached to: Google and the Future of Travel
I guess they are left out on purpose. Those who are seeking cheap flights don't really need info about expensive flights. If you don't care about price, then just book directly from your favourite booking agency. On a sidenote, the service is most of the time identical across all the airlines, with a few exceptions, like not getting a meal during a flight (Ryanair!).

Comment: Re:wtb: cheapest flight anytime (Score 1) 93

by sanyacid (#39792463) Attached to: Google and the Future of Travel
You didn't state where you live, but if you are in Europe, or travelling inside of Europe, then the best tool I've found is Azuon. It includes all the features you mentioned and more. Azuon is not free. If you want a quick and free solution then ebookers website offers in my opinion best free service, though, not nearly as good as Azuon.
Government

+ - WikiLeaks founder charged with rape, molestation i->

Submitted by Suki I
Suki I (1546431) writes "CNN confirms with Swedish authorities: The founder and editor of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been charged in Sweden with rape and molestation, a spokeswoman for the Swedish prosecutor's office told CNN Saturday.

From the WikiLeaks Twitter page Julian Assange: the charges are without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing."

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News

+ - The Associated Press: Report: rape investigation o-> 1

Submitted by Suki I
Suki I (1546431) writes "STOCKHOLM — A Swedish tabloid says an arrest warrant has been issued for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on suspicion of rape, and officials have issued a statement "confirming media reports." The prosecutor's office in Stockholm "confirms media reports that a foreign citizen has been arrested in absentia" but doesn't name Assange. It says the arrest involves one count of molestation and one count of rape. The WikiLeaks Twitter page referred to Saturday's article in Expressen, which cites prosecutor Maria Haljebo Kjellstrand, as "dirty tricks." It says: "Expressen is a tabloid; No one here has been contacted by Swedish police. Needless to say this will prove hugely distracting." Assange was in Sweden last week.

From the Wikileaks Twitter page: Julian Assange: the charges are without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing."

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Comment: Re:Communication (Score 1) 416

by sanyacid (#33220076) Attached to: The Great Typo Hunt
Take it easy, please. On the web forums and Internet in general there are so many people who are not native english speakers. Of course there are times when you can definitely tell that the person didn't put much thought in whatever he/she was writing, but in many cases incorrect grammar does not really tell you about writer's intellect. It takes many years of practice to become fluent in any foreign language. Most of the time learners will never become as good as the native speakers. It's a better idea to judge people more by their message, not by the form.

So excuse me for my non-perfect english, I come from Russia, live in Finland and currently studying in Portugal. We just don't practice it in our daily lives ;)

Apple Orders 10 Million Tablets? 221

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the pricepoint-better-be-right dept.
Arvisp writes "According to a blog post by former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee, Apple plans to produce nearly 10 million tablets in the still-unannounced product's first year. If Lee's blog post is to be believed, Apple plans to sell nearly twice as many tablets as it did iPhones in the product's first year."

Comment: Re:Why reduce the DPI instead of using larger font (Score 1) 549

by sanyacid (#30125032) Attached to: Are There Affordable Low-DPI Large-Screen LCD Monitors?
You are comparing Windows XP (released in 2001) with KDE 4 (4.0 released in 2008).

I honestly don't know much about Windows, because I don't use it, but your comparison made me doubt if you really know what you are talking about.

Microsoft has got a couple of newer versions of their OS, latest of them is named Windows 7, which I heard does a many things better than it's ancestors, also having many UI improvements. ;)

Comment: Re:Isn't this the same as a trolley? (Score 1) 419

by sanyacid (#29802695) Attached to: Ultracapacitor Bus Recharges At Each Stop
I believe OP was referring to trolleybuses. Trams need rail tracks to be built into the road, but trolleybus is just like a normal bus on rubber tires, except that it uses electricity as a power source and constant connection to power line is required. There is no need to tear up the road for trolleybuses, but the power line must be built.

The advantage ultracapasitor bus has over trolleybus is that it can drive further away (as far as capacitor allows) from it's normal route than trolleybus.

Comment: Re:Fact checking? (Score 1) 688

by sanyacid (#29273505) Attached to: OS Performance — Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 9.10
Time Machine doesn't require a second disk. If you really want to run it on the same physical drive, a secondary partition can be used.
That's a really bad idea though. I've had several hard drive failures (I guess I was unlucky) and believe me, they do come unexpected!

If you don't want to carry around an external USB drive for backups, then a large enough (32GB) USB stick or SD card (if it's newer MacBook Pro) can be used with Time Machine, unless you need to backup a lot of data (like HD video content).
Operating Systems

+ - Google Announces ChromeOS

Submitted by Lorien_the_first_one
Lorien_the_first_one (1178397) writes "Looks like Google has announced their own operating system, ChromeOS. Larry Dignan offers coverage at ZDNet for your perusal: "Google is planning to launch lightweight operating system dubbed the Chrome OS that'll target netbooks and Web apps. With the move--clearly targeted at Microsoft--Google's software stack has come into sharp focus in just the last 24 hours. It should be noted, however, that Google's stack is still being formed."

Larry offers some very interesting analysis of the implications as well as a forecast for the market and the impact ChromeOS could have on other players in the operating system market."

Comment: Re:Appeal to His Original Priorities (Score 1) 811

by sanyacid (#28064951) Attached to: How To Help a Friend With an MMO Addiction?
I think the parent comment was intended to be mostly Funny, but I don't have any MPs so I'll reply. :)

I'm not a religious person, but I think generally you don't have to pay money to anyone (ex. church) to have a faith in God. Many "religious addicts" are in fact quite happy without having to give all, or any of their money to the "dealers" (with exception of some extreme cases). The happiness of a drug addict basically ends when the money ends.

Well, I actually lied there a bit. The man pages are my Holy Bible ;)

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean. -- Albert Einstein

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