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Comment: Re:Almost competing (Score 1) 706

by scratchpaper (#29427555) Attached to: Microsoft: Windows 7 Upgrade Can Take Nearly a Day
I've used more than my fair share of distros, since I like to tinker. Right now, I using Fedora, CentOS, and Debian Stable on a few of my machines. But, I have yet to find a distro that is superior to all others in every way...which, IMO, is one of the best things about GNU/Linux, since what you require is probably not the same as what I require. Flexibility is king. And keeping /home separate from / has been a lifesaver for me on more than one occasion, not just for ease of installing/switching distros, but for general data and system security/stability as well. Just curious, what do you mean by "resort" to my method? Do you keep everything on a single default partition set up by an installer, just because it's the easy way to go?

Comment: Re:Almost competing (Score 1) 706

by scratchpaper (#29417037) Attached to: Microsoft: Windows 7 Upgrade Can Take Nearly a Day
I probably should have tacked a YMMV on my post. Yeah, I'm sure some people haven't had problems upgrading, but I'm certainly not one of them...I suppose your distro of choice influences this as well. I've just always been the "err on the side of caution" kind of guy when it comes to hacking around in my system.

Comment: Re:Wrong field (Score 1) 321

by scratchpaper (#29392275) Attached to: Creating a Quantum Superposition of Living Things
Oh my god, you're seriously comparing the two? Get over your inflated sense of moral superiority. But okay, to assuage your delicate sensibilities, I refer you to the final 6 words of my previous post. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go wash my hands, then immediately set up a monument to the bacteriological Holocaust I'm about to commit.

Comment: Re:Wrong field (Score 1) 321

by scratchpaper (#29390657) Attached to: Creating a Quantum Superposition of Living Things
You're missing the point here...Schroedinger's Cat is just a simplified example of a two-state system. No one is claiming that the object of the experiment is to produce a fuzzy superposition consisting of a living and a dead virus. The two states here are the virus' ground state energy and that of an excited state. Nothing more. So please, people, stop bitching about whether viruses are strictly classified as living organisms; it is not important in the context of the experiment.

Just go with the flow control, roll with the crunches, and, when you get a prompt, type like hell.

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