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Comment Re:How many friends??? (Score 2, Informative) 309

In the last 10 years I've lost 4 friends to AIDS. Two were gay. One had an unhealthy relationship with IV drugs. We still don't know how the last one contracted it.

Two close relatives have died, and one more is currently living with being HIV+.

I'm sorry if you don't believe me. Doesn't matter if you do or don't. Was just putting in my two cents.
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Submission + - Interview with Old Skool Webcomic Creators

xerexes writes: "Remember when Penny Arcade was on LooneyGames? When User Friendly and Sluggy Freelance were the biggest comics online? Back then the biggest webcomic portal around was, ground zero for the big bang of online comics we have today.

Comixpedia interviewed several of these early online comic pioneers about BigPanda and that whole era of webcomics. Some of them are fairly big names today — creators like Chris Crosby (Superosity, Sore Thumbs, Keenspot), Josh Lesnick (Girly), John Allison (Scary Go Round) and David Willis (Short Packed) and most are still making webcomics today. It's an interesting look at a time when the whole idea of putting comics online was still fairly novel."

Submission + - Time is on your side, just choose the right game

marcellizot writes: "One of the best things about gaming as a hobby these days is the way it can fit into so many different situations. Due to the recent explosion of portable gaming, no matter what you're waiting for, or wishing was over, there's a gaming solution to plug the gap. Whether you're looking for a quick, button-bashing hit or a smooth absorbing way to spend four hours, a handheld console can make sure you've always got a gaming fix in your hands. But how do you know which game to choose for which situation?"

Submission + - Did Microsoft Mislead About Xbox 360 IPTV?

greepe writes: "During the keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show, Bill Gates and his cohorts announced the new Microsoft TV IPTV Edition and demonstrated some of its more compelling features. At the end of that segment, the Microsoft presenters let us know that their IPTV demonstration was performed on an Xbox 360. The audience cheered. They cheered because they assumed you could use an Xbox 360 to deliver any old IPTV content to the television. You can't, says Derek R. Flickinger of CEPro."
GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - Richard Stallman on GPLv3 and why Open != Free

hackmeister writes: "Richard Stallman talks about the GPLv3 and why Free Software and Open Source don't always have the same goals:
Some of the other topics discussed are DRM, leverage with hardware vendors and dealing with a Linux kernel released under GPLv2."

Journal Journal: Dell Offers AMD-Based Notebook on Its Web Site

If you take a look at the Dell website, you'll find that they are offering AMD-based notebooks . Dell's Inspirion 1501 notebook is powered with the Turion 64 X2 dual-core processors, and they also offer the notebooks with AMD's Sempron processor. Two of the Inspiron notebooks offer AMD's Turion 64 MK-36 processor--a single-core chip that runs at 2.0GHz. "On its Web site, Dell

"No, no, I don't mind being called the smartest man in the world. I just wish it wasn't this one." -- Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, WATCHMEN