As somebody who has used FF since Phoenix, the most annoying functionality break in recent FF builds is the search box. You can no longer pick your search engine before typing, defeating the benefit of any predictive auto-complete.
Well, when you start building communes, seizing the means of production, and shutting down dissent and any political opposition, I'm pretty comfortable using the "communist" label.
They're Communists. This is their bag. Don't put communists in power. Full stop.
Cup of black tea with breakfast (~5:45am). 20 oz (drip) coffee lasts from 7am to about 10:30am. I used to be able to stretch that until noon. Cup of green or oolong once the coffee runs out. Lunch (12:30-1:30) - diet iced green tea that has a negligible amount of caffeine. Cup of black tea after lunch, usually Earl Grey or Irish breakfast. Cup of tea or coffee @ 3pm depending on how I'm feeling. When it's my week to drive for the carpool (once every four weeks) I've started bringing a cup of tea in the car (1 hour commute). During the weekend I bring it down substantially, usually just a few cups of tea throughout the day.
I think you have that backwards. Everybody else is in horrible shape --worse than they realize-- because they weren't forced to pre-pay retirement funds. They will be discovering this shortly.
At my workplace, a state government agency, they just redeployed Windows XP on brand new core-i5 machines. I got the excuse of legacy/custom software needs. I'm expecting Win7 some time shortly after the rapture.
I graduated from the University of Rochester (NY), and you needed to have a "cluster" of 12 credits (usually 3 classes, as most are 4 credits) in the two general areas that are not your major. So a CS degree would be a math/science major, so you'd need a Humanities cluster and a Social Science cluster, plus the freshman writing course, which is the only single required class. You can make your clusters pretty much whatever you want, and they don't have to be contained to any one department. For instance, my math/science cluster was two semesters of calc and one of stats. Philosophy (at least analytical philosophy) might not be as useless to a CS degree as you think (--there are symbolic logic courses in the Philosophy dept), so that might be your humanities cluster. Throw in an Econ cluster and you're set. 24 credits of clusters plus 4 of freshman English writing and you can spend the rest of your time taking every CS course you can schedule. I didn't have to take a single laboratory science class, nor any English lit, nor phys ed,...
Why, as an end-user, switch? Libre is first out with a final release for version 3.3. Oracle is on Release Candidate 10 of their 3.3 suite. However, I tested my word-doc resume (which is heavily formatted) in OOo 3.2 versus Libre 3.3 (final) (on Ubuntu, under Virtualbox), and Libre butchered the rendering. OOo 3.2 did fine. I haven't tested the OOo Release candidates.
I haven't updated my FB info because the last FB "upgrade" nuked a lot of it.
Abiword does not have true
.doc export, nor do they plan to. The .doc export function is just renaming an rtf as doc, which will certainly look doc-ish and will open in Word, but complex documents are going to be mangled.
In my experience, OOo exports a reasonably good .doc , which I always verify with the free Word Viewer from MS before sending out. In the rare event of mangled formatting, I fire up my ancient installation of Office97 as a last resort.
First, there's a preference to turn off automatic updates in FF. Second, even automatic updates only get executed if you're running as an admin account. Why somebody would routinely run a web browser (even FF or Opera) as a privileged user is beyond my comprehension. That is a security break waiting to happen.
Argue with a Mormon using the Book of Mormon and they'll either argue back or refer you to a higher-up. Argue w/ CoS about Xenu and they'll sue you for copyright infringement.
An anonymous reader writes: Time Warner bought part of Adelphia and Comcast and is now converting their new cash cows to RoadRunner. People do get to keep the first part of their email address and the same user name and password. Nice job there. But you cannot get converted unless you let their http://activation.rr.com/ site install a SupportSoft ActiveX(ploit) control. They must not use Macs. They did give me a helpful link to download Internet Explorer from Microsoft, though, and instructions to how to lower my IE security settings to "Medium or lower". Try Googling "supportsoft vulnerability" for YAR (yet another reason) to do it yourself if you use Windows.
grrlscientist writes: "Interesting new research has shown that the skeletal system is an important player in preventing obesity and type 2 diabetes in animals. This is very likely also to be true for humans, and thus represents an important development for the treatment of these health conditions."
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mcgrew writes: "The AP (via the Chicago Tribune) is reporting that Leonard Nimoy will 'don his famous pointy ears again' in the next Star Trek movie, due out Christmas of next year.
I've lost track, is this an even numbered Trek movie or an odd numbered one?""This is really going to be a great movie. And I don't say things like that lightly," Nimoy told a gathering of 6,500 fans Thursday at Comic-Con, the nation's largest pop-culture convention.
He greeted the crowd with a Vulcan salute.
Nimoy was joined by the newly named young Spock, "Heroes" star Zachary Quinto, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Nimoy.
Both Spocks were introduced by the film's director and co-producer, J.J. Abrams.