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Comment: What does this mean? (Score 1) 45

So there's an upcoming referendum on leaving the EU... do we expect their government to not be investigating the implications of that? It would be grossly incompetent for them not to investigate what would happen, if there's any chance that it will.

So, what's supposed to be the news here? Is leaving the EU something that was not considered within the realm of possibility, but this leak demonstrates the seriousness of it? I don't follow UK/EU internal politics. (Except for Jeremy Clarkson... freedom to fracas! Reinstate Jeremy!)

Comment: Re:SimCity Cities: Skylines (Score 1) 70

by sound+vision (#49757179) Attached to: How Cities: Skylines Beat SimCity At Its Own Game
I'm wondering, what sort of problems have you had with SimCity 4? I'm able to play it on Windows 7 64-bit on a GTX 275 without any tweaking. The only issue I've had with it is occasional crashing, but I remember that also happened on a period Pentium 4 box - at least with the Network Addon mod.

Comment: Re: Why ext4 (Score 1) 221

It was great... until the other filesystems caught up while it was not under development.

It was great... until it went on a rampage and murdered your data. I kid, but I'm also serious. When it was in current development, no other fs was as efficient with small files, and there's a lot of those on the average Unix system so that's of great interest. But it also was the least reliable filesystem in common use. So it was really never worth using.

Comment: Re:How about ... (Score 1) 478

by drinkypoo (#49754419) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

I can't opt out of paying the advertising tax (through everyday higher prices of every single damn object I purchase).

You can't opt out completely, not if you want to be a functioning member of society, but you can mitigate the issue by choosing to buy as many products as possible which are not advertised. One of the nifty things about the web is that you can actually find those products now...

Comment: Re:I want the same question answered clearly (Score 1) 256

by drinkypoo (#49754355) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Dumb Phone?

Motorola made an e-Ink candybar phone for India at one point, is that still around? Would it be useful in any other countries, given the frequencies? It was supposed to have more or less best-ever battery life, like a month of standby or something nutty like that, and days of talk time.

Logic is a pretty flower that smells bad.