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Comment: Re: Is this the point in time.. (Score 1) 712

by thegoldenear (#43410673) Attached to: Set Your Watches For the End of Windows XP

Maybe he means that they are already locked down in that they're not a Power User or Administrator so can't install to %PROGRAMFILES%, but he doesn't lock them down such that they can't install add-ons into things like their browser, or Local Settings, so their Windows profile gets infected. Maybe.

Comment: Wikipedia (Score 1) 279

by thegoldenear (#42893641) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Really Short Time Wasters?

Work on Wikipedia. It's rare to find a Wikipedia article not in need of some work. You get to learn about various topics and you get to make something better for everyone. Wikipedia is reportedly the fifth most popular web site in the world. As you learn more about editing, it's easier and easier to find things that are broken that are easy to spot and fix in a couple of minutes.

Comment: Re:Why the anxiety? (Score 1) 807

by thegoldenear (#39245349) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life After Firefox 3.6.x?

You're right, it works fine but it does depend on a user's expectations, if it's their work computer and they're an information worker and they don't have a faster computer at home to compare it to then it's likely not seen as a significant problem, but if they have a faster computer at home then it will be definitely be noticeable.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" (I found it!) but "That's funny ..." -- Isaac Asimov