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Comment Unity is... (Score -1) 266

quite possibly the worst interface I've ever seen. If I wanted a Mac, I'd get one. I totally hosed my PC this morning trying to remove it and revert to Gnome. I'm reinstalling 10.10 right now. This could be the end of the line for me with Ubuntu.

Comment I, for one, welcome our costumed overlords. (Score -1) 837

Seriously, are you frying burgers there? Uniforms just barely make sense in retail and none in an office setting. In the early 90's I sold computer parts over the phone. The office manager thought it would be a good idea for everyone to wear nice shirts and ties to impress the customers over the phone. I wore a loud Hawaiian shirt and the shortest, widest tie I could find. The policy lasted 3 days.


Odysseus's Return From the Trojan War Dated 160

srothroc writes "Scientists have used astronomical data from the Odyssey to attempt to pinpoint the time of Odysseus's return from his eponymous journey after the Trojan War. From the article: 'The scientists then searched for potential dates that satisfied all these astronomical references close to the fall of Troy, which has over the centuries been estimated to have occurred between roughly 1250 to 1115 B.C. From these 135 years, they found just one date that satisfied all the references — April 16, 1178 B.C., the same date as the proposed eclipse.""

Submission + - New Fuel Cell 2x as Efficient as Genererators (

Hank Green writes: "A new kind of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell has been developed that can consume any kind of fuel (from hydrogen to bio-diesel) that is over two times more efficient than traditional generators. Acumentrics is attempting to market the technology both to off-grid applications (like National Parks) and also for home use as personal Combined Heat and Power plants that are extremely efficient (up to two times less carbon-intensive than grid power.)"

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