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Comment None, not by choice (Score 1) 412

Actually really annoying, I had at least 5 a few months ago but now I can't find a single bloody one, I keep handing them out to others with on it and I either don't get them back or they must be falling through holes in my pockets!

I was in need of my Arch Linux boot USB the other day as well so I could diagnose another computer with a boot from USB option, but alas it was nowhere to be found. I haven't used CDs in years now because USB booting is far, far handier than burning a new CD / DVD every time you want to try a new distro out. It's just a pity that not that not every distro distribute USB images.

Did I hear rumors of Windows avaliable as a USB image in future? That would save on CDs as well, although I don't like the idea of 4+GiB for an OS install, even if the latest USB drives are bigger than that now.

Comment Tiny tables? (Score 1) 95

The currently computed tables weigh in at well over half a terabyte

Is that actually a lot? I mean that's half of one cheap hard drive, unless it's purely the computational time to generate 500GiB of Rainbow Tables that's impressive here, and if that's the case would it not be better advertising it as such?

Comment Re:EVE Online's approach (Score 1) 463

It's not like in that month there is nothing you can do while it levels!
And it's not like any one skill could really have determined the outcome of a battle, unless you were exactly equally matched in ship, ship equipment, etc.
It's certainly not a boring game to play once you get into the social aspect of it all, something not nearly as important in any other game I've played, even other MMOs (WoW for example).
If you go into it and float about doing level 1 missions by yourself not talking to anyone then yes, I can see how it would be the most boring game!

Comment Middle! (Score 1) 315

I figure there's only 1/5 chance of you being wrong if you go for the "somewhere in the middle" option as opposed to the first two choices which are both 4/5 wrong.
Probability served me well! Although it seems the least popular one holds true, for now!

Comment Re:Still available at... (Score 1) 9

Cute, I'm on 65!

I do disagree with some of the changes in the beta index, do they still have total comments on an article not showing? That's what made me go back to the default..
Got to say it's faster as well without all the extra bloat, guess I'll just be sticking to the norm and hoping the changes don't get put into my favourite slashdot :)

Comment Re:A wiki? (Score 1) 286

A wiki wasn't exactly what I was looking for, it was more just a very simple place to leave comments, like a thread on 4chan or something to that extent. Though I have never run a wiki so I guess it might work.
I did run phpBB for a while, but it's more advanced than what I was looking for, and I don't think it's the best for anonymous comments (registration is a stress!)

Comment Comments page (Score 1) 286

When I had the money for hosting I just put up a page where you could post comments.
Nothing special, took about 10 minutes in Perl and anyone could leave a comment!
Although if you do that you need to make sure it has spam protection, often hidden fields do the trick!

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department