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Comment: PR Nightmare (Score 1) 5

by xeoron (#49786587) Attached to: SourceForge (owned by Slashdot Media) installs ads with GIMP
I RTFA, and SF claims it was abandoned and the project owner has not come forward, yet that is not what GIMP-Win author owner has said. Lets for a moment to consider that once a project is not touched for X amount of time SF takes it over for profit, yet The Gimp has a very slow dev process where minor and major updates often take years to push out of testing. Is it possible that The Gimps slow development release cycle merely hit SF per-declared limit of an abandoned project? Also, why is SF not reaching out to account holders before they declare it is abandoned, instead of the take now and sort out any issues later approach?

Comment: Re:Varies, I suppose (Score 4, Interesting) 533

by xeoron (#49504983) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power
National Grid has capped the amount of energy people/companies/government buildings can put into the grid in Nantucket, MA way below then any other part of the state. One would think that due to high demands in the summer for energy in a tourist town they would be for more people adding energy to the grid, since there is talk about running new power cables to the island. NG has the contract for fixing the lines in the region and is the main energy broker, unfortunately. But with their recent double price increase people are switching to cheaper brokers and adding more solar to their homes.

Comment: Re:No shit (Score 4, Informative) 120

by xeoron (#48942101) Attached to: Wi-Fi Issues Continue For OS X Users Despite Updates
I found resetting the NVRAM fixing the problem. The process: 1) Shut down your Mac. 2) Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. 3) Turn on your Mac. 4) Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys immediately after you hear the startup sound. 5) Hold these keys until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for a second time. 6) Release the keys.

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