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Comment Re:How about a server? (Score 1) 394

Anything in your home does not need ECC, server or desktop or laptop etc. It's a huge increase in cost with no benefit to you. Much better off spending the extra money on faster harddrives. I would recommend a recent quad core AMD chip, AMD's high-end chips are not as capable as Intel's, but dollar for dollar you get more performance out of AMD.

Comment Re:If only Americans had heard of parks. (Score 0) 514

Here is a typical non-american talking strongly about something he knows very little about. The nearest park from my house is 15 minute car-drive away. Some of us live in rural areas, and yes, we like lawn. OP was not complaining about the negative aspects, simply stating that there is a more efficient way of solving a common "problem". In short, please keep your un-informed opinions to yourself; thanks...

Comment Re:Call BS on secure (Score 1) 163

Right, it does all that and then sends everything through Canada BES servers.

As a Canadian I find this statement hilarious... "Oh no, the horror!" Like what exactly (in the small chance that this is true for large corporations who have their own BES) is the danger here? King Harper is going to read your emails and .... do what ... ? You should be far more worried about your own government reading your stuff.


Genghis Khan, History's Greenest Conqueror 279

New research suggests that in addition to being one of history's cruelest conquerors, Genghis Khan may have been the greenest. It is estimated that the Mongol leader's invasions unintentionally scrubbed almost 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere. From the article: "Over the course of the century and a half run of the Mongol Empire, about 22 percent of the world's total land area had been conquered and an estimated 40 million people were slaughtered by the horse-driven, bow-wielding hordes. Depopulation over such a large swathe of land meant that countless numbers of cultivated fields eventually returned to forests. In other words, one effect of Genghis Khan's unrelenting invasion was widespread reforestation, and the re-growth of those forests meant that more carbon could be absorbed from the atmosphere." I guess everyone has their good points.

Comment Re:Natty uses Wayland? (Score 1) 179

I don't know what windows does, but there is nothing close to "remote desktop" in the linux world. It simply is that good, and I'm a linux guy. They are somehow able to make a hardware accelerated desktop, and also provide a very snappy remote view into it which works very well over a tiny net connection. VNC (and even nxclient) are not in the same class... so that understanding that somehow the current X implementation is needed to provide a remote view of some sort is simply not true. Windows does it, and does it extremely well.

Comment Re:What about internal vs. external sound card? (Score 1) 520

Yes, USB 2 is more than acceptable. I have a motu microbook which even draws it's power from the usb source, and the sound quality is second to none. Using ASIO drivers (windows) there is absolutely no latency (there will certainly be less latency then using an onboard sound card without ASIO drivers).

Comment Re:Finder (Score 1) 312

Can't agree with you there... return means a lot more than just "new line". It also means "complete action"; for example, hitting return in the google search box will perform the search and show the results. There may be an argument for taking other actions on hitting enter, but I myself certainly would never choose something so odd as "rename file".

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