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Comment Re:We need more honestly dumb software. (Score 1) 272

As seen in the many postings replying to the link, the problem seems to be windows 7 using the battery "design capacity" value which in many cases are wrong, thus making the warning and possible causing haywire in the charging system Thus it is a real issue with many new batteries of various types and m$ is flatly denying it without reading the possible solution and test suggestions in the comment thread...

Submission + - Windows Phone 7 To Axe Multitasking (

macs4all writes: Under the "Hmmm, maybe Apple wasn't so dumb after all" department, OS News reports that Windows Phone 7 (a/k/a Windows Mobile 7) will not allow multitasking, and, unlike previous versions of Windows Mobile, will only allow "signed" apps to be uploaded through an online store. This is a radical departure from Microsoft's previous versions of Windows Mobile, and is likely an attempt by the software giant to counter widespread complaints regarding WM's lackluster performance, and to improve security.

Comment homeschooled and highly sensitive (Score 1) 1324

After my first 3 years in state school i was homeschooled for 3 years, and learned much faster and more than my former classmates, when i went back to school i had become used to the quiet and effective learning, and was totally shocked and outcast in a rough, tough, loud and unnatural world with awful food and daily beatings. Although getting brilliant exams i had to quit university and society due to the traumatic years in the state school, later reading the "sudbury valley school experience" i realized how absolutely unnessesary the forced schooling system is and the "highly sensitive person" theory i now support all kinds of homeschooling or private schooling with the knowledge of the vast differences between each child and how children can seem perfectly happy while being forced into submission, physical and mental torture

Comment Re:Standard Missing Option Gripe (Score 1) 708

I fully agree!!! The worst is the acting (from writing) of persons who quarrel and talk as if nothing happens to human language, emotions and understanding the next x hundred years; same goes for movies trying to depict the past, the minimal understanding of language structure would help (we talk way faster now than a hundred years ago, and the ego is much more evolved thus most conversations in past or future movies are emotionally totally off the mark)

Comment Re:A few common CAPTCHA fallacies (Score 1) 192

feelings - a compassion based captcha might even asure that the human has good intent (and if droids evolve emotions, true compassion would mean it is complying to asimov ruke zero and wouldnt harm humanity) > > >There are no questions that can't be answered by a computer (and which can be answered by a human mind). The Church-Turing thesis has some validity: the human mind is no more powerful than a turing machine, and ultimately, computers and our brains are equivalently computationally. There's nothing a computer can't solve: there are just things we haven't figured out yet.

Comment the macbook is now ultraportable! (Score 2, Insightful) 337

When you include dells one pound gold brick power supply, the adamo is 5 pounds, equal to a normal macbook including power For $2500 the macbook has 2.4ghz with 4gb ram, dvd drive and 256gb ssd harddrive plus osx, backlit display, magsafe and isight Tell me again why i should use dell trying vista 64 without graphics card?

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