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Comment Re:Blaming the tools, instead of the behaviour... (Score 1) 197

One press and all the way down you go ;-)

Ooh, look. Turtles!

Seriously though, most people don't know what an IP address is, and don't care. There are ways that this could be made easier (when you log in from a "new-to-gmail" IP more than a few times, have it ask you to label as Home/Work/Friend's House/etc), but means nothing to most people outside of /. It's just that computer-speak anyway and "I never need to worry because I've got this friend in Nigeria who's giving me lots of money".

Comment Bunch of Sun eqiupment (Score 1) 622

I've got some old Sun stuff around that still runs - 3 or 4 SPARCstation 1 boxes (1989), an Enterprise Server 250 (mid-90s), Ultra 60/Creator 3D (?). They all work, to some degree but some make better furniture than workstations right now.

For example, the Ultra 60 is covered with a tablecloth and is a side-table next to my couch. The tower of SPARCstation1 systems is similarly decorated and holds up a lamp. The E250 was mostly used as a heater in old apartments.


Submission + - Drupal 6.0 has been released ( 1

rDouglass writes: "Following one year of development, Drupal 6.0 has been released. Drupal powers a wide range of websites from publishing sites, non-profits, large technology companies, to rock stars and personal blogs. Drupal 6.0 has many new features such as OpenID support, better internationalization and localization support, a better installer and easier theming. Drupal is a PHP based product released under the GPL."

Submission + - Install Windows Vista Upgrade, without upgrading?

merdaccia writes: Monsters&Critics is reporting that a loophole in the Windows Vista Upgrade installation procedure lets a user install Vista without having Windows XP or Windows 2000. The upgrade versions cost about 35% less than the full versions, but installing the upgrade in this manner might violate your EULA. Still, talk about a genuine advantage...

Submission + - Windows 95 and Vista: Why 2007 Won't Be Like 1995

DECS writes: What if Microsoft threw a party, and nobody came? Despite its best efforts to create excitement for Windows Vista at release parties held in a variety of retail stores this last week, nobody seems to care about the product. Windows 95 and Vista: Why 2007 Won't Be Like 1995 explains why — just over a decade ago — things went very differently at the release of Windows 95, and what's killing Microsoft's party this time around.

Submission + - Cartoon Network publicity stunt zings Boston

davidwr writes: In a publicity stunt gone awry, Homeland Security and Boston police shut down part of the Charles River and diverted traffic all over Boston. At least 8 Cartoon Network Hunger Force advertisements in the form of circuit boards sporting a lighted Mooninite design. The ad campaign is running in 10 other cities and the Cartoon Network is now cooperating with officials to avoid further panic. When asked why he put the Boston police to so much trouble, one of the circuit boards is reported to have said "Cause I'm badass." Need news links? Try Google News.
PC Games (Games)

Journal Journal: Virtual Console 2

I've been thinking about this idea for awhile and I'm wondering what the Slashdot crowd thinks. Take a game, ideally a big game like a Diablo 3, and make this game a native Linux game. Since most people do not run Linux on their home machines, have the installer of this game install a virtual machine on the windows/mac/whatever box that will install a virtual Linux build (probably a stripped down one) that will be used to play the game. This will allow anyone on any machine to play the game us

Submission + - Dvorak on Vista - Nothing Solved

An anonymous reader writes: Dvorak's thoughts on Vista:

"Since the early days of DOS (and even with the Mac OS), there has been a slow shift within the operating-system concept from increased functionality to increased featurism, neither of which are needed."

"Now we have Vista. It turns out to be nothing like what was promised. What a shock. It has a few new features, but I'd question if it's actually more functional than what we've had before."

"So what happens now? We start by playing with Vista and listening to the inevitable complaints and praises. But this OS is not designed to be a good candidate for upgrading older systems. This is something of a new phenomenon. Thus, people about to phase out old machines might be a little more experimental. And that means trying Linux."

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