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Comment what the hell (Score 1) 311

i live in seattle, the mecca and last bastion of microsoft fanboyism. i haven't met one person excited about this, even the 20k Microsoft employees who are getting them for free seem pretty meh about it. didn't the last microsoft phone get pulled off the shelves after selling like 400 nation wide? the cart is about 20 miles ahead of the horse here.

Comment Re:From a Hot Zone (Score 2, Funny) 557

So long as this is going on, I'll make sure to was my hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, to try to avoid sick people, and to go to health services if I start showing flu-like symptoms

it might be a wise idea to do these things even when you're not in the epicenter of a hot zone

Comment Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 293

I actually don't really hate Bill (though I understand why some do).

You do? You understand why some people "hate" a guy that has created thousands of jobs, a wildly profitable US company, and is doing more to help the global effort against AIDS and hunger than (most likely) any other individual on earth? So the OS isn't the best and they aren't great about adhering to open standards or publishing their source code... Hate is isn't felt by any sane person towards Bill Gates.

Comment Re:Bollocks (Score 1) 368

Coke down south has became the unofficial name for Carbonated Soft Drinks.

not sure who started this rumor but as a former southerner from the heart of coke-land (atlanta) i'd like to clarify that if we want a sprite we ask for a sprite. we do, however, tend to call any vending machine that serves a liquid a coke machine.

Comment Re:As per "Flamebait Story" (Score 5, Insightful) 271

I never begrudged Ubuntu (or Linux in general) for having a bug related to a problem that was largely the fault of the hardware manufacturer. What did piss me off, however, was the fact that a bug that affected most new laptops and threatened to shorten their lifetimes dramatically wasn't plastered all over ubuntu.com in huge red font. We'd have never given Microsoft this much leeway.

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