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Comment Re: Car analogy (Score 1) 392

Drive a VW DSG sometime if you like the feel of a manual. I drove my bosses GTI and despite haven drive automatics for the last few years found myself reaching for a clutch and shiftier. On lift off of the throttle the car slows down just like you'd expect in a manual. I had to try very hard to not press the "clutch" as the brake was one of those "automatic double wide" brakes and when you press a brake peddle like you would a clutch it gets fun in a hurry.

Comment Re:Oh, Linus; so adorable when you are angry. (Score 1) 208

I know your are an AC, but I am tasking you on behalf of the entire linux community to write and maintain the documentation for your grandma for every single UEFI bios/computer/variant out there on how to create and add a key.

Right, that is a huge task because every vendor is going to do it differently.

Comment Re:Cue the "Keith's owned by big oil!!" accusation (Score 2) 209

why don't we build a gen 4 reactor and actually decommission it when it's useful life is at an end, instead of running it for 10 more years, and ignoring all of the warning signs that it will be in trouble?

ohh and then complain that when a larger event than the facility was designed causes "minor" issues. Should we design all nuke plants to survive a direct hit from 2012DA14 without releasing any more radiation than you receive while flying across the USA in a commercial airliner? How about the moon? what about an off the scales hurricane, while there is a category 10 earthquake, and the "terrorists" try to blow it up? What if the sun explodes or aliens show up?

Comment Re:Teamwork (Score 1) 455

This is why they have things called phones. I work with Representatives all day. They are all over the country. I have on several occasions after two or 3 e-mails back and forth, just picked up the phone and called them. Honestly, given the small size of my office, and the frequency that someone is traveling, I could work from home, but I know I would be much less effective that way. I know that I need the physical location context switch to help trigger "work mode". If I was working from home i would have to have separate locations for work, and home life. I'm ignoring the fact that I have kids below school age that also distract me.

Comment Re:Marketing claims exaggerated? (Score 1) 112

Hmm, I've not actully used a AMD/ATI videocard in 10 years, and the last one I had was an oddball PCI one in an oddball laptop (fujitsu P2110 if anyone cares). I did finally get it to work, but it took most of a year and around 4 distros. That said, I'm on my 4th or 6th nvidia card, and installing the nvidia drivers, and running "xorg --configure" was the most I have had to do (well back in the bad old days i had to swap the driver line in xorg.conf. These days everything seems to just work, and there are no issues when playing games in wine. (not that I really need to anymore, thank you valve).

Comment Re:Devil His Due (Score 1) 171

counting the iPad, apple has what? 6 hardware models that they keep supported at any one time? How many has samsung had in that time? HTC? Heck even nokia has had more than that. Now I am counting the 4 and 4S as different, when they weren't really.

Also Apple has had the ability to stand up to the carriers in the US. There are a few versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the wild. I think it is at least 3.

Comment Re:does not compute (Score 1) 203

I have several websites that I like whitelisted in adblock. In general though, I disliked the video ads from a few years back enough to blanket block just about everything.

If the webmasters would prefer we could recode adblock to download them, but never show them. Would that make them happier? At least their logs would seem to show that they were loaded but not clicked on.

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