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Comment Re:In Soviet Russia (Score 1) 265

> "Linux is free if your time is worthless"

Why try to make that Linux specific? It's more like, all desktop computers require maintenance. In my experience, Windows computers need more of it. Presumably, the IT guy would not be calling you when he hit a Windows bug he couldn't handle? Well, then the situation is clear, and requires no Linux bashing to justify. He only wanted Windows, and was willing to pay for the licenses. Done.

Comment Conspiracy? No just bad software... (Score 1) 7

I enjoy reading your stuff, so I hope you won't descend into conspiracy theories. These are the editors we've got, so let try to work within that framework.

BTW, I don't think Apple does much tinkering with the Windows drivers for bootcamp unless it's a showstopper. They mostly just collect them for you and provide it on the CD. After all, they gave you a perfectly fine OS you could use with their computer if you wanted to. ;)

I came too late to donate mod points on the last JE, so I gave you a +1 on this one, although I kind of disagree, because I don't object to the discussion. Did Apple write their own ACPI driver? If not, the supplier is responsible for making it work in both OSes, even if Apple's implementation is not fully compliant.

Actually, I've been meaning to start migrating to OS X from Linux on my MacBook, but I haven't gotten around to it. I hear some of the apps are nice, and suspend works in Linux, but waking up restarts my gnome desktop, which sort of defeats the whole purpose.

Comment Re:you lost me at hello (Score 1) 555

The problem is that, unlike mathematics, the law is not applied independent of anything else- especially not in cases where it is patently absurd to do so.

I don't think the law has a problem with the patently absurd, if it appeal to the person(s) judging the law. Take the 10th amendment. It's absurd to say that it means nothing, but it that is how it is interpreted. How about "breaking and entering" for opening an unlocked door? Why go to the trouble of fixing the law to include what you want, when the judge can just make new law from the bench?

Comment Re:Its not rocket surgery... (Score 1) 865

If that works for you, then great, but...

Calories are king. It has been shown that how many calories you eat is much more important than what kind of calories you eat, for losing weight. This matches what is obvious for most people before they encounter a fad diet book that explains it has the best, trademarked way of losing weight.

The additional diet techniques can be used once you have the basics down, but too many people think that eating grapefruits, high protein, low carbs, etc. is going to work when calories aren't being reduced first.

Eat less and exercise more?? Who knew?

Comment Re:"M$" (Score 1) 1008

It's basically just an extra set of mod points with no accountability now.

Not so. If you metamod up or down, the comment's score does not change. The meta-moderation score is still used to detect bad moderators, whether they are doing it intentionally or not.

Comment Re:Sold out (Score 1) 406

Of course they do, because many open source alternatives are not up to par to commercial software. Gimp vs Adobe? OpenOffice vs. MS Office? Ardour vs. Cubase/FL Studio/Protools?

An illegal copy of MS Word, instead of Abiword or OpenOffice? You're kidding, right? It's a normal word processor, it doesn't julienne fries. They're all the same. As for the rest, they get more and more obscure. Gimp does not offer everything that Photoshop does, but how many people require what Gimp doesn't have? Maybe they think they do, but the idea that hordes of people require Windows to do their professional photography and autocad'ing is overstating things, to say the least.

Comment Re:Options (Score 1) 315

The answer itself is the joke. You are simply participating in it, but without people like you, us #2s and #3s couldn't feel special. Thanks.

BTW, Geddy Lee taught me long ago not to pick that answer. ;-)

Comment Re:Oh the irony (Score 1) 77

This is the guy who said he found a way to hack a MacBook's wireless card in under a minute. He canceled his demo at Toorcon and never did disclose enough information at the 2007 Black Hat to verify the sensational claim. He left his job after the incident and started what I assume is a two-man operation. (1 CEO and 1 CTO)

Here's David's Pwnie Award: http://pwnie-awards.org/2007/winners.html#overhypedbug

I'm sure there's a lot more to the story, but let's not assume we're dealing with someone who would normally know better. As a security consultant, his best skill is being an alarmist. So this story was right up his ally, and another chance to be in the news.

Comment Re:Redirects (Score 2, Interesting) 319

I don't find that fair. I have always loathed the "search from toolbar" hijack they built into IE. Then I found I had to turn off Domain Guessing AND Internet Keywords in Firefox, and the options weren't even visible in the UI. This bullshit has gone on too long. If the computer illiterate need this feature, at least give it a checkbox:

Now if you really are in favor of a free-for-all in this area, Verisign should go back to returning their own pages as a DNS result. I think they would have the inside track on sending a user where they did not intend to go.

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