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Comment Deep Armageddon... (Score 1) 148

I like how the continental USA swings into view as the asteroid has its closest encounter, Hollywood wouldn't have it any other way! Would that part of the simulation be accurate? Australia might just survive this disaster scenario like all the other disaster movies where we dodge/jump the bullet/shark!

Comment Re:Tabs (Score 4, Interesting) 272

Funny, the only thing thats keeping me from dropping Thunderbird and moving entirely to Gmail is the "plain-list-of-messages view" that Google is too stubborn to add for people like me that feel threading is a slower way of organizing things

Comment Re:They are lying. (Score 5, Interesting) 523


I work as a Tech for one of the big notebook companies in Australia.

When our first & second wave Vista machines came out. There were literally no drivers available for downgrading to XP, Even directly from the chipset manufacturers! The most competent people would manage to get XP running but the sound/modem/lan/wlan chipsets were changed so the machines would be largely unusable.

Many Techs would call up almost in tears as they'd just procured 500 of these units and needed to roll them back to XP. I still don't see any certification or claims made on our new machines that guarantee 100% XP compatibility yet they still bitch and moan despite their own ignorance.

Its funny, for the 1st half of the year, We would get daily complaints and death threats from the geeks/techs wanting Vista drivers for their XP machines. Now for 2nd half of the year its been daily complaints and death threats from geeks/techs wanting XP driver for their Vista machines!!

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