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Comment Re:How can you... (Score 1) 452

Very well written sillybilly! But I would like to add a thought. We lost expertise, freedom of creativity, etc, because they are now useless. All that technological progress was driven by discoveries of fundamental science. But in the recent decades we have not made any serious fundamental discoveries. Fundamental science slowed down. Therefore, we should expect that applied science/technology will slow down too. Yes, we can build hybrid cars. But that will only cut oil consumption by half. This is clearly not enough. The resources are running out, and science/technology simply cannot help. I doubt that Japanese or Chinese are better than us, in this respect. I am afraid that creativity is not very useful anymore, and so instead of talented engineers we now have, here in US, talented lawyers. And strong army.

Comment this situation was created by Microsoft (Score 1, Informative) 365

It is because Microsoft Windows is so broken, one would want to run everything inside Firefox. This is the reverse of a "sandbox". The word "sandbox" usually means that whatever you run inside the web browser is potentially harmful and should not be allowed to affect the operating system. But we want the opposite. I think we want to isolate ourself from the sickness of our operating system, and do everything in Firefox.
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Submission + - Wal-Mart's $200 Linux PC Sells Out (ecogeek.org)

hankmt writes: "About a week ago Wal-Mart began selling a $200 linux machine running on a 1.5 ghz Via C7 processor and 512 megs of RAM. While the specs are useless for vista, it works blazingly fast on Ubuntu with the Enlightenment Window Manager. The machine is now officially sold out of their online warehouses, and the product sales page at WalMart.com is full of glowing reviews from new and old linux users alike."

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