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Comment Not yet ready for prime time (Score 1) 54

The Mate version, anyhow. A couple of weeks ago Linux Mint 18 thoroughly borked my Intel Pentium G4400 Skylake desktop. It went through the install with no issues. I rebooted, did all the updates, rebooted and voila: Black Screen Of Death, X was totally hosed.

I diddled with it for about a day and could not make it work trying just about everything, so I rolled back to Mint Mate 17.3.

Comment Credit where credit due (Score 3, Insightful) 644

Our country's two-party system gave us the following two choices to be the next President of the United States: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
Does anybody else see a problem here?

But credit where credit due: the 350 or so million dumbed-down 'Murikuns will get one of them come November 8. And they will have earned the right.

Comment Just plain cool (Score 2) 118

I'm sorry, but this is just plain cool. We can now record every single bit of information that the human race has produced, and know that it will last for another 13.8 billion years. Think of it! All of our fairy tails, such as The Brothers Grim, Mother Goose, the bible, the quran, intelligent design, chemtrails, the illuminati, you name it...


Billions of years from now some truly intelligent species will discover our eternal library and laugh their alien asses off!

Submission + - 'General Motors quietly removes software defeat device from diesel cars' (

An anonymous reader writes: Belgian public broadcasting station VRT has discovered that GM Opel dealerships in Belgium seem to be updating engine management code when Zafira cars equipped with the 1.6 litre CDTI diesel engine are brought in for service. After the software change, the nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions drop sharply, at the cost of reduced power output.

Bern University of Applied Sciences and environmental lobby club DUH previously found this model to pass European emissions standards only when the rear wheels are not rotating. When the rear wheels are made to spin along, NOx emissions increase to several times the limit set by European regulations. General Motors denied using defeat devices as well as well as the update programme that seems to be taking place. However, an anonymous mechanic at an Opel dealership states that GM started pushing updates shortly after the Dieselgate scandal broke.

Submission + - Because having 7,100 nuclear weapons just isn't enough (

DougDot writes: Ever since The Rocky Flats plant was shut down in 1992 it has been the wet dream of Los Alamos National Laboratory management to take over the production of those plutonium bomb trigger pits that Rocky Flats used to make. LANL wants to become the new pit manufacturer. Production scale. That's where the big bucks are. It's all about the money.

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