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Comment Enlightenment WM author ? (Score 3, Interesting) 109

Going way to this site's "nerd" days, people should be familiar with the window-manager-then-a-desktop-environment-under-development-for-a-decade-and-a-half called Enlightenment. It's main developer - Rasterman - worked at Samsung and had a lot to do with this OS. I don't know if he's still involved or not but I haven't heard anything about this OS since he mentioned it years ago.

Comment FB should (Score 1) 38

Facebook should go for it. Linkedin is just turning into a Facebook for older people anyway. I see selfie picture posts, "Click 'like' if you agree" posts, even ran across this one, copied and modified from a similar FB shared post from a couple of months ago (on FB, it was a Harley-Davidson though): "A guy looked at the Corvette the other day and said I wonder how many people could have been fed for the cost of that car. I replied I am not sure, it fed a lot of families in Kentucky who built it..."

Comment Lame justification (Score 1) 135

"There were situations where my daughter would be FaceTiming and the others would be streaming on the 4K TVs and they'd start screaming at each other about hogging the bandwidth."

Bullshit - that's just his lame attempt at justifying "needing" a connection that fast. How did his poor family function with ONLY a 1 Gig connection or worse, something as pathetically slow as 5-300 Mb/s ?

Comment Re:Bacteria spread via the air (Score 4, Insightful) 118

You said the key word there: Biofilms

Odds are that they never actually (or fully) disinfected the system. A lot of bacteria remained, sheltered by biofilm, and disinfectants are proven to be ineffective against biofilm. After they "cleaned" it and checked the bacteria levels, it was just a matter of time before the biofilm naturally continued releasing the bacteria...

Comment Re:Make it nearly 70 (Score 5, Informative) 521

In the United States, Land Rover = Range Rover and these are "upscale" SUVs here. Rich people, celebrities, etc drive them.... They're a completely different animal than the Land Rovers that my uncles and cousins have in N Ireland with rubber floor mats, vinyl seats, bench seats in the back that run lengthwise, and so on !

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