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Comment Old News (Score 0) 176

I've been able to send SMS from Pidgin with my AIM account for over 10 years. How is this a new feature? By the way, Skype for Linux sucks. I use it, but it really needs to be on par with the Windows version. Microsoft is still as bad as they were in the 90's. Nothing has changed, they're in it to make money. That is all they care about.

Submission + - What are the odds of finding Earth 2.0?

An anonymous reader writes: The latest haul from NASA's Kepler mission indicates that, in it sample of some 150,000 stars, there are over 2,000 confirmed exoplanets, with approximately 40% of them rocky worlds. If we extrapolate this to our entire galaxy, we have about 60 billion habitable zone planets in our galaxy alone. But there's a big difference between habitable zone and capable of hosting humans as they are right now. Here's how close we are to finding the first possible Earth 2.0.

Comment Re:Always seemed redundant to me. (Score 0) 267

I have been using Firefox ever since, like, 2004 since I ditched Internet Explorer in favor for it. In the last few years, Firefox has become a bloated piece of shit. I now run Linux only and still use Firefox. I do like it but I am sooo tempted to switch to Chrome. They keep copying Chrome anyway so what’s the point of using a bloated browser that tries to mimic Chrome? And if you wanna talk about unpopular features in Firefox why not start by removing the built in advertisements. That shit sucks. I don't care if the ads are approved by, or from, Mozilla. They are ads. And they're BUILT IN to my browser. Remove that shit. I care more about ads and invasion of privacy than I do about bloat.

Submission + - FBI Allowed Jared Fogle to Molest Children For More Than 4 Years (thelibertarianrepublic.com)

NeoGeo64 writes: New details involving disgraced Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and his obsession with child molestation have surfaced from the woman who took it upon herself to expose him.

Rochelle Herman-Walrond, a former Florida journalist, befriended Fogle after she heard him confess his sexual perversions. Herman-Walround would end up wearing a wire for federal investigators for over four years. During that time, Herman-Walround had to endure disgusting conversations about Fogle’s inclinations and sexual escapades with children.

Comment Re:That was easy (Score -1) 867

Bullshit. I switched totally over to Linux Mint last year. I single boot Linux on my top-of-the-line Dell XPS 8700. My hardware specs are an Intel i7 4770k @ 3.4GHz, 8GB (upgrading to at least 16GB soon) and 1TB ext4 HDD. I have some kind of AMD video card, 7000 series I believe. I do have additional storage on portable USB hard drives but no ext4. I am presented with no boot-loader. Just as you would turn on a Windows only PC and see the Windows splash screen I experience the same thing, only with a Linux boot splash screen. It does everything I want. Yes, it has it's quirks and I've even had to manually edit a text configuration file or two on Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon 64-bit, however, Windows has it's quirks, too. It's all about familiarity. Which is why Windows 8 flopped. It's not a particularly bad OS under the hood, I'm sure, but they changed too much. Linux will take over the computing world in the next five to ten years in some form or fashion. It already has as Android. As far as Linux on the desktop (or laptop) I do see the userbase increasing but not to the level most Linux users would like to see. But, be careful what you wish for. I love running an OS that is incompatible with viruses and the like. Linux does what I want. It is definitely non-commercial and it shows. Running a distro means that some parts may be incomplete to a point or even buggy. Linux is a continuing digital construction zone. A constant work in progress. That said, I am blown away how far Linux has come from Linux Mandrake 8.0 in 2001 to Linux Mint 17.2 in 2015. Notice I didn't mention Ubuntu. It's spyware disguised as a Linux distro. Both Mint and Ubuntu don't ship with essential tools to compile but all of that can be fixed - all of it's little quirks. The only thing I'm still on the fence about is compiling from source programs that I can't find in the software center or programs in the software center that just don't work anymore. That's all for now.

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