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Comment Re:Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 10! (Score 2) 462

Not only that, in windows 10 unless you pick an ugly-as-fuck high contrast theme, the default themes have almost* no difference between the focused window and other windows, making it infuriating to use on a two-headed PC since I have no way of knowing where the focus is.

*: I noticed that the focused window's title text is slightly less gray, that's it.

Comment Re:Weirdness on the internet (Score 1) 6


Take ye your vorpal sword in hand and and find that frumulous Lagbeest. One, two! Through and through!

Or if you're using your ISP's DNS servers, try an alternate set (Google's at, opendns is, maybe your ISP's server just sucks. Or set up your own local caching (or recursive, if you don't want to use Google or OpenDNS or your ISPs broken servers) nameserver.

Comment Weirdness on the internet (Score 1) 6

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
did gyre and gimble in the wabe
All mimsy were the borogroves
and the mome raths out grabe.

(in High School one of our English assignments was to memorize and recite a poem of our choosing. I chose Hard Mode, and memorized all of The Jabberwocky. For the next stanza I only remember Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite! The claws that catch! and something about a frumulous Bandersnatch. Third stanza starts something like So took he, his vorpal sword in hand and the rest is all gone.)

On a more serious note, it looks like Sprint is having some issues with some of its peering http://www.internethealthrepor...

Comment Re:I'd be excited too, if Comcast lost my address (Score 1) 68

The city should require the cable monopolies to provide service to everyone they can in their monopoly areas

It's the city blocking it (or at least was, I see all sorts of articles about the mayor THINKING about changing Rule 2-2009, but I haven't seen a single one about it actually being changed).

In order to install new telecom cabinets, 60% of the OWNERS (not the person renting the house, whatever guy in Florida or China or wherever who owns it) of the buildings within 100 feet of the cabinet has to approve the construction, and nonresponders are considered "No" votes.

Seattle is weird.

Comment Re:That's 129.2F if you're interested. (Score 2) 353

My mother spent most of my childhood while I was learning metric ranting against the metric system. She was absolutely convinced it was a plot to rip her off: that a gallon of milk would be rounded down to 3 liters and still cost as much, that a 5 pound bag of sugar would be rounded down to 2kg and cost as much, and so on.

The "shrink ray" effect of inflation proved that switching to metric was not necessary to rip everyone off, but I suspect that at the time, enough housewives felt the same as her that attempts to switch America to the metric system went nowhere.

Comment Re:You've got to appreciate the irony... (Score 1) 80

Yahoo says this is impossible, then Yahoo does what they claimed was impossible. Thus, there are two options:

1. Yahoo lied the first time
2. Yahoo lied the second time

I'd appeal too. Especially if I was innocent and Yahoo faked emails to appease some government entity who was sure I must have something incriminating.

Comment Re:Amazon is awesome for knockoffs! (Score 1) 346

The problem is that we have accepted, in a large number of cases, ignoring laws we don't like, and people think that is how it is supposed to work for all laws.

That pretty much sums it up. Everyone thinks someone died and made them supreme arbiter of which laws and regulations ought to be followed, and they all get quite unhappy when someone else's opinion conflicts with theirs.

Comment Re:It will only be competition if you can find it (Score 1) 89

I'm curious. How does VGA passthrough work with virtualization? Is the host treated as a headless server while the one guest the VGA card is assigned to gets a display? Does the VGA card get reset and handed back to the host when that particular guest is shut down?

Or do you have two video cards/monitors, one for the host and one for the guest? In that case, do you also have a separate keyboard/mouse for this guest? If not, how does the keyboard/mouse input get assigned to the guest? (Synergy?)

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