Wow. This is even modded +4 Insightful.
FTFS: "The researchers found that people who reported feeling a great deal of boredom were 37 per cent more likely to have died by the end of the study."
I'm not defending the headline, and I haven't RTFA but wow, dude.
Intel shits the bed running in 64 bit mode.
Is that a good thing?
Funkatron is obviously not running in common sense mode.
I, on the other hand, find that firefox is very stable, even with a number of extensions installed. It is certainly a memory hog, but Opera is actually worse. What is more, Opera is crashy. Now this is the linux version of Opera, so it may be different than the windows version.
In a different post here, someone claimed that Chrome had rarely ever crashed for them and they had installed it very soon after it was released. Again, not at all my experience with Chrome.
Conclusion: Anecdotal evidence is often quite meaningless. Unfortunately slashdot's comments are full of it. Actually, this shouldn't be as bad as it is, but I often find that the comments that get modded up are very unrepresentative.
Actually, out of curiosity, what does a linux/unix system do if you "rm -rf
I tried doing the equivalent on a Windows XP installation I was nuking (I forget the exact DOS command, something like "deltree
In fact on Newegg (and probably many other sites) the percentage of very negative reviews is disproportionately high. People are more likely to post a bad review and complain about a hard drive that dies than they are about a hard drive that does its job without any problem. I should know. I rarely review things. The only review of a technology product that I've written was for a SanDisk flash drive that died immediately after I bought it.
If you don't recognize the fact that negative experiences are overrepresented, you'll get the impression that most products are crap.
(With a fattening layer of MS)
Anybody feel like booting from CoreBoot into Windows 7 beta then running KDE 3.2RC?
This is getting modded up? I have never heard this anywhere.
Besides, from the "I hate hard-drives" comment it is obvious that the AC has an anti-hard-drive bias.
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead