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Comment Jobs? We don't need no stinkin' jobs... (Score 1) 736

"We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living." R. Buckminster Fuller
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Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 vs. Early Fedora 13 Benchmarks 157

Given that early benchmarks of the Lucid Lynx were less than encouraging, Phoronix decided to take the latest alpha out for a spin and has set it side-by-side with an early look at Fedora 13. "Overall, there are both positive and negative performance changes for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Alpha 2 in relation to Ubuntu 9.10. Most of the negative regressions are attributed to the EXT4 file-system losing some of its performance charm. With using a pre-alpha snapshot of Fedora 13 and the benchmark results just being provided for reference purposes, we will hold off on looking into greater detail at this next Red Hat Linux update until it matures."

Comment Re:renders my tv useless (Score 1) 275

This move is totally anti-consumer.

Except for the fact that it forces consumers to spend more... how can you get more consumer than spending more :P ...

I agree with the parent. My TV is only a few years old and it doesn't have a digital in (or out), there is no legitimate reason to deem a few hundred dollar purchase worthless. I didn't expect to purchase another TV for another 10 years.

This is a fine example of why a consumer society doesn't work.

Comment Re:What will the control group be? (Score 1) 158

I'm an Insulin dependent Type 2 Diabetic... While I have the ability to match insulin with sugar intake, I agree with the parent comment,"I would never volunteer for this study". Asking a Diabetic to eat chocolate is just wrong! If I were able to maintain my glucose levels without insulin, I surely couldn't do it while eating candy.

Comment Symantec Endpoint Protection (Score 1) 359

SEP is the best protection you can buy and comes with excellent support. The higher price pays off in the time that you don't have to spend to administer your security (or remove threats). Regardless of the security solution you chose: keep all software patched and up to date, secure your shares, kill auto-run, firewall the perimeter of your network, and please don't give your users admin access ... ---- Q: how much damage could any threat do? A: none if you're patched ;)

Comment Re:Didn't plan on buying another Asus EEE anyway (Score 1) 644

This MS thing is a marketing ploy...This is nothing new. Windows has been on the EEE PC for a long time. I own an EEE 1000h, that I bought 2nd hand only because it was a good deal. When I was looking at netbooks, I didn't much consider the EEE because I wanted to support someone selling a PC with a native Ubuntu install. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my EEE. It came with Windows, which, of course, didn't last more than a few days. Fact is, if I would have bought it new, it would have came with Windows for the resale value. I'm not a fan of Xandros, I much prefer Ubuntu. Asus really should consider a deal with Conical if they really want to help the Linux community.

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