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Comment LOOKS good, but what can it do? (Score 3, Interesting) 144

I would be so very grateful to the ReactOS community if I could run Office (2007 is fine), Zotero and some version of SolidWorks on it. I don't even dare to install ReactOS to try, as the disappointment would be crushing. Basically, I hope to not be forced to install Windows 10.

Comment Re:Is convenience really worth that much for last (Score 1) 125

I presume that's in USD as well, so paying $180 US ($240CDN) per year to *not* own any games vs me picking up a used PS3 on Craigslist for $100CDN and then buying used games at $5-$15 per game, I just don't see the value proposition here.

Can't disagree with you there, but I do think you're underestimating the target audience's laziness.

Comment Re:so there you have it folks. (Score 1) 526

Because Clinton is going to need every vote she can get, and actually doing what the liberals in the Democratic party want is horrific to her.

So her campaign has to make Stein horrible so that fewer liberal Democrats "leave the fold" in protest.


But it really bothers me, on many levels, that this essentially idiotic smear has caught on so widely :( Jill Stein is a medical doctor, she knows about the benefit of vaccines better than any one of the DNC spindoctors. Of course she is in favor of vaccination and research!

Comment Re:Bing It (Score 4, Informative) 256

I use Bing because I find it to be as good as Google or better for searches (especially image/video searches) and maps.

This is demonstrably false. As soon as you look for something even remotely rare where Google finds only 5-10 matches, Bing finds 0. I've done this experiment innumerable times.

Some examples:

Search for "tig welding" "cantilever" "bronze"
Google: 491000 results
Bing: 3150 results

Search for "botox" "cannabis" "dingbat"
Google: 1150 results
Bing: 58 results (none of which very relevant)

search for "ion scavenger" "fluorescein"
Google: 192 results
Bing: 23 results

Search for "osmosis" "peristalsis" "cowboy bebop"
Google: 34 results
Bing: 1 result!

Finally... search for "forked code" "bonded" "lap"
Google: 4 results
Bing: fuckall

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