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Submission + - Flash Player 10.2 for x86, x86-64 released

g-to-the-o-to-the-g writes: A preview version of Adobe Flash for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows has been release for 32 and 64 bit Intel platforms. Codenamed "Square", this version features support for DX9 acceleration in IE9 among other things. See the release notes [PDF] for details, or head over and grab a copy for yourself.

Comment Re:Cannonical is just trolling us (Score 5, Informative) 984

If you read closely, you'll see that the summary is kind of misleading. What canonical is actually doing is using SI prefixes for base-10 units, and IEC prefixes for base-2 units.

In other words, they will use 1kB for 1000 bytes and 1KiB for 1024 bytes. This is a good thing, it just means the UI should be consistent and you don't need to second-guess.

Comment Re:depends (Score 4, Funny) 1137

Well, since everyone here thinks I'm full of crap, I decided to take a picture of my old insurance policy. Here's the first, and second picture. Note that the highlighted value is the annual cost (so the monthly payment was $489.67).

And for the record, I have a nearly perfect driving record (other than a couple speeding tickets when I was 16).

Comment Re:depends (Score 1) 1137

Technically, you only have a mix of the rights of a motorist and a pedestrian. Examples:

Sure, I'll bite.

Bicyclists are required to stay as close to the curb as possible.

Maybe this is the case where you live, but where I live (and in most other places) cyclists are viewed the same way as any other automobile on the road in the eyes of the law.

Pedestrians get priority over bicyclists on the sidewalk. Riding and crossing intersections too fast is an "unsafe operation" of a bicycle and possibly make you liable in a collision with a vehicle.

Actually, cycling on the sidewalk is illegal (where I live, and in most places as well). However, it's very easy to dismount a bicycle.

Comment Re:depends (Score 0) 1137

Bloody hell, where do you live that insurance is $450 per MONTH? Or perhaps you owned some crazy car, considering $650/mo payments... I used to pay about $100/mo for two cars...

As I mentioned in another comment, those dollars are CAD, and the cost of ownership for automobiles is a lot more here in Canada. Everything is more expensive, plus there is a 20% additional cost from the currency exchange. Even when the CAD was worth more than the USD, everything up here cost 10-40% more. Especially automobiles.

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