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Comment Re:CORRECTION (Score 1) 459

To be fair, on many VCR it is more hard to set the clock than it is to install an OS on many computers, because VCR's user interfaces are so badly designed and counter-intuitives.

Using Drupal 122

Michael J. Ross writes "After installing and learning the basics of the content management system Drupal, many Web developers do not know how to best proceed from there. They may realize that much of the programming potential of Drupal — and thus the earning potential of Drupal developers — is derived from the use of community-contributed modules that greatly extend Drupal's power. But there are thousands of such modules, with no objective direction as to which ones are best suited for particular tasks, and what bugs and other flaws could trip up the developer. These programmers need a thorough guide as to which modules are the most promising for the development of the most common types of Web sites. A new book, Using Drupal, aims to fill this need." Keep reading for the rest of Michael's review.

Comment Re:Windows 2000 is fastest of Windows and Mac OSX (Score 1) 255

So the REAL solution would have been to put a defrag tool in NT. Microsoft here promotes a crappy way of doing things (or, at least, very annoying) only because they fail to provide a tool which was necessary with their system. You should'nt have to buy software to compensate defaults of your system and you should'nt have to be obliged to hardware (tapes) for the same reason.

Comment Re:Do they run vista? (Score 3, Insightful) 785

On a smaller level, societies where people own guns are usually more peaceful ones.

In what world are you living where societies where people own guns are peaceful ? If people own guns, people will be killed by guns. If people have no guns, they can't kill their family by mistake when thinking being in presence of a criminal or when being drunk. If people have no guns, children can't take them at school and kill other students. I live in a country where there is a few guns, and we have many less problems. No Columbine here. No Corean killing others after playing Sonic... And, when a problem occurs, no need to say that's the GTA fault cause we don't have to protect guns sellers' business.


Pigeon Attack

The gentleness and beauty of nature is undeniable.

Microsoft Bids $44.6 Billion For Yahoo 784

The news is everywhere this morning about Microsoft's $44.6B offer to buy Yahoo. The offer represents $31 a share, a 62% premium over Thursday's closing price; and Yahoo's stock price has been rising in after-hours trading. Microsoft has been making overtures to Yahoo since 2006, according to the CNet article, including a buyout offer last February that was rebuffed. Mediapost.com has some perspective on the deal from the point of view of ads and eyeballs. Such an acquisition, which would be Microsoft's largest by far — it bought Aquantive last year for $6 billion — would need approval by US and EU authorities. A European Commission spokesman declined to comment.

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