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Comment Based on false assumptions (Score 1) 305

The article linked in the email originally claimed that BleachBit could import the data included in CCleaner. The authors of the article have since corrected their mistake: BleachBit only imports winapp2.ini data.

Please inform Louise Kinane that the article she based her request on has been changed; the authors of the article were mistaken, and her complaint doesn't actually apply.

Comment Just roll your own (Score 1) 310

Mindblowing statement: Your hands don't need to be close to each other for you to type.
So try this:
Take two keyboards you like (If there is a compact model, get one of those for your left hand), and place both on the desk, side-by-side. Your left hand goes on the left keyboard, and your right hand goes on the right keyboard. Angle the keyboards so that you're comfortable typing. ~~TaDa~~
Added bonus: Tell your boss that you've doubled your productivity.

Comment I've always been able to see more than 60FPS (Score 1) 521

saying "no one can see above 60FPS" is bunk... you can't say that everyone is the same intelligence...

I've always been able to tell a difference between 60FPS and around 75FPS is where I can't see a greater difference...

Not sure if that is because i've played video games since I was 10, or what... but i've always been able to tell the difference - except above around 75FPS. I started noticing this over 10 years ago with GLQuake.

Comment Re:Easy but far too simple solution (Score 1) 216

It's a false dichotomy because of the substitution you performed on the first part of your argument...

You argued that Adobe's market share in pdf-writers is not dropping. Then you argue that if this is not the case, then they must be "throwing away their money without any profit expectation".

Adobe losing market share to free alternatives is not mutually exclusive with Adobe spending money on product development. This is what makes your dichotomy incorrect.

Comment Re:Yes, read for yourself to see the BS (Score 1) 450

Can I just point out that the "Full diplomatic immunity" you're so upset about (if it's true, which I'm not sure it really is), would be the same full diplomatic immunity given to Soviet officials at the height of the cold war, and to Iranian and Syrian officials today. If you can give it to your enemy, then you can give it to your friend.

Comment Re:Now for List Mode... (Score 1) 311

Nautilus and most other file browsers also default to Icon view, which is fine if you have only about 5 files on your computer, which was probably true for Windows for Workgroups 3.1, but these days List view should be the default.

That's fine for generic fine but not for media files. If you dabble a bit in photography, you absolutely want preview view, not a list. 300 files named _IGP* aren't very helpful when you're quickly looking for something and you don't want to be bothered with a dedicated app.

Comment Re:But in the big picture (Score 1) 145

Sure, you could put it like that. You're pretending like electricity is limitless, though. Which is only one of the flaws of your post.

The efficiency of the electrolysis process is high, but it's not 100%. (This PDF puts efficiency of most economically viable methods around 80%.) Taking into account the efficiency of the electricity production, that number plummets. Also keep in mind: about 50% of the United States' electricity is made in coal-fired plants. This Wikipedia article states:

Average share of electricity generated from coal in the US has dropped slightly, from 52.8% in 1997 to 49.0% in 2006. However, due to growth of the total demand for electricity, the net production of coal-generated electricity increased over the same period from 1.845 to 1.991 trillion kilowatt-hours per year in absolute terms.

The ways we're currently generating electricity are not at all limitless. Fossil fuels are still our primary source of electricity, and producing hydrogen uses a LOT of electricity. From this Wikipedia article:

In current market conditions, the 50 kWh of electricity consumed to manufacture one kilogram of compressed hydrogen is roughly as valuable as the hydrogen produced, assuming 8 cents/kWh.

A more relevant quote, though, also comes from the PDF I linked earlier:

At current market price, the cost of producing hydrogen from natural gas is about a third of the cost of electrolysis.

Which means people probably won't be using electricity, let alone solar/wind/hydro, to produce hydrogen. They'll use natural gas. Which, again, is not limitless.

And I haven't even mentioned CO2.

Comment Re:Did they simplify fork()? (Score 2, Informative) 203

I don't really know the details, but the possibility of using the underlying NT calls to implement fork has been discussed a lot on the Cygwin mailing list, and the conclusion was that it won't work for Win32-level processes. Dropping down into a separate subsystem like SFU would require a major redesign and would break binary compatibility for everything as well as source compatibility for Cygwin programs that use Win32 themselves, e.g. rxvt or mintty.

Good points about avoiding fork where possible. spawn() is another way to do that.

Comment Re:Hire a professional. (Score 1) 164

Hum, I work in a very large corporation and we use OSS for many tasks and business operations.

Accounting can be done with GnuCash

Business forms through OpenOffice.

OOo templates from

Depending on the type of business model, you may want to look at mind mapping software and planning software.

I use Linux at home and work.

Some Linux based software has been cross compiled for Windows if you are so inclined.

Comment Laptop mobility (Score 1) 165

My laptop is not too big to lug around. 14", 5lbs. Not bad at all. It is also pretty powerful. 2-3 hours of battery life isn't all that great, but how often do I need to use a laptop for more than 2 hours where there isn't a plug around?

<shrug> I had roughly the same specs with my Powerbook before I got the EEE... Going to conventions was one of its main "mobile" uses for me, playing games and videos and such, or internet usage if I needed info... That was a pretty regular thing for me for a while, and it was more of a "charge when I get back to the hotel room" kind of situation. I also didn't especially like carrying around 5 lbs of laptop all day, it did get to be a drag. I think the EEE is noticeably lighter and even though the battery life is less than double I feel much less dependent upon the AC adapter than I was with the powerbook.

Personally I put a very high value on mobility when it comes to mobile devices. It's no good having the thing be "mobile" if I leave it home, or run out of power too soon.

Comment Re:Yet another LITTLE KING (Score 2, Interesting) 139

Why do yuo think were in a recessoin and headed towwards a global crash??

Umm... because unfettered market was allowed to play hazard games with our economy? Because people were in charge whose primary interest was to fill their own pockets no matter what happens to the whole economy and we let it happen due to no laws regulating what they can or cannot do?

I didn't vote for greedy bankers tossing our economy in favor of their own wallets but guess what: You don't get to elect them!

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This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.