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Comment Re:News for nerds (Score 1) 128

The interesting bit here is what votes were counted. If they nixed all SMS or online votes, then that leaves call-in votes and iTunes purchases.

Maybe the real conspiracy here is trying to force people to buy more from iTunes if they want their precious votes to count.

Comment Re:I'd be willing to wager that they'll wont... (Score 2) 332

Yet I'm running Slackware64, got an invite yesterday, and just followed some simple instructions from the forum on linuxquestions to get up and running with no problem. Slackware users can support themselves.


Comment Utah (Score 1) 118

Utah is probably the worst in the US

ABV > 4.0+% sold in state-controlled stores only. State-controlled stores close on Sundays and cease operations no later than 10 p.m. the rest of the week. Restaurants must buy from the state-controlled store (no delivery) at retail prices. No alcohol may be served on Election Day until 8 p.m. No alcohol is served in restaurants without purchase of food. A ban on 4.0% or below beer available on tap was repealed in March 2009. Sales of kegs prohibited.


Comment Re:Needs to stop (Score 1) 397

Companies are out to make money by selling a product, whether a service or a tangible item. These products cost the company money to produce and/or maintain. With customers increasing their demand for bandwidth, ISPs and cable providers have to increase their network to meet that demand, which costs a LOT of money. (Gigabit per second internet to about 100,000 homes would cost an estimated half a billion dollars). This money does not grow on trees. Governments cannot afford to make that investment, at least not now, and probably not ever.

Really??? Didn't the government just toss half a billion dollars to a failed solar startup and the tax payers are just supposed to take it? Half a billion is EASILY within the government's power.


US Pressing Its Crackdown Against Leaks 213

NotSanguine writes with this quote from a NY Times article: "The Justice Department shows no sign of rethinking its campaign to punish unauthorized disclosures to the news media, with five criminal cases so far under President Obama, compared with three under all previous presidents combined. This week, a grand jury in Virginia heard testimony in a continuing investigation of WikiLeaks, the antisecrecy group, a rare effort to prosecute those who publish secrets, rather than those who leak them. The string of cases reflects a broad belief across two administrations and in both parties in Congress that leaks have gotten out of hand, endangering intelligence agents and exposing American spying methods."

Comment Re:Classic (Score 2) 729

I need a predictable, stable system, things should be where I am used to them, not hidden and removed in ways that defy any logic. The minimize/close/maximize window icons will be on the right side of my windows and there will be a normal tree like menu with items where I will find them every time I look there and there will be an icon for every window on the bottom of the screen, period.

And this is why I use Slackware.

Comment Re:Uh, unless you're a programmer... (Score 2) 766

Yeah, good thing RedHat is still supporting all their releases... Oh ... wait ... no they're not. RedHat 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 - all gone. RedHat Enterprise Linux 1, 2, 3 & 4 - all gone. Gee, maybe retiring old versions of software is just ... universal?

No, but it is possible for some other company to take the source and provide updates or backport patches.

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