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Comment Power should be free anyway (Score 1) 373

Of course one way or another you pay for everything but power should be lumped into the library, schools, and roads category. If without it people freeze to death then any worthwhile government should see that nobody gets a monthly bill for it. I don't feel sorry for these so called public utility companies.

Comment Re:None! (Score 1) 411

I don't know if I agree or disagree. I look inside my init.d and see complicated yet thoroughly worked out logic. I see interaction coming from the other moving parts with conditional statements. I consider these startup applications even if they are really just scripts. Gotta love /bin/bash though.
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EA Shutting Down Video Game Servers Prematurely 341

Spacezilla writes "EA is dropping the bomb on a number of their video game servers, shutting down the online fun for many of their Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 games. Not only is the inclusion of PS3 and Xbox 360 titles odd, the date the games were released is even more surprising. Yes, Madden 07 and 08 are included in the shutdown... but Madden 09 on all consoles as well?"

Submission + - Fork in the career road?

shawn443 writes: I had a TI-99 4a, I bought a Tandy with my paper route money. I have always loved computers. Now I am 34 years old and still love computers. In 1997 I was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. Thanks to the GI Bill, I graduated university in 2002 with a political science degree. For a variety of circumstances, I have not had much luck getting paid with computers. I have an opportunity to further my education. If it were you and you wanted to get paid; would you study more IT, get a business degree, be an underwater welder, be dental tech, etc.?

Comment Re:IT policy? (Score 1) 904

And this I think is the answer to the "Ask Slashdot". As has already been pointed out, you can't really expect Linux to be like Windows. They are two different philosophies. In a properly maintained system you can destroy your /home but not mine. Security and policy enough for me.

Comment Re:China and India (Score 1) 902

Nice point about making birth a consumer's choice. However, it doesn't matter as long as 1. the baby is loved and 2. its not like Pet Cemetery. Otherwise yeah, a commercial during the super bowl about this shit will make me puke.

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