* Posts by Barry Patterson

8 posts • joined 11 Oct 2007

OMFG, what have you done?

Barry Patterson
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Nuisance

Yuck. On my widescreen monitors I've got tons of wasted space to the grey bars. I could deal with the ads being bigger if you hadn't forced me to the fixed width. I'll give it a chance, but first brush with it has left me disturbed and annoyed. I may have to shop around for a new tech news site if it bugs me too much.

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PayPal ambushes users with mystery Skype charges

Barry Patterson
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My paypal account is clear

No charges I didn't make. Of course, I use the security key in addition to a password just 'cause I'm paranoid.... :) While not perfect, at least it's another layer of security.

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Botanist sues to stop CERN hurling Earth into parallel universe

Barry Patterson
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Type Thirteen Planet

Next thing you know, they'll figure out the exact mass of the Higgs-Boson and there goes the planet.

Anyone seen Xev? She knows where the moth is parked.

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Google spanks memory, disk and networking vendors

Barry Patterson

@Chris C

If monitoring my PC's power consumption is any indication, the graphics card uses power variably. I've noticed changes in consumption between just having the desktop / office applications running versus running an FPS or MMORG game. I'll have to watch and see if the consumption drops further when the screen blanks (power meter is only hooked up to the PC, not the monitor).

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Smurf gives Paris Hilton a mouthful

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Smurftastic!

Guess she ran into Grouchy Smurf.

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Giuliani: Eye-O-Sauron™ border scan-towers are top idea

Barry Patterson
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@One Question

Well, Bush HAS already been compared to Sauron...

I know I've seen a picture of him supposedly wearing the "one ring" with a title of "Frodo failed."

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China goes lunar

Barry Patterson
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China and language

Whether or not China does end up ruling us all, it probably is no bad thing to learn Mandarin - after all, they make up at least 1/6th of the world population, do they not?

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Ohio docks official one week's holiday for data breach

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Where's the money...

Simple. As an Ohioan affected by this, I can easily tell you - the State of Ohio has offered "free" commercial credit fraud /identity theft protection to everyone affected. They are paying for a year's protection and it seems pretty comprehensive.

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