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* Posts by Paul Nolan

9 posts • joined 3 Jul 2008

The best netbook-friendly Linux distros

Paul Nolan
Linux

OpenSUSE

Works pretty well too, as a "full" type desktop - I set it up on my brother's Aspire One a while back and he doesn't seem to be having any issues so far.

I had to install a support daemon to stop the fan running at full tilt and a couple of other minor tweaks, but it's all on the website with instructions and install links - very simple.

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Apple and Google fingered in monopoly probe

Paul Nolan
Stop

If Apple & Google are so close

Why did they bother releasing Google Desktop for the Mac? Didn't they know that a better system was already built into the OS?

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Researcher warns of data-snooping bug in Apple's Safari

Paul Nolan
Happy

How bad can it be?

Does anyone use Safari as an RSS reader anyway? It's awful for that.

@R Callan - no apt, but there's a Gentoo-alike ports system for Mac that fills the same purpose. No idea about Windows though.

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I'm very sorry, says gay health warning clergyman

Paul Nolan
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Let me get this straight.

So, he's not criticising gay people, only the attitude that they should be treated equally.

Fuck him, and fuck his "apology".

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OMFG, what have you done?

Paul Nolan
Paris Hilton

Reg 2.0?

Much cleaner-looking; very nice.

Paris because I wasn't even sure it was Paris at first, what with the new icon theme.

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Stretchy 'bucky-gel' promises touchscreen video-stockings

Paul Nolan
Boffin

Re. Not spherical

Well, the "surfaces" of the carbon atoms in a buckyball are a pretty tight fit (ball and stick models just show what is connected where - a representation such as http://www.3dchem.com/imagesofmolecules/c60a.jpg is more accurate for showing the shape).

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Ubuntu man challenges open source to out-pretty Apple

Paul Nolan
Boffin

@paulc

That would be true, if the bin didn't change into an eject symbol once you start dragging.

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Paul Nolan
Paris Hilton

I see this ending badly

It'll probably just miss the point; Apple doesn't just make things pretty for the hell of it - the reason Aqua is so good that, although shiny enough to impress newbies, functionality is still what comes first. (excluding recent cockups with Leopard's menu bar & standard dock obviously - don't know what they were smoking when that happened).

We're going to end up with another Aero here aren't we?

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UK and US agree biometric heavily vetted trusted traveller deal

Paul Nolan
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Re: 'All ten'?

IIRC Chicago O'Hare made me give 4 (thumbs & index fingers) last I went through - maybe they're phasing it in finger by finger...

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