8 posts • joined Wednesday 17th September 2008 01:26 GMT
You can polish a turd...
<wpfanboisdefeflectoron> I had the unpleasant experience of owning a WP7. You can polish a turd all day long, but at the end of the day... it's still a turd.. </wpfanboisdeflectoroff>
People just want their stuff to work. They don't care about kernels, builds, KDE. It's Greek to them.
As long as the Linux distro's require a more than basic tech-saviness, just for installation, Linux will never go anywhere.
You want it more widespread? All you fanboi's, make the installation idiot proof. People do not know nor do the care what partition is. Or dual-booting.
For me! I have Ubuntu and Open Solaris but rarely do use them because of limited driver support for modems. Have put Linux on at least a half dozen machines and the problem is always the same, no drivers for the modems. I neither have the time or desire to go replace all that. Some kind of open source wall if you will.
So, make the installation relatively painless. And better driver support for modems. Until that happens, continue whining about it in your IRC chats
By Michael Posted Friday 12th September 2008 21:18 GMT
“… but it doesn't logically follow that more of it out there means more kids are being abused”.
Nor is it logical to assume that paedophiles just miraculously stopped abusing more children simply because it doesn’t follow your train of thought.
Please leave the blinders at the door.
Sorry to be anti-climactic here Mr. Haines, but a hurricanes wrath is a gradual process.
It is not uncommon for an area to lose power hours before the hurricane ‘actually’ comes ashore. Galveston had to have been battered for a significant amount of time before these webcams (Galveston as a whole) lost power, fourteen to sixteen hours before Ikes eye wall ‘officially’ hit at around 2am on the 13th.
The eye wall is not a determinating factor as to who loses power and who doesn’t. As witnessed by the hundreds of thousands of people that were flooded, suffered wind damage and/or lost power east from the Galveston/Houston area, back into western Louisiana.
While the eyewall has dangerous conditions associated with it, the outer bands of the storms can cause significant damage in and of themselves. Ikes sheer size caused problems days before land fall, with flooding along Louisiana’s gulf coast south of the New Orleans area. You could follow the flooding and/or power outages west from there, without Ike ever officially making land fall in Louisiana.
a few more
Eighty Four, PA
Two Egg, FL
Big Bone Lick State Park, KY (no pun intended)
Or the Korean pole vaulter, Kim Yoo Suk
Went to school with a girl named Vicky Vick.
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