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13 posts • joined 12 Mar 2012

Volvo: Need a new car battery? Replace the doors and roof

DvorakUser

@SPiT: One thing that I could see them doing is, instead of the ENTIRE door being made of the capacitor material, just have the lower part be, so that the A- B- and C-pillars are all electrically neutral by default

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Cold-blooded, INHUMAN visitor hitches ride on NASA moon rocket

DvorakUser

Not the first time

Does nobody here remember Space Bat?

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USB 3.0 speed to DOUBLE in 2013

DvorakUser

I think that...

USB 3.1 would be best. It's still the same technology as USB 3.0, just with a minor change (that reaps massive benefits).

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NY Museum of Modern Art embraces 14 video games

DvorakUser

Glad to see...

... the Chrono series getting some love. Should have Cross in there, too, if you want my opinion. Doom definitely deserves to be in there, too, though, for making the FPS a viable genre (yes, Halo wouldn't exist were it not for Doom). I'd also like to see Gran Turismo have an entry as well.

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SpaceX satellite burns up on re-entry after Falcon FAIL

DvorakUser
Pint

My 'condolences' to Orbcomm for the loss of their satellite, but kudos to them for their fine attitude regarding the situation. Hopefully the next one - funded by insurance - will go much better.

Drink - because Orbcomm deserves one for their good attitude and not flinging poo.

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Ubuntu 12.10: More to Um Bongo Linux than Amazon ads

DvorakUser

Does no one realize...

... that you are capable of removing the Amazon integration features? Or that they're working on a simle 'kill-switch' for the end-user to disable them? Admittedly, though, having an opt-in/out checkbox during installation would be nice....

I just don't understand all the hate towards the Unity UI. Sure, it's not Gnome 2 or KDE, but I find it to be a fairly decent UI. Even fired it up on an eeePC 701 without too many major problems (biggest one: the dash is too large for the screen).

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Windows 8: Download it, then speak YOUR brains

DvorakUser
Linux

Re: Unity

Unity still has the standard sorting - typing the name is just an additional way of getting to the program, just like in W7/W8. To get to that sorting, though, you have to go through a few steps.

1. With the Unity launcher open, click on the "ruler/pencil/pen" icon to get to programs.

2. Click the "Filter Results" toggle.

3. Choose the category/ies you need

4. If needed, click the toggle for "Installed apps"

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Anonymous hunts down Voldemort for hacking hungry kids' charity

DvorakUser

Glad to see...

... that even Anonymous has a set of morals that it is willing to follow. I don't care who you are, or who you're trying to impress - hacking a kids' charity site is just in poor taste, period (or full-stop).

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Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

DvorakUser
Megaphone

My additions

CDBurnerXP (http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home) - A free awesome CD burner. Works better than some of Windows' own tools.

Nero KwiKmedia (http://www.nero.com/eng/downloads-nbl-free.php) - Same as above, only Nero.

LibreOffice (http://www.libreoffice.org/) - already been mentioned

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: Like it or not, this Linux grows on you

DvorakUser
Go

Re: Anyone who disagrees with this ...

Instead of trying Xubuntu for a Windows-like experience, I would recommend Kubuntu. The UI is surprisingly similar to Vista/7, and should make the transition a bit easier from Windows.

That's not to say that this is the 'perfect' solution, but I suspect you'll be far more at home wiht KDE 4.x, coming straight from Windows, than you will with Unity, Gnome Shell, XFCE, or many of the other available UIs.

Aside from Kubuntu, however, you may find Lubuntu to be to your liking as well, though the UI harks back to Win9x.

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Laptop computers are crap

DvorakUser
Pint

Fantastic troll

You had me getting ready to point out all the things I disagreed with you on, and then you got to points 7 and 8. Well done, my good sir. Well done, indeed.

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Apple drops 'thermonuclear' patent bombshell

DvorakUser
Pint

Got me.

Although this doesn't sound too far-fetched for Apple (or even Microsoft), what really tipped me off was when I thought for a second about the patent number. Good one, guys.

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Human 4G masts assemble roaming hobonet for pennies

DvorakUser
Pint

Re: My money

Kudos to your friend for being a decent human being. Glad to hear that he helped the guy get on his feet again, but yes, it is hard for most people to comprehend what it's like being so far in the gutter it feels like the mud on other peoples' shoes has a higher social standing than you do.

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