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MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling

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Re: Michael Habel I wouldn't want to set one foot on American soil either...

A$$nut was given full recourse to both Swedish and English law and instead chose to put himself where he is. He is free to leave his hid eyehole any time he likes, just as long as he is willing to face his accusers in Sweden...

Who'd just as soon place him on a West-bound Plane to the States when, and if they were done with him.... To face trumped up charges related to Wikileaks... Something the UK would also like to see happen to him....

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Re: I wouldn't want to set one foot on American soil either...

You mean like Assange is in yours?! If you lot love freedom that much than allow him to go on about his business then.

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Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise

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Re: Boring Green anti semitism question

It's not something that's taught in schools in Europe or the US, probably because we'd rather gloss over the way our forebears persecuted the Jews. It would help a lot of people to understand the defensiveness of the Israelis if they knew a bit more history.

Sure it is... Its called WWII and, the Germans were the bad guys Gee... I thought you'd lot would have at least agreed on that pont. Even though it was Briton that declared war on Germany in both instances. (e.g. WW I & II)...

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Re: @ Winkypoop

Blaming death and destruction on religion is like blaming poor people for your not being rich, government for stifling business or Jews for the plague. It's Humans who are the problem.

A once great comedian once said...

Hey, if you read history, you realize that God is one of the leading causes of death. Has been for thousands of years. Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Christians all taking turns killing each other 'cause God told them it was a good idea. The sword of God, the blood of the lamb, vengeance is mine. Millions of dead motherf**kers. Millions of dead motherf**kers all because they gave the wrong answer to the God question. 'You believe in God?' 'No.' Boom. Dead. 'You believe in God?' 'Yes.' 'You believe in my God? 'No.' Boom. Dead. 'My God has a bigger dick than your God!'

--George Carlin...

He was of course very much onto something with this!

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Re: No Bar!!

And at least a half-dozen shoe shops...

Thanks now I'll have the 11'th fit in my head all day...

Shoe Event Horizon

The foundation of the Shoe Event Horizon theory is that when depressed, people tend to look down, and when they look down, they see their shoes. To cheer themselves up, they might buy themselves a new pair. Thus, in a generally depressed society, demand for shoes will rise.

In the critical condition, demand for shoes rises faster than the capacity to make good quality footwear. As shoe quality decreases, the demand increases further because shoes wear out faster and need to be replaced more often; as the demand for shoes increases, cheap mass production causes shoe quality to drop even more. What results is a spiral of increasing shoe demand and decreasing shoe quality. Eventually, this destabilizes the economy to the point where it is "no longer economically viable to build anything other than shoe shops", and planetary society collapses.

This was likely what led to the downfall of Planet Kepler 186F...

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NASA finds first Earth-sized planet in a habitable zone around star

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Re: The Red Planet

Didn't Superman's distant relatives live near a Red Star? They seemed to be doin ok until the fu--ed up their Ecology, thus causing their Planet to implode...

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Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray

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And unlike CD's, DVDs or BR-A... You can still play a Vinyl 78, 45 or 33 1/3 back with the most crudest of needles and a Paper Cone, come post apocalypse. When we're all thrown back in to the dark ages. So points up for Vinyl. Cause you're never gonna be able to play any Laser Disc with out the proper equipment, or electricity.

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Re: Yet again you all seem to miss ....

Compared to the sh-- you young'uns listen to... I for One would welcome 7h of uninterrupted Prog Rock goodness....

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Re: Unlike DVD-Audio

Only 60GB with PS2 compatability

Yeah of all the sh-- S0NY had to go and remove. They removed that bit.

But, the PS2 (Software emulator), is still in there, but you have to jailbreak it in order to get at it. Same with some PSP emulation stuff as well...

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This is whats wrong with music today...

Where there used to be scores of Labels all fighting it out to sign the next BIG ACT before someone else got to them with a ~somewhat~ better offer. They've all been reduced into the big three (S0NY, UMG & Warner). And none of these idiots have any intention of looking for any decent acts when they know their sitting on a trove of sh-- that they can polish up, to keep reselling us over, and over and over again.

I'm sorry but this format is about as doomed as the HD-DVD Audio Disc that's also been know to lurk around. 5.1 Audio isn't exactly portable.... yet... And the days of lugging around Disc Players are well and truly over.

These guys should just stick to pressing Vinyl for their retro stuff, 'cause I'd sooner buy that, then this.

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Google kills fake anti-virus app that hit No. 1 on Play charts

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Refunds?!

So will Google refund the suckers? Or is it a case of buyer beware?

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Windows XP is finally DEAD, right? Er, not quite. Here's what to do if you're stuck with it

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This comment is totall Bullsh--!

The first big problem was the hardware. Be it PCs, kiosks, ATMs or anything else running Windows XP, such hardware probably won’t be able to run Windows 7 – and certainly not Windows 8.

W(ho)TF is still running Windows XP @ SP3 Levels with >2001 Hardware? You can't do that anymore then you could by running Windows 7 or 8 on such Hardware.

XP has has a good life, and a long One too so There probably wasn't ever a Driver that wasn't made to run on it. That's why its the Go-to Windows!

But, back on topic. I must have burned my way though no less then 3 or 4 different setups in those 13 Years. And I no longer even have that AMD Slot-A System that I started out with back then anymore. So yeah no FUD to be found here at all...

If you should find yourself with a Windows XP Machine w/o SP3 installed, 'cause it can't run such Ancient Hardware... Then you have other issues.

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Canonical to halt its Ubuntu One file service

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Canonical to halt its Ubuntu One file service

Just a heads up: _Canonical to halt its Ubuntu One file service_

The Service will not be included in the upcoming 14.04LTS release, and the Services will end on the 1st of June. leaving users from that time merely 30 Days to migrate their stuff before they wipe it.

It would seem that the Ubuntu One Store has already discontinued all sales of Storage, and Music baised downloads.

I'm sure the Reg will have more to report latter...

Oh yeah I almost forgot my Source.... http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111601:Canonical-halts-Ubuntu-One-file-services

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Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

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Oh --- Hell how Belgium important is Linus to the likes of Redhat,or Canonical anyways?

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Win XP usage down but not out as support cutoff deadline looms

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Re: Genuine Question

Gimp is kinda nice enough for some things... But Photoshop it ain't!

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Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest

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Finally I fond a proper use for these 3D Printer thingies... I can just print out my own custom Bricks!

Wonders how long it would take to knock of a few hundred pieces needed to build a Lego Rifle?...

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Re: Where are the values?

So what does this priest think about My Little Binky?

He probably hates that too. I don't think the Church would have much use for a Sun Goddess!

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Re: I guess it's official

Not as much as people who are not Priests and Nuns actually. Humans are the problem.

Adult Humans... With imaginary friends, that are always whispering into their ears, about how wonderful it would be to rid the World of all the Sinners.*

*Sinners here being anyone that refuses to _think_ like them.... So do any of these cats even use Apple stuff? I'd have thought that _Thinking differently_ would be activity to be shunned by those types?

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Re: "Due to his pledge of chastity..."

When you've outgrown Lego, you've outgrown life.

Reminds me of the line: "When you are tired of Ursa Minor Beta you are tired of life." the suicide rate quadrupled overnight.

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Didn't KotOR allow you to play the baddies?

No not unless they changed it after the first Game. Having played the first Game you'd be given Story driven choices that either pushed you to be a super white Jedi, or fall back on being very dark Sith Lord that manages to rule the entire Galaxy again....

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OkCupid falls out of love with 'anti-gay' Firefox, tells people to see other browsers

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This whole boycott thing could be a massive boon for Firefox development. With numerous irrational and hysterical people leaving the community then you are left with a more rational core that can improve Firefox in logical meritocratic ways. Hopefully this means that they will now scrap the "Australis" redesign and stopping the obsession with designing first and foremost for effeminate Mac users!

Well... We can dream anyway....

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Re: Changed my user agent string because of this

Not exactly the best protest, but a protest.

I still love Firefox even thought it is now a bloated mess with fewer useful features than ever. On version 25, though.

You might want to google something called "ESR" (Extended Service Release (IIRC)). Its based on Build 24, and unlike Build 25, you can still revert stuff *cough* Download Manager *cough* in this Version. I've been running it since January, and I'm as happy with it as I had been up till I crossed Paths with the spawn of Satan Build 25.

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Re: Product != CEO

Or would you turn a blind eye and say "So what? I'm not one of them...

Pretty much this.... Even if I were queer I still wouldn't give a damn. There's more valid reasons to be upset at Mozilla right now. Their choice in CEO notwithstanding....

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Really I couldn't give a toss if Mozilla had hired Hitler, or your Milk snatching Thatcher! All I demand outta my "Browser" is a decent, and as uncomplicated a user experience as possible. Something that Mozilla themselves, irregardless of who's supposedly at the Helm, are doing their damnedest to upset. At this point I'd really wish that someone would go back to FF v3.0 and fork that into a new Browser that both sticks as close to tradition of that, and yet is able to keep updating said Browser with such Security fixes as needed.

At which point Mozilla could rot alongside there crappy "Awesome Screen", their all singing, and dancing Australis GUI, and that poor assed excuse of a download manager that they stuck us with since Build 25, with no way to revert back to prior version. Without having to install some broken Third Party Plugin for.

These are the the points in which One should be upset with Mozilla, not because they hired some Assclown that doesn't confirm to someone else fruity lifestyle.

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Dish and DirecTV deal: Damned if they merge, damned if they don't

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Re: One flaw in the analysis

Its more or less the same here with Malone's UnityMedia (Hesse, NRW & BW), or KabelDeutschland for the rest of Germany. If your lucky enough to own a Dish you could give your Money to the Murdoch's Sky, (Formally KirchMedia Premiere, formally Kirch's DF1 DTH Digital Satellite Service in the mid-late '90s).

So we have about as much choice here too... That is to say nada!

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Facebook, you fools! Forget Oculus, you could have bought TRON-type headsets

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One assumes that One, can focus the Optic Lenses in this thing, so you wouldn't need to wear Glasses.

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Microsoft: Let's be clear, WE won't read your email – but the cops will

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Anyone who wants to read my friends facebook blurbs, and associated spam is more then welcome too....

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

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Click on Control panel/Programs and features/highlight Mozilla Firefox browser/click uninstall/ click finish.

I fear that this will be the fate of my Mozilla Firefox Install, but not because of whatever external political flavor of the day deems to be correct. But, 'cause of the overly fruity nature of the new Australis GUI. The fact that this can't be retrograded to look like the more sane FF3.0 version. and that Mozilla have found an even more daft place to drop the Download Manager into.

This is what I fear....

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I'd rather support someone who was less willing to fork around with Firefox.... (or given whats happening with Firefox... Perhaps I should be looking for someone to fork it!

The point being I'd just assume support the Person, or Persons who'd sooner stop trying to turn my Firefox into a Chrome Clone.... I suppose it hasn't crossed their minds that if I actually wanted to be running Chrome... I'd be running that instead of Firefox. Alas the brainless dickwads will continue to fork up Firefox till I'm forced to use Infection Exploiter again....

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Nvidia unveils Titan Z: An 8TFLOPS off-the-shelf supercomputer disguised as a gfx card

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Re: Sure will get you closer to the WIRED

I ♥ U lol no I don't but, I do love the Lain reference though!

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So how many of these in SLI do I need to finally be able to run Crysis?

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Candy Crush King sees IPO go sour as stock price heads south

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The majority of game developers have gone bankrupt over the years. Few manage more than one hit and a few sequels. This is an industry with no natural monopoly or lock in

Unless your Name is Electronic Arts Destroyer of Worlds...

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You TWITS! Facebook exec erects billboards shaming texting drivers

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Why the hate?

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No Notch niche: Minecraft man in rift with Oculus after Facebook gobble

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Why all the hate? I'm not gonna jump to Zucks defense here but, unlike you (or your "ideas" of who could do VR one better.), Zuckerberg bought it for 2bn US Dollars and you didn't. The question is what does he plan on doing with it? I'm not a stakeholder in Facebook, but if I were THIS would be the Question of the Day. Perhaps he see this as a side opportunity outside of Facebook. I get the feeling that if I were as talented, and as rich as 'ol Zuck. I'd probably tire of that One Trick Pony too...

So lets reserve our hate for now and see how this turns out first. If anything I see this as a good thing for the Oculus Rift. In as far as Zuckerberg has perhaps more motivation to get this junk out the Door ASAP....

Not the feeling I ever had with the People who were in charge of it before? I mean how long has the OR been in the pipeline for now?

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As WinXP death looms, Microsoft releases its operating system SOURCE CODE for free

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Re: Are you insane?

Just imagine an operating system 100% compatible with Windows, but without all the useless crap added in the newer versions?

A better Windows then Windows....

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ISPs' pirate-choking blocking measures ARE effective – music body

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I had to move my XBMC from linux to windows (eurgh) so that it could "tab out" for sky and netflix. If they had a linux XBMC plugin then i'd be off windows again in a shot.

I gather that this is cause Netflix use Silverlight to stream their Content instead of Flash or HTML5 which may well happen someday... Perhaps then.. Till then there's Navi X... But its sadly KO'ed again. Hopefully it'll be back up again soon...

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

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Gee has it ever occurred the these dolts that Televisions are long term appliances the only reason I even have an LCD TV to start with. Was due to my old CRT conking out again. From the same fault that it had with-in the first week I had it Four Years prior. And that was like 2006?! The TV I have now is no great shakes it only hits up to 720p and 1080i. I do have a PS3 so I guess I have access to BlueRay 1080p stuff. Sans stuff that was ripped to 1080p. Though in these instances I actually prefer the lighter weight of the 720p Rips. Which even on a full 1080p Screen I never felt that I was losing anything by going 720p. Now Games that actually ran in, and at 1080p were great. But that particular Television, from Samsung also had its problems and has since gone. My original no-name TV is still kicking as strong as ever. And until the day it doesn't. I feel no need to be running off to buy another....

Gee I wonder how Refrigerator, Dishwasher, and Laundry Machine Makers never seem to complain about never selling as many of those Appliances Year-on-Year?!

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RISE of the LIVING CHAIR: Boffins recruit E coli to build futuristic materials

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Re: Tomorrow's World my arse!

You owe me a new Keyboard..... Have a Beer on me!!

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This changes everything: Microsoft slips WinXP holdouts $100 to buy new Windows 8 PCs

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Re: Too little, too late.

XP pro based Media PC using 2 x PCI HD Satellite cards, SATA drives, and dual tuner DTT USB. Where do I get a new PC with 6 x PCI slots?

First off why aren't you using Linux? VDR, and MythTV beat the living snot outta XP - WMCE.

Second, you don't....

Third thankfully Manufactures like L4M have been making PCI-E Cards for the last couple of Years now.

If your MCEs are only pulling TV, Recording(s), and Movie playback. I'd advise you very highly to give Linux VDR (Video Disc Recorder), a look in. It'll turn your HTPC into a very simplistic STB. Granted you'll lose the Desktop and the crap that came with it. But I never missed it. And in the times when VDR is lacking. (External Media Playback - DVD, CD HD Rips YT etc..), well just fire-up XBMC and that has ya covered.

Or you could also look into TVHeadend + XBMC for a more goooy GUI. IMHO its not as stable as VDR though. But, when it does work its the most impressive system you'll see.

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Re: Too little, too late.

Then you recently haven't been unlucky enough to have to use a 2001 spec PC running XP for your day to day work.

I've seen people waiting nearly 30+ seconds for a Excel spreadsheet to open, thinking that's totally normal in 2014. Now repeat many that many over the course of a day.

Mmm I love the sound of a 40GB Maxtor IDE drive in the morning...

When you put it like that... Damn he has a point you guys!

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Re: @jason 7

It works fine if you have the original configuration - and typically that means no AV and anti-spyware running, and not piles of software that no one really uses but each one starts its own updater on boot-up. If not running well, usually some RAM as an upgrade is enough to restore sanity cheaply.

This could be said for Windows 7 and, the humble Netbook too. No thanks to MicroSoft, by limiting the RAM to 1GB at Purchase and 2 GB Max! w/no double data Rate capability whats so ever!

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Re: this sounds like a deal

Wow why didn't I think of that?! I just yanked the lead outta mine to get it to shut off!

Cause Start -> Shutdown was just to simple to keep huh?

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Star Wars movie to start shooting in UK this summer

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Is this a new Work or will it at least stick to some of the Expanded Universe canon?

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Toshiba baby OCZ flings open coat, bares PCIe flasher to world

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Re: Pricing.

If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

Which is why I'll just continue to stick with this thing they call Spinning Rust... As the cost - performance levels are better matched then they currently are with SSD Tech. But, thankfully the tide is turning... If only slowly. But, I agree this thing is not likely to come in at under Four Digits.

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Elon Musk slams New Jersey governor over Tesla direct sales ban

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Re: Allow me to comment on another country's practices

Because then the poor consumer would be at the mercy of the evil car manufactures without having the services of honest car salesmen to protect their interests.

You forgot to use the Trollface....

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Win XP holdouts storm eBay and licence brokers, hiss: Give us all your Windows 7

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Re: Classic Shell - I've been beating the drum for a year now

agree with that - but what do you recommend people should do in the meantime?

Isn't it obvious? Use Windows 7 hurr.... As to the eventual downfall of MicroSoft I for One, wont be crying at their Funeral. MicroSoft have gaffed it up BIG TIME on Windows (h)8, and no amount of .x's are ever gonna fix it now. Microsoft need to sh--can TIFKAM, and return us back into a more Areo-like GUI that everyone doesn't need to spend the bulk of their free time on For Dummy Book's just so as to figure out how to... Hit the Start Button mouse over to "Shut Down" "->" to either shutdown or to simply log off.

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Re: Classic Shell - I've been beating the drum for a year now

1. Stop shouting.

Then stop being daft... Everyone here has heard about the all the flavors of Startdock's Products by now! The fact that nobody cares is telling...

2. Stardock haven't "fixed" anything. They've simply made life easier for those (like yourself) who are too stupid to use a launcher.

No I'm just smart enough to either stick with Windows 7, 'cause it still works, and is the defacto OS now. Or I use Cinnamon Mint Linux when I need a rest from all thing MicroSoft.

Actually, can we have that /Ignore function now please? You're the first person to make me think that that since Eadon got nuked.

I actually miss Eadon he was a voice of much needed wisdom and sanity 'round these parts.

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Re: Maybe I'm missing something here...

This is a question asked out of genuine curiosity - what exactly is it people find so bad about Windows 8?

Genuine answer....

The fact that it kills nearly 20 Years worth of what could only be termed as Muscle Memory. Might be considered a starting point. The fact that they left their users to go, and find the soapy submarine with something as trivial as shutting the PC down. Probably hasn't done much to help either.

If People will bitch about how bad Vista sucked. 'Cause MicroSoft never felt compelled to enforce more moderate standards on what it could run on, or with. (and they had!). Most of those bumps were at least somewhat correctable with better Hardware. I suppose One could make the same argument for Touch Screen Displays. But lets not kid ourselves and, think that this was some Windows 8 thing. Touch Screens were already 'round during Vista, and 7. If People wanted that kind of Tech.. It would have presumably sold better then it has. Which it hasn't 'cause presumably nobody WANTS IT on the Desktop. And, Windows (h)8 or Ubuntu Unity are not gonna change it.

Touch is fine on Phablets, and perhaps on newer Laptops. But, touch DOES NOT BELONG ON THE DESKTOP EVER!

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Re: Classic Shell - I've been beating the drum for a year now

And I've always retorted to Trolls such as yourself. That its NOT THE JOB OF STARDOCK TO FIX THESE THINGS... Much less to line their own Pockets form the misfortune of others. Please don't bring up that you "Flavor" was Free and didn't cost you a Dime. It doesn't really matter Point 1 still stands. Its wasn't their job to correct this um... Bug. That Job belongs solely to the Boys in Redmond!

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iOS 7's weak random number generator stuns kernel security – claim

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Obligatory http://xkcd.com/221/

Hummm now where have I seen that exact same line of Code before?

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/29/hackers-obtain-ps3-private-cryptography-key-due-to-epic-programm/

Needless to say as an Owner of a vintage 2010 21xx PS3 Slim I'm very grateful to that little piece of Code!

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