* Posts by zig158

10 posts • joined 12 Nov 2008

Linux on the desktop: cheap trick or pragmatist’s dream?

zig158
Gates Halo

Market Penetration?

The sad fact is that if you install ubuntu on a windows user’s computer and replace the start screen with one that says “Windows 7” the vast majority wouldn’t know the difference.

NYC granny shoots mugger with .357 Magnum

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Coat

My Hero

I’m suppressed that she has not yet been arrested for having the gall to defend herself and not beg for help from the government.

Mine is the one with the .44 Magnum.

BNP list hunters bring down Wikileaks

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Black Helicopters

Move along

Being from the US I have never heard of these BNP chaps before. I did a quick google search and found that my works Internet filter considers their site hate speech. If the Internet filter says its true, it must be true. No thinking necessary, move along!

Heidemarie 'Toolbag' Piper set for second spacewalk

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Alert

The right thing

Nasa is a sick horse, we need to do the right thing and put her out of her misery.

Visual Studio 2010 - reading the Redmond runes

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Linux

meh

I still use VS 2005. Most .net 2.0 functions are supported by mono unless you’re doing something with com or whatnot. I love developing Linux applications on VS2005; monodevelup makes me angry, does that make me a bad person?

The one without aero.

Microsoft nobbled ‘Vista-Capable’ for Intel

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Paris Hilton

Ashamed

I always thought that aero and compiz were both kind of differently abled. Is there a single upside to the flashy 3d interface other than it sells hardware? Animations and effects may sell computers but after the sale they do nothing but slow the user down. Wile your watching your cute little cube rotate I am reviewing the results of my goggle search.

The 915 chipset is a disgrace and Intel should be ashamed!

Paris because she does not know what it is like to be ashamed.

PETA cooks up gory game in Cooking Mama protest

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Coat

Ben there done that

“prepare a Thanksgiving dinner by going through the motions of plucking a turkey's feathers, pulling out its guts and cutting off the head.”

For others who wish to do so, I recommend cutting off the head first, then plucking the feathers with gloves or a pair of pliers. The feathers are sharp as a knife when you pull agents the grain. The only thing I agree with peta about is that it is good thing for people to prepare their own food; the fact that people don’t have to butcher animals any more has made them weak, fat and unwilling to do unpleasant things no mater how necessary they are.

No it is not that bloody, it sprays just a little when you cut off the head, and just oozes a bit out of the feather holes.

Mine is the one with the pliers in the pocket.

Reg readers in Firefox 3 lovefest

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Jobs Horns

FF1

I use firefox 1 because I am stuck with that or safari on my work computer. At home, it is Ubuntu with FF3 for my browsing pleasures.

Still sending naked email? Get your protection here

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Coat

Data Nazi

Email clients that self sign messages by default would at least be a start.

Companies are going to have to start doing this internally before the masses start doing it.

Mine is the one with the 10251 bit key

UK lists preferred occupations for immigrants

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Unhappy

our problem in the USA

JonB you missed

4. all the entry level jobs went to India so those who want to enter the field can’t get job because they don’t have experience, and can’t get experience because they don’t have a job.

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