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    Re: Stupid laws in your area.

    In the US, freedom of association is enshrined in law, so no one would ever be arrested for belonging to a mob-type group. Most of what they do is still illegal, but the groups themselves are legal...
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    Re: Stupid laws in your area.

    Yep. Sniffing air is probably some new way of getting high. :D
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    Re: Stupid laws in your area.

    Okay, but this is anecdotal evidence of the highest order. Moreover, where I'm from, it's common to exceed the posted speed limit by about 10 mph on highways (American for motorways), but no more....
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    Re: Stupid laws in your area.

    Speed limits have been pretty well proven to reduce injuries and deaths associated with motor vehicles. To me, a "stupid law" is something that is unenforcable or nonsensical, not something that you...
  5. Re: Where is the $100 ARM netbook I was promised?

    With all due respect, one dubious article (from four days ago) promising a tremendously underpowered netbook for US$100 and nowhere to actually buy it (even if anyone wanted it) does not support the...
  6. Re: Where is the $100 ARM netbook I was promised?

    [citation needed]
  7. Re: who do i call during a natural disaster wherein 911 fails?

    I appreciate their efforts, but if emergency services are unresponsive, while cellular data networks are up, it's not because the phones are down but because emergency responders are too busy to...
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    Re: "Windows Experience Index"

    Well, "they" in this case is the OEM. Can't pin that on Microsoft.

    It's just a link to Compaq's hardware sales, so you can be "certified" add-on/replacement parts.
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    Re: This is not explained by science yet

    Vortigaunts.
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    Re: "Windows Experience Index"

    At least in Vista, it's not a combined score, rather it just takes the score for the weakest major component. For instance, here's mine:
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  11. Re: Ubuntu forum members joining in 2007 or before please respond!

    It's a GNU project:

    http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/bash.html
  12. Re: Constructive suggestion (if possible) regarding old posts

    Right, but spam is already against the rules, and rules against necromancy are no more of a deterrent for spammers than rules against spam itself. So, in the scenario you describe, the fact that...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    Yeah, people tend to see the features they want as necessary, and the features they don't want as bloatware.

    To me, though, bloat means an unreasonable amount of resources dedicated to a feature...
  14. Re: Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    http://macosx.com/forums/mac-os-x-system-mac-software/231786-converting-pdf-jpeg.html
  15. Re: Curious how do you display pdf's in a email's body?

    Or you could just use one of dozens of tools that converts a PDF to an image...

    The "convert" tool in imagemagick is installed in Ubuntu by default, even.
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    I'm not sure what you mean by this, but none of the possibilities strike me as practical.

    Convert the PDF to an image. Easy. Email clients nearly all have the ability to display common image...
  17. Re: Ubuntu forum members joining in 2007 or before please respond!

    I'm still around, but not as active as I used to be. I've been on a gaming kick recently, too, so Windows has been my default OS for the past few months, though Ubuntu still has its share of the HDD.
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    Re: Microsoft Surface =/= FOSS

    Because it's not in Canonical's business model to charge for the OS itself, and it's too reliant on the community-driven development model for that to be likely.

    I think Frak and Giant-Speck are...
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    Re: Is Google's Chrome OS Good for Linux?

    The problem with this argument is that it is true of every single binary in the history of software. It's really impossible to know that a binary isn't doing something you don't know about. If you...
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    Re: Is Google's Chrome OS Good for Linux?

    No. Chromium is the unbranded source code for the browser, Chrome is the branded binary that Google distributes on its web site. Same with Chrome OS vs. Chromium OS.

    Chromium, as well, is only...
  21. Re: Is it possible to build a gaming computer for under $500?

    My current system does fine with games, and it cost me less than $500. The base system was an off-the-shelf Compaq, with an Athlon Dual-Core 7550 and 3 GB of RAM. This cost $320 at the time. I added...
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    Re: Is Google's Chrome OS Good for Linux?

    More pertinently, you wouldn't be able to distribute your spyware/malware under the BSD license.


    Well, yes, open source stuff *is* just as insecure as proprietary stuff. Security depends on the...
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    Re: Is Google's Chrome OS Good for Linux?

    And yet, even the purist FSF folks consider that license to be free.

    I mean, you CAN access the source code, right? Am I missing something?
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    Re: Linux is 75% corporate

    Exactly. Corporate sponsorship of an open source project in no way amounts to charity, any more than local broadcast television is charity. Yes, contributing code gives your competitors access to the...
  25. Re: Why has the forum search menu dissapeared?

    This question presupposes a premise which my observations deem to be false.
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