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England's 'Type 45' navy ships run Windows

Posted 10-06-2010 at 01:19 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

Dear lord

The primary reason for purchasing a Type 45 is to obtain Sea Viper (aka the Principal Anti Air Missile System, PAAMS), which accounts for most of its cost. PAAMS includes the French Aster missiles and their Sylver launchers, and other Franco-British-Italian equipment including the Sampson firecontrol radar. There is also, of course, substantial American input - the command system
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Creating a problem and then partially solving it makes people believe competitors have the problem

Posted 10-05-2010 at 08:40 PM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I asked the staff of one of my local primary schools why they were installing new computers and throwing out the old ( a few years ) ones. It confuses me when their previous units are perfectly fine for the educational needs of primary school students, but yet they decide they need new ones. I was given a few answers:
  • To 'stimulate' the economy
  • The old ones were getting slower
  • Microsoft offered them an educational discount

I live in Australia, and I have never seen a computer that...
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Asp ichy...

Posted 10-04-2010 at 01:37 AM by peonuser

My brother wants to have a linux server that supports asp and ajax. Tried to talk him out of it. Never built one that supports mono. Will at least go through the exercise. I own both msos, vb and, so should not have to worry about patent issues.
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Goodbye Comcrap

Posted 10-03-2010 at 05:31 AM by peonuser

Tired of hearing the lies from Comcast. They have yet to pay for down time they owe me. They did not honor the reduced price they promised me. The FCC and Congress will hear from me.

The fun part I have to rewire the mancave. it is only time.
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Loving the new Ubuntu Font

Posted 10-01-2010 at 03:21 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

The new Ubuntu Font is here; just came in a clean installation of 10.10 RC (had to clean-install, as the SSD filled up when installing updates). It is extremely amazing; well, look for yourself:

If you look closely in this screenshot, you'll find out that the font actually is smaller and goes along better with the new Ubuntu branding.
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