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Comment: Re:Now with all those dead features. (Score 1, Insightful) 42

by Ant P. (#44767607) Attached to: GNU MediaGoblin 0.5.0 "Goblin Force" Released

and try to make it sound like the greatest thing sense sliced bread.

Good luck to them in doing that while they're still giving their high-profile work ridiculous neckbeard titles like "GNU Media Goblin", "GNU SIP Witch", "GNU Tools Cauldron" (the GNU prefix is required; one or more of their devotees will show up and throw a shit fit over it in public if you omit it).

It's like the FSF want to embarass the FOSS world into avoiding them and the ideals they're preaching; they're like a church offering libre enlightenment but the only entrance is through a municipal sewage tunnel with no catwalks.

Comment: +1 (Score 1) 986

by Ant P. (#44618037) Attached to: Joining Lavabit Et Al, Groklaw Shuts Down Because of NSA Dragnet

They've done a lot of good in the short time they've been around. I know I've learned a few things from reading that site I never would've cared about otherwise.

Sad to see that it came to this, but going up against a regime of terror like the US government would be out of Groklaw's league. At least we already have the EFF on that.

I'm growing concerned about the future of the open internet, but as long as we're all still here: it's been an honour to share this weird corner of it with Groklaw (and the rest of you oddballs) for the past decade.

Comment: Re:How about OS integratoin (Score 1) 250

by Ant P. (#43920573) Attached to: Mozilla Plans Major Design Overhaul With Firefox 25 Release In October

It's ironic that out of all the software you mention in that post, Firefox is the only one that *won't* respect your GTK theme.

Qt, a completely different UI toolkit, will play nice. Chrome, a browser ostensibly all about tying you into Google's web services and reinventing the UI wheel, obeys the GTK theme settings and even integrates with the Gnome/KDE password manager. Firefox? "We've got animated PNGs!"

Comment: Re:The real motive... (Score 1) 330

by Ant P. (#39999363) Attached to: Wozniak Calls For Open Apple

OSX is the best OS out there today with no doubt.

These kinds of claims make it all the more pathetic that the only users to ever have difficulty connecting to my wifi network had an iPod Touch and OS X 10.[4567]. In the end I had to disable WPA2 to allow the Macbook to connect - Windows XP caused no such grief.

Comment: Re:Cue the lawsuits (Score 1) 424

by Ant P. (#38868065) Attached to: Y Combinator Wants To Kill Hollywood

I propose that they should be killed. As in literally. Drag Chris Dodd out onto the street and put a bullet through his thick, cocaine-lined skull as their corporate headquarters goes down in flames with everyone inside.

They won't stop until everything we (the entire world) say or do is illegal, so we might as well jump the queue. And besides, murder carries a lighter jail sentence than copying audio files in America. This is the better way out.

Comment: It's not a chicken-and-egg problem (Score 1) 463

by Ant P. (#38740256) Attached to: June 6 Is World IPv6 Day 2012: This Time For Keeps

It's an ostrich problem.

It's nice that a handful of ISPs like Comcast have a clue (they even "get" open source), but 99% of others are too stupid to understand IPv4 is a sinking ship. Mine still does installations using bottom-dollar trash where the firmware's crippled by design -- it'll be in a landfill before it ever supports IPv6. They just wasted a fortune shipping those boxes out a year ago to every single one of their existing users.

Make it myself? But I'm a physical organic chemist!