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Comment: Re:Blame GNOME 3 (Score 1) 665

by Flammon (#46741505) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

GNOME is much more than a window manager and you'd know that if you really were checking code out of CVS and compiling it. I'm doubting the truth of your post AC.

GNOME Shell took some time to learn and about a week to get used to but I'd never go back. It's a nice improvement over the old paradigm. There has been some regressions but nothing major and they're easily outweighed by the improvements. I think their movement towards integrating web technologies is great and I have yet to see other DE do it to the same extent. Did you know that you could style your desktop with CSS and write Shell extensions in JavaScript? Finding apps has never been easier. I just hit the meta key and start typing. Sure, other environments do that, heck even Windows does it now, but Gnome Shell does it better. I really like how dynamic creation of virtual desktops, how easy it is to move apps between them.

Most of the GNOME criticism seems to be towards Shell but I think that it's just because it's different and some people just don't want to learn a better way to do things. They find it painful and while I also find it painful sometimes, I know it's temporary and for long term benefits. I'll be using a computer for another 40 years so I don't mind investing a week here and there to make those next 40 years more enjoyable.

Comment: Re:False Dichotomy (Score 1) 195

by Flammon (#46559173) Attached to: <em>Final Fantasy XIV</em> Failed Due To Overly Detailed Flowerpots
Your definition of a false dichotomy is different than what I understood and also different to Wikipedia's.

A false dilemma (also called black-and/or-white thinking, bifurcation, denying a conjunct, the either-or fallacy, false dichotomy, fallacy of exhaustive hypotheses, the fallacy of false choice, the fallacy of the false alternative, or the fallacy of the excluded middle) is a type of informal fallacy that involves a situation in which limited alternatives are considered, when in fact there is at least one additional option.

I'm proposing a that the focus should be put towards a third option, making the game fun which is different than game play and graphics quality.

Comment: Re:Don't be too sure of yourself. (Score 1) 279

by Flammon (#46504431) Attached to: The Billionaires Privatizing American Science
There was a free exchange of goods and both parties involved won because they were both better off after the transaction. What's the point of having the government force an adjustment to an already perfect transaction in favour of one party and taking a cut in the process? Sounds to me that doing such a thing would be loss for everyone except government employees.

Comment: Re:Don't be too sure of yourself. (Score 1) 279

by Flammon (#46504361) Attached to: The Billionaires Privatizing American Science

I have never met a libertarian who wanted anything for free. Quite the opposite. They want everyone to pay for what they use and don't want anyone to get a free ride because they know that a free ride is often at someone else's expense.

I send my kids to public school because my money has already been stolen to pay for it and I can't afford to pay double to send them to another school.

DARPA and CERN? The trillions have already been spent so no one knows what would have happened with that money in the private sector. This is all besides the point though. No matter how great you think the M16 is, the money was stolen to produce it and that's immoral.

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