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Comment: Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 1) 191

by Blaskowicz (#48043387) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

Thanks.
My solution would be to add a 2nd network card on the Win 7 or linux box.
In my country, seems to me that 99% people (well, those with wired broadband at home) use a router that is provided by the ISP. You always have stuff like DHCP ranges and port forwarding (to enable MORE connectivity not less) ; probably other consumer/"multimedia" oriented stuff like NAS function, print server, DLNA etc.

For additional networking options, yes the crappy consumer networking gear probably has more features.

Comment: Re: Here's the solution (Score 1) 313

by Blaskowicz (#48043281) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Good idea, create a .deb and install it.. but that's (as a matter of perception) hardcore sysadmin stuff, not user stuff.
Yes I'd like to compile some outdated or too new or different (*nix) stuff.. Or say, lone wolf projects, of which emulators are an example. And there are ppas or additional repos but then you need to manage the ppas and the guy doing the ppa might have done a crap job. (oh, I remember being told that in synaptics you can find installed packages that came from a ppa, but I wouldn't have thought of looking there and I still don't know how to do that from the command line).

Easy way out is with ./configure --prefix=/opt, but I don't feel that's right if I need to compile libraries before. Maybe I'm wrong. Else, I had thought of using some simple scripts or commands to know what files were added in /usr and such but I'd fear doing some non-robust crap.

Your suggestion makes sense, though it makes me feel like you're some Gentoo, BSD or Arch (?) user. I suppose it's all distro specific.

Comment: rodent (Score 1) 28

by Blaskowicz (#48041789) Attached to: The "Man In the Moon" Was Created By Mega Volcano

I thought it was Muad' Dib.

Actually, nothing in my culture said something about an animal, person or face on the moon. I was indirectly, non explicitly exposed to the "rabbit" with the Sailor Moon anime and the famous Frank Herbert's book.

"Man in the Moon" is another cultural reference that's been introduced to me by Slashdot, in the past 5 minutes.

Comment: Re:Proprietary shit comes to proprietary platform. (Score 1) 191

by Blaskowicz (#48041657) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

Maybe a rich man's VNC? well optimised, adequately compressed, using RDP or similar in the first place. Perhaps it's some "hybrid" setup, when cattering to one app you have full control of and you control the client too, you might be doing a few optimizations and adding a bit of logic. When clicking a menu, the pixel contents of the rectangular drop-down menu area might be cached or even pre-loaded, instead of doing simple VNC-style streaming every time.

For file transfer, I would think that HTTP (HTTPS) transfers are more appropriate these days than old FTP.

Comment: Re:Idiot (Score 1) 799

by Blaskowicz (#48041523) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

In France you might see a "glass" as in glass of water, if the quantity is approximate. But mL, cL, grams etc. may be more likely. Soup spoon, coffee spoon and pinch (of salt, pepper etc.) certainly are prevalent. As for 250mL? you can always say a quarter liter, or 25cL. That's one standard serving for beer by the way but cooking books don't speak in beer servings.

A "cup"? coffee cup can be tiny, tea cups are bigger, and then we now have "mugs". So we don't know what's the size of a "cup".

Comment: Re:FP? (Score 1) 799

by Blaskowicz (#48040817) Attached to: David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

"Time is still an imperial system, we just don't think of it that way. The French tried to metricise that too but it was crap. Using 60 minutes and 24 hours makes sense as they divide nicely into quarters and thirds unlike 10."

I've always thought of it as mesopotamian time rather than imperial time. It's where base 60 and (maybe) base 360 come from. Though, I have no clear idea where these time divisions really come from and maybe the hour was divided in 60 minutes of 60 seconds before the day was unequivocally divided in 24 (or 12) hours. The romans had variable length hours for fuck's sake (as fractions of daytime and nightime that have variable length themselves)

Comment: Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 1) 191

by Blaskowicz (#48039931) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

How is a VLAN "cheap"?, I guess you could do that because by chance he had the right specific model router and used the switch integrated to it. Also to me it's not clear. A Windows 2K box shouldn't have access to the internet (maybe that's what you done, I hope)

Comment: Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 1) 191

by Blaskowicz (#48039837) Attached to: Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

Focus follows mouse is very rare, I'd say 1% of linux desktop users which themselves are 1% of desktop users. For the last 10 to 15 years focus-on-click has been the norm or at least the default (it even was on Motif Window Manager, which works like Windows 3.1 but with xterms in place of the Program Manager)

That said, on linux environments you have "focus of the scrollwheel follows mouse" and that's very handy, not only to scroll windows or tabs but to change global sound volume without clicking too. So for us stupid ignorant users we have a form of "improper" focus-follows-mouse.

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