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Comment Re:Gnomeification? (Score 1) 184

Having all customisation option in hierarchical structure with description and a list of valid value inside a single interface is very convenient. It is similar about:config in firefox but for the entire desktop. Once you know how that tool work you can easily customise all applications, the alternative is to learn where all the option are located within each application. Although, I prefer the interface of firefox's about:config, typing path/searching is more efficient then opening up a tree.

Comment Re:Gnomeification? (Score 1) 184

Options was never removed from gnome. Stop spreading lies. Everything was conveniently accessible under a single UI; gconf-editor, now dconf-editor. Sharing instruction to modify was better this way then explaining a billion menu clicks. Also change can be automated. Gnomification is good, it is nice to see KDE catching up to modern desktop design.

Comment Re:I see plenty of people reading (Score 4, Insightful) 264

Electronic books are extremely resource intensive and require a massive amount of well-maintained centralised infrastructure. It's a huge price to pay for the convenience of "being slightly lighter".

It is not just slightly lighter, you can hold thousand kilograms worth of books in your pocket. The resource intensive and massive centralized infrastructure is only due to digital restriction management. DRM free book do not have this problem. Essentially, what you are saying is that electronic book are defective by design, but we can fix this and save paper in the process. Don't dismiss new technologies because of a few political glitch.

Comment Re:Hey! (Score 1) 277

The only reason you are severely underestimating the grasshopper is because you anthropomorphize the cows. All living things desire to remain alive, all organisms* feel pain. Killing and causing suffering is part of life. You have to do it in order to live.. or pay someone to do it for you, in which case you are an hypocrite not someone of higher moral**.

* That include plants, which is now know for facts that they communicate, are self aware and feel pain. Nature has many way, the central nervous system is only the way used my animals to achieve the goal of all living organism.

** Strict vegetarian diet also involve the killing of animals. Mechanized agriculture kill wildlife the field and in processing facility. Unless the animal-right vegan carefully hand pick ALL his food, he is a hypocrite.

Comment Re:"standards-based web platform" (Score 1) 170

They will never update their NPAPI plugin while it is still working. Because if it work, don't fix it.

The NPAPI is only depreciate at this point; the summary state that the most common used ones are white-listed. It is therefore probably not impossible to custom white-list any if your specific need.

Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.