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Comment: Re:I give you the Kennewick man (Score 1) 228

by Camel Pilot (#49431391) Attached to: Amid Controversy, Construction of Telescope In Hawaii Halted

Kennewick man is an anomaly with no reasonable shared heritage of any contemporary tribe. I suspect the native american opposition to study of Kennewick man is an unreasonable fear of weakened land claims. Totally BS.

When it was surmised that Kennewick man was caucasian I did like the neopagan group that claimed Kennewich man as one of their own and pressed to have their ancestor further studied.

Comment: Re:Kill dogs, why not people??? (Score 2) 179

by Camel Pilot (#49314537) Attached to: WHO Report Links Weed Killer Ingredient To Cancer Risk

In all likelihood it was not the Roundup. In animals studies they inject or ingest glyphosphate directly into the animal without a statistical effect so a dog laying around probably would not be the cause. In fact the dog laying around then coming in the house where people pet the dog would end up probably get the greater exposure.

Sorry about the dog none the less

Comment: Re:At least Microsoft and Slashdot listen to users (Score 1) 236

I don't think Gnome 3 is shit at all, plenty of people, including myself use it happily. Gedit? Its fine.

Then I think you are in the minority. Case example. I set up a set of workstations with Centos 6 and Gnome 2. Several teams of visiting scientists and engineers with Windows and Mac background (none have ever used Linux on the desktop) were immediately productive and even commented on how well the GUI was to use.

I started to "upgrade" to Centos 7 and Gnome 3 and they were lost and confused and starting getting complaints.... Intuitive things like "Why can't I just right click the application and add to the launcher?" or "where the hell is the minimize/maximize button - who in the right mind would remove that?".

Comment: Re:A '70s idea whose time is long past (Score 1) 564

by Camel Pilot (#49174643) Attached to: Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

To implement this would require a change to the OS, file system, system utilities (ie ls, find, etc) and every content creation application out there.

And then how would one do simple things like find all $filetype within the file system. It would invariably involve a shorted acronym for the file type that is provided to system utility such as find.

User hostile.

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