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Comment: Re:About KDE compatibility (Score 3, Informative) 84

by Dr.Dubious DDQ (#48792091) Attached to: KDE Frameworks 5.3 and Plasma 2.1 – First Impressions
To be honest, I wouldn't necessarily notice which aplications are KF5-native yet if I hadn't been watching what gets installed and replaced when I upgraded. (Actually, that's a misleading way of writing that -all of the kf5-native applications on my system are the "system" ones that you don't normally explicitly run like krunner, kwallet, the system-settings, some widgets e.g. the "NetworkManager", and so on).

I do have the development branch of kdeconnect installed, which I THINK is the kf5 port - it seems to work fine.

They've split the core system and applications development, so I assume that as KF5-native apps are released, they'll just replace the kf4 versions. I'm assuming most distributions will consider them "testing" or "unstable" versions for a while so you'd have to explicitly ask for them (for the first few versions) instead of having them just pop up without warning.

With the core libraries that they depend on in apparently pretty solid shape as of KF5.6 in my experience, I suspect the kf5-native applications will stabilize pretty quickly once they come out.

Comment: Re:Jesus. I'll stick to Win7, thanks. (Score 5, Informative) 84

by Dr.Dubious DDQ (#48790831) Attached to: KDE Frameworks 5.3 and Plasma 2.1 – First Impressions
If it's not clear to you, KF5 is the "next generation" stuff, not the current release (which is still KDE4). Also note that KDE Frameworks 5.6 is actually the current one. The improvement since the older 5.3 release in the article has been substantial, in my experience. (Ubuntu always seems to be a few releases behind everything, unless you intentionally install from a more up-to-date 3rd-party PPA.)

KDE4's apps still work under it, too. I'm using it fine, though I'm missing the "IM Presence" widget for kde-telepathy.

I actually haven't been seeing crashes or other serious problems so far since about the last couple of releeases (KF5.4), just missing "KF5-native" features from KDE4.

Comment: Opus support for IE, finally? (Score 1) 66

Opus codec support is "Mandatory to Implement" for the WebRTC standard. If this also brings in support for .opus in <audio> (as Firefox, Chrome, and I think most of the "little" browser projects like Opera, Konqueror, etc already have) that would be a great side-benefit.

Comment: Re:Nah, this is just stage 1 (Score 1) 324

by Dr.Dubious DDQ (#48204089) Attached to: Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic
The idea gives me slightly perverse glee. My first thought was "okay, switch to opus for audio to cut bandwidth without sacrificing quality, switch to smaller, lower-bandwidth videos and stop using video for everything, better still, avoid "cloud-only" services and switch to mostly legally-downloadable entertainment and download-and-store-locally instead of wastefully streaming everything every time you want to watch/listen, make more of an effort to reduce media sizes (and stop sending via email, which bloats the payload media by ~1/3 more due to the encoding method), and push back harder against 'involuntary' media downloads (i.e. bloated ads) and "autoplay". Autoplay is a tool of the devil. Sounds like the incentives that a per-GB tax would impose might be a good thing. ($0.62USD/GB seems like a lot in the US where we already pay a fortune for decent internet compared to much of the rest of the developed world, though.)

Comment: Re:Glad I don't run Linux (Score 1) 774

by Dr.Dubious DDQ (#48092801) Attached to: Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems
"Childish bickering in the Linux community is rampant."

Well he started it!

("MOM! He's on my side again!")

Seriously though - I can't help but think the only real difference between here and, say, Microsoft is that you can actually SEE it here instead of it being locked up behind the office doors.

Comment: Re:The Computer Is Your Friend (Score 1) 405

"Can't decide if this is a good or bad thing."

That sounds like an unhealthy level of doubt, Citizen. Doubt leads to worry, which leads to unhappiness, which leads to treason.

Please speak to the nearest Happiness Enforcement Officer for guidance and biochemical supplementation.

Have a nice daycycle.

(Or else.)

Comment: Re:it is not, probably doesn't exist (Score 1) 222

by Dr.Dubious DDQ (#47917147) Attached to: Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease
"That's what they say..."group of heritable disorders"...it reminds me of when I studied Mendell in HS science and fruit flies and hemophilia."

"Heritable" doesn't mean exactly the same as "genetic".
"Heritability" refers to how much of the variation of a trait in a population is due to genetics. The number of heads or legs a person has is most definitely "genetic", but not really "heritable" at all; if you meet someone with one leg or two heads,the reason for that is almost certainly NOT because of a mutation in some "number of heads/legs" gene they inherited.

Writing that types of schizophrenia are "heritable" just reflects that there are genetic factors that influence how likely it is that someone will develop a variety of schizophrenia, not that schizophrenia is "caused" by genetics (nor necessarily that schizophrenia symptoms can't potentially be caused by environmental factors alone sometimes).

Comment: Re:Linux. (Score 1) 73

by Dr.Dubious DDQ (#47771141) Attached to: MediaGoblin 0.7.0 "Time Traveler's Delight" Released
It's getting hard to tell whether posts like this are serious but just in case:
Yes. Linux is the main platform. Hypothetically, any platform with python, gstreamer, and whatever other add-ons are needed ought to be workable too, but I know it works on Linux.

Otherwise: Yes, but you need a beowulf cluster of linuxes.

Computer programmers do it byte by byte.

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