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Comment: Re:FFS, that's not what a release candidate is (Score 1) 47

by Dragonslicer (#47414813) Attached to: Plasma 5 Release Candidate Announced

This is the kind of crap that gave KDE 4 such a bad reputation. Labelling things as done when they are still major works in progress. If you don't think it's finished, don't call it a release candidate. Don't label it as a new major version. If it's not finished, then it's neither of those things.

That's completely true. The worst part is that it isn't the fault of the KDE developers. Your quote isn't in the release announcement, it's in the writeup on some website that most likely doesn't have any connection to the KDE developers (or, apparently, a clue). The release announcement says, "This is one last chance to test for bugs and check for problems before the final release next week." That is what a release candidate is.

KDE 4.0 was pretty much the same way. The developers proclaimed quite loudly that it was not meant for everyday desktop use, but that they felt it necessary to call it 4.0 so that the API would be frozen (this decision is certainly debatable). A few Linux distributions took software that they were clearly told was not ready for end users and gave it to end users.

Comment: Re:Disingenuous Summary (Score 1) 394

by Dragonslicer (#47255481) Attached to: Cable Boxes Are the 2nd Biggest Energy Users In Many Homes

Which is it? 500 watts or 35 watts? This summary and title are completely ridiculous, I can think of plenty of other things that are using more power in my home than a cable box. Refrigerator, freezer, washer, dryer, hair blow dryer, desktop computer, television, central heating/air conditioning, range (if it's electric), power tools/garage, home theatre system, the list goes on and on.

And how many of those things are on and consuming their typical amount of power continuously? If it's more than a couple, then I kind of worry about your lifestyle.

Comment: Re:This will hugely backfire... (Score 3) 422

by Dragonslicer (#47231497) Attached to: FWD.us: GOP Voters To Be Targeted By Data Scientists

Your Average Democrat Voter sees more Democrat votes coming across the border, so they love the illegal immigrants.

Isn't the only reason that they vote for Democrats is because the Republicans want to kick them out of the country? Aren't most Hispanic immigrants pretty conservative Christians? If so, the Republicans should be able to pick up a huge number of votes from them.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.

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