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Comment Re:lesson learned (Score 1) 137

I'm in the same boat. For a while now, every update has made things worse for me, usually having to do with my multi-monitor desktop. If I remember correctly the most functional OS X for me was Snow Leopard, it sort of went downhill from there, but I had been forced to do an update every now and then because I had to use a current version of Xcode. Until Yosemite that is - it became so dysfunctional that I got a separate machine as an Xcode box to run Yosemite (and upgrade to El Capitan when Xcode makes me), and my main machine is staying on Mavericks. Similar, the iPad I actually use myself is still on iOS 7, while the iOS devices used for development are on iOS 9...
With windows I have some (older) machines running happily on Windows XP and some newer ones on Windows 7. Sure MS gives us some really crappy OS updates from time to time, but they don't FORCE our hand. Windows XP is older than the first "Cheetah" version of OS X, yet it is actually useful for things and quite functional (if it wasn't for the discontinuation of support for it - MS supported it for many, many more years than Apple does - it would still be a good option for many).

Comment It is just the first step... (Score 3, Funny) 54

It is just the first step of a two step process to protect the South Korean youth from one of the five most common causes of injury or death. The second step is to install gps devices on all electric fans. When the system shows a youth in the same location as a working fan for more than 30 minutes, the authorities will be alerted.

Comment I had never heard of it before getting a Smart TV (Score 4, Informative) 89

I had never heard of it before getting a Samsung Smart TV and since I didn't actually get the 51" Plasma to watch broadcast television, I had to find a way to stream my media from a server, without actually having a laptop next to the TV. Anyway, I looked up possible technologies and DLNA that the TV supported seemed the best solution. After I painfully found out DLNA in practice is riddled with problems, I went back to google and Plex came up. A free Plex Media Sever was installed on the Mac Pro, an also free client was installed on the Smart TV, et voila, streaming with full support of any format I had, multiple audio & subtitle streams, plus excellent library organization (it recognizes your media, shows covers/meta data, even downloads subtitles automatically with the proper plugin).
I also got a chromecast dongle at some point and I use it to send some browser video streams to the TV, but for two years now Plex has served me very well. If you have a platform, like a Smart TV/Smart Bluray etc where the Plex client is free, definitely give it a try.

Comment How the hell do I know that it is Bennett? (Score 4, Funny) 128

Slashdot is filled with lousy posts nowadays, so I am used to crap, I just go quickly through them without even noticing the submitter. But, every time time there is a Bennett one, I immediatelly look up to verify the submitter after just having read two sentences. How does he do it? How is his crap so distinctive as to be instantly recognized? What kind of algorithm could detect if a piece of text was written by Bennett to filter it out of our internet?

Comment Microsoft Word (Score 1) 889

Ok, I kid, I kid, although it would be nice to be able to open a word document and have it layout exactly as the Windows-based writer intended it...
My vote goes to Photoshop.
Also some specialized software that are popular for processing astrophotos like Deep Space Stacker, Registax etc would be nice to have in Linux, but I'd be generally happy with just a native Photoshop.

Truly simple systems... require infinite testing. -- Norman Augustine