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Comment: Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (Score 1) 547

by FatdogHaiku (#48189785) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

And that is still the point. Linux, BSD etc are all good for a purpose.

Linus is NOT good for the desktop or average user. Most people just want something that works out of the box, even if there are a lot of tradeoffs.

I've gotten several older users moved to Zorin 8 (and now 9) after XP died. For the most part they can do what they want, shop, Skype, play most browser based games, bank, email, etc. I find they get less infections, almost zero. Once in a while they misplace an icon or play with the system setting and I have to look at it for them, but that too is rare. It saved them from buying a new system so they are willing to learn a little...

Comment: Re:LED lighting (Score 1) 243

by FatdogHaiku (#48089087) Attached to: 2014 Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded To the Inventors of the Blue LED
Had you read the story I linked you would have found this little nugget:
"312 Ephesus stadium fixtures were installed in the University of Phoenix Stadium. They will replace more than 780 metal halide fixtures..."
and then this:
"the new lights will use just 310,000 watts of energy. The system it replaces needs 1.24 million watts, which translates to a 75% reduction in overall energy consumption."

Comment: Re:Genes don't just (Score 1) 154

Aldus Huxley Brave New World ought to be required reading. Of course, leaving genetics to the chance of birth seems so bourgeoisie and no where near the egalitarian needs of the populace of the twenty-first century.

Hell I'd be happy if they just verified that people raising children have the basic skills and mental stability to do so...
You want to drive a car, we need to know you are capable and will test you. But feel free to raise Jeffrey Dahmer in your living room with no questions asked.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990