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Comment: Re:Rockethub / Indiegogo (Score 1) 61

If it still puts you on the hook to produce something and you don't have enough to do it, I'd rather get the nothing and be able to walk away.

Imagine a Rockethub fund raiser to go to Mars that only reaches 80% of its goal. You'd get a ride to mars, but will you have enough food and a safe landing too?

Comment: Re:thugs are also armed populace (Score 1) 1633

by IMarvinTPA (#46772841) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Gangs and Mobs are just competing governments and they already have guns, so this change in the law wouldn't really change anything compared to today. Murder and coercion are crimes either way.
The street thugs robbing 7-11s would get shot by armed 7-11 clerks (if corporate policies changed too).

Comment: Re:My revision: (Score 1) 1633

by IMarvinTPA (#46772121) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

What's good for the goose is good for the gander... Although the above would be the time-traveler version. Try explaining "nuclear" to somebody in the 1700s and expecting it to stick to the 1900s.

Modernly, I probably would go with "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Laws limiting weapons in any way are prohibited, including but not limited to background checks, registration lists, and places where they can be carried. All governments, foreign and domestic, should be afraid of the armed populous. Nuclear weapons of any size may be regulated and prohibited. Biological and chemical weapons of over (researched volume or weight) may be regulated and prohibited. "

In a civil war, you would want to be able to at least shoot down the aircraft so they can't deploy the three banned weapon classes.

Comment: My revision: (Score 1, Interesting) 1633

by IMarvinTPA (#46767921) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

My suggested new text:
"The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Laws limiting weapons in any way are prohibited, including but not limited to background checks, registration lists, and places where they can carried. All governments, foreign and domestic, should be afraid of the armed populous."

If a gun can be anywhere, everywhere can be defended quickly.

(Did you know that a convicted felon is not required to register his guns since that would violate his 5th ammendment right to not self-incriminate? Look it up!)

IMarv

Comment: Re:insert selection, not paste (Score 1) 729

by IMarvinTPA (#44939455) Attached to: Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

Can I have text selected in two windows at once? Which one wins?

I forgot my other pet peeve, how do I highlight to replace when the system is being smart enough to synchronize the clipboards?

1. I never said the feature was rocket science. The problem I run into is discovering the correct keyword for the magic. How am I supposed to know that xsel is a copy-paste thing vs some Excel clone? The question I have is, "After I get to the desktop, how do I discover what I can do?" http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+controls+middle+click+paste+in+linux does not return xsel. The question does have other interesting answers though. How did you learn that xsel exists and what it does?

2. Android smart phones have a limited user input methods, it is easier to learn fewer options. When was the last time you middle clicked to paste on your phone?

IMarv

Comment: Re:insert selection, not paste (Score 1) 729

by IMarvinTPA (#44936777) Attached to: Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

My original post got marked as flamebait.

I have run into a few windows programs that try to simulate the behavior, such as Trillian or Putty, that copies on select. Putty is the worst, because I have a hard time telling if I've actually entered my password (from a password storage app). CTRL-V does not work to paste. I have no idea why Trillian does it, but Putty is being a "good" multi-environment player by being the same in each. It just is an odd-ball in the windows court.

What are the rules for "current selection"? Does it include any echo of most recently, but not now highlighted? Highlighted in a windows that is the the active window?

But the "issue" is that there is nothing that tells you that there are TWO DIFFERENT WAYS to make stuff that is at point A go to point B. I didn't know that I had a choice between not using one or the other because I did not know that they were different. I thought I highlight text and it goes into THE clipboard automagically or I can select text and hit ctrl-c and get a 50/50 chance of copying it to THE clipboard or terminating the program. I thought that middle clicking would usually paste or do nothing or pressing ctrl-v would usually paste or send ^V or some such.

Another way to say the "issue" is that established Windows users carry some baggage of how stuff should work and the extra choices in Linux can cause confusion. I'm all for extra options, but sometimes the option I want is, "stop doing some annoying thing". Where is the option to NOT copy when I highlight text? If it is in some .config file, great! How did you know which one? Why can't that .config file have a GUI in a control panel?

Thanks,
IMarv

IMarv

Comment: I hate Select to copy. (Score 2, Insightful) 729

by IMarvinTPA (#44934057) Attached to: Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

I hate select to copy. I frequently highlight words to help myself read them and track where I am. I don't associate highlighting text with copying it, which screws up my internal clipboard memory. Middle click to paste simply never occurs to me. Middle mouse button on Windows is generally application dependent. Since I never middle click, it's function by default is irrelevant. It'd the damned highlight to copy that screws me up.

IMarv

Comment: Linus said something... (Score 3, Interesting) 552

by IMarvinTPA (#44822553) Attached to: SSD Failure Temporarily Halts Linux 3.12 Kernel Work

Linux said "So I don't want to necessarily blame the harddisk, since it's just ten
days since I upgraded the rest of my machine, after it worked years in
the previous one. That just makes me go "hmm". As far as I know, all
the fans etc were working fine, but.."

There's his problem: "after it worked years in the previous [machine]."

His SSD died a natural death of old age.

IMarv

Comment: Electric Universe (Score 1, Insightful) 86

by IMarvinTPA (#44758509) Attached to: Mystery Alignment of Planetary Nebulae Discovered

"The team of astronomers, who used data from Hubble and the European Southern Observatory's New Technology Telescope (NTT) to survey 130 nebulae, posit that powerful magnetic fields may be behind the phenomenon."

Hey, you mean that mainstream science may be coming around to what http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/ have been suggesting?

Good luck!

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