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Comment: Re: Who cares what RMS wants? (Score 1) 551

by Jartan (#49018937) Attached to: RMS Objects To Support For LLVM's Debugger In GNU Emacs's Gud.el

I'm not sure I agree that it was sensible. As you point out it didn't solve anything. It seems like yet another example of RMS letting fanaticism run wild. He had the foresight to see the problem but he alienated everyone on the issue.

Finding a good open source alternative to Tivo is easy now thanks to cheap ass hardware. I suspect the same will happen with cell phones.

Comment: Re:Not a good week... (Score 3, Insightful) 445

by Jartan (#48283417) Attached to: Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

What nonsense. Someone somewhere is designing a leafblower right now and learned something that leads to cheaper access to space. Some scientist studying bug locomotion learned something that leads to cheaper access to space.

That is how progress works. Technological "breakthroughs" are always a culmination of extremely small leaps.

Comment: Why does keyboard only have to equal crappy GUI? (Score 1) 402

by Jartan (#47588639) Attached to: Comparison: Linux Text Editors

I've never understood why this war continues. Emacs and Vim unequivocally have a GUI. Status bars, split window, auto complete drop downs. Yet if you even talk about improving them the pitchforks come out.

It seems like they're so firmly wedded to the idea GUI=mouse that they can't even think straight.

Comment: Re:market force: Let customers decide. (Score 1) 208

by Jartan (#47058017) Attached to: Congress Unhappy With FCC's Proposed Changes To Net Neutrality

We're not in a situation of light regulation though. Who can lay down lines is heavily regulated at the local level.

So simply telling the FCC "hands off" is foolish. That just hands the problem to city politicians that can't possibly oppose the huge cable companies.

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