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

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) 445 445

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) 402 402

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.

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?

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