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Comment: Re:If there was only one viable choice ... (Score 1) 156

by Mathinker (#47916329) Attached to: Court Rules the "Google" Trademark Isn't Generic

> I switched away when they made the up and down arrow keys...

Didn't notice that yet. What's putting me on the verge of switching is Google's phasing out (or appearance thereof) of any kind of "hard" searching. Unfortunately, I haven't found any good alternatives with better "hard" search capability.

Comment: Re:Who fucking cares? (Score 1) 200

by Mathinker (#47908495) Attached to: New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

> Who fucking cares?

I agree with the title but for a totally different reason, namely, that no official connected with the NSA who would have reviewed any such "concerns", who has also commented about the affair (and there have been several, already), has said that they would have done anything whatsoever (possibly except, of course, something about that suspicious/PIA Snowden character).

Comment: Re:At home too (Score 1) 185

by Mathinker (#47840165) Attached to: Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

> and loaded Ubuntu on VirtualBox for my Linux stuff

"My Linux stuff"? If you were loading Linux as a native OS in the first place, what "other stuff" were you planning on doing with the laptop? Was the original plan to run Windows in a VM?

Ah, from other posts I guess you were planning on dual-booting... sorry, please ignore...

Comment: Re:At home too (Score 1) 185

by Mathinker (#47840147) Attached to: Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

> With the amount of troubleshooting and driver research I had to do I could have
> purchased 10 copies of Windows 7.

Or, simply, a computer with Linux already installed, from the various vendors who sell such devices...

It's a tribute to how far Linux has come that you originally thought you didn't have to do that. Or, possibly, it shows a considerable amount of personal hubris. Without knowing you personally, I can't really tell...

Comment: Re:At home too (Score 1) 185

by Mathinker (#47840133) Attached to: Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

Thank you for the anecdotal report. At least from your other comments I see that you're not like that poster years ago who kept on whining about Ubuntu not installing on a second internal hard drive and erasing his files (the details have, wonderfully, been erased from my mind).

It's a pity that there is no way to evaluate how significant your report is versus the question at hand. What percentage of experienced Windows users burn 20 hours trying to get Windows to work exactly the way they want (or work at all)? What percentage of Linux users? How dependent is this on the particular user (I know that I personally burn up lots of time being pedantic about any OS I use)?

> and loaded Ubuntu on VirtualBox for my Linux stuff

"My Linux stuff"? If you were loading Linux as a native OS in the first place, what "other stuff" were you planning on doing with the laptop? Was the original plan to run Windows in a VM?

Comment: Lame name change (Score 0) 107

by Mathinker (#47804439) Attached to: Raspberry Pi Gets a Brand New Browser

It's no longer called "Epiphany". In what seems like an epiphany, the GNOME developers decided that it's much, much, easier to search for help for a browser called "Web". Great idea, there, guys. Was this intentional, to prevent intelligible bug reports from less sophisticated users?

One wonders whether they actually "eat their own dog food", or if they do, if they understand that the average user of GNOME isn't a GNOME developer.

Comment: Lame name change (Score 1) 107

by Mathinker (#47804433) Attached to: Raspberry Pi Gets a Brand New Browser

It's no longer called "Epiphany". In what seems like an epiphany, the GNOME developers decided that it's much, much, easier to search for help for a browser called "Web". Great idea, there, guys. Was this intentional, to prevent intelligible bug reports from less sophisticated users?

One wonders whether they actually "eat their own dog food", or if they do, if they understand that the average user of GNOME isn't a GNOME developer.

Comment: Who is the real end-user here? (Score 1) 170

What with all kinds of inter-country intelligence sharing deals being reality, it could very well be that whatever information the Germans dug up was actually wanted by, for example, the NSA, but obviously couldn't be directly obtained by them legally.

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