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Comment: Re:Are you kidding (Score 5, Insightful) 810

by MrNaz (#46766273) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

In many European countries, citizens' rights are upheld, they are not treated like cattle for the crime of wanting to travel through an airport, they are not taxed to breaking point to fun pointless wars that enrich a tiny, politically connected clique, they have access to free education and healthcare and they have faster access to the internet.

You can argue about definitions of "aristocracy" and who is or is not in de facto control until you're blue in the face. However, the outcomes speak for themselves.

Comment: Re:fixing the parent posting (Score 1) 307

by MrNaz (#46746773) Attached to: Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi

I don't think they'd need to game it that much. They'd need a random dispersion of a large number of holes on that square to achieve the result, and I don't think that getting close to that ideal would be difficult given a large number of discharges at the target using fine shot shells. The law of large numbers would be in their favour.

Comment: Re:Does this mean no more Gnome desktop? (Score 3, Interesting) 691

by MrNaz (#46740411) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

For many years, Gnome was the most popular desktop environment. Many of the people who got into Linux on the desktop moved into a Gnome environment. It provided a familiar UI with standard metaphors. While the Linux desktop has moved on for better or worse, the fact remains that it was Gnome that provided the soft landing for many when they jumped ship.

Pay some respect to those who went before and the work they did.

Comment: Re:Does this mean no more Gnome desktop? (Score 1, Insightful) 691

by MrNaz (#46740281) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

The open source movement owes much to the Gnome foundation. Yes, they have alienated their core support base, and perhaps this situation is a result of those cows coming home to roost. Nonetheless, a gutted or even dead Gnome foundation hurts the whole community, if only because it highlights the fragility of open source focused organizations as going concerns.

(Yes, yes I know it's supposed to be chickens.)

Possessions increase to fill the space available for their storage. -- Ryan