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Comment: Re:I still don't see what's wrong with X (Score 1) 196

by PPH (#48172355) Attached to: Lead Mir Developer: 'Mir More Relevant Than Wayland In Two Years'

Wayland is exactly as network-transparent as X11 is in actual use these days:

Love that quailfier: "in actual use these days". One of the Wayland devs evidently looked around his office and didn't see any remote clients running. So toss that requirement out.

I don't care if Wayland provides X Server emulation. That's not the point. Once the Xlib support underlying higher level toolkits is thrown out, the resulting clients built will not be network-capable. And most of the application developers will never notice (except that the DISPLAY arg doesn't seem to do anything anymore). And then these Wayland clients will be cripped in a user environment that depends on running them remotely.

I'm not certain whether this was a plot by gamers, who wanted to throw out every machince cycle that didn't contribute to their graphics or AI. Or Microsoft, who has been shitting themselves since day one over a protocol that didn't tie an instance of a client license to each user seat.

Comment: Rats just figured ... (Score 1) 153

by PPH (#48163073) Attached to: Scientists Find Rats Aren't Smarter Than Mice, and That's Important

... that if they played stupid, people would stop screwing electrodes into their skulls.

"Hey you humans. There's a mouse over there. He's really smart. Why don't you fuck with him for a change?" Its the same logic I use when the wife asks me to do something around the house. Mess up a couple of times and she stops asking.

What the scientists have in their briefcases is terrifying. -- Nikita Khruschev