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Comment How often are the addresses re-validated? (Score 4, Insightful) 92

If you publish a list, you then obligate yourself to keep that list up-to-date, not only by adding new addresses, but also by removing old addresses that no longer spam.

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Many, many spamming IP addresses are hijacked hosts that are cleaned up eventually. Are you planning to ban those IP addresses permanently?

So I ask the question, how frequently do you plan top re-validate the addresses that are on your list as still spamming?

Comment Spontaneous combustion (Score 1, Interesting) 130

Yeah, I want a pile of those in my basement....

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The money I save via the solar panels, I'll probably lose due to the higher fire insurance premiums.

Why lithium batteries keep catching fire

...Lithium batteries are widely used because of their high energy density: in other words, their ability to store a lot of energy in a lightweight, compact form. But they have a tendency to cause expensive machinery to go up in smoke....

Comment What path have we chosen? (Score 3, Interesting) 740

I'm beginning to think that those distributions which have chosen systemd are now beginning to think, what have we done to ourselves?

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systemd is on the way to turning a sleek, efficient Linux distribution into one loaded with awesome bloatware.

And it looks like there is no stopping Poettering's ego now that it's been unleashed.

Comment Re:quality engineering (Score 5, Insightful) 740

Poettering is following the philosophy that has created nearly every piece of bloated software that is in existence today: the design is not complete unless there is nothing more than can be added. Bloated software feeds upon the constant influx of new features, regardless of whether those new features are appropriate or not. They are new therefore they are justified.

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You know you have achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Comment From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 4, Interesting) 172

...Horn and his team have managed to achieve a 22% reduction in file size for JPEG images without any notable loss in image quality....

Without any notable loss in image quality.

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Hmmm... that does not sound like "bit-exact" to me.

Comment Re:Shipping on Amazon (Score 1) 258

Amazon sits on those orders for nearly a week before they are shipped.

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Only if you explicitly select their slowest shipping methods.

Yup. I am not a member of Prime, and I select the free shipping, which is the slow method you mention.

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I can order the same item elsewhere for a price+shipping that is cheaper than Amazon, and get it in a day .

Thanks for agreeing with me.

Comment Re:Life after Amazon (Score 1) 258

So your statement is demonstrably false.

Or your test was demonstrably incorrect, as it does not test the concept I stated. You showed that the shipping changes when multiple items are purchased. You did not show that the price of the mouse has shipping costs built in already, and that you were paying extra for shipping you had already paid for.

Comment Re:Does it remember size and location of windows? (Score 2) 43

I think so? I feel pretty confident about it

I'll do my usual of installing the new version to see if the KDE developers have finally come to their senses. To be honest, I don't hold high hopes, as I have seen comments from the developers in the past indicating they were opposed to implementing this simple concept because it made it difficult for them when implementing the [comparatively] little-used feature of going to sleep on one device and waking up on another device. I have trouble imagining the need for that capability, and I have even more trouble seeing why that would be justification to not implement the "remember windows size/position on closure" feature.

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So I really hope the KDE developers have come to their senses on this.

Comment Does it remember size and location of windows? (Score 3, Informative) 43

So far, all of the previous versions of KDE that I have used do not remember the size and location of windows when I change those attributes by moving and resizing the window.

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I've looked but have not been able to find a global parameter (i.e. affecting all windows) that says, in effect, ~remember window size and location when the window is closed~.

Has such a parameter finally been added to KDE?

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