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Comment: Re:Slashdot and the self-righteousness of open sou (Score 1) 269

by Stephen Chadfield (#49335315) Attached to: Developers and the Fear of Apple

I have been around here a long time too. Never seen an Apple product that seemed good enough to justify the high price. When I was given Apple kit at work for a development project I found the restrictions they imposed on what I could do with it - in order to preserve their control and profits - frustrating and damaged my productivity.

I found the skeuomorphic interface annoying and inferior to what I was used too with GNOME on Linux.

I don't hate Apple products - I just don't think they are any good.

Comment: Re:Not owning a car is un-American (Score 1) 454

by Stephen Chadfield (#48444081) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

I love socialism. Here in "socialist" Japan a great many people happily rely on (really great) public transport every day. I love it.

Even better is that my company pays for my monthly commuter pass. (That is standard practice here).

Oh, and left-wing bicycles are widely used here for shorter journeys.

What a utopia it would be if every human on the planet owned their car and there was not enough space to park them never mind drive them anywhere...

Comment: Happy Gnome 3 User (Score 1) 267

by Stephen Chadfield (#48090311) Attached to: GNOME 3 Winning Back Users

I am happy with Gnome 3 (via CentOS 7) on my home laptop and work desktop machine. It looks great and I was able to configure it to my taste. CentOS 7 also comes with systemd. Never had to give it a second thought. For my needs this is a great desktop OS for home use and the development work I do in the office.

Comment: Re:Look to Japan as a model for what not to do (Score 1) 710

by Stephen Chadfield (#47314455) Attached to: Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

I think the low birth rate in Japan is due to the toxic effect of kombini lunches.

I work for a Japanese company but I am not pressured to work unnecessary overtime. If there was a serious drama happening I would stay late to fix it because I want the company to succeed. Otherwise I work the hours for which I am paid and feel pretty relaxed about that.

"You're a creature of the night, Michael. Wait'll Mom hears about this." -- from the movie "The Lost Boys"