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Comment: Re:Xfce 5 should be based on Qt. (Score 1) 91

by Tranzistors (#49170109) Attached to: Xfce 4.12 Released

I was wondering, it GNOME devs were that crazy to break their apps everywhere, and they aren't. On fedora xfce installed gedit 3.14 http://pbrd.co/1FQXEGT
There are some goofs, like duplication of minimize, maximize and close buttons. The xfce window decoration is there and works. Menu items, that were in the global menu, are now in the window menu (except for "new window", that seems to be gone, but Ctlr+N and tab detaching works just fine).
Can you point to the DE, where gedit is really broken?

Comment: Re:Freedom and good and bad currencies (Score 1) 253

What do you mean? If I knew my bitcoin wallet doubled its value every year, I would spend/invest NONE of it. And since everyone else would do the same, the value would grow even further and further, until it wouldn't. Then there is incentive to spend, thus flooding the market with bitcoins, which results in inflation, which forces to spend even more, before value is lost even further. Sounds like solid economical base to me.

Comment: Re:meanwhile... (Score -1, Flamebait) 755

by Tranzistors (#49065679) Attached to: Removing Libsystemd0 From a Live-running Debian System

Yes, you definitely need a tinfoil hat ASAP.

I understand that everyone concerned with security should be a bit paranoid, but the proper way to handle it should be through code review.

And systemd is 5(!) years old. It has been a while and glacial Debian has finally adopted it, as slowly as expected. How much longer do you expect it to be around before considered mature?

Comment: /. has super helpful community (Score 1) 180

Every time /. has news on someone, who has committed [cyber]crime, the comments read like from ask.slashdot.org article "I would like to set up a criminal enterprise online. Any helpful tips?"

As per all "ask /." articles, most comments are borderline manslplaining (meaning, author has no experience in the field, has idea what he is talking about, but somehow it makes sense in his head and he is happy to share it). As in all diverse communities, some try to suggest that this is a bad idea and shouldn't be attempted in the first place. Such suggestions are soon thwarted with detailed explanations, why it is [a good idea|ethical|for the common good].

This sort of entertainment is why I keep reading Shashdot. Keep up the good work.

Comment: Re:#notallgeekyguys (Score 1) 1198

by Tranzistors (#47137275) Attached to: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

The root cause of all abuse is thinking other people are less important than your self, and as such can be treated worse than you.

Antisemitism comes from feeling of oppression (I guess. I really don't understand this one). Child abuse often justified as for their own good. Honour killings come from need to maintain honour. I am quite sure this is not a complete list. Even if the end result you propose would solve everything, how do we get there? Because just believing everyone is just as important as everyone else doesn't solve the abuse I listed above.

So tell me, how does shit-talking on the Internet reduce violence? What particular form of abuse is it efficient at solving?

Profanities won't solve it, nor am I advocating for them. But sometimes people in these sort of debates are so oblivious of the issues, I can understand why every other word a swear word.

"Say yur prayers, yuh flea-pickin' varmint!" -- Yosemite Sam