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Comment: Not enough (Score 1) 223 223

I tried it, not with a proper standing desk but simulating one the best I could one day.

I did like it a lot, and would spend a good bit of my day standing with the option but, it wasn't something I found I could jump right into. I don't simply stand all day, so I am just not used to it and it was painful after a while. I found myself needing to sit.

That said, I did feel that if it was part of my normal work environment, that I could transition from seated to standing, I think I would use it frequently.

Comment: Re:Links to the actual study? (Score 1) 243 243

You'd think that Slashdot editors would try to include that kind of link in the summary as if there's anything worth reading it's the source itself.

Double checks that your UID is newer than mine so that I can give that classic Slashdot response:

You must be new here.

Comment: Re:Or Red Hat? (Score 1) 243 243

I've been running Redhatty distros for 13 years and I haven't had too much trouble with any of those. Well, not until Gnome 3 anyway.

RPM: If you're using RPM to install your RPM's instead of yum or dnf, you're doing it wrong.

PulseAudio: Was a bit quirky a few versions ago, now it just works. It can do things that Alsa/OSS can't

NetworkManager: It's always just worked for me, but I have heard that it had issues with wifi in it's early days. I didn't have that trouble since I used wired with it.


Comment: Last three their own horse (Score 1) 243 243

NetworkManager, PulseAudio and systemd were internal Red Hat projects run by a guy called Lennart who will tell you that they are all far better than linux itself, which he would apparently have done himself only far better if he was only a little bit older. Red Hat didn't pick them from a list, they did them and were stuck with them.
The others were surrounded by the most noise.

Comment: Re:Duh (Score 1) 393 393

As a user of Mint/Ubuntustudio, running XFCE I get this completely... especially when I see Ubuntu's current desktop, and think: "WHY do I need to type the name of a program to run it? I WANT MY DESKTOP ICONS BACK!"

Fedora 22, XFCE here. I felt the same way about Gnome 3.

Comment: Re:Did you even read my post? (Score 1) 70 70

you keep mistaking my popping your pie in the sky bubbles for ranting

Considering that I don't give a shit either way about rocket labs and have barely heard of them there is clearly no mistake. Are you going to keep on attempting pathetic bullying or are you going to back up or abandon your words above? Let's hear something that actually justifies your rubbishing of my mostly forgotten classes in orbital mechanics. Are you going to answer or do I just file you under clueless windbag who knows fuckall about the topic and just likes to verbally attack strangers?

Comment: You brought up Argentina not me (Score 1) 70 70

So your mention of Argentina was a setup for your current avoidance tactic, so little trap in some game or something? How weird.
As should be obvious by now I'm only on this thread to get some clarification of this statement:

The claimed advantages of launching "deep in the Southern Hemisphere" are bunk.

You've given me nothing to support that. I didn't mention the RL's Electron - you did as an avoidance tactic.

Are you someone who is prepared to back up their statements or are you just a fool shouting into the darkness attacking anyone who asks the meaning of what you are shouting about?

"the only bit of the question that actually matters"

Since I'm the one that asked the question what is wrong with that? I'm not dragging you away from some sort of prepared script, I'm asking you what you meant by the quoted words above.

Comment: Apart from in very rare cases, yes it does (Score 1) 393 393

Well that is the very rare ideal situation of enough memory for the system in all cases and turning the machine off before it has cached much so I really don't get why you are mentioning it. What is your point exactly? That you've completely forgotten that cached stuff sometimes ends up in swap unless you take steps to make sure it does not?
If the system knows it has swap it will eventually use it unless you tell it not to.

Comment: Re:Evangelicals in a very Christian country (Score 1) 224 224

The really sad thing is that is both cases, more so with the one that robbed it's flock blind than the other, there was plenty of community opposition but they had friends in high places until the end.
After the fact one was called a "cult". The other still has some sort of functioning assembly of people now the monster than founded it is dead so not yet.

Comment: Obvious design feature (Score 1) 393 393

(linux's swap partition is bonkers).

It's so you can put it on a different hard disk than the one you want quick access to.
And a swap file is very easy and has even been an option on install with most distros for close to a decade. Fedora Core 1 had that option FFS, now we are up to Fedora 20+.

Comment: Re:Duh (Score 2) 393 393

What obviously happened is that you got your panties in a bunch when you saw that metro screen and weird start button

And then found the controls were hidden off the side of a screen on a touchscreen - yes - unbearable and I had to hand it back before the urge to smash it took over.

"Because he's a character who's looking for his own identity, [He-Man is] an interesting role for an actor." -- Dolph Lundgren, "actor"