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Comment: It's not Oracle's fault! (Score 3, Informative) 157

by Vlijmen Fileer (#46785353) Attached to: Oracle Deflects Blame For Troubled Oregon Health Care Site

It's the customers' fault. EVERYBODY in the IT business already knows that Oracle invariably gives you:
- Bizarely high price
- Incomplete project result
- Project delays
- Low quality
- Extreme vendor lock in
E.v.e.r.y s.i.n.g.l.e p.r.o.j.e.c.t they do.
I'm not sure whther to cry or laugh at this. Just don't go with Oracle, every sane IT professional knows that.

Comment: Re:Debian (Score 1) 51

by Vlijmen Fileer (#46618199) Attached to: OpenSUSE To Offer Rolling Release KDE Experience

I'm not doing that :) I dislike KDE much, so I'm not even using it, sorry...
I was just trying to say that KDE, as an infrastructure project, seems to take on Debian's system as a distribution of always having a fixed number of well-defined releases "in the air". For Debian ofcourse these are stable, testing, unstable and experimental.
B.t.w. testing is indeed fine to use for desktop systems; it has about the stability of other distributions' stable releases.

Comment: Re:Confiscate cameras (Score 1) 478

by Vlijmen Fileer (#46283383) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

The whole goal of owners (of themparks, buses, whatever) is to /make money/.
So in terms of the pictures-farce:
- They will try to deny you your right to take your own pictures, without exception with some clearly false excuse.
- And they hire /the absolute cheapest button-clicker/ they can find!!! An idiot can think of that. And any idiot can /see/ it in any them-park. All these button-clickers are high school students or something alike, /never ever/ a professional photographer, as that would eat into the profit margins.

Comment: They DO belong fully in the open, unredacted (Score 1) 237

by Vlijmen Fileer (#46132713) Attached to: Now On Video: GCHQ Destroying Laptop Full of Snowden Disclosures

They DO belong on the piratebay. You said it yourself; they are /false/ accusations. By giving them to an intermediary to prevent these false accusations from being brought into play you /actually give credibility/ to these false accusations.
Then again, it does give the leaker some protection against prosecution for these false accusations :).
But to me, the balance is still wrong: stepping back for false accusations is a road into the abyss. The only wise long-term approach in this case is to fight all falsehood right-on.

Comment: Internet plus ads is unusable (Score 1) 731

by Vlijmen Fileer (#45995909) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

I got an eye opener a few months ago when I improved a new Windows laptop by installing Firefox. In the few seconds that the system (with Firefox) was without AdBlock, I got totally shocked as to how horrendously and utterly unusable most of web pages I frequent were with ads not removed.
If I had to choose between using these pages with ads, or using them not at all, I would simply choose the latter and go on for a site that actually does behave.
The same will hold here; pages that succesfully sidestep AdBlock, the most important thing on the web after Firefox, I will simply add to the blacklist.

Comment: There is no uncertainty (Score 0) 249

by Vlijmen Fileer (#45842681) Attached to: Reducing Climate Change Uncertainty By Figuring Out Clouds

Every time I point out the shaky grounds on which the so called climate "science" is founded I get lambasted by very vocal, very fanatical shouters telling me I am a denier.
The conclusion is clear: I am wrong, all others with doubts about climate "science" are wrong, climate "science" is really science, and there is no uncertainty AT ALL in climate science.

Comment: Agree (Score 1) 333

by Vlijmen Fileer (#45765845) Attached to: Rise of the Super-High-Res Notebook Display

I have been looking for a 13 inch ultrabook for a while now and I had been thinking exactly the same.
I already have a 15 inch laptop with 1920x1080. There is no way I would need or want a higher resolution on this screen size; it fits perfectly. The same on 13 inch would be nice as it gives a bit more room to play with how much content you get on the screen versus the size of the content.
But 3200x18800 on 13 inch is overkill. In addition, I would be paying lots of EUR extra for something that does not "do" anything for me. And I would say does not do anything for anybody.
In my eyes this is a marketing trick, just like the whining about how many petapixels your camera or phone cam has and how many 1000 times it can zoom in.

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