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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.

Comment: Re:Sorry, you're wrong. (Score 1) 335

by Vlijmen Fileer (#44879031) Attached to: New Operating System Seeks To Replace Linux In the Cloud

"Computer Science or Engineering". When do programmer boys -also the "professor" ones forever walking the halls of "computer science" "universities" finally get it: /Nothing/ in or around computers is science. It's just and only a craft.

Your text is misleading; the difference is only between worse and better craftsmen.

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