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Comment: Re:Regardless of age, we all have a bright future. (Score 2) 272

by WillKemp (#48631705) Attached to: At 40, a person is ...

I think most people would agree that this world needs more love.

I agree. I also think we need less delusion.

However, i understand some people can't cope with the fact that life's completely pointless and that we totally cease to exist at the end of it, and if religion helps those people, then that's ok. I don't want to attack people's harmless delusions - unless they think it's ok to shove those delusions down other people's throats, or force their imaginary god's mythical will on other people that is. If they do, then i'll say what i think too.

Comment: Re:digiKam (Score 1) 259

by WillKemp (#48604253) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

Yes, Digikam's good - so long as you use kde. I don't, but i put up with its annoying gnome incompatibilities because it's the best there is - and i've tried all the rest.

That doesn't make sense - "so long as you use kde" + "I don't".

How can it not make sense? Digikam's not good if you use Gnome. It's usable, but some functions don't work.

As for GNOME incompatabilities - can you expand on the "incompatabilities" and conflicts you have? Have you filed bug reports?

Some things don't work. I've recently upgraded Fedora and i haven't tried Digikam with the new version, so i don't know if the problems are the same. But previously, image "tool tips" (i.e., showing metadata etc when you hover the mouse pointer over a thumbnail) were blank, and the preview image was blank - which was rather annoying. No, i haven't filed bug reports as i haven't checked if they are bugs (by testing it with KDE) or just incompatibilities with Gnome. Digikam is a KDE application and it never claims to work with Gnome.

Comment: Re:Showfoto (Score 1) 259

by WillKemp (#48598871) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

Yeah, Digikam's the best i've found so far - but it doesn't work very well under gnome unfortunately, and i don't like kde. I've tried pretty much all the Linux photo organisation software and Digikam's best so far - even with its gnome incompatibility. All in all, the issue of managing photos seems to be constantly problematic.

Comment: Re:Dark matter and the sniff test (Score 1) 85

by WillKemp (#48591091) Attached to: Deflating Claims That ESA Craft Has Spotted Dark Matter

[......] theoretical physicists are typically far more intelligent than [engineers and computer scientists]

That depends on your definition of intelligence. But, whatever it is, all the intelligence in the world is worthless without the ability to communicate its products clearly in a way that lesser mortals can understand. Theoretical physicists, as a whole, do a very poor job of that.

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. -- Pablo Picasso