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Comment: Re:Alright, time to pirate it! (Score 3, Informative) 88

by Zontar The Mindless (#48950897) Attached to: Inkscape Version 0.91 Released

Ok, I've had a slightly longer look, and (*cough* slightly customised version of *cough* the GPL notwithstanding) I see no way to obtain the GimpShop sources. There's a .deb but it's version 2.2.11, whereas the Windows version is at 2.8 (like GIMP). The source download link just points you to ftp.gimp.org

So, yeah, as far as I'm concerned, GimpShop is dead. Ah well, too bad.

Comment: Re:O...okay? (Score 1) 88

by Zontar The Mindless (#48950687) Attached to: Inkscape Version 0.91 Released

My time has value, so if I have to spend 3 extra hours...

You've got to be fucking kidding.

A Windows installation from scratch, plus updates, plus apps, plus updates for the apps, is going to run you 5-6 hours, and maybe more if you can't find that one Adobe CD or your 'Net connection is flaky. Whereas you can install an "everything including the kitchen sink" version of any major Linux distro, complete with all the latest updates, complete with all the latest versions of all applications, in less than an hour.

Comment: Re:Alright, time to pirate it! (Score 1) 88

by Zontar The Mindless (#48950669) Attached to: Inkscape Version 0.91 Released

What ever happened to GimpShop?
http://www.gimpshop.com/

Thanks for reminding me that this existed. Wish my distro had a package for it. Not that hard to build from source, but a bit tricky to replace the default version. Maybe this time I'll try installing it in my ~/bin and leaving the version installed by my distro alone.

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FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida 261

Posted by samzenpus
from the I've-seen-this-movie dept.
MikeChino writes In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area. Scientists have bred male mosquitoes with virus gene fragments, so when they mate with the females that bite and spread illness, their offspring will die. This can reduce the mosquito population dramatically, halting the spread of diseases like dengue fever.

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