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Comment: Re:Subjective (Score 1) 603

by ajrs (#34242580) Attached to: The ~200 Line Linux Kernel Patch That Does Wonders

By 'they' I mean a distro, like Ubuntu for instance. If 10gui eventually comes up with their own window manager (I'm not sure how they plan to distribute or implement their desktop idea.) Ubuntu could let you choose between it and a more standard one like Gnome the same way you can decide between gnome or kde.

Also though, the 10gui concept does change the interface pretty dramatically, the concept would work for any program out there out of the box. In fact, if you use one of wacom's bamboo devices which are already available you'd have the benefit of pen input for fine grain control in artsy applications.

hey, its Linux. They is you! Take a chance, make a new distro.

Comment: Re:Ah yes (Score 1) 96

by ajrs (#33535620) Attached to: Wikipedia Entry Turned Into Actual Encyclopedia

Truth of it is, if you didn't witness it first hand, you'll never know what actually happened. Everyone revises history, sometimes on purpose, sometimes not. The best we can do is ask around and use the majority of agreeing sources as "fact". This is why it's important to be a part of things, as opposed to reading them (says the guy in his mom's basement).

Even if you do witness something first hand, your own biases and limited perception can change the 'facts'.

Comment: Re:Oh, nevermind. (Score 1) 125

by ajrs (#33303396) Attached to: Zombie Ants and Killer Fungus

Neither "controlled" the host, it is blind evolutionary luck.

There's no such thing as non-"blind lucky" evolution.

Or, from the opposite PoV, there's no luck in large numbers.

With a large enough number of ants, spores and years, you're bound to get a fungus that makes the ant write Hamlet.

crap. I just squash that ant last week when he crawled onto my keyboard. How was I to know he was trying to write hamlet?

Comment: Re:That's how the market is supposed to work. (Score 2, Informative) 762

by ajrs (#33195208) Attached to: Just One Out of 16 Hybrids Pays Back In Gas Savings

that is how the market worked. For some period of time you could sell a used Prius for about what you paid for it.

1. buy a prius
2. dive it around for a year
3. buy another one
4. sell the old one
5. get a tax credit
6. profit!

no ????. The size of the 'profit!' depended on the value of the tax credit, the cost to buy and sell a car (taxes, fees), and one year of depreciation after supply rose to meet demand.

If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.