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Comment: Re:No big deal (Score 1) 178

by msobkow (#47980645) Attached to: Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

There must be a lot of overly sensitive Gnome developers here today. I crack wise about how I feel about Gnome 3, and that's "flamebait" because the poor nancy-boys can't handle the fact that their GUI *does* suck farts off dead chickens in August. And if you've ever smelt a rotting dead chicken in the August heat, you'd know just how vile and revolting that description is.

And if you've ever tried to use Gnome 3, you know how accurate that description is.

Comment: Give me a break (Score 1) 314

by WindBourne (#47980525) Attached to: US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal
The cold war was over. reagan kept it going. That idiot raised more taxes on Americans than any other president; ran up the most massive deficits; ran like a coward from lebanon after he had been told to NOT go there; etc. etc.
That man, along with W, were 2 of the worst fucking president that America has had.

Comment: Re:Sex robots (Score 1) 92

by PopeRatzo (#47980429) Attached to: Sci-fi Predictions, True and False (Video 1)

Not until that machine can also give birth. Fucking someone(thing), that can not — even in theory — get pregnant is no better, than doing it with a pillow or, at best, a prostitute...

Someday you may grow to learn that women are more than just a vessel for your seed.

As are sex robots, but that's a different story.

Comment: Re: So, systemd integration is suddenly a good thi (Score 1) 178

by jd (#47979851) Attached to: Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Doesn't matter. It's not tested or validated for every possibility. Hell, given how easily I can break Debian, I wonder if it's tested at all these days. There is no point in using unvalidated setups with a distro, if you're at that point then you should roll your own.

Comment: Re: Funny, I Left GNOME 3 Mainly Because of System (Score 2) 178

by jd (#47979833) Attached to: Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Software that is designed correctly separates out what it does, how it does it, and how it interacts with the outside world.

Ergo, software that is correctly designed is user-agnostic. If the user thinks in a particular way, whatever that way happens to be, it is the job of the software to accommodate that. If it does not, it is not software for users, it is software that has users. Possession is everything.

Software that is correctly designed is configuration-agnostic. If the configuration file states something is enabled, then that is enabled. It is not the job of the software to say the file really means something else. If the configuration is broken, state how and why. Clearly. If the configuration is old, import and update. But don't tell me, or anyone else, what Joe Bloggs thinks would look better. I don't care. And the more other people's preferences get shoved in my face, the less I will care.

Theo clearly has the right idea - the only way to get past the morons is with an attitude of utter contempt. Bugger all else matters, apparently.

Comment: Re:Mind boggling (Score 1) 95

by theshowmecanuck (#47979759) Attached to: Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets
Which is why blue chip stocks were known to come from companies that reliably produced high quality products. They normally weren't the highest relative profits, but were steady. That traditionally made them attractive stocks to invest in. Now investors seem to think that only the highest possible profits are worth going for. If we go by history, those generally won't produce the highest quality products.

Comment: I'm switching off Debian. (Score 0) 178

by jd (#47979755) Attached to: Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Linux-From-Scratch is easier to use, less user-hostile and less determined to tell me how to think.

ANY software that pretends to know better than me how I want things done is software that deserves to burn. And then sink into the swamp. It is that precise attitude that got me to kick the Windows habit and led me away from the early ix86 BSDs.

I not only think better than a mere machine, I think better than your average distro compiler. I can spec better, I can build better, I can test better. Debian had, up till now, been acceptable, the packages are convenient and it's no great pain to tune. Now, Debian ranks lower than Fedora. I'd recommend the MCC distribution before either and that was last updated during the Ice Age.

Most public domain software is free, at least at first glance.