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Comment: Re:Does this mean no more Gnome desktop? (Score 1) 686

by blackpaw (#46742747) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

I've had the misfortune to be digging through a gnome program recently. The documentation is crap. Full of bad links, ambiguous statements and empty pages. Versioning is appalling, there is no list of documentation by gnome version.

When googling on the Qt4 api, I'll get a host of links to accurate offical documents, examples and informative blog entries. To a lessor extent it is the same for KDE (could do better).

With GTK/Gnome, 90% of the time I'll get a gnome.org page with broken links that is out of date.

Comment: Re:Great to hear! (Score 1) 99

by blackpaw (#46370933) Attached to: <em>Portal 2</em> Beta Released For Linux

I feel your pain :) 19 hour download for me as well - Thanks Turnball! I was scheduled for fibre last year.

The user generated maps seem to work well under linux. Overall the experience has been flawless, despite being a beta. It downloaded, it worked, simple as that. Well done Valve!

This should keep me entertained for a while.

+ - Slashcott: is the Altslashdot site OK?-> 3

Submitted by j_presper_eckert
j_presper_eckert (617907) writes "Hello, and my apologies for the off-topic submission.

Is anyone else who's planning on joining the (very) imminent slashcott having difficulty in reaching altslashdot.org?

I ask because, despite several careful attempts, I have not yet been able to successfully reach the new wiki this evening. (It had been fine on Friday, though.) For me, the address is now resolving as soylentnews.org and is also showing as a parked domain courtesy of some place in France.

I'm concerned about the new site still not being "ready for primetime" despite the slashcott being almost literally around the corner. Did I somehow fumble-finger the link, or are others seeing the same thing when they try to reach Altslashdot??? TIA"

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+ - Stephen Hawking Was Wrong, So Ignore Whatever Scientists 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Following Stephen Hawking's latest work on black holes (http://www.nature.com/news/stephen-hawking-there-are-no-black-holes-1.14583), Republican Michele Bachmann has brilliantly deduced that this proves "the danger inherent in listening to scientists" (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2014/01/stephen-hawkings-blunder-on-black-holes-shows-danger-of-listening-to-scientists-says-bachmann.html?intcid=obnetwork). Expanding on her thesis, she said, "If black holes don’t exist, then other things you scientists have been trying to foist on us probably don’t either, like climate change and evolution." Her recommendation? All students who were "forced to learn" about black holes should now sue Dr. Hawking for a full refund. But not Bachmann — "Fortunately for me, I did not take any science classes in college,""

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