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Comment: Re:No... (Score -1) 533

by chris.alex.thomas (#46957863) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

seems you like being an integral part in the way your computer works, you're also a minority.

people don't care how the init process works, we just don't, I have to do my work, my job isn't to make sure my computer works long enough to do my job, my job is my job, the computers job is to figure out how it can run long enough for me to complete that job.

if the computer can't do that, then it's not doing the job.

I don't want to configure ANYTHING, the computer knows, the computer is the expert, intelligent people tool the system with enough knowledge so it can automatically configure itself and then people like me can just do what we want to do.

which is _USE_ a computer, but not be _PART_ of a computer.

it's 2014, time to stop living like it's 1980 all over again. we're not going back to those times, so quit your bitching and either stump up time to fix it, or be the guy who gets laughed at whenever he starts to moan about stuff practically nobody cares about.

Comment: Re:I would think (Score 0) 379

by chris.alex.thomas (#46798775) Attached to: OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

disagree: mocking people for making mistakes that they should know better is a way to help that person permanently try harder to avoid those mistakes in the future.

with failure, comes mockery, especially if you are skilled and it should never have happened.

mistakes can't go unpunished, even if the person doing the punishing is yourself, you can't tell other people to back off, you deserve it, sit back and take it on the chin and try harder next time otherwise people won't have any reason to try, because the penalty for failure is barely noticeable.

Comment: Re:They may not officially coordinate (Score -1) 155

by chris.alex.thomas (#46584955) Attached to: Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

thats not an unfortunate consequence, thats a proof, that when you move your ass forward in some meaningful way, nobody really cares about the technical details, if they did, they wouldn't use it, but they do, because users have got better things to do and all this flip flopping does is give programmers code boners

but everybody else, doesn't give a flying squirrel.....

Comment: Re:Infighting: Linux's biggest weakness (Score 1, Interesting) 155

by chris.alex.thomas (#46584897) Attached to: Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

which is fine when you're a cat, but when you're a group of supposed computer experts who think the world should be a better place and want to improve upon the old, it's not fine, it's a complete waste of energy and the top #1 reason why linux only makes steps forward when somebody steps forward to take that charge, e.g. Linus, Google (with android), Nvidia, ATI, the wayland team

can you remember how bad the linux desktop was before ubuntu? it was atrocious....what about before x.org?

the list is probably endless if you ask somebody for other examples, but I think I've made my point

Comment: Re:Shh... (Score -1) 202

by chris.alex.thomas (#46573159) Attached to: KDE and Canonical Developers Disagree Over Display Server

please watch this and then remove yourself from the conversation, if you don't understand X in any great detail, you are not welcome to participate in a discussion of it.

your unqualified, hopelessly wrong opinion is not conductive to a reasonable debate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Comment: Re:It's personality (Score -1) 312

by chris.alex.thomas (#46244387) Attached to: Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

I'm one of those guys who learned how to program on my own with just my friends to teach me what I needed to get going, then when I went, I dropped out of uni and spent a couple of years in the wilderness trying to fix what I felt was a broken career, with only my peers to teach me what I did wrong and how to get where I wanted to go.

Whilst I know I can't do everything, the parts that I do know, I outclass many people who sit beside me, not trying to be egotistical, I'm just pointing out that learning because you need a job is not the reason to learn, you need to learn this stuff because you love it, because in the dark hours of the night, when you're hunting for a bug, your university degree won't help you, only your intellect will.

Maybe the guy beside me learned because he liked to be a programmer, whilst I learned because I was a programmer....there is a difference......

The viciously committed self educated people learn those key parts because they realised and understand why they are important, but skip the other parts we see as "fluff", we tend to not get caught up in minor trends because we know it's just a cool hip scene that in 6 months will be dead and buried.

Not to put down those who did study in university, or didn't do what I did, but I have not yet met a single programmer who was as good as me because they studied at university, every one of them was good in spite of it.

At the end, we sit at the same table and do the same things, so one way is not better than the other

Comment: Re:Flashblock is my middle ground (Score -1) 731

by chris.alex.thomas (#45998129) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

I would hug you if I could, because you are like my brother, I have the exact same problem every single day.....I hate it.....sometimes their lack of knowledge makes me cry....sometimes I wonder who would hire such a useless programmer in the first place....

but in a way I'm happy, because my fridge has a very nice bottle of cava bought from the wages I earned fixing a website built by one of those morons....they are useful for one purpose, keeping me employed.

Comment: Re:Over a decade (Score -1) 246

by chris.alex.thomas (#45997893) Attached to: Microsoft Quietly Fixes Windows XP Resource Hog Problem

I will quite happily sacrifice all the dozen desktops, dozen screensavers with configurable options, all the sound daemons with their even increasingly complex bugs which seem to appear from nowhere JUST to get ONE set of components which work flawlessly

linux desktop software development is like trying to herd a 100 retarded cats....

Comment: Re:Good! (Score 2) 340

by chris.alex.thomas (#45810973) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.15 Brings DRI3, Lacks XWayland Support

as interesting as it is, it's not really the point.

the point is, in the 21st century, we don't need to deal with this anymore, we can do better, so lets do that, it might not have 100% of the features the old system has, but it might be possible over time to implement those features in a more sane way, with better knowledge and tools that what they had in the 80's when they built this system.

that x is so old, badly designed and hacky that it actually curtails people from using it, preferring to hide away in the toolkits and never touch x directly, just means that x is in fact irrelevant and for most people, they won't even know x is gone, cause the toolkits will just make them unaware of that.

so, lets support them cleaning the house, we'll be left with a better architecture, better performance (even more than in your graphs) cause surely deleting a bunch of this crap and making a cleaner, better structure will result in memory and performance improvements.

thats the point, not that compared to windows, we're doing ok, it's about being compared to ourself, it's a shit job, lets try again

Comment: Re:Good! (Score 0) 340

by chris.alex.thomas (#45810947) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.15 Brings DRI3, Lacks XWayland Support

Really? cause the last time I tried that, it didn't.....so maybe it's working now but not all the time or it depends on something you've installed or configured that I haven't ?

Remote X was a bullshit and almost nobody uses it, VNC, RDP, NX all replaced it as being better substitutes because it sidestepped it all....

Comment: Re:Good! (Score 1) 340

by chris.alex.thomas (#45810907) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.15 Brings DRI3, Lacks XWayland Support

I think it's very telling that linux seems to be destroying the market competition, now that it's being used through android and the linux system supports it

so yes....I would have to say that the x system is primarily responsible for the demise of the linux desktop, or at least, the demise of your idiotic mentality

now that android sidestepped all your bullshit, it's practically eating the competition....microsoft has fallen, nokia has fallen, numerically speaking apple has too, but has so much money they can ride it out maybe.

All of that happened when somebody said "hey guys, you know what, linux is great, but fuck all this bullshit and do it better"

Comment: Re:Good! (Score 0) 340

by chris.alex.thomas (#45810901) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.15 Brings DRI3, Lacks XWayland Support

fact is, we all think you're a dick cause you're holding up progress so you can keep necrophilically masturbating over the x protocol that everybody knows is dead already

if you want to help the desktop, push forward, don't us all drag back so you couple of hundred/thousand maybe people can stop the desktop from evolving and remain in your comfort zone, help to make wayland network transparent if you can, if it cannot do it, try to suggest ways it can be done.

but don't under any circumstances think we're going backwards, fuck you guys, keep your x, we'll happily live without it, even if you can't.

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