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Comment: Browsers on servers (Score 1) 338

by coats (#49211019) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux
Intel compilers install their documentation as local HTML (on that server), so you need a browser of some sort to read it. And firefox won't do that job on RH servers, because RH puts in that ancient and rude "use the Firefox on the client machine, not the one local to the server" hack to the firefox it supplies. So you need either konqueror, chrome, or opera on the server ;-(

Comment: Three options is better (Score 1) 464

by coats (#48719565) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?
  1. contact lenses + "tuned" computer glasses (below) + reading glasses, for normal use: the lack of peripheral vision with any eyeglasses is a serious problem for things that need it -- and builds bad habits, in the process (I'm an avid ballroom dancer, and you really need peripheral vision for floorcraft!
  2. "computer" glasses for your computer work -- and make sure you measure distance-to-screen and have the prescription tuned for that distance.
  3. "progressives" for one-day-a-week "off" from the contacts.

Comment: Re:Someone has to be in charge (Score 3, Insightful) 641

by coats (#46662707) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer
I *would* really like working for someone like Linus -- really sharp, really on-the-ball, really high expectations, really willing to listen to well-though-out "it might be better to..." (see his response to Ted T'so later in this thread).

Much better than working for some bureaucrat or politician who *thinks* he knows what he is doing.

"You must have an IQ of at least half a million." -- Popeye

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