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Comment: Browsers on servers (Score 1) 338 338

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) 464 464

  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) 641 641

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.

Comment: Re:Copyright violation. (Score 1) 119 119

If the original plugins-team follow the Scientology copyright-action precedent and show up with an ex parte seizure order, a Federal Marshall, and an 18-wheeler to seize the evidence of copyright infringement (i.e., every computer in the place), it might serve as an example pour les autres.

Why did the Roman Empire collapse? What is the Latin for office automation?