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Comment: a couple add ons that help (Score 5, Insightful) 262

by d6 (#36059542) Attached to: Poisoned Google Image Searches Becoming a Problem
I surf with requestpolicy and noscript up. It is utterly amazing the number of websites that can't render a page without firing scripts or loading content from 6, 8, 10 or more different domains.
If you haven't tried these, do it and be amazed at how many sites load without stylesheets, pictures etc. It's amazing how badly shit is implemented - zero thought about graceful degradation.

no script

Comment: Re:I wonder. (Score 1) 105

by d6 (#36053648) Attached to: KDE 4.6.3 Released
Reagrdless of any shared code, one behaves much better than the other

- Konq saw a network share that I have to manually mount with dolphin (no big deal really)
- Konq hasn't crashed once since I changed back. Dolphin locked up regularly. (this was the big deal)

Comment: Re:Significance (Score 1) 203

by d6 (#36044664) Attached to: Multiplatform Java Botnet Spotted In the Wild
You're right. For Joe Average, it makes a great desktop if they don't need to change anything. I think we are at the point where configuration takes some skill, but the user experience is just fine.

I've got my senior citizen mother using Slackware. She doesn't understand much of anything about computers, or viruses, or pretty much anything your average 15 year old would get about computers, but the interface is _still_ easy enough for her requirements (lolcats, email, reading news/recipes)

If she actually needs to change anything, it is past her abilities and she has to call me. She had to do that under windows, though, so no difference to me, + the added bonus that I don't clean a pile of malware off it every time I visit. Getting her on linux has cured a long standing headache.

Comment: Re:Seattle Police - Priorities Are Not Job One (Score 1) 138

by d6 (#35915372) Attached to: Wardrivers Target Seattle Businesses
Fighting with the cops is bad math.

You can kick the shit out of a cop? way to go.
Can you kick the shit out of 6 cops? Cuz that is what round two is going to be.

Better to hold your temper while they are in control of your immediate destiny, remember names, remember faces and unload on them legally, after the fact if you feel compelled.

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.