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Comment: Re:Well at least they saved the children! (Score 1) 790

by e r (#47600839) Attached to: Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police
>The Abrahamic religious nonsense about "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" needs to stop, or we'll never progress into a peaceful society. You are woefully ignorant it seems. Matthew 5:38: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’h 39But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. Perhaps you should spend more time reading about worldviews similar to your own and less time listening to Dawkins podcasts.

Comment: Re:Awesome (Score 1) 611

by e r (#47110037) Attached to: Which desktop environment do you like the best?
I use Awesome exclusively at work and at home. I have at least four text editor windows open at all times and a browser and several terminal windows (I'm a web developer). I need to be able to switch quickly and efficiently between them using the keyboard and Awesome delivers on all fronts. At home I like to fiddle around with my rc.lua to customize things-- and it's nice that Awesome provides a script API. Truely, Awesome is the programmer's window manager.

Comment: Re:No Shit, Sherlock - (Score 2, Interesting) 403

by e r (#43660251) Attached to: Adobe's Creative Cloud Illustrates How the Cloud Costs You More
I agree with you completely. To everyone who sees the truth in this and doesn't like what Adobe is doing: 1. Are you using Linux right now? 2. If you're not using Linux, why not? It respects your freedom. The abuse of, and disregard for, your freedom is what angers you about what Adobe is doing right? 3. If you don't care about the stars-and-stripes freedom thing then do you care about technological progress? It seems to me that open source software-- at least open source infrastructure like operating systems, standards, and libraries-- is a better and faster road to progress. Why? First, because Microsoft or Apple can only hire so many programmers so ultimately they can't beat an entire world of people working on the same thing. Second, because if some closed-source shop, like Oracle or Sun or Microsoft, goes away then frequently so does their source code and all the progress that it represents. 4. If you don't care about any of the above, then do you care about money out of your pocket? Linux costs nothing for you. It's free. It's not crappy either, it's actually pretty good if you're using a consumer-targeted distro like Ubuntu or Mint. With Steam running on Linux now you can even play mainstream games. Use Linux, guys. Most of you have probably at least tried it. Many of you will flame me for saying this. But I don't say this to be a troll, I don't want anyone to think I'm being passive-aggressive and trying to bring up a very old and tired subject. I just think that everyone's probably angry at the abuse and sees where companies like Adobe, Microsoft, and Apple are trying to take us. Yet very few people are voting with their feet on this one. Please, just try it if you haven't already, you might like it. You might try it and something breaks or it gets frustrating or doesn't work like you expect or is missing some program that you can't live without...OK, that's fine, nobody's twisting your arm. But for the vast majority of you out there I believe you really could get along just fine with it. And by using it you're lending your support to progress; you're lending your support, a grain of rice, to the cause of freedom yours and mine.

"Pascal is Pascal is Pascal is dog meat." -- M. Devine and P. Larson, Computer Science 340

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