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Comment: Re:Clementine (Score 1) 317

by grege1 (#45624609) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best FLOSS iTunes Replacement In 2013?
I also endorse Rocket Player. It has the simplest procedure for creating playlists and you can add more to an existing playlist any time. Or just play whole albums if that is your preference. I have tried many many Android music players and my Xperia Z has the Walkman app, but I always end up with Rocket Player.

Comment: Don't bother (Score 1) 293

by grege1 (#42636023) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Devices For Luggage?
A sensible traveller does not take anything valuable with them. Buy some cheap clothes, a disposable watch etc and put in a cheap bag. Put important things like passport and credit cards in a money belt. Carry a small backpack as carry on luggage if you really must have a notebook or tablet.. Get a cheap pre-paid phone when you arrive. If some fool steals your suitcase wander down to the nearest H&M and get another cheap case and fill it with cheap clothes. Claim the old case on insurance. Easy. If you take nothing valuable then you have nothing to worry about and thus enjoy your holiday considerably more.

Comment: Re:Get both (Score 1) 415

I cannot agree more. I have a Kobo WiFi and a Nexus 7 and a Xoom. 10" tablets are too heavy for serious reading. I have the Kobo app on my Nexus and the two sync. So I can use the Kobo in daylight for reading novels. The Kobo is light and runs for weeks and is easy on the eyes. I read a book on the Kobo faster than on a dead tree book. At night when every one else is asleep the Nexus is great because you can read it in the dark or in low light. The Nexus weighs more than the Kobo but is light enough. The Nexus wins hands down for reading magazines and technical books. Anything with pictures or diagrams and I use the tablet. The one big advantage to the Nexus is thet you can install Kobo, Google Play, Aldiko etc etc and buy books from all of them. Nothing like competition. And with Feedbooks and Calibre the whole universe of out of copyright books is available.

Comment: Re:I use Gnome 3.4 every day and would never go ba (Score 1) 535

by grege1 (#40804945) Attached to: GNOME: Staring Into the Abyss
Troll? Really? Anyone with a different view of the world to you is a troll? There is a simple retort to your silly jibe. If you live in the third world or in the middle of a desert then do not use Internet connected services. Xfce4 will serve you fine. But do not suggest that the rest of us should be reduced to the lowest common denominator. Those of us who live in big cities in the developed world and who have an Internet connection everywhere would very much like to move forward and use the applications of the 21st C. Anyone with an Android phone or an iPhone can configure that phone to be a mobile WiFi hotspot. If your provider does not allow this then change providers. Your own connection, locked down, everywhere. If you have a phone you are always connected. 3G accounts keep coming down in price. At home my ADSL 2+ never fails. Years and years of up time.

Comment: I use Gnome 3.4 every day and would never go back (Score 2, Informative) 535

by grege1 (#40797911) Attached to: GNOME: Staring Into the Abyss
I use Gnome 3.4 every day and would never go back to the old ways. Extension are a terrific idea and there is plenty of development in that area. The future of the desktop is as a seamless connection to the Internet, so that local apps and online apps are both available as if they are all installed locally. Queue the naysayers who will go on about what happens when you do not have a connection. That is why Gnome can be a mixture of local and remote. You can stay stuck in the past with Mate, or move into the future. It does not bother me if you stay stuck in the past, but I look forward to the next generation of Gnome, and the one after that. Lastly, there would not be a Unity or a Cinnamon without Gnome. Both are merely alternate shells to Gnome 3.x. But that is the strength of the new Gnome, you can make alternate shells.

Comment: Re:Disabling Antialiasing (Score 1) 114

by grege1 (#40025013) Attached to: LinuxMint13 RC Is Available For Testing
No. I just tried to see what would happen and Firefox insists on ignoring system settings. I know it can be done permanently, because I have had to go the other way. To remove all antiailiasing from the system requires playing around with font config. You would start by removing .fontconfig.conf from your home folder and restarting. Also setting the monitor as not an LCD would help. This is not the place for this type of discussion. A post in the Linuxmint forums would get expert help in a hurry.

Comment: Re:'The internet: where religions come to die' (Score 2) 796

by grege1 (#39671187) Attached to: Indian Man Charged With Blasphemy For Exposing "Miracle"
I would love to think you are right. But, we are both Australian and have grown up in a country with true separation of church and state. A country that has never been overly religious and one where people have always had a healthy disregard for authority. My R.I. classes at school were truly fun. A teacher trying to teach us the way of religion and 25 kids completely ignoring him/her as if he/she was not there. Yet, they kept trying and now in Victoria they are trying to bring it all back. The result will be the same. But, this cannot be extended to the rest of the world (except perhaps our cousins in NZ). Fundamentalism is on the rise in so many paces. One of our politicians that is fighting the good fight is Nick Xenophon. He has no hesitation in condemning the ratbags when they deserve it. If a senator was so outspoken in the USA he would not be re-elected, here he is a hero. Will the Arab Spring result in a saner world or sharia law from Afghanistan to Morocco. Only time will tell.

The Universe is populated by stable things. -- Richard Dawkins