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Comment: Re:Repeat history (Score 1) 184

by hobarrera (#47972979) Attached to: KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

From TFA: Thomas prefers a layered feature exposure so that users can enjoy certain advanced features at a later stage after they get accustomed to the basic functionality of the application.

I assume that they'll keep the options around, just not mixed with the very basic options. A big issue with KDE right now, is that the settings windows of any application has half a dozen tabs, with dozens of options each. The very basic options and most common options should be grouped together, an advanced settings slightly on the side. Otherwise, it's just too intimidating.

Comment: Re:I seem to remember... (Score 1) 275

by hobarrera (#47761219) Attached to: Dropbox Caught Between Warring Giants Amazon and Google

Linux client: Still propietary, something many *nix users actually care about.
Follows symlinks: So does almost any application out there. That's not a good thing, it's just a lack of a bug.
Automatic full resolution photo uploading from mobile: "full resolution photo" is another way of saying "large files". How does the content of a file make a difference?

Comment: Re:its why devs cringe. (Score 1) 180

by hobarrera (#47595537) Attached to: PHP Finally Getting a Formal Specification

Putting aside the whole whitespace debate(*), I'm pretty sure that python has its own list of issues. Maybe not to the same extent as PHP, but they exist.

* For which I personally do have trouble with python - I want the computer to bend to my will, not the other way around.

The same can be said about C: if forces you to declare variables, and bend to the computers will (and not the other way around). This is true for any language. You merely chose to critize one about that, and let it slide for the rest.

Comment: Re:What?!? (Score 1) 928

Actually, you're right...up to the point where the police might get involved. Also, the power that flight attendants and gate agents have (which is backed by the FAA, whereby refusal to comply with their orders is a felony...I kid you not) also crosses the line between private entity/government. Since Kimberly *cough* fucking cunt *cough* had that power backing her up, I would say this does indeed become a First Amendment situation.

It might be a felony to refuse to comply on a plane, but, outside of the plane, and forcing you to alter content on you publish? That's not gonna stand up anywhere. What's next: the flight attendant forcing you to give them a BJ?

Comment: Re:What?!? (Score 1) 928

and threatened to have him arrested? you think that's fully legal?

I honestly don't get why the man gave into the threat. He could have just said "Ok, call the police.". There was really no reason to arrest him.
If you're not doing anything ilegal, and somebody threatens to call the police, just let them do it.

Comment: Re:Will they invest any of the savings in Linux de (Score 1) 158

by hobarrera (#47587917) Attached to: Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

No, you don't need to explain why it's pejorative; what I asked is for you to explain why it's laughable, something competely different.
I quote by-piece, because you make different statements, and I reply to each one individually. Replying inline has been proper etiquette for several decades now.
Finally, no, none of my statements were replied above. But since this is your second reply attempting to divert attention from the subject at hand, I'm guessing your merely using a Red Hering to disguise your lack of proper argument.

Comment: Re:Will they invest any of the savings in Linux de (Score 1) 158

by hobarrera (#47586433) Attached to: Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

I honestly don't think they have any duty to give back any more than they're doing now.

Nor do I. They have no obligations. Nobody implied that. We just said not doing so made them freeloaders.

Do you donate 100$ everytime you install linux on a computer? Cause that's what it would have cost you otherwise.

I do not. I do collaborate by open sourcing most of me development, and contribute into various proyecto thourgh various means. Also, I'm not saving $100 by using linux in my computer because I have not migrated from something propietary.

I know for sure that almost no one does.


It's nice if they decide to give back but they have no responsability to do so. The whole concept of "freeloaders" is laughable to be honest. I thought one of the primary visions behind FLOSS was that information should be free? I guess if you view open source as merely a means to an end, you might think such a thing as a freeloader could exist, but I completely disagree with that vision.

No, they have no responsability to give anything back. Nor I, nor GP stated that this was the case.

Can you please describe why the concept is laughable?

Is a person who blows up banks an econoclast?