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Comment: GIMP, Ubuntu, Xfce (Score 1) 128

by tepples (#47948251) Attached to: TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

Crappy ones: GIMP, Tahoe-LAFS, Ubuntu, Kdenlive, XFCE...

As a user of Xubuntu who brings out the GIMP at least twice a week, I'm interested in how you'd name them better.

  • What better name would you suggest for the GNU Image Manipulation Program? It "at least tries to vaguely describe the function of the program".
  • How is Blender (English for "food processor", referring to a 3D modeling app) any better than Ubuntu (Zulu for "humankind", referring to a Linux distribution)? Is it just that English is historically more prestigious than Zulu as a naming language?
  • Xfce (XForms Common Environment) used to be descriptive back when it used XForms, but it became an artifact title once Xfce switched to GTK+. The X part can be reinterpreted to refer to the X Window System, but then the F needs a meaning, a problem that it shares with FVWM (Something Virtual Window Manager).

Comment: Single thread (Score 2) 134

by tepples (#47945977) Attached to: Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

Firefox runs faster than Chrome

Firefox also lags when opening a bunch of tabs on sites like on an Atom CPU because it uses only one thread for JS and CSS across all open tabs.

and it uses less processes

Once the single thread problem gets fixed as part of the Electrolysis project, Firefox will probably use just as many processes.

Comment: Mountain Don't in Canada until 2012 (Score 1) 278

by tepples (#47939465) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Also, what’s up with caffeine-free diet Mountain Dew?

No sugar, no caffeine, might as well call it Mountain Don't. But seriously, some countries ban caffeinated beverages that are light in color. All Mountain Dew citrus soda sold in Canada, for instance, was caffeine-free until early 2012.

Comment: And have to register as a sex offender (Score 1) 208

by tepples (#47932111) Attached to: iOS 8 Review

I don't want a cellphone.

Without a mobile phone, how would you go about reaching roadside assistance or emergency services?

Any shitty old mobile with no service plan will work to call 911

Normally I'd recommend a dumb phone, but HalAtWork refuses even this.

As for roadside assistance, just take off your pants and stand in traffic! Someone will stop sooner or later.

Like a police officer ready to stay you for indecent exposure. I would not find permanent sex offender status worth not carrying a phone.

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