I don't think you understood his point.
Stick to LTS releases if you like stability and dislike upgrading frequently. Use the latest release if you like playing around with the latest stuff.
Other amusing features in 13.04: a button that shows the desktop, and a workspace switcher (disabled by default) that lets you know which workspace you're currently using. Wow, Ubuntu. Unity is on pace to have all the desktop features that Gnome 2 and Xfce have had for years by 2016.
Both those features you mentioned have been in Ubuntu forever (since at least 2007 when I started using it). You might be confused because they changed the behaviour of the workspace switcher in 13.04, disabling it by default.
Quite a few people grow old without growing up.
You mean, they stay immature?
I would be far more inclined to have a game on this than to organise paint ball.
Paint ball involves pre-planning, showering, dressing, leaving the house and worst of all, IRL friends.
This I can pick up any time.
Plus, looks like a lot more fun than going to the gym.
With cars, we say 'it gets the better milage' because you aren't actually comparing cost
According to your argument we should say "it gets better distance for a given amount of fuel." Saying "mileage" incorporates the unit "mile" and incorporating a unit to denote a dimension is apparently something you are vehemently opposed to.
Saying "it costs the same as painting a wall" is less accurate than saying "it costs the same per unit area as paint."
I'll just ignore your ad hominem bullshit.
The one square meter thing means for the same area, it's just a sensible way to express it. You don't say "my car is cheaper to run for the same distance travelled than yours," you say "I get more kilometres per litre."
what will you really be able to do with Google Glass, beyond having information presented before your eyes?
Isn't that kind of a description of Google search?
I don't think a product has to have fancy use cases for it to be viable. Often the simplest is the best. Sure smart phones have millions of interesting apps, but what do you use yours for 90% of the time? If you're like me, it's looking stuff up on the web and communicating with people.
Google's approach to search has been heading in this direction for a while now. First it was a traditional search engine, then offering predictions and suggestions, then search-as-you-type, and now, with Google Now, its essentially search results before you even have to ask for them.
As I see it, Google Glass is primarily a display for Google Now. It brings you from pulling your phone out, unlocking, opening Google Now and seeing it's results, to seeing results as soon as you gesture your head.
It's still just search results (from your calendar/diary/history as well as the web) just quicker than ever before.
It drives my wife crazy, but I just can't afford the security risk of letting her in the house.
Can that Linux run Chrome?
Yeah, we should all use laptops manufactured by Apple and Asus, which I hear are all manufactured in amazing conditions...
They are either complete morons or...are getting payoffs.
Or they are precisely following moronic policy
I like that Google asks you for your password again for certain tasks. I don't tell my google password to anyone, but I do often leave my session open when I walk away (who doesn't?). I'm willing to take the risk that someone could get 5 minutes looking at my inbox, but I don't want to take the risk that the person could read my web history or change my password.
Prompting you again for these tasks makes perfect sense.
Of course he should admin Gnome 3 is bad design! He should stop using it on a daily basis, and recommending it to his friends! He should stop refining the presentation and workflow! He should ignore everyone out there who actually likes Gnome 3!
Obviously, since Culture20 and other people on the internet don't like it, it's bad design. *Clearly* he is being dishonest when he says he thinks it is good. We all know deep down inside he hates it too!
Give up this preposterous charade!
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