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Comment: Enlightenment where is it now? (Score 1) 90

by jbolden (#49159111) Attached to: Xfce 4.12 Released

BTW, what happened to E17? I remember Enlightenment being the darling-child of WMs in the Linux community. Is it nowadays to difficult to configure and/or install?

There is an OS called Tizen, Enlightenment Foundation Libraries are the core of it. Enlightenment still exists is getting better but its been moving away from just a cool window manager to a full on GUI for its OS.

Comment: Re:More of this (Score 1) 166

by jbolden (#49146703) Attached to: Microsoft's Goals For Their New Web Rendering Engine

Well said, excellent comment. Just a correction. CR LF (Windows), LF (Unix) and CR (Macintosh) so there are still 3. Also 0x00 is still used for lots of mainframe data for end of line though that gets a bit more tricky since the underlying concept of file doesn't map as well.

As CRLF was most common on teletypes.

Comment: Re: Hard to believe (Score 1) 166

by jbolden (#49146587) Attached to: Microsoft's Goals For Their New Web Rendering Engine

I don't know that's true. Gecko is open source as well. I'd say Webkit is likely dominant because Google picked it as an alternative to Firefox and Google's programmers plus Apple's programmers worked cooperatively for years. That pairing could have happened on a closed source project under a licensing agreement as per many other projects jointly developed.

The other thing I think that helped Webkit is that Webkit was designed from the ground up to be useful for other applications to build small custom browsers like one sees in many mobile apps.

Comment: Re:Hard to believe (Score 1) 166

by jbolden (#49146521) Attached to: Microsoft's Goals For Their New Web Rendering Engine

Yes I can. That's the sort of stuff they did say 20 years ago. They were advocates of both standards and individual experimentation. So for example they liked Flash being cross platform but wanted Active-X for when developers wanted platform specific features.

10 years ago their goal was to retard progress on the web.

Comment: Re:One thing for sure (Score 1) 531

by jbolden (#49145957) Attached to: Machine Intelligence and Religion

I'm not sure it is such a long time at all. How much does the complexity of computer systems increase every 5 years? How far is something Google's engine from being an autonomous, self improving analysis system far smarter than a human? As for self replicating code is what is self replicating not the AI. The same way that cultures break themselves into individual brains and replicate partial copies of the culture into new brains.

Comment: Re: If you hate Change so much...... (Score 1) 514

by jbolden (#49138973) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

As you decrease unnecessary color those colors that exist become much more visible from far away (i.e. at small sizes). Think about a match sized fire in a completely dark room or a single drop of red paint on a giant white wall. Decreasing distracting information increases the information density you can absorb.

Comment: Re: If you hate Change so much...... (Score 1) 514

by jbolden (#49138943) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

I haven't seen an increase in screen sizes over the last few years. Moreover screen sizes as people migrate to smaller form factors like tablet style laptops are quite likely to go down not up. And you add in things like 2-3 pixels repeated a 5-10x across the screen x 1/2 dozen of these type of wastes and you are in the 100 pixels of waste. That can be something like 15% wasted space.

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