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Comment: Re:Moan moan moan (Score 1) 160 160

You know. What you say would actually make sense in a world where Firefox market share remains steady. But in the real word it doesn't, Firefox market share is taking a very hard hit, so it means that no, Firefox it's not the least bad browser, Firefox is actually an worst browser for many people that stopped using it in the past months/couple of years. Myself included.

Comment: Re:Oh boy! (Score 1) 160 160

Well, I don't notice and abnormal utilisation of resources with Amazon in Chrome or Safari (OSX). But it's true that I never actively checked for it, I'm just satisfied that it works properly on the usability side in those browsers.

But Amazon it's not the only page giving problems with Firefox for me. The browser would sometimes just crash or halt with certain pages. Mostly disparate pages, but there was another page that gave a lot's of problems with Firefox as well, the GitHub pages of Atom editor packages would very ofter halt the browser and crash it. It's not a page as widely used as Amazon but it's still a page that must have ten of thousands of views a day.

Right now I'm happy with Chrome. What I missed most was tab management from Firefox (an area where Firefox excels), but since I've found the spaces extension for Chrome, I don't miss it that much. All the rest seems a bit snappier and a bit better put together in Chrome.

Comment: Re:Oh boy! (Score 5, Interesting) 160 160

This was exactly the reason that gave the final push to ditch Firefox for me as well. Seriously, how can a page that's seen by millions of people everyday - Amazon - bring Firefox to a crawl and the devs instead of fixing the problem keep adding video chat to the bloated thing? It's just insane.

Comment: Instead of building thin bendable phones... (Score 2, Insightful) 151 151

Perhaps Apple could build usable phones that actually last a full day on their battery instead of competing for the biggest buzzword of the moment and be able to say: "Look, this is the thinnest phone on the market". It bends easily, it breaks easily, it's got an awful battery, but ei, they can state it's the thinnest phone on the market.

Comment: Re:F***sck Uber and others (Score 1) 177 177

You just explained exactly why the users prefer Uber.

Sure, like you said, there are nice taxis therein Poland regulated by the government. And then there are all the other scammers around.

Now, me as a tourist, I land at Krakow airport and I have no clue which is which and I may as well end up in a shitty dirty unregulated cab paying 5x the fare I was suposed to pay and I basically have no way to even complain about it. Or, I can just connect to the airport WiFi, call a Uber driver and be sure to arrive at my destination in an accountable transport that charges me the minimum fare possible for that trip.

Guess which one the users choose.

Comment: At ESO with the leading scientist behing Roseta (Score 2) 419 419

Funny enough, just today I was watching a presentation in ESO with one of the leading scientists in this project. And it's a bit more complicated than I thought.

Unlike NASA, ESA never applied this technology, so they can't just use it in space probes. They would have to get in a partnership with NASA or to allow some years for the engineering teams working with them to find out how to use the technology correctly (we are talking about systems with very limiting energy and weight requirements here).

Then, even if they know how to apply it correctly, the probe would be launched using an Ariane taking off from French Guiana and, by French law, any nuclear device transiting in French territory would need to have an express signed order by the French president, allowing it.

I totally agree this is a baseless fear, but now, we are so deep into it that even if we wanted to use a nuclear power source, we would need to do it with great effort.

Comment: Mozzila strategy in a nutshel (Score 1) 351 351

Keep adding some features coming from some pet projects of the most vocal developers that a great part of the user base doesn't care... while products that gets bloated, slower and buggy at every interaction. Somehow this doesn't seem like a good business strategy.

Personal experience: Changed to Chrome about 3 months ago... since I learned to live with the definitively less advanced tab management, everything has been better. Much faster and less buggy.

Comment: Nice... even smaller batteries. (Score 3, Insightful) 147 147

We must find space to get an even thinner iPhone, perhaps we can ship one without a battery next time. We already use the iPhone plugged to the wall most of the time anyway and I'm quite sure the marketing geniuses at Apple will find a way to advertise that as a "feature".

Comment: Re:They're bums, why keep them around (Score 1) 743 743

This is an extremely simplistic view of the problem. Somehow you just choose to disregard the very small fact that Greece economic problem started with a world wide crisis when the Greek government had to bail out (under imposition mainly from Germany) the Greek banks.

Comment: Another nail in the coffin (Score 1) 531 531

Like if people needed yet another reason to ditch Firefox for Chrome. Only thing that kept in in Firefox these last 2 years was tab management (which true is much better in Firefox), but all the rest was so far behind Chrome (speed and the current crashes and halts in some pages... Amazon for instance which is widely reported) that I took the plunge and learned to live with without the tab management system.

Comment: Re:I like how this got marked troll (Score 1) 347 347

I'm just an end user "with no deep technical knowledge" compared to an admin, and you are just an admin "with no deep technical knowledge" compared to many distro maintainers. You may know better than me, but they surely know better than you and they choose to use systemd.

Comment: Re:I like how this got marked troll (Score 1) 347 347

Those of us with decades of experience in systems programming and systems administration will tell you, systemd is pure bloated badly engineered rubbish.

Those of us that have to stand the IT department will tell you that you practically always think that you know way more than you actually do and that we also know that your arrogance needs quite a bit of taming. Surely any reasonable persons agrees that someone that is ahead of a distro or a kernel programmer knows way more about how the various components of a linux distribution fit togheter than than some guy from the IT department that lives to make user's lives miserable.

Comment: Re:I like how this got marked troll (Score 1) 347 347

Ubuntu, RedHat, Debian, CentOS

Not really, like stated, it's Ubuntu, RedHat, Debian, CentOS, etc, etc, Linus Torvald and a lot of people the contribute a lot to the Linux community that don't see any problem in using systemd... versus a bunch of vocal people that keep complaining about systemd but that don't do much/nothing for the Linux community.

Comment: Re:I like how this got marked troll (Score 1) 347 347

We love Unixlikes which are actually "like Unix" ("The Unix Way", blah blah blah) not solely for aesthetic reasons, but for specific technical reasons which systemd compromises.

Then, why don't you create your own distro free of systemd? Nobody is forcing you to use it, and way smarted people than you, that actually create the most used distros, as well as the all mighty keeper of the Linux kernel, don't see a problem with systemd.

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