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Comment: Re:Can the writings be read? (Score 1) 431

by jez9999 (#46743323) Attached to: Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

The 'purists' who spend their time harping on The True Rules, or replying purely to note that somebody has used 'there' instead of 'their' or the reverse, are an utter waste of time.

Yep, because spending a few minutes learning some basic grammar rules is too damn difficult.

Seriously, in what other domain is ignorance of a subject celebrated as much as with a language's grammar? Can you name even one?

Comment: Re:Nothing will happen (Score 0) 428

by jez9999 (#46743027) Attached to: UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

For example, on the economic situation, this guy was made the US's top accountant for over a decade, and appointed to posts by both R and D presidents and yet he makes videos that can barely garner 2k views about the situation (since September): []

I'd have voted it up if they hadn't disabled comments.

Comment: Re:The department gives the hint. (Score 3, Interesting) 451

by jez9999 (#46717207) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

XFCE may look superficially like XP but actually has all sorts of differences that make it irritating as hell to use. Just off the top of my head:

- No decent file explorer. Thunar is abysmal compared to XP's.
- Window borders too small, like 1px. Resizing windows is a pain.
- Window maximize behaviour is annoying, because you can still drag the window out of fullscreen after it's been maximized, yet dragging it to the top of the screen doesn't automatically fullscreen the window again.
- The 2 clipboards, one of which is a "mouse buffer", is so unintuative I would classify it as a bug. Linux desperately needs a unified clipboard.
- The start menu (yeah Win8 did away with it but it's bringing it back) is a nightmare. On Windows, its contents can be organized by easily drag/dropping, and generally the programs listing reflects somewhere on the file system. On Linux, no drag/drop, .desktop files all over the place to edit if you want to modify stuff, and the menu editor is broken (like "move up" and "move down" don't work)

Cinnamon or KDE might be better.

Comment: Re:The writers were ineffectual (Score 1) 639

Actually, I think the low point was the final episode. The idea of the Borg, a massive hive mind responsible for the destruction of hundreds of civilizations, being defeated by one fucking human woman by infecting them with some virus? What complete and utter BS. Nobody in any of the other civilizations had that idea?

Comment: Re:Obama evolved his position, why couldn't Eich? (Score 5, Insightful) 1109

by jez9999 (#46697647) Attached to: Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

I highly doubt Obama evolved his actual attitude on gay marriage. As with most things, we'll never know what Obama really thinks about it. What he evolved was, as you said, his position on it after seeing the way the political wind was blowing. Eich was merely more honest and stuck to his guns instead of pretending he now believed the popular thing.

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. -- Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical Essays", 1928