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Comment: Re:Much, Much Later (Score 5, Interesting) 243

by jimbo (#46623423) Attached to: Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

I've used EncFS and BoxCryptor with Dropbox from day one and 'd do that with any cloud storage solution, no matter what they claim it is irrelevant. It is my data, by choice I'm retaining the responsibility for it's safety/security.

I'll continue to use Dropbox because I never trusted them and made sure I didn't have to.

Comment: Re:America, F*** YEAH (Score 1) 171

by jimbo (#45890609) Attached to: TorrentFreak Blocked By British ISP Sky's Porn Filter

        Sir Humphrey: Minister, Britain has had the same foreign policy objective for at least the last five hundred years: to create a disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Germans and Italians. Divide and rule, you see. Why should we change now, when it's worked so well?
        Hacker: That's all ancient history, surely?
        Sir Humphrey: Yes, and current policy. We 'had' to break the whole thing [the EEC] up, so we had to get inside. We tried to break it up from the outside, but that wouldn't work. Now that we're inside we can make a complete pig's breakfast of the whole thing: set the Germans against the French, the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch. The Foreign Office is terribly pleased; it's just like old times.
        Hacker: But surely we're all committed to the European ideal?
        Sir Humphrey: [chuckles] Really, Minister.
        Hacker: If not, why are we pushing for an increase in the membership?
        Sir Humphrey: Well, for the same reason. It's just like the United Nations, in fact; the more members it has, the more arguments it can stir up, the more futile and impotent it becomes.
        Hacker: What appalling cynicism.
        Sir Humphrey: Yes... We call it diplomacy, Minister.

Comment: Re:Propaganda (Score 1) 496

by jimbo (#44671357) Attached to: Windows 8.1 RTM Trickling Out, With Start Menu and Boot-to-Desktop

Problem is they're constantly redoing everything so it never get the time to mature.

Ten years ago in SuSE I could install my 3rd party TrueType fonts by clicking on the file and follow the KDE font viewers directions. Yesterday on Ubuntu I had to google how and use the command line for installing my extra (no, not the Microsoft) fonts.

I installed Cryptkeeper from the Ubuntu repository but Ubuntu doesn't allow the GUI to show up in the panel (according to a Google search, when it didn't work).

Three times today, while working in Gimp, I got a "Compiz has crashed, wanna send report?" message.

I'm not complaining, I know how to deal with all this. I guess what I'm saying is that the currently "best known" Desktop distribution is just not a mature GUI environment.

If A = B and B = C, then A = C, except where void or prohibited by law. -- Roy Santoro