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Comment: Re:Slashdot Hate Machine (Score 1) 52

by jones_supa (#47958203) Attached to: New "Crescent Bay" VR Headset Revealed and Demo'd At Oculus Connect

I want the old Slashdot back. It was very informative, genuinely funny at times (dont tell me a shark-laser joke is genuinely worth the now-guaranteed +5 Funny), and was the only place on the 'net that I could find and share in that level of expertise and genuine interest and excitement in Science and Technology. The last few years have been a sad and disturbing decline in the quality of commenters in Slashdot.

I challenge you to show me an old Slashdot article and its discussion that represents what you mean with "good old times". They are all archived. I have occasionally read them again. There is about the same amount of trash-talk and sophisticated comments as we have here today. The only clear difference is that back then there was a lot more mod points in circulation.

+ - Fisker Karma coming back!->

Submitted by sumit sinha
sumit sinha (3836609) writes "Delhi: Karma would be reintroduced within a year, says the Wanxiang Group, which bought Fisker Automotive earlier this year. According to a recent report, the Chinese owner is accelerating the relaunch of Fisker's Karma hybrid luxury car, and will be built with the defunct model’s specs as the basis."
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Comment: Keeping it discreet (Score 4, Funny) 80

by jones_supa (#47955429) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Alternate Software For Use On Smartboards?

Except the software that comes bundled with this particular brand of smartboard is ridiculously clunky. Without naming this particular piece of software, and highlighting its shortfalls

I have a particular plan which involves some unnamed hardware and software. I won't go into details, but let's just say that everything of it is implemented through some specific steps. It allows the users to leverage various possibilities. Maybe this could be the solution?

Comment: Re:Some criticism (Score 2) 155

by jones_supa (#47953253) Attached to: KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

Yep. Some other classic ones:

- "Your distro is configured wrong for KDE."
- "Everyone knows how broken KDE is. That's why I switched to Linux Mint and haven't looked back."
- "I have never had that kind of problems and I have used Linux on desktop since 1997."
- "How much does Microsoft pay you to write that?"

Comment: Re:can we have ONE non-dumbed down GUI please? (Score 3, Informative) 155

by jones_supa (#47953229) Attached to: KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

XFCE hasn't been ultralight in a few years now. It is no longer recommended for netbooks and other underpowered systems.

Meanwhile, full Windows 7 and 8 runs smoothly on those same underpowered systems with all animations and compositing enabled, all the way down to Atom N270 systems.

Everyone can try this themselves if they do not believe it.

Comment: Re:I've never shorted a stock (Score 1, Informative) 97

by jones_supa (#47952989) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

Windows 8/8.1 and Server 2012 aren't bad operating systems. They are just hobbled with hideous user interfaces.

There's also some new vomit-inducing screenshots of the Start Menu colors of Windows 9. It's still nice that the menu is coming back, but they seem to be going full-kindergarten in terms of appearance.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.