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Comment: Split the difference (Score 1) 277

by juancnuno (#49205893) Attached to: Daylight Saving Time Change On Sunday For N. America

The majority of people feel that DST is a bad idea and want it to stop. If that was done, the main question would then probably be whether to go to Standard time year-round, or "summer" time year-round (more).

Yes, I think it's a bad idea and want it to stop. I personally don't care which time we stick with, but to answer the question, why not split the difference? Spring forward a half hour and then leave the damn clocks alone.

Comment: Re:Cataloging write-only archives (Score 1) 259

by juancnuno (#48596877) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

Many of them are crap. Another chunk are essentially duplicates where I have taken 20 photos to capture a moment.

Why keep the crap? Why keep the duplicates? When I organize pictures from a trip or whatever into an album my tools are a file manager, an image viewer, and a couple of really simple Java programs I wrote to rename files in bulk. As part of the process I delete the crap and the duplicates. I pick the one out of twenty pictures that best captures the moment and delete the rest.

Comment: Re:Proprietary fonts (Score 1) 108

by juancnuno (#47255605) Attached to: Unicode 7.0 Released, Supporting 23 New Scripts

I agree that it's a problem but I don't think it's Unicode's. I don't think the consortium has set out to do anything but encode characters (and I think they're doing a good job). I imagine that coming up with a font for all those characters would be another massive undertaking.

And as much as I champion free software I would have no problem with a company stepping in and filling that need by selling such a font.

Comment: Re:Or foregoing kids altogether (Score 1) 342

by juancnuno (#46807847) Attached to: Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

People may consider it selfish of us, but I'm not sure I want to bring any more human beings into this already over crowded world.

I'm wondering why anyone would consider you not wanting kids selfish. I've decided a long time ago that I would never want to father more than a single kid precisely because of overpopulation.

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