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Comment: Just say "no" (Score 1) 111

by lobotomy (#37186556) Attached to: Fedora 16 Alpha Released
No thanks. Not going to try Fedora 16, ever. I am staying with Fedora 14 for the next few years. Maybe then I'll evaluate the state of desktop interfaces and see if anyone has come to their senses and stopped trying to foist some hipster-designed tablet interface on us. I have work to do with my computer, thank you very much, and that abomination known as Gnome Shell will not allow me to do it.

Comment: Re:More time? (Score 1) 294

by lobotomy (#37132152) Attached to: Interview With GNOME 3 Designer Jon McCann
You need to be modded up to +100. I could not agree more. I plan on running Fedora 14 until long after its expiration date. I refuse to run that tablet interface known as Gnome Shell and I don't see a usable alternative right now.

You will get my Gnome 2 when you pry it from my cold dead hands.

Or something like that.

Comment: Re:GMail HTML version (Score 1) 287

by lobotomy (#35517422) Attached to: Advocacy Group For the Blind Slams Google Apps
Well there's your problem: hidden is not a valid value for the display property. hidden is valid for the visibility property. According to the WebAIM training that I just had, both "display: none" and "visibility: hidden" should hide content from screen readers. I don't know for certain as I have never used one.

Comment: Re:Clean Power (Score 1) 1049

by lobotomy (#35320502) Attached to: Activists Seek Repeal of Ban On Incandescent Bulbs

Also, CFLs will not work with dimmers, nor fit in all enclosures, nor work with all lampshades. They are not a direct replacement for incandescent bulbs. I use CFLs where I can, but still need incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs also have similar problems with the added problem of the light tending to be too directional.

I'm all for a more efficient light bulb to replace the venerable incandescent bulb. CFLs are just not it.
The Internet

The Pirate Bay Sails To a New Home 244

Posted by Soulskill
from the wonder-if-they-considered-arrrrrgentina dept.
the monolith writes "Back in August, the company supplying bandwidth to The Pirate Bay was forced to disconnect them. Quoting TorrentFreak: '"It took just 20 minutes before the Hollywood companies telephoned the new host who took over operation of The Pirate Bay," commented Patrik from the ISP which had been indirectly supplying bandwidth to TPB. Despite initially putting on a brave face and standing strong, Patrik's company continued to feel the heat. It is not a large outfit and doesn't have the resources to fight the entertainment industry and its threats. Last night, Patrik could hold off no longer after receiving mounting threats from the entertainment industries, which culminated in threats of a court summons. Having come this far, there is little doubt that IFPI and the MPAA would litigate if necessary. ... On the heels of several rumors today, Patrik said he could confirm news of the move, saying that he believes The Pirate Bay is now hosted in Ukraine.'"

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