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Comment: Re:Bad idea. (Score 1) 101

by marcello_dl (#47953163) Attached to: Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

The IT market is based on incompatibility so fragmentation helps. Google, unofficially, can't care less, they are winning against apple, they basically have the mobile equivalent of windows plus crippleware.
Luckily the free software movement helps against this abomination, but the battle will be everlasting.

Comment: Re:Trustworthy Computing was a sham (Score 1) 98

by marcello_dl (#47952535) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

If Microsoft, or anybody else, cared for the UX, we wouldn't have to relearn how to do the same old things every time a new edition of their systems is released.

When you read user experience, think about user lock-in through interfaces. Everything coming from MS Apple Canonical Gnome et al. will be understandable.

Comment: Re:well said! (Score 4, Insightful) 379

by marcello_dl (#47930055) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

It's also a matter of perspective. Systemd runs on the kernel not the other way round. So we have Linus upstream, watching the lovely daisies and the froglets jumping around, then Lennart & C pissing in the stream, then a bunch of devs/sysadmins thinking "WTH Lennart", then, downstream, the unsuspecting masses.

Comment: Re:illogical captain (Score 1) 917

by marcello_dl (#47901955) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

Sorry but you must take the transcendent into account, like you have to take the result of a division by zero into account, if only to say it is something that does not belong to the set of numbers. Unfortunately current atheism is about attributing qualities to the transcendent like all religions do and then pretending they are more rational than them. And nobody bats an eye, and calls sheep the churchgoers, LOL!
The simple choice of not believing is sufficient, without attempting proofs that fail the first time they attribute something to the transcendent (out of scope error, nothing of this universe is necessarily defined outside of it, not even the most basic principles, without introducing assumptions, which means you build a new religion).

Comment: Re:Is it just me... (Score 4, Funny) 213

by marcello_dl (#47893883) Attached to: Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

Besides, that guy doesn't know ANYTHING.

Mining asteroids!

You see, when you hit an asteroid it fragments in many little ones that begin spreading around, so you have to hit all of them too and escape from them at the same time, and every now and then an alien ship comes around and start shooting creating even more chaos.


Comment: Re:Apple? (Score 1) 421

by marcello_dl (#47891425) Attached to: Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

> The reason you don't see more available from the likes of HP, Dell, Acer, and others is because it creates a support nightmare.

I don't doubt your word but I can't understand. If I sell you a tire I am not liable if the gearbox breaks down. If I sell you a laptop with no OS I should bundle a diagnostic cd rom and if the hardware passes the test I should have no obligation supporting whatever stuff you installed on it, it is not my problem.

In fact I'd be happy buying a pc like that, all my support questions have been like "The restore dvd is ruined or somehow failed, I have the original OS serial number and want to reinstall, wat do?" and the answer, *crickets*.

I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. - Joe Mullally, computer salesman