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Comment Remember? (Score 1) 284

>" Do you remember first seeing or installing Windows 95? Do you have any systems still running it? "

I was installing Linux at the time, not MS-Windows. And yes, I still have almost all my systems running it (although not the same version, of course, and certainly not the same distro).

Comment Re:Left, right (Score 1) 240

Poor Microsofty serf... so sorry to offend you. And yes, I have a 75" high-end TV, whatever that matters.

Oh, my mouse is Microsoft, also. They can't make an OS worth a damn, have destroyed innovation for decades, have cost consumers and taxpayers countless billions of wasted dollars, have illegally ruined tons of competitors, but certainly have made some very decent keyboards and mice!

Comment Translation (Score 3, Insightful) 16

>"its embedded server encryption hardware that tests the authenticity of a platform and its operating system before sharing data"

Translation: "Use our proprietary hardware and software and forget about using anything open-source like Linux".

Reminds me a lot of that horrible, crappy "Trusteer" junk that some banks are trying to force on people, especially corporate customers.

Comment Doesn't matter (Score 1) 44

I have had a 360 since it came out and I am pretty picky. But the "flat tire" part doesn't bother me at all. The 360 is a great design with lots of nice features (besides being very rugged, stylish, and affordable).

Please note, the "incredibly short video" is not of any real watch, it is just an animated mockup. So although I don't think it matters much either way, it doesn't prove anything at all.

Comment PSD files are not part of web development (Score 2) 233

>"The industry format for graphic designs is PSD so The Gimp (XCF) is not really an option."

That has to be the stupidest statement I have read in a week. Who cares what the "industry format" is for "graphic design"? That has nothing to do with a web coding school. And GIMP opens PSD files just fine. Did you even TRY this before posting?

There are cases where it is difficult to replace an MS-Windows environment. Web development is certainly not one of them.

Comment Re:"...the same as trespassing." (Score 1) 1197

>"But deadly force should only be used to defend people, not stuff."

What about pets? Seems to me there are more than just two categories. Would you consider them "stuff" or "people"?

I know if I believed someone were seriously threatening bodily harm for one of my cats in my house or on my property, I would view that as no different than a threatening a family member. It is a live entity that I love and cannot be replaced.

Just curious...

Comment non-experts? (Score 1) 112

>"Non-experts are less likely to use password managers: some find them difficult to use, some don't realize how helpful they can be, and others are simply reluctant to (as they see it) "write" passwords down."

Yeah, because only non-experts would worry about a closed-source, unknown, third party having access to all their extremely sensitive passwords, stored on a server outside their control, stored with unknown methodology, connected to the Internet, with who-knows what access to the data.

Yeah, only non-experts should be worried.

Comment Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 216

>"you will be able to do the same from your wayland desktop, just like you can do it from your OSX desktop or your Windows desktop. Just install an X server app and away you go."

We have heard that before. And I will believe it when I see it actually working, and working correctly in the real world, and with network performance at least as good as X, and working with *all* Xclients.

Tell me, how would one manage thin client machines that run ONLY an Xserver and use XDMCP? And also when that user has Xclients launching from other non-login hosts too? And sometimes even local Xclients. We do ALL that in our environment.

Comment Re:What's the point? (Score 2) 216

>"The GNOME idiots have been making it a point to break compatibility and remove "old" (aka "working", "currently used") features. You are delusional if you think they will continue supporting X once they declare the Wayland version to be "standard"."

BINGO!!!! +1000

And then other projects will marginalize their X ports too, perhaps LibreOffice, perhaps Firefox, who knows. But at some point there will be no way to continue to really run a full-blown X11 workstation, and that *SUCKS*. Because rest assured, there are some severe issues and limitations with Wayland. Of course they are going to dismiss those as "old stuff nobody cares about anymore". Or point to some unstable demo code that nobody cares about. Or some ridiculously complex work-around that is flaky at best.

I am certainly not opposed to Wayland in CONCEPT. The problem is that it won't be adding something new we can choose, it will be something that destroys X11 and negates any possibility of improving X to something like X12.

Comment Re:What's the point? (Score 2) 216

>This statement is fundamentally crap. Every day I run multiple kde 4 applications on multiple systems back to a single desktop with ssh. The applications are not degraded and I don't have to disable any X11 features to do it.

If I had mod points, I would mod you up AND the parent of your reply down.

We use remote X even when it is not remote- thin clients. X11 works great both locally and remotely. I do wish that there was an X12 effort rather than the attempt to throw X completely away... which I am quite certain this is where it is headed with Wayland. And I absolutely know this is going to be a nightmare for me when projects stop supporting X11 for reasons that most people are not expecting or covering.

Comment universal precautions (Score 2) 191

>"95% of doctors believe patients are put at risk when doctors work while sick. Despite that, 83% of respondents said they had "come to work with symptoms"

If they are following universal precautions, it won't matter if they are sick or not... (yes, I work in healthcare). If they don't know this, they are not doing the right things.

Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. -- F. Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"