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Comment: Re:Obsessed with keeping government out of busines (Score 1) 289

by mister_playboy (#49721669) Attached to: North Carolina Still Wants To Block Municipal Broadband

USPS has given all sorts of indication it cannot get along with UPS/FedEx.

UPS and FexEx drop off truckloads of packages at local post offices for final delivery by USPS every single day. The terms used for this service are SurePost and SmartPost, respectively.

Comment: Re:Why Gnome? (Score 1) 49

by mister_playboy (#49244059) Attached to: The Role of a Nonprofit In Open Source Development

Agreed... the best Linux desktop experience is at Xfce.

As long as you have no need for tear-free video playback, anyway.

Don't get me wrong, I've got XFCE on one my own machines. But still having this sort of show-stopper issue in 2015, on open source Intel graphics no less, is embarrassing to Linux.

Comment: Re:And still (Score 5, Interesting) 196

by mister_playboy (#49156497) Attached to: One Astronomer's Quest To Reinstate Pluto As a Planet

Really, the only categorization issue that I'm adamant about is that Pluto-Charon is called a binary. The Pluto-Charon barycentre is not inside Pluto, therefore Charon is not rotating around Pluto, the two are corotating around a common point of space between them. That's a binary.

The barycenter of the Sun-Jupiter system lies at 1.068 solar radii, outside the Sun. Do you think they should be called a binary?

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton