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Comment Re: Sure you can. (Score 2, Insightful) 216 216

Linux won't EVER be a mainstream desktop OS because it doesn't run most of the software people need.

You think "most people" need CAD, Adobe apps, MS Office, financial software, medical software or supply chain software?

Most people need a web browser.

Comment Re:It's coming. Watch for it.. (Score 4, Insightful) 144 144

A huge percentage are frickin' snowflakes demand to be given the same rights and berth as automobiles

Can you imagine someone demanding the same rights as an automobile?

Everyone knows automobiles were endowed by the Creator with inalienable rights to have everyone get out of the fucking way.

Comment PRESS RELEASE ALERT! (Score 1) 215 215

Most of us are looking forward to the advent of autonomous vehicles.

Are you shitting me? Most of us were looking forward to the advent of flying cars, too.

Earlier this week...
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/ru...

And who do they think is going to be purchasing all these "autonomous vehicles" and with all the twenty-somethings and millennials moving back home with their parents, how do they think they're going to afford them?

Look, I don't mind advertisements on Slashdot, but goddamn, please stop with the press releases from "anonymous" parties.

Comment Re:Dubious assumptions are dubious (Score 1) 293 293

I don't think it's unreasonable to expect cyclists to have adequate lighting on their bikes at night. It's very rare that an entire journey would have street lighting at any time of night.

Then again, I live in a village with green fields on all sides. It gets lovely and mostly dark around here.

Comment Re:Crooks are afraid of the dark, too (Score 1) 293 293

your neighbour has reasonable grounds for installing suitable lighting of their own for security, safety and access purpose

None of which justifies their light illuminating your property, and particularly your windows.

It's not a major issue for me and I already have nice thick lined curtains, but the council are obliged to act on your behalf if light pollution is causing you an issue.

You can also choose not to ask them.

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