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Comment Re:Finally, we've arrived! (Score 1) 569

Why would someone who is smart be a member of a trade union?

I don't know, maybe because they are literate enough to be able to read a history book, and intellectually curious enough to actually do so?

Of course, if your measure of smart is parroting propaganda, I can understand why you can't recognise actual intelligence. Dunning-Kruger is like that.

Comment Re:GNOME it's getting really good (Score 1) 170

I went the other way, but purely for reasons of taste: I hate the new window style that replaces the menu with a tiny button and builds it right into the window itself along with the window operation buttons.

It's a purely aesthetic decision. I realise some people like it, I just prefer my decade-old sawfish setup to do the window management for me, and until about 3.10 or so that worked fine in combination with Gnome. Now it just looks ugly.

Comment Re:It's not about "Uber" (Score 1) 233

The way to solve the problem isn't trying to restrict Uber's operations with new laws and court battles, it's dispensing with the Taxi License fees to make it an open market.

Of course, the other solution is to stop the race to the bottom, and tell Uber that if they want to compete as a taxi service, they shall damn well play by the same rules as existing taxi services.

Comment Re:What if he tried to board an airplane? (Score 1) 662

Until McVeigh, white guys with trucks full of fertilizer in the middle of a city didn't set off alarm bells;

...in the USA.

In case you hadn't noticed, terrorism is not an Arab invention, and the rest of the world has had to deal with terrorists of various descents, including lily-white ones sponsored by the US.

Comment Re:Another Linux User's Perspective (Score 1, Troll) 321

Really, this playbook is getting old: "I used Linux since Slackware, but I installed the latest Windows, and it is the best thing since sliced bread!".

Go back to your fucking PR manager and tell them you are becoming too transparent to succesfully astroturf. Or better, fuck off back to Redmond and don't come back.

Comment Like a game review (Score 1) 321

It is obvious that the reviewer is a Microsoft fanboy of the sort that used to protest here on Slashdot that they had been running Slackware ever since it came out, because otherwise I can't understand why I must calibrate his review as if it were a game review done by a game magazine that's carrying lots of publisher advertising. You know, the ones where a 75% score means: "This is actually crap, but if we print it we lose advertisers".

Let's see:

  • The Start menu still sucks
  • The privacy policy is horrible
  • The Virtual workspaces have trouble with multiple monitors
  • The store is a mess
  • The UI is still not up to high resolution displays

And this counts as a competent upgrade? Who the fuck does he think he's kidding?

We can found no scientific discipline, nor a healthy profession on the technical mistakes of the Department of Defense and IBM. -- Edsger Dijkstra