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Comment: The purpose of having all these guns (Score 1) 1591

by niminimi (#42623333) Attached to: New York Passes Landmark Gun Law
Isn't the purpose of having so much guns in the US that you can topple the goverment in case of tyranny? If that's the case, shouldn't you have all kinds of weapons, like land mines, machine guns, anti-tank, anti-aircraft, EMP ... Because if the revolution was today, the British sure would have all those kind of things.

Comment: Motif and CDE (Score 1) 197

by niminimi (#42069165) Attached to: GNOME 3 To Support a "Classic" Mode, of Sorts
Motif and CDE have been released as free software.

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/08/06/1335258/cde-open-sourced

Just put a cairo/compiz backend on that stuff, and wow. The Xt Intrinsics and Motif are well-designed software, hailing from 80's MIT culture, influenced by Lisp. All configurable by XResources, including keybindings.

install libmotif-dev
man VirtualBindings

This software is superior in design.

Comment: Re:Imagination is dead (Score 1) 184

by niminimi (#37384416) Attached to: <em>Syndicate</em> Reboot Coming Next Year
It's all in Oswald Spengler's Decline of The West. Towards the end, a civilization loses its creative powers and ends up repeating its old patterns. Only money and power mean anything in the end. Then the culture collapses and becomes spare parts and nourishment for new, more virile ones.

Then again, what new can there be, from a cosmic point of view. What is creativity, apart from the mind unfolding itself.

"The pyramid is opening!" "Which one?" "The one with the ever-widening hole in it!" -- The Firesign Theatre

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