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Comment: Re:9.1 (Score 1) 1009

by rmdashrf (#45946539) Attached to: Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

So now instead of using two interfaces to interact with my OS (mouse and keyboard), I'll be using three different interfaces, with the added down side that every time I want to use this third interface, I have to bend forward over my desk, raise my arm and make a smudge on my screen.

I'd rather press CTRL + arrow left/right keys to switch to another virtual desktop where I have my media-player open already (yes, not using windows) while keeping my hands always in the vicinity of my keyboard/mouse and my screen smudge free.

Comment: Re:Boohoo (Score 1) 572

never to be seen there again.

If only. The problem is that the US doesn't do that. The US is toppling democratically elected governments with puppet dictatorships, because the democratically elected government is not biased towards the US enough and would actually like to use their resources to their own countries benefit

The US government fights proxy wars abroad, then leaves the battleground in ruins, abandoning everyone who's still alive after US troops are gone. (Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan)

The US is sticking its nose in other peoples affairs at the detriment of everyone involved except for the US (you even screw over your supposed allies). It's no wonder there are a lot of people pissed of at the US government, and in turn at US citizens who defend their governments actions.

I am very sure that if the US government would treat other nations/people as they would like to be treated themselves, people would be somewhat less pissed off. Instead I see a culture where greed, selfishness and pettiness are the norm.

Comment: Re:CentOS == win 7 of linux (Score 1) 346

by rmdashrf (#45544749) Attached to: The Burning Bridges of Ubuntu

No, RPM is not bad, it's pure EVIL, have you ever gone through the RPM documentation? It's a nightmarish twisty maze of implicit dependencies and inflexible as hell

Just having Yum sitting on top of it obscuring the RPM 'dependency from hell' cycle, doesn't mean that it's ok. If .deb packages leave cruft behind, that means the pre/post install of the particular package needs some work. Nothing to do with the package manager itself.

Using RHEL at the moment, but would drop it in a second if there was a serious contender for Redhat who would do Debian enterprise support.

There is a point of light though, someone is rebuilding RPM from the ground up, which seems to address the issues that plague the current version of RPM

http://rpm5.org/

Comment: Re:It's not about innovation (Score 1) 219

by rmdashrf (#45487127) Attached to: Samsung Ordered To Pay Apple $290M In Patent Case

The design is OBVIOUS.

- proportions

Hey it needs to fit in your hand and you need to be able to manage it with your fingers. The proportions of the device are related to the proportions of the human hand.

- size
Even though hands come in different sizes, there's probably a size that will be both usable for people with small hands and people with bigger hands.

- contour
Rounded edges. Wow. Not having rounded edges are uncomfortable in your pocket. Oblong, well oval or round phones are not comfortable in your pocket either and you'd also like something that doesn't use more space other than to house the required components, of which the size of the touch screen is probably the most important factor.

Most people handed the same components would come up with the same generic design.

Comment: Re:So here we have an example of our crossroads... (Score 1) 239

by rmdashrf (#45478051) Attached to: Software Patent Reform Stalls Thanks To IBM and Microsoft Lobbying

A govenrments only real power is the threat of violence (through incarceration and other means to enforce laws). Having a government that's unable to enforce the laws it makes, would be the equivalency to having anarchy.

And if there's no government to enforce laws, then who would be making those corporations accountable? If you have a practical answer to this question, you'll have solved most of mankind's problems

What you're proposing would result in countries like Nigeria, where there's a puppet regime, strong enough to keep the threat of violence hanging over the population's head, while not strong enough to hold off corporations plundering any and all natural resources your country may possess.

The only practical solution would be to always ensure that private entities like corporations are always weaker than government. If you have a large corporation, the only option to control them is large government. Making sure that corporations are unable to grow beyond a certain size would reduce the need to large government, since it will never be required to grow large a as counterweight to the power that private entities (in this case corporations, but this also goes for other private entities) can exert.

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