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Comment: Re:Make it DARKER dammit. (Score 1) 139

by drinkypoo (#49163301) Attached to: Spock and the Legacy of Star Trek

TNG is very different to TOS. TNG is soporific by comparison, its characters are too sanitized, and its universe is too disinfected.

Yeah, it's fine once you learn to avoid the rape gangs.

Wake up, that's a bunch of bullshit, we just happen to be following the shiniest crew in the fleet. Hell, they intended to make the Ferengi sophont-eaters originally.

Comment: Re:Time for the mega screens (Score 1) 160

by drinkypoo (#49163125) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Whiteboard Substitutes For Distributed Teams?

Here is a relatively economical digitizer($600) that just connects to any tv/projector: http://store.e-beam.com/ebeam-...

Requires a special pen, expensive and easy to misplace, cleaning lady hides it, etc.

Here is a $500 projector that supports a light pen: http://www.mitsubishi-presenta...

It's too bad they give absolutely zero details about the light pen on the page. They just say it exists. Won't even show it to you. I'm guessing this is also shit.

Real multitouch digitizers which attach to a display cost a lot more than the display. You want people to be happy with crappy alternatives. If they were good, they'd already be widely adopted.

Comment: Re:Xfce 5 should be based on Qt. (Score 1) 88

by drinkypoo (#49160125) Attached to: Xfce 4.12 Released

I don't quite see what it has to gain by reinventing the wheel, it's not like pulling in Qt/Gtk drains that many resources by themselves.

I have systems which have a GUI and yet have no Qt/GTK stuff whatsoever. The less code I can have on the system at all, the less chance that some of it will go wrong. But sometimes you really need a gui config tool of some kind for sanity's sake.

Of course, more and more of those are GTK or Qt apps now so I guess it's not really that important.

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