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Comment: Re:Yay? (Score 1) 192

by silverglade00 (#39066693) Attached to: WindowMaker Development Resumes, Has First Release Since 2006
If I may, I believe mfwitten is talking about keyboard-centric uses, not the environment. For example, sending an email. It is far more efficient to use a real keyboard (keyboard-centric) than it is to use an on-screen keyboard program with a mouse (GUI). Either way, you are still logged into your Gmail through a browser, but the way that you interact with that GUI is different. Ubuntu is mentioned because in Unity it is more efficient to hit the key with the flag on it and start typing the name of the program you want to use than it is to click on the Ubunto logo and scroll through all umptillion things you have installed looking for that same specific app.

Comment: Re:Bravo Zynga, bravo (Score 1) 115

by silverglade00 (#39044423) Attached to: Zynga Sues Brazilian Dev For Copying Its Games
One thing I never understand about "might makes right": it doesn't. You tell me that Earth is a star. I say it isn't. You kick my ass. Poof, the Earth magically turns into a star through the Power of Right. Wait, no it doesn't. So how did this become our way of deciding things in the first place?

Comment: Re:Just goes to show you (Score 2) 112

If they had any brains, they would know that the CEO does not need access to individual customer's credit card numbers and only needs high level reporting data so getting his password off the monitor wouldn't reveal anything that isn't published on the company's press release page.

Comment: Re:Advice (Score 1) 643

by silverglade00 (#38615094) Attached to: What a Black Box Data Dump Looks Like
What I ended up doing is getting a $1 clip made for such problems. Seatbelt no longer goes across my neck. But I think you missed my point. The minor law made to keep me safe was really putting me in greater danger. I am padded enough I could probably survive a moderate collision without the seatbelt. I'm not so sure I would survive the same collision with a strap cutting across my throat.

Comment: Re:Advice (Score 2) 643

by silverglade00 (#38612340) Attached to: What a Black Box Data Dump Looks Like
I'm a pretty big guy (on Slashdot? Shocking!) and in every car I have ever been in, the seatbelt goes right across my neck because of my stomach. I am working on reducing my stomach, but in the meantime I either have to break the law or ride in fear of instant decapitation from the seatbelt in case of a crash. That seatbelt will not protect me at all. It will break my neck or take off my head.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?