Problem isn't renewable energy, problem is the horribly bad EEG law Rot/Grün was drafting: Industries got excluded from paying renewable energy compensation, still a fixed price must be paid for renewable energy. So everytime the energy price drops at the European Energy Exchange in Leipzig the consumer's energy price rises. Yet another example how socialism fails. See http://www.lvz-online.de/leipzig/wirtschaft/strompreise-an-der-leipziger-boerse-sinken--buerger-zahlen-mehr-fuer-energie/r-wirtschaft-a-173930.html (German) for a good explanation of that fatal mechanism.
sure someone working 12hrs a day is producing two jobs' worth? i'd rather bet on 2/3 worth of a rested, relaxed worker.
maybe even just 1/2 worth of a positively motivated worker.
> Until the economy improves and there are more jobs than applicants this will continue
Ever considered U.S. economy is in deep shit because of its workers being overworked, exhausted, because they learned to keep low profile.
ever considered insufficient loyalty from employers results in insufficient loyalty from employees?
Something is wrong with that claim, since for instance Germany gains 750,000 fulltime jobs from manufacturing cars. It becomes 5 million if you also count associated jobs. In total there are 28 milion fulltime jobs in that 3rd world country.
...or they are just causal users, following advice given in consumer protection TV shows: Just yesterday I zapped into Planetopia yesterday (show in Germany), where they "compared" browsers and came to the conclusion Chrome for speed, Firefox for customization, Explorer for security. Sponsored report, or just a clueless reporter?
could not agree more. unity cleans up the screen, removes the clutter BUTWITHOUT sacrifying features or usability. it just works.
well, one little disagrement about unity 2D vs. 3D - although I hate compiz with passion, the 3D version seems to be more snappy on my notebook. guess it depends on the drivers what incarnation of unity works better.
The WP7 clearly was mocked up. They put the phone on the overhead projector and pretended to do a life demo. I that was a life demo via overhead projector, then tell me: Where was that guy's finger when he tapped the UI?
The Cloud is closed. Even more closed than all IBM's, Microsoft and Apples of this world ever have been. Does Mark realise that he makes his entire Ubuntu project obsolete by trusting The Cloud? We can just stick with the pre-installed Windows or OSX, if all our stuff is in that fucking Cloud. Actually would be more secure than using Googlezillas Spyware...
Felt uncomfortable with the choice between GNOME Shell and Unity for quite some time, until I finally took the time to seriously test-drive the stuff.
Short: Ifell in love with Unity.
Love the clever use of screen space. Especially how the title- and menubar of maximized windows is merged into the top panel - brilliant. The reduced screen clutter from the new scrollers - enjoyable. Although the new scrollbars still need some UX love - they are hard to hit and such, but I am convinced that issues will be solved. Similar like the problem of resizing frameless windows was solved. Love that I still have workspace handling.
The side panel looks dull on screenshots. Guess the Canonical guys shall post animated gifs or something instead. In life it feels much slicker due its nice animations. Maximized windows let slide out of the screen. Did I mention the nice and useful animations?
Summary: You really shall try GNOME Shell and Unity before talking them down. There are good chances you'll fell in love with them. For me Unity fits well, others will love GNOME Shell. Just grunting without having tried them is lame. Seriously lame.
Next dream: Both projects finally would get together and use compatible specs at least.
Awesome protectionism in the former home of capitalism and free trade...
With all the recent development the U.S. should be hornest and finally give itself an honest name.
"People's Republic of America" might be a start.
Brilliant plan for making money!
Create a ridicilous conspiration theory.
Write books about it.
Avoid publishing that theory freely.
Awesome, need a similar idea so that I can retire early!
The guy behind this non-sense obviously is too smart to believe it himself.
Well, Linux users might be multiplicators: Many of them are technology affine and therefore their family and friends might ask them for hardware recommendations. So if the Linux user only uses Intel or ATI (s)he'll hardly recommend nVidia cards to their family and friends, not? So probably nVidia managment needs to go back to business school and learn the maths.
This sounds like an horrible human tragedy.
Title and teaser appear inappropriate to me.
One guy says something, and Slashdot reports sky is falling.
> I've generally tried to keep a low profile online and until recently there's been very little information about me available from the major search engines.
And that's exactly the mistake you made, probably. Instead of keeping low profile you probably should have filled the web with positive information. This would have had two effects:
- people finding your youth mistake could contrast it with more recent contributions
- your positive contributions would have pushed your youth mistake to page 100 or something in search engines