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Comment: Re:Economy Class Only (Score 1) 133

by whoever57 (#46760061) Attached to: How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

The requirement of 'no business class' for air travel isn't unique to Amazon.

In large companies this may be really "no purchased business class seats", except that the company will buy for senior execs the most expensive economy seats and then get free upgrades for them because of the volume of travel bought by the company.

Comment: Re:Funny (Score 1) 665

by whoever57 (#46747535) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money
Your responses here do not put you in a good light. First you try to deflect -- stating that I should read the FAQ first and after that, you will answer "any questions", then, when challenged, you run for cover behind "consistent message".

You claim to "have had discussions about it", but the minutes don't support this claim.

Comment: Re:Funny (Score 1) 665

by whoever57 (#46744301) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money
Sure. Let me ask my question in another form. From the FAQ:

However, as the program grew, the processes did not keep up.

So, why no discussions at the board meetings about the problems with processes required to "keep up" with the OPW?

The OPW is not part of the Gnome organization's primary mission, so why did the Gnome organization take the lead? Why did the Gnome organization take on the lead role in something that it was not prepared to execute?

Comment: Re:Funny (Score 2) 665

by whoever57 (#46743641) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

She can't spend money without the board approving it.

Do you then feel personally responsible for allowing 25% (or more?) of the budget on activities that are not mentioned in the mission of the foundation and merit zero discussions in the board meetings? I did not read every meeting minutes, I just went back to late 2013, but any item that takes 25% of the budget merits frequent discussions.

Looking at a few of the board's meeting minutes, it looks like the board are asleep at the wheel. No discussion of the impending financial crisis in the last 6 or 7 meetings, just business as normal.

Comment: Re:To be expected (Score 1) 665

by whoever57 (#46741999) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Hold the left alt key and right click on the panel to add elements. This is a GTK3 default that can be changed.

This is utterly stupid, broken design. How should anyone be expected to know this combination of keys? It's a GUI -- I should be able to discover how it works, not have to read the manual. The old way of doing things (right-mouse button) is universally understood to be a way to raise a context-sensitive menu. Why change? The right-mouse-button has not been put to any new use. In a nutshell, you have an example of the reason that many people despise Gnome3.

Comment: Re:To be expected (Score 1) 665

by whoever57 (#46741331) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Gnome Flashback is Gnome 2 with the gtk3 under it

Is it really? I tried an installation of RHEL 7, which uses Gnome Classic. As far as I can tell, the only way this is the same as Gnome 2 is in screenshots. The first thing I tried with Gnome3 in RHEL 7 did not work: right click on the panel to add elements. I right clicked on the panel and nothing happened. FAIL!

Comment: Re:Is it not obvious? They have dirt on him! (Score 3, Insightful) 312

by whoever57 (#46680151) Attached to: Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

If you concerned about you pizza ordering habits being of interest you need professional help. Further more may I remind you that the pizza delivering service has no reason or duty to keep pizza orders confidential.

Well done at both keeping ignorant of current events and misreading my post.

The point is that, if you call a pizza place that is also called by a "terror suspect", you become connected to the suspect and all your communications (not just the pizza orders) are more likely to be monitored.

I notice that you ignored the very important point that we should all be concerned about monitoring of the communications of politicians and their staff.

You should not post as anonymous coward, more like anonymous idiot, or is it anonymous shill (it is not be beyond the realm of the possible that the intelligence community are posting in /. trying to influence opinions).

Comment: Re:Is it not obvious? They have dirt on him! (Score 4, Insightful) 312

by whoever57 (#46679847) Attached to: Why No Executive Order To Stop NSA Metadata Collection?

I don't call people on watch lists, I don't call any known criminals

Ever ordered a pizza over the phone? Then you may have called a number that is associated with terrorists (who also happen to like pizza).

Perhaps you don't care about your phone calls and emails being intercepted. Probably, I don't really care about mine, but I do care about interception of the communications of my elected representatives and their staff, and so should you.

Comment: Re:... really 13 years to update? (Score 1) 341

To be honest, the 2003 version is far less of a piece of shit than earlier ones

Where I work, we have a Server 2012/Exchange 2013 setup. It uses an insane amount of resources for a mailserver that supports about 30 mailboxes. It's not even doing spam filtering (it's behind a spamassassin relay) and we had to turn off the built-in malware scanner, since that would regularly die, causing the incoming mail queue to hang.

+ - UK Government pays Microsoft £5.5M for extended support of Windows XP. ->

Submitted by whoever57
whoever57 (658626) writes "The UK Government has signed a contract worth £5.5M (almost $9M) for extended support and security updates for Windows XP for 12 months after April 8. The deal covers XP, Exchange 2003 and Office 2003 for users in central and local government, schools and the National Health Service. The NHS is in need of this deal because it was estimated last September that 85% of the NHS's 800,000 computers were running XP."
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Comment: Re:gentoo! (Score 1) 639

by whoever57 (#46667361) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

so do you think you'll ever need anything else?

I am at a crossroads right now. When I go to update my system, it wants to install Gnome3, despite my efforts to block this. I need to spend some time working on installing Mate, but that will make my system unusable for quite some time while I do this, since I need to remove Gnome2 before installing Mate (I think).

I have been very pleased with Gentoo. I have systems that were first installed 9 years ago, but are still fully up-to-date, with latest kernels, etc.

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