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Comment Re:anti aliasing? (Score 1) 259

Hinting is totally separate from aliasing. I run kde / gnome / xfce with anti-aliasing off, but full hinting. Last time I checked (within past 6 months) there was no option to turn off the eye-seering anti-aliasing. The fact that the head developer doesn't see the need to provide this feature (because they do it right!) tells me everything I need to know about the state of this project.

Comment Re:Bias is sad (Score 1) 1226

That is the first the sane comment I've read on this topic in a very long time... And I happen to agree 100%. If you think about it, logic dictates that there must be a creator / supreme being. 0 + 0 = 0. Permanently. This does not change over billions of years. So if you originally have nothing, how do you get to the initial "something" / material / energy etc for the whole big bang? The answer is that you can't, and this is a mathematical fact.

Comment Re:Slow news day? (Score 1) 311

It's not about "wasting time writing a rant", it's about encouraging discussion, getting the problem recognized by a bunch of different people, and fixing problems across a bunch of distros, one of which is opensuse. And yes, not all programmers are equal; his time is more valuable than many other's, maybe even yours; get over it.

Comment Re:Neat (Score 3, Insightful) 120

Wayland won't feature remote windowing. The best we can hope for is a pixel-scraper which dumps compressed bitmaps over the network.

You people need to get over your whole "x11 can run over the network" thing... I don't care what the theory is, nothing beats RDP (windows remote desktop) for running applications. I've used them all: rdp, vnc, ssh -X, nx... nothing comes close to rdp, and if you guys took of the "windows sucks" blinders you would admit that too. Whatever advantages Xorg might have, running appliations remotely is absolutely NOT one of them.

Comment Re:Flash (Score 1) 40

Yeah I gotta agree... at a certain point you'd think he'd stop and consider what he is doing and if everybody else on linux has to do the same thing (use IE in Virtual Box). I hate flash as much as the next nerd, but it has been "working" on linux for years now in pretty much the same state as it does on windows.

Comment Re:How about a server? (Score 1) 394

Anything in your home does not need ECC, server or desktop or laptop etc. It's a huge increase in cost with no benefit to you. Much better off spending the extra money on faster harddrives. I would recommend a recent quad core AMD chip, AMD's high-end chips are not as capable as Intel's, but dollar for dollar you get more performance out of AMD.

Comment Re:If only Americans had heard of parks. (Score 0) 514

Here is a typical non-american talking strongly about something he knows very little about. The nearest park from my house is 15 minute car-drive away. Some of us live in rural areas, and yes, we like lawn. OP was not complaining about the negative aspects, simply stating that there is a more efficient way of solving a common "problem". In short, please keep your un-informed opinions to yourself; thanks...

Comment Re:Call BS on secure (Score 1) 163

Right, it does all that and then sends everything through Canada BES servers.

As a Canadian I find this statement hilarious... "Oh no, the horror!" Like what exactly (in the small chance that this is true for large corporations who have their own BES) is the danger here? King Harper is going to read your emails and .... do what ... ? You should be far more worried about your own government reading your stuff.

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