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Comment Just get used to Gnome 3 (Score 1) 357

The people in this thread need to step back and evaluate their priorities. It's a *window manager*. It allows you to move windows around so that you can do what you're supposed to do with a computer, which is *use applications*.

From experience, Gnome 3 does an extremely effective job of allowing you to manage windows, while getting out of you way so you can actually get things done. What's more, it has an easy-to-use interface for opening applications and configuring system settings, and it's visually elegant.

Gnome 3 is intended to be better than Gnome 2, and it is; you just have to give it a chance. Stop being so self-righteously petty.

Comment Awesome for the environment (Score 1) 619

Meat is too environmentally inefficient. The human race cannot carry on its current levels of meat consumption for much longer, and it's good to see researchers pushing towards another alternative for meat eaters. Personally, I don't mind soy burgers (they're really pretty good; very healthy too), but I understand where people who prefer actual meat are coming from.

Comment Awww... (Score 1) 172

"PowerON has determined that your product has a zero-dollar fair market value." What? My old PC with a sleek 450 MHz Pentium II processor, a giant 10 GB hard disk, a whopping 128 MB of RAM, and a powerful 3D Rage Pro Turbo graphics card isn't worth any thing?

Comment Could hardly read; also, see Joel Spolsky's piece (Score 1) 688

Please, use commas when you write; the summary was extremely difficult to read. Also, Joel Spolsky has a great blog entry on Microsoft's tendency to vacillate between different frameworks (the article, though a decade old, is still relevant):

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