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Comment Re:Reason? GNOME3 (Score 1) 535

I'm in the same boat. I've been using Gnome3 full time for about a year now as well and I'm very happy with it. Want to open something? Press the Win key, type a name, press enter. Viola - I now have (Insert application here) looking at me. Alt-Tab and Alt-~ are mainstays. Switching between virtual desktops is just a Ctrl-Alt-Up or Ctrl-Alt-Down away. I understand the complaints about the lack of customizabilty, as it's sorely lacking; the few extensions I've used have tended to be somewhat buggy as well.But if you're a keyboard user you should feel right at home with Gnome3.
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Submission + - Ridley Scott Loves Hugh Howey's Wool (deadline.com)

Sasayaki writes: "Hugh Howey's Wool, the self-published sci-fi story that's made him the best selling Indie sci-fi author of 2012 and currently the best selling sci-fi author on Amazon.com, has found its way into the hands of Ridley Scott (director of Alien, Prometheus and others)... who loved it. Rumour is the Hollywool movie will be coming to cinemas in 2013 or 2014. With Fifty Shades of Grey and now Wool getting the attention of Hollywood, it's clear the self-publishing revolution is here to stay."

Submission + - Researchers generate electricity from viruses (phys.org)

toomuchtogrok writes: Imagine charging your phone as you walk, thanks to a paper-thin generator embedded in the sole of your shoe. This futuristic scenario is now a little closer to reality. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to generate power using harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity. The scientists tested their approach by creating a generator that produces enough current to operate a small liquid-crystal display. It works by tapping a finger on a postage stamp-sized electrode coated with specially engineered viruses. The viruses convert the force of the tap into an electric charge.

Comment Re:Track ride (Score 1) 313

Track rides can be amazing, however. One of my favorite games (well, series) of all time is the Longest Journey / Dreamfall. It's completely on rails, but the stories are amazing it feels more like watching an interactive movie than playing a game.

In comparison, I don't think the game would have felt so tightly engaging if it was presented with the same level of freedom you have in games like GTA and Skyrim.

Comment Re:LALALALALA (Score 2) 165

The hate isn't completely unfounded. I really enjoy the look of 4.x, but every single version I've tried (4.1-4.7) has had stability problems. On three different machines, all of which have didn't have nearly as many issues with KDE 3.x, Gnome 2.x/3.x, XFCE, etc.

I'll gladly make it my preferred DE once it's safe to use on a primary machine, but until then, I'll stick with the feature-lacking Gnome 3.x.
Crime

Mexican Cartel Beheads Another Blogger 536

sanzibar writes "The Zetas killed and beheaded an Internet blogger Wednesday in Nuevo Laredo, the fourth slaying in the city involving people associated with social media sites since early September. '"This happened to me for not understanding that I shouldn't report on the social networks," advised a note left before dawn with the man's body at a key intersection in the city's wealthier neighborhood. The victim, identified on social networking sites only by his nickname — Rascatripas or Belly Scratcher — reportedly helped moderate a site called En Vivo that posted news of shootouts and other activities of the Zetas, the narcotics and extortion gang that all but controls the city.'"

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