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Comment Re:Great! (Score 1) 83

You know that Kenya and Nigeria are not the same, right?

I spent a couple of years working on 419 style scams. The origin was always, without fail, coastal west African nations. I don't recall even once seeing Kenya crop up. Don't paint all of sub-saharan Africa with the same brush.

Yeah, my bad. If you need an excuse:

I'm an American; I can't be expected to know anything about world geography.

Comment Re:Comment on Korean pilots (Score 2) 213

And I can't believe how many slashdotters are so disconnected from reality that they can't acknowledge that different cultures have inherent strengths, weaknesses, corruptions, and virtues.

What has that got to do with his post? He merely pointed out the folly of believing an A/C post claiming that it's "a comment going around from someone in the know".

Comment Re:Dirty Laundry (Score 2) 266

I believe this move will only further damage the Vatican's reputation.

Anyone who hasn't already kicked them to the curb, after what we know about endemic child molestation and the hierarchy's attempts to cover it up and limit liability, isn't going to be fazed in the least by this.

Comment Re:Gnome 1 rocks (Score 1) 181

I'm on GNOME 2 (Ubuntu 10.x), but I still use Sawfish and Balsa, and I used Galeon until a few years ago when Firefox's plugins finally caught it up (and passed it) in terms of desirable features.

I've upgraded Ubuntu to 12.x LTS on two laptops. One one I installed Mate and got things more or less working like I've had for a decade or more, though I'm not 100% happy with it. On the other the upgrade hosed itself, and I'm going to have to do a complete reinstall. For these reasons I haven't upgraded my main desktop machines at home and work, much as I'd like to get access to Steam.

Comment Re:As someone who uses GNOME 3... (Score 1) 181

Well for one thing what the article is about, the fact that the desktop is extensible with Javascript. We now have something for the GUI that can play a similar roleto shell scripts for the command line.

That was in GNOME 1's default WM, Sawfish.

One reason I dread system upgrades is that every change to GNOME makes it harder to get my old hypercustomized desktop back.

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